2018 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Tobacco Use

Do you currently use chewing tobacco or snuff every day, some days, or not at all?

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  Total
Respond.^
Every day Some days Not at all
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 4,590 112 2.8 2.3- 3.5 83 1.9 1.4- 2.5 4,395 95.3 94.4-96.0
GENDER
Male 2,122 96 5.1 4.1- 6.4 64 3.3 2.4- 4.6 1,962 91.5 89.9-93.0
Female 2,468 16 0.7 0.4- 1.3 19 0.6 0.3- 1.1 2,433 98.7 98.0-99.2
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 3,072 91 3.6 2.9- 4.6 55 2.2 1.6- 3.1 2,926 94.2 92.9-95.2
Non-Hispanic Black 847 *** *** *** 17 1.5 0.9- 2.5 820 97.4 95.9-98.3
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 90 *** *** *** *** *** *** 78 89.3 79.0-94.9
Non-Hispanic Other 157 *** *** *** *** *** *** 152 98.3 95.4-99.4
Hispanic 364 *** *** *** *** *** *** 361 99.0 96.7-99.7
AGE
18-34 965 36 3.8 2.7- 5.4 29 2.7 1.7- 4.2 900 93.5 91.5-95.1
35-44 603 *** *** *** 14 3.2 1.6- 6.2 582 95.4 92.3-97.3
45-54 747 31 4.7 3.1- 7.1 14 1.3 0.6- 2.5 702 94.0 91.5-95.8
55-64 815 *** *** *** *** *** *** 797 98.0 96.5-98.9
65-74 848 18 2.5 1.5- 4.3 *** *** *** 820 96.4 94.5-97.7
75+ 533 11 2.4 1.1- 5.2 *** *** *** 515 95.7 92.2-97.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 496 21 4.0 2.4- 6.6 14 2.8 1.3- 5.7 461 93.2 89.8-95.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,140 49 4.6 3.3- 6.4 22 2.2 1.2- 3.9 1,069 93.2 91.0-94.9
Some Post-H.S. 1,311 31 2.5 1.7- 3.7 25 1.9 1.2- 3.0 1,255 95.5 94.1-96.7
College Graduate 1,639 12 0.8 0.4- 1.6 22 1.1 0.7- 1.9 1,605 98.0 97.1-98.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 381 17 4.4 2.4- 7.9 12 3.2 1.5- 6.6 352 92.4 88.1-95.3
$15,000- 24,999 680 13 2.5 1.3- 4.6 *** *** *** 657 96.1 93.9-97.6
$25,000- 34,999 407 14 4.9 2.7- 8.9 *** *** *** 388 94.3 90.4-96.7
$35,000- 49,999 539 *** *** *** 12 1.8 0.9- 3.6 519 96.3 94.0-97.8
$50,000-74,999 616 11 2.0 1.0- 3.8 *** *** *** 597 95.8 92.8-97.6
$75,000+ 1,088 25 2.6 1.7- 4.0 19 1.8 1.0- 3.3 1,044 95.6 93.8-96.9
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 885 25 3.0 1.9- 4.7 17 2.2 1.2- 4.0 843 94.8 92.6-96.4
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 1,454 50 4.0 2.9- 5.5 31 1.9 1.2- 2.9 1,373 94.1 92.4-95.5
No 3,122 62 2.3 1.8- 3.1 52 1.9 1.3- 2.7 3,008 95.8 94.7-96.6
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 696 28 5.3 3.5- 8.0 19 2.7 1.5- 4.6 649 92.0 89.0-94.3
Non-Veteran 3,897 85 2.4 1.9- 3.1 64 1.8 1.3- 2.5 3,748 95.8 94.9-96.5
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 1,231 14 1.5 0.9- 2.6 11 0.9 0.4- 1.7 1,206 97.6 96.4-98.4
Regional City or Suburban County 1,104 30 2.8 1.9- 4.1 25 3.0 1.8- 4.9 1,049 94.3 92.2-95.8
Rural 2,261 69 3.9 3.0- 5.2 47 2.0 1.4- 2.9 2,145 94.1 92.6-95.2
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 2,347 65 3.2 2.4- 4.1 53 2.3 1.6- 3.3 2,229 94.5 93.2-95.6
Unemployed 158 *** *** *** *** *** *** 149 93.5 87.2-96.9
Retired 1,301 23 2.0 1.2- 3.4 15 1.2 0.6- 2.5 1,263 96.7 95.1-97.8
Unable to Work 422 17 4.4 2.4- 8.0 *** *** *** 396 94.1 90.5-96.4
Other not in Labor Force 334 *** *** *** *** *** *** 330 98.7 96.2-99.5
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 138 *** *** *** *** *** *** 128 92.5 84.7-96.5
50% to 100% 340 *** *** *** 11 3.0 1.4- 6.3 322 95.5 92.0-97.5
101% to 150% 631 16 3.5 1.9- 6.1 *** *** *** 606 95.2 92.5-97.0
151% to 200% 318 *** *** *** *** *** *** 307 95.5 91.8-97.6
More than 200% 2,270 49 2.5 1.8- 3.4 41 2.0 1.3- 3.0 2,180 95.6 94.3-96.6
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 885 25 3.0 1.9- 4.7 17 2.2 1.2- 4.0 843 94.8 92.6-96.4
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 880 30 3.2 1.9- 5.1 21 2.2 1.2- 4.0 829 94.6 92.2-96.3
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,932 58 3.7 2.8- 4.9 38 2.0 1.4- 3.0 1,836 94.2 92.8-95.4
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,784 25 1.8 1.1- 2.8 24 1.6 1.0- 2.8 1,735 96.6 95.2-97.6

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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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