2020 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Derived Variables and Risk Factors

Smoking Status*

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  Total
Respond.^
Smoke everyday Smoke some days Former smoker Never smoked
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 5,590 645 12.6 11.5-13.7 216 4.0 3.3- 4.7 1,435 23.8 22.4-25.2 3,294 59.7 58.1-61.3
-MALES 2,524 319 13.6 12.0-15.4 123 5.1 4.1- 6.4 750 27.3 25.2-29.4 1,332 54.0 51.6-56.4
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,618 210 13.6 11.7-15.7 62 4.2 3.1- 5.7 532 31.5 28.8-34.2 814 50.8 47.9-53.7
Non-Hispanic Black 409 63 18.0 13.4-23.8 24 5.6 3.5- 8.9 106 20.0 15.9-24.8 216 56.4 50.3-62.3
Other 68 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 572 59 10.8 8.2-14.1 41 7.0 4.9- 9.9 84 13.8 11.0-17.2 388 68.4 63.8-72.6
35-44 356 58 18.2 13.3-24.3 19 4.4 2.6- 7.2 83 23.1 18.1-28.9 196 54.4 47.9-60.7
45-54 418 55 13.1 9.6-17.5 23 6.2 3.3-11.1 103 25.9 21.2-31.2 237 54.9 49.1-60.6
55-64 450 78 18.7 14.6-23.5 26 6.3 4.0- 9.6 114 24.7 20.2-29.8 232 50.4 44.8-55.9
65-74 439 57 13.7 10.1-18.2 14 2.3 1.3- 4.1 194 47.5 41.6-53.4 174 36.5 31.2-42.1
75+ 253 *** *** *** *** *** *** 161 64.5 56.7-71.5 82 29.8 23.2-37.4
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 240 55 24.5 18.0-32.4 16 7.4 3.8-14.0 72 28.8 22.2-36.5 97 39.3 31.8-47.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 700 125 16.6 13.6-20.1 43 6.2 4.4- 8.8 214 27.1 23.5-31.0 318 50.0 45.6-54.4
Some Post-H.S. 660 101 14.8 12.0-18.1 37 5.1 3.5- 7.3 221 30.6 26.7-34.9 301 49.5 44.9-54.1
College Graduate 912 37 4.0 2.7- 5.8 26 2.9 1.9- 4.5 241 23.2 20.3-26.5 608 69.9 66.4-73.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 126 *** *** *** 12 12.2 6.3-22.4 31 15.1 9.8-22.5 *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 327 74 22.7 17.5-28.8 21 6.3 3.8-10.1 96 29.5 23.6-36.2 136 41.6 35.1-48.4
$25,000- 34,999 210 29 16.7 11.0-24.5 15 7.5 4.1-13.6 67 28.4 21.6-36.4 99 47.3 38.9-55.9
$35,000- 49,999 265 38 15.1 10.6-21.0 15 4.8 2.7- 8.3 83 32.3 25.8-39.6 129 47.8 40.5-55.1
$50,000- 74,999 348 42 13.7 9.9-18.6 13 3.2 1.8- 5.8 114 30.3 25.0-36.3 179 52.7 46.5-58.9
$75,000+ 801 50 6.5 4.7- 8.7 28 3.5 2.3- 5.4 250 29.7 26.1-33.5 473 60.3 56.3-64.2
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 699 122 18.9 15.2-23.3 46 7.9 5.4-11.2 263 35.9 31.5-40.5 268 37.4 33.0-42.0
No 1,811 195 11.8 10.1-13.7 77 4.2 3.2- 5.5 483 24.2 22.0-26.6 1,056 59.8 57.1-62.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 639 64 10.5 7.8-13.9 29 6.1 3.9- 9.3 259 37.4 32.9-42.1 287 46.1 41.3-51.0
Non-Veteran 1,880 255 14.6 12.7-16.7 94 4.9 3.8- 6.3 491 24.5 22.2-26.9 1,040 56.1 53.3-58.8
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 811 79 10.3 8.0-13.0 34 3.9 2.7- 5.6 208 21.6 18.6-25.0 490 64.2 60.3-68.0
Regional City or Suburban County 667 78 12.8 9.9-16.3 37 6.4 4.4- 9.2 197 28.3 24.4-32.5 355 52.5 47.9-57.0
Rural 1,046 162 17.6 14.7-21.0 52 5.3 3.6- 7.7 345 31.9 28.5-35.6 487 45.2 41.3-49.1
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,503 167 12.3 10.4-14.5 79 5.1 4.0- 6.6 367 23.7 21.3-26.3 890 58.9 55.9-61.8
Unemployed 144 *** *** *** *** *** *** 24 11.3 6.9-17.8 *** *** ***
Retired 604 66 11.9 9.0-15.5 17 2.5 1.5- 4.4 290 50.1 45.0-55.1 231 35.5 30.8-40.4
Unable to Work 176 48 26.5 19.0-35.7 16 13.2 7.1-23.4 57 30.5 22.8-39.5 55 29.7 22.1-38.7
Other not in Labor Force 78 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 68 88.8 78.4-94.5
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 47 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 208 48 29.4 21.1-39.5 13 5.0 2.7- 9.0 48 20.6 14.5-28.3 99 45.0 36.2-54.2
101% to 150% 249 56 22.0 16.4-28.8 13 5.4 2.9- 9.9 70 26.5 20.1-34.2 110 46.1 38.4-53.9
151% to 200% 199 25 12.9 7.9-20.3 13 7.3 3.9-13.3 70 33.8 26.4-42.2 91 46.0 37.5-54.7
More than 200% 1,356 123 9.7 8.0-11.7 56 3.9 2.9- 5.3 438 30.8 28.0-33.8 739 55.5 52.4-58.6
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 693 107 16.2 13.0-20.0 39 5.7 3.7- 8.6 208 26.7 22.9-30.8 339 51.5 46.7-56.2
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 762 104 15.9 12.7-19.8 35 5.3 3.4- 8.0 257 32.9 29.0-37.1 366 45.9 41.5-50.3
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,069 108 10.8 8.8-13.3 49 4.8 3.5- 6.5 285 23.6 20.8-26.7 627 60.8 57.3-64.2
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 792 85 12.3 9.8-15.4 32 3.8 2.6- 5.6 238 27.4 23.9-31.2 437 56.5 52.3-60.5
2nd Quartile 678 80 14.0 10.9-17.8 45 7.4 5.2-10.3 190 25.6 22.0-29.6 363 53.0 48.5-57.5
3rd Quartile 690 96 13.3 10.7-16.4 23 4.0 2.4- 6.5 218 30.6 26.6-35.0 353 52.1 47.6-56.6
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 364 58 17.0 12.3-23.0 23 4.6 2.6- 7.9 104 24.2 19.1-30.1 179 54.3 47.3-61.0

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*Data in this table were derived from the tobacco use questions 1 and 2.
Overall smoking prevalence estimates can be obtained by adding 'Smoke everyday' and 'Smoke some days' rates.

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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