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2003 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Other Tobacco Products--By Risks, Conditions, and Quality of Life Measures*

Smokeless Tobacco Use Status*

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  Total
Respond.^
Current User Former user Never used
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 9,300 329 3.8 3.2- 4.5 1,308 16.0 14.8-17.3 7,663 80.2 78.8-81.6
Have Health Insurance
Yes 7,943 271 3.8 3.1- 4.6 1,088 15.9 14.6-17.3 6,584 80.3 78.8-81.8
No 1,349 58 3.7 2.6- 5.4 217 16.6 13.5-20.3 1,074 79.7 75.9-83.0
Body Mass Index
Underweight 180 2 1.1 0.3- 4.4 21 18.4 8.8-34.5 157 80.5 64.7-90.3
Recommended Range 3,225 86 3.3 2.4- 4.7 383 13.7 11.7-15.9 2,756 83.0 80.6-85.1
Overweight 3,086 130 4.5 3.5- 5.8 496 18.2 16.1-20.5 2,460 77.3 74.8-79.6
Obese 2,275 92 3.8 2.7- 5.3 369 18.6 15.8-21.6 1,814 77.6 74.5-80.5
Current Smoker
No 7,131 278 3.9 3.3- 4.7 890 13.5 12.2-14.8 5,963 82.6 81.1-84.0
Yes 2,129 51 3.3 2.2- 5.1 412 23.6 20.6-27.0 1,666 73.1 69.6-76.3
Binge Drinker
No 8,592 286 3.3 2.7- 3.9 1,136 14.7 13.5-15.9 7,170 82.0 80.7-83.3
Yes 620 39 8.2 5.2-12.8 152 28.4 22.2-35.6 429 63.4 56.3-69.9
Heavy Drinker
No 8,964 316 3.6 3.1- 4.3 1,239 15.6 14.4-16.9 7,409 80.8 79.4-82.1
Yes 245 10 7.3 2.6-18.4 51 27.5 17.4-40.7 184 65.2 52.3-76.2
Physical Activity
Meets Recommendation 3,217 106 3.9 2.9- 5.3 473 16.8 14.6-19.2 2,638 79.3 76.8-81.7
Some Physical Activity 3,634 117 3.6 2.7- 4.7 479 14.9 13.1-16.9 3,038 81.5 79.4-83.5
Physically Inactive 2,170 94 4.1 3.0- 5.5 298 15.3 12.8-18.1 1,778 80.7 77.7-83.3
Fair/Poor Health Status
Yes 2,019 113 5.2 3.9- 6.9 344 18.9 16.1-22.1 1,562 75.9 72.6-78.9
No 7,256 214 3.4 2.8- 4.2 959 15.3 13.9-16.8 6,083 81.3 79.7-82.8
Disability Status
Yes 3,008 130 4.3 3.4- 5.5 491 18.1 15.8-20.7 2,387 77.5 74.9-80.0
No 6,233 195 3.5 2.8- 4.4 810 15.1 13.7-16.7 5,228 81.4 79.7-82.9
Current Asthma
Yes 722 31 5.0 3.0- 8.2 101 16.3 12.1-21.4 590 78.8 73.3-83.4
No 8,557 297 3.6 3.0- 4.3 1,204 16.0 14.7-17.4 7,056 80.4 78.9-81.8
Diabetes
Yes 938 47 5.8 3.6- 9.3 158 16.4 13.1-20.3 733 77.8 73.3-81.7
Yes, During Pregnancy 76 0 0.0 . - . 5 9.6 2.1-34.4 71 90.4 65.6-97.9
No 8,272 281 3.6 3.0- 4.3 1,142 16.0 14.7-17.4 6,849 80.4 78.9-81.8
Arthritis
Yes 3,262 134 3.9 3.1- 5.0 477 17.1 15.0-19.3 2,651 79.0 76.7-81.2
No 5,996 192 3.7 3.0- 4.6 824 15.6 14.1-17.2 4,980 80.7 79.0-82.4
High Blood Pressure
Yes 3,131 119 3.8 2.8- 5.0 511 18.3 16.1-20.6 2,501 78.0 75.5-80.3
Yes, During Pregnancy 104 2 0.8 0.2- 3.8 6 4.6 1.7-12.2 96 94.5 87.2-97.8
No 6,056 208 3.8 3.1- 4.7 790 15.2 13.7-16.9 5,058 80.9 79.2-82.6
High Cholesterol
Yes 2,717 92 3.2 2.3- 4.5 418 17.7 15.5-20.0 2,207 79.1 76.6-81.4
No 4,777 163 3.7 2.9- 4.8 618 14.9 13.2-16.7 3,996 81.4 79.5-83.2
History of Cardiovascular Disease
Yes 964 43 3.6 2.3- 5.6 188 23.0 19.0-27.7 733 73.3 68.7-77.6
No 8,293 285 3.8 3.2- 4.5 1,108 15.2 14.0-16.6 6,900 81.0 79.5-82.4

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*Data in this table were derived from the smokeless tobacco use questions 1 and 2.

^Use caution in interpreting percentages with a numerator of less than 20. N = numerator, % = 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.

* See Technical Notes for definitions of risk factors/conditions.

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