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2003 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

During the past 12 months, have you stopped smoking for one day or longer because you were trying to quit smoking?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 2,153 1,108 52.6 49.1-56.0 1,045 47.4 44.0-50.9
Have Health Insurance
Yes 1,620 836 51.7 47.8-55.7 784 48.3 44.3-52.2
No 532 272 54.8 48.0-61.5 260 45.2 38.5-52.0
Body Mass Index
Underweight 63 36 69.4 50.9-83.3 27 30.6 16.7-49.1
Recommended Range 818 394 51.1 45.6-56.7 424 48.9 43.3-54.4
Overweight 733 385 52.4 46.6-58.2 348 47.6 41.8-53.4
Obese 457 248 52.8 45.0-60.5 209 47.2 39.5-55.0
Current Smoker
No 0 0 . . - . 0 . . - .
Yes 2,153 1,108 52.6 49.1-56.0 1,045 47.4 44.0-50.9
Binge Drinker
No 1,820 931 50.8 47.1-54.4 889 49.2 45.6-52.9
Yes 293 157 58.8 48.9-68.0 136 41.2 32.0-51.1
Heavy Drinker
No 1,991 1,033 53.0 49.5-56.5 958 47.0 43.5-50.5
Yes 122 54 39.0 24.1-56.3 68 61.0 43.7-75.9
Physical Activity
Meets Recommendation 702 367 53.0 46.7-59.2 335 47.0 40.8-53.3
Some Physical Activity 811 409 53.4 48.1-58.6 402 46.6 41.4-51.9
Physically Inactive 560 292 52.3 45.3-59.3 268 47.7 40.7-54.7
Fair/Poor Health Status
Yes 538 314 55.5 48.0-62.8 224 44.5 37.2-52.0
No 1,609 791 51.6 47.7-55.5 818 48.4 44.5-52.3
Disability Status
Yes 774 447 57.4 51.4-63.2 327 42.6 36.8-48.6
No 1,342 640 49.8 45.5-54.1 702 50.2 45.9-54.5
Current Asthma
Yes 195 122 61.7 50.3-72.0 73 38.3 28.0-49.7
No 1,953 985 52.0 48.4-55.6 968 48.0 44.4-51.6
Diabetes
Yes 170 107 60.6 49.3-70.9 63 39.4 29.1-50.7
Yes, During Pregnancy 19 6 36.7 13.4-68.6 13 63.3 31.4-86.6
No 1,961 994 52.3 48.6-55.9 967 47.7 44.1-51.4
Arthritis
Yes 710 373 52.3 46.5-58.1 337 47.7 41.9-53.5
No 1,426 728 52.9 48.6-57.1 698 47.1 42.9-51.4
High Blood Pressure
Yes 627 340 52.5 46.1-58.7 287 47.5 41.3-53.9
Yes, During Pregnancy 29 16 67.4 44.6-84.2 13 32.6 15.8-55.4
No 1,495 751 52.4 48.2-56.5 744 47.6 43.5-51.8
High Cholesterol
Yes 563 301 52.7 46.4-58.9 262 47.3 41.1-53.6
No 1,002 495 49.5 44.6-54.5 507 50.5 45.5-55.4
History of Cardiovascular Disease
Yes 215 122 57.7 47.3-67.4 93 42.3 32.6-52.7
No 1,906 969 51.9 48.3-55.6 937 48.1 44.4-51.7

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

^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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