2020 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Tobacco Use

Have you smoked at least 100 cigarettes in your entire life?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 5,594 2,300 40.3 38.8-42.0 3,294 59.7 58.0-61.2
-FEMALES 3,067 1,105 35.0 32.9-37.1 1,962 65.0 62.9-67.1
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,969 823 42.4 39.7-45.1 1,146 57.6 54.9-60.3
Non-Hispanic Black 615 161 23.8 19.8-28.4 454 76.2 71.6-80.2
Other 78 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 550 128 23.4 19.6-27.7 422 76.6 72.3-80.4
35-44 413 143 37.0 31.5-42.7 270 63.0 57.3-68.5
45-54 475 164 35.5 30.5-40.8 311 64.5 59.2-69.5
55-64 558 249 47.1 41.8-52.4 309 52.9 47.6-58.2
65-74 592 245 40.1 35.2-45.2 347 59.9 54.8-64.8
75+ 405 150 35.0 28.8-41.9 255 65.0 58.1-71.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 269 107 41.9 34.5-49.6 162 58.1 50.4-65.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 720 295 39.7 35.3-44.2 425 60.3 55.8-64.7
Some Post-H.S. 886 383 39.8 36.1-43.7 503 60.2 56.3-63.9
College Graduate 1,185 318 23.0 20.3-25.8 867 77.0 74.2-79.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 271 139 49.3 41.5-57.2 132 50.7 42.8-58.5
$15,000- 24,999 428 169 40.7 34.7-47.0 259 59.3 53.0-65.3
$25,000- 34,999 254 103 39.8 32.2-47.9 151 60.2 52.1-67.8
$35,000- 49,999 377 157 40.3 34.3-46.5 220 59.7 53.5-65.7
$50,000- 74,999 330 103 28.7 23.2-34.8 227 71.3 65.2-76.8
$75,000+ 741 216 28.8 25.0-32.9 525 71.2 67.1-75.0
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 940 463 48.1 44.0-52.3 477 51.9 47.7-56.0
No 2,120 640 29.7 27.4-32.2 1,480 70.3 67.8-72.6
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 94 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 2,968 1,061 34.5 32.4-36.6 1,907 65.5 63.4-67.6
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 886 248 27.0 23.7-30.7 638 73.0 69.3-76.3
Regional City or Suburban County 861 309 35.8 31.9-39.8 552 64.2 60.2-68.1
Rural 1,320 548 42.0 38.6-45.6 772 58.0 54.4-61.4
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,429 456 31.4 28.6-34.4 973 68.6 65.6-71.4
Unemployed 197 78 39.7 31.7-48.2 119 60.3 51.8-68.3
Retired 910 347 37.1 33.0-41.4 563 62.9 58.6-67.0
Unable to Work 235 146 65.6 57.6-72.8 89 34.4 27.2-42.4
Other not in Labor Force 275 73 25.8 20.0-32.5 202 74.2 67.5-80.0
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 114 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 302 145 42.7 35.7-50.1 157 57.3 49.9-64.3
101% to 150% 327 132 43.5 36.7-50.6 195 56.5 49.4-63.3
151% to 200% 288 110 39.5 32.5-46.9 178 60.5 53.1-67.5
More than 200% 1,362 442 30.4 27.5-33.5 920 69.6 66.5-72.5
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 874 332 38.4 34.4-42.6 542 61.6 57.4-65.6
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 958 353 37.3 33.5-41.2 605 62.7 58.8-66.5
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,235 420 31.7 28.7-34.9 815 68.3 65.1-71.3
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 947 364 35.7 32.2-39.4 583 64.3 60.6-67.8
2nd Quartile 810 277 33.7 29.8-37.7 533 66.3 62.3-70.2
3rd Quartile 870 301 35.8 31.8-39.9 569 64.2 60.1-68.2
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 440 163 35.4 29.5-41.7 277 64.6 58.3-70.5

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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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