2020 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Tobacco Use

Current Smoker*

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  Total
Respond.^
No Yes
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 5,590 4,729 83.5 82.2-84.7 861 16.5 15.3-17.8
GENDER
Male 2,524 2,082 81.2 79.2-83.1 442 18.8 16.9-20.8
Female 3,066 2,647 85.6 83.9-87.1 419 14.4 12.9-16.1
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 3,587 3,019 82.9 81.3-84.4 568 17.1 15.6-18.7
Non-Hispanic Black 1,023 864 82.7 79.4-85.6 159 17.3 14.4-20.6
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 146 108 69.8 58.8-78.9 38 30.2 21.1-41.2
Non-Hispanic Multiracial 99 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 108 97 89.9 80.9-94.9 11 10.1 5.1-19.1
Hispanic 517 468 91.1 87.6-93.6 49 8.9 6.4-12.4
AGE
18-34 1,121 954 85.2 82.6-87.4 167 14.8 12.6-17.4
35-44 769 618 78.7 74.8-82.1 151 21.3 17.9-25.2
45-54 893 727 80.9 77.4-84.0 166 19.1 16.0-22.6
55-64 1,008 812 79.0 75.6-82.1 196 21.0 17.9-24.4
65-74 1,031 891 86.3 83.6-88.7 140 13.7 11.3-16.4
75+ 658 624 94.1 91.0-96.2 34 5.9 3.8- 9.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 509 377 72.4 67.0-77.2 132 27.6 22.8-33.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,420 1,118 78.9 76.2-81.4 302 21.1 18.6-23.8
Some Post-H.S. 1,545 1,259 82.3 80.0-84.4 286 17.7 15.6-20.0
College Graduate 2,097 1,960 93.8 92.5-95.0 137 6.2 5.0- 7.5
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 1,638 1,269 75.1 72.2-77.8 369 24.9 22.2-27.8
No 3,931 3,442 86.7 85.3-87.9 489 13.3 12.1-14.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 733 627 83.9 80.1-87.0 106 16.1 13.0-19.9
Non-Veteran 4,847 4,092 83.4 82.0-84.7 755 16.6 15.3-18.0
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 2,932 2,501 84.6 83.0-86.1 431 15.4 13.9-17.0
Unemployed 340 254 71.8 65.0-77.7 86 28.2 22.3-35.0
Retired 1,514 1,357 89.1 86.9-90.9 157 10.9 9.1-13.1
Unable to Work 411 255 58.5 52.0-64.6 156 41.5 35.4-48.0
Other not in Labor Force 353 325 92.2 88.2-94.9 28 7.8 5.1-11.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 397 265 64.6 57.8-70.8 132 35.4 29.2-42.2
$15,000- 24,999 754 577 75.0 70.9-78.7 177 25.0 21.3-29.1
$25,000- 34,999 464 378 78.3 72.8-82.9 86 21.7 17.1-27.2
$35,000- 49,999 642 536 82.4 78.6-85.7 106 17.6 14.3-21.4
$50,000-74,999 678 592 87.3 84.1-89.9 86 12.7 10.1-15.9
$75,000+ 1,542 1,412 90.8 88.9-92.5 130 9.2 7.5-11.1
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 1,113 969 85.8 83.0-88.3 144 14.2 11.7-17.0
POVERTY LEVEL1
Less than 50% 161 101 61.1 51.5-69.9 60 38.9 30.1-48.5
50% to 100% 509 366 71.1 65.3-76.2 143 28.9 23.8-34.7
101% to 150% 576 446 75.6 70.8-79.7 130 24.4 20.3-29.2
151% to 200% 487 402 80.7 75.7-84.9 85 19.3 15.1-24.3
More than 200% 2,718 2,422 88.6 87.0-90.0 296 11.4 10.0-13.0
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 1,113 969 85.8 83.0-88.3 144 14.2 11.7-17.0
HOUSING
Own 3,698 3,248 86.1 84.6-87.5 450 13.9 12.5-15.4
Rent 1,452 1,124 76.5 73.7-79.0 328 23.5 21.0-26.3
Other arrangement 393 311 80.2 74.8-84.6 82 19.8 15.4-25.2
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 1,696 1,515 88.8 86.9-90.5 181 11.2 9.5-13.1
Regional City or Suburban County 1,528 1,281 82.2 79.6-84.5 247 17.8 15.5-20.4
Rural 2,366 1,933 79.4 77.1-81.5 433 20.6 18.5-22.9
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 1,567 1,271 79.9 77.2-82.3 296 20.1 17.7-22.8
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,720 1,439 81.2 78.6-83.5 281 18.8 16.5-21.4
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 2,303 2,019 86.9 85.2-88.5 284 13.1 11.5-14.8
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 1,738 1,515 85.8 83.7-87.7 223 14.2 12.3-16.3
2nd Quartile 1,488 1,252 82.7 80.1-85.0 236 17.3 15.0-19.9
3rd Quartile 1,560 1,304 82.4 79.9-84.6 256 17.6 15.4-20.1
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 804 658 82.2 78.4-85.5 146 17.8 14.5-21.6

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*Data in this table were derived from the tobacco use questions 1 and 2.

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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