NC Department of Health and Human Services
NC Department of Health and Human Services
N.C. Public Health Home

Data for Percentage of Adults Who Are Current Smokers North Carolina vs. HNC 2020 Target, 2009-2012

NC vs HNC2020 BRFSS Year Percentage of Adults Lower Limit Upper Limit
HNC 2020 2009 13.0%
HNC 2020 2010 13.0%
HNC 2020 2011 13.0%
HNC 2020 2012 13.0%
NC BRFSS 2010 or earlier 2009 20.3% 19.0% 21.6%
NC BRFSS 2010 or earlier 2010 19.8% 18.5% 21.1%
NC BRFSS 2011 or later 2011 21.8% 20.5% 23.1%
NC BRFSS 2011 or later 2012 20.9% 19.9% 21.9%

Data Notes

This measure is based on data from the North Carolina Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (NC BRFSS), a random-digit dial telephone survey. BRFSS data are representative of the total non-institutionalized N.C. population aged 18 years and older living in households with a telephone.  The HNC 2020 target, which is the target to be reached by 2020, is repeated in the data table for graphing purposes.

Data Sources

Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, State Center for Health Statistics 

Other Views


Current smoking prevalence represents the percent of survey respondents who report that they currently smoke "every day" or "most days" and have smoked at least 100 cigarettes in their lifetime.

How We Calculated the Rates

Numerator: Number of adults aged 18 years and older who currently smoke
Denominator: Number of adults aged 18 years and older responding to the BRFSS survey

Date Indicator Content Last Updated: 01/16/2013

State Center for Health Statistics, N.C. Division of Public Health, Telephone: 919-733-4728, Fax: 919-733-8485
North Carolina - A better place to be.
The information published on this website may be reproduced without permission. Please use the following citation: Retrieved Tue, 17 July 2018 13:01:36 from the HealthStats website.

Content updated: Fri, 11 Apr 2014 11:43:08 EDT