2018 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Secondhand Smoke

On how many of the past 7 days, did you smell tobacco smoke from someone else's cigarette,
cigar, or pipe drifting into your home from nearby apartments or from outside?

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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 3,588 158 4.7 3.9- 5.6 112 3.3 2.6- 4.1 3,318 92.1 90.9-93.1
GENDER
Male 1,609 71 5.1 3.9- 6.6 47 3.0 2.0- 4.2 1,491 91.9 90.1-93.5
Female 1,979 87 4.3 3.3- 5.5 65 3.5 2.6- 4.7 1,827 92.2 90.6-93.5
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 2,392 80 3.5 2.7- 4.5 50 2.3 1.6- 3.3 2,262 94.2 92.9-95.3
Non-Hispanic Black 686 41 6.1 4.3- 8.7 35 5.4 3.6- 8.1 610 88.4 85.1-91.1
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 76 *** *** *** *** *** *** 64 90.2 79.7-95.5
Non-Hispanic Other 118 *** *** *** *** *** *** 105 90.1 82.2-94.7
Hispanic 275 24 10.6 6.9-15.9 *** *** *** 241 86.0 80.4-90.3
AGE
18-34 618 46 6.4 4.6- 8.7 25 4.9 3.1- 7.5 547 88.7 85.5-91.3
35-44 450 26 5.5 3.6- 8.4 22 3.5 2.2- 5.6 402 91.0 87.8-93.5
45-54 625 27 4.9 3.2- 7.5 20 3.2 1.8- 5.6 578 91.9 88.7-94.2
55-64 685 26 3.6 2.3- 5.7 23 3.0 1.8- 5.0 636 93.4 90.7-95.3
65-74 713 24 3.3 2.0- 5.3 17 2.2 1.3- 3.7 672 94.5 92.2-96.2
75+ 447 *** *** *** *** *** *** 436 96.6 93.0-98.4
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 409 24 5.9 3.8- 9.1 24 6.6 4.0-10.5 361 87.5 83.0-90.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 880 38 4.8 3.3- 7.0 35 3.8 2.6- 5.6 807 91.3 88.8-93.4
Some Post-H.S. 1,071 41 4.2 3.0- 5.9 29 2.8 1.8- 4.2 1,001 93.0 90.9-94.6
College Graduate 1,222 55 4.4 3.2- 5.9 23 1.4 0.8- 2.6 1,144 94.2 92.4-95.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 322 20 6.8 4.0-11.1 21 6.8 3.9-11.5 281 86.4 80.8-90.6
$15,000- 24,999 559 36 7.6 5.3-10.8 27 5.5 3.5- 8.7 496 86.9 82.9-90.1
$25,000- 34,999 310 14 4.6 2.4- 8.6 *** *** *** 286 92.2 87.6-95.2
$35,000- 49,999 422 19 4.5 2.7- 7.3 15 4.1 2.2- 7.3 388 91.4 87.6-94.2
$50,000-74,999 473 19 4.6 2.7- 7.7 *** *** *** 444 92.7 88.7-95.3
$75,000+ 819 26 3.2 2.1- 5.0 11 1.1 0.5- 2.3 782 95.6 93.7-97.0
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 685 24 3.6 2.2- 5.7 18 2.7 1.5- 4.7 643 93.7 91.1-95.6
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 1,211 59 5.1 3.8- 6.9 59 5.6 4.1- 7.7 1,093 89.3 86.8-91.3
No 2,366 99 4.5 3.6- 5.6 51 2.1 1.5- 3.0 2,216 93.4 92.1-94.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 489 17 5.3 3.2- 8.8 11 2.5 1.2- 5.0 461 92.2 88.4-94.8
Non-Veteran 3,099 141 4.6 3.8- 5.5 100 3.3 2.6- 4.2 2,858 92.1 90.8-93.2
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 860 48 4.9 3.6- 6.6 26 3.0 1.9- 4.7 786 92.1 89.9-93.9
Regional City or Suburban County 829 41 5.3 3.8- 7.5 21 3.3 2.1- 5.2 767 91.4 88.7-93.4
Rural 1,901 69 4.1 3.1- 5.5 65 3.4 2.5- 4.7 1,767 92.5 90.7-93.9
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,763 86 5.2 4.1- 6.6 43 2.5 1.7- 3.5 1,634 92.3 90.7-93.7
Unemployed 109 *** *** *** *** *** *** 93 89.5 81.8-94.2
Retired 1,094 27 2.8 1.7- 4.4 23 1.9 1.2- 3.0 1,044 95.3 93.5-96.7
Unable to Work 368 17 3.6 2.0- 6.4 24 7.5 4.6-12.0 327 88.9 84.0-92.4
Other not in Labor Force 238 18 5.9 3.6- 9.8 13 7.0 3.7-12.8 207 87.0 81.0-91.4
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 106 *** *** *** 13 12.2 6.2-22.7 84 77.0 65.3-85.6
50% to 100% 276 17 6.1 3.6-10.3 17 6.4 3.5-11.4 242 87.5 81.8-91.6
101% to 150% 529 35 6.7 4.6- 9.7 16 3.3 1.8- 6.1 478 90.0 86.3-92.8
151% to 200% 245 *** *** *** 11 5.3 2.7-10.1 228 92.8 87.8-95.9
More than 200% 1,739 66 4.1 3.1- 5.5 37 2.1 1.4- 3.2 1,636 93.8 92.2-95.0
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 685 24 3.6 2.2- 5.7 18 2.7 1.5- 4.7 643 93.7 91.1-95.6
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 763 30 4.6 2.9- 7.1 31 3.8 2.4- 6.0 702 91.6 88.6-93.9
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,529 59 4.1 3.1- 5.5 48 3.1 2.2- 4.4 1,422 92.8 91.0-94.2
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,298 69 5.3 4.1- 6.9 33 3.2 2.2- 4.8 1,196 91.5 89.4-93.2

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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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