2020 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

E-Cigarettes

Do you now use e-cigarettes or other electronic vaping products every day, some days, or not at all?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Every Day Some Days Not at all
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 901 79 9.2 7.1-11.7 108 12.2 10.0-14.9 714 78.6 75.3-81.6
-MALES 459 45 9.9 7.2-13.6 48 10.7 7.9-14.4 366 79.4 74.7-83.4
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 313 35 11.2 7.9-15.8 39 13.4 9.6-18.4 239 75.3 69.4-80.4
Non-Hispanic Black 58 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 11 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 176 20 11.8 7.4-18.3 23 11.9 7.7-18.0 133 76.3 68.7-82.5
35-44 84 *** *** *** *** *** *** 68 83.4 73.3-90.2
45-54 79 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
55-64 61 *** *** *** *** *** *** 52 86.1 73.7-93.2
65-74 46 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
75+ 9 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 40 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 160 14 11.0 6.3-18.4 13 5.9 3.3-10.4 133 83.2 75.5-88.8
Some Post-H.S. 143 18 11.1 6.7-17.8 18 14.9 9.3-23.1 107 74.0 65.1-81.3
College Graduate 115 11 8.7 4.5-16.1 12 12.8 6.9-22.4 92 78.5 68.5-86.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 26 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 56 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 49 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 65 *** *** *** *** *** *** 56 85.4 72.1-92.9
$50,000- 74,999 75 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 126 18 12.4 7.4-20.1 19 16.9 10.7-25.6 89 70.8 61.2-78.8
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 127 *** *** *** 15 13.2 7.5-22.3 103 79.8 69.8-87.1
No 329 36 11.1 7.8-15.7 33 9.9 6.9-14.1 260 78.9 73.5-83.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 87 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 371 36 9.4 6.5-13.3 42 11.2 8.0-15.3 293 79.5 74.4-83.8
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 136 *** *** *** 14 11.3 6.4-19.2 113 80.5 71.3-87.2
Regional City or Suburban County 142 16 10.8 6.1-18.5 16 11.3 6.5-18.8 110 77.9 68.9-84.9
Rural 181 20 10.5 6.5-16.5 18 9.6 5.9-15.3 143 79.9 72.6-85.6
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 306 38 12.9 9.1-18.0 28 8.8 5.9-13.0 240 78.3 72.6-83.1
Unemployed 30 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 55 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Unable to Work 37 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 30 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 8 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 46 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 52 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
151% to 200% 49 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 239 29 11.8 7.8-17.3 27 12.5 8.4-18.1 183 75.8 69.0-81.4
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 122 12 12.0 6.2-21.9 12 10.3 5.4-18.7 98 77.8 67.1-85.7
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 155 14 8.8 5.1-14.9 19 10.2 6.3-16.3 122 80.9 73.4-86.7
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 182 19 9.9 5.9-16.0 17 11.3 6.9-18.0 146 78.9 71.1-84.9
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 138 12 8.8 4.7-16.0 17 13.5 8.3-21.3 109 77.7 68.8-84.6
2nd Quartile 126 14 10.5 5.7-18.3 15 10.3 5.9-17.6 97 79.2 70.0-86.1
3rd Quartile 147 14 9.7 5.6-16.2 *** *** *** 123 83.0 75.0-88.8
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 48 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***

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*Asked of respondents who said they have used an e-cigarette at least once in their entire life.

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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