2020 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Tobacco Use

Do you now smoke cigarettes every day, some days, or not at all?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Everyday Some days Not at all
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 2,296 645 31.2 28.8-33.6 216 9.8 8.4-11.5 1,435 59.0 56.4-61.5
-MALES 1,192 319 29.6 26.4-33.1 123 11.1 9.0-13.7 750 59.2 55.7-62.7
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 804 210 27.6 24.0-31.4 62 8.5 6.3-11.4 532 64.0 59.8-67.9
Non-Hispanic Black 193 63 41.3 32.3-51.0 24 12.9 8.1-19.9 106 45.8 37.0-54.8
Other 37 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 184 59 34.2 26.8-42.5 41 22.1 16.0-29.9 84 43.7 35.8-51.9
35-44 160 58 39.8 30.4-50.1 19 9.6 5.7-15.6 83 50.6 40.8-60.3
45-54 181 55 29.0 21.7-37.6 23 13.7 7.6-23.4 103 57.3 48.0-66.2
55-64 218 78 37.6 30.1-45.8 26 12.6 8.2-18.9 114 49.8 41.8-57.8
65-74 265 57 21.6 16.1-28.3 14 3.7 2.1- 6.4 194 74.8 67.9-80.6
75+ 171 *** *** *** *** *** *** 161 91.9 84.4-96.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 143 *** *** *** 16 12.2 6.3-22.3 *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 382 125 33.3 27.9-39.2 43 12.5 8.9-17.3 214 54.3 48.2-60.1
Some Post-H.S. 359 101 29.3 24.1-35.1 37 10.1 7.0-14.3 221 60.6 54.6-66.4
College Graduate 304 37 13.2 9.1-18.7 26 9.6 6.2-14.5 241 77.2 70.9-82.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 74 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 191 74 38.8 30.6-47.7 21 10.7 6.6-17.1 96 50.5 41.6-59.3
$25,000- 34,999 111 *** *** *** 15 14.3 7.8-24.8 *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 136 38 28.9 20.7-38.7 15 9.2 5.3-15.7 83 61.9 51.9-70.9
$50,000- 74,999 169 42 29.0 21.5-37.8 13 6.8 3.8-12.0 114 64.2 55.3-72.2
$75,000+ 328 50 16.3 12.1-21.6 28 8.9 5.8-13.4 250 74.8 68.8-80.0
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 431 122 30.2 24.6-36.4 46 12.6 8.8-17.7 263 57.3 50.9-63.4
No 755 195 29.3 25.4-33.4 77 10.4 8.0-13.5 483 60.3 56.0-64.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 352 64 19.4 14.7-25.2 29 11.3 7.4-16.9 259 69.3 62.7-75.2
Non-Veteran 840 255 33.2 29.3-37.3 94 11.1 8.7-14.1 491 55.7 51.5-59.9
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 321 79 28.7 23.0-35.0 34 10.9 7.6-15.5 208 60.4 53.9-66.6
Regional City or Suburban County 312 78 26.9 21.3-33.4 37 13.5 9.5-19.0 197 59.5 52.7-66.0
Rural 559 162 32.1 27.2-37.5 52 9.7 6.6-13.9 345 58.2 52.7-63.6
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 613 167 29.9 25.8-34.4 79 12.5 9.7-15.9 367 57.6 52.9-62.2
Unemployed 70 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 373 66 18.4 14.1-23.8 17 3.9 2.3- 6.8 290 77.6 72.0-82.4
Unable to Work 121 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 10 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 30 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 109 *** *** *** 13 9.0 4.8-16.3 *** *** ***
101% to 150% 139 56 40.8 31.1-51.2 13 10.1 5.4-17.9 *** *** ***
151% to 200% 108 25 23.8 15.0-35.8 13 13.5 7.2-23.8 *** *** ***
More than 200% 617 123 21.8 18.2-26.0 56 8.9 6.6-11.9 438 69.3 64.8-73.5
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 354 107 33.4 27.4-39.9 39 11.7 7.7-17.3 208 55.0 48.3-61.5
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 396 104 29.5 24.0-35.6 35 9.7 6.4-14.6 257 60.8 54.5-66.8
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 442 108 27.6 22.8-33.0 49 12.2 9.0-16.3 285 60.2 54.6-65.6
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 355 85 28.3 22.9-34.4 32 8.8 6.0-12.7 238 63.0 56.8-68.8
2nd Quartile 315 80 29.8 23.7-36.7 45 15.7 11.2-21.5 190 54.5 47.7-61.2
3rd Quartile 337 96 27.8 22.6-33.6 23 8.3 5.1-13.2 218 64.0 57.6-69.8
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 185 58 37.2 28.2-47.2 23 10.0 5.7-16.9 104 52.8 43.1-62.4

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*This question was asked only of respondents who reported ever smoking at least 100 or more cigarettes.

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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