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2003 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

About how long has it been since you last smoked cigarettes regularly?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Within 6 months Within 1 year Within 5 years Within 10 years More than 10 years ago
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 2,178 116 7.0 5.1- 9.5 73 4.2 3.0- 5.9 323 16.7 14.3-19.4 215 8.3 6.8-10.0 1,451 63.9 60.6-67.1
Have Health Insurance
Yes 1,938 95 6.5 4.5- 9.3 60 3.6 2.5- 5.1 269 15.5 13.1-18.2 188 8.1 6.6- 9.8 1,326 66.3 62.9-69.6
No 238 21 10.1 5.9-16.6 13 8.7 3.8-18.7 54 24.8 16.4-35.7 27 9.9 5.1-18.4 123 46.5 36.5-56.8
Body Mass Index
Underweight 31 2 2.0 0.4- 9.1 1 13.4 2.0-53.9 4 8.8 3.0-22.9 6 14.3 5.3-33.2 18 61.5 36.4-81.6
Recommended Range 657 53 11.5 7.1-18.0 21 3.0 1.6- 5.3 99 17.7 13.5-22.9 60 8.4 5.6-12.3 424 59.5 53.1-65.5
Overweight 778 30 6.0 3.6- 9.8 21 4.3 2.3- 7.8 104 13.9 10.5-18.1 68 6.4 4.7- 8.7 555 69.5 64.3-74.3
Obese 608 29 4.2 2.1- 8.2 25 5.6 3.0-10.1 97 19.0 14.1-25.1 67 10.1 7.2-13.9 390 61.1 54.7-67.2
Current Smoker
No 2,178 116 7.0 5.1- 9.5 73 4.2 3.0- 5.9 323 16.7 14.3-19.4 215 8.3 6.8-10.0 1,451 63.9 60.6-67.1
Yes 0 0 . . - . 0 . . - . 0 . . - . 0 . . - . 0 . . - .
Binge Drinker
No 2,035 97 5.5 3.9- 7.7 63 3.7 2.5- 5.4 292 16.3 13.8-19.1 200 8.5 6.9-10.3 1,383 66.1 62.7-69.3
Yes 125 16 26.7 13.9-45.2 9 9.1 3.6-21.1 31 23.9 14.4-36.9 14 6.1 3.0-12.1 55 34.2 22.8-47.7
Heavy Drinker
No 2,096 107 6.2 4.5- 8.5 70 4.2 2.9- 5.9 309 16.8 14.4-19.6 210 8.6 7.0-10.4 1,400 64.2 60.9-67.4
Yes 64 7 28.5 9.6-60.0 2 0.8 0.2- 3.6 13 15.9 6.4-34.2 4 1.5 0.5- 4.7 38 53.2 30.6-74.5
Physical Activity
Meets Recommendation 775 39 9.7 5.8-15.8 34 5.3 3.2- 8.6 122 16.9 13.2-21.5 82 8.5 6.3-11.5 498 59.6 53.8-65.2
Some Physical Activity 847 46 4.4 2.9- 6.8 25 4.1 2.2- 7.5 114 14.2 11.1-18.0 87 9.2 6.7-12.5 575 68.0 63.1-72.6
Physically Inactive 492 27 6.5 3.7-11.2 13 2.8 1.4- 5.8 76 19.7 13.9-27.2 42 6.7 4.4-10.1 334 64.2 56.9-70.8
Fair/Poor Health Status
Yes 546 30 5.8 3.1-10.5 17 2.2 1.2- 4.2 88 16.0 12.0-21.1 59 8.1 5.7-11.5 352 67.9 61.7-73.5
No 1,623 85 7.3 5.1-10.4 56 4.8 3.3- 7.0 234 16.8 14.0-20.1 154 8.3 6.6-10.4 1,094 62.7 58.8-66.5
Disability Status
Yes 837 36 6.3 3.5-10.8 28 4.6 2.5- 8.3 117 12.3 9.5-15.7 86 8.9 6.7-11.8 570 67.9 62.7-72.7
No 1,327 80 7.4 5.1-10.7 44 4.0 2.6- 6.0 204 19.1 15.8-22.8 128 8.0 6.2-10.3 871 61.5 57.2-65.6
Current Asthma
Yes 179 9 4.9 1.7-13.1 9 4.6 1.9-11.1 30 22.9 14.5-34.2 30 13.4 8.3-20.9 101 54.2 43.2-64.8
No 1,994 107 7.1 5.1- 9.8 64 4.2 2.9- 6.0 291 16.1 13.7-18.9 185 7.9 6.4- 9.7 1,347 64.7 61.2-68.0
Diabetes
Yes 292 12 2.6 1.1- 6.0 9 1.9 0.9- 4.3 32 11.2 6.8-17.8 30 8.1 4.9-13.1 209 76.2 68.8-82.3
Yes, During Pregnancy 13 1 6.1 0.8-35.5 1 16.2 2.2-62.6 1 27.1 4.2-75.9 5 23.7 5.4-62.8 5 27.0 5.8-68.8
No 1,870 103 7.6 5.5-10.4 63 4.4 3.0- 6.3 290 17.3 14.7-20.3 179 8.1 6.6-10.0 1,235 62.6 59.0-66.1
Arthritis
Yes 946 40 4.4 2.7- 7.2 21 2.7 1.4- 4.9 130 14.7 11.6-18.4 84 7.4 5.4- 9.9 671 70.8 66.3-75.0
No 1,218 76 8.5 5.8-12.3 51 5.1 3.4- 7.7 192 18.0 14.7-21.8 130 8.9 6.9-11.4 769 59.4 54.9-63.8
High Blood Pressure
Yes 889 34 5.4 3.2- 9.2 20 2.8 1.5- 5.2 105 11.9 9.1-15.3 80 5.8 4.3- 7.9 650 74.1 69.5-78.3
Yes, During Pregnancy 22 1 1.0 0.1- 7.3 0 0.0 . - . 9 39.9 17.2-68.0 5 33.3 12.2-64.1 7 25.8 10.5-50.9
No 1,266 81 7.9 5.4-11.5 53 5.1 3.4- 7.6 209 19.1 15.8-22.9 130 9.3 7.3-11.9 793 58.5 54.1-62.8
High Cholesterol
Yes 832 30 2.7 1.6- 4.7 17 3.2 1.5- 6.7 108 12.9 9.9-16.7 81 7.7 5.6-10.5 596 73.5 68.7-77.7
No 1,035 51 8.2 5.1-13.0 34 3.3 2.1- 5.1 144 15.3 12.2-19.1 95 8.1 6.1-10.6 711 65.1 60.2-69.7
History of Cardiovascular Disease
Yes 347 18 6.1 3.3-10.9 7 2.6 0.6-10.1 38 10.3 6.9-15.0 33 6.6 4.2-10.3 251 74.4 67.4-80.4
No 1,819 98 7.1 5.0-10.0 66 4.5 3.1- 6.3 283 17.7 15.0-20.8 182 8.6 7.0-10.6 1,190 62.1 58.5-65.6

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* This question was asked only of respondents who were former smokers.

^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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