2018 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Tobacco Use

Use of Multiple Tobacco Products*

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  Total
Respond.^
No Use Use single product Use multiple products
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 3,919 3,055 76.2 74.4-77.9 738 19.9 18.3-21.6 126 3.9 3.1- 4.8
GENDER
Male 1,763 1,287 70.1 67.2-72.9 394 24.0 21.5-26.7 82 5.8 4.5- 7.6
Female 2,156 1,768 81.5 79.2-83.5 344 16.4 14.4-18.5 44 2.1 1.5- 3.1
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 2,567 1,976 74.1 71.8-76.3 501 21.4 19.4-23.6 90 4.5 3.4- 5.8
Non-Hispanic Black 769 600 77.5 73.6-81.0 149 19.8 16.4-23.6 20 2.7 1.7- 4.4
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 85 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 128 101 82.9 73.8-89.3 23 14.7 8.8-23.5 *** *** ***
Hispanic 314 279 87.8 82.9-91.4 30 10.3 7.0-14.9 *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 688 485 69.4 65.2-73.3 156 23.6 20.1-27.5 47 7.0 5.0- 9.6
35-44 504 364 72.6 67.6-77.1 112 21.3 17.4-25.9 28 6.0 3.7- 9.5
45-54 664 486 72.2 67.6-76.4 157 24.1 20.2-28.4 21 3.7 2.1- 6.6
55-64 734 578 80.8 77.0-84.1 139 17.3 14.1-21.0 17 1.9 1.1- 3.3
65-74 772 634 81.1 76.4-85.0 127 17.7 13.8-22.3 11 1.2 0.6- 2.4
75+ 485 443 88.8 83.8-92.4 40 10.6 7.0-15.5 *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 467 316 64.3 58.4-69.9 129 29.5 24.3-35.2 22 6.2 3.7-10.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 986 708 71.5 67.7-75.0 238 24.2 20.9-27.8 40 4.3 2.9- 6.4
Some Post-H.S. 1,149 857 75.2 72.0-78.1 253 20.8 18.2-23.8 39 4.0 2.8- 5.7
College Graduate 1,310 1,168 89.6 87.5-91.4 117 8.6 6.9-10.6 25 1.8 1.2- 2.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 355 207 58.4 51.6-64.9 122 33.8 27.7-40.5 26 7.7 4.9-12.1
$15,000- 24,999 606 433 69.6 64.4-74.3 156 26.9 22.4-31.9 17 3.5 1.8- 6.5
$25,000- 34,999 344 261 72.4 65.7-78.1 69 23.5 18.1-30.0 14 4.1 2.3- 7.4
$35,000- 49,999 447 342 73.2 67.6-78.1 87 23.0 18.3-28.4 18 3.8 2.2- 6.6
$50,000-74,999 506 427 81.6 76.8-85.7 71 14.8 11.5-19.0 *** *** ***
$75,000+ 874 746 83.5 80.1-86.4 111 14.0 11.3-17.1 17 2.6 1.5- 4.5
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 789 641 79.2 75.0-82.9 122 16.6 13.2-20.6 26 4.2 2.6- 6.6
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 1,315 936 69.0 65.5-72.2 322 25.9 22.9-29.1 57 5.2 3.7- 7.1
No 2,591 2,109 79.4 77.3-81.4 413 17.3 15.4-19.3 69 3.3 2.5- 4.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 526 419 80.2 75.5-84.1 94 17.1 13.4-21.5 13 2.8 1.4- 5.5
Non-Veteran 3,393 2,636 75.7 73.8-77.6 644 20.3 18.6-22.1 113 4.0 3.2- 5.0
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 943 776 82.2 79.1-84.9 141 15.1 12.6-18.1 26 2.7 1.7- 4.1
Regional City or Suburban County 899 707 74.5 70.5-78.1 162 20.8 17.5-24.5 30 4.7 3.1- 7.2
Rural 2,079 1,574 73.2 70.5-75.7 435 22.6 20.3-25.2 70 4.1 3.0- 5.6
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,928 1,486 75.3 72.8-77.6 366 20.0 17.8-22.3 76 4.7 3.6- 6.3
Unemployed 130 87 65.1 54.9-74.1 34 25.6 17.8-35.4 *** *** ***
Retired 1,183 1,018 85.1 81.9-87.8 154 14.1 11.4-17.3 11 0.8 0.4- 1.7
Unable to Work 398 239 61.0 54.3-67.3 137 34.4 28.4-41.1 22 4.6 2.7- 7.6
Other not in Labor Force 257 209 80.1 73.3-85.4 41 17.1 12.1-23.5 *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 126 *** *** *** *** *** *** 12 9.2 4.6-17.7
50% to 100% 311 202 64.2 56.9-70.9 94 31.6 25.1-38.9 15 4.2 2.3- 7.7
101% to 150% 571 395 68.6 63.6-73.2 155 26.7 22.4-31.4 21 4.7 2.8- 8.0
151% to 200% 264 200 74.6 67.3-80.8 50 19.9 14.3-27.1 14 5.4 3.0- 9.7
More than 200% 1,848 1,536 80.8 78.4-83.1 274 16.3 14.3-18.6 38 2.8 1.9- 4.2
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 789 641 79.2 75.0-82.9 122 16.6 13.2-20.6 26 4.2 2.6- 6.6
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 835 620 70.9 66.1-75.3 185 25.2 21.0-29.9 30 3.9 2.4- 6.2
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,666 1,295 74.9 72.0-77.5 316 21.2 18.8-23.9 55 3.9 2.9- 5.4
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,420 1,142 79.6 76.9-82.1 237 16.6 14.4-19.1 41 3.7 2.6- 5.4

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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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