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2012 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern North Carolina**

Tobacco Use

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 11,727 1,544 14.8 14.0-15.7 610 6.1 5.5- 6.7 3,366 25.5 24.5-26.5 6,207 53.6 52.4-54.8
-Eastern NC 3,855 522 15.6 14.0-17.2 215 6.6 5.6- 7.8 1,133 26.0 24.3-27.8 1,985 51.9 49.8-54.0
GENDER
Male 1,474 232 17.8 15.4-20.5 87 7.3 5.7- 9.4 547 31.0 28.2-34.0 608 43.9 40.6-47.2
Female 2,381 290 13.5 11.7-15.6 128 5.9 4.7- 7.4 586 21.2 19.3-23.3 1,377 59.4 56.8-61.9
RACE
White 2,413 334 16.5 14.6-18.6 114 5.7 4.6- 7.1 813 30.1 27.9-32.4 1,152 47.6 45.1-50.2
African American 860 104 14.3 11.3-17.8 60 9.3 6.8-12.5 179 18.5 15.4-22.2 517 57.9 53.4-62.3
Other minorities 552 81 13.2 9.4-18.2 39 5.6 3.4- 9.2 137 19.8 15.2-25.4 295 61.4 54.9-67.6
HISPANIC
Hispanic 202 15 6.8 3.8-12.0 *** *** *** 39 22.1 15.6-30.5 136 65.5 57.0-73.0
Non-Hispanic 3,642 505 16.2 14.6-17.9 203 6.7 5.6- 7.9 1,091 26.2 24.5-28.1 1,843 50.9 48.7-53.1
AGE
18-34 621 92 16.1 12.9-20.0 56 9.6 7.2-12.8 78 12.9 10.1-16.4 395 61.3 56.6-65.7
35-54 1,155 221 20.4 17.6-23.5 85 7.2 5.5- 9.4 252 22.8 19.8-26.0 597 49.6 46.1-53.2
55-64 817 114 13.9 11.0-17.5 42 4.7 3.2- 6.8 288 35.7 31.8-39.9 373 45.6 41.4-50.0
65-74 712 74 10.5 8.0-13.7 21 2.7 1.6- 4.5 293 42.8 38.3-47.5 324 44.0 39.4-48.7
75+ 506 *** *** *** *** *** *** 209 44.7 39.2-50.3 269 50.5 45.0-56.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 497 82 20.9 16.3-26.4 40 11.4 7.8-16.3 147 29.3 24.1-35.0 228 38.5 33.0-44.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,166 202 19.7 16.9-23.0 76 7.7 5.8-10.0 322 24.1 21.2-27.2 566 48.5 44.8-52.2
Some Post-H.S. 1,079 166 16.1 13.4-19.2 53 4.4 3.1- 6.2 339 26.4 23.3-29.7 521 53.1 49.2-56.9
College Graduate 1,101 72 5.1 3.8- 6.8 46 4.8 3.4- 6.8 320 25.0 22.1-28.1 663 65.1 61.6-68.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 505 107 25.4 20.4-31.2 48 11.4 7.8-16.3 127 18.3 14.5-22.9 223 44.8 38.9-50.9
$15,000- 24,999 677 113 18.2 14.5-22.6 49 8.3 5.8-11.7 197 27.9 23.4-32.8 318 45.6 40.6-50.7
$25,000- 34,999 436 65 16.3 12.2-21.3 21 5.4 3.1- 9.1 130 27.3 22.3-33.0 220 51.0 44.8-57.1
$35,000- 49,999 488 71 17.3 13.2-22.4 24 6.4 4.0- 9.9 159 27.4 22.9-32.4 234 49.0 43.3-54.7
$50,000+ 1,076 88 9.9 7.7-12.6 41 3.9 2.7- 5.8 337 28.8 25.6-32.2 610 57.4 53.7-61.0
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,128 182 19.0 15.9-22.5 79 7.6 5.6-10.3 396 34.5 30.9-38.3 471 38.9 35.1-42.8
No 2,707 335 14.5 12.8-16.4 136 6.3 5.1- 7.7 734 23.3 21.3-25.3 1,502 55.9 53.4-58.3
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 580 86 18.9 14.8-23.8 16 3.2 1.8- 5.5 261 38.3 33.7-43.2 217 39.6 34.7-44.7
Non-Veteran 3,273 436 15.0 13.3-16.7 199 7.2 6.0- 8.6 872 23.7 21.9-25.6 1,766 54.1 51.8-56.4

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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 some days' rates.

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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