2020 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Secondhand Smoke

On how many of the past 7 days, did you smell tobacco smoke from someone else's cigarette,
cigar, or pipe drifting into your home from nearby apartments or from outside?

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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 4,731 185 4.2 3.5- 5.1 94 2.3 1.8- 3.1 4,452 93.4 92.4-94.4
GENDER
Male 2,102 80 4.4 3.4- 5.8 45 2.9 1.9- 4.3 1,977 92.7 90.9-94.1
Female 2,629 105 4.1 3.2- 5.2 49 1.8 1.3- 2.6 2,475 94.1 92.8-95.2
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 2,997 98 3.5 2.7- 4.4 49 2.0 1.4- 2.8 2,850 94.5 93.4-95.5
Non-Hispanic Black 909 50 6.5 4.6- 9.1 26 3.4 1.8- 6.2 833 90.1 86.8-92.7
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 138 *** *** *** *** *** *** 127 92.3 84.1-96.4
Non-Hispanic Multiracial 74 *** *** *** *** *** *** 68 92.0 80.7-97.0
Non-Hispanic Other 84 *** *** *** *** *** *** 79 94.8 87.4-98.0
Hispanic 439 24 5.5 3.3- 9.0 *** *** *** 409 93.5 89.9-95.8
AGE
18-34 828 63 8.4 6.3-11.0 22 2.8 1.7- 4.5 743 88.8 85.9-91.2
35-44 656 23 3.2 2.0- 5.3 13 3.0 1.3- 6.7 620 93.8 90.2-96.1
45-54 783 29 2.6 1.7- 3.9 14 1.7 0.9- 3.3 740 95.7 93.8-97.0
55-64 873 30 3.1 2.1- 4.7 27 3.0 1.8- 5.0 816 93.9 91.6-95.6
65-74 906 27 2.7 1.7- 4.1 11 1.0 0.5- 2.2 868 96.3 94.6-97.5
75+ 589 12 2.1 1.0- 4.2 *** *** *** 571 96.5 94.0-98.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 450 27 5.6 3.6- 8.6 16 5.1 2.6- 9.8 407 89.3 84.5-92.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,221 43 4.0 2.7- 5.8 24 1.8 1.1- 2.8 1,154 94.3 92.3-95.7
Some Post-H.S. 1,331 54 4.1 2.9- 5.8 38 3.1 2.1- 4.6 1,239 92.8 90.7-94.4
College Graduate 1,714 61 4.0 3.0- 5.4 16 0.7 0.4- 1.2 1,637 95.3 93.9-96.4
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 1,450 61 4.4 3.2- 6.0 46 4.8 3.2- 7.0 1,343 90.8 88.3-92.8
No 3,265 124 4.2 3.4- 5.2 48 1.3 0.9- 1.9 3,093 94.5 93.3-95.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 573 14 3.1 1.7- 5.8 11 2.8 1.3- 5.7 548 94.1 90.7-96.3
Non-Veteran 4,150 171 4.4 3.6- 5.3 83 2.3 1.7- 3.1 3,896 93.3 92.2-94.3
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 2,459 108 4.4 3.5- 5.6 46 1.9 1.3- 2.7 2,305 93.7 92.3-94.8
Unemployed 267 *** *** *** 12 6.5 2.7-14.9 246 90.2 82.2-94.9
Retired 1,331 33 2.5 1.7- 3.8 17 1.2 0.6- 2.1 1,281 96.3 94.8-97.4
Unable to Work 358 19 6.2 3.7-10.2 14 5.6 2.9-10.4 325 88.2 82.9-92.1
Other not in Labor Force 290 15 6.1 3.3-11.3 *** *** *** 270 91.8 86.3-95.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 327 25 11.0 6.7-17.6 17 8.8 4.3-17.3 285 80.2 71.6-86.6
$15,000- 24,999 659 29 4.6 3.0- 7.0 22 2.6 1.6- 4.3 608 92.8 90.1-94.8
$25,000- 34,999 394 23 6.2 3.7-10.4 *** *** *** 364 91.5 87.0-94.6
$35,000- 49,999 539 22 4.0 2.5- 6.6 14 2.9 1.6- 5.2 503 93.0 90.0-95.2
$50,000-74,999 584 28 5.6 3.5- 8.8 11 2.5 1.3- 4.8 545 91.9 88.4-94.5
$75,000+ 1,295 33 2.6 1.7- 3.7 *** *** *** 1,252 96.5 95.0-97.6
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 933 25 2.5 1.5- 4.2 13 1.4 0.7- 2.7 895 96.1 94.2-97.4
POVERTY LEVEL1
Less than 50% 134 11 14.0 6.9-26.3 *** *** *** 114 79.4 67.5-87.7
50% to 100% 433 26 6.1 3.8- 9.7 17 6.8 3.4-13.3 390 87.1 80.9-91.4
101% to 150% 510 24 4.4 2.8- 7.0 18 2.9 1.6- 5.0 468 92.7 89.7-94.9
151% to 200% 409 22 6.5 3.9-10.9 15 3.2 1.8- 5.8 372 90.2 85.7-93.4
More than 200% 2,289 76 3.5 2.6- 4.5 21 1.3 0.7- 2.1 2,192 95.3 94.0-96.3
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 933 25 2.5 1.5- 4.2 13 1.4 0.7- 2.7 895 96.1 94.2-97.4
HOUSING
Own 3,220 83 2.8 2.1- 3.6 40 1.8 1.2- 2.7 3,097 95.4 94.2-96.4
Rent 1,138 87 8.9 6.9-11.3 42 3.7 2.5- 5.5 1,009 87.4 84.7-89.7
Other arrangement 336 15 4.9 2.5- 9.3 12 3.3 1.7- 6.4 309 91.8 87.1-94.9
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 1,343 64 4.5 3.3- 6.1 23 1.8 1.1- 2.9 1,256 93.7 91.9-95.1
Regional City or Suburban County 1,294 44 4.0 2.8- 5.7 29 2.9 1.8- 4.5 1,221 93.1 90.9-94.8
Rural 2,094 77 4.1 3.1- 5.5 42 2.4 1.4- 3.8 1,975 93.5 91.7-94.9
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 1,383 51 5.0 3.5- 7.2 31 2.3 1.4- 3.7 1,301 92.7 90.3-94.5
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,505 54 3.2 2.3- 4.4 27 2.3 1.3- 4.0 1,424 94.5 92.6-95.9
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,843 80 4.7 3.6- 6.1 36 2.3 1.5- 3.5 1,727 93.0 91.3-94.4
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 1,433 63 4.6 3.5- 6.1 28 2.4 1.5- 3.8 1,342 93.0 91.1-94.5
2nd Quartile 1,223 42 3.8 2.6- 5.5 26 2.5 1.4- 4.4 1,155 93.7 91.4-95.4
3rd Quartile 1,338 52 3.8 2.8- 5.3 24 2.1 1.3- 3.5 1,262 94.0 92.2-95.5
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 737 28 5.5 3.2- 9.3 16 2.0 1.1- 3.8 693 92.5 88.7-95.1

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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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