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2003 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

How old were you the first time you smoked a cigarette, even one or two puffs?*

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  Total
Respond.^
12 or under 13-14 15-16 17-18 19 0r older
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 4,417 948 22.8 20.8-25.0 830 19.7 17.8-21.7 1,165 27.9 25.8-30.1 678 14.4 12.9-16.1 796 15.2 13.7-16.9
Have Health Insurance
Yes 3,647 772 22.8 20.6-25.2 661 19.1 17.0-21.3 965 27.1 24.9-29.5 575 15.1 13.4-17.1 674 15.8 14.2-17.6
No 768 174 22.7 18.2-27.9 169 21.9 17.4-27.2 200 30.8 25.6-36.7 103 11.5 8.8-14.9 122 13.0 9.8-17.0
Body Mass Index
Underweight 90 26 25.1 14.5-39.7 16 35.6 17.8-58.5 18 20.5 10.8-35.3 12 4.0 1.8- 8.6 18 14.9 7.7-26.9
Recommended Range 1,524 271 20.3 17.1-24.0 294 21.1 17.9-24.7 434 28.4 24.8-32.2 253 16.0 13.2-19.2 272 14.2 12.0-16.9
Overweight 1,540 358 23.5 20.2-27.2 250 16.1 13.4-19.2 419 29.5 26.0-33.4 238 15.0 12.5-17.9 275 15.8 13.3-18.7
Obese 1,082 260 26.1 21.9-30.7 232 22.5 18.3-27.2 248 25.4 21.3-29.9 147 11.6 9.2-14.6 195 14.5 11.6-17.9
Current Smoker
No 2,329 502 23.5 20.8-26.4 439 19.4 17.0-21.9 619 27.8 25.0-30.7 373 15.4 13.3-17.7 396 14.0 12.0-16.3
Yes 2,085 445 22.3 19.4-25.4 391 20.0 17.1-23.2 546 28.0 25.0-31.2 305 13.5 11.4-16.0 398 16.2 14.1-18.7
Binge Drinker
No 3,928 820 22.4 20.4-24.6 721 19.0 17.1-21.0 1,037 27.7 25.5-30.0 609 14.9 13.3-16.6 741 16.0 14.4-17.8
Yes 436 113 25.0 18.3-33.1 98 24.0 17.2-32.6 113 27.9 21.5-35.3 64 12.6 8.3-18.6 48 10.5 7.0-15.5
Heavy Drinker
No 4,172 887 22.3 20.3-24.4 786 19.9 17.9-22.0 1,096 27.7 25.5-29.9 644 14.6 13.0-16.2 759 15.6 14.0-17.3
Yes 194 49 31.6 19.6-46.8 37 17.8 10.2-29.1 51 26.0 17.0-37.6 28 15.2 7.5-28.3 29 9.3 5.5-15.5
Physical Activity
Meets Recommendation 1,540 344 24.4 20.9-28.3 281 18.9 15.7-22.7 409 26.9 23.4-30.6 239 15.0 12.3-18.2 267 14.8 12.3-17.7
Some Physical Activity 1,701 348 21.2 18.4-24.5 328 19.8 16.9-22.9 469 29.4 26.1-32.9 255 14.4 12.1-17.1 301 15.2 12.9-17.7
Physically Inactive 1,046 226 22.1 18.1-26.8 196 20.6 16.7-25.1 252 27.4 23.0-32.3 171 14.3 11.5-17.6 201 15.6 12.5-19.2
Fair/Poor Health Status
Yes 1,078 270 26.9 22.4-31.8 197 20.2 16.3-24.7 265 24.8 20.8-29.4 150 13.5 10.5-17.3 196 14.5 11.6-18.0
No 3,327 675 21.7 19.5-24.0 633 19.5 17.4-21.9 896 28.7 26.3-31.3 525 14.6 12.8-16.4 598 15.5 13.8-17.4
Disability Status
Yes 1,634 420 26.9 23.5-30.7 302 21.1 17.6-25.0 390 24.1 20.9-27.7 247 13.6 11.3-16.2 275 14.3 12.0-16.9
No 2,754 525 20.8 18.3-23.4 525 19.0 16.8-21.4 765 29.7 27.1-32.5 426 14.8 12.8-17.0 513 15.7 13.8-17.8
Current Asthma
Yes 372 95 23.7 18.0-30.5 65 19.3 13.1-27.6 94 28.9 21.9-37.1 52 12.2 8.1-17.9 66 15.9 10.8-22.7
No 4,034 851 22.7 20.6-24.9 762 19.7 17.8-21.9 1,068 27.9 25.7-30.2 625 14.5 12.9-16.3 728 15.2 13.7-16.9
Diabetes
Yes 458 104 24.5 19.1-30.8 80 18.3 13.5-24.4 110 25.1 19.4-32.0 72 14.6 10.6-19.7 92 17.4 13.2-22.6
Yes, During Pregnancy 32 7 15.4 5.2-37.4 9 40.9 19.7-66.1 8 28.4 9.8-59.1 4 6.1 1.8-19.2 4 9.2 2.6-28.0
No 3,921 833 22.7 20.5-24.9 740 19.6 17.6-21.8 1,047 28.2 25.9-30.5 601 14.4 12.8-16.2 700 15.1 13.5-16.8
Arthritis
Yes 1,677 373 23.0 20.0-26.3 289 18.6 15.8-21.9 411 25.0 21.9-28.3 268 15.7 13.3-18.5 336 17.7 15.1-20.5
No 2,716 569 22.8 20.2-25.6 535 20.1 17.7-22.8 747 29.2 26.5-32.1 408 13.8 11.9-15.9 457 14.1 12.3-16.1
High Blood Pressure
Yes 1,527 337 21.9 18.8-25.3 243 17.0 14.1-20.3 386 25.9 22.5-29.5 256 17.0 14.3-20.1 305 18.3 15.5-21.4
Yes, During Pregnancy 52 16 22.4 11.5-39.1 13 27.2 14.4-45.2 10 21.6 9.8-40.9 9 24.4 11.3-45.1 4 4.4 1.4-13.4
No 2,836 595 23.3 20.7-26.0 573 20.7 18.3-23.3 768 28.8 26.2-31.6 413 13.1 11.3-15.2 487 14.1 12.3-16.0
High Cholesterol
Yes 1,422 304 21.5 18.4-24.9 251 20.1 17.0-23.7 367 27.4 24.0-31.1 225 15.8 13.3-18.8 275 15.2 12.7-18.1
No 2,096 429 23.4 20.4-26.6 379 17.5 15.0-20.3 575 28.4 25.4-31.6 323 14.1 12.0-16.5 390 16.7 14.4-19.2
History of Cardiovascular Disease
Yes 567 144 25.2 20.0-31.3 99 19.6 15.0-25.1 137 25.6 20.3-31.7 84 14.7 11.0-19.5 103 14.9 11.4-19.2
No 3,827 798 22.7 20.5-25.0 729 19.5 17.5-21.7 1,025 28.2 26.0-30.6 585 14.2 12.6-16.0 690 15.4 13.7-17.1

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* This question was asked of all respondents who reported smoking 100+ cigarettes in his/her lifetime.

^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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