2020 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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%)
TOTAL 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
GENDER
Male 2,524 319 13.6 12.0-15.4 123 5.1 4.1- 6.4 750 27.3 25.2-29.4 1,332 54.0 51.6-56.4
Female 3,066 326 11.6 10.2-13.1 93 2.9 2.2- 3.7 685 20.5 18.8-22.4 1,962 65.0 62.9-67.1
Have Health Insurance
Yes 4,846 478 10.1 9.2-11.2 170 3.7 3.0- 4.4 1,294 25.0 23.5-26.5 2,904 61.2 59.5-62.9
No 727 165 26.9 22.9-31.4 44 5.5 3.8- 7.8 140 17.3 14.2-20.8 378 50.4 45.9-54.9
Body Mass Index
Underweight 77 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Recommended Range 1,461 212 15.1 13.0-17.5 59 4.0 3.0- 5.4 315 18.3 16.2-20.7 875 62.5 59.5-65.4
Overweight 1,846 198 12.1 10.3-14.1 74 4.3 3.3- 5.7 504 26.0 23.6-28.6 1,070 57.6 54.7-60.4
Obese 1,707 179 11.8 9.9-14.0 60 3.4 2.4- 4.8 509 29.1 26.5-31.8 959 55.8 52.8-58.7
Current Smoker
Yes 861 645 76.1 72.4-79.4 216 23.9 20.6-27.6 *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 4,729 *** *** *** *** *** *** 1,435 28.5 26.9-30.1 3,294 71.5 69.9-73.1
History of CVD**
Yes 621 95 16.1 12.8-20.1 35 5.6 3.8- 8.3 236 37.9 33.2-42.9 255 40.4 35.6-45.4
No 4,924 544 12.1 11.0-13.3 179 3.8 3.1- 4.5 1,184 22.3 20.9-23.7 3,017 61.8 60.1-63.5
Binge Drinker
Yes 671 129 19.4 16.2-23.2 47 6.9 5.0- 9.4 189 25.0 21.4-29.0 306 48.7 44.3-53.2
No 4,670 475 11.1 10.0-12.3 154 3.4 2.7- 4.1 1,189 23.7 22.3-25.3 2,852 61.8 60.0-63.5
Heavy Drinker
Yes 300 69 24.1 18.8-30.4 21 8.0 4.9-12.9 94 28.1 22.4-34.5 116 39.8 33.3-46.7
No 5,031 536 11.6 10.6-12.8 181 3.6 3.0- 4.4 1,277 23.7 22.3-25.1 3,037 61.1 59.4-62.7
COPD
Yes 418 134 33.6 28.0-39.7 29 7.1 4.0-12.2 150 34.6 29.0-40.7 105 24.7 19.9-30.3
No 5,157 508 11.0 10.0-12.2 185 3.7 3.1- 4.4 1,283 23.0 21.7-24.5 3,181 62.2 60.6-63.8
Current Asthma
Yes 464 80 17.8 14.1-22.3 21 3.4 2.1- 5.5 114 23.8 19.2-29.1 249 55.0 49.4-60.5
No 5,102 563 12.1 11.0-13.3 195 4.0 3.4- 4.8 1,315 23.8 22.4-25.2 3,029 60.1 58.4-61.7
Diabetes
Yes 753 96 12.6 10.0-15.8 33 4.6 2.8- 7.5 239 31.2 27.2-35.5 385 51.6 47.0-56.2
No 4,827 548 12.6 11.4-13.8 183 3.9 3.3- 4.6 1,194 22.7 21.3-24.2 2,902 60.9 59.1-62.6
Functional Disability
Yes 1,638 283 19.3 16.8-22.0 86 5.6 4.3- 7.3 524 29.8 27.1-32.7 745 45.3 42.2-48.4
No 3,931 360 10.0 8.9-11.2 129 3.3 2.7- 4.1 906 21.5 20.0-23.1 2,536 65.2 63.4-67.0
Has two or more chronic diseases†
Yes 1,721 283 17.6 15.4-20.0 75 4.5 3.3- 6.1 600 34.7 31.9-37.6 763 43.2 40.3-46.3
No 3,866 362 10.7 9.5-12.0 141 3.8 3.1- 4.6 835 19.8 18.3-21.3 2,528 65.7 63.9-67.6

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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.

**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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