2020 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Tobacco Use

Use of Multiple Tobacco Products*

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  Total
Respond.^
No Use Use single product Use multiple products
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 4,962 3,958 77.4 75.9-78.9 857 19.1 17.7-20.6 147 3.5 2.9- 4.2
GENDER
Male 2,223 1,683 72.7 70.2-75.0 456 22.9 20.7-25.3 84 4.4 3.5- 5.6
Female 2,739 2,275 81.8 79.9-83.6 401 15.6 14.0-17.4 63 2.6 1.9- 3.4
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 3,123 2,454 75.6 73.6-77.4 551 19.9 18.2-21.7 118 4.5 3.7- 5.5
Non-Hispanic Black 958 789 79.7 76.1-83.0 156 18.6 15.5-22.1 13 1.7 0.9- 3.1
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 147 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Multiracial 85 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 87 72 82.5 70.2-90.5 14 17.0 9.1-29.4 *** *** ***
Hispanic 461 399 85.8 81.3-89.4 56 13.3 9.8-17.9 *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 867 646 73.9 70.3-77.1 173 21.0 17.9-24.3 48 5.2 3.8- 7.0
35-44 685 508 71.9 67.5-76.0 151 24.4 20.5-28.7 26 3.7 2.4- 5.5
45-54 820 623 74.1 70.1-77.8 170 22.5 19.0-26.5 27 3.3 2.1- 5.2
55-64 915 710 76.5 72.8-79.8 178 20.3 17.2-23.8 27 3.3 2.0- 5.2
65-74 946 797 84.1 81.0-86.8 137 14.1 11.6-17.1 12 1.8 0.9- 3.3
75+ 624 580 92.6 89.2-95.0 40 6.4 4.3- 9.6 *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 490 343 68.5 62.9-73.6 130 27.7 22.8-33.2 17 3.8 2.2- 6.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,292 946 71.9 68.7-74.8 294 23.8 21.0-26.9 52 4.3 3.2- 5.9
Some Post-H.S. 1,394 1,071 76.1 73.3-78.7 267 19.6 17.2-22.2 56 4.3 3.3- 5.7
College Graduate 1,769 1,586 89.3 87.4-90.9 161 9.4 7.8-11.2 22 1.4 0.8- 2.2
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 1,522 1,121 70.8 67.6-73.8 334 23.7 20.9-26.7 67 5.5 4.2- 7.3
No 3,420 2,821 80.2 78.5-81.9 519 17.1 15.6-18.8 80 2.6 2.1- 3.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 601 485 78.0 73.4-82.0 102 18.6 15.0-22.8 14 3.4 1.8- 6.5
Non-Veteran 4,352 3,464 77.3 75.7-78.9 755 19.2 17.7-20.8 133 3.5 2.9- 4.2
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 2,564 2,031 77.3 75.3-79.3 440 18.9 17.1-20.9 93 3.8 3.0- 4.7
Unemployed 285 195 65.1 57.5-72.0 74 29.4 22.8-37.0 16 5.5 3.2- 9.3
Retired 1,397 1,226 86.8 84.3-88.9 161 12.0 10.0-14.3 *** *** ***
Unable to Work 385 224 55.2 48.6-61.6 139 37.0 30.8-43.6 22 7.8 4.8-12.7
Other not in Labor Force 299 253 83.4 77.7-87.9 41 15.1 10.8-20.7 *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 357 222 60.4 53.1-67.2 110 31.9 25.5-39.1 25 7.8 4.7-12.6
$15,000- 24,999 702 507 70.6 66.1-74.7 169 24.7 20.8-29.0 26 4.7 3.1- 7.2
$25,000- 34,999 412 309 68.4 62.0-74.1 91 28.4 22.8-34.8 12 3.2 1.7- 6.2
$35,000- 49,999 557 441 76.7 72.1-80.8 103 21.2 17.3-25.8 13 2.1 1.2- 3.7
$50,000-74,999 605 502 81.0 76.8-84.6 87 16.1 12.7-20.2 16 2.8 1.7- 4.8
$75,000+ 1,325 1,136 83.4 80.8-85.8 154 13.5 11.4-16.0 35 3.1 2.1- 4.4
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 1,004 841 82.0 78.6-84.9 143 15.1 12.5-18.3 20 2.9 1.8- 4.7
POVERTY LEVEL1
Less than 50% 147 82 54.7 44.6-64.5 54 36.5 27.5-46.5 11 8.8 4.6-16.3
50% to 100% 465 313 65.6 59.4-71.4 125 28.2 22.8-34.4 27 6.1 3.8- 9.7
101% to 150% 538 390 69.7 64.5-74.4 131 26.5 22.0-31.5 17 3.9 2.3- 6.4
151% to 200% 431 329 73.7 67.9-78.8 89 23.7 18.8-29.5 13 2.6 1.4- 4.8
More than 200% 2,352 1,981 81.8 79.8-83.7 313 15.3 13.5-17.2 58 2.9 2.2- 3.8
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 1,004 841 82.0 78.6-84.9 143 15.1 12.5-18.3 20 2.9 1.8- 4.7
HOUSING
Own 3,378 2,828 80.9 79.0-82.6 483 16.6 15.0-18.4 67 2.5 1.9- 3.3
Rent 1,192 843 68.6 65.2-71.8 282 25.0 22.1-28.2 67 6.4 4.9- 8.3
Other arrangement 346 245 70.4 64.0-76.1 89 26.0 20.6-32.3 12 3.6 1.8- 6.9
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 1,404 1,200 83.7 81.2-86.0 170 13.7 11.6-16.1 34 2.6 1.8- 3.8
Regional City or Suburban County 1,351 1,072 76.3 73.3-79.1 240 20.1 17.6-23.0 39 3.5 2.5- 5.1
Rural 2,207 1,686 73.1 70.5-75.5 447 22.8 20.5-25.3 74 4.1 3.2- 5.3
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 1,461 1,116 74.3 71.3-77.1 296 21.3 18.7-24.1 49 4.4 3.2- 6.1
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,574 1,237 74.9 72.0-77.6 288 21.8 19.2-24.7 49 3.3 2.4- 4.5
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,927 1,605 81.2 78.9-83.2 273 15.7 13.8-17.9 49 3.1 2.2- 4.2
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 1,491 1,239 80.7 78.1-83.0 209 15.6 13.5-18.0 43 3.7 2.7- 5.2
2nd Quartile 1,277 1,003 75.5 72.3-78.3 228 20.8 18.1-23.9 46 3.7 2.7- 5.1
3rd Quartile 1,419 1,125 77.1 74.2-79.7 261 20.3 17.7-23.0 33 2.6 1.8- 3.8
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 775 591 75.7 71.4-79.6 159 20.3 16.7-24.4 25 4.0 2.5- 6.3

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*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.

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