2020 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Tobacco Use

Do you currently use chewing tobacco, snuff, or snus every day, some days, or not at all?

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  Total
Respond.^
Every day Some days Not at all
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 5,609 108 2.1 1.7- 2.6 81 1.8 1.4- 2.3 5,420 96.1 95.4-96.7
-MALES 2,533 92 4.1 3.2- 5.1 62 3.1 2.3- 4.2 2,379 92.8 91.4-94.0
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,621 79 5.7 4.5- 7.2 44 3.4 2.4- 4.8 1,498 90.9 89.0-92.5
Non-Hispanic Black 411 *** *** *** *** *** *** 404 98.1 95.4-99.2
Other 70 *** *** *** *** *** *** 63 90.7 80.6-95.8
AGE
18-34 573 27 4.4 3.0- 6.6 26 4.2 2.7- 6.7 520 91.3 88.3-93.6
35-44 360 14 4.4 2.4- 8.1 *** *** *** 340 93.5 89.5-96.1
45-54 421 26 7.1 4.7-10.8 *** *** *** 387 89.7 85.3-92.9
55-64 451 15 3.3 1.9- 5.8 *** *** *** 426 93.7 90.1-96.0
65-74 437 *** *** *** *** *** *** 424 96.0 92.8-97.8
75+ 253 *** *** *** *** *** *** 246 96.8 92.6-98.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 242 15 6.0 3.4-10.4 *** *** *** 222 90.9 85.4-94.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 702 35 4.8 3.3- 6.9 24 4.1 2.5- 6.5 643 91.1 88.3-93.4
Some Post-H.S. 662 26 4.6 3.0- 7.0 17 2.7 1.6- 4.6 619 92.6 89.9-94.7
College Graduate 915 16 1.8 1.0- 3.1 15 2.1 1.2- 3.9 884 96.1 94.1-97.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 125 *** *** *** *** *** *** 112 87.3 76.6-93.5
$15,000- 24,999 327 *** *** *** 12 3.4 1.8- 6.6 306 93.7 90.0-96.1
$25,000- 34,999 211 *** *** *** *** *** *** 197 91.2 84.1-95.3
$35,000- 49,999 268 *** *** *** *** *** *** 249 91.4 86.5-94.7
$50,000- 74,999 349 15 5.0 2.7- 9.1 *** *** *** 330 93.6 89.2-96.2
$75,000+ 804 34 4.7 3.3- 6.7 17 3.1 1.9- 5.1 753 92.2 89.6-94.2
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 702 28 4.2 2.7- 6.3 21 4.7 2.9- 7.5 653 91.1 87.9-93.5
No 1,816 64 4.1 3.1- 5.3 40 2.3 1.6- 3.3 1,712 93.6 92.1-94.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 639 28 4.4 2.9- 6.7 16 2.6 1.4- 5.1 595 92.9 90.0-95.0
Non-Veteran 1,889 64 4.0 3.0- 5.2 46 3.2 2.3- 4.5 1,779 92.8 91.2-94.1
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 812 11 1.2 0.6- 2.4 15 2.7 1.5- 4.9 786 96.1 93.8-97.5
Regional City or Suburban County 667 23 4.2 2.6- 6.6 20 3.6 2.2- 5.9 624 92.2 89.2-94.4
Rural 1,054 58 6.7 5.0- 8.8 27 3.1 2.0- 4.8 969 90.2 87.6-92.2
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,509 68 4.9 3.8- 6.4 44 3.3 2.3- 4.7 1,397 91.7 89.9-93.3
Unemployed 143 *** *** *** *** *** *** 135 94.2 88.0-97.3
Retired 605 11 2.4 1.2- 4.6 *** *** *** 586 95.5 92.6-97.3
Unable to Work 178 *** *** *** *** *** *** 166 90.4 81.9-95.1
Other not in Labor Force 79 *** *** *** *** *** *** 76 97.2 89.0-99.3
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 46 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 209 *** *** *** 12 8.0 3.8-16.0 187 88.0 80.2-93.0
101% to 150% 250 *** *** *** *** *** *** 239 94.3 89.4-97.0
151% to 200% 200 *** *** *** 13 5.6 3.0-10.2 181 90.6 84.8-94.3
More than 200% 1,361 55 4.8 3.6- 6.4 23 2.4 1.5- 3.6 1,283 92.9 90.9-94.4
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 698 35 6.6 4.6- 9.3 14 2.3 1.3- 4.1 649 91.2 88.1-93.5
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 765 33 4.7 3.2- 6.8 25 3.1 2.0- 4.7 707 92.2 89.8-94.1
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,070 24 2.4 1.5- 3.9 23 3.5 2.2- 5.6 1,023 94.1 91.7-95.7
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 796 23 2.8 1.8- 4.5 20 3.4 2.0- 5.7 753 93.8 91.2-95.6
2nd Quartile 676 26 4.3 2.8- 6.5 24 4.3 2.7- 6.8 626 91.4 88.4-93.6
3rd Quartile 695 27 4.7 3.1- 7.0 14 2.1 1.2- 3.8 654 93.2 90.6-95.1
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 366 16 5.4 3.1- 9.3 *** *** *** 346 93.9 89.9-96.3

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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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