2020 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Smoking Cessation

Did your doctor or health provider recommend medications and/or discuss methods and
strategies other than medication (such as referrals to Quitline, counseling opportunities, or
educational materials such as booklets or pamphlets) to assist you to quit smoking?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes, medications Yes, methods other than medications Yes, both medications and other methods No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 742 100 11.3 8.8-14.4 54 7.5 5.4-10.2 168 21.5 18.2-25.3 420 59.7 55.3-64.0
GENDER
Male 368 46 10.4 6.9-15.2 25 6.6 4.1-10.4 77 18.9 14.7-24.1 220 64.1 57.8-70.0
Female 374 54 12.3 9.0-16.6 29 8.4 5.4-12.8 91 24.4 19.4-30.1 200 54.9 48.6-61.0
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 489 65 12.9 9.5-17.3 37 7.9 5.4-11.4 121 22.6 18.6-27.1 266 56.6 51.3-61.8
Non-Hispanic Black 139 18 8.3 4.9-13.8 13 8.8 4.6-16.2 31 20.8 13.7-30.2 77 62.1 51.8-71.4
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 36 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Multiracial 14 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 8 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Hispanic 43 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 128 *** *** *** *** *** *** 19 11.8 6.9-19.4 92 75.2 66.0-82.6
35-44 139 12 7.8 4.1-14.4 *** *** *** 29 23.4 15.9-33.0 88 62.0 51.9-71.1
45-54 149 21 14.2 7.5-25.3 12 9.5 5.0-17.5 35 23.7 16.5-33.0 81 52.5 42.2-62.7
55-64 168 29 14.0 9.1-20.8 19 11.5 6.5-19.5 39 20.8 14.3-29.2 81 53.8 44.4-62.9
65-74 125 26 15.9 10.2-23.9 *** *** *** 36 31.4 22.5-41.9 *** *** ***
75+ 28 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 117 20 14.6 7.8-25.7 12 12.4 6.7-22.0 16 12.1 6.9-20.2 *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 259 36 9.9 6.8-14.3 18 7.0 4.0-11.8 65 25.4 19.4-32.6 140 57.7 50.3-64.8
Some Post-H.S. 245 30 11.2 7.5-16.5 17 5.5 3.1- 9.6 61 22.0 16.8-28.3 137 61.3 54.1-68.0
College Graduate 118 14 9.6 5.3-16.9 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 321 55 14.9 10.3-20.9 29 9.5 6.1-14.5 71 19.1 14.5-24.8 166 56.5 49.3-63.4
No 418 45 8.8 6.3-12.3 25 6.1 3.8- 9.6 97 23.3 18.8-28.6 251 61.7 56.0-67.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 75 16 18.1 10.0-30.4 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 667 84 10.6 8.0-13.8 51 7.7 5.5-10.6 147 21.0 17.6-25.0 385 60.7 56.0-65.2
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 371 30 6.7 4.4-10.0 28 8.2 5.3-12.5 72 18.8 14.6-24.0 241 66.3 60.4-71.8
Unemployed 70 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 134 25 14.9 9.3-23.1 *** *** *** 43 33.3 24.3-43.7 *** *** ***
Unable to Work 139 35 25.2 16.4-36.8 15 11.5 6.3-20.0 32 20.2 13.1-29.8 *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 25 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 115 20 10.5 6.0-17.7 13 10.5 5.4-19.4 17 10.5 6.0-17.5 65 68.5 57.4-77.9
$15,000- 24,999 155 21 10.3 6.1-16.9 *** *** *** 37 23.7 16.4-32.9 89 59.3 49.6-68.4
$25,000- 34,999 74 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 88 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000-74,999 74 11 13.1 6.6-24.3 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 111 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 125 *** *** *** *** *** *** 21 15.9 9.2-26.0 *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL1
Less than 50% 54 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 123 20 9.9 5.7-16.5 14 10.8 5.7-19.4 22 14.3 8.8-22.3 *** *** ***
101% to 150% 118 14 9.2 4.8-16.9 *** *** *** 30 26.4 17.7-37.4 *** *** ***
151% to 200% 73 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 248 28 10.0 6.6-14.9 18 7.4 4.2-13.0 64 26.1 20.1-33.2 138 56.4 48.9-63.6
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 125 *** *** *** *** *** *** 21 15.9 9.2-26.0 *** *** ***
HOUSING
Own 401 57 11.6 8.5-15.5 30 8.0 5.3-12.0 112 25.7 20.9-31.1 202 54.7 48.6-60.7
Rent 270 36 10.1 6.8-14.7 20 7.5 4.3-12.6 49 16.7 12.1-22.7 165 65.7 58.6-72.1
Other arrangement 71 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 151 *** *** *** 11 7.0 3.6-13.2 34 23.3 16.4-32.0 97 64.2 55.0-72.4
Regional City or Suburban County 205 33 12.9 8.7-18.7 14 8.9 4.8-15.7 48 22.7 16.5-30.3 110 55.6 47.3-63.6
Rural 386 58 13.1 9.1-18.5 29 6.8 4.4-10.3 86 19.9 15.5-25.1 213 60.3 53.8-66.4
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 260 43 12.9 8.9-18.4 15 4.9 2.7- 8.8 63 24.0 18.0-31.3 139 58.1 50.5-65.4
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 247 31 12.7 8.1-19.4 22 7.5 4.5-12.2 54 20.2 14.9-26.7 140 59.6 51.7-67.0
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 235 26 8.5 5.5-12.9 17 9.4 5.6-15.3 51 21.1 15.7-27.7 141 61.0 53.6-68.0
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 183 22 9.6 6.0-15.1 *** *** *** 43 21.5 15.4-29.1 108 61.7 53.3-69.5
2nd Quartile 203 27 12.1 7.5-19.1 22 10.2 6.2-16.1 46 20.8 15.2-27.7 108 56.9 48.5-64.9
3rd Quartile 219 27 10.5 6.6-16.3 13 4.5 2.4- 8.3 47 22.5 16.3-30.3 132 62.5 54.4-70.0
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 137 24 14.3 8.7-22.7 *** *** *** 32 21.5 14.0-31.4 *** *** ***

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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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