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2003 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

Have you smoked at least 100 cigarettes in your entire life?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 9,416 4,623 48.0 46.4-49.7 4,793 52.0 50.3-53.6
Have Health Insurance
Yes 8,046 3,823 46.6 44.9-48.4 4,223 53.4 51.6-55.1
No 1,362 797 55.5 51.1-59.8 565 44.5 40.2-48.9
Body Mass Index
Underweight 185 99 49.1 37.0-61.4 86 50.9 38.6-63.0
Recommended Range 3,267 1,588 47.8 45.0-50.5 1,679 52.2 49.5-55.0
Overweight 3,109 1,599 49.7 46.9-52.4 1,510 50.3 47.6-53.1
Obese 2,301 1,129 49.9 46.5-53.3 1,172 50.1 46.7-53.5
Current Smoker
No 7,255 2,462 30.9 29.3-32.5 4,793 69.1 67.5-70.7
Yes 2,157 2,157 100 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
Binge Drinker
No 8,692 4,113 45.5 43.8-47.1 4,579 54.5 52.9-56.2
Yes 630 448 72.7 66.8-77.8 182 27.3 22.2-33.2
Heavy Drinker
No 9,073 4,364 46.7 45.0-48.3 4,709 53.3 51.7-55.0
Yes 245 198 83.8 76.3-89.2 47 16.2 10.8-23.7
Physical Activity
Meets Recommendation 3,232 1,577 46.8 44.0-49.7 1,655 53.2 50.3-56.0
Some Physical Activity 3,660 1,755 46.9 44.4-49.4 1,905 53.1 50.6-55.6
Physically Inactive 2,192 1,116 50.6 47.2-54.0 1,076 49.4 46.0-52.8
Fair/Poor Health Status
Yes 2,057 1,157 58.6 55.0-62.0 900 41.4 38.0-45.0
No 7,333 3,449 45.5 43.7-47.3 3,884 54.5 52.7-56.3
Disability Status
Yes 3,023 1,711 59.4 56.5-62.2 1,312 40.6 37.8-43.5
No 6,208 2,831 43.8 41.8-45.7 3,377 56.2 54.3-58.2
Current Asthma
Yes 730 391 50.3 44.5-56.0 339 49.7 44.0-55.5
No 8,664 4,221 47.8 46.1-49.5 4,443 52.2 50.5-53.9
Diabetes
Yes 957 492 51.2 46.4-55.9 465 48.8 44.1-53.6
Yes, During Pregnancy 78 32 39.9 25.5-56.3 46 60.1 43.7-74.5
No 8,367 4,092 47.8 46.1-49.5 4,275 52.2 50.5-53.9
Arthritis
Yes 3,282 1,763 55.3 52.6-57.9 1,519 44.7 42.1-47.4
No 6,070 2,821 45.0 43.0-47.1 3,249 55.0 52.9-57.0
High Blood Pressure
Yes 3,173 1,622 51.7 48.9-54.5 1,551 48.3 45.5-51.1
Yes, During Pregnancy 104 52 43.6 31.4-56.6 52 56.4 43.4-68.6
No 6,131 2,946 46.6 44.6-48.6 3,185 53.4 51.4-55.4
High Cholesterol
Yes 2,739 1,487 53.4 50.5-56.2 1,252 46.6 43.8-49.5
No 4,847 2,190 45.4 43.2-47.7 2,657 54.6 52.3-56.8
History of Cardiovascular Disease
Yes 965 598 62.3 57.6-66.8 367 37.7 33.2-42.4
No 8,267 3,940 46.8 45.1-48.5 4,327 53.2 51.5-54.9

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^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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