2018 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern North Carolina**

Derived Variables and Risk Factors

Current Smoker*

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  Total
Respond.^
No Yes
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 4,562 3,806 82.6 81.1-84.0 756 17.4 16.0-18.9
-Eastern NC 1,652 1,359 81.0 78.4-83.4 293 19.0 16.6-21.6
GENDER
Male 759 612 78.9 74.6-82.6 147 21.1 17.4-25.4
Female 893 747 83.1 79.7-86.0 146 16.9 14.0-20.3
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,031 848 81.0 77.8-83.9 183 19.0 16.1-22.2
Non-Hispanic Black 394 323 81.7 75.8-86.5 71 18.3 13.5-24.2
Other 229 190 80.0 71.4-86.5 39 20.0 13.5-28.6
AGE
18-34 330 262 78.1 72.6-82.8 68 21.9 17.2-27.4
35-44 215 163 78.3 71.3-83.9 52 21.7 16.1-28.7
45-54 271 209 76.6 68.9-82.8 62 23.4 17.2-31.1
55-64 302 244 81.2 73.9-86.9 58 18.8 13.1-26.1
65-74 313 274 86.4 80.8-90.6 39 13.6 9.4-19.2
75+ 196 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 188 129 65.3 56.0-73.5 59 34.7 26.5-44.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 463 370 79.4 74.0-83.9 93 20.6 16.1-26.0
Some Post-H.S. 490 401 82.1 77.6-85.9 89 17.9 14.1-22.4
College Graduate 511 459 91.0 87.7-93.5 52 9.0 6.5-12.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 162 104 61.9 51.5-71.4 58 38.1 28.6-48.5
$15,000- 24,999 273 205 74.9 68.0-80.8 68 25.1 19.2-32.0
$25,000- 34,999 167 142 81.7 72.2-88.4 25 18.3 11.6-27.8
$35,000- 49,999 209 177 83.2 75.9-88.6 32 16.8 11.4-24.1
$50,000- 74,999 223 198 86.2 79.1-91.2 25 13.8 8.8-20.9
$75,000+ 309 273 87.9 82.3-91.9 36 12.1 8.1-17.7
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 582 434 71.3 65.8-76.2 148 28.7 23.8-34.2
No 1,069 926 86.1 83.2-88.5 143 13.9 11.5-16.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 348 302 88.2 83.7-91.5 46 11.8 8.5-16.3
Non-Veteran 1,305 1,058 79.1 76.0-82.0 247 20.9 18.0-24.0
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 98 72 75.4 65.1-83.5 26 24.6 16.5-34.9
Regional City or Suburban County 387 330 84.2 79.4-88.0 57 15.8 12.0-20.6
Rural 1,169 959 80.2 76.8-83.2 210 19.8 16.8-23.2
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 806 663 81.4 77.6-84.7 143 18.6 15.3-22.4
Unemployed 64 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 481 431 88.8 84.3-92.1 50 11.2 7.9-15.7
Unable to Work 194 126 64.1 54.8-72.5 68 35.9 27.5-45.2
Other not in Labor Force 97 *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 62 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 134 93 70.3 60.1-78.8 41 29.7 21.2-39.9
101% to 150% 251 190 75.9 68.9-81.8 61 24.1 18.2-31.1
151% to 200% 141 112 79.4 70.2-86.3 29 20.6 13.7-29.8
More than 200% 750 661 86.5 82.8-89.5 89 13.5 10.5-17.2
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 528 420 74.5 68.1-80.0 108 25.5 20.0-31.9
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 817 695 85.2 82.1-87.9 122 14.8 12.1-17.9
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 309 246 78.8 72.9-83.7 63 21.2 16.3-27.1

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*Data in this table were derived from the tobacco use questions 1 and 2.

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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