2018 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 4,562 537 12.5 11.2-13.8 219 5.0 4.2- 5.8 1,225 25.5 23.9-27.1 2,581 57.1 55.3-58.9
-Eastern NC 1,652 206 12.6 10.7-14.8 87 6.3 4.8- 8.2 469 27.1 24.5-29.9 890 54.0 50.8-57.0
GENDER
Male 759 96 12.5 9.8-15.9 51 8.6 6.0-12.2 246 31.3 27.4-35.5 366 47.6 43.1-52.1
Female 893 110 12.7 10.2-15.8 36 4.2 2.9- 6.0 223 23.1 19.7-27.0 524 59.9 55.7-64.0
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,031 133 13.5 11.1-16.4 50 5.5 4.0- 7.5 328 30.7 27.3-34.3 520 50.3 46.5-54.1
Non-Hispanic Black 394 44 10.2 7.1-14.3 27 8.1 4.7-13.7 90 21.9 17.1-27.5 233 59.9 53.3-66.1
Other 229 29 13.4 8.1-21.5 *** *** *** 52 20.6 14.9-27.8 138 59.3 50.6-67.5
AGE
18-34 330 40 13.3 9.6-18.2 28 8.5 5.7-12.5 50 17.1 12.8-22.6 212 61.0 54.7-66.9
35-44 215 35 13.3 9.0-19.1 17 8.5 5.0-14.0 45 23.1 17.0-30.8 118 55.1 47.2-62.8
45-54 271 45 17.6 12.1-25.0 *** *** *** 67 26.7 20.3-34.2 142 49.9 42.2-57.5
55-64 302 48 14.0 10.0-19.2 *** *** *** 101 33.7 27.2-41.0 143 47.5 40.3-54.8
65-74 313 25 7.5 4.7-11.8 *** *** *** 108 34.3 28.1-41.1 166 52.1 45.1-59.0
75+ 196 *** *** *** *** *** *** 92 46.2 36.7-55.9 94 47.0 37.5-56.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 188 42 24.9 17.6-34.0 17 9.8 5.6-16.7 48 28.3 20.6-37.5 81 37.0 29.1-45.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 463 61 11.0 8.1-14.7 32 9.6 6.1-14.8 150 30.9 25.8-36.5 220 48.5 42.7-54.3
Some Post-H.S. 490 64 13.2 9.9-17.4 25 4.7 3.0- 7.3 151 27.3 22.9-32.2 250 54.8 49.3-60.2
College Graduate 511 39 6.7 4.6- 9.7 *** *** *** 120 21.0 17.1-25.5 339 70.0 65.0-74.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 162 45 30.5 21.6-41.1 *** *** *** 46 29.4 20.9-39.7 58 32.5 24.4-41.9
$15,000- 24,999 273 46 16.4 11.6-22.7 22 8.7 5.3-13.8 69 24.9 19.1-31.7 136 50.0 42.8-57.3
$25,000- 34,999 167 21 13.1 7.7-21.4 *** *** *** 43 20.4 14.4-28.1 99 61.2 51.8-69.9
$35,000- 49,999 209 22 10.4 6.4-16.5 *** *** *** 68 33.0 25.6-41.4 109 50.2 41.9-58.5
$50,000- 74,999 223 16 9.0 5.0-15.7 *** *** *** 66 28.1 21.5-35.8 132 58.2 49.8-66.1
$75,000+ 309 25 8.6 5.3-13.7 *** *** *** 99 30.7 24.7-37.5 174 57.2 50.2-64.0
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 582 114 21.5 17.3-26.3 34 7.2 4.4-11.8 182 29.3 24.7-34.3 252 42.0 36.7-47.4
No 1,069 91 8.1 6.3-10.4 52 5.8 4.3- 7.9 287 26.1 22.9-29.5 639 60.0 56.3-63.6
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 348 32 8.0 5.3-11.9 14 3.8 2.1- 6.7 133 37.7 31.7-44.2 169 50.4 43.9-57.0
Non-Veteran 1,305 174 13.9 11.6-16.5 73 7.0 5.2- 9.4 336 24.2 21.3-27.3 722 55.0 51.4-58.4
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 98 18 16.8 10.3-26.1 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Regional City or Suburban County 387 39 10.9 7.7-15.2 18 4.9 2.9- 8.0 101 25.3 20.4-30.9 229 58.9 52.9-64.7
Rural 1,169 149 13.0 10.6-15.8 61 6.8 4.9- 9.5 343 27.9 24.7-31.3 616 52.3 48.5-56.1
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 806 98 11.4 9.0-14.4 45 7.2 4.9-10.3 187 23.6 20.2-27.5 476 57.8 53.4-62.0
Unemployed 64 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 481 38 8.4 5.5-12.5 *** *** *** 186 38.2 32.8-43.8 245 50.6 44.9-56.3
Unable to Work 194 51 28.5 20.7-37.8 17 7.4 4.3-12.4 60 31.1 23.1-40.5 66 33.0 24.9-42.3
Other not in Labor Force 97 *** *** *** *** *** *** 21 19.3 11.0-31.6 *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 62 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 134 33 23.5 15.9-33.2 *** *** *** 33 28.3 20.0-38.5 60 42.0 32.6-52.0
101% to 150% 251 41 14.5 10.1-20.5 20 9.5 5.8-15.4 66 23.5 18.0-30.0 124 52.5 44.9-59.9
151% to 200% 141 21 13.0 7.8-20.9 *** *** *** 41 29.1 20.9-38.9 71 50.4 40.4-60.3
More than 200% 750 62 9.3 6.8-12.5 27 4.2 2.7- 6.7 233 29.2 25.3-33.4 428 57.3 52.7-61.7
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 528 82 18.4 13.9-24.0 *** *** *** 136 24.3 19.7-29.6 284 50.2 44.2-56.2
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 817 83 9.6 7.5-12.3 39 5.1 3.6- 7.2 239 27.3 23.7-31.3 456 57.9 53.7-62.1
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 309 41 12.7 9.0-17.7 22 8.4 5.3-13.1 95 30.4 24.6-36.9 151 48.5 41.9-55.1

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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 2018 are NOT comparable to 2010
and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2018 Annual Results Technical Notes for more details.

1Based on U.S Census Bureau population estimates at the county level. Please see the BRFSS 2018 Annual Results Technical Notes for details.

2Based on 2018 U.S Census Bureau poverty threshold incomes. Please see the BRFSS 2018 Annual Results Technical Notes for details.

3NC Dept. of Commerce County Tier Classification, based on respondentís county of residence.
Please see the BRFSS 2018 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.

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