2018 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Tobacco Use

During the past 12 months, have you stopped smoking for one day or longer because you were trying to quit smoking?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 754 428 56.6 52.1-61.1 326 43.4 38.9-47.9
GENDER
Male 386 218 58.8 52.4-64.8 168 41.2 35.2-47.6
Female 368 210 54.0 47.5-60.4 158 46.0 39.6-52.5
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 515 272 53.2 47.6-58.6 243 46.8 41.4-52.4
Non-Hispanic Black 145 103 71.2 60.9-79.6 42 28.8 20.4-39.1
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 27 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 23 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Hispanic 35 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 168 105 59.5 50.7-67.7 63 40.5 32.3-49.3
35-44 136 *** *** *** *** *** ***
45-54 147 *** *** *** *** *** ***
55-64 149 82 55.6 45.3-65.5 67 44.4 34.5-54.7
65-74 115 *** *** *** *** *** ***
75+ 30 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 135 80 62.1 51.2-71.9 55 37.9 28.1-48.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 232 137 58.5 50.3-66.2 95 41.5 33.8-49.7
Some Post-H.S. 256 142 53.1 45.7-60.3 114 46.9 39.7-54.3
College Graduate 131 *** *** *** *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 133 77 60.0 49.3-69.8 56 40.0 30.2-50.7
$15,000- 24,999 160 102 62.5 52.1-71.8 58 37.5 28.2-47.9
$25,000- 34,999 73 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 95 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000-74,999 70 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 103 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 120 *** *** *** *** *** ***
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 335 206 62.9 56.1-69.3 129 37.1 30.7-43.9
No 416 219 52.1 46.0-58.1 197 47.9 41.9-54.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 99 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 655 378 57.9 53.1-62.6 277 42.1 37.4-46.9
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 166 94 55.4 46.6-63.9 72 44.6 36.1-53.4
Regional City or Suburban County 177 98 54.0 44.9-62.9 79 46.0 37.1-55.1
Rural 411 236 59.1 52.8-65.2 175 40.9 34.8-47.2
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 374 206 53.4 47.1-59.5 168 46.6 40.5-52.9
Unemployed 45 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 141 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Unable to Work 143 94 68.8 58.5-77.6 49 31.2 22.4-41.5
Other not in Labor Force 42 *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 51 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 95 *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 156 105 65.1 55.1-73.9 51 34.9 26.1-44.9
151% to 200% 64 *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 266 130 49.3 41.8-56.7 136 50.7 43.3-58.2
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 120 *** *** *** *** *** ***
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 171 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 319 186 60.2 53.4-66.6 133 39.8 33.4-46.6
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 264 141 50.9 43.6-58.2 123 49.1 41.8-56.4

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*This question was asked only of respondents who reported smoking 100 or more cigarettes in her/his entire life and currently smoking every day or on some days.

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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