2020 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Derived Variables and Risk Factors

Current Smoker*

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  Total
Respond.^
No Yes
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 5,590 4,729 83.5 82.2-84.7 861 16.5 15.3-17.8
-Non-Hispanic Black 1,023 864 82.7 79.4-85.6 159 17.3 14.4-20.6
GENDER
Male 409 322 76.4 70.4-81.4 87 23.6 18.6-29.6
Female 614 542 87.9 84.3-90.8 72 12.1 9.2-15.7
AGE
18-34 183 155 82.9 75.6-88.3 28 17.1 11.7-24.4
35-44 142 113 75.9 65.0-84.2 29 24.1 15.8-35.0
45-54 169 136 82.8 74.9-88.6 33 17.2 11.4-25.1
55-64 200 165 80.9 73.1-86.9 35 19.1 13.1-26.9
65-74 211 180 86.1 79.6-90.9 31 13.9 9.1-20.4
75+ 104 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 97 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 305 243 79.1 72.8-84.3 62 20.9 15.7-27.2
Some Post-H.S. 282 236 84.1 78.3-88.5 46 15.9 11.5-21.7
College Graduate 337 312 92.3 87.5-95.4 25 7.7 4.6-12.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 109 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 163 131 78.9 69.4-86.1 32 21.1 13.9-30.6
$25,000- 34,999 107 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 131 112 80.6 70.3-87.9 19 19.4 12.1-29.7
$50,000- 74,999 111 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 199 182 90.9 84.0-94.9 17 9.1 5.1-16.0
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 302 237 73.9 65.9-80.6 65 26.1 19.4-34.1
No 719 625 85.8 82.3-88.8 94 14.2 11.2-17.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 143 117 79.7 70.3-86.7 26 20.3 13.3-29.7
Non-Veteran 880 747 83.2 79.5-86.3 133 16.8 13.7-20.5
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY1
Urban 364 319 87.5 82.9-91.0 45 12.5 9.0-17.1
Regional City or Suburban County 270 229 81.2 74.1-86.7 41 18.8 13.3-25.9
Rural 389 316 77.4 70.5-83.1 73 22.6 16.9-29.5
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 488 416 84.3 79.8-87.9 72 15.7 12.1-20.2
Unemployed 88 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 294 264 88.1 82.2-92.2 30 11.9 7.8-17.8
Unable to Work 112 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 35 *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 48 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 103 *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 138 109 77.6 67.4-85.3 29 22.4 14.7-32.6
151% to 200% 97 *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 431 381 87.8 83.4-91.2 50 12.2 8.8-16.6
HOUSING
Own 553 495 87.4 82.7-91.0 58 12.6 9.0-17.3
Rent 367 296 79.0 73.1-83.8 71 21.0 16.2-26.9
Other arrangement 96 *** *** *** *** *** ***
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 412 344 80.7 74.8-85.4 68 19.3 14.6-25.2
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 269 223 78.7 70.8-84.9 46 21.3 15.1-29.2
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 342 297 87.1 82.5-90.7 45 12.9 9.3-17.5
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 176 153 86.7 80.0-91.4 23 13.3 8.6-20.0
2nd Quartile 258 215 80.4 73.4-86.0 43 19.6 14.0-26.6
3rd Quartile 359 305 84.4 79.0-88.6 54 15.6 11.4-21.0
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 230 191 80.3 71.8-86.8 39 19.7 13.2-28.2

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*Data in this table were derived from the tobacco use questions 1 and 2.

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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