2020 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont 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
-Piedmont NC 2,721 2,353 85.0 83.2-86.6 368 15.0 13.4-16.8
GENDER
Male 1,244 1,044 82.2 79.3-84.7 200 17.8 15.3-20.7
Female 1,477 1,309 87.5 85.3-89.4 168 12.5 10.6-14.7
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,770 1,538 84.6 82.4-86.6 232 15.4 13.4-17.6
Non-Hispanic Black 518 437 83.4 78.8-87.1 81 16.6 12.9-21.2
Other 433 378 89.5 85.9-92.3 55 10.5 7.7-14.1
AGE
18-34 607 536 87.8 84.5-90.4 71 12.2 9.6-15.5
35-44 392 323 81.1 75.7-85.6 69 18.9 14.4-24.3
45-54 477 412 83.8 78.9-87.8 65 16.2 12.2-21.1
55-64 460 371 79.2 74.3-83.3 89 20.8 16.7-25.7
65-74 440 385 86.7 82.4-90.0 55 13.3 10.0-17.6
75+ 289 274 93.6 89.1-96.4 15 6.4 3.6-10.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 227 166 72.0 63.8-79.0 61 28.0 21.0-36.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 610 485 80.1 76.2-83.5 125 19.9 16.5-23.8
Some Post-H.S. 707 588 83.4 80.1-86.3 119 16.6 13.7-19.9
College Graduate 1,171 1,108 94.4 92.7-95.8 63 5.6 4.2- 7.3
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 697 555 76.4 71.9-80.4 142 23.6 19.6-28.1
No 2,008 1,785 87.9 86.1-89.6 223 12.1 10.4-13.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 281 243 86.1 80.4-90.3 38 13.9 9.7-19.6
Non-Veteran 2,433 2,103 84.8 82.9-86.6 330 15.2 13.4-17.1
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,512 1,317 86.4 84.2-88.3 195 13.6 11.7-15.8
Unemployed 178 140 74.0 64.3-81.8 38 26.0 18.2-35.7
Retired 657 596 89.1 85.8-91.7 61 10.9 8.3-14.2
Unable to Work 163 102 59.6 49.8-68.6 61 40.4 31.4-50.2
Other not in Labor Force 190 *** *** *** *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 169 107 56.6 46.5-66.3 62 43.4 33.7-53.5
$15,000- 24,999 326 257 79.3 73.6-84.1 69 20.7 15.9-26.4
$25,000- 34,999 208 169 76.8 68.8-83.3 39 23.2 16.7-31.2
$35,000- 49,999 279 240 86.0 80.4-90.1 39 14.0 9.9-19.6
$50,000- 74,999 323 280 86.2 81.4-90.0 43 13.8 10.0-18.6
$75,000+ 863 804 91.9 89.4-93.9 59 8.1 6.1-10.6
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 72 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 219 162 72.2 63.1-79.8 57 27.8 20.2-36.9
101% to 150% 246 196 78.5 71.6-84.1 50 21.5 15.9-28.4
151% to 200% 216 179 80.8 73.3-86.5 37 19.2 13.5-26.7
More than 200% 1,403 1,269 89.5 87.5-91.3 134 10.5 8.7-12.5
HOUSING
Own 1,729 1,557 87.9 85.8-89.8 172 12.1 10.2-14.2
Rent 779 616 77.7 74.0-80.9 163 22.3 19.1-26.0
Other arrangement 189 156 82.6 75.0-88.3 33 17.4 11.7-25.0
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 1,498 1,342 89.0 87.0-90.7 156 11.0 9.3-13.0
Regional City or Suburban County 672 564 81.7 77.8-84.9 108 18.3 15.1-22.2
Rural 551 447 78.1 72.8-82.6 104 21.9 17.4-27.2
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 100 77 77.7 66.8-85.8 23 22.3 14.2-33.2
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,122 938 81.2 77.9-84.0 184 18.8 16.0-22.1
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,499 1,338 88.1 86.0-89.9 161 11.9 10.1-14.0
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 882 788 88.2 85.4-90.5 94 11.8 9.5-14.6
2nd Quartile 1,077 917 83.3 80.2-85.9 160 16.7 14.1-19.8
3rd Quartile 684 587 84.6 80.9-87.7 97 15.4 12.3-19.1
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 78 *** *** *** *** *** ***

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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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