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2016 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 6,343 759 12.7 11.7-13.8 319 5.2 4.5- 6.0 1,768 25.3 24.0-26.6 3,497 56.8 55.3-58.3
-Eastern NC 2,263 275 12.9 11.2-14.9 140 6.4 5.2- 8.0 655 26.5 24.3-28.8 1,193 54.1 51.5-56.7
GENDER
Male 1,052 168 16.8 14.0-19.9 75 7.9 5.9-10.6 354 30.9 27.7-34.4 455 44.4 40.7-48.1
Female 1,211 107 9.2 7.3-11.5 65 5.0 3.6- 6.8 301 22.2 19.4-25.1 738 63.7 60.2-67.0
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,365 165 12.8 10.7-15.2 72 5.6 4.2- 7.5 472 33.0 30.0-36.1 656 48.6 45.3-51.9
Non-Hispanic Black 608 71 13.4 10.0-17.7 45 7.9 5.1-12.0 119 16.9 13.6-20.8 373 61.8 56.6-66.8
Other 63 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 457 56 12.9 9.7-16.9 36 7.8 5.2-11.6 75 16.5 13.0-20.7 290 62.9 57.5-67.9
35-44 285 51 20.8 15.1-27.9 18 8.9 5.1-14.9 62 19.8 14.8-25.9 154 50.6 43.4-57.8
45-54 353 60 15.4 11.5-20.3 29 7.4 4.7-11.3 79 24.4 19.4-30.3 185 52.8 46.6-59.0
55-64 482 65 12.9 9.8-16.9 39 6.3 4.4- 9.1 149 31.1 26.2-36.4 229 49.7 44.2-55.2
65-74 435 32 6.6 4.4- 9.7 *** *** *** 201 48.3 42.7-54.0 189 42.9 37.5-48.6
75+ 234 *** *** *** *** *** *** 81 36.6 29.3-44.6 137 56.4 48.5-63.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 250 44 17.9 12.5-25.1 *** *** *** 77 26.2 20.3-33.2 111 48.7 41.0-56.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 690 109 15.3 12.3-18.9 57 10.4 7.5-14.2 192 27.1 23.3-31.3 332 47.2 42.6-51.8
Some Post-H.S. 689 86 13.0 10.1-16.5 38 4.5 3.1- 6.5 212 27.8 24.0-31.9 353 54.8 50.3-59.2
College Graduate 627 36 5.6 3.8- 8.2 27 3.3 1.9- 5.8 170 23.2 19.6-27.3 394 67.9 63.3-72.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 222 43 20.8 14.5-28.8 24 9.9 6.1-15.6 54 22.3 16.4-29.5 101 47.1 38.8-55.5
$15,000- 24,999 365 52 16.9 12.2-23.0 27 7.5 4.5-12.3 101 24.1 19.2-29.8 185 51.4 45.0-57.8
$25,000- 34,999 229 34 14.2 9.5-20.7 *** *** *** 62 23.5 17.6-30.6 115 53.6 45.3-61.7
$35,000- 49,999 328 42 11.8 8.3-16.6 *** *** *** 98 28.5 22.8-35.0 171 54.8 47.9-61.5
$50,000- 74,999 272 23 10.2 6.3-16.1 *** *** *** 91 32.0 25.6-39.1 142 50.8 43.4-58.1
$75,000+ 435 29 6.8 4.4-10.3 *** *** *** 139 30.4 25.4-35.8 253 59.3 53.5-64.8
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 654 98 16.6 12.9-21.0 61 8.5 6.2-11.6 209 30.9 26.7-35.5 286 44.0 39.3-48.8
No 1,411 157 11.8 9.8-14.1 63 5.0 3.6- 7.1 398 25.1 22.5-27.9 793 58.0 54.8-61.3
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 739 112 16.1 12.8-20.2 67 8.7 6.5-11.5 241 31.4 27.4-35.7 319 43.8 39.3-48.3
No 1,517 162 11.5 9.6-13.7 74 5.5 4.1- 7.5 411 24.3 21.8-26.9 870 58.7 55.5-61.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 429 57 13.7 10.2-18.1 30 7.1 4.6-10.9 173 39.5 34.1-45.2 169 39.6 34.2-45.3
Non-Veteran 1,834 218 12.8 10.9-14.9 110 6.3 4.9- 8.1 482 23.6 21.3-26.1 1,024 57.3 54.4-60.2
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 146 20 13.1 8.0-20.9 *** *** *** 47 32.7 24.5-42.0 72 49.0 40.0-58.1
Regional City or Suburban County 397 43 11.6 8.4-15.7 27 6.1 4.1- 9.2 104 25.3 20.7-30.4 223 57.0 51.4-62.5
Rural 1,722 212 13.2 11.2-15.5 107 6.7 5.1- 8.6 504 26.1 23.6-28.7 899 54.0 51.0-57.1
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,109 148 14.8 12.2-17.7 64 6.9 5.0- 9.4 272 22.9 20.1-26.0 625 55.4 51.7-59.0
Unemployed 92 23 21.1 13.3-31.9 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 625 44 6.7 4.7- 9.4 23 3.2 1.9- 5.4 257 42.0 37.4-46.9 301 48.1 43.3-52.9
Unable to Work 267 46 17.4 12.2-24.2 36 12.9 8.8-18.5 75 28.1 21.7-35.5 110 41.6 34.4-49.3
Other not in Labor Force 161 14 8.8 4.8-15.4 *** *** *** 27 12.4 7.8-19.0 113 73.9 65.3-81.0
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 78 15 17.4 10.0-28.7 *** *** *** 14 13.3 7.3-22.8 *** *** ***
50% to 100% 214 37 19.5 13.4-27.4 17 4.3 2.4- 7.5 51 24.6 18.4-32.1 109 51.6 43.4-59.6
101% to 150% 356 64 19.8 14.6-26.2 29 10.8 6.6-17.1 83 19.2 14.7-24.7 180 50.2 43.4-56.9
151% to 200% 168 20 12.1 7.1-19.7 *** *** *** 67 36.7 28.1-46.3 68 44.2 34.6-54.4
More than 200% 1,027 86 8.3 6.5-10.6 45 4.6 3.1- 6.9 328 30.7 27.3-34.2 568 56.3 52.5-60.1
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 783 93 12.6 9.9-16.1 53 7.9 5.3-11.7 219 25.2 21.5-29.3 418 54.2 49.5-58.9
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,059 133 13.9 11.4-16.8 65 6.1 4.6- 8.1 292 24.1 21.3-27.3 569 55.9 52.2-59.5
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 423 49 11.4 8.0-15.9 23 5.3 3.1- 8.8 144 32.8 27.7-38.3 207 50.6 44.9-56.2

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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 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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