2020 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern North Carolina

Tobacco Use

Do you now smoke cigarettes every day, some days, or not at all?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Everyday Some days Not at all
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 2,296 645 31.2 28.8-33.6 216 9.8 8.4-11.5 1,435 59.0 56.4-61.5
-Eastern NC 892 251 30.9 27.1-34.9 89 10.8 8.3-13.9 552 58.4 54.1-62.5
GENDER
Male 473 123 28.5 23.6-34.0 50 11.5 8.1-16.2 300 60.0 54.1-65.5
Female 419 128 34.0 28.3-40.1 39 9.8 6.8-13.9 252 56.3 50.0-62.3
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 592 171 31.5 27.1-36.3 44 6.6 4.7- 9.1 377 61.9 57.0-66.6
Non-Hispanic Black 173 46 30.1 21.5-40.3 25 18.4 11.5-28.1 102 51.5 41.6-61.4
Other 127 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 112 *** *** *** 19 16.5 9.7-26.6 *** *** ***
35-44 116 *** *** *** 13 12.0 6.6-20.8 52 39.8 30.1-50.3
45-54 131 50 34.4 25.9-44.0 20 15.8 9.7-24.8 61 49.8 40.2-59.3
55-64 184 49 27.4 20.0-36.1 22 11.6 6.8-19.2 113 61.0 51.6-69.7
65-74 210 43 19.2 13.5-26.6 *** *** *** 155 76.1 68.5-82.4
75+ 129 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 102 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 275 95 36.4 29.4-44.0 30 13.5 8.6-20.5 150 50.1 42.7-57.6
Some Post-H.S. 291 80 29.0 23.2-35.5 28 9.6 6.3-14.4 183 61.4 54.6-67.8
College Graduate 218 37 19.0 13.0-27.0 17 6.8 4.0-11.4 164 74.2 66.1-80.9
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 363 116 33.8 27.8-40.5 30 8.4 5.3-13.0 217 57.8 50.9-64.4
No 527 135 29.0 24.3-34.2 59 12.4 9.0-16.7 333 58.6 53.1-63.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 187 31 17.4 11.7-25.2 21 17.2 10.4-26.9 135 65.4 55.8-73.9
Non-Veteran 705 220 34.5 30.1-39.2 68 9.0 6.7-12.0 417 56.4 51.6-61.1
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 396 122 34.7 29.1-40.8 46 11.2 8.0-15.6 228 54.1 47.9-60.1
Unemployed 59 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 291 52 17.1 12.2-23.3 14 3.2 1.8- 5.6 225 79.8 73.4-84.9
Unable to Work 119 *** *** *** 18 18.5 10.7-30.1 *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 24 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 84 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 149 56 40.1 30.1-50.9 18 14.3 8.2-23.7 *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 80 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 112 *** *** *** 13 14.4 8.2-24.2 *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 106 24 24.9 16.7-35.4 *** *** *** 74 69.5 58.7-78.5
$75,000+ 206 37 22.3 15.7-30.7 15 5.5 3.0- 9.6 154 72.2 63.8-79.3
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 35 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 99 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 115 *** *** *** 15 18.9 10.8-30.8 *** *** ***
151% to 200% 86 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 398 79 23.5 18.6-29.2 36 8.8 5.8-13.1 283 67.8 61.7-73.3
HOUSING
Own 600 139 25.8 21.6-30.5 43 7.6 5.1-11.0 418 66.7 61.6-71.4
Rent 220 87 44.4 36.1-53.1 33 14.5 9.7-21.2 100 41.1 33.1-49.5
Other arrangement 68 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 93 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Regional City or Suburban County 237 70 27.3 21.2-34.4 30 15.4 10.0-22.8 137 57.3 49.4-64.9
Rural 562 161 33.4 28.3-38.8 54 9.0 6.4-12.4 347 57.7 52.2-63.0
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 536 163 33.0 27.9-38.5 67 14.1 10.4-18.8 306 52.9 47.2-58.5
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 136 37 31.1 22.6-41.0 *** *** *** 91 63.2 53.3-72.0
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 220 51 25.7 19.3-33.4 *** *** *** 155 68.0 60.0-75.1
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 205 48 28.3 21.3-36.7 *** *** *** 148 67.1 58.7-74.5
2nd Quartile 108 26 22.7 14.9-32.9 19 18.3 10.9-29.2 *** *** ***
3rd Quartile 267 85 36.0 29.3-43.3 24 10.2 6.2-16.4 158 53.7 46.4-60.9
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 312 92 31.4 24.5-39.2 37 11.3 7.4-17.0 183 57.3 49.4-64.9

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*This question was asked only of respondents who reported ever smoking at least 100 or more cigarettes.

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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