2020 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Derived Variables and Risk Factors

Smoking Status*

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  Total
Respond.^
Smoke everyday Smoke some days Former smoker Never smoked
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 5,590 645 12.6 11.5-13.7 216 4.0 3.3- 4.7 1,435 23.8 22.4-25.2 3,294 59.7 58.1-61.3
GENDER
Male 2,524 319 13.6 12.0-15.4 123 5.1 4.1- 6.4 750 27.3 25.2-29.4 1,332 54.0 51.6-56.4
Female 3,066 326 11.6 10.2-13.1 93 2.9 2.2- 3.7 685 20.5 18.8-22.4 1,962 65.0 62.9-67.1
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 3,587 447 13.6 12.3-15.1 121 3.5 2.8- 4.3 1,059 28.5 26.8-30.4 1,960 54.4 52.4-56.3
Non-Hispanic Black 1,023 115 12.9 10.3-16.1 44 4.4 3.1- 6.2 194 15.3 12.8-18.2 670 67.4 63.6-71.0
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 146 26 18.6 11.7-28.1 12 11.6 5.7-22.4 37 22.2 15.3-31.2 *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Multiracial 99 17 19.5 11.5-31.2 *** *** *** 26 20.7 12.7-31.9 *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 108 *** *** *** *** *** *** 19 13.9 7.7-24.0 78 75.9 64.9-84.3
Hispanic 517 22 3.8 2.4- 5.9 27 5.2 3.2- 8.3 71 12.4 9.5-16.0 397 78.7 74.2-82.5
AGE
18-34 1,121 110 9.8 8.0-12.0 57 5.0 3.7- 6.7 144 12.7 10.6-15.1 810 72.5 69.4-75.4
35-44 769 118 17.3 14.1-21.0 33 4.1 2.8- 5.9 152 19.9 16.6-23.6 466 58.8 54.4-63.0
45-54 893 120 13.7 11.2-16.8 46 5.4 3.6- 7.9 179 21.1 18.1-24.5 548 59.8 55.8-63.6
55-64 1,008 151 16.9 14.1-20.1 45 4.1 2.9- 5.9 271 27.3 24.0-30.9 541 51.7 47.8-55.5
65-74 1,031 111 11.1 9.0-13.8 29 2.5 1.7- 3.8 370 37.2 33.5-41.1 521 49.2 45.3-53.0
75+ 658 29 5.6 3.6- 8.8 *** *** *** 287 43.4 38.5-48.5 337 50.7 45.6-55.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 509 105 22.6 18.2-27.7 27 5.0 3.0- 8.4 118 23.7 19.2-28.8 259 48.7 43.2-54.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,420 228 15.8 13.6-18.2 74 5.3 4.0- 6.9 375 24.2 21.7-26.9 743 54.7 51.6-57.9
Some Post-H.S. 1,545 218 13.4 11.6-15.5 68 4.2 3.2- 5.5 455 26.8 24.3-29.5 804 55.5 52.5-58.4
College Graduate 2,097 91 4.2 3.3- 5.4 46 1.9 1.4- 2.7 485 20.1 18.2-22.1 1,475 73.8 71.6-75.9
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 1,638 283 19.3 16.8-22.0 86 5.6 4.3- 7.3 524 29.8 27.1-32.7 745 45.3 42.2-48.4
No 3,931 360 10.0 8.9-11.2 129 3.3 2.7- 4.1 906 21.5 20.0-23.1 2,536 65.2 63.4-67.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 733 74 10.5 8.1-13.6 32 5.6 3.7- 8.4 288 37.4 33.2-41.9 339 46.4 41.9-51.0
Non-Veteran 4,847 571 12.9 11.7-14.1 184 3.7 3.1- 4.5 1,145 21.9 20.5-23.3 2,947 61.5 59.8-63.2
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 2,932 310 11.4 10.0-12.8 121 4.0 3.2- 5.0 638 21.2 19.5-23.0 1,863 63.4 61.3-65.5
Unemployed 340 65 21.6 16.3-28.1 21 6.6 4.0-10.9 61 14.3 10.7-18.8 193 57.5 50.7-64.0
Retired 1,514 123 8.9 7.2-11.0 34 2.0 1.4- 3.0 563 37.7 34.5-41.0 794 51.3 48.0-54.6
Unable to Work 411 123 31.7 26.1-37.8 33 9.8 6.2-15.2 111 26.3 21.3-32.0 144 32.1 26.8-38.0
