2020 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Smoking Cessation

Did your doctor or health provider recommend medications and/or discuss methods and
strategies other than medication (such as referrals to Quitline, counseling opportunities, or
educational materials such as booklets or pamphlets) to assist you to quit smoking?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes, medications Yes, methods other than medications Yes, both medications and other methods No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 742 100 11.3 8.8-14.4 54 7.5 5.4-10.2 168 21.5 18.2-25.3 420 59.7 55.3-64.0
-Non-Hispanic White 489 65 12.9 9.5-17.3 37 7.9 5.4-11.4 121 22.6 18.6-27.1 266 56.6 51.3-61.8
GENDER
Male 226 28 12.8 7.8-20.3 19 7.9 4.7-13.2 51 18.8 13.9-24.9 128 60.5 52.5-67.9
Female 263 37 13.1 9.0-18.6 18 7.8 4.5-13.2 70 26.1 20.3-32.8 138 53.1 45.8-60.2
AGE
18-34 74 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-44 87 *** *** *** *** *** *** 17 21.4 13.2-32.8 *** *** ***
45-54 97 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
55-64 125 21 13.8 8.3-21.8 *** *** *** 30 20.7 13.5-30.4 *** *** ***
65-74 82 17 16.5 9.6-27.1 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
75+ 23 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 62 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 173 20 10.5 6.4-16.6 *** *** *** 49 26.4 19.4-34.9 92 55.1 46.2-63.7
Some Post-H.S. 172 20 12.1 7.5-19.0 13 4.7 2.6- 8.3 43 23.0 16.8-30.6 96 60.2 51.8-68.1
College Graduate 81 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 68 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 95 *** *** *** *** *** *** 25 24.2 15.4-35.9 *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 46 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 61 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 53 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 82 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 218 39 17.4 11.4-25.6 21 10.3 6.2-16.6 51 19.8 14.3-26.7 107 52.5 44.0-60.9
No 270 26 9.6 6.3-14.3 16 6.0 3.3-10.6 70 24.9 19.6-31.2 158 59.5 52.6-66.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 50 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 439 54 11.9 8.5-16.5 37 8.7 5.9-12.5 106 22.4 18.2-27.2 242 57.1 51.4-62.6
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY1
Urban 80 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Regional City or Suburban County 145 26 16.0 10.4-23.8 *** *** *** 34 20.1 14.0-28.1 76 54.9 45.2-64.2
Rural 264 36 14.4 9.2-21.8 22 7.7 4.7-12.3 63 21.4 16.2-27.8 143 56.5 48.9-63.8
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 236 16 7.3 4.3-12.2 21 9.4 5.7-15.3 53 21.7 16.4-28.2 146 61.6 54.2-68.4
Unemployed 38 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 95 20 17.1 10.1-27.6 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Unable to Work 96 *** *** *** *** *** *** 21 18.3 10.7-29.5 *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 23 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 23 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 79 *** *** *** *** *** *** 18 20.4 12.4-31.7 *** *** ***
101% to 150% 74 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
151% to 200% 50 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 178 18 10.3 6.2-16.5 *** *** *** 49 27.0 20.2-35.1 99 56.1 47.5-64.4
HOUSING
Own 302 41 12.6 8.9-17.6 21 7.5 4.6-12.0 86 25.2 20.1-31.1 154 54.7 48.0-61.2
Rent 155 19 10.1 6.0-16.8 *** *** *** 32 19.4 13.0-27.9 91 60.7 51.3-69.5
Other arrangement 32 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 156 23 12.6 7.5-20.3 *** *** *** 38 22.4 15.8-30.9 86 59.5 50.1-68.2
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 174 24 16.3 10.1-25.4 16 8.3 4.6-14.4 43 22.5 16.2-30.2 91 52.9 43.9-61.8
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 159 18 9.4 5.7-15.3 *** *** *** 40 22.8 16.4-30.9 89 58.8 49.7-67.3
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 140 18 10.8 6.4-17.7 *** *** *** 35 21.3 14.6-29.9 80 61.7 52.0-70.5
2nd Quartile 133 21 17.2 10.3-27.5 15 11.0 6.1-18.9 37 26.1 18.6-35.3 60 45.7 35.8-55.9
3rd Quartile 146 18 11.1 6.2-19.0 *** *** *** 32 20.2 13.9-28.4 87 63.4 54.0-71.9
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 70 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***

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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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