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2011 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern North Carolina**

Derived Variables and Risk Factors

Smoking Status*

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  Total
Respond.^
Smoke everyday Smoke some days Former smoker Never smoked
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 11,501 1,457 15.6 14.5-16.8 563 6.1 5.4- 7.0 3,381 24.8 23.6-26.0 6,100 53.4 51.9-54.9
-Eastern NC 3,129 432 16.9 14.7-19.3 167 7.1 5.6- 8.9 891 24.8 22.5-27.3 1,639 51.2 48.3-54.2
GENDER
Male 1,095 178 19.5 15.9-23.7 56 8.1 5.7-11.3 430 32.3 28.3-36.6 431 40.1 35.6-44.8
Female 2,034 254 14.5 12.1-17.2 111 6.1 4.6- 8.1 461 17.9 15.4-20.6 1,208 61.6 58.0-65.0
RACE
White 2,089 295 17.2 14.5-20.3 105 7.0 5.3- 9.3 667 28.0 25.0-31.2 1,022 47.7 44.2-51.3
African American 696 93 16.8 12.6-22.1 39 7.6 4.8-11.9 148 17.2 13.2-22.2 416 58.3 52.1-64.3
Other minorities 322 42 15.5 9.9-23.4 22 5.1 2.7- 9.5 70 24.8 17.4-34.2 188 54.6 44.6-64.3
HISPANIC
Hispanic 163 13 9.5 4.1-20.4 11 8.0 3.7-16.3 24 14.1 8.2-23.2 *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic 2,955 419 17.4 15.1-19.9 155 7.0 5.5- 8.9 865 25.5 23.1-28.1 1,516 50.1 47.0-53.1
AGE
18-34 470 89 19.4 14.8-25.0 48 12.7 9.1-17.6 60 12.1 8.5-16.8 273 55.8 49.4-62.1
35-54 943 184 20.9 17.1-25.2 53 5.5 3.7- 8.1 200 22.8 18.8-27.5 506 50.7 45.7-55.7
55-64 689 87 15.3 11.4-20.3 33 3.9 2.4- 6.3 235 35.1 30.0-40.7 334 45.6 40.0-51.4
65-74 543 53 8.9 6.1-12.9 22 2.6 1.4- 4.7 212 45.3 38.9-51.8 256 43.2 37.1-49.6
75+ 448 14 1.6 0.8- 2.9 *** *** *** 178 41.3 34.3-48.8 246 55.1 47.7-62.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 439 78 20.2 14.9-26.7 28 7.1 4.1-11.7 117 26.0 20.0-33.1 216 46.7 39.0-54.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 975 166 21.9 17.7-26.7 67 9.3 6.4-13.3 280 23.9 19.9-28.4 462 44.9 39.9-50.0
Some Post-H.S. 845 119 15.0 11.4-19.4 47 6.2 4.0- 9.4 233 24.2 20.0-28.9 446 54.7 49.2-60.1
College Graduate 865 68 7.3 5.1-10.5 25 4.5 2.5- 7.8 260 26.5 22.6-30.8 512 61.7 56.8-66.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 430 108 34.1 26.9-42.0 32 7.5 4.2-13.0 95 16.6 11.8-22.8 195 41.9 34.6-49.6
$15,000- 24,999 522 87 19.2 14.3-25.4 35 5.7 3.2-10.2 144 24.5 19.0-31.1 256 50.5 43.3-57.6
$25,000- 34,999 303 36 10.4 6.1-17.2 24 13.2 8.0-21.0 94 23.6 16.7-32.2 149 52.8 43.3-62.1
$35,000- 49,999 428 69 18.9 13.7-25.6 20 6.5 3.6-11.4 121 23.3 18.3-29.2 218 51.3 44.0-58.5
$50,000+ 883 81 12.9 9.1-17.9 33 5.0 3.0- 8.1 279 32.5 27.7-37.7 490 49.7 44.3-55.1
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 973 155 21.8 17.5-26.8 49 5.4 3.4- 8.3 338 33.8 29.0-39.0 431 39.0 34.1-44.2
No 2,005 253 14.9 12.4-17.9 107 7.3 5.5- 9.5 513 22.1 19.3-25.0 1,132 55.8 52.1-59.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 506 73 16.5 12.1-22.1 17 6.3 3.1-12.2 235 40.7 34.5-47.3 181 36.5 30.3-43.2
Non-Veteran 2,621 359 17.0 14.5-19.7 150 7.2 5.6- 9.1 656 21.8 19.3-24.5 1,456 54.0 50.7-57.3

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*Data in this table were derived from the tobacco use questions 1 and 2.
Overall smoking prevalence estimates can be obtained by adding 'Smoke everyday' and 'Smoke somedays' rates.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to changes in the weighting methodology and other factors, results from 2011 are NOT comparable to previous years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2011 Annual Results Technical Notes for more details.

^Use caution in interpreting cell sizes less than 50, % = Percentage, C.I.(95%) = Confidence Interval (at 95 percent probability level).

**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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