2020 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Tobacco Use

Have you smoked at least 100 cigarettes in your entire life?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 5,594 2,300 40.3 38.8-42.0 3,294 59.7 58.0-61.2
-Non-Hispanic White 3,587 1,627 45.6 43.7-47.6 1,960 54.4 52.4-56.3
GENDER
Male 1,618 804 49.2 46.3-52.1 814 50.8 47.9-53.7
Female 1,969 823 42.4 39.7-45.1 1,146 57.6 54.9-60.3
AGE
18-34 636 209 32.9 28.9-37.1 427 67.1 62.9-71.1
35-44 403 196 49.2 43.5-54.9 207 50.8 45.1-56.5
45-54 548 237 45.3 40.4-50.2 311 54.7 49.8-59.6
55-64 700 342 51.5 47.0-56.0 358 48.5 44.0-53.0
65-74 735 366 52.2 47.7-56.6 369 47.8 43.4-52.3
75+ 510 252 50.9 45.1-56.6 258 49.1 43.4-54.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 196 136 70.2 62.1-77.2 60 29.8 22.8-37.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 851 467 52.7 48.7-56.7 384 47.3 43.3-51.3
Some Post-H.S. 1,030 533 49.8 46.2-53.4 497 50.2 46.6-53.8
College Graduate 1,503 488 29.0 26.5-31.7 1,015 71.0 68.3-73.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 192 117 58.9 49.7-67.4 75 41.1 32.6-50.3
$15,000- 24,999 384 224 60.8 54.4-66.7 160 39.2 33.3-45.6
$25,000- 34,999 263 142 55.0 47.4-62.4 121 45.0 37.6-52.6
$35,000- 49,999 414 215 51.5 45.8-57.2 199 48.5 42.8-54.2
$50,000- 74,999 487 209 43.0 37.9-48.4 278 57.0 51.6-62.1
$75,000+ 1,191 448 37.7 34.5-41.0 743 62.3 59.0-65.5
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 1,076 626 59.8 56.1-63.4 450 40.2 36.6-43.9
No 2,501 996 39.8 37.6-42.1 1,505 60.2 57.9-62.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 489 281 58.2 52.8-63.4 208 41.8 36.6-47.2
Non-Veteran 3,094 1,345 43.8 41.7-46.0 1,749 56.2 54.0-58.3
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY1
Urban 992 372 36.7 33.3-40.3 620 63.3 59.7-66.7
Regional City or Suburban County 1,024 452 45.4 41.8-49.1 572 54.6 50.9-58.2
Rural 1,571 803 52.8 49.7-55.8 768 47.2 44.2-50.3
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,841 760 42.0 39.4-44.6 1,081 58.0 55.4-60.6
Unemployed 179 92 47.8 39.6-56.2 87 52.2 43.8-60.4
Retired 1,112 536 49.9 46.1-53.7 576 50.1 46.3-53.9
Unable to Work 227 166 75.4 68.0-81.5 61 24.6 18.5-32.0
Other not in Labor Force 213 68 31.3 24.6-39.0 145 68.7 61.0-75.4
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 58 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 229 151 63.1 54.7-70.7 78 36.9 29.3-45.3
101% to 150% 307 171 59.7 52.9-66.1 136 40.3 33.9-47.1
151% to 200% 312 158 50.4 43.5-57.3 154 49.6 42.7-56.5
More than 200% 2,012 835 41.2 38.7-43.8 1,177 58.8 56.2-61.3
HOUSING
Own 2,673 1,190 45.9 43.7-48.2 1,483 54.1 51.8-56.3
Rent 679 353 50.8 46.4-55.2 326 49.2 44.8-53.6
Other arrangement 212 78 31.3 24.2-39.4 134 68.7 60.6-75.8
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 863 422 49.8 45.7-53.8 441 50.2 46.2-54.3
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,179 573 50.5 47.0-54.0 606 49.5 46.0-53.0
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,545 632 40.2 37.3-43.1 913 59.8 56.9-62.7
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 1,287 573 43.1 39.9-46.3 714 56.9 53.7-60.1
2nd Quartile 970 431 45.8 42.1-49.6 539 54.2 50.4-57.9
3rd Quartile 955 446 48.9 45.1-52.8 509 51.1 47.2-54.9
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 375 177 45.5 39.1-52.1 198 54.5 47.9-60.9

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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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