2020 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

E-Cigarettes

E-Cigarette/Vaping Status*

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  Total
Respond.^
Never Used No Longer Used Use Some Days Use Every Day
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 4,817 3,916 78.1 76.6-79.6 714 17.2 15.9-18.7 108 2.7 2.2- 3.3 79 2.0 1.5- 2.6
GENDER
Male 2,143 1,684 75.0 72.6-77.3 366 19.8 17.7-22.1 48 2.7 2.0- 3.6 45 2.5 1.8- 3.4
Female 2,674 2,232 80.9 78.9-82.7 348 14.9 13.2-16.7 60 2.7 2.0- 3.5 34 1.6 1.0- 2.4
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 3,042 2,414 75.6 73.6-77.5 478 18.3 16.6-20.1 84 3.4 2.7- 4.3 66 2.7 2.0- 3.5
Non-Hispanic Black 920 804 84.6 81.1-87.6 103 13.6 10.8-17.0 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 146 117 74.2 63.4-82.7 25 20.5 13.2-30.4 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Multiracial 81 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 85 68 86.1 76.0-92.3 13 12.1 6.2-22.3 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Hispanic 451 378 79.9 74.5-84.4 62 17.0 12.9-22.2 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 846 527 62.7 58.9-66.4 241 27.9 24.5-31.5 46 5.0 3.7- 6.8 32 4.4 3.0- 6.3
35-44 664 493 73.9 69.5-77.8 135 21.0 17.4-25.2 20 3.0 1.8- 4.8 16 2.1 1.2- 3.7
45-54 793 640 78.7 74.7-82.1 120 17.2 14.0-21.0 15 2.0 1.1- 3.6 18 2.2 1.2- 3.7
55-64 891 748 83.2 79.9-86.1 118 14.1 11.4-17.4 17 2.0 1.2- 3.3 *** *** ***
65-74 922 831 90.2 87.6-92.3 80 8.3 6.3-10.7 *** *** *** *** *** ***
75+ 604 591 97.9 95.8-98.9 13 2.1 1.1- 4.2 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 474 398 79.8 74.2-84.5 62 16.9 12.5-22.5 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,241 961 73.6 70.4-76.6 221 20.8 18.1-23.9 34 2.8 1.9- 4.2 25 2.7 1.7- 4.2
Some Post-H.S. 1,353 1,037 74.7 71.8-77.4 244 19.0 16.6-21.7 43 3.8 2.7- 5.2 29 2.4 1.6- 3.8
College Graduate 1,732 1,506 85.6 83.5-87.5 184 11.7 10.0-13.7 21 1.5 0.9- 2.4 21 1.2 0.7- 1.9
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 1,481 1,174 76.0 73.0-78.9 238 18.0 15.4-20.9 45 4.0 2.9- 5.5 24 2.0 1.3- 3.1
No 3,320 2,729 79.0 77.2-80.7 473 16.8 15.3-18.5 63 2.2 1.6- 2.8 55 2.0 1.5- 2.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 581 483 79.8 75.0-83.8 81 16.0 12.4-20.5 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 4,228 3,426 77.9 76.2-79.5 632 17.4 15.9-18.9 100 2.8 2.2- 3.4 70 2.0 1.5- 2.6
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 2,496 1,943 76.0 73.9-78.0 437 18.9 17.2-20.9 56 2.3 1.7- 3.1 60 2.8 2.0- 3.7
Unemployed 269 199 70.1 62.1-77.0 48 21.8 15.4-29.9 18 6.5 4.0-10.6 *** *** ***
Retired 1,361 1,269 92.7 90.7-94.3 83 6.4 4.9- 8.3 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Unable to Work 369 263 67.4 60.6-73.6 85 25.6 19.8-32.4 16 5.5 3.1- 9.5 *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 296 218 69.7 63.0-75.6 60 23.2 17.8-29.6 *** *** *** *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 344 252 67.0 59.3-73.9 72 27.4 20.7-35.2 17 5.0 2.8- 8.7 *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 676 545 78.6 74.4-82.2 104 16.5 13.3-20.3 13 2.1 1.1- 4.1 14 2.7 1.5- 4.9
