2020 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Tobacco Use

Have you smoked at least 100 cigarettes in your entire life?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 5,594 2,300 40.3 38.8-42.0 3,294 59.7 58.0-61.2
-Non-Hispanic Black 1,024 354 32.7 29.1-36.5 670 67.3 63.5-70.9
GENDER
Male 409 193 43.6 37.7-49.7 216 56.4 50.3-62.3
Female 615 161 23.8 19.8-28.4 454 76.2 71.6-80.2
AGE
18-34 184 39 22.9 16.6-30.9 145 77.1 69.1-83.4
35-44 142 38 32.4 23.1-43.2 104 67.6 56.8-76.9
45-54 169 57 32.9 24.9-42.0 112 67.1 58.0-75.1
55-64 200 75 36.4 28.4-45.2 125 63.6 54.8-71.6
65-74 211 95 42.3 34.0-51.1 116 57.7 48.9-66.0
75+ 104 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 97 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 305 115 33.5 27.3-40.3 190 66.5 59.7-72.7
Some Post-H.S. 283 107 33.7 27.4-40.7 176 66.3 59.3-72.6
College Graduate 337 86 21.6 16.9-27.3 251 78.4 72.7-83.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 109 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 164 67 41.4 31.9-51.7 97 58.6 48.3-68.1
$25,000- 34,999 107 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 131 *** *** *** 82 61.7 51.0-71.4
$50,000- 74,999 111 36 25.2 17.3-35.1 75 74.8 64.9-82.7
$75,000+ 199 49 23.2 16.8-31.1 150 76.8 68.9-83.2
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 303 142 46.8 39.2-54.5 161 53.2 45.5-60.8
No 719 211 27.7 23.8-32.0 508 72.3 68.0-76.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 143 74 48.0 38.0-58.1 *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 881 280 30.4 26.6-34.6 601 69.6 65.4-73.4
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY1
Urban 365 99 24.8 19.9-30.4 266 75.2 69.6-80.1
Regional City or Suburban County 270 95 35.7 28.7-43.4 175 64.3 56.6-71.3
Rural 389 160 41.2 34.6-48.0 229 58.8 52.0-65.4
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 488 124 25.6 21.2-30.6 364 74.4 69.4-78.8
Unemployed 89 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 294 129 44.0 36.7-51.5 165 56.0 48.5-63.3
Unable to Work 112 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 35 *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 48 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 104 *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 138 *** *** *** *** *** ***
151% to 200% 97 *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 431 134 27.7 22.9-33.1 297 72.3 66.9-77.1
HOUSING
Own 553 184 31.6 26.6-36.9 369 68.4 63.1-73.4
Rent 368 130 34.6 28.8-40.9 238 65.4 59.1-71.2
Other arrangement 96 *** *** *** *** *** ***
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 412 154 36.3 30.4-42.5 258 63.7 57.5-69.6
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 269 94 36.5 29.3-44.3 175 63.5 55.7-70.7
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 343 106 27.4 22.2-33.4 237 72.6 66.6-77.8
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 177 64 31.0 23.6-39.4 113 69.0 60.6-76.4
2nd Quartile 258 74 31.1 24.5-38.6 184 68.9 61.4-75.5
3rd Quartile 359 123 32.2 26.5-38.4 236 67.8 61.6-73.5
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 230 93 39.2 30.9-48.1 137 60.8 51.9-69.1

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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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