2020 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Secondhand Smoke

On how many of the past 7 days, did you smell tobacco smoke from someone else's cigarette,
cigar, or pipe drifting into your home from nearby apartments or from outside?

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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 4,731 185 4.2 3.5- 5.1 94 2.3 1.8- 3.1 4,452 93.4 92.4-94.4
-Non-Hispanic White 2,997 98 3.5 2.7- 4.4 49 2.0 1.4- 2.8 2,850 94.5 93.4-95.5
GENDER
Male 1,323 39 3.3 2.3- 4.9 22 2.2 1.3- 3.5 1,262 94.5 92.6-95.9
Female 1,674 59 3.6 2.7- 4.9 27 1.9 1.2- 2.9 1,588 94.5 93.0-95.7
AGE
18-34 445 31 7.2 4.8-10.7 *** *** *** 406 90.5 86.8-93.3
35-44 335 *** *** *** *** *** *** 315 93.7 89.6-96.3
45-54 476 16 2.7 1.6- 4.6 *** *** *** 456 96.3 93.9-97.8
55-64 596 17 2.8 1.7- 4.7 *** *** *** 562 93.8 90.9-95.9
65-74 641 17 2.1 1.3- 3.6 *** *** *** 619 97.2 95.6-98.2
75+ 454 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 171 *** *** *** *** *** *** 156 91.3 85.0-95.1
H.S. or G.E.D. 727 *** *** *** *** *** *** 701 96.2 94.0-97.6
Some Post-H.S. 873 33 3.9 2.6- 5.8 22 2.9 1.8- 4.7 818 93.2 90.8-95.0
College Graduate 1,222 45 4.1 2.9- 5.8 *** *** *** 1,171 95.5 93.8-96.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 159 *** *** *** *** *** *** 139 83.5 73.7-90.1
$15,000- 24,999 323 *** *** *** *** *** *** 302 93.6 89.7-96.1
$25,000- 34,999 225 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 334 *** *** *** *** *** *** 320 96.0 93.0-97.8
$50,000- 74,999 428 20 5.3 3.0- 9.3 *** *** *** 401 92.1 87.7-95.0
$75,000+ 987 26 2.6 1.7- 3.9 *** *** *** 956 96.8 95.2-97.8
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 947 31 3.3 2.2- 5.0 26 4.2 2.6- 6.5 890 92.5 89.9-94.5
No 2,041 67 3.6 2.7- 4.8 23 1.1 0.7- 1.7 1,951 95.4 94.1-96.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 381 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 2,612 90 3.6 2.8- 4.7 41 1.8 1.3- 2.6 2,481 94.5 93.3-95.5
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY1
Urban 761 31 3.6 2.4- 5.4 *** *** *** 722 95.0 92.9-96.5
Regional City or Suburban County 856 25 3.1 1.9- 5.1 *** *** *** 818 94.6 92.0-96.3
Rural 1,380 42 3.6 2.5- 5.2 28 2.2 1.5- 3.4 1,310 94.1 92.3-95.6
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,515 56 4.1 3.0- 5.5 23 1.8 1.1- 2.9 1,436 94.2 92.5-95.5
Unemployed 141 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 961 21 1.8 1.1- 2.9 *** *** *** 933 97.4 96.0-98.3
Unable to Work 198 *** *** *** *** *** *** 178 87.5 79.7-92.5
Other not in Labor Force 174 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 52 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 184 *** *** *** *** *** *** 167 88.3 80.1-93.4
101% to 150% 262 *** *** *** *** *** *** 242 93.1 89.0-95.8
151% to 200% 257 *** *** *** *** *** *** 240 91.5 85.3-95.3
More than 200% 1,690 49 2.9 2.1- 4.1 *** *** *** 1,628 96.0 94.6-97.0
HOUSING
Own 2,305 57 2.6 1.9- 3.6 27 1.7 1.1- 2.7 2,221 95.7 94.4-96.7
Rent 497 36 9.1 6.3-13.1 17 3.2 1.8- 5.6 444 87.6 83.4-90.9
Other arrangement 177 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 755 22 4.3 2.5- 7.2 16 2.3 1.3- 4.0 717 93.5 90.4-95.6
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,023 26 2.2 1.4- 3.4 15 1.9 1.1- 3.3 982 95.9 94.3-97.1
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,219 50 4.2 3.0- 5.8 18 2.0 1.1- 3.5 1,151 93.8 91.8-95.3
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 1,044 40 3.7 2.6- 5.2 *** *** *** 988 94.1 92.0-95.7
2nd Quartile 804 22 3.1 1.9- 5.0 *** *** *** 770 95.2 93.1-96.8
3rd Quartile 806 25 2.9 1.8- 4.6 *** *** *** 768 95.2 92.9-96.7
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 343 *** *** *** *** *** *** 324 91.3 85.1-95.0

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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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