2018 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Tobacco Use

How long has it been since you last smoked a cigarette, even one or two puffs?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Less than 1 year ago 1 to 5 years ago 5 to 10 years ago 10 or more years ago
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 1,210 115 12.4 10.0-15.3 199 18.4 15.8-21.4 129 11.6 9.4-14.2 767 57.6 53.9-61.1
GENDER
Male 654 59 10.1 7.5-13.5 111 18.8 15.3-22.8 69 11.1 8.6-14.3 415 60.0 55.3-64.6
Female 556 56 15.2 11.3-20.3 88 18.0 14.3-22.4 60 12.2 8.8-16.7 352 54.5 48.9-60.0
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 927 84 11.9 9.3-15.2 143 18.1 15.1-21.4 97 11.8 9.3-14.8 603 58.2 54.0-62.2
Non-Hispanic Black 156 12 12.0 5.9-22.7 24 16.8 10.8-25.3 15 10.0 5.5-17.3 105 61.2 50.9-70.6
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 24 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 29 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Hispanic 60 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 129 52 42.2 32.9-52.1 50 36.9 28.3-46.5 20 14.0 8.4-22.3 *** *** ***
35-44 114 20 15.3 9.1-24.5 37 32.5 23.2-43.3 14 12.6 7.1-21.2 *** *** ***
45-54 163 12 7.7 3.7-15.3 47 25.0 18.1-33.4 27 18.1 11.9-26.6 77 49.2 39.9-58.5
55-64 258 18 7.2 4.0-12.6 35 11.4 7.6-16.6 29 12.3 8.2-18.0 176 69.2 61.8-75.7
65-74 305 *** *** *** 22 8.3 5.2-13.0 24 9.2 5.2-15.8 249 80.3 73.4-85.7
75+ 225 *** *** *** *** *** *** 13 3.9 2.1- 7.4 204 89.6 79.7-95.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 138 17 17.6 10.1-28.8 21 14.0 8.5-22.3 14 8.8 4.7-16.0 *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 343 37 11.8 8.0-17.0 61 21.5 16.5-27.5 38 11.2 7.5-16.3 207 55.6 48.9-62.0
Some Post-H.S. 372 39 13.6 9.5-18.9 67 19.5 15.1-24.8 42 13.4 9.4-18.7 224 53.6 47.1-59.9
College Graduate 358 24 8.8 5.6-13.6 49 14.8 10.7-20.0 35 11.0 7.8-15.4 250 65.4 59.2-71.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 87 *** *** *** 14 15.1 8.0-26.9 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 188 26 14.0 8.9-21.3 39 24.9 17.9-33.5 19 11.1 6.5-18.3 104 50.0 41.3-58.8
$25,000- 34,999 129 13 11.3 6.0-20.3 23 19.1 12.1-28.9 *** *** *** 88 66.3 55.6-75.5
$35,000- 49,999 152 15 13.8 8.1-22.5 21 18.0 11.4-27.2 19 15.8 9.3-25.5 97 52.5 42.6-62.3
$50,000-74,999 166 12 7.7 4.0-14.0 27 17.9 11.8-26.2 15 8.3 4.6-14.5 112 66.2 56.8-74.4
$75,000+ 289 18 8.5 5.1-14.0 51 21.0 15.8-27.5 38 14.1 10.0-19.6 182 56.3 49.1-63.2
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 203 19 15.0 8.7-24.5 24 10.2 6.1-16.4 23 13.7 7.9-22.7 137 61.2 51.4-70.2
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 460 48 15.8 11.3-21.7 65 15.6 11.8-20.4 51 13.4 9.4-18.8 296 55.1 48.8-61.2
No 748 68 10.8 8.2-14.0 130 19.4 16.1-23.1 78 10.6 8.3-13.5 472 59.2 54.8-63.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 277 22 8.8 5.3-14.2 39 17.2 12.2-23.6 28 10.3 6.8-15.4 188 63.7 56.3-70.5
Non-Veteran 936 95 13.6 10.8-17.0 159 18.6 15.7-21.9 101 11.9 9.4-14.9 581 55.9 51.8-60.0
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 255 31 14.6 10.0-20.9 45 17.1 12.5-22.8 24 9.7 6.1-15.1 155 58.6 51.2-65.6
Regional City or Suburban County 313 36 15.8 10.8-22.6 58 20.0 15.2-25.9 34 10.6 7.3-15.0 185 53.6 46.7-60.4
Rural 646 50 9.3 6.6-13.0 96 18.2 14.5-22.6 71 13.3 10.0-17.6 429 59.2 54.0-64.2
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 506 69 16.9 13.1-21.5 119 24.5 20.3-29.3 59 12.3 9.3-16.0 259 46.3 41.1-51.6
Unemployed 31 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 481 13 3.5 1.4- 8.3 27 5.5 3.5- 8.6 38 7.2 4.8-10.6 403 83.9 78.8-87.9
Unable to Work 134 17 13.3 7.1-23.8 26 16.3 10.4-24.5 20 18.7 10.7-30.5 *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 56 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 22 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 77 11 10.6 5.1-20.8 *** *** *** 13 15.5 8.5-26.6 *** *** ***
101% to 150% 174 18 10.5 6.1-17.4 35 21.7 15.3-29.9 17 9.2 5.0-16.2 104 58.6 49.5-67.2
151% to 200% 112 20 22.9 14.1-34.8 12 10.0 4.9-19.1 *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 620 39 8.3 5.9-11.6 101 19.7 16.0-24.0 68 11.7 9.0-15.1 412 60.3 55.4-65.0
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 203 19 15.0 8.7-24.5 24 10.2 6.1-16.4 23 13.7 7.9-22.7 137 61.2 51.4-70.2
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 230 22 12.9 7.5-21.4 35 18.3 12.1-26.7 23 10.1 5.6-17.5 150 58.7 49.3-67.5
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 540 53 13.0 9.5-17.6 92 19.0 15.3-23.4 62 14.2 10.7-18.7 333 53.8 48.4-59.1
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 444 42 12.0 8.6-16.6 72 17.7 13.7-22.4 44 9.0 6.4-12.4 286 61.3 55.6-66.7

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*This question was asked of those who reported smoking 100+ cigarettes, but no longer smoke.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to changes in the weighting methodology and other factors, results from 2018 are NOT comparable to 2010
and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2018 Annual Results Technical Notes for more details.

1Based on U.S Census Bureau population estimates at the county level. Please see the BRFSS 2018 Annual Results Technical Notes for details.

2Based on 2018 U.S Census Bureau poverty threshold incomes. Please see the BRFSS 2018 Annual Results Technical Notes for details.

3NC Dept. of Commerce County Tier Classification, based on respondentís county of residence.
Please see the BRFSS 2018 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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