$25,000- 34,999 400 305 70.5 64.0-76.1 76 23.1 17.9-29.2 13 3.7 2.1- 6.5 *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 547 418 73.8 69.1-78.1 111 22.7 18.6-27.3 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000-74,999 592 478 77.4 72.9-81.4 92 17.5 14.0-21.5 *** *** *** 13 2.8 1.4- 5.6
$75,000+ 1,303 1,090 81.0 78.2-83.5 154 13.9 11.7-16.4 32 3.0 2.1- 4.4 27 2.1 1.4- 3.2
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 955 828 83.6 80.2-86.5 105 13.1 10.5-16.3 15 2.1 1.2- 3.7 *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL1
Less than 50% 142 102 68.4 57.9-77.3 28 22.8 15.1-32.9 11 8.3 4.2-16.0 *** *** ***
50% to 100% 450 343 72.9 66.5-78.4 85 21.5 16.3-27.8 14 3.1 1.7- 5.6 *** *** ***
101% to 150% 520 391 73.3 68.4-77.7 108 21.8 17.8-26.5 12 2.6 1.4- 4.7 *** *** ***
151% to 200% 418 321 72.5 66.4-77.8 77 22.4 17.4-28.3 11 3.1 1.6- 5.8 *** *** ***
More than 200% 2,309 1,912 79.4 77.3-81.4 309 15.9 14.1-17.8 43 2.4 1.7- 3.3 45 2.3 1.6- 3.3
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 955 828 83.6 80.2-86.5 105 13.1 10.5-16.3 15 2.1 1.2- 3.7 *** *** ***
HOUSING
Own 3,279 2,816 83.0 81.2-84.6 382 14.2 12.7-15.9 45 1.6 1.2- 2.2 36 1.2 0.8- 1.8
Rent 1,159 834 67.9 64.5-71.2 243 22.9 20.1-26.1 50 5.2 3.8- 7.1 32 3.9 2.7- 5.7
Other arrangement 339 229 62.2 55.4-68.6 87 29.1 23.3-35.7 12 4.7 2.6- 8.3 11 4.0 2.0- 7.9
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 1,361 1,133 81.2 78.5-83.6 186 14.9 12.7-17.3 25 2.2 1.4- 3.3 17 1.8 1.0- 3.1
Regional City or Suburban County 1,316 1,055 76.1 73.0-79.0 203 18.6 16.0-21.5 31 3.0 2.0- 4.5 27 2.2 1.4- 3.4
Rural 2,140 1,728 77.0 74.5-79.4 325 18.1 15.9-20.5 52 2.8 2.1- 3.8 35 2.1 1.4- 3.0
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 1,413 1,154 78.4 75.4-81.1 201 16.1 13.7-18.9 34 3.1 2.2- 4.6 24 2.4 1.5- 3.8
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,534 1,230 76.5 73.6-79.1 248 19.3 16.8-22.1 36 2.4 1.7- 3.5 20 1.8 1.1- 3.0
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,870 1,532 79.3 76.9-81.5 265 16.1 14.1-18.3 38 2.6 1.9- 3.7 35 2.0 1.4- 2.9
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 1,453 1,183 77.8 75.0-80.4 214 17.3 15.0-19.9 30 2.8 1.9- 4.1 26 2.1 1.3- 3.1
2nd Quartile 1,243 1,000 77.4 74.3-80.2 190 17.8 15.2-20.7 33 2.8 1.9- 4.1 20 2.0 1.1- 3.3
3rd Quartile 1,366 1,093 77.1 74.1-79.7 225 18.9 16.4-21.6 25 2.0 1.3- 3.1 23 2.1 1.3- 3.2
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 755 640 83.4 79.4-86.8 85 11.2 8.4-14.7 20 3.5 2.1- 5.8 *** *** ***

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*Data in this table were derived from the E-Cigarettes questions 1 and 2. Those who answered no to the first question form the Never Used category.

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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