2018 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Tobacco Use

Use of Any Tobacco Product*

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  Total
Respond.^
No Use Use at least 1 Product
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 3,919 3,055 76.2 74.4-77.9 864 23.8 22.1-25.6
GENDER
Male 1,763 1,287 70.1 67.2-72.9 476 29.9 27.1-32.8
Female 2,156 1,768 81.5 79.2-83.5 388 18.5 16.5-20.8
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 2,567 1,976 74.1 71.8-76.3 591 25.9 23.7-28.2
Non-Hispanic Black 769 600 77.5 73.6-81.0 169 22.5 19.0-26.4
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 85 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 128 101 82.9 73.8-89.3 27 17.1 10.7-26.2
Hispanic 314 279 87.8 82.9-91.4 35 12.2 8.6-17.1
AGE
18-34 688 485 69.4 65.2-73.3 203 30.6 26.7-34.8
35-44 504 364 72.6 67.6-77.1 140 27.4 22.9-32.4
45-54 664 486 72.2 67.6-76.4 178 27.8 23.6-32.4
55-64 734 578 80.8 77.0-84.1 156 19.2 15.9-23.0
65-74 772 634 81.1 76.4-85.0 138 18.9 15.0-23.6
75+ 485 443 88.8 83.8-92.4 42 11.2 7.6-16.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 467 316 64.3 58.4-69.9 151 35.7 30.1-41.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 986 708 71.5 67.7-75.0 278 28.5 25.0-32.3
Some Post-H.S. 1,149 857 75.2 72.0-78.1 292 24.8 21.9-28.0
College Graduate 1,310 1,168 89.6 87.5-91.4 142 10.4 8.6-12.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 355 207 58.4 51.6-64.9 148 41.6 35.1-48.4
$15,000- 24,999 606 433 69.6 64.4-74.3 173 30.4 25.7-35.6
$25,000- 34,999 344 261 72.4 65.7-78.1 83 27.6 21.9-34.3
$35,000- 49,999 447 342 73.2 67.6-78.1 105 26.8 21.9-32.4
$50,000-74,999 506 427 81.6 76.8-85.7 79 18.4 14.3-23.2
$75,000+ 874 746 83.5 80.1-86.4 128 16.5 13.6-19.9
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 789 641 79.2 75.0-82.9 148 20.8 17.1-25.0
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 1,315 936 69.0 65.5-72.2 379 31.0 27.8-34.5
No 2,591 2,109 79.4 77.3-81.4 482 20.6 18.6-22.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 526 419 80.2 75.5-84.1 107 19.8 15.9-24.5
Non-Veteran 3,393 2,636 75.7 73.8-77.6 757 24.3 22.4-26.2
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 943 776 82.2 79.1-84.9 167 17.8 15.1-20.9
Regional City or Suburban County 899 707 74.5 70.5-78.1 192 25.5 21.9-29.5
Rural 2,079 1,574 73.2 70.5-75.7 505 26.8 24.3-29.5
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,928 1,486 75.3 72.8-77.6 442 24.7 22.4-27.2
Unemployed 130 87 65.1 54.9-74.1 43 34.9 25.9-45.1
Retired 1,183 1,018 85.1 81.9-87.8 165 14.9 12.2-18.1
Unable to Work 398 239 61.0 54.3-67.3 159 39.0 32.7-45.7
Other not in Labor Force 257 209 80.1 73.3-85.4 48 19.9 14.6-26.7
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 126 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 311 202 64.2 56.9-70.9 109 35.8 29.1-43.1
101% to 150% 571 395 68.6 63.6-73.2 176 31.4 26.8-36.4
151% to 200% 264 200 74.6 67.3-80.8 64 25.4 19.2-32.7
More than 200% 1,848 1,536 80.8 78.4-83.1 312 19.2 16.9-21.6
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 789 641 79.2 75.0-82.9 148 20.8 17.1-25.0
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 835 620 70.9 66.1-75.3 215 29.1 24.7-33.9
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,666 1,295 74.9 72.0-77.5 371 25.1 22.5-28.0
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,420 1,142 79.6 76.9-82.1 278 20.4 17.9-23.1

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*Current use of cigarettes, e-cigarettes, smokeless tobacco, cigars, or hookah.
This table only includes respondents who were asked the state-added questions on other tobacco products.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to changes in the weighting methodology and other factors, results from 2018 are NOT comparable to 2010
and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2018 Annual Results Technical Notes for more details.

1Based on U.S Census Bureau population estimates at the county level. Please see the BRFSS 2018 Annual Results Technical Notes for details.

2Based on 2018 U.S Census Bureau poverty threshold incomes. Please see the BRFSS 2018 Annual Results Technical Notes for details.

3NC Dept. of Commerce County Tier Classification, based on respondentís county of residence.
Please see the BRFSS 2018 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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