2020 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Tobacco Use

During the past 12 months, have you stopped smoking for one day or longer because you were trying to quit smoking?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 860 451 53.1 48.9-57.2 409 46.9 42.8-51.1
GENDER
Male 442 232 53.2 47.4-58.9 210 46.8 41.1-52.6
Female 418 219 53.0 47.0-58.8 199 47.0 41.2-53.0
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 567 266 47.1 42.2-52.0 301 52.9 48.0-57.8
Non-Hispanic Black 159 96 61.7 51.8-70.6 63 38.3 29.4-48.2
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 38 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Multiracial 21 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 11 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Hispanic 49 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 167 104 63.9 55.2-71.7 63 36.1 28.3-44.8
35-44 151 76 48.2 38.6-57.9 75 51.8 42.1-61.4
45-54 166 87 59.5 50.0-68.4 79 40.5 31.6-50.0
55-64 196 94 45.0 36.6-53.7 102 55.0 46.3-63.4
65-74 140 71 44.8 35.4-54.6 69 55.2 45.4-64.6
75+ 33 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 132 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 302 147 49.6 42.9-56.4 155 50.4 43.6-57.1
Some Post-H.S. 285 149 50.4 43.7-57.1 136 49.6 42.9-56.3
College Graduate 137 74 57.0 46.6-66.8 63 43.0 33.2-53.4
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 369 207 57.6 50.9-63.9 162 42.4 36.1-49.1
No 488 242 50.0 44.7-55.2 246 50.0 44.8-55.3
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 106 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 754 393 52.7 48.2-57.1 361 47.3 42.9-51.8
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 431 212 50.8 45.2-56.4 219 49.2 43.6-54.8
Unemployed 86 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 156 78 44.3 35.2-53.9 78 55.7 46.1-64.8
Unable to Work 156 91 58.5 48.0-68.3 *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 28 *** *** *** *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 131 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 177 94 52.7 43.7-61.6 83 47.3 38.4-56.3
$25,000- 34,999 86 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 106 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000-74,999 86 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 130 64 51.5 41.3-61.6 66 48.5 38.4-58.7
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 144 67 45.4 35.5-55.7 77 54.6 44.3-64.5
POVERTY LEVEL1
Less than 50% 60 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 142 *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 130 68 52.8 42.3-62.9 62 47.2 37.1-57.7
151% to 200% 85 *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 296 154 51.6 44.9-58.3 142 48.4 41.7-55.1
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 144 67 45.4 35.5-55.7 77 54.6 44.3-64.5
HOUSING
Own 449 233 52.1 46.3-57.8 216 47.9 42.2-53.7
Rent 328 182 54.3 47.8-60.7 146 45.7 39.3-52.2
Other arrangement 82 *** *** *** *** *** ***
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 181 101 56.1 47.7-64.2 80 43.9 35.8-52.3
Regional City or Suburban County 247 123 47.2 39.9-54.7 124 52.8 45.3-60.1
Rural 432 227 55.6 49.5-61.5 205 44.4 38.5-50.5
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 296 156 54.2 47.1-61.2 140 45.8 38.8-52.9
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 281 139 50.8 43.5-58.1 142 49.2 41.9-56.5
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 283 156 54.6 47.8-61.3 127 45.4 38.7-52.2
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 222 112 47.6 40.1-55.2 110 52.4 44.8-59.9
2nd Quartile 236 122 54.2 46.4-61.7 114 45.8 38.3-53.6
3rd Quartile 256 138 55.1 47.7-62.3 118 44.9 37.7-52.3
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 146 *** *** *** *** *** ***

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*This question was asked only of respondents who reported smoking 100 or more cigarettes in her/his entire life and currently smoking every day or on some days.

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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