2020 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Tobacco Use

How long has it been since you last smoked a cigarette, even one or two puffs?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Less than 1 year ago 1 to 5 years ago 5 to 10 years ago 10 or more years ago
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 1,418 136 12.2 10.1-14.8 187 14.3 12.1-16.7 144 11.3 9.3-13.7 951 62.2 59.0-65.4
-FEMALES 675 68 11.9 9.1-15.5 82 14.5 11.3-18.4 71 12.5 9.4-16.6 454 61.1 56.1-65.8
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 520 51 11.6 8.5-15.7 63 14.8 11.3-19.3 50 10.3 7.4-14.1 356 63.3 57.9-68.4
Non-Hispanic Black 87 *** *** *** 12 11.4 5.8-21.2 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 19 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 60 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-44 68 13 14.9 7.9-26.4 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
45-54 73 *** *** *** 14 17.0 9.4-28.9 *** *** *** *** *** ***
55-64 155 16 10.5 5.6-18.8 20 11.3 6.9-18.0 21 14.7 8.6-24.1 98 63.4 53.5-72.3
65-74 175 *** *** *** 11 7.1 3.5-13.9 *** *** *** 151 87.1 80.0-92.0
75+ 124 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 116 96.0 90.9-98.3
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 46 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 159 12 8.8 4.5-16.4 17 14.2 8.4-22.8 14 10.4 5.2-19.6 116 66.7 56.5-75.5
Some Post-H.S. 231 32 15.5 10.6-22.3 29 15.0 10.0-22.0 32 16.6 11.0-24.2 138 52.9 44.9-60.7
College Graduate 239 15 6.6 3.7-11.6 33 18.2 12.3-26.1 19 9.2 5.6-14.7 172 66.0 57.9-73.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 48 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 85 12 14.9 7.6-27.3 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 60 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 104 14 17.4 9.7-29.3 13 15.3 7.8-27.8 13 15.2 7.9-27.2 *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 70 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 164 *** *** *** 27 20.4 13.6-29.5 17 13.2 7.7-21.8 110 59.5 49.8-68.6
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 258 27 12.8 8.2-19.3 25 10.1 6.4-15.5 28 10.9 7.0-16.5 178 66.3 58.4-73.3
No 416 41 11.5 8.1-16.0 57 16.9 12.6-22.2 43 13.4 9.2-19.1 275 58.2 52.0-64.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 28 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 646 65 11.9 9.0-15.5 81 15.2 11.8-19.2 64 12.1 8.9-16.3 436 60.8 55.8-65.7
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 177 19 16.0 10.1-24.5 22 15.2 9.7-22.9 13 10.4 5.0-20.3 123 58.5 49.0-67.3
Regional City or Suburban County 173 18 8.4 5.0-13.7 23 13.7 8.6-21.3 22 15.6 9.5-24.4 110 62.3 53.1-70.7
Rural 325 31 11.1 7.3-16.7 37 14.5 9.8-20.9 36 12.2 8.3-17.5 221 62.2 54.8-69.0
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 265 42 16.4 11.8-22.3 43 19.1 13.7-26.0 38 16.9 11.7-23.8 142 47.6 40.5-54.8
Unemployed 37 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 271 *** *** *** 12 4.2 2.1- 8.2 *** *** *** 241 91.1 86.6-94.2
Unable to Work 54 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 46 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 13 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 61 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 70 *** *** *** 11 14.0 7.1-25.9 *** *** *** *** *** ***
151% to 200% 63 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 322 29 12.2 8.0-18.1 44 18.0 13.1-24.2 33 11.3 7.5-16.5 216 58.6 51.6-65.2
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 179 24 17.4 10.8-26.7 17 14.1 7.8-24.2 19 12.9 7.5-21.3 119 55.6 45.7-65.1
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 209 17 7.1 4.1-12.1 20 13.5 8.5-20.9 23 11.8 7.6-18.1 149 67.5 59.1-74.9
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 287 27 12.9 8.5-19.0 45 15.4 11.0-21.1 29 12.9 7.9-20.3 186 58.9 51.3-66.0
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 254 18 9.9 6.0-15.8 28 10.9 7.0-16.5 28 11.2 7.2-16.9 180 68.1 60.6-74.7
2nd Quartile 161 15 9.9 5.4-17.4 25 16.0 10.5-23.8 20 16.3 9.6-26.3 101 57.8 47.9-67.0
3rd Quartile 163 22 15.4 9.7-23.7 19 14.7 8.8-23.6 15 10.5 5.9-18.3 107 59.3 49.5-68.4
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 97 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***

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*This question was asked of those who reported smoking 100+ cigarettes, but no longer smoke.

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

2Based on 2020 U.S Census Bureau poverty threshold incomes. 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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