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%)
North Carolina 752 420 52.8 48.3-57.2 332 47.2 42.8-51.7
-FEMALES 376 220 58.3 52.1-64.2 156 41.7 35.8-47.9
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 265 156 58.6 51.3-65.5 109 41.4 34.5-48.7
Non-Hispanic Black 64 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 17 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 55 *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-44 71 *** *** *** *** *** ***
45-54 80 *** *** *** *** *** ***
55-64 80 *** *** *** *** *** ***
65-74 68 *** *** *** *** *** ***
75+ 19 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 54 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 121 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Some Post-H.S. 137 85 57.5 47.4-67.0 52 42.5 33.0-52.6
College Graduate 62 *** *** *** *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 81 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 76 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 36 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 48 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 26 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 45 *** *** *** *** *** ***
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 183 116 61.8 52.8-70.0 67 38.2 30.0-47.2
No 192 104 55.4 46.9-63.7 88 44.6 36.3-53.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 9 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 367 216 58.5 52.2-64.5 151 41.5 35.5-47.8
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 60 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Regional City or Suburban County 114 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Rural 202 121 59.8 51.1-68.0 81 40.2 32.0-48.9
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 162 82 54.1 44.8-63.1 80 45.9 36.9-55.2
Unemployed 35 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 67 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Unable to Work 86 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 24 *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 39 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 72 *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 56 *** *** *** *** *** ***
151% to 200% 42 *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 102 *** *** *** *** *** ***
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 136 82 61.4 51.3-70.6 54 38.6 29.4-48.7
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 133 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 107 *** *** *** *** *** ***
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 89 *** *** *** *** *** ***
2nd Quartile 101 *** *** *** *** *** ***
3rd Quartile 123 *** *** *** *** *** ***
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 63 *** *** *** *** *** ***

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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 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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