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2012 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 10,581 4,785 40.7 39.5-41.9 694 6.7 6.1- 7.4 150 1.6 1.3- 2.0 4,952 51.0 49.7-52.2
-Eastern NC 3,507 1,609 41.0 38.9-43.1 217 6.4 5.4- 7.5 42 1.3 0.9- 1.9 1,639 51.3 49.1-53.5
GENDER
Male 1,318 512 34.9 31.7-38.2 68 5.5 4.1- 7.5 *** *** *** 723 58.4 55.0-61.8
Female 2,189 1,097 46.5 43.8-49.3 149 7.1 5.8- 8.6 27 1.5 0.9- 2.3 916 44.9 42.1-47.7
RACE
White 2,218 1,088 44.6 42.0-47.2 122 5.4 4.3- 6.8 30 1.7 1.1- 2.7 978 48.2 45.6-50.9
African American 762 309 35.2 30.8-39.8 63 9.7 7.3-13.0 *** *** *** 382 54.5 49.8-59.1
Other minorities 498 195 32.7 26.7-39.3 *** *** *** *** *** *** 269 62.6 55.8-68.9
HISPANIC
Hispanic 183 51 21.6 15.8-28.8 *** *** *** *** *** *** 120 71.0 62.5-78.3
Non-Hispanic 3,316 1,552 42.4 40.2-44.6 208 6.4 5.4- 7.6 39 1.3 0.9- 2.0 1,517 49.9 47.6-52.2
AGE
18-34 526 183 32.5 28.0-37.4 37 6.8 4.7- 9.7 *** *** *** 298 59.2 54.1-64.0
35-54 1,053 392 36.0 32.5-39.7 84 7.6 5.8- 9.8 17 1.7 0.9- 2.9 560 54.8 51.0-58.5
55-64 768 383 48.1 43.7-52.6 44 5.9 4.0- 8.4 *** *** *** 333 45.1 40.7-49.6
65-74 661 372 54.6 49.7-59.4 *** *** *** *** *** *** 260 41.3 36.6-46.2
75+ 462 263 58.2 52.5-63.8 23 4.7 2.9- 7.5 *** *** *** 173 36.1 30.7-41.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 431 156 30.5 25.0-36.6 *** *** *** *** *** *** 251 64.2 57.8-70.1
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,057 443 36.8 33.2-40.5 61 7.1 5.2- 9.7 *** *** *** 544 55.5 51.7-59.3
Some Post-H.S. 1,004 489 45.3 41.4-49.3 58 5.3 3.9- 7.2 *** *** *** 448 47.7 43.7-51.7
College Graduate 1,003 514 48.0 44.2-51.8 78 8.3 6.4-10.8 20 2.3 1.4- 3.8 391 41.4 37.7-45.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 451 191 35.8 30.0-42.1 26 5.5 3.2- 9.4 *** *** *** 231 58.4 52.0-64.6
$15,000- 24,999 608 250 35.6 30.7-40.9 39 6.1 3.8- 9.6 *** *** *** 312 57.2 51.8-62.5
$25,000- 34,999 402 188 43.8 37.6-50.2 21 6.6 3.9-10.8 *** *** *** 187 47.0 40.6-53.4
$35,000- 49,999 452 230 46.3 40.5-52.1 26 4.9 3.1- 7.6 *** *** *** 190 47.2 41.3-53.2
$50,000+ 1,002 478 44.2 40.5-48.1 83 9.0 6.9-11.5 16 1.7 0.9- 3.0 425 45.1 41.3-49.0
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,035 480 43.5 39.5-47.6 51 4.9 3.4- 7.2 *** *** *** 497 50.9 46.8-55.0
No 2,454 1,123 40.2 37.8-42.7 166 6.9 5.7- 8.3 35 1.5 1.0- 2.4 1,130 51.4 48.8-54.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 520 247 44.8 39.5-50.2 31 5.9 3.9- 8.9 *** *** *** 237 48.1 42.7-53.5
Non-Veteran 2,987 1,362 40.3 38.0-42.6 186 6.4 5.3- 7.8 37 1.3 0.9- 2.0 1,402 51.9 49.5-54.3

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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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