2020 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina

Tobacco Use

Smoking Status*

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  Total
Respond.^
Smoke everyday Smoke some days Former smoker Never smoked
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 5,590 645 12.6 11.5-13.7 216 4.0 3.3- 4.7 1,435 23.8 22.4-25.2 3,294 59.7 58.1-61.3
-Piedmont NC 2,721 273 11.3 9.9-12.9 95 3.7 2.9- 4.7 629 21.9 20.1-23.8 1,724 63.1 60.9-65.3
GENDER
Male 1,244 143 12.9 10.7-15.5 57 4.9 3.6- 6.7 332 24.5 21.8-27.4 712 57.7 54.4-61.0
Female 1,477 130 9.8 8.1-11.8 38 2.6 1.8- 3.8 297 19.6 17.3-22.1 1,012 67.9 65.0-70.7
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,770 176 11.7 9.9-13.6 56 3.7 2.7- 5.0 484 26.8 24.5-29.3 1,054 57.8 55.0-60.5
Non-Hispanic Black 518 63 13.3 9.9-17.6 18 3.4 2.0- 5.7 80 13.0 9.9-16.7 357 70.4 65.3-75.0
Other 433 34 6.1 4.2- 8.8 21 4.4 2.5- 7.4 65 13.2 9.9-17.6 313 76.3 71.3-80.7
AGE
18-34 607 42 7.3 5.2-10.0 29 5.0 3.3- 7.3 68 11.1 8.5-14.3 468 76.7 72.6-80.3
35-44 392 54 15.5 11.3-20.8 15 3.4 1.9- 5.9 73 19.6 15.2-24.8 250 61.6 55.5-67.3
45-54 477 47 11.7 8.6-15.9 *** *** *** 91 20.9 17.0-25.5 321 62.9 57.5-68.0
55-64 460 69 16.7 12.9-21.4 20 4.1 2.5- 6.6 118 26.0 21.6-30.9 253 53.2 47.8-58.5
65-74 440 45 11.2 8.1-15.3 *** *** *** 143 33.0 27.8-38.6 242 53.7 48.0-59.3
75+ 289 13 6.0 3.3-10.6 *** *** *** 119 42.3 35.1-49.9 155 51.3 43.8-58.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 227 51 23.3 16.9-31.2 *** *** *** 41 18.1 12.5-25.4 125 54.0 45.7-62.1
H.S. or G.E.D. 610 91 14.4 11.5-17.9 34 5.5 3.8- 8.0 152 24.1 20.4-28.2 333 56.0 51.4-60.6
Some Post-H.S. 707 91 12.6 10.1-15.6 28 4.0 2.7- 5.9 198 25.6 22.1-29.3 390 57.9 53.7-62.0
College Graduate 1,171 40 3.7 2.6- 5.3 23 1.8 1.1- 2.9 238 18.2 15.9-20.7 870 76.2 73.4-78.8
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 697 103 17.7 14.1-21.9 39 5.9 4.0- 8.8 218 28.0 24.2-32.2 337 48.4 43.8-53.0
No 2,008 168 9.1 7.7-10.7 55 3.0 2.2- 4.0 408 19.8 17.9-22.0 1,377 68.1 65.7-70.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 281 30 10.9 7.2-16.3 *** *** *** 117 38.8 32.3-45.8 126 47.3 40.3-54.4
Non-Veteran 2,433 243 11.4 9.9-13.1 87 3.8 3.0- 4.9 510 20.0 18.1-21.9 1,593 64.9 62.6-67.1
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,512 136 9.6 8.0-11.6 59 4.0 3.0- 5.3 294 19.7 17.5-22.2 1,023 66.7 63.8-69.4
Unemployed 178 30 21.2 14.0-31.0 *** *** *** 32 14.4 9.7-20.9 108 59.5 50.0-68.4
Retired 657 47 8.6 6.3-11.7 *** *** *** 233 35.3 30.9-40.1 363 53.8 49.0-58.6
Unable to Work 163 49 31.3 23.1-40.7 *** *** *** 40 23.3 16.5-31.8 62 36.3 28.2-45.3
