2020 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

E-Cigarettes

E-Cigarette/Vaping Status*

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  Total
Respond.^
Never Used No Longer Used Use Some Days Use Every Day
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 4,817 3,916 78.1 76.6-79.6 714 17.2 15.9-18.7 108 2.7 2.2- 3.3 79 2.0 1.5- 2.6
-MALES 2,143 1,684 75.0 72.6-77.3 366 19.8 17.7-22.1 48 2.7 2.0- 3.6 45 2.5 1.8- 3.4
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,338 1,025 73.2 70.2-76.1 239 20.2 17.6-23.0 39 3.6 2.5- 5.1 35 3.0 2.1- 4.3
Non-Hispanic Black 372 314 80.0 73.7-85.1 51 17.4 12.5-23.6 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 69 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 421 245 57.9 52.3-63.3 133 32.1 27.1-37.5 23 5.0 3.2- 7.7 20 5.0 3.1- 7.9
35-44 300 216 70.9 63.9-77.0 68 24.3 18.4-31.3 *** *** *** *** *** ***
45-54 379 300 77.3 71.3-82.4 62 17.3 12.8-23.0 *** *** *** *** *** ***
55-64 398 337 84.1 79.3-88.0 52 13.7 10.0-18.4 *** *** *** *** *** ***
65-74 383 337 87.6 82.9-91.2 40 10.3 7.1-14.7 *** *** *** *** *** ***
75+ 230 221 95.6 90.6-98.0 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 227 187 77.4 68.6-84.3 33 18.9 12.4-27.8 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 592 432 69.4 64.6-73.8 133 25.5 21.3-30.1 13 1.8 1.0- 3.2 14 3.4 1.9- 5.9
Some Post-H.S. 559 416 71.8 67.1-76.0 107 20.9 17.1-25.3 18 4.2 2.6- 6.8 18 3.1 1.9- 5.2
College Graduate 754 639 83.4 80.0-86.3 92 13.1 10.5-16.2 12 2.1 1.1- 4.0 11 1.4 0.7- 2.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 103 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 286 230 79.7 73.4-84.8 45 15.7 11.3-21.4 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 177 128 67.0 57.3-75.4 42 27.1 19.4-36.5 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 227 162 69.6 61.9-76.3 56 26.0 19.8-33.4 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 309 234 73.0 66.7-78.4 59 20.8 15.9-26.6 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 676 550 78.8 74.8-82.3 89 15.0 12.0-18.6 19 3.6 2.2- 5.7 18 2.6 1.5- 4.4
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 624 497 76.4 71.3-80.8 103 18.8 14.8-23.8 15 3.1 1.8- 5.5 *** *** ***
No 1,509 1,180 74.6 71.8-77.2 260 20.0 17.6-22.7 33 2.5 1.7- 3.6 36 2.8 2.0- 4.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 514 427 80.3 75.3-84.5 72 15.5 11.8-20.2 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 1,625 1,254 73.7 70.9-76.3 293 20.9 18.5-23.6 42 2.9 2.1- 4.1 36 2.5 1.7- 3.6
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 639 503 77.3 73.1-80.9 113 18.3 15.0-22.1 14 2.6 1.4- 4.6 *** *** ***
Regional City or Suburban County 567 425 70.4 65.4-75.0 110 23.0 18.9-27.8 16 3.3 1.9- 5.8 16 3.2 1.8- 5.7
Rural 937 756 76.6 72.6-80.1 143 18.7 15.4-22.5 18 2.3 1.4- 3.7 20 2.5 1.5- 3.9
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,277 971 74.2 71.3-77.0 240 20.2 17.7-22.9 28 2.3 1.5- 3.4 38 3.3 2.3- 4.8
Unemployed 108 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 530 475 88.3 84.3-91.4 50 10.3 7.5-14.2 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Unable to Work 157 120 71.1 60.0-80.1 32 24.3 15.7-35.7 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 61 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 39 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 182 136 67.0 56.0-76.4 36 26.0 17.1-37.4 *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 220 168 76.8 69.6-82.6 44 18.8 13.6-25.4 *** *** *** *** *** ***
151% to 200% 168 119 68.0 58.4-76.4 42 28.4 20.4-38.0 *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 1,153 914 75.8 72.6-78.6 183 18.4 15.8-21.3 27 3.0 2.0- 4.5 29 2.9 1.9- 4.3
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 614 492 77.0 72.3-81.1 98 17.9 14.2-22.2 12 2.4 1.2- 4.5 12 2.7 1.4- 5.3
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 666 511 73.2 68.5-77.3 122 21.7 17.8-26.3 19 2.7 1.7- 4.4 14 2.4 1.4- 4.1
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 863 681 75.4 71.7-78.8 146 19.4 16.3-22.9 17 2.8 1.7- 4.6 19 2.4 1.4- 4.1
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 661 523 74.2 69.7-78.1 109 20.1 16.5-24.2 17 3.5 2.1- 5.7 12 2.3 1.2- 4.3
2nd Quartile 546 420 73.6 68.6-78.1 97 20.9 16.7-25.8 15 2.7 1.5- 4.8 14 2.8 1.5- 5.0
3rd Quartile 599 452 73.5 69.0-77.5 123 22.0 18.3-26.3 *** *** *** 14 2.6 1.5- 4.4
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 337 289 84.8 78.8-89.3 37 11.2 7.3-16.7 *** *** *** *** *** ***

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*Data in this table were derived from the E-Cigarettes questions 1 and 2. Those who answered no to the first question form the Never Used category.

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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