2020 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Regions

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
NC ASSOCIATION OF LOCAL HEALTH DIRECTOR REGIONS
Region 1 & 2 189 18 11.4 7.0-17.8 25 14.7 9.5-22.1 21 10.2 6.4-15.8 125 63.7 55.3-71.3
Region 3 167 15 11.2 6.5-18.6 22 18.0 11.5-26.9 15 7.6 4.4-12.9 115 63.2 54.1-71.5
Region 4 195 17 11.3 6.7-18.3 30 14.9 10.1-21.5 23 13.9 8.5-22.0 125 59.9 51.3-67.9
Region 5 157 13 11.7 6.2-21.0 24 13.3 8.5-20.1 11 8.8 4.5-16.5 109 66.3 56.7-74.7
Region 6 160 23 16.0 10.2-24.2 16 11.0 6.5-18.1 14 8.9 5.1-15.2 107 64.1 54.8-72.4
Region 7 165 21 16.5 10.3-25.4 22 13.9 8.6-21.7 17 14.2 8.6-22.5 105 55.4 46.1-64.4
Region 8 248 22 13.5 8.3-21.1 28 12.5 8.2-18.5 26 12.6 7.9-19.4 172 61.5 53.1-69.2
Region 9 & 10 137 *** *** *** 20 14.6 8.9-23.1 17 12.5 7.5-20.1 93 66.8 57.0-75.4
STATE REGIONS
Eastern NC 542 50 11.8 8.5-16.2 66 13.1 9.7-17.3 58 12.6 9.2-16.9 368 62.6 57.0-67.8
Piedmont 625 60 12.4 9.3-16.3 87 14.5 11.6-18.1 59 11.1 8.3-14.8 419 62.0 57.2-66.6
Western NC 251 26 13.0 8.7-19.0 34 16.0 10.9-22.9 27 9.8 6.5-14.5 164 61.3 53.7-68.3
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS (AHEC)
Mountain AHEC 157 14 12.1 7.1-19.8 21 14.2 9.0-21.8 17 10.9 6.5-17.7 105 62.8 53.9-70.9
Northwest 243 21 10.2 6.3-16.0 31 17.4 11.8-24.8 25 9.4 6.2-14.2 166 63.0 55.1-70.2
Charlotte 155 15 12.5 7.3-20.7 26 15.4 10.1-22.8 17 12.7 7.1-21.7 97 59.3 49.8-68.2
Greensboro 116 *** *** *** 15 11.8 6.8-19.8 *** *** *** 86 69.7 58.8-78.8
Southern Regional 213 26 14.9 9.7-22.3 23 11.7 7.4-18.0 21 9.7 6.0-15.3 143 63.7 55.2-71.5
Southeast 153 11 9.6 5.1-17.3 15 9.7 5.5-16.5 14 11.2 6.0-20.0 113 69.5 59.6-77.9
Wake 199 26 17.1 11.1-25.5 29 13.0 8.7-19.0 19 13.0 8.0-20.5 125 56.8 48.3-65.0
Area L & Eastern 182 16 11.9 6.7-20.2 27 16.8 10.6-25.4 23 12.3 7.9-18.8 116 59.0 49.9-67.5
NC MEDICAID MANAGED CARE REGIONS
Region 1 189 18 11.5 7.1-18.1 25 14.6 9.4-22.1 21 10.1 6.4-15.8 125 63.7 55.2-71.4
Region 2 238 19 10.1 6.2-16.0 32 16.4 11.4-23.1 21 9.2 5.6-14.9 166 64.3 56.6-71.3
Region 3 199 17 11.1 6.7-18.0 31 15.2 10.4-21.8 23 13.0 8.1-20.3 128 60.6 52.3-68.4
Region 4 242 29 15.4 10.1-22.8 36 13.7 9.4-19.5 20 11.7 7.3-18.2 157 59.2 51.4-66.6
Region 5 368 36 11.5 8.0-16.3 38 10.9 7.7-15.2 35 9.5 6.6-13.5 259 68.0 62.0-73.5
Region 6 182 17 13.4 8.0-21.7 25 14.3 9.1-21.6 24 14.5 9.3-21.8 116 57.9 48.9-66.3

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

See Technical Notes for counties in Local Health Director, State and AHEC regions.

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.

^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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