2020 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

E-Cigarettes

Do you now use e-cigarettes or other electronic vaping products every day, some days, or not at all?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Every Day Some Days Not at all
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 901 79 9.2 7.1-11.7 108 12.2 10.0-14.9 714 78.6 75.3-81.6
GENDER
Male 459 45 9.9 7.2-13.6 48 10.7 7.9-14.4 366 79.4 74.7-83.4
Female 442 34 8.3 5.5-12.2 60 14.0 10.6-18.2 348 77.8 72.7-82.1
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 628 66 11.0 8.4-14.2 84 13.9 11.1-17.4 478 75.1 70.9-78.8
Non-Hispanic Black 116 *** *** *** *** *** *** 103 88.3 79.7-93.6
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 29 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Multiracial 22 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 17 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Hispanic 73 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 319 32 11.7 8.1-16.6 46 13.5 10.0-18.1 241 74.8 69.0-79.8
35-44 171 16 8.2 4.8-13.8 20 11.5 7.1-18.0 135 80.3 72.8-86.2
45-54 153 18 10.1 5.8-17.0 15 9.3 5.0-16.5 120 80.6 72.1-87.0
55-64 143 *** *** *** 17 11.7 6.9-19.0 118 84.2 76.5-89.7
65-74 91 *** *** *** *** *** *** 80 84.5 72.2-92.0
75+ 13 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 76 *** *** *** *** *** *** 62 83.9 72.7-91.1
H.S. or G.E.D. 280 25 10.2 6.6-15.4 34 10.8 7.4-15.5 221 79.0 73.0-84.0
Some Post-H.S. 316 29 9.7 6.4-14.5 43 15.0 11.0-20.1 244 75.4 69.4-80.5
College Graduate 226 21 8.3 5.2-13.0 21 10.5 6.6-16.3 184 81.2 74.7-86.3
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 307 24 8.3 5.3-12.7 45 16.6 12.1-22.3 238 75.2 68.8-80.6
No 591 55 9.7 7.1-13.0 63 10.3 7.8-13.3 473 80.1 76.0-83.6
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 98 *** *** *** *** *** *** 81 79.3 67.8-87.5
Non-Veteran 802 70 9.0 6.8-11.7 100 12.5 10.1-15.4 632 78.5 75.0-81.7
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 553 60 11.5 8.6-15.2 56 9.6 7.2-12.7 437 78.9 74.6-82.6
Unemployed 70 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 92 *** *** *** *** *** *** 83 87.9 76.3-94.2
Unable to Work 106 *** *** *** 16 16.8 9.6-27.8 85 78.6 67.3-86.8
Other not in Labor Force 78 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 92 *** *** *** 17 15.2 8.5-25.7 72 82.8 72.2-90.0
$15,000- 24,999 131 14 12.8 7.3-21.5 13 10.0 5.3-18.1 104 77.2 67.4-84.7
$25,000- 34,999 95 *** *** *** 13 12.6 7.1-21.3 76 78.1 66.4-86.6
$35,000- 49,999 129 *** *** *** *** *** *** 111 86.6 78.5-92.0
$50,000-74,999 114 13 12.4 6.3-23.2 *** *** *** 92 77.3 66.2-85.5
$75,000+ 213 27 11.0 7.2-16.3 32 15.9 11.1-22.3 154 73.1 65.9-79.2
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 127 *** *** *** 15 12.9 7.3-21.6 105 79.9 70.2-87.1
POVERTY LEVEL1
Less than 50% 40 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 107 *** *** *** 14 11.4 6.2-20.0 85 79.3 68.3-87.2
101% to 150% 129 *** *** *** 12 9.7 5.4-16.9 108 81.9 73.1-88.3
151% to 200% 97 *** *** *** 11 11.2 5.8-20.3 77 81.3 70.7-88.7
More than 200% 397 45 11.3 8.0-15.7 43 11.5 8.4-15.6 309 77.2 72.0-81.7
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 127 *** *** *** 15 12.9 7.3-21.6 105 79.9 70.2-87.1
HOUSING
Own 463 36 7.0 4.7-10.4 45 9.5 6.9-12.9 382 83.5 79.2-87.0
Rent 325 32 12.3 8.5-17.5 50 16.2 12.0-21.5 243 71.5 65.3-77.0
Other arrangement 110 11 10.5 5.2-19.9 12 12.4 6.9-21.3 87 77.1 66.5-85.1
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 228 17 9.4 5.4-15.8 25 11.6 7.6-17.2 186 79.0 71.9-84.7
Regional City or Suburban County 261 27 9.3 6.0-14.1 31 12.7 8.7-18.2 203 78.0 71.6-83.3
Rural 412 35 8.9 6.2-12.7 52 12.2 9.1-16.2 325 78.8 73.9-83.0
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 259 24 10.9 6.8-17.0 34 14.5 10.1-20.5 201 74.6 67.4-80.6
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 304 20 7.5 4.5-12.3 36 10.2 7.1-14.5 248 82.2 76.6-86.7
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 338 35 9.7 6.7-13.8 38 12.7 9.1-17.4 265 77.6 72.1-82.3
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 270 26 9.3 6.1-13.9 30 12.5 8.6-17.8 214 78.2 72.1-83.3
2nd Quartile 243 20 8.7 5.1-14.3 33 12.6 8.7-17.9 190 78.7 72.1-84.1
3rd Quartile 273 23 9.0 5.8-13.8 25 8.7 5.6-13.2 225 82.3 76.6-86.9
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 115 *** *** *** 20 21.3 13.2-32.5 *** *** ***

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*Asked of respondents who said they have used an e-cigarette at least once in their entire life.

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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