2018 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Secondhand Smoke

Workplace Secondhand Smoke Exposure Indicator for Healthy North Carolina 2020*

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  Total
Respond.^
1-7 days No days
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 1,711 146 9.6 7.9-11.5 1,565 90.4 88.5-92.1
GENDER
Male 859 110 14.5 11.7-17.9 749 85.5 82.1-88.3
Female 852 36 4.2 2.9- 6.1 816 95.8 93.9-97.1
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 1,108 76 8.1 6.2-10.5 1,032 91.9 89.5-93.8
Non-Hispanic Black 313 28 9.1 5.7-14.1 285 90.9 85.9-94.3
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 32 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 68 *** *** *** 64 94.2 82.2-98.3
Hispanic 172 37 25.4 18.0-34.4 135 74.6 65.6-82.0
AGE
18-34 431 56 13.7 10.2-18.1 375 86.3 81.9-89.8
35-44 352 37 11.1 7.6-16.1 315 88.9 83.9-92.4
45-54 423 18 5.3 2.9- 9.4 405 94.7 90.6-97.1
55-64 341 24 6.0 3.8- 9.3 317 94.0 90.7-96.2
65-74 118 *** *** *** 109 90.0 80.7-95.1
75+ 25 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 148 38 27.7 19.7-37.4 110 72.3 62.6-80.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 366 42 10.1 7.2-13.9 324 89.9 86.1-92.8
Some Post-H.S. 458 41 9.5 6.4-13.8 417 90.5 86.2-93.6
College Graduate 739 26 4.1 2.7- 6.3 713 95.9 93.7-97.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 60 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 214 34 18.6 12.6-26.7 180 81.4 73.3-87.4
$25,000- 34,999 138 21 14.2 8.6-22.4 117 85.8 77.6-91.4
$35,000- 49,999 235 25 12.1 8.0-18.1 210 87.9 81.9-92.0
$50,000-74,999 266 13 7.4 3.9-13.7 253 92.6 86.3-96.1
$75,000+ 569 25 6.4 4.1- 9.9 544 93.6 90.1-95.9
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 231 16 5.6 3.2- 9.5 215 94.4 90.5-96.8
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 299 37 13.3 9.1-19.0 262 86.7 81.0-90.9
No 1,406 108 8.6 6.9-10.8 1,298 91.4 89.2-93.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 154 15 12.6 6.6-22.9 139 87.4 77.1-93.4
Non-Veteran 1,558 132 9.3 7.6-11.3 1,426 90.7 88.7-92.4
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 480 33 7.2 5.0-10.4 447 92.8 89.6-95.0
Regional City or Suburban County 407 32 9.2 6.1-13.7 375 90.8 86.3-93.9
Rural 826 82 11.7 9.0-15.1 744 88.3 84.9-91.0
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 35 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 96 17 19.7 11.7-31.2 79 80.3 68.8-88.3
101% to 150% 189 35 20.5 13.9-29.1 154 79.5 70.9-86.1
151% to 200% 101 *** *** *** 92 89.8 80.3-94.9
More than 200% 1,054 58 7.1 5.3- 9.6 996 92.9 90.4-94.7
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 231 16 5.6 3.2- 9.5 215 94.4 90.5-96.8
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 331 43 13.6 9.6-19.0 288 86.4 81.0-90.4
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 691 54 9.5 6.9-12.9 637 90.5 87.1-93.1
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 691 50 8.4 6.2-11.4 641 91.6 88.6-93.8

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*Asked of respondents that were employed or self-employed.

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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