2020 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Tobacco Use

Do you now smoke cigarettes every day, some days, or not at all?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Everyday Some days Not at all
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 2,296 645 31.2 28.8-33.6 216 9.8 8.4-11.5 1,435 59.0 56.4-61.5
-FEMALES 1,104 326 33.0 29.6-36.7 93 8.2 6.4-10.4 685 58.7 55.0-62.4
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 823 237 32.3 28.4-36.4 59 6.8 5.0- 9.1 527 60.9 56.7-65.0
Non-Hispanic Black 160 52 37.1 27.8-47.4 20 14.1 8.2-23.0 *** *** ***
Other 38 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 127 51 37.8 28.8-47.6 16 12.7 7.3-21.1 60 49.6 39.7-59.5
35-44 143 60 44.4 35.2-54.0 14 10.2 5.8-17.2 69 45.5 36.1-55.1
45-54 164 65 40.6 31.8-49.9 23 12.9 8.1-19.8 76 46.5 37.7-55.6
55-64 249 73 32.3 25.2-40.2 19 4.6 2.6- 7.9 157 63.1 55.2-70.4
65-74 245 54 22.4 16.6-29.4 15 6.7 3.7-11.7 176 70.9 63.4-77.4
75+ 150 19 15.9 8.8-27.0 *** *** *** 126 82.8 71.9-90.1
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 107 *** *** *** 11 6.4 3.1-12.4 *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 295 103 37.1 30.6-44.2 31 10.6 7.0-15.8 161 52.2 45.2-59.2
Some Post-H.S. 382 117 31.1 25.9-37.0 31 8.9 6.0-13.1 234 59.9 53.9-65.7
College Graduate 318 54 19.4 14.2-25.9 20 4.8 2.9- 7.8 244 75.8 69.2-81.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 139 *** *** *** 19 8.9 5.4-14.4 *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 168 68 47.3 37.8-57.0 14 6.6 3.4-12.2 86 46.2 36.7-55.9
$25,000- 34,999 103 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 157 36 23.8 16.7-32.7 17 15.0 9.0-24.0 104 61.2 51.4-70.2
$50,000- 74,999 103 23 21.8 14.4-31.8 *** *** *** 72 71.6 60.9-80.4
$75,000+ 216 38 21.4 15.0-29.7 14 6.9 3.6-12.9 164 71.6 63.1-78.8
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 462 161 40.8 35.1-46.8 40 7.7 5.3-11.1 261 51.5 45.6-57.3
No 640 165 28.0 23.9-32.6 52 8.5 6.1-11.6 423 63.5 58.7-68.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 42 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 1,060 316 33.7 30.2-37.4 90 8.4 6.5-10.7 654 57.9 54.1-61.6
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 247 50 22.8 17.0-29.8 18 8.4 5.0-13.7 179 68.9 61.4-75.5
Regional City or Suburban County 309 104 37.1 30.7-44.0 28 9.2 6.0-14.0 177 53.6 46.8-60.3
Rural 548 172 36.5 31.3-42.0 47 7.4 5.2-10.3 329 56.1 50.6-61.5
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 456 143 32.7 27.7-38.3 42 8.7 6.1-12.4 271 58.5 52.9-63.9
Unemployed 77 *** *** *** 11 14.5 7.4-26.6 *** *** ***
Retired 347 57 18.2 13.4-24.3 17 4.4 2.5- 7.8 273 77.4 71.0-82.7
Unable to Work 146 75 55.9 45.6-65.6 17 10.1 5.7-17.0 54 34.1 25.2-44.3
Other not in Labor Force 73 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 55 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 144 66 47.3 37.5-57.3 16 10.2 5.8-17.4 62 42.5 32.9-52.6
101% to 150% 132 *** *** *** 14 8.1 4.3-14.7 *** *** ***
151% to 200% 110 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 442 84 21.9 17.2-27.4 33 7.6 5.1-11.3 325 70.5 64.8-75.7
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 332 113 37.2 30.9-44.0 37 10.9 7.4-15.7 182 51.9 45.1-58.7
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 353 112 37.2 31.0-43.9 30 7.7 5.0-11.7 211 55.0 48.4-61.5
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 419 101 27.0 22.1-32.5 26 7.1 4.6-10.9 292 65.9 60.1-71.3
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 363 89 29.8 24.3-36.1 17 5.0 3.0- 8.4 257 65.1 58.9-70.9
2nd Quartile 277 82 30.7 24.5-37.6 29 9.8 6.4-14.7 166 59.5 52.3-66.3
3rd Quartile 301 107 41.3 34.3-48.6 30 8.8 5.6-13.6 164 49.9 42.8-57.0
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 163 48 27.8 19.9-37.3 17 11.2 6.2-19.3 98 61.0 50.8-70.4

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*This question was asked only of respondents who reported ever smoking at least 100 or more cigarettes.

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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