2020 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern North Carolina

Tobacco Use

Current Smoker*

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  Total
Respond.^
No Yes
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 5,590 4,729 83.5 82.2-84.7 861 16.5 15.3-17.8
-Eastern NC 2,022 1,682 82.3 80.0-84.3 340 17.7 15.7-20.0
GENDER
Male 913 740 80.2 76.6-83.4 173 19.8 16.6-23.4
Female 1,109 942 84.2 81.3-86.7 167 15.8 13.3-18.7
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,221 1,006 81.9 79.1-84.3 215 18.1 15.7-20.9
Non-Hispanic Black 476 405 83.0 77.8-87.2 71 17.0 12.8-22.2
Other 325 271 82.5 75.7-87.7 54 17.5 12.3-24.3
AGE
18-34 355 290 81.5 76.2-85.9 65 18.5 14.1-23.8
35-44 277 213 73.8 67.2-79.5 64 26.2 20.5-32.8
45-54 302 232 78.9 73.4-83.5 70 21.1 16.5-26.6
55-64 395 324 80.9 75.4-85.4 71 19.1 14.6-24.6
65-74 411 356 87.3 83.0-90.7 55 12.7 9.3-17.0
75+ 246 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 185 136 72.8 63.9-80.1 49 27.2 19.9-36.1
H.S. or G.E.D. 585 460 78.1 73.4-82.2 125 21.9 17.8-26.6
Some Post-H.S. 594 486 82.9 79.2-86.1 108 17.1 13.9-20.8
College Graduate 647 593 92.4 89.6-94.6 54 7.6 5.4-10.4
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 653 507 75.8 71.2-79.9 146 24.2 20.1-28.8
No 1,365 1,171 84.9 82.3-87.2 194 15.1 12.8-17.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 357 305 81.6 75.4-86.5 52 18.4 13.5-24.6
Non-Veteran 1,663 1,375 82.4 79.9-84.6 288 17.6 15.4-20.1
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,009 841 82.6 79.5-85.3 168 17.4 14.7-20.5
Unemployed 120 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 598 532 89.8 86.4-92.5 66 10.2 7.5-13.6
Unable to Work 186 126 65.0 55.5-73.5 60 35.0 26.5-44.5
Other not in Labor Force 95 *** *** *** *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 158 109 75.3 66.7-82.3 49 24.7 17.7-33.3
$15,000- 24,999 289 215 69.7 61.9-76.5 74 30.3 23.5-38.1
$25,000- 34,999 177 147 83.4 74.5-89.6 30 16.6 10.4-25.5
$35,000- 49,999 243 199 76.2 68.5-82.4 44 23.8 17.6-31.5
$50,000- 74,999 250 218 88.4 83.5-92.0 32 11.6 8.0-16.5
$75,000+ 502 450 89.1 85.2-92.1 52 10.9 7.9-14.8
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 66 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 197 140 70.4 61.1-78.2 57 29.6 21.8-38.9
101% to 150% 231 177 72.9 64.7-79.8 54 27.1 20.2-35.3
151% to 200% 186 156 82.6 74.0-88.7 30 17.4 11.3-26.0
More than 200% 933 818 87.1 84.2-89.6 115 12.9 10.4-15.8
HOUSING
Own 1,377 1,195 85.7 83.2-87.9 182 14.3 12.1-16.8
Rent 480 360 74.3 68.9-79.0 120 25.7 21.0-31.1
Other arrangement 150 113 73.9 63.8-82.0 37 26.1 18.0-36.2
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 198 173 86.2 79.4-91.0 25 13.8 9.0-20.6
Regional City or Suburban County 591 491 82.8 78.8-86.2 100 17.2 13.8-21.2
Rural 1,233 1,018 81.4 78.4-84.1 215 18.6 15.9-21.6
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 1,292 1,062 81.2 78.1-83.9 230 18.8 16.1-21.9
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 286 241 83.0 77.3-87.4 45 17.0 12.6-22.7
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 444 379 84.8 80.4-88.4 65 15.2 11.6-19.6
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 394 337 83.4 78.3-87.4 57 16.6 12.6-21.7
2nd Quartile 254 209 81.7 75.3-86.7 45 18.3 13.3-24.7
3rd Quartile 648 539 81.7 77.7-85.1 109 18.3 14.9-22.3
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 726 597 82.6 78.4-86.1 129 17.4 13.9-21.6

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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 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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