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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern North Carolina**

Tobacco Use

Do you now smoke cigarettes everyday, some days, or not at all?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Everyday Some days Not at all
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 7,667 2,183 33.9 32.2-35.6 695 11.9 10.6-13.3 4,789 54.3 52.5-56.0
-Eastern NC 2,617 747 32.4 29.7-35.1 253 14.4 11.8-17.3 1,617 53.3 50.4-56.2
GENDER
Male 1,177 295 30.0 26.2-34.1 113 15.7 11.8-20.6 769 54.2 49.8-58.6
Female 1,440 452 35.2 31.8-38.8 140 12.7 10.1-15.9 848 52.1 48.5-55.7
RACE
White 1,888 540 32.9 29.8-36.1 131 9.7 7.4-12.7 1,217 57.4 54.0-60.6
African American 501 137 31.6 25.6-38.3 83 24.1 16.9-33.1 281 44.3 37.7-51.1
Other Minorities 214 64 29.9 21.9-39.4 39 26.1 18.0-36.4 111 44.0 34.1-54.3
HISPANIC
Hispanic 72 19 24.1 14.0-38.2 14 31.6 18.7-48.2 39 44.2 29.3-60.3
Non-Hispanic 2,533 724 32.8 30.1-35.6 239 13.5 11.0-16.5 1,570 53.7 50.7-56.6
AGE
18-24 61 27 42.0 28.0-57.5 21 43.0 28.0-59.4 13 14.9 7.8-26.7
25-34 229 91 38.1 31.0-45.8 36 18.7 13.0-26.2 102 43.2 35.7-51.0
35-44 341 150 44.0 37.4-50.9 42 12.7 8.9-17.9 149 43.3 36.5-50.3
45-54 536 203 38.6 33.5-43.8 64 11.5 8.7-15.2 269 49.9 44.6-55.1
55-64 612 157 24.3 20.5-28.6 59 9.4 6.9-12.8 396 66.3 61.6-70.6
65-74 502 88 15.2 12.0-19.1 17 2.7 1.6- 4.5 397 82.1 78.1-85.5
75+ 320 25 8.0 4.9-12.9 12 3.5 1.9- 6.5 283 88.5 83.3-92.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 439 147 42.9 35.7-50.3 43 10.7 7.1-15.7 249 46.5 39.4-53.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 867 287 35.9 31.2-40.9 99 19.1 14.0-25.5 481 45.0 40.1-50.1
Some Post-H.S. 723 215 32.9 28.3-37.8 67 13.3 9.1-19.1 441 53.8 48.6-59.0
College Graduate 582 97 15.2 12.0-19.1 44 10.7 7.2-15.5 441 74.2 69.0-78.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 361 137 40.2 32.5-48.4 45 17.1 11.1-25.4 179 42.7 34.8-51.0
$15,000- 24,999 438 157 44.4 37.6-51.5 54 14.5 10.3-20.1 227 41.0 34.8-47.6
$25,000- 34,999 328 99 32.7 24.9-41.5 30 20.5 10.7-35.7 199 46.8 37.6-56.3
$35,000- 49,999 390 97 28.6 23.0-34.9 36 13.7 9.0-20.3 257 57.7 51.0-64.1
$50,000-74,999 379 105 28.8 23.1-35.4 33 11.8 7.8-17.6 241 59.3 52.4-65.9
$75,000+ 416 73 21.6 16.2-28.2 29 9.8 6.1-15.2 314 68.6 61.8-74.8
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,168 349 34.9 30.8-39.3 104 12.2 8.4-17.4 715 52.8 48.3-57.3
No 1,376 370 29.7 26.2-33.4 139 15.2 12.1-19.0 867 55.1 51.2-59.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 621 125 20.8 16.8-25.4 46 12.7 7.0-21.8 450 66.6 59.5-73.0
Non-Veteran 1,994 622 35.9 32.8-39.1 206 14.7 12.1-17.8 1,166 49.3 46.1-52.6

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*This question was asked only of respondents who reported ever smoking at least 100 or more cigarettes.

^Use caution in interpreting cell sizes less than 50, % = Percentage, C.I.(95%) = Confidence Interval (at 95 percent probability level).
Percentages are weighted to population characteristics and therefore cannot be calculated exactly from the numbers in this table.

**Eastern North Carolina: Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Brunswick, Camden, Carteret, Chowan, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Currituck, Dare, Duplin, Edgecombe, Gates, Greene, Halifax, Harnett, Hertford, Hoke, Hyde, Johnston, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Nash, New Hanover, Northampton, Onslow, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Pender, Perquimans, Pitt, Robeson, Sampson, Scotland, Tyrrell, Washington, Wayne, and Wilson counties.
Piedmont North Carolina: Alamance, Alexander, Anson, Cabarrus, Caswell, Catawba, Chatham, Cleveland, Davidson, Davie, Durham, Forsyth, Franklin, Gaston, Granville, Guilford, Iredell, Lee, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Moore, Orange, Person, Randolph, Richmond, Rockingham, Rowan, Stanly, Stokes, Union, Vance, Wake, Warren, and Yadkin counties.
Western North Carolina: Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Buncombe, Burke, Caldwell, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Surry, Swain, Transylvania, Watauga, Wilkes, and Yancey counties.

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