2020 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

E-Cigarettes

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 4,817 901 21.9 20.4-23.4 3,916 78.1 76.6-79.6
GENDER
Male 2,143 459 25.0 22.7-27.4 1,684 75.0 72.6-77.3
Female 2,674 442 19.1 17.3-21.1 2,232 80.9 78.9-82.7
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 3,042 628 24.4 22.5-26.4 2,414 75.6 73.6-77.5
Non-Hispanic Black 920 116 15.4 12.4-18.9 804 84.6 81.1-87.6
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 146 29 25.8 17.3-36.6 117 74.2 63.4-82.7
Non-Hispanic Multiracial 81 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 85 17 13.9 7.7-24.0 68 86.1 76.0-92.3
Hispanic 451 73 20.1 15.6-25.5 378 79.9 74.5-84.4
AGE
18-34 846 319 37.3 33.6-41.1 527 62.7 58.9-66.4
35-44 664 171 26.1 22.2-30.5 493 73.9 69.5-77.8
45-54 793 153 21.3 17.9-25.3 640 78.7 74.7-82.1
55-64 891 143 16.8 13.9-20.1 748 83.2 79.9-86.1
65-74 922 91 9.8 7.7-12.4 831 90.2 87.6-92.3
75+ 604 13 2.1 1.1- 4.2 591 97.9 95.8-98.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 474 76 20.2 15.5-25.8 398 79.8 74.2-84.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,241 280 26.4 23.4-29.6 961 73.6 70.4-76.6
Some Post-H.S. 1,353 316 25.3 22.6-28.2 1,037 74.7 71.8-77.4
College Graduate 1,732 226 14.4 12.5-16.5 1,506 85.6 83.5-87.5
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 1,481 307 24.0 21.1-27.0 1,174 76.0 73.0-78.9
No 3,320 591 21.0 19.3-22.8 2,729 79.0 77.2-80.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 581 98 20.2 16.2-25.0 483 79.8 75.0-83.8
Non-Veteran 4,228 802 22.1 20.5-23.8 3,426 77.9 76.2-79.5
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 2,496 553 24.0 22.0-26.1 1,943 76.0 73.9-78.0
Unemployed 269 70 29.9 23.0-37.9 199 70.1 62.1-77.0
Retired 1,361 92 7.3 5.7- 9.3 1,269 92.7 90.7-94.3
Unable to Work 369 106 32.6 26.4-39.4 263 67.4 60.6-73.6
Other not in Labor Force 296 78 30.3 24.4-37.0 218 69.7 63.0-75.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 344 92 33.0 26.1-40.7 252 67.0 59.3-73.9
$15,000- 24,999 676 131 21.4 17.8-25.6 545 78.6 74.4-82.2
$25,000- 34,999 400 95 29.5 23.9-36.0 305 70.5 64.0-76.1
$35,000- 49,999 547 129 26.2 21.9-30.9 418 73.8 69.1-78.1
$50,000-74,999 592 114 22.6 18.6-27.1 478 77.4 72.9-81.4
$75,000+ 1,303 213 19.0 16.5-21.8 1,090 81.0 78.2-83.5
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 955 127 16.4 13.5-19.8 828 83.6 80.2-86.5
POVERTY LEVEL1
Less than 50% 142 40 31.6 22.7-42.1 102 68.4 57.9-77.3
50% to 100% 450 107 27.1 21.6-33.5 343 72.9 66.5-78.4
101% to 150% 520 129 26.7 22.3-31.6 391 73.3 68.4-77.7
151% to 200% 418 97 27.5 22.2-33.6 321 72.5 66.4-77.8
More than 200% 2,309 397 20.6 18.6-22.7 1,912 79.4 77.3-81.4
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 955 127 16.4 13.5-19.8 828 83.6 80.2-86.5
HOUSING
Own 3,279 463 17.0 15.4-18.8 2,816 83.0 81.2-84.6
Rent 1,159 325 32.1 28.8-35.5 834 67.9 64.5-71.2
Other arrangement 339 110 37.8 31.4-44.6 229 62.2 55.4-68.6
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 1,361 228 18.8 16.4-21.5 1,133 81.2 78.5-83.6
Regional City or Suburban County 1,316 261 23.9 21.0-27.0 1,055 76.1 73.0-79.0
Rural 2,140 412 23.0 20.6-25.5 1,728 77.0 74.5-79.4
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 1,413 259 21.6 18.9-24.6 1,154 78.4 75.4-81.1
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,534 304 23.5 20.9-26.4 1,230 76.5 73.6-79.1
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,870 338 20.7 18.5-23.1 1,532 79.3 76.9-81.5
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 1,453 270 22.2 19.6-25.0 1,183 77.8 75.0-80.4
2nd Quartile 1,243 243 22.6 19.8-25.7 1,000 77.4 74.3-80.2
3rd Quartile 1,366 273 22.9 20.3-25.9 1,093 77.1 74.1-79.7
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 755 115 16.6 13.2-20.6 640 83.4 79.4-86.8

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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 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.

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