2020 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina

Tobacco Use

Have you smoked at least 100 cigarettes in your entire life?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 5,594 2,300 40.3 38.8-42.0 3,294 59.7 58.0-61.2
-Western 847 407 52.0 47.9-56.1 440 48.0 43.9-52.1
GENDER
Male 367 187 56.3 50.2-62.2 180 43.7 37.8-49.8
Female 480 220 48.0 42.5-53.6 260 52.0 46.4-57.5
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 706 363 52.7 48.3-57.1 343 47.3 42.9-51.7
Non-Hispanic Black 29 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 112 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 159 60 41.2 32.8-50.2 99 58.8 49.8-67.2
35-44 100 *** *** *** *** *** ***
45-54 114 *** *** *** *** *** ***
55-64 153 76 53.5 44.0-62.9 77 46.5 37.1-56.0
65-74 180 102 61.6 53.1-69.5 78 38.4 30.5-46.9
75+ 123 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 97 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 225 125 53.7 45.7-61.6 100 46.3 38.4-54.3
Some Post-H.S. 244 133 55.4 48.1-62.5 111 44.6 37.5-51.9
College Graduate 279 103 36.9 30.8-43.5 176 63.1 56.5-69.2
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 288 170 61.8 54.9-68.2 118 38.2 31.8-45.1
No 558 237 47.3 42.3-52.4 321 52.7 47.6-57.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 95 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 751 355 51.2 46.9-55.6 396 48.8 44.4-53.1
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 411 184 51.6 45.7-57.4 227 48.4 42.6-54.3
Unemployed 42 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 259 135 54.5 46.9-61.8 124 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 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 79 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 120 65 52.7 42.3-62.8 55 47.3 37.2-57.7
$50,000- 74,999 105 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 177 78 51.6 43.0-60.1 99 48.4 39.9-57.0
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 23 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 93 *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 99 *** *** *** *** *** ***
151% to 200% 85 *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 382 181 51.4 45.4-57.3 201 48.6 42.7-54.6
HOUSING
Own 592 290 53.0 48.1-57.9 302 47.0 42.1-51.9
Rent 193 93 52.6 44.1-60.9 100 47.4 39.1-55.9
Other arrangement 54 *** *** *** *** *** ***
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Regional City or Suburban County 265 115 44.2 37.4-51.3 150 55.8 48.7-62.6
Rural 582 292 55.1 50.1-60.0 290 44.9 40.0-49.9
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 175 99 60.2 51.3-68.5 76 39.8 31.5-48.7
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 312 143 51.8 44.6-58.9 169 48.2 41.1-55.4
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 360 165 47.8 41.8-53.9 195 52.2 46.1-58.2
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 462 220 50.1 44.7-55.5 242 49.9 44.5-55.3
2nd Quartile 157 75 50.0 40.4-59.7 82 50.0 40.3-59.6
3rd Quartile 228 112 57.0 49.0-64.7 116 43.0 35.3-51.0

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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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