2018 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

E-Cigarettes

E-Cigarette/Vaping Status*

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  Total
Respond.^
Never Used No Longer Used Use Some Days Use Every Day
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 3,779 3,030 77.4 75.6-79.1 594 17.5 16.0-19.1 92 2.8 2.2- 3.6 63 2.3 1.7- 3.1
GENDER
Male 1,695 1,311 74.8 72.1-77.3 290 18.7 16.5-21.1 56 3.9 2.8- 5.4 38 2.6 1.7- 3.9
Female 2,084 1,719 79.6 77.2-81.8 304 16.5 14.5-18.7 36 1.9 1.2- 2.8 25 2.0 1.2- 3.2
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 2,497 1,956 75.1 72.7-77.3 419 18.5 16.6-20.5 67 3.3 2.4- 4.4 55 3.2 2.3- 4.4
Non-Hispanic Black 731 610 80.3 76.5-83.6 104 17.3 14.1-21.0 14 1.9 1.1- 3.5 *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 82 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 121 92 83.3 75.5-89.0 25 13.8 8.9-21.0 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Hispanic 301 267 86.1 80.5-90.3 25 10.6 6.9-16.0 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 665 404 60.0 55.6-64.2 195 29.6 25.7-33.8 38 5.7 3.9- 8.1 28 4.7 3.0- 7.3
35-44 487 359 74.4 69.5-78.7 95 18.4 14.8-22.7 20 3.5 2.0- 6.0 13 3.7 1.9- 6.9
45-54 643 501 77.3 72.9-81.1 118 17.9 14.6-21.7 18 3.6 2.0- 6.5 *** *** ***
55-64 707 589 84.7 81.3-87.6 99 13.4 10.6-16.6 *** *** *** *** *** ***
65-74 757 680 89.7 85.8-92.7 64 9.0 6.1-13.0 *** *** *** *** *** ***
75+ 461 446 96.2 92.5-98.1 15 3.8 1.9- 7.5 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 445 365 77.7 71.9-82.6 65 16.4 12.3-21.6 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 939 727 76.7 73.2-79.9 158 16.8 14.1-20.0 34 3.5 2.3- 5.2 20 2.9 1.7- 5.0
Some Post-H.S. 1,120 831 71.0 67.5-74.2 239 23.4 20.5-26.6 29 3.0 2.0- 4.6 21 2.6 1.5- 4.3
College Graduate 1,268 1,103 86.6 84.2-88.7 130 10.9 8.9-13.2 22 1.7 1.0- 2.7 13 0.8 0.4- 1.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 344 243 68.9 62.3-74.8 79 23.3 18.2-29.3 13 3.2 1.6- 6.3 *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 593 458 74.3 69.1-78.9 115 21.8 17.5-26.8 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 333 263 77.9 71.8-83.1 54 16.8 12.4-22.4 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 436 333 71.4 65.6-76.6 76 21.9 17.3-27.5 19 4.5 2.6- 7.7 *** *** ***
$50,000-74,999 492 396 77.3 72.3-81.7 83 19.4 15.4-24.0 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 845 720 81.9 78.2-85.0 97 14.1 11.3-17.4 15 2.4 1.3- 4.3 13 1.7 0.9- 3.2
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 738 619 80.8 76.7-84.4 90 12.8 10.1-16.1 15 3.1 1.7- 5.5 14 3.3 1.7- 6.3
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 1,271 967 72.5 69.1-75.7 248 21.4 18.6-24.6 34 3.4 2.2- 5.3 22 2.6 1.6- 4.4
No 2,495 2,055 79.6 77.5-81.6 341 15.7 13.9-17.6 58 2.6 1.9- 3.5 41 2.1 1.4- 3.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 506 413 79.1 73.9-83.5 74 17.3 13.2-22.3 *** *** *** 12 2.0 1.0- 3.9
Non-Veteran 3,273 2,618 77.2 75.3-79.0 519 17.5 15.9-19.3 85 3.0 2.3- 3.9 51 2.3 1.6- 3.2
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 915 732 79.2 76.0-82.1 147 16.9 14.3-20.0 24 2.3 1.5- 3.6 12 1.6 0.8- 3.2
Regional City or Suburban County 870 682 74.4 70.5-78.0 148 19.0 15.9-22.6 21 3.8 2.3- 6.1 19 2.8 1.6- 4.8
Rural 1,996 1,618 78.0 75.4-80.3 299 17.0 14.9-19.3 47 2.6 1.7- 3.8 32 2.4 1.6- 3.8
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,855 1,430 75.2 72.6-77.5 328 18.6 16.6-20.8 64 4.0 3.0- 5.4 33 2.2 1.5- 3.4
Unemployed 123 88 69.8 59.5-78.4 30 24.9 17.1-34.8 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 1,146 1,051 90.8 87.9-93.1 85 8.5 6.3-11.4 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Unable to Work 383 268 71.1 65.1-76.5 90 22.8 18.1-28.4 13 1.8 0.9- 3.3 12 4.3 2.2- 8.4
Other not in Labor Force 252 179 67.7 60.2-74.4 56 24.6 18.6-31.7 *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 122 *** *** *** 32 25.3 17.3-35.4 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 299 222 71.8 64.3-78.3 60 23.2 17.1-30.7 *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 557 422 74.4 69.6-78.7 113 20.8 17.0-25.2 16 3.6 1.8- 6.8 *** *** ***
151% to 200% 258 196 73.2 65.2-79.9 47 20.2 14.3-27.8 *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 1,797 1,485 79.3 76.8-81.6 251 16.7 14.6-19.0 38 2.4 1.6- 3.6 23 1.6 0.9- 2.6
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 738 619 80.8 76.7-84.4 90 12.8 10.1-16.1 15 3.1 1.7- 5.5 14 3.3 1.7- 6.3
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 804 657 79.5 75.3-83.1 118 17.1 13.8-21.1 18 2.0 1.1- 3.7 11 1.4 0.6- 3.0
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,607 1,262 75.2 72.3-77.8 273 19.1 16.7-21.7 39 2.9 2.0- 4.3 33 2.8 1.9- 4.3
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,370 1,113 79.2 76.4-81.7 203 15.9 13.7-18.3 35 3.0 2.0- 4.4 19 2.0 1.1- 3.4

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*Data in this table were derived from the E-Cigarettes questions 1 and 2. Those who answered no to the first question form the Never Used category.

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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