2020 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern North Carolina

Tobacco Use

Have you smoked at least 100 cigarettes in your entire life?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 5,594 2,300 40.3 38.8-42.0 3,294 59.7 58.0-61.2
-Eastern NC 2,023 893 42.6 39.9-45.4 1,130 57.4 54.6-60.1
GENDER
Male 914 474 49.5 45.3-53.6 440 50.5 46.4-54.7
Female 1,109 419 36.1 32.6-39.8 690 63.9 60.2-67.4
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,221 592 47.6 44.1-51.1 629 52.4 48.9-55.9
Non-Hispanic Black 476 173 35.1 29.7-40.9 303 64.9 59.1-70.3
Other 326 128 34.2 27.6-41.4 198 65.8 58.6-72.4
AGE
18-34 355 112 31.9 26.4-37.9 243 68.1 62.1-73.6
35-44 278 117 43.7 37.1-50.6 161 56.3 49.4-62.9
45-54 302 131 42.0 35.7-48.6 171 58.0 51.4-64.3
55-64 395 184 49.1 42.7-55.4 211 50.9 44.6-57.3
65-74 411 210 53.1 46.8-59.3 201 46.9 40.7-53.2
75+ 246 129 50.6 42.0-59.1 117 49.4 40.9-58.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 186 103 59.1 49.8-67.7 83 40.9 32.3-50.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 585 275 43.9 38.9-49.1 310 56.1 50.9-61.1
Some Post-H.S. 594 291 44.3 39.5-49.3 303 55.7 50.7-60.5
College Graduate 647 218 29.2 25.1-33.7 429 70.8 66.3-74.9
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 654 364 57.5 52.5-62.3 290 42.5 37.7-47.5
No 1,365 527 36.4 33.3-39.7 838 63.6 60.3-66.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 357 187 53.3 46.8-59.6 170 46.7 40.4-53.2
Non-Veteran 1,664 706 40.5 37.5-43.6 958 59.5 56.4-62.5
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,010 397 38.0 34.3-41.7 613 62.0 58.3-65.7
Unemployed 120 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 598 291 50.3 44.9-55.7 307 49.7 44.3-55.1
Unable to Work 186 119 70.9 62.7-77.9 67 29.1 22.1-37.3
Other not in Labor Force 95 24 18.9 11.6-29.1 71 81.1 70.9-88.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 158 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 289 149 55.7 48.1-63.1 140 44.3 36.9-51.9
$25,000- 34,999 177 80 40.0 30.9-49.9 97 60.0 50.1-69.1
$35,000- 49,999 243 112 49.9 42.3-57.4 131 50.1 42.6-57.7
$50,000- 74,999 251 107 38.4 31.3-46.1 144 61.6 53.9-68.7
$75,000+ 502 206 39.2 34.0-44.5 296 60.8 55.5-66.0
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 66 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 197 99 51.6 41.9-61.1 98 48.4 38.9-58.1
101% to 150% 231 115 50.8 42.6-58.9 116 49.2 41.1-57.4
151% to 200% 186 86 48.5 39.2-57.9 100 51.5 42.1-60.8
More than 200% 934 399 40.0 36.1-43.9 535 60.0 56.1-63.9
HOUSING
Own 1,378 601 42.9 39.6-46.3 777 57.1 53.7-60.4
Rent 480 220 43.6 38.0-49.4 260 56.4 50.6-62.0
Other arrangement 150 68 39.1 29.6-49.5 82 60.9 50.5-70.4
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 198 93 42.6 34.7-51.0 105 57.4 49.0-65.3
Regional City or Suburban County 591 237 40.2 35.4-45.3 354 59.8 54.7-64.6
Rural 1,234 563 44.0 40.4-47.6 671 56.0 52.4-59.6
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 1,292 536 40.0 36.5-43.5 756 60.0 56.5-63.5
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 287 137 46.5 39.7-53.5 150 53.5 46.5-60.3
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 444 220 47.5 41.6-53.4 224 52.5 46.6-58.4
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 394 205 50.6 44.6-56.6 189 49.4 43.4-55.4
2nd Quartile 254 108 44.6 37.2-52.3 146 55.4 47.7-62.8
3rd Quartile 649 268 39.7 35.3-44.3 381 60.3 55.7-64.7
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 726 312 40.7 35.8-45.8 414 59.3 54.2-64.2

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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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