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2015 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern North Carolina**

Tobacco Use

How long has it been since you last smoked a cigarette, even one or two puffs?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Less than 1 year ago 1 to 5 years ago 5 to 10 years ago 10 or more years ago
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 1,825 169 12.0 10.1-14.2 293 19.3 17.1-21.7 209 13.2 11.3-15.3 1,154 55.6 52.7-58.4
-Eastern 605 57 12.9 9.5-17.1 92 17.8 14.2-22.2 75 16.0 12.5-20.4 381 53.3 48.3-58.2
GENDER
Male 293 26 11.5 7.5-17.3 39 15.5 10.9-21.4 37 16.5 11.5-23.2 191 56.5 49.3-63.3
Female 312 31 14.5 9.5-21.6 53 20.9 15.5-27.6 38 15.4 10.9-21.4 190 49.1 42.3-56.0
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 465 44 13.1 9.5-17.9 67 17.6 13.5-22.7 58 16.4 12.2-21.6 296 52.8 47.1-58.5
Non-Hispanic Black 99 *** *** *** 18 18.2 10.7-29.3 12 13.2 7.4-22.6 *** *** ***
Other 34 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 53 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-44 54 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
45-54 70 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
55-64 161 15 9.1 5.2-15.3 27 14.6 9.1-22.4 18 13.8 8.4-22.0 101 62.5 53.3-70.9
65-74 157 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 132 84.5 76.1-90.3
75+ 101 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 76 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 156 21 17.4 10.7-26.9 18 14.3 8.7-22.6 13 8.8 4.9-15.3 104 59.5 49.9-68.5
Some Post-H.S. 199 18 11.3 6.7-18.4 40 24.1 17.3-32.5 23 15.2 9.8-22.8 118 49.4 41.2-57.6
College Graduate 171 *** *** *** 20 12.8 7.7-20.7 26 19.3 12.9-27.9 114 59.8 50.6-68.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 44 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 101 14 18.3 10.2-30.5 15 17.6 9.7-29.9 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 56 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 62 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 96 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 137 *** *** *** 15 14.7 8.3-24.8 20 16.6 10.4-25.4 91 59.0 48.7-68.6
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 203 15 12.4 6.8-21.5 33 16.3 11.1-23.2 23 15.0 9.4-23.0 132 56.4 47.5-64.8
No 400 42 13.1 9.3-18.2 59 18.6 14.1-24.3 52 16.6 12.2-22.1 247 51.6 45.5-57.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 140 *** *** *** 13 12.3 6.9-20.8 *** *** *** 102 65.5 55.1-74.5
Non-Veteran 464 46 13.2 9.4-18.3 78 19.5 15.2-24.7 61 17.9 13.5-23.2 279 49.4 43.7-55.1
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY
Urban 53 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Regional City or Suburban 72 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Rural 480 46 12.2 8.7-16.8 70 16.6 12.7-21.5 58 15.9 11.9-21.1 306 55.3 49.6-60.9

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*This question was asked of those who reported smoking 100+ cigarettes, but no longer smoke.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to changes in the weighting methodology and other factors, results from 2015 are NOT comparable to 2010
and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2015 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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