2020 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

E-Cigarettes

E-Cigarette/Vaping Status*

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  Total
Respond.^
Never Used No Longer Used Use Some Days Use Every Day
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 4,817 3,916 78.1 76.6-79.6 714 17.2 15.9-18.7 108 2.7 2.2- 3.3 79 2.0 1.5- 2.6
-FEMALES 2,674 2,232 80.9 78.9-82.7 348 14.9 13.2-16.7 60 2.7 2.0- 3.5 34 1.6 1.0- 2.4
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,704 1,389 77.7 75.0-80.1 239 16.7 14.5-19.1 45 3.2 2.3- 4.5 31 2.4 1.5- 3.6
Non-Hispanic Black 548 490 88.5 84.6-91.5 52 10.4 7.6-14.2 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 77 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 425 282 67.6 62.4-72.5 108 23.6 19.4-28.4 23 5.1 3.3- 7.8 12 3.7 2.0- 6.9
35-44 364 277 76.5 71.1-81.2 67 18.0 13.9-23.0 12 3.7 2.0- 6.9 *** *** ***
45-54 414 340 80.0 74.7-84.4 58 17.1 12.8-22.4 *** *** *** *** *** ***
55-64 493 411 82.4 77.5-86.5 66 14.5 10.7-19.3 *** *** *** *** *** ***
65-74 539 494 92.3 89.2-94.6 40 6.6 4.5- 9.5 *** *** *** *** *** ***
75+ 374 370 99.4 98.4-99.8 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 247 211 82.3 75.0-87.9 29 14.9 9.7-22.1 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 649 529 78.3 73.9-82.0 88 15.8 12.5-19.7 21 4.0 2.4- 6.5 11 2.0 1.0- 3.9
Some Post-H.S. 794 621 77.0 73.3-80.3 137 17.6 14.7-21.0 25 3.5 2.3- 5.3 11 1.9 0.9- 4.0
College Graduate 978 867 87.5 84.7-89.8 92 10.5 8.4-13.2 *** *** *** *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 241 175 72.1 64.5-78.6 52 22.3 16.5-29.6 13 5.4 2.8-10.1 *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 390 315 77.7 71.9-82.6 59 17.2 12.9-22.6 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 223 177 73.6 64.8-80.9 34 19.4 12.9-28.0 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 320 256 77.3 71.1-82.6 55 19.9 15.0-26.1 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 283 244 82.6 75.6-87.9 33 13.6 9.2-19.7 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 627 540 83.6 79.5-87.0 65 12.6 9.5-16.5 13 2.4 1.3- 4.4 *** *** ***
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 857 677 75.8 71.8-79.3 135 17.3 14.2-20.9 30 4.7 3.1- 6.9 15 2.3 1.3- 3.9
No 1,811 1,549 83.0 80.7-85.1 213 13.9 11.9-16.0 30 1.8 1.2- 2.7 19 1.3 0.7- 2.3
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 67 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 2,603 2,172 81.0 78.9-82.8 339 14.8 13.1-16.6 58 2.6 2.0- 3.5 34 1.6 1.1- 2.5
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 722 630 84.7 81.1-87.7 73 11.8 9.2-15.0 11 1.8 1.0- 3.4 *** *** ***
Regional City or Suburban County 749 630 81.0 77.2-84.4 93 14.8 11.9-18.4 15 2.8 1.6- 4.8 11 1.4 0.7- 2.6
Rural 1,203 972 77.5 74.2-80.5 182 17.5 14.8-20.6 34 3.3 2.3- 4.8 15 1.7 0.9- 3.0
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,219 972 77.9 74.9-80.7 197 17.6 15.1-20.4 28 2.3 1.5- 3.6 22 2.1 1.2- 3.6
Unemployed 161 121 73.6 64.6-80.9 26 16.8 10.9-24.9 11 7.5 4.0-13.6 *** *** ***
Retired 831 794 95.9 93.9-97.3 33 3.6 2.3- 5.5 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Unable to Work 212 143 64.0 55.4-71.8 53 26.8 19.9-35.2 11 6.3 3.2-12.1 *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 235 187 76.8 69.6-82.7 39 18.7 13.4-25.6 *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 103 *** *** *** 23 22.6 14.3-33.8 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 268 207 77.8 71.1-83.4 49 17.8 12.8-24.2 *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 300 223 70.5 63.6-76.6 64 24.4 18.7-31.1 *** *** *** *** *** ***
151% to 200% 250 202 75.6 67.6-82.2 35 18.1 12.3-25.9 *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 1,156 998 83.5 80.4-86.1 126 13.1 10.8-15.9 16 1.6 0.9- 2.8 16 1.8 0.9- 3.3
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 799 662 79.6 75.6-83.0 103 14.5 11.6-18.0 22 3.9 2.4- 6.1 12 2.0 1.0- 3.9
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 868 719 79.3 75.5-82.6 126 17.3 14.3-20.8 17 2.1 1.2- 3.7 *** *** ***
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,007 851 82.9 79.8-85.5 119 13.0 10.7-15.8 21 2.5 1.6- 4.0 16 1.6 1.0- 2.8
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 792 660 81.3 77.7-84.4 105 14.8 12.0-18.1 13 2.1 1.2- 3.8 14 1.8 1.1- 3.2
2nd Quartile 697 580 80.7 76.8-84.1 93 15.1 12.1-18.7 18 2.9 1.8- 4.9 *** *** ***
3rd Quartile 767 641 80.2 76.3-83.5 102 16.2 13.1-19.8 15 2.0 1.2- 3.6 *** *** ***
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 418 351 82.0 76.3-86.7 48 11.2 7.6-16.1 14 5.0 2.7- 9.1 *** *** ***

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*Data in this table were derived from the E-Cigarettes questions 1 and 2. Those who answered no to the first question form the Never Used category.

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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