2020 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Tobacco Use

Do you now smoke cigarettes every day, some days, or not at all?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Everyday Some days Not at all
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 2,296 645 31.2 28.8-33.6 216 9.8 8.4-11.5 1,435 59.0 56.4-61.5
-Non-Hispanic White 1,627 447 29.9 27.2-32.7 121 7.7 6.2- 9.5 1,059 62.5 59.6-65.3
GENDER
Male 804 210 27.6 24.0-31.4 62 8.5 6.3-11.4 532 64.0 59.8-67.9
Female 823 237 32.3 28.4-36.4 59 6.8 5.0- 9.1 527 60.9 56.7-65.0
AGE
18-34 209 70 32.1 25.5-39.5 29 13.4 9.2-19.2 110 54.4 46.9-61.8
35-44 196 78 41.0 33.3-49.2 18 8.5 5.1-13.9 100 50.4 42.3-58.5
45-54 237 81 33.4 26.8-40.7 23 11.8 6.8-19.7 133 54.8 47.1-62.3
55-64 342 117 37.0 30.8-43.6 26 5.8 3.6- 9.2 199 57.2 50.7-63.5
65-74 366 75 20.1 15.6-25.6 19 4.8 2.9- 7.9 272 75.1 69.3-80.1
75+ 252 24 12.2 7.5-19.0 *** *** *** 223 87.2 80.3-91.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 136 57 41.6 32.0-51.8 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 467 160 34.3 29.4-39.6 42 8.8 6.3-12.2 265 56.9 51.6-62.1
Some Post-H.S. 533 160 30.3 26.0-35.0 39 7.8 5.5-10.9 334 61.9 57.0-66.5
College Graduate 488 68 14.9 11.5-19.1 26 5.2 3.3- 8.0 394 80.0 75.4-83.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 117 *** *** *** 17 11.4 6.5-19.3 *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 224 94 45.1 37.1-53.3 17 6.1 3.6-10.3 113 48.8 40.7-56.9
$25,000- 34,999 142 45 35.5 26.1-46.1 *** *** *** 88 59.0 48.5-68.8
$35,000- 49,999 215 54 25.3 19.2-32.6 21 10.8 6.8-16.7 140 63.9 56.1-71.0
$50,000- 74,999 209 48 25.2 19.0-32.6 14 6.1 3.3-10.7 147 68.7 61.0-75.5
$75,000+ 448 69 17.7 13.7-22.4 28 7.1 4.7-10.7 351 75.2 70.0-79.8
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 626 193 33.4 28.8-38.3 55 9.6 6.8-13.3 378 57.0 52.0-61.9
No 996 253 27.7 24.5-31.2 66 6.5 5.0- 8.5 677 65.8 62.2-69.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 281 55 20.5 15.3-27.0 *** *** *** 212 74.3 67.5-80.0
Non-Veteran 1,345 392 31.7 28.7-34.8 107 8.1 6.5-10.2 846 60.2 56.9-63.4
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY1
Urban 372 71 21.8 17.1-27.3 27 8.1 5.4-12.1 274 70.1 64.2-75.4
Regional City or Suburban County 452 134 31.9 26.9-37.4 40 8.8 6.2-12.3 278 59.3 53.8-64.6
Rural 803 242 32.8 28.8-37.0 54 6.6 4.6- 9.5 507 60.6 56.3-64.8
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 760 214 29.3 25.7-33.2 62 8.5 6.4-11.1 484 62.2 58.1-66.2
Unemployed 92 *** *** *** 13 13.7 7.7-23.2 *** *** ***
Retired 536 90 17.2 13.6-21.6 24 3.7 2.3- 5.9 422 79.1 74.5-83.0
Unable to Work 166 87 54.3 44.5-63.7 *** *** *** 63 35.2 26.7-44.7
Other not in Labor Force 68 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 34 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 151 77 54.4 44.5-64.0 15 7.6 4.3-13.1 59 37.9 28.8-47.9
101% to 150% 171 69 44.6 35.7-53.9 14 7.0 3.8-12.4 88 48.4 39.3-57.6
151% to 200% 158 47 29.7 21.8-39.0 *** *** *** 100 62.6 53.0-71.2
More than 200% 835 156 20.5 17.4-24.1 58 7.1 5.3- 9.4 621 72.4 68.6-75.9
HOUSING
Own 1,190 274 26.7 23.7-29.9 65 5.3 4.0- 7.0 851 68.1 64.7-71.2
Rent 353 146 42.9 37.0-49.1 44 13.7 9.9-18.7 163 43.4 37.4-49.5
Other arrangement 78 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 422 140 35.4 30.1-41.1 37 7.2 5.0-10.4 245 57.4 51.6-63.0
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 573 157 29.9 25.5-34.7 41 7.6 5.2-11.1 375 62.5 57.5-67.3
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 632 150 26.9 22.9-31.4 43 7.9 5.7-10.9 439 65.2 60.5-69.6
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 573 137 28.6 24.2-33.4 33 6.3 4.3- 9.2 403 65.1 60.2-69.7
2nd Quartile 431 114 27.8 23.0-33.1 44 10.9 7.7-15.2 273 61.3 55.7-66.7
3rd Quartile 446 140 33.7 28.6-39.2 27 5.0 3.1- 7.9 279 61.3 55.7-66.6
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 177 56 30.9 23.2-39.9 17 8.3 4.8-14.1 104 60.8 51.5-69.3

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*This question was asked only of respondents who reported ever smoking at least 100 or more cigarettes.

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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