2020 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont 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
-Piedmont NC 625 60 12.4 9.3-16.3 87 14.5 11.6-18.1 59 11.1 8.3-14.8 419 62.0 57.2-66.6
GENDER
Male 330 30 12.2 8.0-18.2 49 14.7 10.8-19.7 35 11.0 7.6-15.7 216 62.1 55.5-68.3
Female 295 30 12.5 8.5-18.1 38 14.3 10.2-19.7 24 11.3 7.0-17.7 203 61.8 54.7-68.5
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 481 40 10.9 7.7-15.3 65 15.0 11.6-19.1 41 8.6 6.1-12.0 335 65.5 60.2-70.4
Non-Hispanic Black 80 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 64 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 67 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-44 72 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
45-54 90 *** *** *** 20 23.1 14.9-33.9 15 15.5 9.0-25.4 *** *** ***
55-64 118 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 91 77.9 68.0-85.3
65-74 143 *** *** *** 15 8.4 4.6-14.7 *** *** *** 119 86.9 79.7-91.8
75+ 119 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 41 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 151 12 10.4 5.7-18.1 19 15.0 9.5-23.0 17 13.7 8.1-22.3 103 60.9 51.4-69.6
Some Post-H.S. 196 21 12.5 7.8-19.4 24 13.6 8.9-20.4 23 12.9 7.9-20.3 128 60.9 52.6-68.7
College Graduate 237 19 9.8 6.0-15.6 38 17.0 12.2-23.1 15 7.1 4.1-12.1 165 66.1 58.8-72.8
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 217 18 10.5 6.0-17.6 21 9.3 5.7-14.8 18 8.3 4.9-13.8 160 71.9 63.9-78.7
No 405 42 13.4 9.6-18.4 65 16.7 12.9-21.4 41 12.6 8.8-17.7 257 57.3 51.4-63.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 116 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 83 70.6 60.0-79.3
Non-Veteran 508 52 13.0 9.6-17.5 75 15.5 12.1-19.6 46 11.4 8.2-15.8 335 60.0 54.7-65.2
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 291 42 16.9 12.3-22.9 56 19.2 14.6-24.7 37 13.9 9.8-19.5 156 49.9 43.4-56.4
Unemployed 32 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 233 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 204 90.4 85.3-93.8
Unable to Work 40 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 25 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 26 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 71 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 52 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 77 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 76 *** *** *** 12 14.6 8.0-25.3 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 200 14 10.7 5.9-18.6 34 18.6 13.1-25.7 15 7.7 4.5-12.9 137 63.0 54.7-70.7
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 7 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 45 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 54 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
151% to 200% 50 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 345 29 12.3 8.2-17.9 56 16.8 12.8-21.8 26 8.3 5.5-12.5 234 62.6 56.3-68.5
HOUSING
Own 459 27 8.1 5.2-12.5 45 10.3 7.5-14.0 37 9.8 6.7-14.2 350 71.7 66.2-76.7
Rent 139 27 26.8 18.6-37.0 36 27.4 19.6-37.0 19 17.3 10.7-26.6 57 28.5 21.5-36.7
Other arrangement 23 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 317 35 16.1 11.4-22.3 54 16.5 12.3-21.7 28 12.3 7.9-18.7 200 55.1 48.3-61.6
Regional City or Suburban County 160 *** *** *** 22 16.7 10.8-24.9 15 10.3 6.0-17.1 112 65.8 56.6-73.9
Rural 148 *** *** *** *** *** *** 16 9.7 5.4-16.6 107 72.0 62.0-80.2
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 28 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 284 20 7.8 4.5-13.2 32 13.4 9.2-18.9 26 9.2 6.0-13.8 206 69.6 62.7-75.7
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 313 36 15.8 11.1-22.0 53 16.2 12.0-21.4 30 12.4 8.1-18.6 194 55.6 48.8-62.2
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 198 20 11.4 7.2-17.7 27 14.6 9.6-21.6 19 11.5 6.9-18.5 132 62.5 54.2-70.1
2nd Quartile 246 23 12.8 8.1-19.7 38 15.8 11.3-21.6 22 11.2 6.8-17.9 163 60.1 52.4-67.4
3rd Quartile 162 *** *** *** 21 12.9 7.9-20.3 18 11.5 6.9-18.7 109 63.6 54.0-72.3
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 19 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***

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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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