2020 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Secondhand Smoke

On how many of the past 7 days, did you smell tobacco smoke from someone else's cigarette,
cigar, or pipe drifting into your home from nearby apartments or from outside?

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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 4,731 185 4.2 3.5- 5.1 94 2.3 1.8- 3.1 4,452 93.4 92.4-94.4
-MALES 2,102 80 4.4 3.4- 5.8 45 2.9 1.9- 4.3 1,977 92.7 90.9-94.1
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,323 39 3.3 2.3- 4.9 22 2.2 1.3- 3.5 1,262 94.5 92.6-95.9
Non-Hispanic Black 368 22 7.3 4.5-11.6 12 5.2 2.2-11.6 334 87.6 81.3-91.9
Other 63 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 412 34 9.5 6.6-13.6 12 3.6 1.8- 6.7 366 86.9 82.4-90.5
35-44 295 *** *** *** *** *** *** 280 93.3 85.7-97.0
45-54 373 12 2.3 1.2- 4.2 *** *** *** 352 95.6 92.7-97.3
55-64 388 13 3.1 1.6- 5.7 *** *** *** 365 93.6 89.5-96.2
65-74 377 *** *** *** *** *** *** 366 97.6 95.3-98.8
75+ 226 *** *** *** *** *** *** 218 95.1 89.8-97.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 213 13 5.1 2.7- 9.5 12 8.4 3.8-17.4 188 86.5 78.1-92.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 580 22 5.2 3.2- 8.5 13 1.7 0.9- 3.2 545 93.0 89.7-95.3
Some Post-H.S. 550 20 4.2 2.5- 7.1 16 3.6 1.9- 6.5 514 92.3 88.7-94.8
College Graduate 750 25 3.6 2.3- 5.6 *** *** *** 721 95.8 93.6-97.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 96 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 277 *** *** *** 11 3.0 1.5- 5.7 256 93.0 88.6-95.8
$25,000- 34,999 175 11 6.8 3.1-14.4 *** *** *** 161 91.8 84.3-95.9
$35,000- 49,999 221 *** *** *** *** *** *** 212 94.6 89.3-97.4
$50,000- 74,999 306 18 7.2 4.1-12.3 *** *** *** 279 88.8 83.1-92.7
$75,000+ 673 18 2.9 1.7- 4.7 *** *** *** 652 96.4 94.0-97.8
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 609 19 3.6 2.0- 6.4 20 5.5 2.9-10.1 570 91.0 86.2-94.2
No 1,483 61 4.8 3.6- 6.5 25 1.9 1.2- 3.1 1,397 93.3 91.4-94.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 506 *** *** *** *** *** *** 488 94.9 91.1-97.1
Non-Veteran 1,592 70 4.9 3.7- 6.5 37 3.0 1.9- 4.7 1,485 92.1 90.0-93.8
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 633 33 4.6 3.1- 6.7 16 2.8 1.6- 5.0 584 92.6 89.9-94.7
Regional City or Suburban County 553 19 5.0 3.0- 8.2 *** *** *** 525 92.1 88.2-94.8
Rural 916 28 3.9 2.4- 6.3 20 2.9 1.4- 6.0 868 93.2 89.8-95.5
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,252 55 4.9 3.6- 6.8 20 1.9 1.1- 3.1 1,177 93.2 91.1-94.8
Unemployed 107 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 522 11 2.5 1.2- 5.0 *** *** *** 502 95.7 92.9-97.5
Unable to Work 152 *** *** *** *** *** *** 139 89.5 80.3-94.7
Other not in Labor Force 59 *** *** *** *** *** *** 53 88.4 75.0-95.1
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 36 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 174 11 6.7 3.3-13.2 *** *** *** 154 82.6 70.6-90.4
101% to 150% 213 *** *** *** *** *** *** 199 93.9 88.7-96.8
151% to 200% 166 *** *** *** *** *** *** 152 91.2 83.5-95.5
More than 200% 1,143 40 4.2 2.9- 6.1 11 1.5 0.8- 3.0 1,092 94.3 92.2-95.9
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 597 22 5.9 3.4- 9.8 14 2.9 1.5- 5.7 561 91.2 87.0-94.2
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 656 25 3.6 2.3- 5.7 13 2.8 1.1- 6.5 618 93.6 90.1-95.9
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 849 33 4.3 2.9- 6.4 18 2.9 1.7- 5.1 798 92.7 90.0-94.7
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 652 27 4.4 2.9- 6.8 14 2.9 1.5- 5.6 611 92.6 89.5-94.9
2nd Quartile 538 21 4.4 2.7- 7.2 13 3.6 1.7- 7.6 504 91.9 87.8-94.7
3rd Quartile 587 19 3.6 2.1- 6.0 *** *** *** 559 94.3 91.2-96.3
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 325 13 6.5 3.0-13.3 *** *** *** 303 91.3 84.8-95.2

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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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