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
-MALES 376 200 47.8 41.5-54.2 176 52.2 45.8-58.5
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 231 129 52.3 44.5-60.1 102 47.7 39.9-55.5
Non-Hispanic Black 77 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 19 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 74 *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-44 70 *** *** *** *** *** ***
45-54 71 *** *** *** *** *** ***
55-64 90 *** *** *** *** *** ***
65-74 60 *** *** *** *** *** ***
75+ 9 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 63 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 139 77 48.0 38.0-58.2 *** *** ***
Some Post-H.S. 114 *** *** *** *** *** ***
College Graduate 58 *** *** *** *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 35 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 81 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 38 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 40 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 50 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 69 *** *** *** *** *** ***
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 142 *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 232 112 45.0 37.6-52.7 120 55.0 47.3-62.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 68 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 308 161 46.9 40.0-53.9 147 53.1 46.1-60.0
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 94 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Regional City or Suburban County 95 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Rural 187 99 44.8 35.6-54.5 88 55.2 45.5-64.4
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 214 92 40.6 33.2-48.5 122 59.4 51.5-66.8
Unemployed 35 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 70 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Unable to Work 54 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 2 *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 16 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 52 *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 63 *** *** *** *** *** ***
151% to 200% 31 *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 151 82 52.1 42.8-61.2 69 47.9 38.8-57.2
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 127 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 117 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 132 69 47.4 37.7-57.3 63 52.6 42.7-62.3
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 98 *** *** *** *** *** ***
2nd Quartile 104 *** *** *** *** *** ***
3rd Quartile 99 *** *** *** *** *** ***
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 75 *** *** *** *** *** ***

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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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