2020 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Secondhand Smoke

On how many of the past 7 days, did you smell tobacco smoke from someone else's cigarette,
cigar, or pipe drifting into your home from nearby apartments or from outside?

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  Total
Respond.^
1-6 days All 7 days No days
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 4,731 185 4.2 3.5- 5.1 94 2.3 1.8- 3.1 4,452 93.4 92.4-94.4
-FEMALES 2,629 105 4.1 3.2- 5.2 49 1.8 1.3- 2.6 2,475 94.1 92.8-95.2
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,674 59 3.6 2.7- 4.9 27 1.9 1.2- 2.9 1,588 94.5 93.0-95.7
Non-Hispanic Black 541 28 5.8 3.5- 9.5 14 1.9 0.9- 3.6 499 92.3 88.6-94.9
Other 75 *** *** *** *** *** *** 70 97.2 91.8-99.1
AGE
18-34 416 29 7.2 4.6-11.1 *** *** *** 377 90.7 86.7-93.6
35-44 361 13 3.2 1.8- 5.6 *** *** *** 340 94.2 90.8-96.4
45-54 410 17 2.9 1.7- 5.0 *** *** *** 388 95.8 93.0-97.5
55-64 485 17 3.2 1.8- 5.3 17 2.7 1.5- 4.8 451 94.1 91.4-96.0
65-74 529 21 3.7 2.3- 6.0 *** *** *** 502 95.2 92.6-96.9
75+ 363 *** *** *** *** *** *** 353 97.4 94.4-98.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 237 14 6.1 3.3-11.1 *** *** *** 219 92.1 86.8-95.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 641 21 2.6 1.6- 4.3 11 1.8 0.9- 3.6 609 95.6 93.4-97.1
Some Post-H.S. 781 34 4.1 2.6- 6.4 22 2.8 1.7- 4.5 725 93.2 90.5-95.1
College Graduate 964 36 4.4 3.0- 6.5 12 0.7 0.3- 1.4 916 94.9 92.8-96.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 231 17 10.8 5.6-19.7 *** *** *** 207 86.6 77.8-92.3
$15,000- 24,999 382 19 5.0 2.9- 8.3 11 2.3 1.1- 4.9 352 92.7 88.9-95.3
$25,000- 34,999 219 12 5.7 2.8-11.1 *** *** *** 203 91.3 84.9-95.1
$35,000- 49,999 318 16 4.0 2.3- 6.8 11 4.3 2.2- 8.1 291 91.8 87.6-94.7
$50,000- 74,999 278 *** *** *** *** *** *** 266 95.7 91.0-97.9
$75,000+ 622 15 2.2 1.3- 3.8 *** *** *** 600 96.7 94.6-98.0
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 841 42 5.1 3.5- 7.3 26 4.2 2.7- 6.5 773 90.7 87.9-93.0
No 1,782 63 3.6 2.6- 5.0 23 0.8 0.5- 1.4 1,696 95.6 94.1-96.6
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 67 *** *** *** *** *** *** 60 88.3 75.9-94.8
Non-Veteran 2,558 101 4.0 3.1- 5.1 46 1.7 1.2- 2.5 2,411 94.3 93.0-95.3
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 710 31 4.5 2.8- 7.1 *** *** *** 672 94.6 91.9-96.5
Regional City or Suburban County 741 25 3.2 2.0- 5.1 20 2.9 1.7- 4.8 696 93.9 91.5-95.7
Rural 1,178 49 4.3 3.0- 6.1 22 1.8 1.1- 3.1 1,107 93.8 91.8-95.4
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,207 53 3.9 2.8- 5.4 26 2.0 1.2- 3.2 1,128 94.1 92.4-95.5
Unemployed 160 *** *** *** *** *** *** 150 94.5 88.1-97.6
Retired 809 22 2.6 1.6- 4.2 *** *** *** 779 96.7 94.8-97.9
Unable to Work 206 11 6.4 3.4-11.9 *** *** *** 186 87.0 79.8-91.9
Other not in Labor Force 231 11 6.1 2.8-12.8 *** *** *** 217 93.2 86.7-96.7
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 98 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 259 15 5.6 3.0-10.2 *** *** *** 236 90.8 85.3-94.4
101% to 150% 297 18 4.9 2.9- 8.2 *** *** *** 269 91.8 87.6-94.6
151% to 200% 243 13 6.6 3.4-12.5 *** *** *** 220 89.6 83.3-93.7
More than 200% 1,146 36 2.7 1.8- 3.8 *** *** *** 1,100 96.4 94.9-97.4
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 786 29 4.2 2.6- 6.9 17 1.8 1.0- 3.3 740 94.0 91.2-95.9
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 849 29 2.8 1.8- 4.4 14 2.0 1.1- 3.5 806 95.2 93.2-96.6
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 994 47 5.0 3.5- 7.1 18 1.7 1.0- 3.1 929 93.3 91.0-95.0
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 781 36 4.8 3.3- 7.0 14 1.9 1.0- 3.6 731 93.3 90.8-95.2
2nd Quartile 685 21 3.3 1.9- 5.7 13 1.5 0.8- 3.0 651 95.2 92.7-96.9
3rd Quartile 751 33 4.1 2.7- 6.1 15 2.1 1.1- 3.9 703 93.8 91.3-95.6
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 412 15 4.5 2.1- 9.3 *** *** *** 390 93.7 88.8-96.5

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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 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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