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2013 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 8,702 1,099 14.2 13.2-15.2 444 6.1 5.4- 6.8 2,509 25.0 23.9-26.3 4,650 54.7 53.3-56.1
-Eastern NC 2,641 353 14.9 13.1-16.9 137 6.0 4.8- 7.5 758 26.2 23.9-28.6 1,393 53.0 50.2-55.7
GENDER
Male 1,008 155 16.4 13.5-19.7 59 7.3 5.4- 9.9 367 32.0 28.2-36.0 427 44.3 40.0-48.6
Female 1,633 198 13.4 11.3-15.9 78 4.7 3.4- 6.4 391 20.6 18.1-23.4 966 61.3 57.9-64.6
RACE
White 1,514 221 17.2 14.8-19.8 65 5.2 3.8- 7.0 494 30.5 27.5-33.7 734 47.1 43.8-50.5
African American 636 66 10.7 7.9-14.5 43 8.1 5.5-11.7 130 17.1 13.6-21.3 397 64.1 58.6-69.2
Other minorities 448 63 14.1 9.0-21.4 *** *** *** 121 24.2 16.7-33.6 237 56.6 47.2-65.5
HISPANIC
Hispanic 109 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic 2,518 345 15.4 13.5-17.5 129 5.9 4.7- 7.5 724 26.1 23.7-28.6 1,320 52.6 49.8-55.4
AGE
18-34 422 74 16.2 12.5-20.8 40 9.8 6.9-13.7 61 14.8 11.0-19.5 247 59.2 53.3-64.8
35-54 759 150 18.9 15.6-22.7 39 5.1 3.5- 7.5 161 23.1 19.2-27.5 409 52.9 48.1-57.6
55-64 569 73 13.7 10.4-17.9 32 4.0 2.4- 6.6 179 34.5 29.4-39.9 285 47.8 42.4-53.2
65-74 497 43 7.8 5.3-11.2 *** *** *** 205 45.5 39.2-51.9 232 44.0 38.0-50.1
75+ 365 13 5.5 3.0- 9.7 *** *** *** 138 43.1 36.1-50.4 206 50.2 43.1-57.3
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 373 60 18.2 13.3-24.5 20 6.0 3.3-10.6 116 32.2 25.6-39.6 177 43.5 36.2-51.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 790 140 19.9 16.4-24.0 51 7.1 4.9-10.3 198 21.1 17.6-25.0 401 51.9 46.9-56.8
Some Post-H.S. 763 109 13.4 10.5-16.9 42 6.3 4.2- 9.1 226 26.7 22.6-31.3 386 53.6 48.7-58.6
College Graduate 713 44 6.6 4.5- 9.7 24 3.7 2.2- 6.0 217 28.3 24.2-32.8 428 61.4 56.6-66.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 373 75 25.5 19.4-32.7 34 9.0 5.7-13.8 93 20.2 14.8-26.9 171 45.4 37.9-53.1
$15,000- 24,999 485 84 18.0 13.9-23.0 33 7.7 4.8-12.2 153 29.0 23.7-34.9 215 45.3 39.2-51.6
$25,000- 34,999 277 49 23.1 16.7-31.1 *** *** *** 57 18.1 12.9-24.7 155 51.9 43.7-60.0
$35,000- 49,999 313 42 12.6 8.4-18.4 *** *** *** 102 32.5 25.9-39.9 156 48.3 40.6-56.0
$50,000+ 699 54 8.7 6.2-12.1 *** *** *** 228 31.5 27.0-36.3 402 57.6 52.5-62.5
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 820 154 23.4 19.4-28.0 47 5.7 3.7- 8.7 267 29.1 24.9-33.6 352 41.8 36.9-46.9
No 1,802 196 11.9 10.0-14.2 89 6.1 4.7- 7.9 485 25.2 22.5-28.1 1,032 56.7 53.4-59.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 433 65 15.6 11.7-20.5 24 9.3 5.9-14.2 164 36.7 31.0-42.8 180 38.4 32.7-44.4
Non-Veteran 2,207 288 14.7 12.7-17.0 113 5.3 4.1- 6.8 594 23.9 21.4-26.5 1,212 56.1 53.0-59.1
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 1,946 277 15.4 13.3-17.7 102 5.9 4.5- 7.5 542 26.1 23.5-28.9 1,025 52.6 49.5-55.7
No 695 76 12.7 9.5-16.7 35 6.5 4.2-10.1 216 26.3 21.9-31.4 368 54.5 48.9-59.9

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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 2013
are NOT comparable to 2010 and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2013 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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