2020 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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%)
TOTAL 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
GENDER
Male 743 68 12.5 9.5-16.2 105 14.0 11.3-17.3 73 10.3 7.9-13.3 497 63.2 58.7-67.4
Female 675 68 11.9 9.1-15.5 82 14.5 11.3-18.4 71 12.5 9.4-16.6 454 61.1 56.1-65.8
Have Health Insurance
Yes 1,278 109 11.1 8.9-13.6 153 12.8 10.7-15.3 123 10.9 8.8-13.4 893 65.2 61.8-68.5
No 139 27 22.3 14.4-32.7 34 26.6 18.6-36.5 21 14.7 8.5-24.2 57 36.4 27.4-46.5
Body Mass Index
Underweight 15 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Recommended Range 309 37 15.0 10.4-21.1 51 19.2 14.3-25.5 27 9.7 6.4-14.4 194 56.1 49.2-62.8
Overweight 500 53 15.5 11.3-20.8 62 13.0 9.8-17.1 52 10.9 7.9-14.9 333 60.7 55.0-66.1
Obese 505 39 8.6 6.1-12.0 63 13.2 9.9-17.3 56 12.6 9.1-17.2 347 65.6 60.2-70.7
Current Smoker
No 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
History of CVD**
Yes 234 *** *** *** 21 8.1 5.0-12.7 15 8.4 4.7-14.5 183 76.2 68.8-82.4
No 1,169 119 13.1 10.7-16.0 164 15.4 13.0-18.2 128 11.9 9.6-14.6 758 59.6 55.9-63.1
Binge Drinker
Yes 187 30 23.6 16.3-32.8 42 22.8 16.3-30.9 31 18.1 12.4-25.7 84 35.5 28.0-43.8
No 1,175 105 10.7 8.5-13.4 142 13.1 10.9-15.7 104 9.4 7.4-11.9 824 66.8 63.2-70.1
Heavy Drinker
Yes 93 *** *** *** 15 18.0 10.2-29.7 *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 1,261 122 12.3 10.0-15.0 167 14.3 12.0-16.9 122 10.0 8.0-12.3 850 63.4 60.0-66.8
COPD
Yes 148 20 13.4 8.0-21.6 24 14.8 9.3-22.8 17 12.4 7.2-20.5 87 59.4 49.2-68.9
No 1,268 116 12.1 9.8-14.8 163 14.2 12.0-16.8 127 11.2 9.1-13.7 862 62.5 59.0-65.8
Current Asthma
Yes 113 *** *** *** 17 17.4 9.9-28.7 *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 1,299 126 12.2 10.0-14.8 169 14.0 11.8-16.5 129 10.7 8.8-13.1 875 63.1 59.7-66.3
Diabetes
Yes 236 15 7.5 4.2-13.1 19 8.5 5.1-13.9 21 9.9 5.9-16.1 181 74.1 66.5-80.5
No 1,180 121 13.2 10.7-16.1 168 15.4 13.0-18.2 123 11.6 9.4-14.2 768 59.8 56.2-63.3
Functional Disability
Yes 520 43 10.2 7.0-14.6 51 9.2 6.8-12.5 44 8.6 6.0-12.1 382 72.0 66.7-76.7
No 893 93 13.4 10.7-16.6 135 16.7 13.9-20.0 100 12.8 10.2-16.1 565 57.1 53.0-61.1
Has two or more chronic diseases†
Yes 592 42 8.0 5.6-11.3 57 9.6 7.1-12.8 51 10.3 7.5-14.1 442 72.1 67.3-76.5
No 826 94 15.0 11.9-18.6 130 17.3 14.3-20.7 93 11.9 9.3-15.1 509 55.8 51.6-60.0

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

**History of cardiovascular disease includes history of heart attack or coronary heart disease or stroke.

†Chronic diseases include heart disease (heart attack/stoke/angina), current asthma, skin cancer, other cancer, COPD, arthritis, depression, kidney disease and diabetes.

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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