2020 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Tobacco Use

Current Smoker*

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  Total
Respond.^
No Yes
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 5,590 4,729 83.5 82.2-84.7 861 16.5 15.3-17.8
-MALES 2,524 2,082 81.2 79.2-83.1 442 18.8 16.9-20.8
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,618 1,346 82.3 79.9-84.4 272 17.7 15.6-20.1
Non-Hispanic Black 409 322 76.4 70.4-81.4 87 23.6 18.6-29.6
Other 68 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 572 472 82.2 78.2-85.5 100 17.8 14.5-21.8
35-44 356 279 77.4 71.3-82.6 77 22.6 17.4-28.7
45-54 418 340 80.8 75.2-85.3 78 19.2 14.7-24.8
55-64 450 346 75.1 69.8-79.7 104 24.9 20.3-30.2
65-74 439 368 84.0 79.4-87.7 71 16.0 12.3-20.6
75+ 253 243 94.3 88.9-97.2 *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 240 169 68.1 59.8-75.5 71 31.9 24.5-40.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 700 532 77.1 73.2-80.6 168 22.9 19.4-26.8
Some Post-H.S. 660 522 80.1 76.4-83.4 138 19.9 16.6-23.6
College Graduate 912 849 93.1 90.9-94.8 63 6.9 5.2- 9.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 126 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 327 232 71.1 64.6-76.7 95 28.9 23.3-35.4
$25,000- 34,999 210 166 75.7 67.4-82.5 44 24.3 17.5-32.6
$35,000- 49,999 265 212 80.1 73.8-85.1 53 19.9 14.9-26.2
$50,000- 74,999 348 293 83.1 77.9-87.2 55 16.9 12.8-22.1
$75,000+ 801 723 90.0 87.3-92.2 78 10.0 7.8-12.7
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 699 531 73.2 68.5-77.5 168 26.8 22.5-31.5
No 1,811 1,539 84.1 81.9-86.0 272 15.9 14.0-18.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 639 546 83.5 79.3-86.9 93 16.5 13.1-20.7
Non-Veteran 1,880 1,531 80.6 78.2-82.7 349 19.4 17.3-21.8
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 811 698 85.8 82.8-88.4 113 14.2 11.6-17.2
Regional City or Suburban County 667 552 80.8 76.8-84.3 115 19.2 15.7-23.2
Rural 1,046 832 77.1 73.4-80.4 214 22.9 19.6-26.6
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,503 1,257 82.6 80.1-84.7 246 17.4 15.3-19.9
Unemployed 144 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 604 521 85.6 81.7-88.7 83 14.4 11.3-18.3
Unable to Work 176 112 60.2 50.3-69.4 64 39.8 30.6-49.7
Other not in Labor Force 78 76 96.8 84.5-99.4 *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 47 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 208 147 65.6 55.8-74.2 61 34.4 25.8-44.2
101% to 150% 249 180 72.6 65.3-78.8 69 27.4 21.2-34.7
151% to 200% 199 161 79.8 71.7-86.1 38 20.2 13.9-28.3
More than 200% 1,356 1,177 86.3 84.0-88.4 179 13.7 11.6-16.0
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 693 547 78.1 73.9-81.9 146 21.9 18.1-26.1
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 762 623 78.8 74.6-82.4 139 21.2 17.6-25.4
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,069 912 84.4 81.6-86.8 157 15.6 13.2-18.4
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 792 675 83.9 80.6-86.7 117 16.1 13.3-19.4
2nd Quartile 678 553 78.6 74.4-82.4 125 21.4 17.6-25.6
3rd Quartile 690 571 82.7 79.2-85.8 119 17.3 14.2-20.8
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 364 283 78.4 72.1-83.6 81 21.6 16.4-27.9

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*Data in this table were derived from the tobacco use questions 1 and 2.

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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