2020 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Secondhand Smoke

On how many of the past 7 days, did anyone smoke in your home 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 4,764 132 2.7 2.2- 3.3 307 7.5 6.6- 8.6 4,325 89.8 88.6-90.9
GENDER
Male 2,119 64 3.0 2.2- 4.0 144 8.0 6.5- 9.8 1,911 89.0 87.0-90.7
Female 2,645 68 2.4 1.8- 3.3 163 7.1 5.9- 8.5 2,414 90.5 88.9-91.8
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 3,021 63 1.9 1.4- 2.6 204 8.0 6.8- 9.3 2,754 90.1 88.7-91.4
Non-Hispanic Black 910 40 4.7 3.2- 6.8 64 8.4 6.1-11.5 806 86.9 83.5-89.7
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 140 *** *** *** 13 9.9 4.2-21.4 120 84.5 73.0-91.7
Non-Hispanic Multiracial 77 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 84 *** *** *** *** *** *** 81 95.4 79.6-99.1
Hispanic 440 15 2.8 1.6- 4.8 *** *** *** 417 95.4 92.9-97.1
AGE
18-34 832 32 3.9 2.6- 5.9 59 7.4 5.6- 9.8 741 88.6 85.8-90.9
35-44 661 14 2.0 1.1- 3.7 34 7.0 4.5-10.7 613 91.0 87.2-93.8
45-54 786 17 2.1 1.2- 3.7 65 9.1 6.7-12.2 704 88.8 85.5-91.4
55-64 882 31 3.0 1.9- 4.5 65 8.8 6.6-11.6 786 88.3 85.2-90.7
65-74 913 25 2.4 1.5- 3.9 60 7.3 5.4- 9.7 828 90.3 87.6-92.5
75+ 594 13 1.7 0.8- 3.5 19 3.9 2.0- 7.2 562 94.5 91.0-96.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 454 19 2.9 1.7- 4.9 51 13.7 9.7-19.0 384 83.4 78.0-87.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,229 47 4.0 2.9- 5.7 117 10.3 8.3-12.7 1,065 85.7 83.0-88.0
Some Post-H.S. 1,342 42 2.7 1.8- 4.0 86 6.3 4.9- 8.1 1,214 91.0 89.0-92.7
College Graduate 1,722 24 1.2 0.8- 2.0 50 3.4 2.4- 4.7 1,648 95.4 94.0-96.5
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 1,464 50 2.8 1.9- 4.0 148 13.1 10.8-15.9 1,266 84.1 81.2-86.6
No 3,285 82 2.6 2.0- 3.5 159 5.3 4.4- 6.4 3,044 92.1 90.8-93.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 578 14 1.7 0.9- 3.3 31 6.5 4.2- 9.8 533 91.8 88.4-94.3
Non-Veteran 4,178 118 2.8 2.2- 3.5 276 7.7 6.7- 8.9 3,784 89.5 88.2-90.7
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 2,470 56 2.4 1.7- 3.2 133 6.0 4.9- 7.2 2,281 91.7 90.2-92.9
Unemployed 270 14 4.1 2.2- 7.4 35 16.6 10.9-24.3 221 79.3 71.7-85.4
Retired 1,344 38 2.6 1.8- 3.8 57 5.0 3.6- 7.0 1,249 92.4 90.2-94.1
Unable to Work 363 18 4.3 2.3- 7.8 64 21.4 15.8-28.3 281 74.3 67.4-80.2
Other not in Labor Force 292 *** *** *** 15 5.1 2.9- 9.0 271 92.4 87.4-95.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 336 21 5.9 3.4- 9.9 56 22.7 16.2-30.7 259 71.5 63.6-78.3
$15,000- 24,999 667 35 3.8 2.5- 5.7 68 11.4 8.6-14.8 564 84.8 81.1-87.9
$25,000- 34,999 394 14 3.6 1.9- 6.7 29 8.8 5.7-13.2 351 87.6 82.8-91.2
$35,000- 49,999 544 14 2.3 1.3- 4.1 37 7.8 5.4-11.0 493 89.9 86.4-92.6
$50,000-74,999 588 13 3.5 1.9- 6.5 26 5.0 3.3- 7.5 549 91.5 88.1-94.0
$75,000+ 1,298 11 0.7 0.3- 1.3 37 2.9 2.0- 4.3 1,250 96.4 94.9-97.4
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 937 24 2.9 1.7- 4.8 54 7.0 5.1- 9.7 859 90.1 87.1-92.5
POVERTY LEVEL1
Less than 50% 138 *** *** *** 31 26.3 18.2-36.6 100 70.3 60.1-78.9
50% to 100% 440 22 4.4 2.6- 7.3 57 15.9 11.1-22.3 361 79.7 73.3-84.9
101% to 150% 515 28 4.8 3.1- 7.4 48 11.0 8.0-15.0 439 84.2 79.9-87.7
151% to 200% 413 14 2.7 1.4- 5.3 32 8.0 5.3-12.0 367 89.3 85.0-92.4
More than 200% 2,298 37 1.7 1.2- 2.6 84 4.0 3.1- 5.0 2,177 94.3 93.0-95.4
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 937 24 2.9 1.7- 4.8 54 7.0 5.1- 9.7 859 90.1 87.1-92.5
HOUSING
Own 3,245 69 2.0 1.5- 2.8 163 6.1 5.0- 7.3 3,013 91.9 90.5-93.1
Rent 1,143 52 4.5 3.2- 6.3 112 11.1 9.0-13.6 979 84.4 81.6-86.9
Other arrangement 338 *** *** *** 30 11.0 7.0-16.7 298 86.0 80.2-90.3
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 1,352 36 2.8 1.9- 4.1 61 4.5 3.4- 6.0 1,255 92.7 90.9-94.2
Regional City or Suburban County 1,308 30 1.8 1.2- 2.8 84 8.4 6.5-10.7 1,194 89.8 87.4-91.8
Rural 2,104 66 3.2 2.3- 4.5 162 9.5 7.8-11.5 1,876 87.3 85.1-89.2
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 1,391 49 3.5 2.3- 5.2 100 8.7 6.9-11.0 1,242 87.8 85.2-90.0
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,516 41 2.7 1.9- 3.9 112 9.2 7.3-11.5 1,363 88.1 85.7-90.2
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,857 42 2.2 1.6- 3.2 95 5.6 4.4- 7.1 1,720 92.2 90.5-93.6
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 1,445 31 1.9 1.3- 2.9 75 6.1 4.7- 7.9 1,339 92.0 90.1-93.5
2nd Quartile 1,232 29 2.2 1.4- 3.4 81 7.8 5.9-10.2 1,122 90.0 87.4-92.0
3rd Quartile 1,348 50 3.8 2.7- 5.3 93 7.9 6.3- 9.9 1,205 88.3 86.0-90.3
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 739 22 3.3 1.6- 6.6 58 9.7 6.9-13.5 659 87.0 82.6-90.3

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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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