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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: Northeastern Partnership**

Tobacco Use

Have you smoked at least 100 cigarettes in your entire life?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 15,004 6,909 45.8 44.8-46.8 8,095 54.2 53.2-55.2
-Northeastern Partnership 997 433 45.4 41.6-49.2 564 54.6 50.8-58.4
GENDER
Male 344 190 55.1 48.7-61.4 154 44.9 38.6-51.3
Female 653 243 36.7 32.7-41.0 410 63.3 59.0-67.3
RACE
White 577 299 55.0 50.3-59.5 278 45.0 40.5-49.7
African American 377 120 35.0 28.7-41.9 257 65.0 58.1-71.3
Other Minorities 1 0 0.0 . - . 1 100 . - .
AGE
18-24 37 10 25.2 12.2-45.1 27 74.8 54.9-87.8
25-34 125 41 35.9 26.7-46.4 84 64.1 53.6-73.3
35-44 158 66 45.6 35.5-56.2 92 54.4 43.8-64.5
45-54 197 101 51.6 43.6-59.5 96 48.4 40.5-56.4
55-64 199 108 55.0 47.2-62.5 91 45.0 37.5-52.8
65-74 164 70 46.7 38.2-55.5 94 53.3 44.5-61.8
75+ 116 37 36.6 27.3-47.1 79 63.4 52.9-72.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 221 88 41.4 33.6-49.6 133 58.6 50.4-66.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 352 158 49.2 42.6-55.9 194 50.8 44.1-57.4
Some Post-H.S. 229 102 44.4 37.0-52.0 127 55.6 48.0-63.0
College Graduate 195 85 44.0 36.4-52.0 110 56.0 48.0-63.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 172 75 46.8 38.2-55.6 97 53.2 44.4-61.8
$15,000- 24,999 197 77 39.4 29.6-50.0 120 60.6 50.0-70.4
$25,000- 34,999 101 52 49.2 38.5-60.0 49 50.8 40.0-61.5
$35,000- 49,999 130 62 49.7 40.0-59.4 68 50.3 40.6-60.0
$50,000-74,999 88 45 52.3 40.9-63.4 43 47.7 36.6-59.1
$75,000+ 83 39 48.0 36.4-59.9 44 52.0 40.1-63.6
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 383 177 48.4 42.3-54.5 206 51.6 45.5-57.7
No 578 237 42.8 38.2-47.5 341 57.2 52.5-61.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 120 84 71.5 61.8-79.5 36 28.5 20.5-38.2
Non-Veteran 868 348 41.3 37.2-45.5 520 58.7 54.5-62.8
Currently Serving 7 1 29.3 4.7-77.9 6 70.7 22.1-95.3

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^Use caution in interpreting percentages with a numerator of less than 20. N = numerator, % = 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.

** Northeast NC I: Bertie, Gates, Halifax, Hertford, Northampton, and Warren counties.
Northeast NC II: Beaufort, Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Edgecombe, Hyde, Martin, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell, and Washington counties.
Northeastern Partnership: Northeast NC I and II regions combined.
Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC): Buncombe, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Swain, Transylvania, and Yancey counties.

*** 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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