2020 BRFSS Survey Results: Medicaid region 2

Derived Variables and Risk Factors

Smoking Status*

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  Total
Respond.^
Smoke everyday Smoke some days Former smoker Never smoked
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 5,590 645 12.6 11.5-13.7 216 4.0 3.3- 4.7 1,435 23.8 22.4-25.2 3,294 59.7 58.1-61.3
Medicaid Region 2 897 100 12.2 9.8-15.2 32 3.0 2.0- 4.4 239 26.3 23.0-30.0 526 58.4 54.5-62.3
GENDER
Male 411 57 15.4 11.6-20.2 14 2.6 1.5- 4.4 133 31.0 26.0-36.4 207 51.1 45.2-56.9
Female 486 43 9.3 6.5-13.3 18 3.4 2.0- 5.8 106 22.1 17.9-27.0 319 65.1 59.9-70.0
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 637 72 12.1 9.3-15.7 21 3.3 2.1- 5.3 203 33.2 28.9-37.8 341 51.3 46.7-55.9
Non-Hispanic Black 141 16 13.9 7.9-23.1 *** *** *** 21 11.1 6.7-17.8 101 73.7 64.1-81.4
Other 119 12 10.3 5.3-19.3 *** *** *** 15 10.0 5.5-17.6 84 76.0 66.0-83.8
AGE
18-44 277 39 14.4 10.3-19.7 *** *** *** 41 15.5 11.3-20.9 188 67.5 60.9-73.5
45-64 312 39 13.7 9.4-19.7 16 4.1 2.4- 6.9 89 32.7 26.6-39.3 168 49.6 43.3-55.8
65+ 291 22 7.0 4.3-11.1 *** *** *** 103 37.2 30.5-44.5 159 53.4 46.2-60.4
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 305 46 16.0 11.4-21.9 17 4.3 2.6- 7.1 88 30.6 24.6-37.4 154 49.1 42.4-55.7
Some Post-H.S. 275 42 14.8 10.6-20.4 *** *** *** 82 26.0 20.7-32.0 142 56.3 49.5-63.0
College Graduate 316 12 3.2 1.6- 6.1 *** *** *** 69 20.7 16.0-26.2 229 74.7 68.9-79.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 389 61 16.5 12.4-21.8 23 4.9 3.1- 7.7 97 23.4 18.6-28.9 208 55.2 48.9-61.3
$50,000+ 327 25 8.8 5.7-13.4 *** *** *** 93 29.6 24.2-35.6 201 59.4 53.1-65.4
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 181 14 9.0 4.8-16.1 *** *** *** 49 27.0 20.1-35.3 117 63.5 54.7-71.4

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*Data in this table were derived from the tobacco use questions 1 and 2.
Overall smoking prevalence estimates can be obtained by adding 'Smoke everyday' and 'Smoke some days' rates.

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.

^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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