2020 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Secondhand Smoke

On how many of the past 7 days, did someone smoke in your indoor workplace while you were there?*

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  Total
Respond.^
1-6 days All 7 days No days
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 2,382 71 2.8 2.1- 3.7 92 4.4 3.5- 5.5 2,219 92.8 91.4-94.0
-MALES 1,198 54 4.3 3.1- 5.8 73 7.1 5.5- 9.1 1,071 88.7 86.3-90.7
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 740 22 2.7 1.7- 4.2 44 6.8 5.0- 9.3 674 90.5 87.8-92.6
Non-Hispanic Black 171 *** *** *** *** *** *** 153 88.0 80.1-93.1
Other 29 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 302 15 5.1 2.8- 9.2 25 8.9 5.8-13.5 262 85.9 80.6-90.0
35-44 237 13 3.8 2.0- 6.9 15 6.1 3.4-10.5 209 90.1 85.3-93.5
45-54 295 12 4.4 2.2- 8.5 16 6.5 3.7-11.3 267 89.1 83.6-92.8
55-64 227 *** *** *** 11 6.0 3.1-11.2 208 90.6 85.0-94.3
65-74 100 *** *** *** *** *** *** 91 91.1 83.0-95.5
75+ 14 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 111 13 9.1 4.8-16.5 16 15.5 9.2-25.0 82 75.4 65.1-83.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 304 16 4.8 2.6- 8.7 26 9.1 5.9-13.6 262 86.2 80.9-90.1
Some Post-H.S. 288 11 3.8 1.9- 7.3 20 7.8 4.7-12.5 257 88.4 83.2-92.2
College Graduate 488 13 2.6 1.4- 4.8 11 2.1 1.1- 3.9 464 95.3 92.8-97.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 15 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 113 11 8.0 4.1-15.1 15 14.8 8.5-24.5 87 77.2 66.9-84.9
$25,000- 34,999 92 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 125 *** *** *** *** *** *** 108 86.5 77.4-92.3
$50,000- 74,999 179 *** *** *** *** *** *** 164 91.1 85.0-94.9
$75,000+ 495 13 2.6 1.4- 4.9 19 4.8 2.8- 7.9 463 92.6 89.1-95.1
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 195 *** *** *** 19 10.4 6.4-16.3 167 85.9 79.4-90.7
No 998 45 4.4 3.1- 6.2 54 6.5 4.8- 8.7 899 89.1 86.5-91.3
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 199 *** *** *** *** *** *** 185 93.6 88.2-96.7
Non-Veteran 997 49 4.7 3.4- 6.6 64 7.6 5.8- 9.8 884 87.7 85.0-89.9
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 399 20 5.3 3.2- 8.6 18 5.0 3.0- 8.4 361 89.7 85.5-92.8
Regional City or Suburban County 305 11 2.7 1.4- 5.2 11 4.6 2.4- 8.8 283 92.7 88.4-95.5
Rural 494 23 4.4 2.7- 7.2 44 10.8 7.8-14.7 427 84.8 80.5-88.3
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,198 54 4.3 3.1- 5.8 73 7.1 5.5- 9.1 1,071 88.7 86.3-90.7
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 10 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 78 *** *** *** 11 14.2 7.4-25.5 *** *** ***
101% to 150% 89 *** *** *** *** *** *** 74 81.5 69.3-89.6
151% to 200% 92 *** *** *** *** *** *** 82 87.4 75.8-93.9
More than 200% 735 25 3.3 2.1- 5.1 30 5.1 3.4- 7.7 680 91.6 88.8-93.8
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 300 12 3.3 1.4- 7.5 27 12.0 8.0-17.6 261 84.8 78.6-89.4
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 381 13 3.9 2.1- 7.0 28 8.3 5.5-12.2 340 87.9 83.4-91.3
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 517 29 5.0 3.3- 7.5 18 3.9 2.3- 6.7 470 91.1 87.7-93.5
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 388 21 5.0 3.1- 8.0 12 3.0 1.6- 5.5 355 92.0 88.5-94.6
2nd Quartile 312 14 4.7 2.7- 8.2 22 8.5 5.4-13.2 276 86.7 81.6-90.6
3rd Quartile 328 *** *** *** 26 9.5 6.3-14.1 292 87.9 83.1-91.5
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 170 *** *** *** 13 8.4 4.7-14.7 148 86.9 78.9-92.2

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*Asked of respondents that were employed or self-employed.

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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