2020 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Smoking Cessation

In the past 12 months, did any doctor, dentist, nurse, or other health professional advise you to quit
smoking cigarettes or using any other tobacco products?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 752 420 52.8 48.3-57.2 332 47.2 42.8-51.7
-Non-Hispanic White 496 285 55.6 50.2-60.8 211 44.4 39.2-49.8
GENDER
Male 231 129 52.3 44.5-60.1 102 47.7 39.9-55.5
Female 265 156 58.6 51.3-65.5 109 41.4 34.5-48.7
AGE
18-34 74 *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-44 89 *** *** *** *** *** ***
45-54 98 *** *** *** *** *** ***
55-64 126 *** *** *** *** *** ***
65-74 85 *** *** *** *** *** ***
75+ 23 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 62 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 174 104 57.3 48.3-65.8 70 42.7 34.2-51.7
Some Post-H.S. 175 98 51.1 42.7-59.5 77 48.9 40.5-57.3
College Graduate 83 *** *** *** *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 68 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 97 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 46 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 61 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 55 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 84 *** *** *** *** *** ***
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 220 141 61.3 52.7-69.1 79 38.7 30.9-47.3
No 275 144 51.6 44.8-58.4 131 48.4 41.6-55.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 52 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 444 256 55.6 50.0-61.1 188 44.4 38.9-50.0
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY1
Urban 82 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Regional City or Suburban County 148 90 57.7 47.8-67.0 58 42.3 33.0-52.2
Rural 266 152 56.2 48.9-63.3 114 43.8 36.7-51.1
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 239 117 49.3 42.1-56.5 122 50.7 43.5-57.9
Unemployed 38 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 98 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Unable to Work 96 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 24 *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 24 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 79 *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 75 *** *** *** *** *** ***
151% to 200% 50 *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 182 101 56.0 47.5-64.2 81 44.0 35.8-52.5
HOUSING
Own 305 177 54.8 48.0-61.3 128 45.2 38.7-52.0
Rent 158 93 58.0 48.7-66.7 65 42.0 33.3-51.3
Other arrangement 32 *** *** *** *** *** ***
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 159 90 57.5 48.2-66.2 69 42.5 33.8-51.8
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 174 102 56.8 47.8-65.4 72 43.2 34.6-52.2
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 163 93 53.0 44.0-61.9 70 47.0 38.1-56.0
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 144 78 50.3 40.8-59.8 66 49.7 40.2-59.2
2nd Quartile 133 80 59.8 49.5-69.3 53 40.2 30.7-50.5
3rd Quartile 148 86 56.8 47.2-65.9 62 43.2 34.1-52.8
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 71 *** *** *** *** *** ***

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*Asked of current smokers.

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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