Other not in Labor Force 190 *** *** *** *** *** *** 25 13.3 8.4-20.4 154 79.9 72.1-86.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 169 44 33.4 24.2-44.1 18 10.0 5.7-16.8 26 11.7 6.7-19.6 81 45.0 35.6-54.7
$15,000- 24,999 326 60 18.9 14.2-24.6 *** *** *** 71 23.1 17.7-29.5 186 56.3 49.4-62.9
$25,000- 34,999 208 30 18.9 12.9-26.8 *** *** *** 52 22.1 16.2-29.5 117 54.7 46.4-62.8
$35,000- 49,999 279 23 8.2 5.1-12.9 16 5.8 3.3-10.0 77 28.1 22.2-34.8 163 57.9 50.8-64.6
$50,000- 74,999 323 32 10.6 7.4-15.1 *** *** *** 77 22.3 17.6-27.8 203 64.0 57.7-69.8
$75,000+ 863 39 5.2 3.7- 7.4 20 2.8 1.7- 4.6 201 22.6 19.5-25.9 603 69.4 65.7-72.8
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 72 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 219 43 23.0 15.7-32.4 14 4.8 2.6- 8.4 45 16.0 11.2-22.3 117 56.2 47.3-64.7
101% to 150% 246 44 19.7 14.3-26.5 *** *** *** 54 23.8 17.6-31.4 142 54.7 47.0-62.2
151% to 200% 216 23 11.4 7.0-17.9 14 7.9 4.3-13.8 50 22.7 16.6-30.1 129 58.1 49.9-65.9
More than 200% 1,403 92 7.4 5.9- 9.2 42 3.1 2.2- 4.3 346 23.9 21.4-26.6 923 65.6 62.7-68.5
HOUSING
Own 1,729 132 9.6 7.9-11.7 40 2.4 1.7- 3.5 460 25.9 23.5-28.4 1,097 62.0 59.2-64.8
Rent 779 117 15.8 13.0-19.1 46 6.6 4.7- 9.1 142 16.2 13.5-19.2 474 61.5 57.4-65.4
Other arrangement 189 24 11.8 7.5-18.0 *** *** *** 23 9.1 5.5-14.8 133 73.5 65.3-80.3
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 1,498 109 8.0 6.5- 9.8 47 3.0 2.2- 4.2 319 19.5 17.3-22.0 1,023 69.5 66.7-72.1
Regional City or Suburban County 672 86 14.4 11.4-18.0 22 4.0 2.5- 6.2 161 23.0 19.5-26.8 403 58.7 54.2-63.0
Rural 551 78 16.6 12.6-21.4 26 5.4 3.1- 9.0 149 27.4 22.8-32.4 298 50.7 45.3-56.1
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 100 20 20.0 12.3-30.8 *** *** *** 28 26.0 17.3-37.1 *** *** ***
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,122 136 14.4 11.9-17.4 48 4.4 3.0- 6.3 286 25.1 22.1-28.3 652 56.1 52.4-59.7
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,499 117 8.6 7.0-10.4 44 3.3 2.4- 4.6 315 19.4 17.2-21.9 1,023 68.7 65.9-71.4
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 882 73 9.5 7.4-12.1 21 2.3 1.4- 3.8 199 21.2 18.3-24.5 589 67.0 63.3-70.5
2nd Quartile 1,077 110 11.8 9.5-14.5 50 5.0 3.6- 6.9 249 21.8 19.1-24.9 668 61.4 57.9-64.9
3rd Quartile 684 76 12.1 9.4-15.4 21 3.4 2.0- 5.6 162 23.4 19.8-27.5 425 61.2 56.6-65.5
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 78 *** *** *** *** *** *** 19 19.0 11.3-30.1 *** *** ***

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*Data in this table were derived from the tobacco use questions 1 and 2.
Overall smoking prevalence estimates can be obtained by adding 'Smoke everyday' and 'Smoke some days' rates.

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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