2020 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 752 420 52.8 48.3-57.2 332 47.2 42.8-51.7
GENDER
Male 376 200 47.8 41.5-54.2 176 52.2 45.8-58.5
Female 376 220 58.3 52.1-64.2 156 41.7 35.8-47.9
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 496 285 55.6 50.2-60.8 211 44.4 39.2-49.8
Non-Hispanic Black 141 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 36 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Multiracial 14 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 9 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Hispanic 43 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 129 51 34.9 26.3-44.5 78 65.1 55.5-73.7
35-44 141 69 47.4 37.6-57.4 72 52.6 42.6-62.4
45-54 151 77 55.3 45.0-65.2 *** *** ***
55-64 170 106 61.2 51.8-69.8 64 38.8 30.2-48.2
65-74 128 92 71.8 61.6-80.2 36 28.2 19.8-38.4
75+ 28 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 117 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 260 146 51.2 43.7-58.6 114 48.8 41.4-56.3
Some Post-H.S. 251 142 52.0 44.8-59.2 109 48.0 40.8-55.2
College Graduate 120 *** *** *** *** *** ***
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 325 204 57.9 50.5-64.9 121 42.1 35.1-49.5
No 424 216 49.5 43.8-55.2 208 50.5 44.8-56.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 77 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 675 377 52.8 48.0-57.5 298 47.2 42.5-52.0
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 376 174 46.1 40.2-52.1 202 53.9 47.9-59.8
Unemployed 70 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 137 103 74.7 64.6-82.7 34 25.3 17.3-35.4
Unable to Work 140 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 26 *** *** *** *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 116 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 157 92 56.0 46.4-65.2 65 44.0 34.8-53.6
$25,000- 34,999 74 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 88 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000-74,999 76 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 114 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 127 *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL1
Less than 50% 55 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 124 *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 119 *** *** *** *** *** ***
151% to 200% 73 *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 253 140 53.9 46.5-61.1 113 46.1 38.9-53.5
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 127 *** *** *** *** *** ***
HOUSING
Own 406 234 53.8 47.6-59.9 172 46.2 40.1-52.4
Rent 274 158 54.2 47.0-61.3 116 45.8 38.7-53.0
Other arrangement 71 *** *** *** *** *** ***
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 154 77 49.6 40.5-58.7 77 50.4 41.3-59.5
Regional City or Suburban County 209 123 56.2 47.9-64.2 86 43.8 35.8-52.1
Rural 389 220 52.0 45.4-58.6 169 48.0 41.4-54.6
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 263 152 54.4 46.7-62.0 111 45.6 38.0-53.3
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 250 141 53.2 45.3-61.0 109 46.8 39.0-54.7
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 239 127 51.0 43.6-58.4 112 49.0 41.6-56.4
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 187 98 50.7 42.3-59.0 89 49.3 41.0-57.7
2nd Quartile 205 116 52.4 43.9-60.7 89 47.6 39.3-56.1
3rd Quartile 222 126 57.3 49.3-65.0 96 42.7 35.0-50.7
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 138 *** *** *** *** *** ***

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*Asked of current smokers.

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.

1Based on 2020 U.S Census Bureau poverty threshold incomes. Please see the BRFSS 2020 Annual Results Technical Notes for details.

2Based on U.S Census Bureau population estimates at the county level. Please see the BRFSS 2020 Annual Results Technical Notes for details.

3NC Dept. of Commerce County Tier Classification, based on respondentís county of residence.
Please see the BRFSS 2020 Annual Results Technical Notes for details.

4Quartile of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Social Vulnerability Index
(https://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/placeandhealth/svi/index.html) for respondentís county of residence.
Please see the BRFSS 2020 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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