2020 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina

Derived Variables and Risk Factors

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
-Western 847 121 18.3 15.1-22.0 32 3.6 2.5- 5.3 254 30.1 26.5-34.0 440 48.0 43.9-52.1
GENDER
Male 367 53 17.3 13.0-22.6 16 4.5 2.6- 7.5 118 34.6 28.8-40.8 180 43.7 37.8-49.8
Female 480 68 19.3 14.8-24.8 16 2.8 1.7- 4.8 136 25.9 21.6-30.8 260 52.0 46.4-57.5
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 706 111 18.4 15.0-22.3 25 3.3 2.2- 5.0 227 31.0 27.1-35.2 343 47.3 42.9-51.7
Non-Hispanic Black 29 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 112 *** *** *** *** *** *** 15 15.2 8.3-26.2 *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 159 22 16.2 10.6-23.8 *** *** *** 29 20.7 14.4-28.9 99 58.8 49.8-67.2
35-44 100 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
45-54 114 *** *** *** *** *** *** 27 24.6 16.2-35.5 *** *** ***
55-64 153 33 25.2 17.5-34.8 *** *** *** 40 27.5 19.9-36.6 77 46.5 37.1-56.0
65-74 180 23 12.9 8.0-20.2 *** *** *** 72 44.9 36.0-54.2 78 38.4 30.5-46.9
75+ 123 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 97 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 225 42 21.6 15.6-29.1 *** *** *** 73 28.9 22.8-36.0 100 46.3 38.4-54.3
Some Post-H.S. 244 47 19.4 14.5-25.5 *** *** *** 74 30.9 24.5-38.2 111 44.6 37.5-51.9
College Graduate 279 *** *** *** *** *** *** 83 29.7 24.1-36.0 176 63.1 56.5-69.2
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 288 64 26.3 20.2-33.3 17 5.9 3.4-10.1 89 29.6 23.6-36.3 118 38.2 31.8-45.1
No 558 57 14.4 10.9-19.0 15 2.5 1.5- 4.2 165 30.4 26.0-35.2 321 52.7 47.6-57.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 95 13 13.7 7.7-23.3 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 751 108 18.9 15.4-23.0 29 3.4 2.3- 5.1 218 28.9 25.2-32.9 396 48.8 44.4-53.1
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 411 52 17.2 12.8-22.8 16 3.5 2.0- 6.0 116 30.8 25.6-36.5 227 48.4 42.6-54.3
Unemployed 42 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 259 24 11.3 6.9-18.0 *** *** *** 105 41.1 33.9-48.8 124 45.5 38.2-53.1
Unable to Work 62 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 68 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 70 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 139 26 26.1 17.1-37.6 *** *** *** 36 22.1 15.2-30.9 *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 79 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 120 20 19.4 12.5-28.8 *** *** *** 42 31.4 22.8-41.5 55 47.3 37.2-57.7
$50,000- 74,999 105 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 177 *** *** *** *** *** *** 59 38.8 30.4-47.9 99 48.4 39.9-57.0
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 23 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 93 *** *** *** *** *** *** 23 23.8 15.0-35.6 *** *** ***
101% to 150% 99 *** *** *** *** *** *** 26 24.3 15.8-35.4 *** *** ***
151% to 200% 85 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 382 36 10.7 7.4-15.1 *** *** *** 134 37.7 32.0-43.8 201 48.6 42.7-54.6
HOUSING
Own 592 77 18.0 14.1-22.6 19 3.2 2.0- 5.2 194 31.8 27.5-36.5 302 47.0 42.1-51.9
Rent 193 36 22.1 15.6-30.4 *** *** *** 48 25.0 18.5-33.0 100 47.4 39.1-55.9
Other arrangement 54 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Regional City or Suburban County 265 26 12.9 8.5-19.0 13 5.0 2.8- 8.8 76 26.3 20.9-32.6 150 55.8 48.7-62.6
Rural 582 95 20.5 16.4-25.1 19 3.1 1.8- 5.1 178 31.6 27.1-36.5 290 44.9 40.0-49.9
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 175 37 25.3 18.3-33.8 *** *** *** 56 32.7 25.2-41.3 76 39.8 31.5-48.7
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 312 43 18.5 13.0-25.6 *** *** *** 91 30.3 24.0-37.3 169 48.2 41.1-55.4
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 360 41 14.3 10.3-19.5 17 5.0 3.0- 8.2 107 28.5 23.5-34.1 195 52.2 46.1-58.2
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 462 53 15.5 11.6-20.4 19 4.4 2.7- 7.0 148 30.3 25.7-35.3 242 49.9 44.5-55.3
2nd Quartile 157 26 20.7 13.7-30.0 *** *** *** 44 26.3 19.0-35.1 82 50.0 40.3-59.6
3rd Quartile 228 42 21.8 15.4-30.0 *** *** *** 62 32.6 25.0-41.3 116 43.0 35.3-51.0

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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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