2020 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Tobacco Use

Do you currently use chewing tobacco, snuff, or snus every day, some days, or not at all?

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  Total
Respond.^
Every day Some days Not at all
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 5,609 108 2.1 1.7- 2.6 81 1.8 1.4- 2.3 5,420 96.1 95.4-96.7
-Non-Hispanic White 3,597 87 2.9 2.3- 3.6 55 1.9 1.4- 2.5 3,455 95.2 94.3-96.1
GENDER
Male 1,621 79 5.7 4.5- 7.2 44 3.4 2.4- 4.8 1,498 90.9 89.0-92.5
Female 1,976 *** *** *** *** *** *** 1,957 99.3 98.8-99.6
AGE
18-34 639 23 3.7 2.4- 5.6 20 2.7 1.7- 4.3 596 93.6 91.3-95.4
35-44 404 *** *** *** *** *** *** 386 95.0 91.7-97.1
45-54 550 24 5.1 3.3- 7.9 *** *** *** 519 92.5 89.0-94.9
55-64 705 *** *** *** *** *** *** 682 96.2 93.8-97.6
65-74 733 *** *** *** *** *** *** 720 97.8 96.1-98.8
75+ 509 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 196 15 6.9 3.9-11.8 *** *** *** 176 91.0 85.1-94.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 854 33 4.1 2.8- 5.9 21 2.9 1.8- 4.7 800 93.0 90.6-94.7
Some Post-H.S. 1,030 23 2.6 1.6- 4.0 17 1.9 1.1- 3.1 990 95.6 93.8-96.8
College Graduate 1,510 16 1.2 0.7- 2.1 *** *** *** 1,482 97.8 96.7-98.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 191 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 384 *** *** *** *** *** *** 365 94.9 91.8-96.9
$25,000- 34,999 263 *** *** *** *** *** *** 250 93.6 88.8-96.4
$35,000- 49,999 416 *** *** *** *** *** *** 400 94.8 91.3-96.9
$50,000- 74,999 489 *** *** *** *** *** *** 472 95.7 92.5-97.6
$75,000+ 1,194 32 3.2 2.2- 4.6 17 2.1 1.3- 3.4 1,145 94.7 93.0-96.1
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 1,078 29 2.9 1.9- 4.4 19 2.4 1.4- 4.2 1,030 94.6 92.6-96.2
No 2,509 58 2.9 2.2- 3.8 36 1.7 1.2- 2.4 2,415 95.5 94.4-96.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 489 22 4.8 3.1- 7.5 *** *** *** 454 92.1 88.5-94.7
Non-Veteran 3,104 65 2.6 2.0- 3.4 42 1.7 1.2- 2.4 2,997 95.7 94.7-96.5
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY1
Urban 995 *** *** *** *** *** *** 973 97.4 95.8-98.4
Regional City or Suburban County 1,025 22 2.6 1.6- 4.3 18 2.2 1.3- 3.7 985 95.2 93.2-96.7
Rural 1,577 54 4.4 3.3- 5.9 26 2.0 1.3- 3.0 1,497 93.6 91.9-95.0
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,850 61 3.9 2.9- 5.1 36 2.1 1.5- 3.0 1,753 94.0 92.6-95.2
Unemployed 179 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 1,112 *** *** *** *** *** *** 1,092 97.6 96.0-98.5
Unable to Work 227 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 214 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 58 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 228 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 307 *** *** *** *** *** *** 293 94.3 90.1-96.8
151% to 200% 313 *** *** *** *** *** *** 295 93.9 90.1-96.4
More than 200% 2,018 49 3.1 2.3- 4.2 23 1.6 1.1- 2.5 1,946 95.3 94.0-96.3
HOUSING
Own 2,680 61 2.9 2.2- 3.9 27 1.6 1.0- 2.4 2,592 95.5 94.3-96.4
Rent 681 18 2.8 1.6- 4.7 24 3.4 2.2- 5.3 639 93.8 91.3-95.6
Other arrangement 213 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 866 29 4.7 3.2- 6.8 *** *** *** 825 93.7 91.3-95.4
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,182 36 3.4 2.4- 4.9 23 2.0 1.3- 3.2 1,123 94.5 92.8-95.9
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,549 22 1.7 1.0- 2.8 20 1.8 1.1- 3.1 1,507 96.5 95.0-97.5
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 1,292 21 1.6 1.0- 2.7 21 2.0 1.2- 3.4 1,250 96.3 94.8-97.4
2nd Quartile 970 26 3.2 2.0- 4.8 20 2.3 1.4- 3.8 924 94.5 92.5-96.0
3rd Quartile 959 26 3.5 2.3- 5.2 *** *** *** 923 95.2 93.2-96.6
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 376 14 5.3 3.0- 9.1 *** *** *** 358 93.9 90.0-96.3

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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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