2020 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Secondhand Smoke

On how many of the past 7 days, did anyone smoke in your home 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 4,764 132 2.7 2.2- 3.3 307 7.5 6.6- 8.6 4,325 89.8 88.6-90.9
-MALES 2,119 64 3.0 2.2- 4.0 144 8.0 6.5- 9.8 1,911 89.0 87.0-90.7
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,330 25 1.6 1.0- 2.6 93 8.2 6.5-10.5 1,212 90.1 87.8-92.0
Non-Hispanic Black 370 21 6.1 3.8- 9.6 28 9.5 5.7-15.4 321 84.4 78.4-89.0
Other 65 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 414 17 4.1 2.3- 7.4 28 7.3 4.8-10.8 369 88.6 84.3-91.8
35-44 299 *** *** *** 17 7.5 3.7-14.6 277 91.0 84.2-95.1
45-54 373 *** *** *** 27 8.9 5.3-14.6 336 88.6 82.9-92.5
55-64 393 15 3.7 2.1- 6.7 33 10.1 6.8-14.9 345 86.1 81.1-90.0
65-74 380 *** *** *** 26 7.6 4.9-11.7 344 89.9 85.5-93.0
75+ 228 *** *** *** 11 5.5 2.9-10.4 210 92.1 86.8-95.4
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 215 11 3.6 1.8- 7.0 28 16.5 10.2-25.6 176 79.9 71.0-86.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 586 23 3.9 2.4- 6.2 61 11.1 8.3-14.6 502 85.1 81.2-88.3
Some Post-H.S. 554 19 3.1 1.6- 5.7 34 5.6 3.7- 8.3 501 91.4 88.0-93.9
College Graduate 753 11 1.5 0.8- 3.1 20 3.1 1.9- 5.1 722 95.4 93.1-96.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 99 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 281 19 5.2 3.0- 9.0 32 11.8 7.8-17.5 230 82.9 76.8-87.7
$25,000- 34,999 174 *** *** *** 11 8.9 4.6-16.6 155 87.0 79.2-92.2
$35,000- 49,999 225 *** *** *** 23 11.3 7.2-17.5 196 86.8 80.5-91.2
$50,000- 74,999 307 *** *** *** 16 6.0 3.5-10.0 285 91.1 86.3-94.4
$75,000+ 674 *** *** *** 19 2.8 1.7- 4.7 651 96.7 94.8-97.9
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 616 23 3.1 1.9- 5.2 62 12.8 9.0-17.7 531 84.1 79.1-88.1
No 1,494 41 2.9 2.0- 4.2 82 6.3 4.9- 8.0 1,371 90.8 88.8-92.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 511 14 1.9 1.0- 3.7 28 6.5 4.1-10.1 469 91.6 87.9-94.3
Non-Veteran 1,604 50 3.2 2.3- 4.5 116 8.5 6.7-10.6 1,438 88.3 86.0-90.3
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 636 24 3.6 2.3- 5.5 33 5.6 3.8- 8.1 579 90.9 87.9-93.2
Regional City or Suburban County 564 12 2.0 1.0- 4.0 35 7.5 5.1-11.1 517 90.4 86.7-93.2
Rural 919 28 3.1 1.8- 5.2 76 10.5 7.7-14.1 815 86.4 82.6-89.5
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,260 27 2.2 1.4- 3.3 65 5.9 4.5- 7.8 1,168 91.9 89.9-93.6
Unemployed 109 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 526 20 3.5 2.1- 5.9 30 6.7 4.4-10.0 476 89.8 86.1-92.6
Unable to Work 155 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 59 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 37 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 176 *** *** *** 23 18.5 10.4-30.7 146 78.2 66.5-86.7
101% to 150% 217 14 6.2 3.3-11.2 21 10.5 6.4-17.0 182 83.3 76.2-88.6
151% to 200% 167 *** *** *** 19 11.6 6.8-19.2 142 86.8 79.2-91.8
More than 200% 1,147 19 1.6 1.0- 2.8 46 4.5 3.3- 6.2 1,082 93.8 91.9-95.3
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 602 22 4.1 2.2- 7.6 46 8.7 6.1-12.2 534 87.2 82.9-90.5
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 659 21 3.1 1.9- 5.0 54 10.5 7.4-14.6 584 86.5 82.3-89.8
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 858 21 2.2 1.4- 3.6 44 5.8 4.1- 8.2 793 91.9 89.4-93.9
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 659 18 2.2 1.3- 3.8 34 6.0 4.0- 8.7 607 91.8 88.9-94.0
2nd Quartile 540 11 1.9 1.0- 3.6 40 9.9 6.7-14.4 489 88.2 83.7-91.6
3rd Quartile 593 26 4.5 2.9- 6.9 44 7.6 5.5-10.5 523 87.9 84.5-90.7
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 327 *** *** *** 26 9.3 5.6-15.0 292 86.4 79.1-91.4

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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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