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2016 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 1,737 194 13.9 11.9-16.2 250 16.3 14.2-18.6 209 13.3 11.4-15.5 1,084 56.5 53.6-59.4
-Eastern NC 646 78 14.6 11.4-18.4 102 18.3 14.7-22.6 73 11.8 9.1-15.2 393 55.3 50.4-60.0
GENDER
Male 350 42 13.4 9.6-18.4 57 19.9 15.0-26.0 39 11.8 8.3-16.4 212 54.8 48.4-61.1
Female 296 36 16.1 11.2-22.7 45 16.1 11.4-22.3 34 11.9 7.9-17.5 181 55.9 48.5-62.9
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 467 56 15.1 11.3-19.9 74 17.8 13.7-22.9 52 12.1 8.8-16.4 285 54.9 49.3-60.5
Non-Hispanic Black 116 14 11.8 6.7-19.9 15 16.0 9.4-26.0 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 15 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 74 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-44 61 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
45-54 79 *** *** *** 14 18.4 10.2-30.7 *** *** *** *** *** ***
55-64 145 *** *** *** 31 18.1 12.1-26.1 21 17.6 10.7-27.7 86 60.7 50.6-70.0
65-74 199 *** *** *** *** *** *** 17 8.7 5.0-14.9 158 77.1 68.9-83.7
75+ 81 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 76 *** *** *** *** *** *** 14 12.1 6.7-20.7 *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 188 26 18.7 12.5-27.0 35 19.0 13.2-26.6 25 13.8 8.7-21.1 102 48.5 40.1-57.0
Some Post-H.S. 211 29 14.8 9.8-21.8 44 22.8 16.3-30.8 19 9.0 5.3-14.8 119 53.5 45.2-61.6
College Graduate 167 15 9.7 5.5-16.4 *** *** *** 15 14.3 8.0-24.2 123 66.6 56.7-75.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 53 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 100 15 16.3 8.9-28.1 15 18.3 10.2-30.6 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 62 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 97 *** *** *** 19 17.0 9.6-28.3 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 90 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 136 *** *** *** 15 15.5 8.9-25.8 15 12.7 7.1-21.8 96 62.8 52.1-72.4
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 207 20 8.5 5.1-13.8 32 20.3 14.0-28.5 22 9.7 5.8-15.9 133 61.5 53.0-69.4
No 392 44 13.4 9.7-18.3 63 17.1 12.8-22.4 45 13.2 9.5-18.0 240 56.3 50.1-62.3
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 237 29 11.5 7.6-17.0 37 18.5 12.9-25.7 22 9.5 5.8-15.3 149 60.6 52.6-68.0
No 406 48 16.2 12.0-21.6 65 18.5 14.0-24.0 50 12.9 9.4-17.4 243 52.5 46.4-58.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 171 25 16.7 10.7-25.2 24 18.0 11.5-26.9 *** *** *** 112 60.3 50.9-69.0
Non-Veteran 475 53 13.8 10.3-18.3 78 18.5 14.4-23.4 63 14.3 10.8-18.7 281 53.4 47.8-59.0
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 47 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Regional City or Suburban County 102 17 19.6 11.7-31.0 17 18.4 11.2-28.8 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Rural 497 58 14.6 10.9-19.1 72 16.3 12.4-21.0 61 12.8 9.6-16.9 306 56.4 50.8-61.8
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 267 44 20.1 14.7-26.8 56 24.9 18.9-32.1 35 13.1 9.1-18.5 132 41.9 35.0-49.2
Unemployed 21 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 255 *** *** *** 22 8.2 4.9-13.5 19 6.0 3.6-10.0 201 80.3 73.9-85.4
Unable to Work 73 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 27 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 13 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 51 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 82 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
151% to 200% 67 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 323 35 14.3 9.9-20.2 42 14.3 9.9-20.0 34 11.4 7.7-16.5 212 60.0 53.1-66.6
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 215 21 11.0 6.7-17.6 29 15.5 9.9-23.6 24 12.1 7.5-18.9 141 61.3 52.5-69.5
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 289 44 20.0 14.6-26.6 45 17.4 12.7-23.4 34 11.2 7.6-16.2 166 51.4 44.5-58.3
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 142 *** *** *** 28 22.5 14.9-32.4 15 12.5 7.2-20.7 86 55.0 45.0-64.6

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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 2016
are NOT comparable to 2010 and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2016 Annual Results Technical Notes for more details.

1Disability Status will be replaced by Functional Disability in 2017. Please see the BRFSS 2016 Annual Results Technical Notes for details.

2Based on the North Carolina Rural Centerís classification. Please see the BRFSS 2016 Annual Results Technical Notes for details.

3Based on 2016 U.S Census Bureau poverty threshold incomes. Please see the BRFSS 2016 Annual Results Technical Notes for details.

4NC Dept. of Commerce County Tier Classification, based on respondentís county of residence.
Please see the BRFSS 2016 Annual Results Technical Notes for 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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