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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern North Carolina**

Tobacco Use

Do you now smoke cigarettes everyday, some days, or not at all?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Everyday Some days Not at all
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 2,846 759 29.4 27.3-31.6 319 12.0 10.6-13.7 1,768 58.6 56.2-60.8
-Eastern NC 1,070 275 28.2 24.8-31.9 140 14.0 11.4-17.2 655 57.8 53.9-61.6
GENDER
Male 597 168 30.2 25.6-35.1 75 14.2 10.7-18.7 354 55.6 50.4-60.7
Female 473 107 25.3 20.4-30.8 65 13.7 10.2-18.3 301 61.0 55.1-66.6
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 709 165 24.9 21.1-29.1 72 11.0 8.3-14.4 472 64.1 59.6-68.5
Non-Hispanic Black 235 71 35.1 27.0-44.0 45 20.7 13.8-29.9 119 44.2 35.9-52.9
Other 35 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 167 56 34.6 26.7-43.4 36 21.0 14.3-29.8 75 44.4 35.9-53.2
35-44 131 *** *** *** 18 18.0 10.6-28.9 62 40.0 30.2-50.7
45-54 168 60 32.6 24.9-41.4 29 15.6 10.1-23.3 79 51.8 42.8-60.7
55-64 253 65 25.7 19.7-32.7 39 12.6 8.7-17.8 149 61.7 54.3-68.6
65-74 246 32 11.5 7.7-16.9 *** *** *** 201 84.7 78.9-89.1
75+ 97 *** *** *** *** *** *** 81 84.0 74.3-90.4
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 139 *** *** *** 18 13.9 7.6-23.9 *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 358 109 29.0 23.6-35.1 57 19.6 14.4-26.2 192 51.3 44.8-57.8
Some Post-H.S. 336 86 28.7 22.9-35.3 38 9.9 6.9-14.1 212 61.4 54.8-67.6
College Graduate 233 36 17.4 11.9-24.7 27 10.3 5.9-17.4 170 72.3 64.0-79.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 121 *** *** *** 24 18.6 11.6-28.5 *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 180 52 34.9 26.0-45.0 27 15.5 9.4-24.5 101 49.6 40.1-59.1
$25,000- 34,999 114 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 157 42 26.1 18.6-35.3 *** *** *** 98 63.1 53.2-72.0
$50,000- 74,999 130 23 20.7 13.0-31.3 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 182 29 16.6 10.9-24.4 *** *** *** 139 74.6 65.5-81.9
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 368 98 29.6 23.5-36.5 61 15.2 11.2-20.4 209 55.2 48.4-61.7
No 618 157 28.2 23.8-33.0 63 12.0 8.6-16.5 398 59.8 54.6-64.7
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 420 112 28.7 23.2-35.0 67 15.4 11.6-20.2 241 55.9 49.7-61.9
No 647 162 27.9 23.6-32.6 74 13.4 9.9-17.8 411 58.7 53.7-63.6
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 260 57 22.7 17.1-29.5 30 11.8 7.7-17.7 173 65.5 58.1-72.1
Non-Veteran 810 218 29.9 25.9-34.3 110 14.7 11.6-18.6 482 55.4 50.8-59.8
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 74 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Regional City or Suburban County 174 43 26.9 20.0-35.2 27 14.3 9.5-20.8 104 58.8 50.3-66.8
Rural 823 212 28.7 24.7-33.1 107 14.5 11.3-18.4 504 56.8 52.2-61.3
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 484 148 33.1 27.9-38.8 64 15.4 11.3-20.6 272 51.4 45.8-57.1
Unemployed 54 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 324 44 12.9 9.1-17.9 23 6.1 3.6-10.3 257 81.0 75.3-85.6
Unable to Work 157 46 29.8 21.3-39.9 36 22.2 15.2-31.0 75 48.1 38.2-58.1
Other not in Labor Force 48 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 41 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 105 *** *** *** 17 8.9 5.0-15.3 *** *** ***
101% to 150% 176 64 39.8 30.2-50.2 29 21.7 13.6-32.7 83 38.5 29.6-48.3
151% to 200% 100 20 21.6 13.1-33.5 *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 459 86 19.1 15.0-24.0 45 10.6 7.1-15.6 328 70.3 64.5-75.4
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 365 93 27.6 21.9-34.2 53 17.4 11.9-24.6 219 55.0 47.9-62.0
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 490 133 31.5 26.4-37.0 65 13.8 10.4-18.1 292 54.7 49.2-60.1
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 216 49 23.0 16.5-31.1 23 10.7 6.4-17.3 144 66.3 57.9-73.8

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*This question was asked only of respondents who reported ever smoking at least 100 or more cigarettes.

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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