2020 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Derived Variables and Risk Factors

Current Smoker*

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  Total
Respond.^
No Yes
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 5,590 4,729 83.5 82.2-84.7 861 16.5 15.3-17.8
-Non-Hispanic White 3,587 3,019 82.9 81.3-84.4 568 17.1 15.6-18.7
GENDER
Male 1,618 1,346 82.3 79.9-84.4 272 17.7 15.6-20.1
Female 1,969 1,673 83.4 81.3-85.4 296 16.6 14.6-18.7
AGE
18-34 636 537 85.0 81.7-87.8 99 15.0 12.2-18.3
35-44 403 307 75.6 70.5-80.1 96 24.4 19.9-29.5
45-54 548 444 79.5 74.9-83.5 104 20.5 16.5-25.1
55-64 700 557 78.0 73.8-81.6 143 22.0 18.4-26.2
65-74 735 641 87.0 83.8-89.7 94 13.0 10.3-16.2
75+ 510 481 93.5 89.7-95.9 29 6.5 4.1-10.3
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 196 125 64.7 56.2-72.4 71 35.3 27.6-43.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 851 649 77.3 73.8-80.4 202 22.7 19.6-26.2
Some Post-H.S. 1,030 831 81.0 78.1-83.6 199 19.0 16.4-21.9
College Graduate 1,503 1,409 94.2 92.7-95.4 94 5.8 4.6- 7.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 192 116 61.2 52.2-69.5 76 38.8 30.5-47.8
$15,000- 24,999 384 273 68.9 62.8-74.4 111 31.1 25.6-37.2
$25,000- 34,999 263 209 77.5 70.2-83.3 54 22.5 16.7-29.8
$35,000- 49,999 414 339 81.4 76.7-85.4 75 18.6 14.6-23.3
$50,000- 74,999 487 425 86.5 82.7-89.7 62 13.5 10.3-17.3
$75,000+ 1,191 1,094 90.7 88.4-92.5 97 9.3 7.5-11.6
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 1,076 828 74.3 70.7-77.6 248 25.7 22.4-29.3
No 2,501 2,182 86.4 84.7-87.9 319 13.6 12.1-15.3
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 489 420 85.0 80.7-88.5 69 15.0 11.5-19.3
Non-Veteran 3,094 2,595 82.6 80.8-84.1 499 17.4 15.9-19.2
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY1
Urban 992 894 89.0 86.4-91.2 98 11.0 8.8-13.6
Regional City or Suburban County 1,024 850 81.5 78.4-84.3 174 18.5 15.7-21.6
Rural 1,571 1,275 79.2 76.5-81.7 296 20.8 18.3-23.5
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,841 1,565 84.1 82.1-86.0 276 15.9 14.0-17.9
Unemployed 179 131 73.2 65.2-79.9 48 26.8 20.1-34.8
Retired 1,112 998 89.6 87.1-91.6 114 10.4 8.4-12.9
Unable to Work 227 124 51.1 42.8-59.4 103 48.9 40.6-57.2
Other not in Labor Force 213 187 87.3 81.0-91.8 26 12.7 8.2-19.0
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 58 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 229 137 60.8 52.7-68.4 92 39.2 31.6-47.3
101% to 150% 307 224 69.2 62.4-75.3 83 30.8 24.7-37.6
151% to 200% 312 254 81.1 75.2-85.9 58 18.9 14.1-24.8
More than 200% 2,012 1,798 88.6 86.8-90.2 214 11.4 9.8-13.2
HOUSING
Own 2,673 2,334 85.3 83.6-86.9 339 14.7 13.1-16.4
Rent 679 489 71.2 67.0-75.1 190 28.8 24.9-33.0
Other arrangement 212 174 83.2 75.6-88.8 38 16.8 11.2-24.4
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 863 686 78.8 75.3-81.9 177 21.2 18.1-24.7
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,179 981 81.1 78.1-83.8 198 18.9 16.2-21.9
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,545 1,352 86.0 83.8-88.0 193 14.0 12.0-16.2
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 1,287 1,117 85.0 82.4-87.2 170 15.0 12.8-17.6
2nd Quartile 970 812 82.3 79.1-85.1 158 17.7 14.9-20.9
3rd Quartile 955 788 81.1 77.8-83.9 167 18.9 16.1-22.2
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 375 302 82.2 77.1-86.3 73 17.8 13.7-22.9

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*Data in this table were derived from the tobacco use questions 1 and 2.

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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