2020 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Tobacco Use

Use of Any Tobacco Product*

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  Total
Respond.^
No Use Use at least 1 Product
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 4,962 3,958 77.4 75.9-78.9 1,004 22.6 21.1-24.1
-Non-Hispanic White 3,123 2,454 75.6 73.6-77.4 669 24.4 22.6-26.4
GENDER
Male 1,383 1,032 71.3 68.2-74.1 351 28.7 25.9-31.8
Female 1,740 1,422 79.4 76.9-81.7 318 20.6 18.3-23.1
AGE
18-34 461 326 69.9 65.0-74.4 135 30.1 25.6-35.0
35-44 344 227 64.2 58.1-69.9 117 35.8 30.1-41.9
45-54 495 367 71.3 66.1-76.0 128 28.7 24.0-33.9
55-64 623 477 75.1 70.6-79.1 146 24.9 20.9-29.4
65-74 667 566 84.3 80.6-87.4 101 15.7 12.6-19.4
75+ 482 445 91.8 87.8-94.6 37 8.2 5.4-12.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 187 106 58.5 49.8-66.7 81 41.5 33.3-50.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 761 533 68.5 64.3-72.3 228 31.5 27.7-35.7
Some Post-H.S. 916 686 73.2 69.7-76.4 230 26.8 23.6-30.3
College Graduate 1,255 1,127 89.6 87.4-91.4 128 10.4 8.6-12.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 173 96 58.6 49.1-67.5 77 41.4 32.5-50.9
$15,000- 24,999 351 230 62.7 56.1-68.9 121 37.3 31.1-43.9
$25,000- 34,999 232 165 65.8 57.6-73.2 67 34.2 26.8-42.4
$35,000- 49,999 344 266 74.9 69.0-80.0 78 25.1 20.0-31.0
$50,000- 74,999 437 360 78.6 73.3-83.1 77 21.4 16.9-26.7
$75,000+ 1,006 862 82.7 79.6-85.4 144 17.3 14.6-20.4
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 994 721 68.9 65.1-72.5 273 31.1 27.5-34.9
No 2,120 1,725 78.5 76.2-80.6 395 21.5 19.4-23.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 393 313 77.5 71.9-82.2 80 22.5 17.8-28.1
Non-Veteran 2,726 2,137 75.3 73.2-77.3 589 24.7 22.7-26.8
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY1
Urban 789 677 82.7 79.1-85.8 112 17.3 14.2-20.9
Regional City or Suburban County 890 690 74.3 70.5-77.7 200 25.7 22.3-29.5
Rural 1,444 1,087 71.9 68.9-74.8 357 28.1 25.2-31.1
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,567 1,221 75.2 72.5-77.7 346 24.8 22.3-27.5
Unemployed 145 93 63.8 54.4-72.2 52 36.2 27.8-45.6
Retired 1,013 888 87.0 84.2-89.4 125 13.0 10.6-15.8
Unable to Work 210 105 46.2 37.8-54.8 105 53.8 45.2-62.2
Other not in Labor Force 179 139 76.0 67.8-82.6 40 24.0 17.4-32.2
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 56 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 201 107 55.2 46.5-63.7 94 44.8 36.3-53.5
101% to 150% 278 183 60.8 53.4-67.7 95 39.2 32.3-46.6
151% to 200% 274 201 71.8 64.7-78.0 73 28.2 22.0-35.3
More than 200% 1,723 1,450 81.1 78.7-83.3 273 18.9 16.7-21.3
HOUSING
Own 2,406 1,992 79.2 77.1-81.2 414 20.8 18.8-22.9
Rent 514 308 56.5 51.3-61.6 206 43.5 38.4-48.7
Other arrangement 182 134 72.1 63.0-79.7 48 27.9 20.3-37.0
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 790 584 71.6 67.6-75.3 206 28.4 24.7-32.4
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,068 825 73.2 69.7-76.5 243 26.8 23.5-30.3
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,265 1,045 79.5 76.6-82.1 220 20.5 17.9-23.4
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 1,083 890 79.1 75.9-82.0 193 20.9 18.0-24.1
2nd Quartile 834 648 74.1 70.2-77.6 186 25.9 22.4-29.8
3rd Quartile 851 653 73.5 69.7-77.0 198 26.5 23.0-30.3
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 355 263 73.7 67.6-79.0 92 26.3 21.0-32.4

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*Current use of cigarettes, e-cigarettes, smokeless tobacco, cigars, or hookah.
This table only includes respondents who were asked the state-added questions on other tobacco products.

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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