2020 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Tobacco Use

Have you smoked at least 100 cigarettes in your entire life?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 5,594 2,300 40.3 38.8-42.0 3,294 59.7 58.0-61.2
-MALES 2,527 1,195 46.1 43.7-48.5 1,332 53.9 51.5-56.3
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,618 804 49.2 46.3-52.1 814 50.8 47.9-53.7
Non-Hispanic Black 409 193 43.6 37.7-49.7 216 56.4 50.3-62.3
Other 68 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 572 184 31.6 27.4-36.2 388 68.4 63.8-72.6
35-44 357 161 45.8 39.5-52.3 196 54.2 47.7-60.5
45-54 418 181 45.1 39.4-50.9 237 54.9 49.1-60.6
55-64 450 218 49.6 44.1-55.2 232 50.4 44.8-55.9
65-74 439 265 63.5 57.9-68.8 174 36.5 31.2-42.1
75+ 253 171 70.2 62.6-76.8 82 29.8 23.2-37.4
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 241 144 60.8 52.8-68.3 97 39.2 31.7-47.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 700 382 50.0 45.6-54.4 318 50.0 45.6-54.4
Some Post-H.S. 660 359 50.5 45.9-55.1 301 49.5 44.9-54.1
College Graduate 913 305 30.2 26.9-33.7 608 69.8 66.3-73.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 126 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 327 191 58.4 51.6-64.9 136 41.6 35.1-48.4
$25,000- 34,999 210 111 52.7 44.1-61.1 99 47.3 38.9-55.9
$35,000- 49,999 265 136 52.2 44.9-59.5 129 47.8 40.5-55.1
$50,000- 74,999 349 170 47.4 41.3-53.7 179 52.6 46.3-58.7
$75,000+ 801 328 39.7 35.8-43.7 473 60.3 56.3-64.2
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 700 432 62.7 58.1-67.1 268 37.3 32.9-41.9
No 1,812 756 40.2 37.6-43.0 1,056 59.8 57.0-62.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 639 352 53.9 49.0-58.7 287 46.1 41.3-51.0
Non-Veteran 1,882 842 44.0 41.3-46.7 1,040 56.0 53.3-58.7
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 813 323 36.0 32.2-39.9 490 64.0 60.1-67.8
Regional City or Suburban County 667 312 47.5 43.0-52.1 355 52.5 47.9-57.0
Rural 1,047 560 54.9 51.0-58.7 487 45.1 41.3-49.0
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,504 614 41.2 38.3-44.2 890 58.8 55.8-61.7
Unemployed 144 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 604 373 64.5 59.6-69.2 231 35.5 30.8-40.4
Unable to Work 176 121 70.3 61.3-77.9 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% 208 109 55.0 45.8-63.8 99 45.0 36.2-54.2
101% to 150% 249 139 53.9 46.1-61.6 110 46.1 38.4-53.9
151% to 200% 199 108 54.0 45.3-62.5 91 46.0 37.5-54.7
More than 200% 1,357 618 44.5 41.4-47.7 739 55.5 52.3-58.6
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 693 354 48.5 43.8-53.3 339 51.5 46.7-56.2
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 763 397 54.2 49.8-58.5 366 45.8 41.5-50.2
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,071 444 39.3 36.0-42.8 627 60.7 57.2-64.0
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 792 355 43.5 39.5-47.7 437 56.5 52.3-60.5
2nd Quartile 680 317 47.2 42.7-51.7 363 52.8 48.3-57.3
3rd Quartile 691 338 48.0 43.5-52.5 353 52.0 47.5-56.5
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 364 185 45.7 39.0-52.7 179 54.3 47.3-61.0

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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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