2020 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Regions

Tobacco Use

Smoking Status*

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  Total
Respond.^
Smoke everyday Smoke some days Former smoker Never smoked
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 5,590 645 12.6 11.5-13.7 216 4.0 3.3- 4.7 1,435 23.8 22.4-25.2 3,294 59.7 58.1-61.3
NC ASSOCIATION OF LOCAL HEALTH DIRECTOR REGIONS
Region 1 & 2 663 98 19.1 15.4-23.4 29 4.4 2.9- 6.5 192 28.6 24.7-32.8 344 48.0 43.4-52.5
Region 3 606 71 12.7 9.8-16.3 20 3.0 1.8- 5.0 167 28.6 24.4-33.2 348 55.7 50.8-60.4
Region 4 889 90 12.0 9.5-15.1 38 4.7 3.3- 6.6 197 20.8 17.9-24.1 564 62.5 58.6-66.2
Region 5 675 67 10.7 8.2-13.7 20 2.6 1.6- 4.3 158 22.5 19.0-26.4 430 64.2 59.9-68.3
Region 6 633 90 14.9 11.9-18.4 26 5.5 3.3- 8.8 161 25.8 21.8-30.2 356 53.9 49.1-58.6
Region 7 730 56 8.7 6.6-11.4 20 3.0 1.7- 5.4 167 21.7 18.4-25.5 487 66.6 62.4-70.5
Region 8 870 108 12.9 10.4-16.0 41 6.0 4.0- 9.0 254 26.0 22.5-29.9 467 55.0 50.7-59.3
Region 9 & 10 524 65 15.4 11.9-19.8 22 3.0 1.9- 4.8 139 24.1 20.1-28.6 298 57.5 52.4-62.5
STATE REGIONS
Eastern NC 2,022 251 13.2 11.4-15.2 89 4.6 3.5- 6.0 552 24.9 22.5-27.3 1,130 57.4 54.6-60.1
Piedmont 2,721 273 11.3 9.9-12.9 95 3.7 2.9- 4.7 629 21.9 20.1-23.8 1,724 63.1 60.9-65.3
Western NC 847 121 18.3 15.1-22.0 32 3.6 2.5- 5.3 254 30.1 26.5-34.0 440 48.0 43.9-52.1
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS (AHEC)
Mountain AHEC 558 78 18.6 14.7-23.2 25 4.5 3.0- 6.9 160 27.7 23.7-32.1 295 49.2 44.4-54.0
Northwest 903 119 14.9 12.1-18.2 32 4.0 2.6- 6.1 244 26.9 23.4-30.6 508 54.2 50.1-58.3
Charlotte 707 64 11.2 8.5-14.6 30 4.4 3.0- 6.4 156 20.9 17.6-24.5 457 63.5 59.3-67.6
Greensboro 490 49 12.1 9.0-16.1 18 3.1 1.8- 5.1 117 21.9 18.0-26.4 306 62.9 57.8-67.7
Southern Regional 871 124 14.5 11.9-17.6 40 5.8 3.6- 8.9 216 23.9 20.3-27.7 491 55.9 51.6-60.1
Southeast 441 53 14.6 10.9-19.4 12 2.8 1.4- 5.5 156 31.6 26.6-37.0 220 51.0 45.1-56.8
Wake 880 72 8.3 6.5-10.6 22 2.9 1.6- 5.0 201 22.5 19.4-26.0 585 66.3 62.5-69.9
Area L & Eastern 740 86 13.7 10.8-17.2 37 4.5 3.0- 6.6 185 21.9 18.6-25.6 432 59.9 55.5-64.2
NC MEDICAID MANAGED CARE REGIONS
Region 1 663 98 19.4 15.7-23.8 29 4.3 2.9- 6.5 192 28.7 24.7-33.0 344 47.6 43.0-52.2
Region 2 897 100 12.2 9.8-15.2 32 3.0 2.0- 4.4 239 26.3 23.0-29.9 526 58.4 54.5-62.3
Region 3 899 92 11.9 9.5-14.9 38 4.6 3.3- 6.5 201 21.1 18.2-24.3 568 62.4 58.6-66.0
Region 4 1,070 90 9.1 7.3-11.3 26 2.9 1.7- 4.7 244 21.5 18.8-24.6 710 66.5 63.1-69.8
Region 5 1,336 181 14.3 12.2-16.8 55 5.0 3.5- 7.0 374 26.5 23.6-29.5 726 54.2 50.8-57.6
Region 6 725 84 13.2 10.4-16.5 36 4.5 3.0- 6.5 185 22.9 19.5-26.6 420 59.5 55.1-63.8

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*Data in this table were derived from the tobacco use questions 1 and 2.
Overall smoking prevalence estimates can be obtained by adding 'Smoke everyday' and 'Smoke some days' rates.

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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