2020 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Derived Variables and Risk Factors

Smoking Status*

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  Total
Respond.^
Smoke everyday Smoke some days Former smoker Never smoked
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 5,590 645 12.6 11.5-13.7 216 4.0 3.3- 4.7 1,435 23.8 22.4-25.2 3,294 59.7 58.1-61.3
-Non-Hispanic Black 1,023 115 12.9 10.3-16.1 44 4.4 3.1- 6.2 194 15.3 12.8-18.2 670 67.4 63.6-71.0
GENDER
Male 409 63 18.0 13.4-23.8 24 5.6 3.5- 8.9 106 20.0 15.9-24.8 216 56.4 50.3-62.3
Female 614 52 8.7 6.3-12.0 20 3.3 1.9- 5.7 88 11.5 8.6-15.2 454 76.4 71.8-80.4
AGE
18-34 183 22 12.5 8.0-19.1 *** *** *** *** *** *** 145 77.5 69.6-83.8
35-44 142 23 20.8 12.8-31.9 *** *** *** *** *** *** 104 67.6 56.8-76.9
45-54 169 22 12.4 7.4-20.1 *** *** *** 24 15.7 10.0-23.7 112 67.1 58.0-75.1
55-64 200 22 10.9 6.7-17.4 *** *** *** 40 17.3 11.9-24.4 125 63.6 54.8-71.6
65-74 211 23 11.0 6.8-17.5 *** *** *** 64 28.5 21.3-36.9 116 57.7 48.9-66.0
75+ 104 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 97 *** *** *** *** *** *** 20 19.5 11.7-30.7 *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 305 44 14.7 10.4-20.4 18 6.2 3.6-10.6 53 12.6 9.0-17.4 190 66.5 59.7-72.7
Some Post-H.S. 282 35 12.0 8.2-17.3 *** *** *** 60 17.4 12.7-23.5 176 66.6 59.6-73.0
College Graduate 337 *** *** *** *** *** *** 61 14.0 10.3-18.7 251 78.4 72.7-83.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 109 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 163 23 15.4 9.3-24.3 *** *** *** 34 19.7 12.9-29.0 97 59.2 48.9-68.8
$25,000- 34,999 107 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 131 12 13.1 7.1-22.8 *** *** *** 30 18.8 12.0-28.3 82 61.7 51.0-71.4
$50,000- 74,999 111 *** *** *** *** *** *** 21 14.8 9.2-23.1 75 74.8 64.9-82.7
$75,000+ 199 *** *** *** *** *** *** 32 14.1 9.3-20.8 150 76.8 68.9-83.2
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 302 52 21.4 15.1-29.4 *** *** *** 76 20.4 15.3-26.5 161 53.5 45.8-61.1
No 719 63 9.9 7.5-13.1 31 4.3 2.8- 6.5 117 13.5 10.8-16.9 508 72.3 68.0-76.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 143 15 10.4 5.8-18.1 *** *** *** 48 27.7 19.9-37.1 *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 880 100 13.3 10.5-16.8 33 3.5 2.3- 5.4 146 13.5 10.9-16.5 601 69.7 65.6-73.5
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY1
Urban 364 35 9.7 6.7-13.9 *** *** *** 53 12.0 8.5-16.7 266 75.5 69.8-80.4
Regional City or Suburban County 270 29 12.6 8.2-18.9 *** *** *** 54 16.9 12.2-23.1 175 64.3 56.6-71.3
Rural 389 51 17.5 12.2-24.4 22 5.1 3.0- 8.5 87 18.6 14.2-23.9 229 58.8 52.0-65.4
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 488 50 11.5 8.3-15.7 22 4.2 2.6- 6.9 52 9.9 7.2-13.5 364 74.4 69.4-78.8
Unemployed 88 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 294 21 8.9 5.4-14.5 *** *** *** 99 32.1 25.6-39.4 165 56.0 48.5-63.3
Unable to Work 112 23 20.4 12.6-31.3 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 35 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 48 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 103 *** *** *** *** *** *** 20 12.4 6.9-21.4 *** *** ***
101% to 150% 138 20 16.3 9.7-26.0 *** *** *** 27 18.3 11.2-28.6 *** *** ***
151% to 200% 97 *** *** *** *** *** *** 17 15.9 8.8-27.0 *** *** ***
More than 200% 431 33 8.1 5.4-12.0 17 4.1 2.3- 7.3 84 15.5 12.0-19.9 297 72.3 66.9-77.1
HOUSING
Own 553 40 9.6 6.4-14.3 18 3.0 1.7- 5.1 126 19.0 15.2-23.4 369 68.4 63.1-73.4
Rent 367 53 15.5 11.4-20.8 18 5.6 3.1- 9.6 58 13.3 9.7-17.9 238 65.7 59.4-71.5
Other arrangement 96 22 21.8 13.7-32.8 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 412 48 13.7 9.7-18.9 20 5.7 3.2- 9.8 86 16.9 13.0-21.9 258 63.7 57.5-69.6
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 269 35 17.5 11.7-25.4 *** *** *** 48 15.2 10.8-20.9 175 63.5 55.7-70.7
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 342 32 9.1 6.1-13.2 *** *** *** 60 14.2 10.3-19.3 237 72.9 66.9-78.1
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 176 18 10.2 6.2-16.3 *** *** *** 40 17.1 11.6-24.4 113 69.6 61.2-76.9
2nd Quartile 258 29 14.7 9.7-21.6 *** *** *** 31 11.5 7.5-17.1 184 68.9 61.4-75.5
3rd Quartile 359 38 10.6 7.2-15.3 16 5.0 2.8- 8.8 69 16.6 12.5-21.6 236 67.8 61.6-73.5
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 230 30 16.2 10.3-24.5 *** *** *** 54 19.5 13.7-27.0 137 60.8 51.9-69.1

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*Data in this table were derived from the tobacco use questions 1 and 2.
Overall smoking prevalence estimates can be obtained by adding 'Smoke everyday' and 'Smoke some days' rates.

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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