2020 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern North Carolina

Tobacco Use

Smoking Status*

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  Total
Respond.^
Smoke everyday Smoke some days Former smoker Never smoked
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 5,590 645 12.6 11.5-13.7 216 4.0 3.3- 4.7 1,435 23.8 22.4-25.2 3,294 59.7 58.1-61.3
-Eastern NC 2,022 251 13.2 11.4-15.2 89 4.6 3.5- 6.0 552 24.9 22.5-27.3 1,130 57.4 54.6-60.1
GENDER
Male 913 123 14.1 11.4-17.2 50 5.7 4.0- 8.2 300 29.6 26.1-33.4 440 50.6 46.4-54.7
Female 1,109 128 12.3 10.0-14.9 39 3.5 2.4- 5.1 252 20.3 17.4-23.6 690 63.9 60.2-67.4
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,221 171 15.0 12.7-17.6 44 3.1 2.2- 4.4 377 29.5 26.4-32.8 629 52.4 48.9-55.9
Non-Hispanic Black 476 46 10.5 7.3-15.1 25 6.4 3.9-10.4 102 18.1 14.2-22.8 303 64.9 59.1-70.3
Other 325 34 9.6 6.2-14.6 *** *** *** 73 16.3 12.3-21.4 198 66.2 58.9-72.7
AGE
18-34 355 46 13.2 9.6-18.0 19 5.3 3.0- 9.0 47 13.4 9.8-18.1 243 68.1 62.1-73.6
35-44 277 51 21.0 15.8-27.3 *** *** *** 52 17.3 12.7-23.1 161 56.5 49.6-63.1
45-54 302 50 14.5 10.7-19.3 20 6.6 4.0-10.8 61 20.9 16.1-26.8 171 58.0 51.4-64.3
55-64 395 49 13.4 9.7-18.2 22 5.7 3.3- 9.7 113 30.0 24.2-36.4 211 50.9 44.6-57.3
65-74 411 43 10.2 7.1-14.4 *** *** *** 155 40.4 34.3-46.9 201 46.9 40.7-53.2
75+ 246 *** *** *** *** *** *** 116 47.1 38.6-55.7 117 49.4 40.9-58.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 185 36 20.5 14.1-28.7 *** *** *** 53 31.6 23.3-41.4 83 41.1 32.4-50.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 585 95 16.0 12.5-20.1 30 5.9 3.7- 9.3 150 22.0 18.3-26.2 310 56.1 50.9-61.1
Some Post-H.S. 594 80 12.8 10.1-16.2 28 4.3 2.8- 6.5 183 27.2 23.2-31.7 303 55.7 50.7-60.5
College Graduate 647 37 5.6 3.7- 8.3 17 2.0 1.2- 3.4 164 21.7 18.1-25.8 429 70.8 66.3-74.9
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 653 116 19.4 15.7-23.7 30 4.8 3.0- 7.6 217 33.2 28.5-38.2 290 42.6 37.8-47.6
No 1,365 135 10.6 8.7-12.8 59 4.5 3.3- 6.2 333 21.4 18.8-24.1 838 63.6 60.3-66.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 357 31 9.3 6.2-13.7 21 9.1 5.4-15.0 135 34.9 29.0-41.2 170 46.7 40.4-53.2
Non-Veteran 1,663 220 14.0 12.0-16.2 68 3.7 2.7- 4.9 417 22.8 20.3-25.5 958 59.6 56.5-62.6
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,009 122 13.1 10.7-16.0 46 4.3 3.0- 6.0 228 20.5 17.6-23.6 613 62.1 58.4-65.7
Unemployed 120 26 21.9 14.3-32.0 *** *** *** 24 15.8 9.9-24.2 *** *** ***
Retired 598 52 8.6 6.1-11.9 14 1.6 0.9- 2.8 225 40.1 34.8-45.7 307 49.7 44.3-55.1
Unable to Work 186 42 21.8 15.2-30.3 18 13.1 7.5-21.9 59 35.9 27.2-45.7 67 29.1 22.1-37.3
