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2012 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern North Carolina**

Tobacco Use

How long has it been since you last smoked a cigarette, even one or two puffs?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Less than 1 year ago 1 to 5 years ago 5 to 10 years ago 10 or more years ago
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 3,338 311 14.6 12.7-16.6 459 16.0 14.4-17.7 359 11.4 10.1-12.9 2,209 58.0 55.7-60.3
-Eastern NC 1,124 101 14.3 11.3-17.9 153 16.8 14.0-20.1 118 12.0 9.6-15.0 752 56.9 52.9-60.8
GENDER
Male 543 50 15.2 11.0-20.7 76 17.7 13.8-22.5 51 10.9 7.7-15.2 366 56.1 50.4-61.7
Female 581 51 13.0 9.5-17.6 77 15.5 11.8-20.1 67 13.6 10.3-17.7 386 57.9 52.5-63.2
RACE
White 809 68 12.7 9.6-16.6 102 16.5 13.2-20.3 76 11.8 9.0-15.4 563 59.0 54.4-63.4
African American 176 20 18.0 10.2-29.9 28 15.3 9.7-23.4 23 12.8 8.0-19.9 105 53.8 43.6-63.7
Other minorities 135 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
HISPANIC
Hispanic 39 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic 1,082 92 13.8 10.8-17.6 143 16.2 13.3-19.5 114 11.5 9.2-14.2 733 58.5 54.4-62.5
AGE
18-34 76 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-54 251 36 17.9 12.0-25.8 55 22.0 16.5-28.8 49 20.6 14.7-28.1 111 39.5 32.2-47.3
55-64 288 19 5.6 3.3- 9.6 31 12.8 8.6-18.6 26 10.2 6.6-15.4 212 71.4 64.6-77.4
65-74 290 *** *** *** 25 6.6 4.1-10.6 24 8.7 5.5-13.5 231 81.0 75.0-85.9
75+ 208 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 183 90.3 84.7-93.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 146 *** *** *** 26 18.4 11.2-28.6 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 320 25 12.7 8.0-19.6 48 18.5 13.5-24.9 34 11.9 8.1-17.1 213 56.9 49.7-63.8
Some Post-H.S. 336 39 17.2 12.0-24.0 46 15.4 10.9-21.3 38 12.2 8.5-17.2 213 55.2 48.3-62.0
College Graduate 317 23 10.9 6.9-17.0 32 15.7 10.8-22.4 29 10.8 7.0-16.3 233 62.5 55.3-69.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 125 *** *** *** 20 17.9 10.0-30.0 16 13.2 7.2-23.0 *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 197 22 21.4 13.3-32.7 29 17.6 11.1-26.8 *** *** *** 125 49.5 39.5-59.5
$25,000- 34,999 129 15 13.5 7.6-22.9 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 159 *** *** *** 25 17.8 11.4-26.8 15 10.9 6.0-18.7 109 61.3 51.1-70.6
$50,000+ 334 27 11.8 7.3-18.4 38 13.8 9.8-19.1 33 13.1 9.1-18.6 236 61.3 54.3-67.8
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 393 32 10.5 6.8-15.9 55 18.0 13.0-24.3 37 9.4 6.6-13.3 269 62.1 55.4-68.4
No 728 67 15.2 11.5-19.9 98 16.4 13.1-20.4 81 13.4 10.2-17.3 482 55.0 50.0-59.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 258 15 8.0 4.5-13.9 28 16.8 11.4-24.1 17 7.9 4.7-13.0 198 67.3 59.5-74.3
Non-Veteran 866 86 16.1 12.5-20.5 125 16.8 13.6-20.6 101 13.2 10.3-16.8 554 53.8 49.2-58.4

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*This question was asked of those who reported smoking 100+ cigarettes, but no longer smoke.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to changes in the weighting methodology and other factors, results from 2012 are NOT comparable to 2010
and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2012 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).
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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