2020 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Secondhand Smoke

On how many of the past 7 days, did anyone smoke in your home while you were there?

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  Total
Respond.^
1-6 days All 7 days No days
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 4,764 132 2.7 2.2- 3.3 307 7.5 6.6- 8.6 4,325 89.8 88.6-90.9
-Non-Hispanic White 3,021 63 1.9 1.4- 2.6 204 8.0 6.8- 9.3 2,754 90.1 88.7-91.4
GENDER
Male 1,330 25 1.6 1.0- 2.6 93 8.2 6.5-10.5 1,212 90.1 87.8-92.0
Female 1,691 38 2.2 1.5- 3.1 111 7.7 6.2- 9.6 1,542 90.1 88.1-91.8
AGE
18-34 448 *** *** *** 35 7.9 5.5-11.3 403 89.7 86.0-92.5
35-44 336 *** *** *** 23 7.5 4.8-11.5 309 91.8 87.7-94.6
45-54 478 *** *** *** 40 9.7 6.5-14.1 427 88.2 83.6-91.6
55-64 603 18 2.6 1.5- 4.4 51 10.2 7.4-13.9 534 87.2 83.3-90.2
65-74 647 *** *** *** 41 7.2 5.0-10.1 593 91.2 88.1-93.6
75+ 459 *** *** *** *** *** *** 438 94.2 89.7-96.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 174 *** *** *** 30 20.4 13.7-29.4 137 76.9 68.0-84.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 733 21 3.0 1.8- 5.0 81 11.8 9.2-15.0 631 85.2 81.8-88.1
Some Post-H.S. 882 18 1.5 0.9- 2.6 56 5.9 4.4- 8.0 808 92.5 90.4-94.2
College Graduate 1,228 17 1.2 0.7- 2.1 35 3.4 2.3- 4.9 1,176 95.4 93.8-96.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 165 *** *** *** 36 29.5 20.8-40.1 120 66.2 55.8-75.2
$15,000- 24,999 327 18 4.3 2.5- 7.5 41 13.5 9.5-18.8 268 82.2 76.5-86.7
$25,000- 34,999 226 *** *** *** 22 12.2 7.6-18.9 200 85.5 78.3-90.5
$35,000- 49,999 337 *** *** *** 25 7.2 4.7-10.8 303 90.5 86.5-93.4
$50,000- 74,999 429 *** *** *** 18 5.3 3.2- 8.5 405 93.5 90.1-95.8
$75,000+ 989 *** *** *** 27 2.8 1.8- 4.3 954 96.5 94.9-97.6
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 959 26 2.1 1.3- 3.5 101 13.7 10.9-17.1 832 84.1 80.7-87.1
No 2,053 37 1.8 1.3- 2.6 103 5.5 4.4- 6.8 1,913 92.7 91.2-94.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 382 *** *** *** 24 7.8 4.8-12.3 353 91.5 86.9-94.6
Non-Veteran 2,635 58 2.1 1.5- 2.8 180 8.0 6.7- 9.5 2,397 89.9 88.4-91.3
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY1
Urban 770 17 2.1 1.3- 3.6 29 3.8 2.6- 5.6 724 94.0 91.9-95.6
Regional City or Suburban County 864 *** *** *** 62 9.5 7.2-12.6 793 89.7 86.6-92.1
Rural 1,387 37 2.6 1.8- 3.8 113 9.5 7.6-11.8 1,237 87.9 85.4-90.0
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,520 23 1.4 0.9- 2.3 86 6.1 4.8- 7.7 1,411 92.4 90.7-93.8
Unemployed 142 *** *** *** 18 14.3 8.7-22.7 118 82.0 73.5-88.3
Retired 975 21 2.0 1.2- 3.3 42 5.1 3.5- 7.5 912 92.9 90.4-94.8
Unable to Work 200 *** *** *** 45 28.2 20.2-38.0 147 67.8 58.2-76.2
Other not in Labor Force 176 *** *** *** *** *** *** 159 91.1 85.1-94.8
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 54 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 189 *** *** *** 39 24.0 16.6-33.4 141 72.4 63.0-80.1
101% to 150% 264 16 5.2 2.9- 9.1 30 14.5 9.9-20.7 218 80.3 73.7-85.6
151% to 200% 261 *** *** *** 24 8.4 5.4-12.8 232 89.3 84.2-92.9
More than 200% 1,694 22 1.1 0.7- 1.8 60 3.7 2.8- 5.0 1,612 95.1 93.8-96.2
HOUSING
Own 2,324 42 1.6 1.1- 2.3 127 6.4 5.2- 7.9 2,155 92.0 90.5-93.3
Rent 500 17 3.6 2.0- 6.3 57 13.2 9.9-17.5 426 83.2 78.7-86.9
Other arrangement 179 *** *** *** 19 14.8 8.6-24.4 156 83.2 73.7-89.7
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 759 20 2.3 1.4- 3.9 63 9.6 7.2-12.6 676 88.1 84.9-90.7
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,033 21 1.9 1.1- 3.1 81 9.3 7.2-12.0 931 88.8 86.1-91.1
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,229 22 1.7 1.1- 2.8 60 6.0 4.5- 8.1 1,147 92.2 90.1-94.0
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 1,051 16 1.5 0.8- 2.7 52 6.1 4.5- 8.3 983 92.4 90.1-94.2
2nd Quartile 812 15 1.6 0.9- 2.8 55 8.2 6.0-11.2 742 90.2 87.2-92.6
3rd Quartile 815 26 3.0 1.9- 4.7 64 9.1 7.0-11.9 725 87.9 84.8-90.4
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 343 *** *** *** 33 10.9 7.1-16.2 304 87.6 82.2-91.5

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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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