2020 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Tobacco Use

Use of Multiple Tobacco Products*

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  Total
Respond.^
No Use Use single product Use multiple products
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 4,962 3,958 77.4 75.9-78.9 857 19.1 17.7-20.6 147 3.5 2.9- 4.2
-FEMALES 2,739 2,275 81.8 79.9-83.6 401 15.6 14.0-17.4 63 2.6 1.9- 3.4
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,740 1,422 79.4 76.9-81.7 269 17.4 15.2-19.8 49 3.2 2.3- 4.4
Non-Hispanic Black 567 491 85.7 81.6-89.0 68 12.8 9.7-16.8 *** *** ***
Other 78 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 432 342 79.5 74.8-83.5 74 16.8 13.1-21.2 16 3.7 2.2- 6.2
35-44 373 291 76.4 70.9-81.1 68 19.6 15.2-24.9 14 4.0 2.2- 7.0
45-54 426 338 78.4 73.2-82.8 76 19.5 15.2-24.7 12 2.1 1.2- 3.9
55-64 501 407 81.4 76.6-85.5 83 16.5 12.7-21.3 11 2.0 1.0- 4.0
65-74 552 478 86.8 83.1-89.8 68 12.2 9.3-15.9 *** *** ***
75+ 387 357 92.7 88.1-95.6 28 6.4 3.8-10.8 *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 254 192 75.9 68.8-81.8 54 21.6 16.0-28.6 *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 670 520 76.6 72.4-80.4 126 19.6 16.0-23.6 24 3.8 2.4- 6.0
Some Post-H.S. 814 650 79.9 76.4-83.0 140 16.9 14.0-20.2 24 3.1 2.0- 4.9
College Graduate 995 909 91.5 89.1-93.4 79 7.8 5.9-10.1 *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 249 156 65.3 57.6-72.3 79 29.9 23.4-37.3 14 4.8 2.5- 9.1
$15,000- 24,999 401 311 75.2 69.2-80.4 77 20.5 15.8-26.2 13 4.3 2.4- 7.7
$25,000- 34,999 228 182 74.9 66.3-81.9 38 21.5 14.9-30.1 *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 324 267 81.2 75.4-85.8 52 17.2 12.7-22.9 *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 291 259 88.5 82.7-92.5 28 10.2 6.3-15.9 *** *** ***
$75,000+ 638 571 87.4 83.6-90.4 61 11.7 8.7-15.4 *** *** ***
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 876 657 72.9 69.0-76.6 185 22.3 18.9-26.1 34 4.8 3.3- 7.0
No 1,856 1,612 85.6 83.5-87.5 215 12.8 10.9-14.9 29 1.6 1.1- 2.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 68 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 2,667 2,213 81.7 79.8-83.5 393 15.7 14.1-17.6 61 2.5 1.9- 3.3
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 737 660 87.9 84.6-90.6 66 10.4 7.9-13.6 11 1.7 0.9- 3.2
Regional City or Suburban County 768 632 80.4 76.6-83.7 118 16.8 13.7-20.4 18 2.8 1.7- 4.7
Rural 1,234 983 77.9 74.7-80.7 217 19.1 16.3-22.1 34 3.1 2.1- 4.5
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,248 1,040 82.7 80.0-85.2 175 14.6 12.3-17.2 33 2.7 1.8- 4.0
Unemployed 166 123 70.8 61.7-78.4 35 24.6 17.4-33.4 *** *** ***
Retired 851 770 90.5 87.6-92.7 78 8.9 6.8-11.6 *** *** ***
Unable to Work 218 123 53.2 44.7-61.6 80 38.6 30.6-47.3 15 8.2 4.5-14.2
Other not in Labor Force 238 203 84.6 78.3-89.3 32 14.3 9.8-20.5 *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 105 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 276 194 74.5 67.9-80.1 68 21.2 16.1-27.5 14 4.3 2.3- 7.9
101% to 150% 308 239 74.4 67.5-80.3 60 22.0 16.4-28.8 *** *** ***
151% to 200% 256 203 75.9 68.2-82.2 46 21.5 15.4-29.0 *** *** ***
More than 200% 1,178 1,044 87.2 84.5-89.5 120 11.6 9.4-14.3 14 1.2 0.7- 2.1
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 821 648 77.8 73.9-81.2 151 18.7 15.6-22.3 22 3.6 2.2- 5.7
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 883 726 79.6 75.8-82.8 140 18.5 15.4-22.2 17 1.9 1.1- 3.3
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,035 901 85.9 83.1-88.2 110 11.6 9.4-14.1 24 2.6 1.6- 4.0
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 809 701 84.7 81.4-87.6 89 12.4 9.8-15.5 19 2.9 1.7- 4.7
2nd Quartile 711 594 83.0 79.3-86.1 95 14.2 11.3-17.6 22 2.9 1.8- 4.6
3rd Quartile 795 644 78.1 74.1-81.7 141 20.4 17.0-24.4 *** *** ***
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 424 336 79.9 74.5-84.4 76 16.4 12.4-21.3 12 3.7 1.8- 7.4

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*Current use of cigarettes, e-cigarettes, smokeless tobacco, cigars, or hookah.
This table only includes respondents who were asked the state-added questions on other tobacco products.

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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