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
-MALES 442 232 53.2 47.4-58.9 210 46.8 41.1-52.6
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 272 120 43.3 36.4-50.4 152 56.7 49.6-63.6
Non-Hispanic Black 87 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 20 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 100 65 70.0 59.3-78.9 35 30.0 21.1-40.7
35-44 77 *** *** *** *** *** ***
45-54 78 *** *** *** *** *** ***
55-64 104 *** *** *** *** *** ***
65-74 71 *** *** *** *** *** ***
75+ 10 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 71 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 168 76 47.6 38.6-56.7 92 52.4 43.3-61.4
Some Post-H.S. 138 71 50.4 40.9-59.8 67 49.6 40.2-59.1
College Graduate 63 *** *** *** *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 43 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 95 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 44 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 53 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 55 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 78 *** *** *** *** *** ***
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 168 90 57.0 46.9-66.5 78 43.0 33.5-53.1
No 272 141 51.1 44.1-58.1 131 48.9 41.9-55.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 93 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 349 182 52.4 45.9-58.8 167 47.6 41.2-54.1
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 113 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Regional City or Suburban County 115 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Rural 214 115 56.3 47.5-64.7 99 43.7 35.3-52.5
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 246 127 53.7 46.4-60.8 119 46.3 39.2-53.6
Unemployed 46 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 83 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Unable to Work 64 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 2 *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 19 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 61 *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 69 *** *** *** *** *** ***
151% to 200% 38 *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 179 92 50.1 41.7-58.5 87 49.9 41.5-58.3
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 146 *** *** *** 67 44.8 35.0-55.1
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 139 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 157 85 53.5 44.5-62.4 72 46.5 37.6-55.5
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 117 56 44.5 34.6-54.8 61 55.5 45.2-65.4
2nd Quartile 125 *** *** *** 60 44.1 34.0-54.8
3rd Quartile 119 *** *** *** *** *** ***
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 81 *** *** *** *** *** ***

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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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