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2016 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%)
TOTAL 887 559 59.8 55.5-63.9 328 40.2 36.1-44.5
GENDER
Male 446 261 55.4 49.5-61.2 185 44.6 38.8-50.5
Female 441 298 64.8 58.8-70.3 143 35.2 29.7-41.2
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 563 358 60.6 55.3-65.7 205 39.4 34.3-44.7
Non-Hispanic Black 204 141 66.0 57.3-73.8 63 34.0 26.2-42.7
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 25 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 41 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Hispanic 47 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 165 77 49.5 40.2-58.9 88 50.5 41.1-59.8
35-44 167 90 53.9 44.8-62.8 77 46.1 37.2-55.2
45-54 190 116 56.5 47.6-65.0 74 43.5 35.0-52.4
55-64 210 163 79.4 72.0-85.3 47 20.6 14.7-28.0
65-74 113 *** *** *** *** *** ***
75+ 36 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 176 100 55.0 45.5-64.1 76 45.0 35.9-54.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 309 190 58.0 50.9-64.7 119 42.0 35.3-49.1
Some Post-H.S. 272 180 64.5 57.2-71.2 92 35.5 28.8-42.8
College Graduate 130 *** *** *** *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 151 89 53.7 43.3-63.7 62 46.3 36.3-56.7
$15,000- 24,999 204 131 64.6 56.0-72.5 73 35.4 27.5-44.0
$25,000- 34,999 113 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 121 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000-74,999 83 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 83 *** *** *** *** *** ***
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 342 262 72.6 65.7-78.5 80 27.4 21.5-34.3
No 538 291 52.1 46.8-57.4 247 47.9 42.6-53.2
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 363 275 71.0 64.5-76.8 88 29.0 23.2-35.5
No 519 283 53.6 48.1-59.0 236 46.4 41.0-51.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 118 90 81.1 71.8-87.8 28 18.9 12.2-28.2
Non-Veteran 769 469 57.3 52.7-61.7 300 42.7 38.3-47.3
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 180 111 57.2 48.6-65.4 69 42.8 34.6-51.4
Regional City or Suburban County 191 118 58.5 49.6-66.8 73 41.5 33.2-50.4
Rural 517 331 61.7 55.8-67.2 186 38.3 32.8-44.2
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 456 257 53.7 47.9-59.3 199 46.3 40.7-52.1
Unemployed 69 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 151 108 73.6 63.4-81.8 43 26.4 18.2-36.6
Unable to Work 166 137 81.4 73.2-87.6 29 18.6 12.4-26.8
Other not in Labor Force 43 *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 61 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 129 *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 202 131 66.1 57.6-73.8 71 33.9 26.2-42.4
151% to 200% 70 *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 291 187 55.8 48.2-63.2 104 44.2 36.8-51.8
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 216 145 63.9 54.2-72.5 71 36.1 27.5-45.8
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 369 227 58.3 51.8-64.5 142 41.7 35.5-48.2
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 303 188 59.6 52.6-66.1 115 40.4 33.9-47.4

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*Asked of current smokers.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to changes in the weighting methodology and other factors, results from 2016 are NOT comparable to 2010
and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2016 Annual Results Technical Notes for more details.

1Disability Status will be replaced by Functional Disability in 2017. Please see the BRFSS 2016 Annual Results Technical Notes for details.

2Based on the North Carolina Rural Centerís classification. Please see the BRFSS 2016 Annual Results Technical Notes for details.

3Based on 2016 U.S Census Bureau poverty threshold incomes. Please see the BRFSS 2016 Annual Results Technical Notes for details.

4NC Dept. of Commerce County Tier Classification, based on respondentís county of residence.
Please see the BRFSS 2016 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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