2020 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Secondhand Smoke

On how many of the past 7 days, did someone smoke in your indoor workplace while you were there?*

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  Total
Respond.^
1-6 days All 7 days No days
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 2,382 71 2.8 2.1- 3.7 92 4.4 3.5- 5.5 2,219 92.8 91.4-94.0
GENDER
Male 1,198 54 4.3 3.1- 5.8 73 7.1 5.5- 9.1 1,071 88.7 86.3-90.7
Female 1,184 17 1.3 0.7- 2.3 19 1.4 0.8- 2.5 1,148 97.3 95.9-98.2
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 1,468 26 1.6 1.1- 2.5 51 4.1 3.0- 5.5 1,391 94.3 92.8-95.5
Non-Hispanic Black 419 15 3.8 2.0- 7.0 14 3.9 2.0- 7.5 390 92.3 88.1-95.1
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 54 *** *** *** *** *** *** 50 95.4 86.7-98.5
Non-Hispanic Multiracial 41 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 58 *** *** *** *** *** *** 54 94.6 85.7-98.1
Hispanic 288 23 8.2 5.0-13.2 22 8.9 5.7-13.9 243 82.8 76.8-87.5
AGE
18-34 569 21 3.8 2.3- 6.2 28 5.4 3.6- 8.1 520 90.8 87.5-93.2
35-44 503 14 2.1 1.2- 3.8 20 3.7 2.2- 6.0 469 94.2 91.6-96.0
45-54 573 17 2.9 1.6- 5.0 20 4.1 2.5- 6.8 536 93.0 89.9-95.2
55-64 473 11 2.1 1.1- 4.2 15 3.6 2.0- 6.6 447 94.2 91.0-96.3
65-74 188 *** *** *** *** *** *** 176 93.4 88.3-96.4
75+ 26 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 168 14 6.9 3.8-12.4 18 11.6 7.0-18.5 136 81.5 73.8-87.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 521 23 3.4 2.0- 5.8 33 6.4 4.4- 9.3 465 90.2 86.8-92.8
Some Post-H.S. 634 16 2.6 1.5- 4.6 26 4.3 2.7- 6.7 592 93.1 90.3-95.1
College Graduate 1,050 17 1.6 0.9- 2.7 15 1.4 0.8- 2.4 1,018 97.0 95.7-98.0
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 387 18 3.9 2.2- 6.9 25 6.7 4.4-10.2 344 89.4 85.3-92.4
No 1,987 53 2.6 1.9- 3.6 67 3.9 3.0- 5.2 1,867 93.4 92.0-94.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 228 *** *** *** *** *** *** 214 94.2 89.2-97.0
Non-Veteran 2,152 66 3.0 2.2- 3.9 83 4.4 3.4- 5.6 2,003 92.7 91.2-93.9
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 2,382 71 2.8 2.1- 3.7 92 4.4 3.5- 5.5 2,219 92.8 91.4-94.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 61 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 232 17 5.7 3.3- 9.7 22 9.5 5.9-15.0 193 84.8 78.8-89.3
$25,000- 34,999 181 *** *** *** *** *** *** 165 87.8 79.9-92.9
$35,000- 49,999 301 *** *** *** 11 3.4 1.7- 6.7 280 92.4 87.7-95.4
$50,000-74,999 338 *** *** *** *** *** *** 321 94.7 91.2-96.9
$75,000+ 907 15 1.6 0.9- 2.9 21 2.8 1.7- 4.6 871 95.6 93.5-97.0
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 362 *** *** *** 16 5.3 3.1- 8.8 337 92.7 89.0-95.2
POVERTY LEVEL1
Less than 50% 36 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 153 11 8.2 4.1-15.8 15 9.8 5.5-16.6 127 82.0 73.5-88.3
101% to 150% 207 12 4.7 2.4- 8.8 *** *** *** 185 87.9 81.0-92.5
151% to 200% 211 *** *** *** *** *** *** 197 94.1 88.8-97.0
More than 200% 1,395 30 2.1 1.4- 3.2 35 3.1 2.1- 4.5 1,330 94.8 93.1-96.0
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 362 *** *** *** 16 5.3 3.1- 8.8 337 92.7 89.0-95.2
HOUSING
Own 1,602 33 1.8 1.2- 2.7 52 3.4 2.5- 4.6 1,517 94.8 93.3-95.9
Rent 630 34 5.7 3.9- 8.4 27 5.5 3.5- 8.4 569 88.8 85.2-91.6
Other arrangement 133 *** *** *** 13 12.4 6.6-22.1 116 83.4 73.0-90.4
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 772 26 3.4 2.2- 5.4 24 3.2 2.0- 5.0 722 93.4 91.0-95.2
Regional City or Suburban County 644 17 2.1 1.2- 3.6 15 2.8 1.6- 5.0 612 95.1 92.7-96.7
Rural 966 28 2.8 1.8- 4.4 53 6.8 5.0- 9.2 885 90.4 87.7-92.5
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 625 19 2.8 1.5- 5.2 35 7.4 5.1-10.7 571 89.8 86.1-92.6
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 735 13 2.0 1.1- 3.7 34 5.1 3.5- 7.4 688 92.8 90.3-94.8
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,022 39 3.4 2.4- 4.9 23 2.4 1.5- 3.8 960 94.2 92.3-95.6
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 755 27 3.4 2.2- 5.2 16 2.0 1.2- 3.4 712 94.6 92.5-96.1
2nd Quartile 640 18 2.9 1.7- 4.8 26 4.9 3.2- 7.4 596 92.3 89.4-94.4
3rd Quartile 656 16 2.2 1.2- 3.9 31 5.4 3.6- 7.9 609 92.4 89.6-94.5
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 331 *** *** *** 19 6.8 4.0-11.4 302 90.6 85.2-94.1

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*Asked of respondents that were employed or self-employed.

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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