2020 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Tobacco Use

Do you now smoke cigarettes every day, some days, or not at all?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Everyday Some days Not at all
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 2,296 645 31.2 28.8-33.6 216 9.8 8.4-11.5 1,435 59.0 56.4-61.5
-Non-Hispanic Black 353 115 39.6 32.9-46.8 44 13.4 9.5-18.6 194 47.0 40.2-53.9
GENDER
Male 193 63 41.3 32.3-51.0 24 12.9 8.1-19.9 106 45.8 37.0-54.8
Female 160 52 37.1 27.8-47.4 20 14.1 8.2-23.0 *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 38 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-44 38 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
45-54 57 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
55-64 75 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
65-74 95 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
75+ 44 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 46 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 115 *** *** *** 18 18.5 10.9-29.7 *** *** ***
Some Post-H.S. 106 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
College Graduate 86 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 51 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 66 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 39 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 49 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 36 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 49 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 141 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 211 63 35.8 27.9-44.6 31 15.4 10.1-22.6 117 48.8 40.3-57.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 74 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 279 100 43.9 36.1-51.9 33 11.7 7.7-17.3 146 44.4 36.9-52.3
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY1
Urban 98 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Regional City or Suburban County 95 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Rural 160 *** *** *** 22 12.4 7.4-20.2 *** *** ***
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 124 *** *** *** 22 16.6 10.2-25.7 *** *** ***
Unemployed 31 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 129 21 20.3 12.5-31.2 *** *** *** 99 72.9 61.7-81.7
Unable to Work 61 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 5 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 26 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 42 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 56 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
151% to 200% 30 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 134 33 29.1 20.1-40.1 17 14.7 8.4-24.7 *** *** ***
HOUSING
Own 184 40 30.5 21.3-41.7 18 9.4 5.4-15.8 126 60.1 49.5-69.8
Rent 129 *** *** *** 18 16.2 9.4-26.5 58 38.7 29.0-49.3
Other arrangement 39 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 154 48 37.7 28.0-48.5 20 15.6 9.0-25.6 *** *** ***
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 94 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 105 *** *** *** 13 14.1 7.8-24.2 *** *** ***
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 63 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
2nd Quartile 74 *** *** *** 14 15.7 8.5-27.0 *** *** ***
3rd Quartile 123 *** *** *** 16 15.6 8.9-25.9 *** *** ***
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 93 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***

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*This question was asked only of respondents who reported ever smoking at least 100 or more cigarettes.

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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