2020 BRFSS Survey Results: Medicaid region 5

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 5 1,336 181 14.3 12.2-16.8 55 5.0 3.5- 7.0 374 26.5 23.6-29.5 726 54.2 50.8-57.6
GENDER
Male 589 89 14.7 11.7-18.3 32 6.4 3.9-10.1 207 33.8 29.2-38.8 261 45.1 40.1-50.2
Female 747 92 14.0 11.2-17.5 23 3.7 2.2- 6.0 167 19.7 16.5-23.4 465 62.6 58.2-66.8
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 772 112 15.1 12.3-18.3 26 3.4 2.2- 5.3 243 31.4 27.5-35.5 391 50.2 45.9-54.4
Non-Hispanic Black 306 39 14.9 10.4-20.8 12 5.4 2.6-11.0 72 20.4 15.1-27.0 183 59.3 51.9-66.4
Other 258 30 11.1 7.2-16.7 17 10.0 5.0-19.1 59 16.8 12.4-22.4 152 62.2 53.9-69.8
AGE
18-44 433 71 16.9 13.2-21.3 21 5.8 3.4- 9.7 67 13.7 10.6-17.6 274 63.7 58.2-68.8
45-64 440 68 15.6 12.0-19.9 25 6.7 4.0-10.9 112 28.0 23.0-33.6 235 49.7 44.1-55.4
65+ 429 40 8.5 6.0-12.1 *** *** *** 186 49.2 43.0-55.4 194 40.5 34.8-46.4
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 498 95 19.8 15.9-24.4 24 6.3 3.6-11.0 125 24.4 19.8-29.7 254 49.5 44.0-55.0
Some Post-H.S. 389 58 13.9 10.6-18.2 18 4.7 2.9- 7.8 127 30.4 25.3-36.0 186 50.9 45.0-56.8
College Graduate 440 25 5.6 3.5- 8.9 12 2.9 1.5- 5.6 122 25.2 20.9-30.2 281 66.3 61.0-71.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 597 111 19.0 15.4-23.1 30 6.3 4.1- 9.8 154 23.0 18.8-27.9 302 51.7 46.5-56.8
$50,000+ 476 42 10.7 7.7-14.7 18 3.5 2.0- 5.9 155 33.1 28.3-38.2 261 52.7 47.4-58.0
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 263 28 10.5 6.7-16.2 *** *** *** 65 22.3 16.7-29.1 163 62.7 54.7-70.0

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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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