2020 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Tobacco Use

During the past 12 months, have you stopped smoking for one day or longer because you were trying to quit smoking?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 860 451 53.1 48.9-57.2 409 46.9 42.8-51.1
-Non-Hispanic White 567 266 47.1 42.2-52.0 301 52.9 48.0-57.8
GENDER
Male 272 120 43.3 36.4-50.4 152 56.7 49.6-63.6
Female 295 146 50.8 44.0-57.7 149 49.2 42.3-56.0
AGE
18-34 99 *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-44 96 *** *** *** *** *** ***
45-54 104 *** *** *** *** *** ***
55-64 143 56 37.3 28.2-47.4 87 62.7 52.6-71.8
65-74 94 *** *** *** *** *** ***
75+ 28 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 71 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 202 89 44.7 36.9-52.9 113 55.3 47.1-63.1
Some Post-H.S. 198 94 45.7 37.9-53.6 104 54.3 46.4-62.1
College Graduate 94 *** *** *** *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 75 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 111 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 54 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 75 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 62 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 97 *** *** *** *** *** ***
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 248 129 52.7 44.9-60.5 119 47.3 39.5-55.1
No 318 137 43.0 36.9-49.3 181 57.0 50.7-63.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 69 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 498 235 47.5 42.3-52.8 263 52.5 47.2-57.7
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY1
Urban 98 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Regional City or Suburban County 174 73 38.1 30.2-46.6 101 61.9 53.4-69.8
Rural 295 144 51.1 44.1-58.1 151 48.9 41.9-55.9
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 276 110 41.2 34.7-47.9 166 58.8 52.1-65.3
Unemployed 48 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 113 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Unable to Work 103 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 26 *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 25 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 91 *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 83 *** *** *** *** *** ***
151% to 200% 58 *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 214 103 48.3 40.7-56.1 111 51.7 43.9-59.3
HOUSING
Own 338 162 47.2 40.9-53.5 176 52.8 46.5-59.1
Rent 190 86 43.4 35.4-51.8 104 56.6 48.2-64.6
Other arrangement 38 *** *** *** *** *** ***
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 177 82 47.8 39.2-56.6 95 52.2 43.4-60.8
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 198 85 42.9 34.7-51.4 113 57.1 48.6-65.3
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 192 99 51.0 42.8-59.1 93 49.0 40.9-57.2
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 169 80 44.5 36.0-53.2 89 55.5 46.8-64.0
2nd Quartile 158 74 47.3 38.2-56.6 84 52.7 43.4-61.8
3rd Quartile 167 80 50.6 41.7-59.4 87 49.4 40.6-58.3
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 73 *** *** *** *** *** ***

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*This question was asked only of respondents who reported smoking 100 or more cigarettes in her/his entire life and currently smoking every day or on some days.

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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