2020 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Tobacco Use

Do you currently use chewing tobacco, snuff, or snus every day, some days, or not at all?

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  Total
Respond.^
Every day Some days Not at all
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 5,609 108 2.1 1.7- 2.6 81 1.8 1.4- 2.3 5,420 96.1 95.4-96.7
GENDER
Male 2,533 92 4.1 3.2- 5.1 62 3.1 2.3- 4.2 2,379 92.8 91.4-94.0
Female 3,076 16 0.3 0.2- 0.6 19 0.5 0.3- 0.9 3,041 99.2 98.7-99.5
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 3,597 87 2.9 2.3- 3.6 55 1.9 1.4- 2.5 3,455 95.2 94.3-96.1
Non-Hispanic Black 1,028 *** *** *** *** *** *** 1,016 98.6 97.3-99.3
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 149 *** *** *** *** *** *** 134 93.2 88.1-96.2
Non-Hispanic Multiracial 100 *** *** *** *** *** *** 98 99.1 96.0-99.8
Non-Hispanic Other 107 *** *** *** *** *** *** 104 94.8 83.7-98.5
Hispanic 519 *** *** *** *** *** *** 509 97.5 95.0-98.8
AGE
18-34 1,123 29 2.4 1.6- 3.6 30 2.5 1.6- 3.8 1,064 95.1 93.5-96.3
35-44 776 14 2.2 1.2- 4.0 *** *** *** 753 96.5 94.5-97.8
45-54 897 27 3.6 2.4- 5.5 *** *** *** 861 94.7 92.4-96.3
55-64 1,013 18 1.7 1.0- 2.8 13 1.5 0.7- 3.1 982 96.8 95.1-98.0
65-74 1,030 *** *** *** 12 1.5 0.7- 2.8 1,009 97.7 96.2-98.6
75+ 659 *** *** *** *** *** *** 644 97.7 95.6-98.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 511 20 3.3 1.9- 5.5 *** *** *** 483 95.0 92.1-96.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,425 42 2.8 2.0- 4.0 30 2.5 1.6- 3.9 1,353 94.7 93.0-95.9
Some Post-H.S. 1,550 29 2.2 1.5- 3.3 23 1.5 0.9- 2.4 1,498 96.3 95.0-97.3
College Graduate 2,104 17 0.9 0.5- 1.5 19 1.2 0.7- 2.1 2,068 97.9 97.0-98.6
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 1,645 40 2.3 1.6- 3.3 26 2.3 1.4- 3.6 1,579 95.4 93.9-96.6
No 3,943 68 2.1 1.6- 2.7 54 1.5 1.1- 2.0 3,821 96.5 95.7-97.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 734 29 4.0 2.7- 6.0 16 2.3 1.2- 4.4 689 93.7 91.2-95.6
Non-Veteran 4,865 79 1.9 1.4- 2.4 65 1.7 1.3- 2.3 4,721 96.4 95.7-97.1
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 2,945 72 2.8 2.1- 3.6 54 2.0 1.5- 2.8 2,819 95.2 94.2-96.1
Unemployed 339 *** *** *** *** *** *** 331 97.5 94.7-98.8
Retired 1,517 16 1.2 0.7- 2.2 11 1.2 0.6- 2.3 1,490 97.6 96.3-98.5
Unable to Work 414 11 2.6 1.2- 5.7 *** *** *** 393 94.1 89.7-96.6
Other not in Labor Force 355 *** *** *** *** *** *** 348 98.8 96.5-99.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 396 *** *** *** 13 4.0 1.9- 8.1 374 94.3 90.0-96.8
$15,000- 24,999 755 14 1.6 0.9- 2.9 15 2.0 1.1- 3.6 726 96.4 94.6-97.6
$25,000- 34,999 464 *** *** *** *** *** *** 448 95.2 91.5-97.4
$35,000- 49,999 645 12 2.6 1.4- 4.7 *** *** *** 624 95.9 93.6-97.5
$50,000-74,999 681 16 2.8 1.5- 5.1 *** *** *** 660 96.4 94.0-97.8
$75,000+ 1,547 35 2.6 1.8- 3.7 20 2.0 1.2- 3.1 1,492 95.5 94.0-96.6
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 1,121 14 1.1 0.6- 2.2 11 1.1 0.5- 2.4 1,096 97.8 96.3-98.7
POVERTY LEVEL1
Less than 50% 160 *** *** *** *** *** *** 151 93.7 87.2-97.0
50% to 100% 511 14 2.0 1.0- 3.9 16 4.1 2.1- 7.9 481 93.9 90.1-96.3
101% to 150% 577 11 2.1 1.1- 4.2 *** *** *** 561 96.9 94.6-98.2
151% to 200% 488 *** *** *** 15 2.7 1.5- 4.8 467 95.7 93.0-97.3
More than 200% 2,727 59 2.6 2.0- 3.5 27 1.4 0.9- 2.2 2,641 95.9 94.9-96.8
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 1,121 14 1.1 0.6- 2.2 11 1.1 0.5- 2.4 1,096 97.8 96.3-98.7
HOUSING
Own 3,711 72 2.4 1.8- 3.0 41 1.7 1.2- 2.4 3,598 96.0 95.0-96.7
Rent 1,457 21 1.3 0.8- 2.3 32 2.2 1.4- 3.2 1,404 96.5 95.2-97.5
Other arrangement 395 14 2.2 1.2- 3.9 *** *** *** 376 97.1 95.1-98.2
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 1,699 12 0.6 0.3- 1.2 19 1.5 0.9- 2.6 1,668 97.8 96.7-98.6
Regional City or Suburban County 1,533 25 2.0 1.3- 3.2 22 1.8 1.1- 2.9 1,486 96.2 94.7-97.2
Rural 2,377 71 3.6 2.7- 4.7 40 2.0 1.3- 2.9 2,266 94.4 93.1-95.5
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 1,575 46 3.7 2.6- 5.1 23 1.6 1.0- 2.7 1,506 94.7 93.1-96.0
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,727 37 2.3 1.6- 3.4 30 1.7 1.1- 2.5 1,660 96.0 94.8-96.9
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 2,307 25 1.2 0.8- 1.9 28 1.9 1.2- 2.9 2,254 96.9 95.7-97.8
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 1,745 24 1.4 0.9- 2.2 26 2.0 1.3- 3.2 1,695 96.6 95.3-97.6
2nd Quartile 1,490 30 2.2 1.5- 3.3 29 2.3 1.5- 3.5 1,431 95.5 94.0-96.6
3rd Quartile 1,567 28 2.2 1.5- 3.3 16 1.2 0.7- 2.0 1,523 96.6 95.3-97.5
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 807 26 3.7 2.3- 6.0 *** *** *** 771 95.6 93.3-97.1

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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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