2020 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Tobacco Use

Do you now smoke cigarettes every day, some days, or not at all?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Everyday Some days Not at all
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 2,296 645 31.2 28.8-33.6 216 9.8 8.4-11.5 1,435 59.0 56.4-61.5
GENDER
Male 1,192 319 29.6 26.4-33.1 123 11.1 9.0-13.7 750 59.2 55.7-62.7
Female 1,104 326 33.0 29.6-36.7 93 8.2 6.4-10.4 685 58.7 55.0-62.4
Have Health Insurance
Yes 1,942 478 26.2 23.8-28.7 170 9.5 7.9-11.3 1,294 64.4 61.6-67.0
No 349 165 54.2 47.7-60.6 44 11.0 7.7-15.4 140 34.8 29.0-41.0
Body Mass Index
Underweight 33 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Recommended Range 586 212 40.4 35.6-45.3 59 10.7 8.0-14.2 315 48.9 44.0-53.8
Overweight 776 198 28.5 24.7-32.7 74 10.2 7.8-13.2 504 61.3 56.9-65.5
Obese 748 179 26.7 22.7-31.1 60 7.6 5.4-10.6 509 65.7 61.1-70.1
Current Smoker
Yes 861 645 76.1 72.4-79.4 216 23.9 20.6-27.6 *** *** ***
No 1,435 *** *** *** *** *** *** 1,435 100 . - .
History of CVD**
Yes 366 95 27.0 21.7-33.0 35 9.4 6.3-13.7 236 63.6 57.3-69.5
No 1,907 544 31.7 29.1-34.4 179 9.9 8.3-11.8 1,184 58.4 55.6-61.2
Binge Drinker
Yes 365 129 37.9 32.1-44.1 47 13.4 9.8-18.1 189 48.7 42.6-54.8
No 1,818 475 29.1 26.4-31.9 154 8.8 7.2-10.7 1,189 62.1 59.2-64.9
Heavy Drinker
Yes 184 69 40.1 31.8-48.9 21 13.3 8.2-20.9 94 46.6 38.1-55.3
No 1,994 536 29.9 27.4-32.5 181 9.3 7.8-11.1 1,277 60.8 58.0-63.5
COPD
Yes 313 134 44.6 37.6-51.9 29 9.4 5.4-16.0 150 46.0 38.9-53.2
No 1,976 508 29.2 26.7-31.8 185 9.8 8.3-11.6 1,283 61.0 58.3-63.7
Current Asthma
Yes 215 80 39.5 31.9-47.7 21 7.5 4.6-12.1 114 53.0 44.7-61.0
No 2,073 563 30.4 27.9-33.0 195 10.1 8.5-11.9 1,315 59.6 56.9-62.2
Diabetes
Yes 368 96 26.1 20.9-31.9 33 9.5 5.8-15.2 239 64.5 57.9-70.5
No 1,925 548 32.1 29.5-34.8 183 9.9 8.3-11.7 1,194 58.0 55.2-60.8
Functional Disability
Yes 893 283 35.2 31.2-39.5 86 10.3 7.8-13.3 524 54.5 50.2-58.8
No 1,395 360 28.7 25.9-31.7 129 9.6 7.8-11.7 906 61.7 58.5-64.8
Has two or more chronic diseases†
Yes 958 283 31.0 27.4-34.8 75 7.9 5.8-10.6 600 61.1 57.1-65.0
No 1,338 362 31.3 28.2-34.5 141 11.0 9.1-13.2 835 57.7 54.4-61.0

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*This question was asked only of respondents who reported ever smoking at least 100 or more cigarettes.

**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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