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%)
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
-Non-Hispanic White 1,048 97 11.8 9.4-14.6 130 14.0 11.6-16.8 101 9.7 7.7-12.1 720 64.5 60.9-68.0
GENDER
Male 528 46 11.9 8.6-16.1 67 13.4 10.3-17.1 51 9.2 6.7-12.4 364 65.6 60.5-70.4
Female 520 51 11.6 8.5-15.7 63 14.8 11.3-19.3 50 10.3 7.4-14.1 356 63.3 57.9-68.4
AGE
18-34 110 43 43.2 33.2-53.8 38 33.4 24.4-43.8 16 14.1 8.4-22.5 13 9.4 5.3-16.3
35-44 99 *** *** *** 22 22.7 14.6-33.7 21 16.9 10.4-26.3 *** *** ***
45-54 131 *** *** *** 23 19.1 12.5-27.9 29 19.5 13.3-27.9 67 52.2 42.7-61.6
55-64 197 *** *** *** 26 11.5 7.4-17.3 19 9.6 5.4-16.7 136 71.8 63.6-78.7
65-74 269 *** *** *** 16 5.2 2.9- 9.2 *** *** *** 236 90.1 85.4-93.4
75+ 222 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 65 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 265 29 14.2 9.7-20.3 34 16.0 11.3-22.2 24 8.5 5.3-13.3 178 61.4 54.2-68.1
Some Post-H.S. 331 35 12.5 8.7-17.8 43 14.2 10.3-19.4 37 11.2 7.9-15.7 216 62.0 55.6-68.0
College Graduate 386 25 7.6 4.8-11.8 49 15.6 11.4-21.0 35 9.9 6.9-14.0 277 66.9 60.9-72.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 41 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 110 13 11.5 6.3-20.0 *** *** *** *** *** *** 79 73.2 62.4-81.8
$25,000- 34,999 87 *** *** *** 12 17.7 9.7-29.9 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 140 17 15.9 9.4-25.6 16 11.9 7.0-19.5 17 11.7 6.7-19.6 90 60.5 50.4-69.8
$50,000- 74,999 143 18 18.1 11.1-28.1 23 19.0 12.2-28.3 *** *** *** 94 58.4 48.2-67.9
$75,000+ 351 23 10.0 6.2-15.7 50 16.6 12.3-22.1 41 11.8 8.4-16.4 237 61.6 55.1-67.8
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 377 30 8.5 5.6-12.7 32 9.0 6.1-13.0 30 7.6 5.0-11.4 285 75.0 69.3-79.9
No 667 67 13.6 10.4-17.5 97 16.5 13.3-20.3 71 10.9 8.3-14.1 432 59.0 54.4-63.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 211 18 11.0 6.7-17.5 16 7.8 4.6-13.0 22 8.6 5.3-13.7 155 72.6 64.9-79.1
Non-Veteran 836 79 11.9 9.3-15.2 114 15.5 12.7-18.8 79 9.9 7.7-12.7 564 62.6 58.4-66.6
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY1
Urban 273 25 14.7 9.7-21.6 39 15.9 11.4-21.7 21 7.8 4.7-12.8 188 61.6 54.3-68.4
Regional City or Suburban County 274 30 12.2 8.0-18.1 39 15.0 10.6-20.8 27 10.8 7.1-16.3 178 62.0 54.8-68.7
Rural 501 42 9.6 6.9-13.3 52 12.3 9.0-16.5 53 10.1 7.4-13.5 354 68.1 62.8-72.9
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 477 65 16.1 12.5-20.6 81 18.4 14.6-22.9 70 13.4 10.3-17.3 261 52.0 46.8-57.3
Unemployed 44 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 418 *** *** *** 19 3.4 2.0- 5.7 *** *** *** 379 92.1 88.6-94.6
Unable to Work 63 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 42 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 9 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 59 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 86 *** *** *** 12 17.0 9.3-29.0 *** *** *** *** *** ***
151% to 200% 99 14 19.4 11.4-31.0 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 616 49 11.6 8.4-15.7 89 16.6 13.3-20.5 61 9.9 7.4-13.1 417 61.9 57.0-66.6
HOUSING
Own 845 51 7.9 5.7-10.8 83 10.9 8.6-13.8 68 8.7 6.6-11.3 643 72.5 68.6-76.2
Rent 159 36 31.0 22.8-40.7 38 28.7 20.9-37.9 27 16.5 10.9-24.1 58 23.8 17.8-31.1
Other arrangement 39 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 243 28 15.2 10.1-22.2 21 12.0 7.3-19.0 29 12.1 7.9-18.1 165 60.7 52.7-68.2
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 371 26 7.2 4.7-10.9 48 15.3 11.4-20.4 32 8.9 6.1-12.8 265 68.6 62.7-74.0
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 434 43 14.3 10.3-19.6 61 13.8 10.4-18.0 40 9.3 6.4-13.3 290 62.6 56.7-68.1
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 399 31 10.0 6.9-14.3 46 12.6 9.0-17.2 41 9.5 6.7-13.3 281 67.9 62.1-73.2
2nd Quartile 267 24 11.9 7.6-18.0 39 15.3 11.0-20.8 22 9.5 6.0-14.8 182 63.4 56.2-70.0
3rd Quartile 278 30 13.5 8.9-19.9 39 14.9 10.5-20.6 30 10.6 7.1-15.5 179 61.1 53.8-67.9
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 104 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***

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

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.

1Based on U.S Census Bureau population estimates at the county level. Please see the BRFSS 2020 Annual Results Technical Notes for details.

2Based on 2020 U.S Census Bureau poverty threshold incomes. Please see the BRFSS 2020 Annual Results Technical Notes for details.

3NC Dept. of Commerce County Tier Classification, based on respondentís county of residence.
Please see the BRFSS 2020 Annual Results Technical Notes for details.

4Quartile of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Social Vulnerability Index
(https://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/placeandhealth/svi/index.html) for respondentís county of residence.
Please see the BRFSS 2020 Annual Results Technical Notes for 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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