2020 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern North Carolina

Tobacco Use

How long has it been since you last smoked a cigarette, even one or two puffs?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Less than 1 year ago 1 to 5 years ago 5 to 10 years ago 10 or more years ago
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 1,418 136 12.2 10.1-14.8 187 14.3 12.1-16.7 144 11.3 9.3-13.7 951 62.2 59.0-65.4
-Eastern NC 542 50 11.8 8.5-16.2 66 13.1 9.7-17.3 58 12.6 9.2-16.9 368 62.6 57.0-67.8
GENDER
Male 296 26 12.8 8.5-19.0 38 11.6 8.2-16.2 28 10.4 6.8-15.6 204 65.1 58.1-71.5
Female 246 24 10.4 6.1-17.3 28 15.0 9.3-23.4 30 15.5 9.9-23.5 164 59.0 50.0-67.4
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 370 32 11.6 7.8-16.9 40 12.2 8.3-17.6 41 12.4 8.5-17.7 257 63.8 57.0-70.0
Non-Hispanic Black 101 *** *** *** 14 13.8 7.7-23.6 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 71 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 47 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-44 52 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
45-54 60 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
55-64 111 *** *** *** 22 15.3 9.6-23.7 *** *** *** *** *** ***
65-74 152 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 134 89.1 81.8-93.7
75+ 114 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 52 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 149 23 21.7 14.1-31.7 20 15.3 9.6-23.6 15 9.7 5.5-16.3 91 53.4 43.6-62.9
Some Post-H.S. 181 *** *** *** 28 15.4 10.0-23.1 23 16.1 10.3-24.4 115 59.2 50.0-67.8
College Graduate 158 *** *** *** *** *** *** 14 11.1 6.2-19.1 *** *** ***
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 215 *** *** *** 21 8.5 5.3-13.4 20 10.2 5.9-17.2 157 71.8 63.2-79.1
No 325 33 13.5 9.2-19.3 45 16.1 11.3-22.4 38 14.1 9.7-20.1 209 56.4 49.3-63.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 135 14 15.2 8.8-25.1 18 13.4 7.9-21.8 *** *** *** 95 67.3 56.9-76.3
Non-Veteran 407 36 10.8 7.1-15.9 48 12.9 9.1-18.1 50 15.3 11.0-20.8 273 61.0 54.5-67.2
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 224 31 17.6 11.9-25.3 36 19.0 12.9-27.0 33 16.1 10.7-23.4 124 47.4 39.4-55.4
Unemployed 24 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 220 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 190 86.9 80.3-91.5
Unable to Work 59 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 13 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 34 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 71 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 49 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 68 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 73 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 154 *** *** *** 20 14.4 8.5-23.3 19 15.5 8.9-25.7 104 59.4 49.0-69.1
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 10 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 41 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 59 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
151% to 200% 55 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 281 21 12.6 7.7-19.9 31 12.8 8.6-18.8 35 14.5 9.7-20.9 194 60.1 52.4-67.4
HOUSING
Own 411 26 8.4 5.4-12.9 44 11.9 8.2-16.9 36 10.5 7.0-15.4 305 69.3 62.9-74.9
Rent 98 *** *** *** 16 16.4 9.5-26.9 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other arrangement 30 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 67 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Regional City or Suburban County 135 17 15.5 8.8-25.8 22 13.1 8.1-20.5 16 16.5 9.4-27.5 *** *** ***
Rural 340 28 10.5 6.8-15.9 39 13.5 9.1-19.7 34 10.6 7.1-15.4 239 65.4 58.3-71.9
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 302 31 13.6 8.9-20.2 35 14.0 9.1-20.9 28 10.5 6.8-15.9 208 61.9 54.2-69.1
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 89 *** *** *** 13 14.7 8.2-25.0 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 151 *** *** *** 18 10.3 6.2-16.6 19 16.3 9.3-27.1 106 66.3 55.3-75.7
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 145 *** *** *** 16 10.8 6.4-17.8 18 13.7 8.3-21.7 105 70.7 61.3-78.6
2nd Quartile 60 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
3rd Quartile 157 19 13.3 8.1-21.2 24 14.0 9.1-21.0 15 10.6 6.1-17.8 99 62.1 52.8-70.6
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 180 17 12.1 6.6-21.1 *** *** *** *** *** *** 130 64.1 53.2-73.8

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*This question was asked of those who reported smoking 100+ cigarettes, but no longer smoke.

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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