2020 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern North Carolina

Tobacco Use

Use of Any Tobacco Product*

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  Total
Respond.^
No Use Use at least 1 Product
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 4,962 3,958 77.4 75.9-78.9 1,004 22.6 21.1-24.1
-Eastern NC 1,835 1,437 76.2 73.6-78.7 398 23.8 21.3-26.4
GENDER
Male 823 619 72.3 68.1-76.2 204 27.7 23.8-31.9
Female 1,012 818 79.9 76.6-82.8 194 20.1 17.2-23.4
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,076 825 74.3 70.9-77.4 251 25.7 22.6-29.1
Non-Hispanic Black 456 380 80.5 75.0-85.1 76 19.5 14.9-25.0
Other 303 232 76.0 68.4-82.3 71 24.0 17.7-31.6
AGE
18-34 281 196 68.9 62.2-75.0 85 31.1 25.0-37.8
35-44 256 179 67.8 60.8-74.1 77 32.2 25.9-39.2
45-54 287 213 75.4 69.2-80.7 74 24.6 19.3-30.8
55-64 365 285 76.9 70.9-82.0 80 23.1 18.0-29.1
65-74 373 313 85.0 80.1-88.8 60 15.0 11.2-19.9
75+ 237 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 181 124 67.9 58.7-75.8 57 32.1 24.2-41.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 530 385 71.4 66.1-76.3 145 28.6 23.7-33.9
Some Post-H.S. 554 429 76.6 72.1-80.6 125 23.4 19.4-27.9
College Graduate 560 493 87.5 83.6-90.6 67 12.5 9.4-16.4
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 609 446 70.6 65.6-75.2 163 29.4 24.8-34.4
No 1,221 986 78.6 75.4-81.4 235 21.4 18.6-24.6
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 286 230 74.2 66.6-80.6 56 25.8 19.4-33.4
Non-Veteran 1,547 1,205 76.5 73.7-79.2 342 23.5 20.8-26.3
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 901 697 75.4 71.7-78.7 204 24.6 21.3-28.3
Unemployed 109 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 555 480 86.4 82.2-89.8 75 13.6 10.2-17.8
Unable to Work 174 111 63.7 54.0-72.5 63 36.3 27.5-46.0
Other not in Labor Force 84 *** *** *** *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 146 94 71.4 61.9-79.3 52 28.6 20.7-38.1
$15,000- 24,999 271 188 64.1 55.8-71.6 83 35.9 28.4-44.2
$25,000- 34,999 160 130 81.0 71.2-88.0 30 19.0 12.0-28.8
$35,000- 49,999 209 161 66.9 57.9-74.8 48 33.1 25.2-42.1
$50,000- 74,999 227 191 84.7 78.8-89.2 36 15.3 10.8-21.2
$75,000+ 447 368 78.9 73.7-83.3 79 21.1 16.7-26.3
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 63 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 181 123 68.0 58.2-76.4 58 32.0 23.6-41.8
101% to 150% 214 153 65.2 56.2-73.2 61 34.8 26.8-43.8
151% to 200% 165 126 74.2 64.3-82.1 39 25.8 17.9-35.7
More than 200% 832 690 80.1 76.4-83.4 142 19.9 16.6-23.6
HOUSING
Own 1,287 1,065 80.7 77.8-83.4 222 19.3 16.6-22.2
Rent 401 275 65.6 59.2-71.4 126 34.4 28.6-40.8
Other arrangement 133 *** *** *** *** *** ***
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 178 149 80.5 72.0-86.9 29 19.5 13.1-28.0
Regional City or Suburban County 516 409 77.7 72.8-81.9 107 22.3 18.1-27.2
Rural 1,141 879 74.9 71.4-78.0 262 25.1 22.0-28.6
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 1,197 929 76.1 72.6-79.2 268 23.9 20.8-27.4
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 251 196 73.9 66.9-79.9 55 26.1 20.1-33.1
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 387 312 78.2 72.6-83.0 75 21.8 17.0-27.4
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 337 276 77.4 71.1-82.6 61 22.6 17.4-28.9
2nd Quartile 209 160 74.4 66.4-81.1 49 25.6 18.9-33.6
3rd Quartile 591 467 76.4 71.8-80.4 124 23.6 19.6-28.2
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 698 534 76.3 71.6-80.4 164 23.7 19.6-28.4

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*Current use of cigarettes, e-cigarettes, smokeless tobacco, cigars, or hookah.
This table only includes respondents who were asked the state-added questions on other tobacco products.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to changes in the weighting methodology and other factors, results from 2020 are NOT comparable to 2010
and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2020 Annual Results Technical Notes for more details.

1Based on U.S Census Bureau population estimates at the county level. Please see the BRFSS 2020 Annual Results Technical Notes for details.

2Based on 2020 U.S Census Bureau poverty threshold incomes. Please see the BRFSS 2020 Annual Results Technical Notes for details.

3NC Dept. of Commerce County Tier Classification, based on respondentís county of residence.
Please see the BRFSS 2020 Annual Results Technical Notes for details.

4Quartile of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Social Vulnerability Index
(https://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/placeandhealth/svi/index.html) for respondentís county of residence.
Please see the BRFSS 2020 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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