2020 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont 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
-Piedmont NC 997 273 30.6 27.2-34.2 95 10.1 8.0-12.6 629 59.3 55.6-63.0
GENDER
Male 532 143 30.5 25.8-35.7 57 11.6 8.6-15.5 332 57.9 52.6-63.0
Female 465 130 30.7 25.8-36.0 38 8.2 5.7-11.8 297 61.1 55.6-66.3
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 716 176 27.6 23.9-31.7 56 8.8 6.5-11.8 484 63.6 59.2-67.7
Non-Hispanic Black 161 63 44.9 35.3-54.9 18 11.3 6.7-18.5 80 43.8 34.5-53.5
Other 120 34 25.7 17.9-35.5 21 18.4 10.9-29.3 *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 139 42 31.2 23.2-40.6 29 21.3 14.6-29.9 68 47.5 38.3-56.9
35-44 142 54 40.2 30.6-50.6 15 8.9 5.0-15.1 73 50.9 40.9-60.8
45-54 156 47 31.7 23.7-40.9 *** *** *** 91 56.3 46.8-65.4
55-64 207 69 35.7 28.3-43.9 20 8.7 5.4-13.9 118 55.5 47.5-63.3
65-74 198 45 24.1 17.7-32.0 *** *** *** 143 71.2 63.1-78.1
75+ 134 13 12.4 6.9-21.1 *** *** *** 119 86.9 78.2-92.5
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 102 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 277 91 32.7 26.6-39.4 34 12.6 8.7-17.8 152 54.7 47.9-61.4
Some Post-H.S. 317 91 29.9 24.4-36.0 28 9.5 6.3-13.9 198 60.7 54.4-66.7
College Graduate 301 40 15.7 11.3-21.6 23 7.7 4.9-11.9 238 76.6 70.3-81.8
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 360 103 34.2 28.0-41.0 39 11.5 7.8-16.7 218 54.3 47.6-60.8
No 631 168 28.5 24.5-32.8 55 9.3 6.9-12.4 408 62.2 57.6-66.6
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 155 30 20.7 13.9-29.7 *** *** *** 117 73.6 64.3-81.2
Non-Veteran 840 243 32.3 28.5-36.4 87 10.8 8.5-13.8 510 56.8 52.7-60.9
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 489 136 28.9 24.4-33.8 59 11.9 9.0-15.7 294 59.2 54.1-64.1
Unemployed 70 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 294 47 18.6 13.8-24.8 14 4.9 2.7- 8.6 233 76.5 70.1-81.9
Unable to Work 101 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 36 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 88 *** *** *** 18 18.1 10.3-29.8 *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 140 60 43.2 33.5-53.4 *** *** *** 71 52.8 42.6-62.7
$25,000- 34,999 91 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 116 23 19.4 12.3-29.3 16 13.9 8.0-22.9 77 66.7 56.0-75.9
$50,000- 74,999 120 32 29.5 21.1-39.6 *** *** *** 77 61.8 51.6-71.0
$75,000+ 260 39 17.1 12.2-23.4 20 9.2 5.7-14.7 201 73.7 66.7-79.7
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 39 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 102 *** *** *** 14 10.9 6.0-19.0 *** *** ***
101% to 150% 104 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
151% to 200% 87 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 480 92 21.5 17.4-26.2 42 8.9 6.4-12.4 346 69.6 64.5-74.2
HOUSING
Own 632 132 25.4 21.3-30.0 40 6.4 4.5- 9.1 460 68.2 63.5-72.6
Rent 305 117 41.0 34.7-47.6 46 17.0 12.5-22.9 142 42.0 35.7-48.4
Other arrangement 56 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 475 109 26.1 21.6-31.1 47 10.0 7.3-13.5 319 64.0 58.7-68.9
Regional City or Suburban County 269 86 34.8 28.4-41.8 22 9.6 6.2-14.6 161 55.6 48.6-62.4
Rural 253 78 33.6 26.2-41.9 26 10.9 6.4-17.8 149 55.5 47.2-63.6
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 51 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 470 136 32.8 27.6-38.5 48 10.0 7.0-14.2 286 57.1 51.4-62.7
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 476 117 27.3 22.8-32.4 44 10.6 7.7-14.4 315 62.0 56.7-67.1
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 293 73 28.7 23.0-35.2 21 7.0 4.3-11.2 199 64.2 57.6-70.4
2nd Quartile 409 110 30.5 25.2-36.4 50 12.9 9.4-17.5 249 56.6 50.6-62.4
3rd Quartile 259 76 31.1 24.7-38.4 21 8.6 5.2-14.0 162 60.3 52.8-67.3
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 36 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***

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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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