Other not in Labor Force 353 21 6.3 3.9-10.3 *** *** *** 55 13.5 9.8-18.4 270 78.6 73.1-83.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 397 101 28.2 22.3-34.9 31 7.3 4.6-11.3 81 17.1 12.8-22.5 184 47.5 40.9-54.2
$15,000- 24,999 754 142 20.7 17.2-24.7 35 4.3 2.9- 6.3 182 23.5 19.8-27.7 395 51.5 46.9-56.0
$25,000- 34,999 464 64 16.5 12.4-21.8 22 5.2 3.1- 8.5 128 24.4 19.9-29.6 250 53.9 48.0-59.7
$35,000- 49,999 642 74 12.1 9.4-15.4 32 5.5 3.7- 8.0 187 28.1 24.0-32.6 349 54.3 49.5-59.0
$50,000-74,999 678 65 10.2 7.8-13.1 21 2.6 1.6- 4.2 186 25.7 22.0-29.7 406 61.6 57.1-65.9
$75,000+ 1,542 88 6.3 5.0- 8.0 42 2.8 2.0- 4.0 414 25.5 23.0-28.2 998 65.4 62.5-68.1
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 1,113 111 10.5 8.5-13.0 33 3.6 2.3- 5.7 257 20.2 17.5-23.1 712 65.7 62.1-69.0
POVERTY LEVEL1
Less than 50% 161 47 30.0 22.3-39.2 13 8.9 4.5-16.8 25 14.5 8.3-23.9 76 46.7 37.3-56.3
50% to 100% 509 114 24.3 19.4-30.0 29 4.6 3.0- 7.0 110 19.2 15.3-23.8 256 51.9 46.0-57.7
101% to 150% 576 103 20.0 16.2-24.6 27 4.4 2.8- 6.8 141 23.9 19.6-28.8 305 51.7 46.5-56.8
151% to 200% 487 62 13.4 9.9-17.9 23 5.9 3.7- 9.4 133 26.3 21.8-31.4 269 54.4 48.7-60.0
More than 200% 2,718 207 8.2 7.1- 9.6 89 3.2 2.5- 4.1 763 26.3 24.4-28.4 1,659 62.2 60.0-64.4
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 1,113 111 10.5 8.5-13.0 33 3.6 2.3- 5.7 257 20.2 17.5-23.1 712 65.7 62.1-69.0
HOUSING
Own 3,698 348 11.1 9.8-12.5 102 2.8 2.2- 3.5 1,072 27.4 25.7-29.2 2,176 58.7 56.7-60.7
Rent 1,452 240 17.1 14.9-19.6 88 6.4 5.0- 8.1 290 17.5 15.4-19.9 834 59.0 55.9-62.0
Other arrangement 393 56 12.9 9.5-17.2 26 6.9 4.1-11.5 65 11.8 8.6-15.9 246 68.4 62.4-73.7
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 1,696 129 8.1 6.7- 9.8 52 3.1 2.2- 4.1 387 20.0 17.9-22.3 1,128 68.8 66.1-71.3
Regional City or Suburban County 1,528 182 13.0 11.1-15.3 65 4.8 3.6- 6.3 374 23.4 21.0-26.1 907 58.7 55.7-61.7
Rural 2,366 334 16.4 14.5-18.6 99 4.2 3.2- 5.5 674 27.6 25.4-30.0 1,259 51.8 49.1-54.4
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 1,567 220 15.2 13.1-17.6 76 4.9 3.7- 6.6 390 23.2 20.7-25.9 881 56.6 53.5-59.8
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,720 216 14.8 12.7-17.2 65 4.0 2.9- 5.5 468 26.3 23.9-29.0 971 54.8 51.9-57.8
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 2,303 209 9.6 8.3-11.2 75 3.5 2.7- 4.5 577 22.2 20.2-24.2 1,442 64.7 62.4-67.0
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 1,738 174 11.4 9.7-13.4 49 2.8 2.0- 3.8 495 25.2 22.9-27.7 1,020 60.6 57.8-63.3
2nd Quartile 1,488 162 12.1 10.1-14.4 74 5.2 4.0- 6.9 356 22.7 20.3-25.3 896 59.9 56.9-62.9
3rd Quartile 1,560 203 14.1 12.1-16.4 53 3.5 2.5- 4.9 382 23.8 21.3-26.5 922 58.6 55.5-61.6
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 804 106 13.5 10.6-17.1 40 4.3 2.8- 6.4 202 22.9 19.3-27.0 456 59.3 54.6-63.8

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*Data in this table were derived from the tobacco use questions 1 and 2.
Overall smoking prevalence estimates can be obtained by adding 'Smoke everyday' and 'Smoke some days' rates.

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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