2020 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina

Tobacco Use

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
-Western 847 694 78.1 74.2-81.5 153 21.9 18.5-25.8
GENDER
Male 367 298 78.3 72.8-83.0 69 21.7 17.0-27.2
Female 480 396 77.9 72.4-82.6 84 22.1 17.4-27.6
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 706 570 78.3 74.3-81.9 136 21.7 18.1-25.7
Non-Hispanic Black 29 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 112 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 159 128 79.5 71.6-85.7 31 20.5 14.3-28.4
35-44 100 *** *** *** *** *** ***
45-54 114 *** *** *** *** *** ***
55-64 153 117 73.9 64.3-81.7 36 26.1 18.3-35.7
65-74 180 150 83.3 75.6-88.9 30 16.7 11.1-24.4
75+ 123 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 97 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 225 173 75.2 67.7-81.5 52 24.8 18.5-32.3
Some Post-H.S. 244 185 75.5 69.1-81.0 59 24.5 19.0-30.9
College Graduate 279 259 92.8 88.5-95.6 20 7.2 4.4-11.5
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 288 207 67.8 60.6-74.2 81 32.2 25.8-39.4
No 558 486 83.1 78.5-86.8 72 16.9 13.2-21.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 95 79 81.3 70.3-88.9 16 18.7 11.1-29.7
Non-Veteran 751 614 77.7 73.5-81.3 137 22.3 18.7-26.5
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 411 343 79.2 73.6-83.9 68 20.8 16.1-26.4
Unemployed 42 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 259 229 86.7 80.0-91.3 30 13.3 8.7-20.0
Unable to Work 62 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 68 *** *** *** *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 70 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 139 105 68.5 57.2-77.9 34 31.5 22.1-42.8
$25,000- 34,999 79 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 120 97 78.7 69.3-85.9 23 21.3 14.1-30.7
$50,000- 74,999 105 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 177 158 87.2 80.1-92.1 19 12.8 7.9-19.9
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 23 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 93 *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 99 *** *** *** *** *** ***
151% to 200% 85 *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 382 335 86.3 81.7-90.0 47 13.7 10.0-18.3
HOUSING
Own 592 496 78.8 74.1-82.9 96 21.2 17.1-25.9
Rent 193 148 72.5 64.0-79.6 45 27.5 20.4-36.0
Other arrangement 54 *** *** *** *** *** ***
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Regional City or Suburban County 265 226 82.1 75.7-87.2 39 17.9 12.8-24.3
Rural 582 468 76.5 71.7-80.7 114 23.5 19.3-28.3
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 175 132 72.6 64.0-79.7 43 27.4 20.3-36.0
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 312 260 78.5 71.2-84.3 52 21.5 15.7-28.8
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 360 302 80.7 75.2-85.2 58 19.3 14.8-24.8
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 462 390 80.1 75.1-84.4 72 19.9 15.6-24.9
2nd Quartile 157 126 76.2 66.8-83.6 31 23.8 16.4-33.2
3rd Quartile 228 178 75.6 67.4-82.3 50 24.4 17.7-32.6

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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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