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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern North Carolina**

Tobacco Use

Have you smoked at least 100 cigarettes in your entire life?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 15,781 7,672 45.7 44.5-46.9 8,109 54.3 53.1-55.5
-Eastern NC 5,290 2,618 48.3 46.2-50.3 2,672 51.7 49.7-53.8
GENDER
Male 1,917 1,178 54.9 51.4-58.3 739 45.1 41.7-48.6
Female 3,373 1,440 42.1 39.8-44.4 1,933 57.9 55.6-60.2
RACE
White 3,550 1,889 51.9 49.4-54.5 1,661 48.1 45.5-50.6
African American 1,220 501 43.3 39.1-47.6 719 56.7 52.4-60.9
Other Minorities 490 214 39.2 33.1-45.7 276 60.8 54.3-66.9
HISPANIC
Hispanic 227 72 32.1 24.4-40.9 155 67.9 59.1-75.6
Non-Hispanic 5,041 2,534 49.5 47.4-51.6 2,507 50.5 48.4-52.6
AGE
18-24 185 61 37.1 28.5-46.7 124 62.9 53.3-71.5
25-34 529 229 44.2 39.1-49.4 300 55.8 50.6-60.9
35-44 823 341 43.3 39.1-47.6 482 56.7 52.4-60.9
45-54 1,022 536 53.0 49.3-56.8 486 47.0 43.2-50.7
55-64 1,088 612 58.1 54.6-61.4 476 41.9 38.6-45.4
65-74 937 503 56.5 52.7-60.2 434 43.5 39.8-47.3
75+ 670 320 50.2 45.7-54.6 350 49.8 45.4-54.3
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 843 439 53.5 48.3-58.7 404 46.5 41.3-51.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,642 867 53.1 49.0-57.1 775 46.9 42.9-51.0
Some Post-H.S. 1,426 724 47.4 43.7-51.1 702 52.6 48.9-56.3
College Graduate 1,364 582 39.2 35.9-42.6 782 60.8 57.4-64.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 685 361 55.6 49.7-61.3 324 44.4 38.7-50.3
$15,000- 24,999 852 438 51.8 46.3-57.3 414 48.2 42.7-53.7
$25,000- 34,999 591 328 56.9 50.3-63.4 263 43.1 36.6-49.7
$35,000- 49,999 753 390 49.7 45.1-54.3 363 50.3 45.7-54.9
$50,000-74,999 771 379 46.1 41.0-51.3 392 53.9 48.7-59.0
$75,000+ 937 416 41.4 37.4-45.6 521 58.6 54.4-62.6
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 2,088 1,169 58.0 54.8-61.2 919 42.0 38.8-45.2
No 3,040 1,376 42.7 40.1-45.4 1,664 57.3 54.6-59.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 950 622 60.8 56.0-65.3 328 39.2 34.7-44.0
Non-Veteran 4,337 1,994 45.4 43.2-47.7 2,343 54.6 52.3-56.8

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^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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