2020 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Secondhand Smoke

Workplace Secondhand Smoke Exposure Indicator for Healthy North Carolina 2020*

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  Total
Respond.^
1-7 days No days
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 2,382 163 7.2 6.0- 8.6 2,219 92.8 91.4-94.0
GENDER
Male 1,198 127 11.3 9.3-13.7 1,071 88.7 86.3-90.7
Female 1,184 36 2.7 1.8- 4.1 1,148 97.3 95.9-98.2
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 1,468 77 5.7 4.5- 7.2 1,391 94.3 92.8-95.5
Non-Hispanic Black 419 29 7.7 4.9-11.9 390 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 45 17.2 12.5-23.2 243 82.8 76.8-87.5
AGE
18-34 569 49 9.2 6.8-12.5 520 90.8 87.5-93.2
35-44 503 34 5.8 4.0- 8.4 469 94.2 91.6-96.0
45-54 573 37 7.0 4.8-10.1 536 93.0 89.9-95.2
55-64 473 26 5.8 3.7- 9.0 447 94.2 91.0-96.3
65-74 188 12 6.6 3.6-11.7 176 93.4 88.3-96.4
75+ 26 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 168 32 18.5 12.7-26.2 136 81.5 73.8-87.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 521 56 9.8 7.2-13.2 465 90.2 86.8-92.8
Some Post-H.S. 634 42 6.9 4.9- 9.7 592 93.1 90.3-95.1
College Graduate 1,050 32 3.0 2.0- 4.3 1,018 97.0 95.7-98.0
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 387 43 10.6 7.6-14.7 344 89.4 85.3-92.4
No 1,987 120 6.6 5.3- 8.0 1,867 93.4 92.0-94.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 228 14 5.8 3.0-10.8 214 94.2 89.2-97.0
Non-Veteran 2,152 149 7.3 6.1- 8.8 2,003 92.7 91.2-93.9
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 2,382 163 7.2 6.0- 8.6 2,219 92.8 91.4-94.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 61 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 232 39 15.2 10.7-21.2 193 84.8 78.8-89.3
$25,000- 34,999 181 16 12.2 7.1-20.1 165 87.8 79.9-92.9
$35,000- 49,999 301 21 7.6 4.6-12.3 280 92.4 87.7-95.4
$50,000-74,999 338 17 5.3 3.1- 8.8 321 94.7 91.2-96.9
$75,000+ 907 36 4.4 3.0- 6.5 871 95.6 93.5-97.0
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 362 25 7.3 4.8-11.0 337 92.7 89.0-95.2
POVERTY LEVEL1
Less than 50% 36 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 153 26 18.0 11.7-26.5 127 82.0 73.5-88.3
101% to 150% 207 22 12.1 7.5-19.0 185 87.9 81.0-92.5
151% to 200% 211 14 5.9 3.0-11.2 197 94.1 88.8-97.0
More than 200% 1,395 65 5.2 4.0- 6.9 1,330 94.8 93.1-96.0
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 362 25 7.3 4.8-11.0 337 92.7 89.0-95.2
HOUSING
Own 1,602 85 5.2 4.1- 6.7 1,517 94.8 93.3-95.9
Rent 630 61 11.2 8.4-14.8 569 88.8 85.2-91.6
Other arrangement 133 17 16.6 9.6-27.0 116 83.4 73.0-90.4
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 772 50 6.6 4.8- 9.0 722 93.4 91.0-95.2
Regional City or Suburban County 644 32 4.9 3.3- 7.3 612 95.1 92.7-96.7
Rural 966 81 9.6 7.5-12.3 885 90.4 87.7-92.5
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 625 54 10.2 7.4-13.9 571 89.8 86.1-92.6
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 735 47 7.2 5.2- 9.7 688 92.8 90.3-94.8
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,022 62 5.8 4.4- 7.7 960 94.2 92.3-95.6
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 755 43 5.4 3.9- 7.5 712 94.6 92.5-96.1
2nd Quartile 640 44 7.7 5.6-10.6 596 92.3 89.4-94.4
3rd Quartile 656 47 7.6 5.5-10.4 609 92.4 89.6-94.5
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 331 29 9.4 5.9-14.8 302 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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