2020 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

E-Cigarettes

Do you now use e-cigarettes or other electronic vaping products 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%)
North Carolina 901 79 9.2 7.1-11.7 108 12.2 10.0-14.9 714 78.6 75.3-81.6
-FEMALES 442 34 8.3 5.5-12.2 60 14.0 10.6-18.2 348 77.8 72.7-82.1
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 315 31 10.7 7.0-15.9 45 14.5 10.6-19.5 239 74.8 68.7-80.1
Non-Hispanic Black 58 *** *** *** *** *** *** 52 90.6 78.9-96.1
Other 18 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 143 12 11.5 6.3-20.3 23 15.6 10.2-23.2 108 72.8 63.5-80.5
35-44 87 *** *** *** 12 15.9 8.6-27.4 67 76.9 65.1-85.5
45-54 74 *** *** *** *** *** *** 58 85.4 76.1-91.5
55-64 82 *** *** *** *** *** *** 66 82.6 71.6-89.9
65-74 45 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
75+ 4 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 36 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 120 11 9.0 4.5-17.1 21 18.4 11.5-28.0 88 72.6 62.3-81.0
Some Post-H.S. 173 11 8.4 4.1-16.3 25 15.0 9.9-22.1 137 76.6 68.1-83.4
College Graduate 111 *** *** *** *** *** *** 92 84.2 75.7-90.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 66 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 75 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 46 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 64 *** *** *** *** *** *** 55 88.0 77.2-94.0
$50,000- 74,999 39 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 87 *** *** *** 13 14.6 8.0-25.1 65 76.5 65.3-85.0
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 180 15 9.3 5.4-15.6 30 19.3 13.2-27.2 135 71.4 62.9-78.6
No 262 19 7.6 4.2-13.3 30 10.7 7.2-15.7 213 81.7 75.3-86.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 11 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 431 34 8.5 5.7-12.6 58 13.9 10.5-18.1 339 77.6 72.5-82.0
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 92 *** *** *** 11 11.9 6.3-21.3 *** *** ***
Regional City or Suburban County 119 11 7.2 3.7-13.5 15 14.6 8.5-23.9 93 78.2 68.6-85.5
Rural 231 15 7.4 4.2-12.9 34 14.8 10.2-20.8 182 77.8 70.8-83.5
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 247 22 9.7 5.7-15.8 28 10.7 7.0-15.8 197 79.7 72.9-85.2
Unemployed 40 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 37 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Unable to Work 69 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 48 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 32 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 61 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 77 *** *** *** *** *** *** 64 82.6 71.0-90.2
151% to 200% 48 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 158 16 10.6 5.7-19.0 16 9.9 5.7-16.5 126 79.5 70.5-86.2
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 137 12 9.8 5.1-18.2 22 19.0 12.2-28.3 103 71.2 61.1-79.6
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 149 *** *** *** 17 10.2 5.9-17.1 126 83.6 74.5-89.9
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 156 16 9.5 5.6-15.6 21 14.6 9.3-22.2 119 76.0 67.6-82.7
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 132 14 9.8 5.7-16.5 13 11.2 6.3-19.2 105 78.9 70.1-85.7
2nd Quartile 117 *** *** *** 18 15.2 9.3-24.0 93 78.2 67.8-85.9
3rd Quartile 126 *** *** *** 15 10.3 5.9-17.3 102 81.5 72.4-88.1
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 67 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***

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*Asked of respondents who said they have used an e-cigarette at least once in their entire life.

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 U.S Census Bureau population estimates at the county level. Please see the BRFSS 2020 Annual Results Technical Notes for details.

2Based on 2020 U.S Census Bureau poverty threshold incomes. 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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