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2003 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Derived Variables and Risk Factors--By Risks, Conditions, and Quality of Life Measures*

Smoking Status*

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  Total
Respond.^
Smoke everyday Smoke some days Former smoker Never smoked
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 9,412 1,717 18.8 17.5-20.1 440 6.0 5.2- 7.0 2,462 23.2 22.0-24.5 4,793 52.0 50.4-53.6
Have Health Insurance
Yes 8,042 1,284 16.5 15.2-17.9 339 5.2 4.4- 6.2 2,196 24.8 23.4-26.3 4,223 53.4 51.7-55.1
No 1,362 432 29.7 26.0-33.8 101 9.7 7.3-12.9 264 16.0 13.3-19.1 565 44.5 40.2-48.9
Body Mass Index
Underweight 185 51 29.2 18.4-43.0 12 7.4 3.7-14.3 36 12.5 7.7-19.7 86 50.9 38.6-63.0
Recommended Range 3,266 642 20.1 18.0-22.4 177 6.7 5.3- 8.4 768 21.0 18.9-23.2 1,679 52.2 49.5-55.0
Overweight 3,107 598 18.5 16.5-20.7 136 6.6 5.0- 8.5 863 24.6 22.4-26.9 1,510 50.4 47.6-53.2
Obese 2,300 366 18.5 15.9-21.5 92 4.4 3.1- 6.2 670 26.9 24.2-29.9 1,172 50.1 46.8-53.5
Current Smoker
No 7,255 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 2,462 30.9 29.3-32.5 4,793 69.1 67.5-70.7
Yes 2,157 1,717 75.8 72.4-78.8 440 24.2 21.2-27.6 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
Binge Drinker
No 8,689 1,469 16.9 15.7-18.2 354 5.1 4.3- 6.0 2,287 23.5 22.2-24.9 4,579 54.6 52.9-56.2
Yes 630 217 36.7 30.4-43.5 77 14.7 10.2-20.8 154 21.3 16.8-26.6 182 27.3 22.2-33.2
Heavy Drinker
No 9,070 1,590 17.9 16.7-19.2 405 5.5 4.7- 6.4 2,366 23.2 22.0-24.6 4,709 53.3 51.7-55.0
Yes 245 96 40.0 29.5-51.4 26 17.9 9.0-32.5 76 25.9 17.5-36.5 47 16.2 10.8-23.7
Physical Activity
Meets Recommendation 3,231 544 17.5 15.4-19.8 159 5.9 4.4- 7.8 873 23.4 21.3-25.7 1,655 53.2 50.3-56.0
Some Physical Activity 3,659 642 17.3 15.5-19.2 172 6.6 5.3- 8.1 940 23.0 21.0-25.1 1,905 53.1 50.6-55.6
Physically Inactive 2,191 468 22.4 19.5-25.5 92 5.3 3.8- 7.2 555 22.9 20.3-25.8 1,076 49.4 46.0-52.9
Fair/Poor Health Status
Yes 2,057 444 23.7 20.7-27.0 94 7.5 5.2-10.7 619 27.3 24.4-30.4 900 41.4 38.0-45.0
No 7,329 1,271 17.6 16.3-19.1 342 5.6 4.8- 6.6 1,832 22.2 20.8-23.7 3,884 54.5 52.7-56.3
Disability Status
Yes 3,023 649 25.2 22.6-28.1 126 5.6 4.2- 7.5 936 28.5 26.1-31.1 1,312 40.6 37.8-43.5
No 6,204 1,042 16.4 15.0-17.9 303 6.2 5.2- 7.3 1,482 21.1 19.7-22.7 3,377 56.3 54.3-58.2
Current Asthma
Yes 730 155 21.9 17.3-27.2 40 5.8 3.5- 9.3 196 22.6 18.5-27.3 339 49.7 44.0-55.5
No 8,660 1,558 18.5 17.2-19.8 399 6.0 5.2- 7.0 2,260 23.3 21.9-24.6 4,443 52.2 50.5-53.9
Diabetes
Yes 957 145 16.0 12.8-19.9 25 2.8 1.5- 5.0 322 32.4 28.2-37.0 465 48.8 44.1-53.6
Yes, During Pregnancy 78 14 17.8 8.6-33.4 5 4.3 1.4-12.0 13 17.8 8.2-34.5 46 60.1 43.7-74.5
No 8,363 1,555 19.0 17.7-20.4 410 6.3 5.4- 7.4 2,123 22.4 21.1-23.8 4,275 52.2 50.5-54.0
Arthritis
Yes 3,279 592 21.5 19.2-23.9 118 3.9 2.9- 5.1 1,050 29.9 27.6-32.3 1,519 44.8 42.2-47.4
No 6,069 1,108 17.7 16.2-19.2 322 6.9 5.8- 8.2 1,390 20.5 19.0-22.1 3,249 55.0 52.9-57.0
High Blood Pressure
Yes 3,172 516 18.3 16.2-20.7 111 4.1 3.0- 5.6 994 29.3 26.9-31.7 1,551 48.3 45.6-51.1
Yes, During Pregnancy 104 24 21.6 13.1-33.5 5 3.1 1.0- 9.4 23 18.9 11.0-30.5 52 56.4 43.4-68.6
No 6,128 1,176 18.9 17.4-20.5 323 6.8 5.7- 8.1 1,444 20.8 19.3-22.4 3,185 53.4 51.4-55.4
High Cholesterol
Yes 2,737 465 18.2 16.0-20.6 98 4.0 3.0- 5.4 922 31.1 28.6-33.8 1,252 46.7 43.8-49.5
No 4,846 784 17.4 15.7-19.2 220 5.8 4.6- 7.1 1,185 22.3 20.5-24.1 2,657 54.6 52.3-56.8
History of Cardiovascular Disease
Yes 963 176 20.1 16.3-24.4 39 4.0 2.4- 6.5 381 38.2 33.7-42.9 367 37.7 33.2-42.5
No 8,265 1,514 18.6 17.3-20.0 395 6.3 5.4- 7.3 2,029 21.9 20.6-23.3 4,327 53.2 51.5-55.0

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*Data in this table were derived from the tobacco use questions 1 and 2.
Overall smoking prevalence estimates can be obtained by adding 'Smoke everyday' and 'Smoke somedays' rates.

^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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