2020 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern North Carolina

Secondhand Smoke

On how many of the past 7 days, did you smell tobacco smoke from someone else's cigarette,
cigar, or pipe drifting into your home from nearby apartments or from outside?

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  Total
Respond.^
1-6 days All 7 days No days
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 4,731 185 4.2 3.5- 5.1 94 2.3 1.8- 3.1 4,452 93.4 92.4-94.4
-Eastern NC 1,748 69 5.1 3.7- 6.9 39 2.3 1.5- 3.5 1,640 92.7 90.6-94.3
GENDER
Male 772 29 5.7 3.6- 8.9 21 3.3 1.8- 5.7 722 91.1 87.5-93.7
Female 976 40 4.5 2.9- 6.8 *** *** *** 918 94.1 91.7-95.8
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,035 34 4.5 2.9- 6.9 22 2.4 1.5- 3.9 979 93.1 90.5-95.0
Non-Hispanic Black 430 21 6.3 3.7-10.6 *** *** *** 397 91.3 86.4-94.5
Other 283 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 268 22 11.3 7.1-17.4 *** *** *** 240 85.7 79.2-90.4
35-44 243 *** *** *** *** *** *** 228 94.2 90.1-96.7
45-54 272 *** *** *** *** *** *** 254 94.4 90.7-96.7
55-64 339 14 3.3 1.9- 5.8 *** *** *** 315 95.0 92.1-96.8
65-74 363 *** *** *** *** *** *** 345 95.5 92.2-97.4
75+ 229 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 163 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 496 *** *** *** *** *** *** 473 94.5 90.3-97.0
Some Post-H.S. 539 26 5.3 3.3- 8.4 *** *** *** 498 91.6 87.7-94.4
College Graduate 541 20 6.2 3.5-10.9 *** *** *** 511 92.1 87.5-95.1
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 582 21 4.1 2.3- 7.2 *** *** *** 548 93.8 90.4-96.0
No 1,163 48 5.5 3.8- 7.9 26 2.4 1.4- 4.0 1,089 92.2 89.5-94.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 271 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 1,475 65 5.4 3.9- 7.4 35 2.3 1.4- 3.7 1,375 92.2 90.0-94.0
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 859 43 6.9 4.7- 9.9 20 2.0 1.2- 3.2 796 91.1 88.0-93.5
Unemployed 98 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 534 *** *** *** *** *** *** 513 96.3 93.7-97.8
Unable to Work 165 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 82 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 138 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 255 *** *** *** *** *** *** 235 92.0 86.6-95.3
$25,000- 34,999 154 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 201 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 218 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 432 *** *** *** *** *** *** 414 95.8 92.8-97.6
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 59 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 171 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 204 *** *** *** *** *** *** 186 90.9 84.4-94.9
151% to 200% 159 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 800 28 4.5 2.8- 7.2 *** *** *** 763 94.5 91.8-96.3
HOUSING
Own 1,224 35 3.4 2.2- 5.4 *** *** *** 1,173 95.2 93.1-96.6
Rent 385 26 10.1 6.3-15.6 *** *** *** 340 85.3 79.0-89.9
Other arrangement 128 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 169 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Regional City or Suburban County 492 22 6.3 3.8-10.2 *** *** *** 458 91.0 86.5-94.1
Rural 1,087 40 4.4 2.9- 6.8 21 1.7 1.0- 2.8 1,026 93.9 91.5-95.7
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 1,136 46 5.9 4.0- 8.6 25 2.3 1.3- 4.1 1,065 91.8 88.9-94.0
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 244 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 368 *** *** *** *** *** *** 344 93.6 89.8-96.1
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 324 *** *** *** *** *** *** 298 90.4 85.2-94.0
2nd Quartile 199 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
3rd Quartile 564 22 4.7 2.8- 7.8 *** *** *** 529 92.8 89.0-95.3
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 661 24 5.3 3.0- 9.3 *** *** *** 624 92.9 88.8-95.5

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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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