2020 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Tobacco Use

Do you now smoke cigarettes every day, some days, or not at all?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Everyday Some days Not at all
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 2,296 645 31.2 28.8-33.6 216 9.8 8.4-11.5 1,435 59.0 56.4-61.5
GENDER
Male 1,192 319 29.6 26.4-33.1 123 11.1 9.0-13.7 750 59.2 55.7-62.7
Female 1,104 326 33.0 29.6-36.7 93 8.2 6.4-10.4 685 58.7 55.0-62.4
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 1,627 447 29.9 27.2-32.7 121 7.7 6.2- 9.5 1,059 62.5 59.6-65.3
Non-Hispanic Black 353 115 39.6 32.9-46.8 44 13.4 9.5-18.6 194 47.0 40.2-53.9
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 75 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Multiracial 47 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 30 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Hispanic 120 22 17.7 11.5-26.4 27 24.2 15.5-35.6 *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 311 110 35.7 29.9-41.9 57 18.2 13.8-23.8 144 46.1 39.8-52.5
35-44 303 118 41.9 35.2-48.9 33 9.9 6.8-14.2 152 48.2 41.4-55.1
45-54 345 120 34.2 28.3-40.5 46 13.3 9.1-19.2 179 52.5 46.0-58.9
55-64 467 151 34.9 29.7-40.5 45 8.5 6.0-12.0 271 56.6 50.9-62.1
65-74 510 111 21.9 17.8-26.7 29 5.0 3.3- 7.4 370 73.1 68.2-77.6
75+ 321 29 11.4 7.3-17.4 *** *** *** 287 88.1 82.1-92.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 250 105 44.0 36.3-52.0 27 9.8 5.8-16.1 118 46.2 38.3-54.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 677 228 34.8 30.6-39.3 74 11.7 9.0-15.1 375 53.4 48.9-57.9
Some Post-H.S. 741 218 30.2 26.4-34.3 68 9.5 7.3-12.3 455 60.3 56.0-64.4
College Graduate 622 91 16.2 12.8-20.2 46 7.3 5.2-10.2 485 76.5 72.1-80.4
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 893 283 35.2 31.2-39.5 86 10.3 7.8-13.3 524 54.5 50.2-58.8
No 1,395 360 28.7 25.9-31.7 129 9.6 7.8-11.7 906 61.7 58.5-64.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 394 74 19.7 15.2-25.0 32 10.5 7.0-15.4 288 69.9 63.8-75.3
Non-Veteran 1,900 571 33.4 30.8-36.2 184 9.7 8.1-11.5 1,145 56.9 54.0-59.6
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,069 310 31.1 27.8-34.5 121 11.0 8.9-13.4 638 58.0 54.4-61.5
Unemployed 147 65 50.8 40.6-60.9 21 15.6 9.4-24.7 61 33.6 25.3-43.0
Retired 720 123 18.3 15.0-22.2 34 4.2 2.8- 6.2 563 77.5 73.4-81.1
Unable to Work 267 123 46.7 39.1-54.4 33 14.5 9.3-22.0 111 38.8 31.7-46.5
Other not in Labor Force 83 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 213 101 53.6 44.3-62.7 31 13.9 8.9-21.1 81 32.5 24.6-41.5
$15,000- 24,999 359 142 42.7 36.3-49.3 35 8.8 6.0-12.9 182 48.5 42.0-55.1
$25,000- 34,999 214 64 35.9 27.8-44.9 22 11.2 6.8-17.9 128 52.9 44.2-61.5
$35,000- 49,999 293 74 26.4 20.8-33.0 32 12.0 8.2-17.3 187 61.6 54.6-68.1
$50,000-74,999 272 65 26.5 20.7-33.1 21 6.7 4.1-10.8 186 66.8 60.0-73.0
$75,000+ 544 88 18.3 14.5-22.7 42 8.2 5.7-11.5 414 73.6 68.7-77.9
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 401 111 30.7 25.4-36.6 33 10.5 6.7-16.1 257 58.8 52.5-64.8
POVERTY LEVEL1
Less than 50% 85 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 253 114 50.6 42.3-58.7 29 9.6 6.3-14.4 110 39.9 32.3-47.9
101% to 150% 271 103 41.4 34.2-49.1 27 9.1 5.9-13.9 141 49.5 41.9-57.1
151% to 200% 218 62 29.3 22.2-37.7 23 12.9 8.1-20.0 133 57.7 49.3-65.7
More than 200% 1,059 207 21.8 18.9-25.1 89 8.4 6.6-10.6 763 69.8 66.3-73.1
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 401 111 30.7 25.4-36.6 33 10.5 6.7-16.1 257 58.8 52.5-64.8
HOUSING
Own 1,522 348 26.8 24.0-29.8 102 6.8 5.3- 8.5 1,072 66.4 63.3-69.4
Rent 618 240 41.7 37.1-46.5 88 15.6 12.3-19.5 290 42.7 38.1-47.4
Other arrangement 147 56 40.8 31.1-51.2 26 21.9 13.5-33.5 65 37.3 28.1-47.6
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 568 129 26.1 21.9-30.7 52 9.8 7.3-13.1 387 64.2 59.3-68.8
Regional City or Suburban County 621 182 31.6 27.3-36.3 65 11.6 8.8-15.1 374 56.8 52.0-61.5
Rural 1,107 334 34.1 30.4-37.9 99 8.6 6.6-11.2 674 57.3 53.4-61.1
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 686 220 35.1 30.7-39.8 76 11.3 8.5-14.9 390 53.6 48.8-58.3
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 749 216 32.9 28.7-37.4 65 8.8 6.5-11.9 468 58.3 53.7-62.7
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 861 209 27.3 23.8-31.1 75 9.8 7.7-12.5 577 62.9 58.8-66.7
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 718 174 29.0 25.1-33.3 49 7.0 5.1- 9.5 495 64.0 59.6-68.1
2nd Quartile 592 162 30.2 25.8-35.1 74 13.1 10.1-16.9 356 56.7 51.7-61.5
3rd Quartile 638 203 34.0 29.6-38.7 53 8.5 6.1-11.8 382 57.5 52.7-62.1
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 348 106 33.2 26.8-40.3 40 10.5 7.0-15.4 202 56.3 49.1-63.3

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*This question was asked only of respondents who reported ever smoking at least 100 or more cigarettes.

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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