2018 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 4,566 1,985 43.0 41.1-44.8 2,581 57.0 55.2-58.9
-Eastern NC 1,654 764 46.1 43.0-49.2 890 53.9 50.8-57.0
GENDER
Male 761 395 52.5 48.0-57.0 366 47.5 43.0-52.0
Female 893 369 40.1 36.0-44.3 524 59.9 55.7-64.0
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,033 513 49.7 45.9-53.5 520 50.3 46.5-54.1
Non-Hispanic Black 394 161 40.1 33.9-46.7 233 59.9 53.3-66.1
Other 229 91 40.7 32.5-49.4 138 59.3 50.6-67.5
AGE
18-34 330 118 39.0 33.1-45.3 212 61.0 54.7-66.9
35-44 215 97 44.9 37.2-52.8 118 55.1 47.2-62.8
45-54 271 129 50.1 42.5-57.8 142 49.9 42.2-57.5
55-64 302 159 52.5 45.2-59.7 143 47.5 40.3-54.8
65-74 313 147 47.9 41.0-54.9 166 52.1 45.1-59.0
75+ 198 104 53.2 43.4-62.7 94 46.8 37.3-56.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 188 107 63.0 54.3-70.9 81 37.0 29.1-45.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 463 243 51.5 45.7-57.3 220 48.5 42.7-54.3
Some Post-H.S. 490 240 45.2 39.8-50.7 250 54.8 49.3-60.2
College Graduate 513 174 30.1 25.6-35.1 339 69.9 64.9-74.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 162 104 67.5 58.1-75.6 58 32.5 24.4-41.9
$15,000- 24,999 273 137 50.0 42.7-57.2 136 50.0 42.8-57.3
$25,000- 34,999 167 68 38.8 30.1-48.2 99 61.2 51.8-69.9
$35,000- 49,999 209 100 49.8 41.5-58.1 109 50.2 41.9-58.5
$50,000- 74,999 224 92 42.0 34.1-50.3 132 58.0 49.7-65.9
$75,000+ 309 135 42.8 36.0-49.8 174 57.2 50.2-64.0
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 584 332 58.1 52.7-63.3 252 41.9 36.7-47.3
No 1,069 430 40.0 36.4-43.7 639 60.0 56.3-63.6
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 348 179 49.6 43.0-56.1 169 50.4 43.9-57.0
Non-Veteran 1,307 585 45.1 41.6-48.6 722 54.9 51.4-58.4
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 98 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Regional City or Suburban County 387 158 41.1 35.3-47.1 229 58.9 52.9-64.7
Rural 1,171 555 47.8 44.0-51.6 616 52.2 48.4-56.0
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 806 330 42.2 38.0-46.6 476 57.8 53.4-62.0
Unemployed 64 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 483 238 49.5 43.8-55.2 245 50.5 44.8-56.2
Unable to Work 194 128 67.0 57.7-75.1 66 33.0 24.9-42.3
Other not in Labor Force 97 *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 62 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 134 74 58.0 48.0-67.4 60 42.0 32.6-52.0
101% to 150% 251 127 47.5 40.1-55.1 124 52.5 44.9-59.9
151% to 200% 141 70 49.6 39.7-59.6 71 50.4 40.4-60.3
More than 200% 751 323 42.8 38.3-47.4 428 57.2 52.6-61.7
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 528 244 49.8 43.8-55.8 284 50.2 44.2-56.2
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 818 362 42.1 37.9-46.3 456 57.9 53.7-62.1
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 310 159 51.6 45.0-58.2 151 48.4 41.8-55.0

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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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