2020 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Tobacco Use

Have you smoked at least 100 cigarettes in your entire life?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 5,594 2,300 40.3 38.8-42.0 3,294 59.7 58.0-61.2
GENDER
Male 2,527 1,195 46.1 43.7-48.5 1,332 53.9 51.5-56.3
Female 3,067 1,105 35.0 32.9-37.1 1,962 65.0 62.9-67.1
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 3,587 1,627 45.6 43.7-47.6 1,960 54.4 52.4-56.3
Non-Hispanic Black 1,024 354 32.7 29.1-36.5 670 67.3 63.5-70.9
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 146 75 52.4 42.0-62.6 *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Multiracial 100 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 108 30 24.1 15.7-35.1 78 75.9 64.9-84.3
Hispanic 517 120 21.3 17.5-25.8 397 78.7 74.2-82.5
AGE
18-34 1,122 312 27.6 24.7-30.7 810 72.4 69.3-75.3
35-44 770 304 41.3 37.1-45.6 466 58.7 54.4-62.9
45-54 893 345 40.2 36.4-44.2 548 59.8 55.8-63.6
55-64 1,008 467 48.3 44.5-52.2 541 51.7 47.8-55.5
65-74 1,031 510 50.8 47.0-54.7 521 49.2 45.3-53.0
75+ 658 321 49.3 44.2-54.4 337 50.7 45.6-55.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 510 251 51.4 45.8-56.9 259 48.6 43.1-54.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,420 677 45.3 42.1-48.4 743 54.7 51.6-57.9
Some Post-H.S. 1,546 742 44.6 41.6-47.5 804 55.4 52.5-58.4
College Graduate 2,098 623 26.3 24.2-28.5 1,475 73.7 71.5-75.8
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 1,640 895 54.8 51.7-57.9 745 45.2 42.1-48.3
No 3,932 1,396 34.8 33.1-36.7 2,536 65.2 63.3-66.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 733 394 53.6 49.0-58.1 339 46.4 41.9-51.0
Non-Veteran 4,850 1,903 38.5 36.8-40.2 2,947 61.5 59.8-63.2
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 2,933 1,070 36.6 34.6-38.7 1,863 63.4 61.3-65.4
Unemployed 341 148 42.8 36.3-49.6 193 57.2 50.4-63.7
Retired 1,514 720 48.7 45.4-52.0 794 51.3 48.0-54.6
Unable to Work 411 267 67.9 62.0-73.2 144 32.1 26.8-38.0
Other not in Labor Force 353 83 21.4 16.7-26.9 270 78.6 73.1-83.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 397 213 52.5 45.8-59.1 184 47.5 40.9-54.2
$15,000- 24,999 755 360 48.7 44.1-53.3 395 51.3 46.7-55.9
$25,000- 34,999 464 214 46.1 40.3-52.0 250 53.9 48.0-59.7
$35,000- 49,999 642 293 45.7 41.0-50.5 349 54.3 49.5-59.0
$50,000-74,999 679 273 38.5 34.2-43.0 406 61.5 57.0-65.8
$75,000+ 1,542 544 34.6 31.9-37.5 998 65.4 62.5-68.1
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 1,115 403 34.5 31.1-38.0 712 65.5 62.0-68.9
POVERTY LEVEL1
Less than 50% 161 85 53.3 43.7-62.7 76 46.7 37.3-56.3
50% to 100% 510 254 48.3 42.5-54.2 256 51.7 45.8-57.5
101% to 150% 576 271 48.3 43.2-53.5 305 51.7 46.5-56.8
151% to 200% 487 218 45.6 40.0-51.3 269 54.4 48.7-60.0
More than 200% 2,719 1,060 37.8 35.6-40.0 1,659 62.2 60.0-64.4
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 1,115 403 34.5 31.1-38.0 712 65.5 62.0-68.9
HOUSING
Own 3,699 1,523 41.3 39.3-43.3 2,176 58.7 56.7-60.7
Rent 1,453 619 41.1 38.1-44.2 834 58.9 55.8-61.9
Other arrangement 393 147 31.6 26.3-37.6 246 68.4 62.4-73.7
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 1,699 571 31.4 28.9-34.0 1,128 68.6 66.0-71.1
Regional City or Suburban County 1,528 621 41.3 38.3-44.3 907 58.7 55.7-61.7
Rural 2,367 1,108 48.3 45.6-50.9 1,259 51.7 49.1-54.4
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 1,567 686 43.4 40.2-46.5 881 56.6 53.5-59.8
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,721 750 45.2 42.3-48.2 971 54.8 51.8-57.7
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 2,306 864 35.4 33.1-37.8 1,442 64.6 62.2-66.9
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 1,739 719 39.5 36.8-42.2 1,020 60.5 57.8-63.2
2nd Quartile 1,490 594 40.1 37.2-43.2 896 59.9 56.8-62.8
3rd Quartile 1,561 639 41.5 38.5-44.5 922 58.5 55.5-61.5
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 804 348 40.7 36.2-45.4 456 59.3 54.6-63.8

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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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