2020 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Tobacco Use

Use of Any Tobacco Product*

View results for a demographic group:
Select a different topic:
View results for a different geographical area:
  Total
Respond.^
No Use Use at least 1 Product
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 4,962 3,958 77.4 75.9-78.9 1,004 22.6 21.1-24.1
GENDER
Male 2,223 1,683 72.7 70.2-75.0 540 27.3 25.0-29.8
Female 2,739 2,275 81.8 79.9-83.6 464 18.2 16.4-20.1
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 3,123 2,454 75.6 73.6-77.4 669 24.4 22.6-26.4
Non-Hispanic Black 958 789 79.7 76.1-83.0 169 20.3 17.0-23.9
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 147 *** *** *** 53 38.7 29.0-49.5
Non-Hispanic Multiracial 85 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 87 72 82.5 70.2-90.5 15 17.5 9.5-29.8
Hispanic 461 399 85.8 81.3-89.4 62 14.2 10.6-18.7
AGE
18-34 867 646 73.9 70.3-77.1 221 26.1 22.9-29.7
35-44 685 508 71.9 67.5-76.0 177 28.1 24.0-32.5
45-54 820 623 74.1 70.1-77.8 197 25.9 22.2-29.9
55-64 915 710 76.5 72.8-79.8 205 23.5 20.2-27.2
65-74 946 797 84.1 81.0-86.8 149 15.9 13.2-19.0
75+ 624 580 92.6 89.2-95.0 44 7.4 5.0-10.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 490 343 68.5 62.9-73.6 147 31.5 26.4-37.1
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,292 946 71.9 68.7-74.8 346 28.1 25.2-31.3
Some Post-H.S. 1,394 1,071 76.1 73.3-78.7 323 23.9 21.3-26.7
College Graduate 1,769 1,586 89.3 87.4-90.9 183 10.7 9.1-12.6
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 1,522 1,121 70.8 67.6-73.8 401 29.2 26.2-32.4
No 3,420 2,821 80.2 78.5-81.9 599 19.8 18.1-21.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 601 485 78.0 73.4-82.0 116 22.0 18.0-26.6
Non-Veteran 4,352 3,464 77.3 75.7-78.9 888 22.7 21.1-24.3
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 2,564 2,031 77.3 75.3-79.3 533 22.7 20.7-24.7
Unemployed 285 195 65.1 57.5-72.0 90 34.9 28.0-42.5
Retired 1,397 1,226 86.8 84.3-88.9 171 13.2 11.1-15.7
Unable to Work 385 224 55.2 48.6-61.6 161 44.8 38.4-51.4
Other not in Labor Force 299 253 83.4 77.7-87.9 46 16.6 12.1-22.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 357 222 60.4 53.1-67.2 135 39.6 32.8-46.9
$15,000- 24,999 702 507 70.6 66.1-74.7 195 29.4 25.3-33.9
$25,000- 34,999 412 309 68.4 62.0-74.1 103 31.6 25.9-38.0
$35,000- 49,999 557 441 76.7 72.1-80.8 116 23.3 19.2-27.9
$50,000-74,999 605 502 81.0 76.8-84.6 103 19.0 15.4-23.2
$75,000+ 1,325 1,136 83.4 80.8-85.8 189 16.6 14.2-19.2
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 1,004 841 82.0 78.6-84.9 163 18.0 15.1-21.4
POVERTY LEVEL1
Less than 50% 147 82 54.7 44.6-64.5 65 45.3 35.5-55.4
50% to 100% 465 313 65.6 59.4-71.4 152 34.4 28.6-40.6
101% to 150% 538 390 69.7 64.5-74.4 148 30.3 25.6-35.5
151% to 200% 431 329 73.7 67.9-78.8 102 26.3 21.2-32.1
More than 200% 2,352 1,981 81.8 79.8-83.7 371 18.2 16.3-20.2
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 1,004 841 82.0 78.6-84.9 163 18.0 15.1-21.4
HOUSING
Own 3,378 2,828 80.9 79.0-82.6 550 19.1 17.4-21.0
Rent 1,192 843 68.6 65.2-71.8 349 31.4 28.2-34.8
Other arrangement 346 245 70.4 64.0-76.1 101 29.6 23.9-36.0
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 1,404 1,200 83.7 81.2-86.0 204 16.3 14.0-18.8
Regional City or Suburban County 1,351 1,072 76.3 73.3-79.1 279 23.7 20.9-26.7
Rural 2,207 1,686 73.1 70.5-75.5 521 26.9 24.5-29.5
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 1,461 1,116 74.3 71.3-77.1 345 25.7 22.9-28.7
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,574 1,237 74.9 72.0-77.6 337 25.1 22.4-28.0
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,927 1,605 81.2 78.9-83.2 322 18.8 16.8-21.1
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 1,491 1,239 80.7 78.1-83.0 252 19.3 17.0-21.9
2nd Quartile 1,277 1,003 75.5 72.3-78.3 274 24.5 21.7-27.7
3rd Quartile 1,419 1,125 77.1 74.2-79.7 294 22.9 20.3-25.8
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 775 591 75.7 71.4-79.6 184 24.3 20.4-28.6

Back to Tobacco Use.

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

2Based on U.S Census Bureau population estimates at the county level. 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.

BRFSS Home | Annual Questionnaires | Technical Notes

This page was generated on 30AUG21.

SCHS Home | FAQs | Contacts