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2003 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

How old were you when you first started smoking cigarettes regularly?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Never 14 or under 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 4,416 285 5.9 4.8- 7.1 476 12.9 11.2-14.7 994 24.4 22.3-26.6 1,087 25.6 23.6-27.8 1,574 31.3 29.2-33.4
Have Health Insurance
Yes 3,645 255 6.3 5.1- 7.7 364 12.1 10.4-14.1 793 23.6 21.4-25.9 910 26.1 23.8-28.5 1,323 32.0 29.7-34.3
No 768 30 4.3 2.6- 6.9 111 15.7 11.9-20.6 200 27.3 22.2-33.1 177 24.0 19.5-29.2 250 28.6 23.9-33.8
Body Mass Index
Underweight 90 3 5.8 1.8-16.9 13 8.9 4.5-16.7 24 40.2 22.8-60.5 16 13.8 6.6-26.5 34 31.4 17.8-49.0
Recommended Range 1,528 117 7.2 5.2-10.0 141 14.0 11.0-17.8 335 23.0 19.6-26.6 399 26.6 23.3-30.2 536 29.1 25.8-32.7
Overweight 1,533 96 5.9 4.3- 8.0 147 11.1 8.6-14.3 330 22.7 19.5-26.1 399 27.7 24.1-31.5 561 32.7 29.2-36.3
Obese 1,085 56 3.8 2.6- 5.5 153 14.9 12.0-18.3 272 28.3 23.8-33.2 223 22.1 18.0-26.8 381 31.0 26.9-35.4
Current Smoker
No 2,340 224 8.4 6.9-10.3 228 11.2 9.2-13.6 515 24.3 21.5-27.3 607 28.5 25.7-31.4 766 27.5 25.0-30.2
Yes 2,074 61 3.5 2.3- 5.3 248 14.4 11.9-17.2 479 24.5 21.6-27.7 480 23.0 20.1-26.2 806 34.7 31.6-37.9
Binge Drinker
No 3,925 250 5.4 4.4- 6.6 407 11.8 10.2-13.6 872 25.0 22.8-27.3 959 25.6 23.5-27.8 1,437 32.2 30.0-34.4
Yes 436 32 8.7 5.0-14.8 61 18.8 12.7-26.9 106 20.9 15.4-27.7 114 25.7 18.8-34.0 123 26.0 20.0-32.9
Heavy Drinker
No 4,167 272 5.8 4.8- 7.0 451 12.5 10.9-14.3 930 24.4 22.3-26.7 1,016 25.5 23.4-27.7 1,498 31.8 29.7-34.0
Yes 196 12 7.9 2.4-23.3 20 19.6 9.5-36.0 49 22.4 14.3-33.3 55 27.8 17.5-41.1 60 22.3 15.0-31.7
Physical Activity
Meets Recommendation 1,543 111 6.8 4.9- 9.4 162 12.6 9.9-15.7 337 24.6 21.1-28.5 378 24.0 20.6-27.9 555 32.0 28.4-35.8
Some Physical Activity 1,703 108 5.7 4.3- 7.4 167 10.8 8.4-13.6 375 23.3 20.3-26.5 449 28.6 25.3-32.0 604 31.7 28.6-35.1
Physically Inactive 1,035 54 5.0 3.2- 7.7 131 16.4 12.7-21.0 249 25.4 20.9-30.4 231 23.6 19.7-28.0 370 29.7 25.6-34.1
Fair/Poor Health Status
Yes 1,086 62 4.7 2.8- 8.0 159 18.2 14.3-22.8 260 26.8 22.4-31.7 228 21.3 17.6-25.7 377 29.0 25.0-33.3
No 3,318 220 6.1 4.9- 7.4 316 11.3 9.6-13.3 730 23.7 21.4-26.1 857 26.9 24.5-29.4 1,195 32.0 29.7-34.5
Disability Status
Yes 1,641 99 4.4 3.2- 5.9 231 16.5 13.6-19.9 408 27.0 23.5-30.9 344 21.3 18.0-25.1 559 30.7 27.4-34.3
No 2,748 186 6.7 5.3- 8.5 244 11.0 9.1-13.3 580 23.1 20.6-25.8 737 27.9 25.3-30.6 1,001 31.3 28.7-34.0
Current Asthma
Yes 371 17 2.1 1.1- 4.3 51 16.9 11.1-25.0 97 20.7 15.7-26.9 75 27.4 20.2-36.0 131 32.8 25.8-40.8
No 4,034 267 6.1 5.0- 7.4 424 12.6 10.9-14.5 894 24.5 22.4-26.8 1,010 25.6 23.5-27.8 1,439 31.2 29.1-33.5
Diabetes
Yes 456 27 4.5 2.4- 8.5 63 14.8 10.6-20.1 105 24.9 19.1-31.6 95 23.4 17.9-30.0 166 32.4 26.6-38.8
Yes, During Pregnancy 32 1 1.2 0.2- 8.5 4 12.5 3.5-35.9 9 42.1 19.9-68.0 8 23.2 8.1-50.9 10 21.0 8.6-42.8
No 3,921 256 6.0 4.9- 7.3 407 12.7 10.9-14.7 878 24.1 22.0-26.4 982 25.9 23.7-28.2 1,398 31.3 29.1-33.6
Arthritis
Yes 1,681 104 4.9 3.6- 6.5 188 14.5 11.8-17.8 369 23.3 20.2-26.6 378 22.8 19.9-26.1 642 34.6 31.2-38.1
No 2,710 180 6.4 5.0- 8.1 283 12.0 10.0-14.3 616 24.8 22.2-27.7 706 27.1 24.5-29.9 925 29.7 27.2-32.4
High Blood Pressure
Yes 1,529 94 5.3 3.9- 7.2 181 12.7 10.3-15.5 310 20.6 17.4-24.2 344 24.3 21.0-27.9 600 37.1 33.4-40.9
Yes, During Pregnancy 52 2 0.5 0.1- 2.1 10 17.2 7.8-34.0 11 19.2 8.5-37.8 13 29.2 15.6-47.9 16 33.9 19.0-52.8
No 2,832 189 6.2 4.9- 7.8 285 12.9 10.8-15.3 672 26.1 23.5-28.9 730 26.2 23.6-28.9 956 28.6 26.2-31.2
High Cholesterol
Yes 1,420 91 5.8 4.2- 8.0 163 14.0 11.3-17.1 287 22.7 19.3-26.4 342 25.1 21.8-28.6 537 32.5 29.0-36.2
No 2,098 155 6.2 4.8- 7.9 199 10.9 8.8-13.5 462 23.8 20.8-27.0 520 26.2 23.2-29.3 762 33.0 30.0-36.1
History of Cardiovascular Disease
Yes 575 34 5.5 3.2- 9.2 80 14.9 10.5-20.6 119 22.5 17.6-28.3 129 26.5 21.2-32.6 213 30.6 25.6-36.1
No 3,819 250 5.9 4.8- 7.3 393 12.7 10.9-14.7 872 24.5 22.3-26.8 948 25.5 23.3-27.8 1,356 31.4 29.2-33.7

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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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