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2003 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

In the past 12 months, has a doctor, nurse, or other health professional advised you to quit smoking?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 1,566 1,174 76.1 72.4-79.5 392 23.9 20.5-27.6
Have Health Insurance
Yes 1,283 965 76.0 71.8-79.7 318 24.0 20.3-28.2
No 282 208 76.5 67.1-83.9 74 23.5 16.1-32.9
Body Mass Index
Underweight 46 32 71.1 50.4-85.6 14 28.9 14.4-49.6
Recommended Range 579 427 78.2 72.8-82.8 152 21.8 17.2-27.2
Overweight 513 395 74.5 67.0-80.7 118 25.5 19.3-33.0
Obese 376 277 74.4 66.3-81.2 99 25.6 18.8-33.7
Current Smoker
No 137 79 65.2 51.5-76.7 58 34.8 23.3-48.5
Yes 1,429 1,095 77.3 73.3-80.8 334 22.7 19.2-26.7
Binge Drinker
No 1,369 1,036 77.8 74.0-81.1 333 22.2 18.9-26.0
Yes 175 122 66.7 52.9-78.1 53 33.3 21.9-47.1
Heavy Drinker
No 1,462 1,100 77.2 73.6-80.5 362 22.8 19.5-26.4
Yes 83 58 62.1 39.8-80.3 25 37.9 19.7-60.2
Physical Activity
Meets Recommendation 517 379 74.3 67.2-80.3 138 25.7 19.7-32.8
Some Physical Activity 601 446 73.4 67.2-78.8 155 26.6 21.2-32.8
Physically Inactive 394 309 83.6 78.0-88.0 85 16.4 12.0-22.0
Fair/Poor Health Status
Yes 462 375 79.6 71.2-86.0 87 20.4 14.0-28.8
No 1,102 797 74.8 70.5-78.7 305 25.2 21.3-29.5
Disability Status
Yes 668 528 79.6 73.9-84.3 140 20.4 15.7-26.1
No 890 639 73.6 68.5-78.1 251 26.4 21.9-31.5
Current Asthma
Yes 175 147 82.9 70.6-90.8 28 17.1 9.2-29.4
No 1,389 1,026 75.2 71.2-78.8 363 24.8 21.2-28.8
Diabetes
Yes 170 142 83.5 72.2-90.7 28 16.5 9.3-27.8
Yes, During Pregnancy 15 9 62.9 29.9-87.1 6 37.1 12.9-70.1
No 1,379 1,021 75.5 71.5-79.1 358 24.5 20.9-28.5
Arthritis
Yes 616 493 83.5 79.1-87.1 123 16.5 12.9-20.9
No 940 675 72.0 66.7-76.7 265 28.0 23.3-33.3
High Blood Pressure
Yes 540 437 81.5 75.9-86.1 103 18.5 13.9-24.1
Yes, During Pregnancy 22 16 70.2 41.4-88.7 6 29.8 11.3-58.6
No 1,003 720 73.6 68.7-78.0 283 26.4 22.0-31.3
High Cholesterol
Yes 484 396 82.6 76.9-87.2 88 17.4 12.8-23.1
No 754 550 74.7 68.9-79.7 204 25.3 20.3-31.1
History of Cardiovascular Disease
Yes 202 170 84.9 74.8-91.4 32 15.1 8.6-25.2
No 1,356 996 74.9 70.9-78.6 360 25.1 21.4-29.1

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* This question was asked only of respondents who reported smoking regularly within the past year and had received health care of some kind.

^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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