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%)
North Carolina 860 451 53.1 48.9-57.2 409 46.9 42.8-51.1
-FEMALES 418 219 53.0 47.0-58.8 199 47.0 41.2-53.0
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 295 146 50.8 44.0-57.7 149 49.2 42.3-56.0
Non-Hispanic Black 72 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 18 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 67 *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-44 74 *** *** *** *** *** ***
45-54 88 *** *** *** *** *** ***
55-64 92 *** *** *** *** *** ***
65-74 69 *** *** *** *** *** ***
75+ 23 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 61 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 134 71 52.6 42.4-62.6 63 47.4 37.4-57.6
Some Post-H.S. 147 78 50.5 41.1-59.9 69 49.5 40.1-58.9
College Graduate 74 *** *** *** *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 88 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 82 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 42 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 53 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 31 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 52 *** *** *** *** *** ***
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 201 117 58.2 49.4-66.4 84 41.8 33.6-50.6
No 216 101 48.3 40.3-56.5 115 51.7 43.5-59.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 13 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 405 211 52.9 46.9-58.9 194 47.1 41.1-53.1
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 68 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Regional City or Suburban County 132 69 46.2 36.4-56.3 63 53.8 43.7-63.6
Rural 218 112 54.7 46.3-62.8 106 45.3 37.2-53.7
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 185 85 46.3 37.6-55.2 100 53.7 44.8-62.4
Unemployed 40 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 73 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Unable to Work 92 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 26 *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 41 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 81 *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 61 *** *** *** *** *** ***
151% to 200% 47 *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 117 *** *** *** *** *** ***
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 150 77 53.2 43.4-62.7 73 46.8 37.3-56.6
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 142 71 50.0 40.0-60.0 71 50.0 40.0-60.0
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 126 71 56.2 46.0-65.8 55 43.8 34.2-54.0
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 105 *** *** *** *** *** ***
2nd Quartile 111 *** *** *** *** *** ***
3rd Quartile 137 *** *** *** *** *** ***
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 65 *** *** *** *** *** ***

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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 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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