2020 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina

Tobacco Use

Use of Any Tobacco Product*

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  Total
Respond.^
No Use Use at least 1 Product
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 4,962 3,958 77.4 75.9-78.9 1,004 22.6 21.1-24.1
-Western 776 594 71.5 67.2-75.4 182 28.5 24.6-32.8
GENDER
Male 333 241 68.2 62.0-73.8 92 31.8 26.2-38.0
Female 443 353 74.6 68.7-79.7 90 25.4 20.3-31.3
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 642 483 71.3 66.8-75.5 159 28.7 24.5-33.2
Non-Hispanic Black 28 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 106 90 81.9 69.8-89.8 16 18.1 10.2-30.2
AGE
18-34 129 90 68.7 58.9-77.0 39 31.3 23.0-41.1
35-44 93 *** *** *** *** *** ***
45-54 110 *** *** *** *** *** ***
55-64 139 99 69.7 59.5-78.3 40 30.3 21.7-40.5
65-74 170 140 82.4 74.4-88.3 30 17.6 11.7-25.6
75+ 117 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 94 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 216 152 66.5 58.3-73.8 64 33.5 26.2-41.7
Some Post-H.S. 225 162 71.3 64.3-77.5 63 28.7 22.5-35.7
College Graduate 239 210 86.2 80.0-90.7 29 13.8 9.3-20.0
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 280 190 62.5 55.2-69.3 90 37.5 30.7-44.8
No 495 403 76.2 70.9-80.8 92 23.8 19.2-29.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 84 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 691 526 70.7 66.1-74.8 165 29.3 25.2-33.9
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 370 274 68.1 61.8-73.9 96 31.9 26.1-38.2
Unemployed 32 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 244 212 85.1 78.0-90.1 32 14.9 9.9-22.0
Unable to Work 61 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 64 *** *** *** *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 66 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 133 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 71 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 106 82 74.0 63.0-82.6 24 26.0 17.4-37.0
$50,000- 74,999 96 79 81.5 70.5-89.1 17 18.5 10.9-29.5
$75,000+ 160 134 80.1 71.7-86.5 26 19.9 13.5-28.3
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 21 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 89 *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 97 *** *** *** *** *** ***
151% to 200% 78 *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 340 279 79.7 74.2-84.4 61 20.3 15.6-25.8
HOUSING
Own 552 434 72.4 67.3-76.9 118 27.6 23.1-32.7
Rent 167 115 63.6 54.0-72.2 52 36.4 27.8-46.0
Other arrangement 49 *** *** *** *** *** ***
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Regional City or Suburban County 233 187 75.4 67.9-81.6 46 24.6 18.4-32.1
Rural 543 407 70.1 64.9-74.8 136 29.9 25.2-35.1
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 168 118 66.2 57.3-74.1 50 33.8 25.9-42.7
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 284 220 71.7 63.9-78.4 64 28.3 21.6-36.1
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 324 256 74.5 68.3-79.8 68 25.5 20.2-31.7
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 414 329 74.0 68.3-78.9 85 26.0 21.1-31.7
2nd Quartile 141 107 70.5 60.3-79.0 34 29.5 21.0-39.7
3rd Quartile 221 158 67.9 59.3-75.5 63 32.1 24.5-40.7

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*Current use of cigarettes, e-cigarettes, smokeless tobacco, cigars, or hookah.
This table only includes respondents who were asked the state-added questions on other tobacco products.

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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