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2014 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 6,982 784 13.0 12.0-14.0 381 6.1 5.4- 6.9 1,977 24.4 23.3-25.6 3,840 56.5 55.1-57.9
-Eastern NC 2,167 269 14.6 12.8-16.6 121 5.9 4.8- 7.2 633 24.8 22.7-27.0 1,144 54.8 52.1-57.3
GENDER
Male 894 138 17.1 14.2-20.4 59 7.0 5.2- 9.4 310 27.8 24.6-31.3 387 48.1 44.1-52.2
Female 1,273 131 12.4 10.2-15.1 62 4.8 3.6- 6.4 323 22.2 19.6-25.0 757 60.6 57.2-63.8
RACE
White 1,411 183 16.0 13.6-18.7 61 5.2 3.9- 6.9 486 29.8 27.0-32.7 681 49.0 45.8-52.3
African American 543 52 11.4 8.3-15.3 43 7.2 5.1-10.1 105 15.7 12.6-19.4 343 65.7 60.7-70.3
Other minorities 188 30 13.9 9.2-20.3 *** *** *** 35 16.6 11.2-24.0 107 62.9 54.1-71.0
HISPANIC
Hispanic 121 16 10.9 6.3-18.4 *** *** *** 17 11.6 7.0-18.6 84 74.1 65.0-81.6
Non-Hispanic 2,036 251 14.7 12.8-16.9 116 6.0 4.8- 7.4 612 25.6 23.4-27.9 1,057 53.7 51.0-56.4
AGE
18-34 380 63 17.6 13.6-22.4 27 6.7 4.5- 9.8 55 12.8 9.5-16.9 235 63.0 57.4-68.2
35-54 584 82 15.3 12.1-19.0 36 5.9 4.1- 8.5 138 23.1 19.5-27.1 328 55.7 51.0-60.3
55-64 503 82 16.9 13.3-21.2 39 7.8 5.5-10.9 150 30.8 26.2-35.9 232 44.5 39.5-49.6
65-74 405 33 9.8 6.8-13.9 16 4.3 2.4- 7.5 168 41.6 36.1-47.3 188 44.3 38.7-50.1
75+ 275 *** *** *** *** *** *** 116 40.4 33.9-47.2 148 55.9 49.0-62.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 269 46 19.6 14.3-26.2 19 6.9 4.1-11.4 71 23.5 18.1-30.0 133 50.0 42.8-57.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 661 112 19.3 15.8-23.4 36 6.2 4.3- 9.0 180 24.2 20.7-28.2 333 50.2 45.5-54.9
Some Post-H.S. 619 79 13.5 10.6-17.1 40 5.5 3.9- 7.9 192 25.7 22.0-29.8 308 55.2 50.5-59.8
College Graduate 611 32 4.9 3.3- 7.3 25 4.7 2.9- 7.3 188 25.2 21.7-29.1 366 65.2 60.8-69.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 252 50 21.6 15.9-28.5 25 10.2 6.6-15.6 67 24.5 18.8-31.2 110 43.7 36.4-51.3
$15,000- 24,999 360 53 17.1 12.6-22.7 29 7.8 5.1-11.8 90 22.9 17.9-28.8 188 52.2 45.6-58.6
$25,000- 34,999 242 38 18.9 13.5-26.0 16 6.0 3.3-10.5 67 23.9 18.2-30.8 121 51.2 43.3-59.0
$35,000- 49,999 255 33 16.1 11.1-22.7 *** *** *** 81 28.3 22.3-35.1 130 50.5 43.2-57.8
$50,000+ 638 55 9.5 6.9-12.9 21 3.8 2.3- 6.2 209 26.4 22.7-30.5 353 60.3 55.6-64.8
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 643 96 18.8 15.2-23.1 53 9.1 6.6-12.4 217 30.6 26.5-35.1 277 41.4 36.7-46.3
No 1,505 168 13.0 11.0-15.4 66 4.7 3.5- 6.1 414 23.0 20.6-25.5 857 59.4 56.3-62.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 364 55 19.4 14.7-25.2 18 6.4 3.8-10.5 147 33.0 27.7-38.6 144 41.3 35.3-47.4
Non-Veteran 1,801 214 13.7 11.7-15.9 102 5.7 4.5- 7.1 486 23.2 21.0-25.6 999 57.5 54.6-60.3
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 1,800 230 14.7 12.7-16.9 101 5.7 4.5- 7.1 509 24.0 21.8-26.4 960 55.6 52.8-58.4
No 367 39 14.2 10.1-19.7 20 6.8 4.2-10.8 124 29.3 24.3-34.8 184 49.7 43.5-55.9

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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 2014 are NOT comparable to 2010
and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2014 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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