Other not in Labor Force 95 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 71 81.1 70.9-88.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 158 39 20.5 14.2-28.7 *** *** *** 35 21.3 13.5-31.9 *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 289 56 22.3 16.4-29.7 18 8.0 4.5-13.6 75 25.4 19.2-32.9 140 44.3 36.9-51.9
$25,000- 34,999 177 21 10.1 5.9-16.7 *** *** *** 50 23.4 16.4-32.3 97 60.0 50.1-69.1
$35,000- 49,999 243 31 16.6 11.2-24.1 13 7.2 4.0-12.4 68 26.0 19.9-33.3 131 50.1 42.6-57.7
$50,000- 74,999 250 24 9.5 6.2-14.2 *** *** *** 74 26.5 20.3-33.7 144 61.9 54.2-69.0
$75,000+ 502 37 8.7 6.0-12.6 *** *** *** 154 28.3 23.7-33.3 296 60.8 55.5-66.0
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 66 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 197 49 26.4 18.9-35.5 *** *** *** 42 22.0 14.8-31.2 98 48.4 38.9-58.1
101% to 150% 231 39 17.6 12.1-24.8 15 9.6 5.4-16.4 61 23.6 17.4-31.3 116 49.2 41.1-57.4
151% to 200% 186 23 13.4 8.1-21.6 *** *** *** 56 31.1 23.0-40.5 100 51.5 42.1-60.8
More than 200% 933 79 9.4 7.3-11.9 36 3.5 2.3- 5.3 283 27.0 23.7-30.6 535 60.1 56.2-64.0
HOUSING
Own 1,377 139 11.0 9.1-13.3 43 3.2 2.2- 4.8 418 28.6 25.6-31.7 777 57.1 53.8-60.5
Rent 480 87 19.4 15.1-24.5 33 6.3 4.2- 9.5 100 17.9 14.1-22.5 260 56.4 50.6-62.0
Other arrangement 150 24 14.7 9.1-22.9 *** *** *** 31 13.0 8.2-19.9 82 60.9 50.5-70.4
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 198 20 10.9 6.8-17.2 *** *** *** 68 28.8 22.2-36.4 105 57.4 49.0-65.3
Regional City or Suburban County 591 70 11.0 8.5-14.2 30 6.2 4.0- 9.5 137 23.1 19.0-27.6 354 59.8 54.7-64.6
Rural 1,233 161 14.7 12.2-17.5 54 3.9 2.8- 5.5 347 25.3 22.3-28.6 671 56.1 52.4-59.7
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 1,292 163 13.2 10.9-15.9 67 5.6 4.1- 7.7 306 21.1 18.4-24.1 756 60.0 56.5-63.5
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 286 37 14.4 10.2-19.9 *** *** *** 91 29.2 23.4-35.9 150 53.7 46.7-60.5
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 444 51 12.2 9.0-16.3 *** *** *** 155 32.3 27.0-38.1 224 52.5 46.6-58.4
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 394 48 14.4 10.5-19.3 *** *** *** 148 34.0 28.6-39.8 189 49.4 43.4-55.4
2nd Quartile 254 26 10.1 6.6-15.2 19 8.2 4.8-13.6 63 26.3 19.9-33.9 146 55.4 47.7-62.8
3rd Quartile 648 85 14.3 11.3-17.9 24 4.1 2.4- 6.7 158 21.3 17.8-25.2 381 60.4 55.8-64.8
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 726 92 12.8 9.7-16.7 37 4.6 3.0- 7.0 183 23.3 19.4-27.8 414 59.3 54.2-64.2

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*Data in this table were derived from the tobacco use questions 1 and 2.
Overall smoking prevalence estimates can be obtained by adding 'Smoke everyday' and 'Smoke some days' rates.

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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