2018 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Secondhand Smoke

On how many of the past 7 days, did anyone smoke in your home while you were there?

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  Total
Respond.^
1-6 days All 7 days No days
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 3,606 87 2.4 1.9- 3.2 275 8.1 7.0- 9.3 3,244 89.5 88.1-90.7
GENDER
Male 1,619 35 2.1 1.4- 3.1 122 8.0 6.4-10.0 1,462 89.9 87.8-91.7
Female 1,987 52 2.7 1.9- 3.9 153 8.2 6.7- 9.9 1,782 89.1 87.1-90.8
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 2,403 52 1.9 1.4- 2.7 183 8.6 7.2-10.3 2,168 89.5 87.7-91.0
Non-Hispanic Black 692 24 4.1 2.4- 6.9 61 8.5 6.4-11.3 607 87.4 83.9-90.2
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 75 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 118 *** *** *** 13 7.7 4.0-14.3 100 87.7 79.4-92.9
Hispanic 275 *** *** *** *** *** *** 270 97.9 94.2-99.3
AGE
18-34 621 17 2.6 1.5- 4.4 46 7.8 5.6-10.7 558 89.6 86.4-92.1
35-44 454 *** *** *** 40 8.1 5.7-11.6 408 90.4 86.6-93.1
45-54 626 14 2.9 1.4- 5.8 61 11.0 8.0-14.9 551 86.1 81.9-89.5
55-64 687 20 2.4 1.4- 4.0 67 9.3 7.0-12.3 600 88.3 85.1-90.8
65-74 720 17 2.1 1.2- 3.5 50 7.8 5.1-11.7 653 90.1 86.2-93.1
75+ 448 11 2.4 1.0- 5.5 *** *** *** 427 95.5 92.3-97.4
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 414 *** *** *** 57 17.1 12.5-22.8 349 81.0 75.3-85.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 888 30 3.4 2.1- 5.3 93 9.6 7.5-12.1 765 87.0 84.1-89.5
Some Post-H.S. 1,075 34 3.1 2.0- 4.8 85 6.9 5.4- 8.8 956 90.0 87.7-92.0
College Graduate 1,223 15 1.0 0.6- 1.8 40 3.2 2.2- 4.7 1,168 95.8 94.2-97.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 325 19 6.1 3.6-10.2 53 18.0 12.9-24.5 253 75.9 69.1-81.6
$15,000- 24,999 562 18 3.4 1.8- 6.2 75 14.4 10.8-18.9 469 82.2 77.4-86.2
$25,000- 34,999 314 *** *** *** 26 8.8 5.7-13.4 278 88.2 83.2-91.8
$35,000- 49,999 425 *** *** *** 34 7.6 5.1-11.2 383 90.1 86.0-93.1
$50,000-74,999 476 13 3.8 1.8- 7.6 29 8.0 5.3-12.0 434 88.2 83.5-91.7
$75,000+ 819 *** *** *** 18 2.0 1.2- 3.5 794 97.4 95.8-98.4
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 687 12 1.5 0.7- 3.1 40 6.8 4.5-10.2 635 91.7 88.3-94.2
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 1,218 44 3.5 2.4- 5.0 151 13.7 11.3-16.5 1,023 82.8 79.9-85.5
No 2,376 42 2.0 1.3- 2.9 124 5.6 4.5- 6.9 2,210 92.4 90.9-93.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 492 11 2.3 1.2- 4.3 33 5.9 3.9- 8.8 448 91.8 88.6-94.2
Non-Veteran 3,114 76 2.5 1.8- 3.3 242 8.4 7.2- 9.7 2,796 89.2 87.6-90.5
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 864 19 2.4 1.3- 4.3 44 5.3 3.8- 7.3 801 92.3 89.8-94.2
Regional City or Suburban County 836 25 3.5 2.2- 5.5 53 8.1 5.9-11.0 758 88.3 85.1-90.9
Rural 1,908 43 1.8 1.3- 2.6 178 10.0 8.3-12.0 1,687 88.2 86.1-90.0
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,771 39 2.3 1.5- 3.5 117 6.6 5.3- 8.1 1,615 91.1 89.3-92.6
Unemployed 112 *** *** *** 17 14.5 8.5-23.5 91 83.0 73.8-89.5
Retired 1,098 24 2.6 1.5- 4.6 52 4.6 3.3- 6.5 1,022 92.7 90.3-94.6
Unable to Work 368 12 2.0 1.0- 4.0 73 23.5 17.6-30.5 283 74.5 67.5-80.4
Other not in Labor Force 240 *** *** *** 15 7.5 4.1-13.4 217 89.2 83.2-93.2
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 107 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 278 14 4.6 2.5- 8.4 41 13.8 9.2-20.0 223 81.7 75.1-86.8
101% to 150% 534 22 4.7 2.7- 8.0 64 12.0 8.9-16.1 448 83.3 78.6-87.1
151% to 200% 249 *** *** *** 21 9.3 5.8-14.5 221 88.0 82.4-92.0
More than 200% 1,743 29 1.8 1.1- 3.0 84 5.0 3.9- 6.5 1,630 93.2 91.4-94.6
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 687 12 1.5 0.7- 3.1 40 6.8 4.5-10.2 635 91.7 88.3-94.2
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 767 17 1.6 0.9- 2.9 77 11.0 8.2-14.6 673 87.4 83.7-90.3
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,538 51 3.5 2.5- 4.8 130 9.2 7.5-11.4 1,357 87.3 84.9-89.3
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,303 19 1.6 0.8- 2.9 68 5.8 4.4- 7.5 1,216 92.7 90.7-94.3

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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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