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2003 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

Do you now smoke cigarettes everyday, some days, or not at all?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Everyday Some days Not at all
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 4,619 1,717 39.1 36.8-41.4 440 12.5 10.8-14.4 2,462 48.4 46.1-50.7
Have Health Insurance
Yes 3,819 1,284 35.4 33.0-37.9 339 11.2 9.5-13.3 2,196 53.3 50.8-55.9
No 797 432 53.6 47.9-59.2 101 17.6 13.3-22.8 264 28.8 24.2-34.0
Body Mass Index
Underweight 99 51 59.4 43.0-74.0 12 15.1 7.4-28.3 36 25.5 15.2-39.5
Recommended Range 1,587 642 42.1 38.2-46.2 177 14.0 11.2-17.3 768 43.9 40.0-47.8
Overweight 1,597 598 37.2 33.6-41.0 136 13.2 10.3-16.9 863 49.5 45.7-53.4
Obese 1,128 366 37.2 32.5-42.1 92 8.8 6.3-12.3 670 54.0 49.1-58.8
Current Smoker
No 2,462 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 2,462 100 . - .
Yes 2,157 1,717 75.8 72.4-78.8 440 24.2 21.2-27.6 0 0.0 . - .
Binge Drinker
No 4,110 1,469 37.2 34.9-39.5 354 11.1 9.5-13.0 2,287 51.7 49.3-54.1
Yes 448 217 50.4 42.4-58.4 77 20.3 14.1-28.2 154 29.3 23.1-36.4
Heavy Drinker
No 4,361 1,590 38.4 36.2-40.8 405 11.7 10.1-13.5 2,366 49.8 47.5-52.2
Yes 198 96 47.7 35.1-60.6 26 21.4 10.8-37.8 76 30.9 20.8-43.3
Physical Activity
Meets Recommendation 1,576 544 37.4 33.5-41.5 159 12.6 9.6-16.3 873 50.0 45.9-54.1
Some Physical Activity 1,754 642 36.9 33.5-40.4 172 14.0 11.4-17.1 940 49.1 45.5-52.7
Physically Inactive 1,115 468 44.2 39.4-49.2 92 10.4 7.7-14.1 555 45.3 40.6-50.1
Fair/Poor Health Status
Yes 1,157 444 40.5 35.8-45.4 94 12.9 9.1-18.0 619 46.6 41.9-51.4
No 3,445 1,271 38.8 36.2-41.4 342 12.4 10.6-14.4 1,832 48.8 46.2-51.5
Disability Status
Yes 1,711 649 42.5 38.6-46.5 126 9.5 7.1-12.5 936 48.0 44.2-51.9
No 2,827 1,042 37.6 34.8-40.4 303 14.1 11.9-16.6 1,482 48.4 45.4-51.3
Current Asthma
Yes 391 155 43.5 35.7-51.7 40 11.5 7.0-18.1 196 45.0 37.4-52.9
No 4,217 1,558 38.7 36.3-41.1 399 12.6 10.9-14.6 2,260 48.7 46.3-51.1
Diabetes
Yes 492 145 31.3 25.4-37.7 25 5.4 3.0- 9.6 322 63.3 56.7-69.5
Yes, During Pregnancy 32 14 44.7 22.4-69.2 5 10.7 3.5-28.5 13 44.6 22.2-69.5
No 4,088 1,555 39.8 37.4-42.2 410 13.2 11.4-15.3 2,123 47.0 44.5-49.4
Arthritis
Yes 1,760 592 38.9 35.3-42.6 118 7.0 5.3- 9.2 1,050 54.1 50.4-57.7
No 2,820 1,108 39.2 36.3-42.2 322 15.4 13.1-18.0 1,390 45.4 42.5-48.4
High Blood Pressure
Yes 1,621 516 35.4 31.8-39.3 111 7.9 5.9-10.6 994 56.6 52.8-60.4
Yes, During Pregnancy 52 24 49.6 32.2-67.1 5 7.1 2.2-20.4 23 43.3 26.8-61.5
No 2,943 1,176 40.6 37.8-43.5 323 14.6 12.4-17.2 1,444 44.7 41.9-47.6
High Cholesterol
Yes 1,485 465 34.1 30.4-37.9 98 7.5 5.6-10.0 922 58.4 54.5-62.2
No 2,189 784 38.3 35.1-41.7 220 12.7 10.3-15.5 1,185 49.0 45.7-52.3
History of Cardiovascular Disease
Yes 596 176 32.2 26.6-38.4 39 6.4 3.9-10.3 381 61.4 55.1-67.3
No 3,938 1,514 39.8 37.4-42.3 395 13.4 11.5-15.5 2,029 46.8 44.3-49.3

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* This question was asked only of respondents who reported smoking 100 or more cigarettes in her/his entire life.

^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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