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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern North Carolina**

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  Total
Respond.^
Daily Weekly Monthly Never
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 14,988 6,981 39.9 38.7-41.1 866 6.7 6.1- 7.4 343 2.8 2.4- 3.3 6,798 50.5 49.3-51.8
-Eastern NC 5,004 2,260 38.4 36.5-40.4 264 5.6 4.7- 6.7 113 2.4 1.9- 3.0 2,367 53.5 51.5-55.6
GENDER
Male 1,809 744 33.2 30.2-36.3 83 5.3 3.9- 7.2 46 2.5 1.7- 3.5 936 59.0 55.7-62.3
Female 3,195 1,516 43.4 41.0-45.7 181 6.0 5.0- 7.2 67 2.3 1.7- 3.1 1,431 48.4 46.0-50.7
RACE
White 3,392 1,630 40.6 38.3-43.0 153 5.2 4.1- 6.6 71 2.4 1.8- 3.3 1,538 51.8 49.2-54.3
African American 1,123 455 35.9 32.0-39.9 84 7.1 5.4- 9.3 29 2.4 1.6- 3.7 555 54.6 50.3-58.8
Other Minorities 464 161 30.9 25.2-37.3 27 5.5 3.4- 9.0 13 2.3 1.2- 4.3 263 61.3 54.7-67.4
HISPANIC
Hispanic 216 62 27.8 20.6-36.4 12 4.4 2.2- 8.5 5 1.7 0.6- 4.8 137 66.0 57.3-73.8
Non-Hispanic 4,773 2,194 39.3 37.4-41.3 251 5.7 4.8- 6.9 108 2.5 1.9- 3.1 2,220 52.5 50.3-54.6
AGE
18-24 172 43 19.1 13.5-26.4 12 6.3 2.9-13.2 5 1.4 0.5- 3.9 112 73.1 64.7-80.2
25-34 501 171 33.2 28.4-38.3 33 5.3 3.6- 7.6 18 4.0 2.4- 6.6 279 57.6 52.3-62.7
35-44 779 276 35.2 31.2-39.5 60 7.8 5.7-10.4 22 2.1 1.2- 3.6 421 54.9 50.5-59.2
45-54 970 373 37.1 33.5-40.9 60 6.1 4.5- 8.3 30 3.3 2.2- 5.0 507 53.4 49.5-57.3
55-64 1,042 493 46.8 43.3-50.4 49 4.6 3.4- 6.2 20 1.8 1.1- 2.9 480 46.8 43.2-50.3
65-74 900 522 57.2 53.3-60.9 34 3.9 2.6- 5.9 9 1.0 0.4- 2.1 335 38.0 34.3-41.8
75+ 611 365 58.4 53.7-63.0 15 3.0 1.7- 5.4 9 1.8 0.8- 3.8 222 36.7 32.4-41.4
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 768 274 30.4 25.7-35.5 35 4.2 2.6- 6.7 14 2.0 1.1- 3.6 445 63.4 58.1-68.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,532 649 32.7 29.4-36.3 65 4.5 3.2- 6.4 28 1.7 1.1- 2.6 790 61.1 57.2-64.8
Some Post-H.S. 1,368 654 42.3 38.7-46.0 66 5.2 3.4- 8.0 28 2.3 1.4- 3.7 620 50.2 46.3-54.0
College Graduate 1,325 676 46.7 43.2-50.3 98 8.6 6.8-10.7 43 3.8 2.5- 5.5 508 40.9 37.5-44.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 639 238 34.6 29.0-40.5 44 5.4 3.7- 7.8 10 0.9 0.4- 2.1 347 59.1 53.1-64.9
$15,000- 24,999 810 339 32.8 28.2-37.8 36 5.7 3.4- 9.3 19 3.5 2.0- 6.0 416 58.0 52.5-63.2
$25,000- 34,999 556 250 34.7 29.1-40.7 18 4.2 2.2- 7.6 13 2.2 1.2- 4.0 275 59.0 52.4-65.2
$35,000- 49,999 718 350 41.9 37.4-46.6 33 5.0 3.4- 7.3 18 2.7 1.6- 4.6 317 50.3 45.6-55.0
$50,000-74,999 744 360 44.7 39.5-50.0 41 4.9 3.4- 7.1 19 2.3 1.3- 4.0 324 48.1 42.7-53.5
$75,000+ 903 436 43.5 39.4-47.8 54 7.1 4.5-10.9 29 3.6 2.3- 5.6 384 45.8 41.5-50.2
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,975 910 40.3 37.2-43.4 96 5.3 4.1- 6.9 36 2.0 1.3- 3.0 933 52.4 49.1-55.7
No 2,993 1,335 37.5 35.0-40.0 167 5.9 4.7- 7.3 77 2.6 2.0- 3.5 1,414 54.1 51.4-56.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 903 461 46.6 41.8-51.4 37 4.4 3.0- 6.4 17 2.1 1.2- 3.8 388 46.9 41.9-51.9
Non-Veteran 4,098 1,798 36.6 34.5-38.7 227 5.9 4.9- 7.2 96 2.5 1.9- 3.2 1,977 55.0 52.7-57.3

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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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