2020 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Derived Variables and Risk Factors

Current Smoker*

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  Total
Respond.^
No Yes
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 5,590 4,729 83.5 82.2-84.7 861 16.5 15.3-17.8
-FEMALES 3,066 2,647 85.6 83.9-87.1 419 14.4 12.9-16.1
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,969 1,673 83.4 81.3-85.4 296 16.6 14.6-18.7
Non-Hispanic Black 614 542 87.9 84.3-90.8 72 12.1 9.2-15.7
Other 78 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 549 482 88.3 84.9-91.0 67 11.7 9.0-15.1
35-44 413 339 79.8 74.8-84.1 74 20.2 15.9-25.2
45-54 475 387 81.0 76.3-85.0 88 19.0 15.0-23.7
55-64 558 466 82.6 78.1-86.4 92 17.4 13.6-21.9
65-74 592 523 88.3 84.9-91.1 69 11.7 8.9-15.1
75+ 405 381 94.0 89.6-96.6 24 6.0 3.4-10.4
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 269 208 76.7 69.8-82.3 61 23.3 17.7-30.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 720 586 81.1 77.3-84.3 134 18.9 15.7-22.7
Some Post-H.S. 885 737 84.1 81.1-86.7 148 15.9 13.3-18.9
College Graduate 1,185 1,111 94.4 92.6-95.8 74 5.6 4.2- 7.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 271 182 68.9 61.7-75.3 89 31.1 24.7-38.3
$15,000- 24,999 427 345 78.2 72.7-82.9 82 21.8 17.1-27.3
$25,000- 34,999 254 212 80.7 73.1-86.6 42 19.3 13.4-26.9
$35,000- 49,999 377 324 84.4 79.3-88.4 53 15.6 11.6-20.7
$50,000- 74,999 330 299 91.9 88.1-94.5 31 8.1 5.5-11.9
$75,000+ 741 689 91.8 88.7-94.1 52 8.2 5.9-11.3
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 939 738 76.7 73.0-80.0 201 23.3 20.0-27.0
No 2,120 1,903 89.1 87.4-90.7 217 10.9 9.3-12.6
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 94 81 86.5 76.7-92.6 13 13.5 7.4-23.3
Non-Veteran 2,967 2,561 85.5 83.9-87.0 406 14.5 13.0-16.1
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 885 817 91.6 89.1-93.6 68 8.4 6.4-10.9
Regional City or Suburban County 861 729 83.4 80.1-86.3 132 16.6 13.7-19.9
Rural 1,320 1,101 81.6 78.6-84.2 219 18.4 15.8-21.4
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,429 1,244 87.0 84.7-89.0 185 13.0 11.0-15.3
Unemployed 196 156 77.4 69.5-83.7 40 22.6 16.3-30.5
Retired 910 836 91.6 89.0-93.7 74 8.4 6.3-11.0
Unable to Work 235 143 56.8 48.5-64.7 92 43.2 35.3-51.5
Other not in Labor Force 275 249 90.2 85.2-93.6 26 9.8 6.4-14.8
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 114 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 301 219 75.6 69.3-81.0 82 24.4 19.0-30.7
101% to 150% 327 266 78.1 71.6-83.5 61 21.9 16.5-28.4
151% to 200% 288 241 81.4 74.7-86.6 47 18.6 13.4-25.3
More than 200% 1,362 1,245 91.0 88.9-92.8 117 9.0 7.2-11.1
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 874 724 81.5 78.0-84.6 150 18.5 15.4-22.0
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 958 816 83.2 79.9-86.1 142 16.8 13.9-20.1
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,234 1,107 89.2 87.0-91.1 127 10.8 8.9-13.0
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 946 840 87.6 84.8-89.9 106 12.4 10.1-15.2
2nd Quartile 810 699 86.4 83.3-88.9 111 13.6 11.1-16.7
3rd Quartile 870 733 82.1 78.5-85.2 137 17.9 14.8-21.5
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 440 375 86.2 81.7-89.8 65 13.8 10.2-18.3

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*Data in this table were derived from the tobacco use questions 1 and 2.

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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