2020 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Tobacco Use

Use of Any Tobacco Product*

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  Total
Respond.^
No Use Use at least 1 Product
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 4,962 3,958 77.4 75.9-78.9 1,004 22.6 21.1-24.1
-Non-Hispanic Black 958 789 79.7 76.1-83.0 169 20.3 17.0-23.9
GENDER
Male 391 298 72.8 66.5-78.3 93 27.2 21.7-33.5
Female 567 491 85.7 81.6-89.0 76 14.3 11.0-18.4
AGE
18-34 155 119 74.8 66.2-81.9 36 25.2 18.1-33.8
35-44 135 105 74.7 63.4-83.3 30 25.3 16.7-36.6
45-54 163 126 79.6 71.1-86.0 37 20.4 14.0-28.9
55-64 192 158 80.3 72.2-86.5 34 19.7 13.5-27.8
65-74 199 171 86.7 79.8-91.4 28 13.3 8.6-20.2
75+ 101 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 93 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 290 225 77.1 70.5-82.6 65 22.9 17.4-29.5
Some Post-H.S. 268 221 81.8 75.6-86.8 47 18.2 13.2-24.4
College Graduate 305 276 89.0 83.3-93.0 29 11.0 7.0-16.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 100 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 157 122 75.7 65.7-83.5 35 24.3 16.5-34.3
$25,000- 34,999 95 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 124 105 78.6 67.7-86.6 19 21.4 13.4-32.3
$50,000- 74,999 101 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 185 164 87.7 80.2-92.7 21 12.3 7.3-19.8
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 290 226 72.0 63.6-79.0 64 28.0 21.0-36.4
No 665 560 82.5 78.6-85.9 105 17.5 14.1-21.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 130 110 80.6 70.3-88.0 20 19.4 12.0-29.7
Non-Veteran 828 679 79.6 75.6-83.1 149 20.4 16.9-24.4
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY1
Urban 324 275 84.2 79.0-88.4 49 15.8 11.6-21.0
Regional City or Suburban County 254 211 78.8 71.3-84.8 43 21.2 15.2-28.7
Rural 380 303 75.1 68.0-81.1 77 24.9 18.9-32.0
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 452 370 80.6 75.7-84.8 82 19.4 15.2-24.3
Unemployed 81 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 280 252 87.8 81.7-92.1 28 12.2 7.9-18.3
Unable to Work 111 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 28 *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 45 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 95 *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 137 103 71.7 61.0-80.4 34 28.3 19.6-39.0
151% to 200% 87 *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 395 343 85.8 80.9-89.7 52 14.2 10.3-19.1
HOUSING
Own 534 470 85.8 80.9-89.6 64 14.2 10.4-19.1
Rent 327 256 74.9 68.4-80.5 71 25.1 19.5-31.6
Other arrangement 90 *** *** *** *** *** ***
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 399 326 78.2 72.1-83.3 73 21.8 16.7-27.9
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 258 212 77.8 69.7-84.2 46 22.2 15.8-30.3
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 301 251 82.6 77.0-87.1 50 17.4 12.9-23.0
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 163 139 83.3 75.3-89.1 24 16.7 10.9-24.7
2nd Quartile 224 177 75.9 68.0-82.3 47 24.1 17.7-32.0
3rd Quartile 345 291 83.3 77.7-87.7 54 16.7 12.3-22.3
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 226 182 77.2 68.4-84.1 44 22.8 15.9-31.6

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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 2020 are NOT comparable to 2010
and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2020 Annual Results Technical Notes for more details.

1Based on U.S Census Bureau population estimates at the county level. Please see the BRFSS 2020 Annual Results Technical Notes for details.

2Based on 2020 U.S Census Bureau poverty threshold incomes. Please see the BRFSS 2020 Annual Results Technical Notes for details.

3NC Dept. of Commerce County Tier Classification, based on respondentís county of residence.
Please see the BRFSS 2020 Annual Results Technical Notes for details.

4Quartile of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Social Vulnerability Index
(https://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/placeandhealth/svi/index.html) for respondentís county of residence.
Please see the BRFSS 2020 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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