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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern North Carolina**

Tobacco Use

Have you smoked at least 100 cigarettes in your entire life?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 6,348 2,851 43.2 41.7-44.8 3,497 56.8 55.2-58.3
-Eastern NC 2,263 1,070 45.9 43.3-48.5 1,193 54.1 51.5-56.7
GENDER
Male 1,052 597 55.6 51.9-59.3 455 44.4 40.7-48.1
Female 1,211 473 36.3 33.0-39.8 738 63.7 60.2-67.0
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,365 709 51.4 48.1-54.7 656 48.6 45.3-51.9
Non-Hispanic Black 608 235 38.2 33.2-43.4 373 61.8 56.6-66.8
Other 63 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 457 167 37.1 32.1-42.5 290 62.9 57.5-67.9
35-44 285 131 49.4 42.2-56.6 154 50.6 43.4-57.8
45-54 353 168 47.2 41.0-53.4 185 52.8 46.6-59.0
55-64 482 253 50.3 44.8-55.8 229 49.7 44.2-55.2
65-74 435 246 57.1 51.4-62.5 189 42.9 37.5-48.6
75+ 234 97 43.6 36.1-51.5 137 56.4 48.5-63.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 250 139 51.3 43.5-59.0 111 48.7 41.0-56.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 690 358 52.8 48.2-57.4 332 47.2 42.6-51.8
Some Post-H.S. 689 336 45.2 40.8-49.7 353 54.8 50.3-59.2
College Graduate 627 233 32.1 27.9-36.7 394 67.9 63.3-72.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 222 121 52.9 44.5-61.2 101 47.1 38.8-55.5
$15,000- 24,999 365 180 48.6 42.2-55.0 185 51.4 45.0-57.8
$25,000- 34,999 229 114 46.4 38.3-54.7 115 53.6 45.3-61.7
$35,000- 49,999 328 157 45.2 38.5-52.1 171 54.8 47.9-61.5
$50,000- 74,999 272 130 49.2 41.9-56.6 142 50.8 43.4-58.1
$75,000+ 435 182 40.7 35.2-46.5 253 59.3 53.5-64.8
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 654 368 56.0 51.2-60.7 286 44.0 39.3-48.8
No 1,411 618 42.0 38.7-45.2 793 58.0 54.8-61.3
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 739 420 56.2 51.7-60.7 319 43.8 39.3-48.3
No 1,517 647 41.3 38.2-44.5 870 58.7 55.5-61.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 429 260 60.4 54.7-65.8 169 39.6 34.2-45.3
Non-Veteran 1,834 810 42.7 39.8-45.6 1,024 57.3 54.4-60.2
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 146 74 51.0 41.9-60.0 72 49.0 40.0-58.1
Regional City or Suburban County 397 174 43.0 37.5-48.6 223 57.0 51.4-62.5
Rural 1,722 823 46.0 42.9-49.0 899 54.0 51.0-57.1
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,109 484 44.6 41.0-48.3 625 55.4 51.7-59.0
Unemployed 92 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 625 324 51.9 47.1-56.7 301 48.1 43.3-52.9
Unable to Work 267 157 58.4 50.7-65.6 110 41.6 34.4-49.3
Other not in Labor Force 161 48 26.1 19.0-34.7 113 73.9 65.3-81.0
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 78 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 214 105 48.4 40.4-56.6 109 51.6 43.4-59.6
101% to 150% 356 176 49.8 43.1-56.6 180 50.2 43.4-56.9
151% to 200% 168 100 55.8 45.6-65.4 68 44.2 34.6-54.4
More than 200% 1,027 459 43.7 39.9-47.5 568 56.3 52.5-60.1
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 783 365 45.8 41.1-50.5 418 54.2 49.5-58.9
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,059 490 44.1 40.5-47.8 569 55.9 52.2-59.5
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 423 216 49.4 43.8-55.1 207 50.6 44.9-56.2

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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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