2020 BRFSS Survey Results: Western 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
-Western 407 121 35.2 29.6-41.2 32 6.9 4.7-10.1 254 57.9 51.9-63.6
GENDER
Male 187 53 30.7 23.4-39.0 16 7.9 4.6-13.2 118 61.4 53.0-69.2
Female 220 68 40.2 32.1-48.8 16 5.9 3.4- 9.9 136 54.0 45.6-62.1
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 363 111 34.9 29.0-41.2 25 6.3 4.1- 9.5 227 58.9 52.6-64.8
Non-Hispanic Black 19 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 25 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 60 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-44 45 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
45-54 58 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
55-64 76 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
65-74 102 23 20.9 12.9-32.0 *** *** *** 72 72.8 61.3-81.9
75+ 58 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 46 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 125 42 40.3 30.5-50.9 *** *** *** 73 53.8 43.6-63.8
Some Post-H.S. 133 47 35.0 26.6-44.5 12 9.2 5.0-16.1 74 55.8 46.2-65.0
College Graduate 103 14 13.3 7.5-22.7 *** *** *** 83 80.6 70.4-87.9
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 170 64 42.5 33.6-52.0 17 9.6 5.6-16.0 89 47.9 38.8-57.1
No 237 57 30.5 23.6-38.5 15 5.3 3.1- 8.9 165 64.2 56.4-71.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 52 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 355 108 36.9 30.8-43.4 29 6.7 4.5- 9.9 218 56.4 50.0-62.6
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 184 52 33.5 25.5-42.4 16 6.8 4.0-11.5 116 59.7 50.9-67.9
Unemployed 18 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 135 24 20.8 13.0-31.6 *** *** *** 105 75.5 64.8-83.8
Unable to Work 47 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 23 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 41 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 70 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 43 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 65 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 46 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 78 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 11 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 52 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 52 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
151% to 200% 45 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 181 36 20.7 14.6-28.6 *** *** *** 134 73.4 65.2-80.2
HOUSING
Own 290 77 33.9 27.3-41.2 19 6.0 3.7- 9.7 194 60.0 52.9-66.8
Rent 93 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other arrangement 23 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Regional City or Suburban County 115 26 29.1 20.0-40.3 13 11.3 6.4-19.3 *** *** ***
Rural 292 95 37.1 30.5-44.3 19 5.6 3.3- 9.1 178 57.3 50.2-64.1
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 99 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 143 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 165 41 29.9 22.2-38.9 17 10.5 6.3-16.8 107 59.6 50.8-68.0
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 220 53 30.9 23.8-39.0 19 8.7 5.4-13.7 148 60.4 52.5-67.8
2nd Quartile 75 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
3rd Quartile 112 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***

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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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