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2012 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern North Carolina**

Tobacco Use

Do you now smoke cigarettes everyday, some days, or not at all?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Everyday Some days Not at all
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 5,520 1,544 31.9 30.3-33.6 610 13.1 11.8-14.4 3,366 55.0 53.3-56.7
-Eastern NC 1,870 522 32.3 29.5-35.3 215 13.7 11.6-16.1 1,133 54.0 50.9-57.0
GENDER
Male 866 232 31.7 27.7-35.9 87 13.1 10.3-16.5 547 55.3 50.9-59.5
Female 1,004 290 33.3 29.3-37.4 128 14.5 11.7-17.9 586 52.3 48.1-56.4
RACE
White 1,261 334 31.6 28.3-35.1 114 10.9 8.8-13.4 813 57.6 54.0-61.0
African American 343 104 33.9 27.5-40.9 60 22.1 16.6-28.9 179 44.0 37.2-51.0
Other minorities 257 81 34.2 25.2-44.5 39 14.5 8.8-23.0 137 51.3 41.2-61.4
HISPANIC
Hispanic 66 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic 1,799 505 33.0 30.1-36.0 203 13.6 11.5-16.0 1,091 53.4 50.3-56.5
AGE
18-34 226 92 41.7 34.4-49.3 56 24.9 19.0-32.0 78 33.4 26.7-40.8
35-54 558 221 40.5 35.5-45.7 85 14.3 10.9-18.4 252 45.2 40.0-50.5
55-64 444 114 25.6 20.6-31.4 42 8.7 6.0-12.4 288 65.7 59.8-71.2
65-74 388 74 18.8 14.4-24.1 21 4.8 2.9- 7.9 293 76.4 70.8-81.2
75+ 237 *** *** *** *** *** *** 209 90.3 84.6-94.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 269 82 34.0 26.9-41.8 40 18.5 12.8-25.9 147 47.6 39.8-55.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 600 202 38.3 33.4-43.6 76 14.9 11.4-19.2 322 46.8 41.8-51.9
Some Post-H.S. 558 166 34.3 29.3-39.7 53 9.4 6.7-13.0 339 56.3 50.9-61.5
College Graduate 438 72 14.6 11.0-19.1 46 13.8 9.9-18.8 320 71.6 65.9-76.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 282 107 46.1 38.1-54.3 48 20.7 14.5-28.7 127 33.2 26.4-40.8
$15,000- 24,999 359 113 33.6 27.1-40.6 49 15.2 10.7-21.2 197 51.2 44.0-58.4
$25,000- 34,999 216 65 33.2 25.6-41.8 21 11.0 6.5-18.1 130 55.8 47.1-64.1
$35,000- 49,999 254 71 33.9 26.6-42.0 24 12.4 8.0-18.9 159 53.7 45.8-61.4
$50,000+ 466 88 23.1 18.4-28.7 41 9.3 6.4-13.3 337 67.6 61.8-72.9
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 657 182 31.1 26.3-36.2 79 12.5 9.3-16.7 396 56.4 51.2-61.5
No 1,205 335 32.9 29.4-36.6 136 14.3 11.8-17.3 734 52.8 49.0-56.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 363 86 31.3 25.2-38.2 16 5.2 3.0- 9.0 261 63.4 56.6-69.8
Non-Veteran 1,507 436 32.6 29.4-35.9 199 15.7 13.3-18.6 872 51.7 48.3-55.1

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*This question was asked only of respondents who reported ever smoking at least 100 or more cigarettes in their entire life.

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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