2020 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

E-Cigarettes

E-Cigarette/Vaping Status*

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  Total
Respond.^
Never Used No Longer Used Use Some Days Use Every Day
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 4,817 3,916 78.1 76.6-79.6 714 17.2 15.9-18.7 108 2.7 2.2- 3.3 79 2.0 1.5- 2.6
-Non-Hispanic White 3,042 2,414 75.6 73.6-77.5 478 18.3 16.6-20.1 84 3.4 2.7- 4.3 66 2.7 2.0- 3.5
GENDER
Male 1,338 1,025 73.2 70.2-76.1 239 20.2 17.6-23.0 39 3.6 2.5- 5.1 35 3.0 2.1- 4.3
Female 1,704 1,389 77.7 75.0-80.1 239 16.7 14.5-19.1 45 3.2 2.3- 4.5 31 2.4 1.5- 3.6
AGE
18-34 453 247 54.9 49.7-60.0 144 30.8 26.3-35.7 36 7.6 5.4-10.7 26 6.7 4.4-10.1
35-44 335 220 66.7 60.7-72.2 85 24.9 20.0-30.6 16 4.7 2.8- 7.9 14 3.7 2.1- 6.5
45-54 482 372 74.4 69.2-79.0 83 20.3 16.0-25.3 *** *** *** 15 2.7 1.6- 4.7
55-64 606 490 79.8 75.4-83.5 97 17.0 13.5-21.3 13 2.4 1.3- 4.2 *** *** ***
65-74 650 588 90.5 87.3-92.9 52 7.8 5.6-10.7 *** *** *** *** *** ***
75+ 466 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 179 134 73.3 64.2-80.7 34 21.4 14.5-30.5 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 737 549 71.1 67.0-75.0 143 21.8 18.3-25.7 23 3.3 2.1- 5.1 22 3.8 2.4- 6.0
Some Post-H.S. 888 659 71.3 67.7-74.7 166 20.4 17.4-23.7 38 5.1 3.6- 7.1 25 3.2 2.0- 5.1
College Graduate 1,234 1,070 85.0 82.4-87.2 133 12.1 10.0-14.5 15 1.6 0.9- 2.8 16 1.3 0.8- 2.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 168 114 66.1 56.4-74.6 37 24.3 16.7-33.8 15 8.9 4.9-15.5 *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 332 249 73.0 66.6-78.5 63 19.6 14.9-25.5 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 229 164 65.4 56.9-72.9 49 26.4 19.5-34.8 13 6.7 3.8-11.4 *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 338 250 70.4 64.3-76.0 75 25.3 20.1-31.4 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 429 348 76.6 71.2-81.3 62 16.9 13.0-21.6 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 993 827 79.6 76.2-82.5 119 14.8 12.2-17.9 24 3.0 2.0- 4.7 23 2.5 1.6- 4.0
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 966 747 72.6 68.7-76.1 159 19.3 16.1-22.9 39 5.4 3.8- 7.6 21 2.8 1.7- 4.4
No 2,067 1,659 76.9 74.6-79.1 318 17.9 15.9-20.0 45 2.5 1.8- 3.5 45 2.7 1.9- 3.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 383 319 80.3 74.7-84.9 51 15.1 11.0-20.4 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 2,655 2,092 75.0 72.9-77.0 426 18.7 16.9-20.7 77 3.5 2.7- 4.5 60 2.8 2.1- 3.7
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY1
Urban 772 628 77.4 73.5-80.9 114 16.9 14.0-20.4 17 3.0 1.8- 4.9 *** *** ***
Regional City or Suburban County 869 690 75.3 71.5-78.7 129 18.0 14.9-21.5 28 4.2 2.7- 6.2 22 2.6 1.6- 4.2
Rural 1,401 1,096 74.7 71.7-77.5 235 19.5 16.9-22.3 39 3.1 2.2- 4.4 31 2.7 1.9- 4.0
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,531 1,159 73.4 70.7-76.0 279 19.8 17.5-22.2 43 3.0 2.2- 4.2 50 3.8 2.7- 5.2
Unemployed 141 93 64.4 54.9-72.9 31 22.8 15.7-31.8 13 9.7 5.4-16.6 *** *** ***
Retired 983 921 93.2 90.8-95.0 55 5.9 4.2- 8.2 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Unable to Work 202 122 55.7 46.7-64.3 62 34.6 26.2-44.1 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 177 112 60.0 51.3-68.1 50 30.3 22.9-38.9 *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 55 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 192 130 67.8 59.0-75.5 44 22.4 15.8-30.9 *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 268 182 64.4 57.1-71.1 69 28.5 22.3-35.6 *** *** *** *** *** ***
151% to 200% 264 193 68.3 60.6-75.1 55 24.9 18.7-32.4 *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 1,699 1,402 78.5 75.9-80.8 225 16.2 14.1-18.5 34 2.6 1.8- 3.7 38 2.8 1.9- 4.0
HOUSING
Own 2,340 1,993 81.7 79.6-83.7 279 14.7 13.0-16.7 37 2.0 1.4- 2.8 31 1.6 1.0- 2.4
Rent 505 298 53.5 48.3-58.7 139 28.4 24.0-33.3 41 10.3 7.4-14.2 27 7.7 5.2-11.4
Other arrangement 179 106 51.8 42.7-60.7 59 38.8 30.2-48.2 *** *** *** *** *** ***
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 767 595 73.9 69.8-77.7 125 18.7 15.4-22.5 29 4.4 2.9- 6.6 18 3.0 1.8- 5.0
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,040 820 75.3 71.9-78.5 175 19.3 16.4-22.5 28 3.0 2.0- 4.5 17 2.4 1.4- 4.2
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,235 999 76.7 73.6-79.5 178 17.3 14.8-20.2 27 3.2 2.2- 4.8 31 2.8 1.9- 4.1
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 1,057 854 76.8 73.4-79.8 157 17.5 14.8-20.6 23 3.2 2.1- 4.9 23 2.5 1.6- 3.8
2nd Quartile 817 650 75.7 71.8-79.2 127 18.2 15.1-21.8 23 3.4 2.2- 5.3 17 2.7 1.5- 4.7
3rd Quartile 822 633 73.0 69.1-76.5 148 21.1 17.9-24.8 22 3.0 1.9- 4.8 19 2.9 1.7- 4.7
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 346 277 78.7 72.4-83.9 46 13.4 9.1-19.1 16 5.1 3.0- 8.7 *** *** ***

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*Data in this table were derived from the E-Cigarettes questions 1 and 2. Those who answered no to the first question form the Never Used category.

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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