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2015 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern North Carolina**

Derived Variables and Risk Factors

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 6,499 760 13.5 12.5-14.7 328 5.4 4.8- 6.2 1,848 25.8 24.6-27.1 3,563 55.2 53.7-56.7
-Eastern 2,125 279 15.3 13.3-17.5 112 6.1 4.9- 7.5 610 26.2 24.0-28.5 1,124 52.4 49.8-55.1
GENDER
Male 903 148 18.0 15.0-21.4 57 7.7 5.7-10.2 295 29.9 26.5-33.5 403 44.5 40.6-48.5
Female 1,222 131 12.7 10.2-15.6 55 4.5 3.4- 6.1 315 22.6 19.9-25.6 721 60.2 56.7-63.6
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,317 178 17.0 14.4-20.0 62 5.5 4.1- 7.3 466 32.9 29.9-36.1 611 44.6 41.3-47.9
Non-Hispanic Black 545 74 15.2 11.6-19.8 37 8.0 5.5-11.6 101 16.4 13.1-20.3 333 60.4 55.1-65.5
Other 232 24 7.0 4.4-10.8 *** *** *** 34 15.0 10.1-21.8 162 72.5 65.1-78.8
AGE
18-34 383 57 18.5 14.1-23.9 21 6.3 4.0- 9.9 53 14.0 10.5-18.4 252 61.2 55.4-66.7
35-44 282 50 17.0 12.4-22.8 26 9.8 6.5-14.7 54 22.7 17.1-29.4 152 50.5 43.6-57.3
45-54 356 77 21.3 16.8-26.7 24 5.7 3.6- 8.9 71 21.5 16.9-27.0 184 51.4 45.4-57.4
55-64 475 64 14.1 10.8-18.2 23 6.0 3.8- 9.2 162 33.6 28.8-38.8 226 46.3 41.1-51.6
65-74 362 26 7.2 4.5-11.2 *** *** *** 159 46.8 40.7-53.0 166 41.8 36.0-47.8
75+ 244 *** *** *** *** *** *** 102 42.9 35.5-50.7 132 53.3 45.6-60.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 241 35 17.9 12.0-26.0 16 5.4 3.1- 9.5 76 30.8 24.1-38.3 114 45.9 38.3-53.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 674 126 20.4 16.8-24.4 37 5.8 4.0- 8.4 157 20.8 17.5-24.5 354 53.0 48.4-57.6
Some Post-H.S. 638 88 14.4 11.4-18.0 41 8.2 5.8-11.4 201 28.5 24.6-32.8 308 48.9 44.3-53.6
College Graduate 565 30 6.0 3.8- 9.3 18 3.0 1.8- 5.1 173 27.5 23.5-31.9 344 63.5 58.7-68.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 219 52 24.0 17.3-32.3 12 5.3 3.0- 9.4 45 17.7 12.3-24.8 110 53.0 44.6-61.2
$15,000- 24,999 386 55 15.1 10.6-21.1 37 11.1 7.8-15.6 101 22.5 18.0-27.8 193 51.3 45.0-57.5
$25,000- 34,999 182 23 19.6 12.4-29.5 *** *** *** 57 29.3 21.9-38.1 91 42.7 34.3-51.6
$35,000- 49,999 234 41 21.6 15.6-29.2 *** *** *** 62 28.1 21.5-35.7 119 45.2 37.6-53.1
$50,000- 74,999 272 34 13.7 9.3-19.6 *** *** *** 96 30.4 24.2-37.5 133 52.3 44.9-59.7
$75,000+ 396 24 6.7 4.2-10.5 *** *** *** 138 33.9 28.7-39.6 227 57.3 51.5-62.9
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 654 96 15.4 12.3-19.2 44 7.8 5.5-11.0 204 29.6 25.5-34.0 310 47.1 42.4-51.9
No 1,463 183 15.3 12.9-18.1 67 5.4 4.1- 7.0 404 25.0 22.4-27.8 809 54.3 51.1-57.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 357 44 13.6 9.7-18.6 16 7.0 4.0-11.8 142 38.3 32.5-44.4 155 41.2 35.3-47.3
Non-Veteran 1,764 234 15.6 13.4-18.1 95 5.8 4.6- 7.3 467 23.8 21.4-26.3 968 54.8 51.8-57.7
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY
Urban 160 13 7.8 4.3-13.6 *** *** *** 54 35.1 26.7-44.6 85 51.0 41.9-60.1
Regional City or Suburban 288 41 16.7 11.8-23.2 15 4.8 2.6- 8.5 73 24.6 19.3-30.9 159 53.9 46.9-60.6
Rural 1,677 225 15.7 13.5-18.3 89 6.3 5.0- 8.0 483 25.7 23.2-28.3 880 52.3 49.3-55.3

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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 somedays' rates.

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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