2020 BRFSS Survey Results: Medicaid region 3

Tobacco Use

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 3 899 92 11.9 9.5-14.9 38 4.6 3.3- 6.5 201 21.1 18.2-24.3 568 62.4 58.6-66.0
GENDER
Male 411 44 13.0 9.3-17.8 25 6.5 4.3- 9.6 105 22.5 18.4-27.2 237 58.1 52.5-63.4
Female 488 48 11.0 8.1-14.7 13 2.9 1.6- 5.3 96 19.7 15.8-24.3 331 66.4 61.2-71.1
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 600 68 13.4 10.4-17.1 23 4.3 2.8- 6.6 153 25.5 21.7-29.7 356 56.8 52.2-61.2
Non-Hispanic Black 161 16 12.8 7.2-21.8 *** *** *** 24 13.4 8.3-21.0 112 68.2 58.7-76.4
Other 138 *** *** *** *** *** *** 24 12.9 8.2-19.8 100 77.9 69.8-84.3
AGE
18-44 327 22 8.5 5.2-13.5 19 5.8 3.6- 9.1 47 14.3 10.5-19.1 239 71.4 65.4-76.8
45-64 311 49 18.7 14.1-24.4 14 5.0 2.8- 8.6 61 19.1 14.7-24.3 187 57.3 51.0-63.3
65+ 238 19 8.4 5.2-13.4 *** *** *** 86 39.8 32.5-47.7 129 50.3 42.8-57.9
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 304 47 17.3 12.6-23.3 16 5.2 3.1- 8.7 72 20.0 15.5-25.4 169 57.5 50.9-63.8
Some Post-H.S. 244 30 12.9 8.9-18.3 12 5.3 2.9- 9.3 69 27.2 21.4-33.9 133 54.6 47.6-61.4
College Graduate 349 15 3.6 2.1- 6.0 *** *** *** 60 15.4 11.8-19.8 264 77.9 72.9-82.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 310 51 20.9 15.6-27.4 17 5.6 3.4- 9.1 78 24.0 18.9-30.1 164 49.5 43.0-56.0
$50,000+ 405 23 6.0 3.9- 9.1 15 4.4 2.5- 7.4 83 19.2 15.3-23.8 284 70.5 65.2-75.2
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 184 18 9.0 5.5-14.6 *** *** *** 40 19.8 14.0-27.2 120 67.5 59.4-74.7

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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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