2018 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Smoking Cessation

In the past 12 months, did any doctor, dentist, nurse, or other health professional advise you to quit
smoking cigarettes or using any other tobacco products?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 605 368 59.0 53.8-63.9 237 41.0 36.1-46.2
GENDER
Male 300 154 50.8 43.6-58.0 146 49.2 42.0-56.4
Female 305 214 68.4 61.0-75.1 91 31.6 24.9-39.0
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 408 258 60.0 53.5-66.1 150 40.0 33.9-46.5
Non-Hispanic Black 124 77 63.7 53.1-73.1 47 36.3 26.9-46.9
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 23 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 19 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Hispanic 26 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 120 46 40.4 30.7-50.9 74 59.6 49.1-69.3
35-44 107 *** *** *** *** *** ***
45-54 120 78 69.9 59.4-78.7 42 30.1 21.3-40.6
55-64 130 94 72.3 61.8-80.8 36 27.7 19.2-38.2
65-74 101 *** *** *** *** *** ***
75+ 22 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 116 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 180 105 57.4 48.0-66.3 75 42.6 33.7-52.0
Some Post-H.S. 212 125 55.2 47.0-63.0 87 44.8 37.0-53.0
College Graduate 97 *** *** *** *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 108 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 141 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 60 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 76 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000-74,999 58 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 70 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 92 *** *** *** *** *** ***
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 280 193 66.6 59.1-73.2 87 33.4 26.8-40.9
No 323 173 53.0 45.9-59.9 150 47.0 40.1-54.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 70 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 535 318 58.1 52.6-63.3 217 41.9 36.7-47.4
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 123 73 60.6 50.5-69.8 50 39.4 30.2-49.5
Regional City or Suburban County 131 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Rural 351 210 56.6 49.6-63.3 141 43.4 36.7-50.4
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 298 147 50.6 43.6-57.6 151 49.4 42.4-56.4
Unemployed 32 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 117 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Unable to Work 122 96 82.3 73.0-88.8 26 17.7 11.2-27.0
Other not in Labor Force 31 *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 38 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 82 *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 138 *** *** *** 51 39.6 30.0-50.2
151% to 200% 50 *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 204 127 62.3 53.9-70.1 77 37.7 29.9-46.1
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 92 *** *** *** *** *** ***
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 152 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 260 163 62.1 54.2-69.4 97 37.9 30.6-45.8
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 193 119 59.5 51.0-67.5 74 40.5 32.5-49.0

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*Asked of current smokers.

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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