2020 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Tobacco Use

Use of Multiple Tobacco Products*

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  Total
Respond.^
No Use Use single product Use multiple products
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 4,962 3,958 77.4 75.9-78.9 857 19.1 17.7-20.6 147 3.5 2.9- 4.2
-MALES 2,223 1,683 72.7 70.2-75.0 456 22.9 20.7-25.3 84 4.4 3.5- 5.6
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,383 1,032 71.3 68.2-74.1 282 22.7 20.1-25.6 69 6.0 4.6- 7.8
Non-Hispanic Black 391 298 72.8 66.5-78.3 88 25.3 20.0-31.5 *** *** ***
Other 69 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 435 304 68.4 63.1-73.3 99 25.0 20.5-30.2 32 6.6 4.5- 9.6
35-44 312 217 67.1 60.1-73.4 83 29.6 23.4-36.6 12 3.3 1.9- 5.9
45-54 394 285 69.9 63.7-75.4 94 25.6 20.4-31.6 15 4.5 2.5- 8.2
55-64 414 303 71.2 65.6-76.2 95 24.3 19.6-29.6 16 4.5 2.5- 8.2
65-74 394 319 80.8 75.5-85.1 69 16.5 12.5-21.4 *** *** ***
75+ 237 223 92.4 86.5-95.8 12 6.4 3.3-12.0 *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 236 151 61.5 53.1-69.3 76 33.4 25.9-41.8 *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 622 426 67.5 62.9-71.9 168 27.7 23.6-32.2 28 4.8 3.1- 7.3
Some Post-H.S. 580 421 71.0 66.5-75.2 127 23.1 19.2-27.4 32 5.9 4.1- 8.5
College Graduate 774 677 86.7 83.5-89.4 82 11.2 8.8-14.2 15 2.1 1.1- 3.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 108 *** *** *** *** *** *** 11 13.2 6.4-25.0
$15,000- 24,999 301 196 64.9 57.8-71.3 92 29.8 23.8-36.7 13 5.3 2.9- 9.4
$25,000- 34,999 184 127 61.5 51.9-70.3 53 35.7 27.1-45.2 *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 233 174 71.4 63.7-78.0 51 26.0 19.6-33.6 *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 314 243 74.6 68.3-79.9 59 21.3 16.3-27.4 12 4.1 2.2- 7.5
$75,000+ 687 565 79.9 76.1-83.3 93 15.1 12.2-18.7 29 4.9 3.3- 7.3
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 646 464 68.3 63.1-73.0 149 25.4 21.0-30.4 33 6.4 4.3- 9.4
No 1,564 1,209 74.5 71.7-77.1 304 21.8 19.3-24.4 51 3.7 2.8- 5.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 533 427 77.2 72.2-81.5 94 19.5 15.6-24.2 12 3.3 1.6- 6.7
Non-Veteran 1,685 1,251 71.4 68.6-74.1 362 23.8 21.3-26.6 72 4.7 3.7- 6.1
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 667 540 79.2 75.2-82.7 104 17.2 14.0-21.0 23 3.6 2.2- 5.7
Regional City or Suburban County 583 440 71.6 66.8-76.0 122 24.0 19.9-28.6 21 4.4 2.6- 7.2
Rural 973 703 68.0 63.9-71.8 230 26.9 23.2-30.8 40 5.2 3.7- 7.2
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,316 991 72.6 69.6-75.4 265 22.7 20.0-25.6 60 4.7 3.5- 6.3
Unemployed 119 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 546 456 81.6 77.1-85.4 83 16.2 12.7-20.5 *** *** ***
Unable to Work 167 101 57.1 47.0-66.6 59 35.4 26.3-45.6 *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 61 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 42 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 189 119 55.1 45.0-64.7 57 36.6 27.3-47.1 13 8.3 4.3-15.4
101% to 150% 230 151 64.0 56.0-71.4 71 31.8 24.8-39.6 *** *** ***
151% to 200% 175 126 70.7 61.4-78.5 43 26.8 19.2-36.1 *** *** ***
More than 200% 1,174 937 77.0 73.9-79.8 193 18.6 16.0-21.5 44 4.4 3.2- 6.1
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 640 468 70.6 65.8-75.0 145 24.1 20.0-28.7 27 5.3 3.4- 8.1
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 691 511 69.6 65.0-73.9 148 25.5 21.5-30.1 32 4.9 3.3- 7.0
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 892 704 76.1 72.5-79.4 163 20.2 17.2-23.7 25 3.6 2.3- 5.7
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 682 538 76.3 72.2-80.0 120 19.0 15.7-22.8 24 4.6 2.9- 7.2
2nd Quartile 566 409 67.0 61.8-71.7 133 28.4 23.8-33.4 24 4.7 3.0- 7.3
3rd Quartile 624 481 75.9 71.7-79.7 120 20.1 16.5-24.1 23 4.0 2.6- 6.2
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 351 255 71.8 65.0-77.7 83 24.0 18.4-30.6 13 4.2 2.2- 7.9

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*Current use of cigarettes, e-cigarettes, smokeless tobacco, cigars, or hookah.
This table only includes respondents who were asked the state-added questions on other tobacco products.

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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