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2013 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 4,052 1,099 31.3 29.4-33.3 444 13.4 11.9-15.0 2,509 55.3 53.2-57.4
-Eastern NC 1,248 353 31.6 28.1-35.4 137 12.7 10.3-15.7 758 55.6 51.7-59.5
GENDER
Male 581 155 29.4 24.6-34.7 59 13.2 9.8-17.5 367 57.4 51.9-62.8
Female 667 198 34.7 29.8-39.9 78 12.1 8.9-16.2 391 53.2 47.9-58.4
RACE
White 780 221 32.4 28.3-36.9 65 9.8 7.3-13.1 494 57.7 53.1-62.2
African American 239 66 29.9 22.6-38.5 43 22.5 15.8-30.9 130 47.6 39.2-56.2
Other minorities 211 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
HISPANIC
Hispanic 41 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic 1,198 345 32.4 28.8-36.3 129 12.5 10.0-15.6 724 55.1 51.1-59.0
AGE
18-34 175 74 39.8 31.6-48.6 40 24.0 17.4-32.2 61 36.2 27.9-45.3
35-54 350 150 40.1 33.8-46.9 39 10.9 7.4-15.7 161 49.0 42.2-55.8
55-64 284 73 26.3 20.2-33.5 32 7.7 4.7-12.4 179 66.0 58.5-72.7
65-74 265 43 13.8 9.4-19.8 *** *** *** 205 81.2 74.5-86.5
75+ 159 13 11.0 6.1-19.0 *** *** *** 138 86.5 78.5-91.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 196 60 32.3 24.0-41.9 20 10.7 6.0-18.3 116 57.0 47.2-66.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 389 140 41.4 35.0-48.1 51 14.8 10.3-20.8 198 43.8 37.4-50.4
Some Post-H.S. 377 109 28.8 22.9-35.5 42 13.5 9.3-19.2 226 57.7 50.6-64.5
College Graduate 285 44 17.2 11.8-24.3 24 9.5 5.8-15.3 217 73.3 65.6-79.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 202 75 46.7 36.8-56.7 34 16.4 10.5-24.7 93 37.0 27.8-47.1
$15,000- 24,999 270 84 32.9 25.8-40.9 33 14.1 8.9-21.6 153 53.0 44.7-61.1
$25,000- 34,999 122 *** *** *** 16 14.5 7.9-25.2 *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 157 42 24.3 16.5-34.3 *** *** *** 102 62.8 52.0-72.5
$50,000+ 297 54 20.6 14.9-27.7 *** *** *** 228 74.2 66.9-80.4
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 468 154 40.3 34.0-46.8 47 9.7 6.3-14.7 267 50.0 43.6-56.4
No 770 196 27.6 23.5-32.1 89 14.2 11.0-18.0 485 58.3 53.4-63.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 253 65 25.4 19.2-32.7 24 15.0 9.8-22.5 164 59.6 51.6-67.2
Non-Veteran 995 288 33.5 29.4-37.9 113 12.0 9.4-15.3 594 54.4 49.9-58.8
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 921 277 32.5 28.5-36.8 102 12.4 9.6-15.7 542 55.1 50.7-59.5
No 327 76 27.8 21.3-35.5 35 14.4 9.3-21.6 216 57.8 49.7-65.5

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

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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