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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

How strongly do you agree or disagree with the following statement.
Tobacco use by adults should not be allowed on school grounds or at any school events.

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  Total
Respond.^
Strongly agree Agree Disagree Strongly disagree No Opinion
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 14,691 7,817 53.9 52.9-54.9 4,742 31.4 30.4-32.3 1,299 9.2 8.6- 9.8 278 2.1 1.8- 2.4 555 3.5 3.2- 3.9
Have Health Insurance
Yes 12,511 6,713 54.0 52.9-55.1 4,015 31.3 30.3-32.3 1,069 9.1 8.5- 9.8 232 2.0 1.7- 2.4 482 3.6 3.2- 4.0
No 2,160 1,097 53.8 51.0-56.6 720 31.6 29.1-34.2 227 9.4 7.9-11.1 45 2.2 1.5- 3.1 71 3.1 2.3- 4.1
Body Mass Index
Underweight 237 119 50.6 42.2-58.9 82 39.2 31.1-48.0 17 5.4 3.0- 9.5 6 1.6 0.6- 4.1 13 3.2 1.6- 6.1
Recommended Range 4,979 2,604 52.4 50.6-54.1 1,664 32.8 31.2-34.5 429 9.0 8.0-10.1 95 2.0 1.6- 2.6 187 3.8 3.2- 4.5
Overweight 5,074 2,670 52.8 51.1-54.6 1,649 31.7 30.1-33.3 489 10.5 9.4-11.7 83 1.8 1.4- 2.4 183 3.2 2.7- 3.8
Obese 3,620 1,989 56.4 54.4-58.4 1,108 28.8 27.0-30.6 312 8.5 7.5- 9.7 81 2.7 2.0- 3.5 130 3.6 2.9- 4.4
Current Smoker
No 11,421 6,537 58.0 56.9-59.1 3,517 29.7 28.7-30.8 798 7.4 6.8- 8.1 140 1.3 1.0- 1.6 429 3.6 3.2- 4.0
Yes 3,224 1,263 39.9 37.7-42.1 1,211 37.0 34.9-39.1 492 15.2 13.6-16.9 135 4.8 3.9- 6.0 123 3.2 2.6- 4.0
Binge Drinker
No 13,466 7,312 55.3 54.2-56.3 4,287 30.9 29.9-31.8 1,119 8.5 7.9- 9.1 239 1.9 1.6- 2.3 509 3.5 3.1- 3.9
Yes 1,038 431 41.5 37.8-45.3 389 36.4 32.9-40.1 152 15.7 13.0-18.7 31 3.4 2.1- 5.3 35 3.0 2.0- 4.5
Heavy Drinker
No 14,109 7,564 54.4 53.3-55.4 4,552 31.3 30.4-32.3 1,207 8.9 8.3- 9.5 257 2.0 1.7- 2.3 529 3.4 3.1- 3.8
Yes 459 207 44.2 38.6-50.0 147 32.4 27.3-38.0 73 14.6 11.1-19.0 13 3.6 1.9- 6.8 19 5.1 3.0- 8.4
Fair/Poor Health Status
Yes 3,124 1,568 51.6 49.3-53.9 1,025 31.6 29.6-33.7 289 9.5 8.2-10.9 73 2.6 1.9- 3.5 169 4.7 3.9- 5.7
No 11,517 6,229 54.5 53.4-55.7 3,700 31.3 30.2-32.4 1,007 9.1 8.5- 9.8 204 1.9 1.6- 2.3 377 3.1 2.7- 3.5
Current Asthma
Yes 1,166 675 59.1 55.5-62.7 340 28.3 25.1-31.7 98 7.9 6.2-10.1 24 1.8 1.1- 2.8 29 2.8 1.8- 4.5
No 13,441 7,104 53.5 52.4-54.6 4,374 31.6 30.6-32.6 1,189 9.3 8.6- 9.9 253 2.1 1.8- 2.4 521 3.5 3.2- 3.9
Diabetes
Yes 1,526 808 55.0 51.9-58.2 491 31.1 28.3-34.1 128 7.8 6.2- 9.8 27 1.3 0.9- 2.0 72 4.6 3.5- 6.1
Yes, During Pregnancy 134 72 52.3 42.5-62.0 45 33.6 25.1-43.4 10 8.8 4.2-17.4 2 2.4 0.5-10.4 5 2.9 1.1- 7.5
No 12,850 6,850 53.9 52.8-55.0 4,135 31.3 30.3-32.3 1,148 9.4 8.7-10.1 247 2.1 1.8- 2.5 470 3.4 3.0- 3.8
No, Bordeline Diabetes 175 85 47.3 38.0-56.9 69 40.6 31.6-50.2 13 6.0 3.1-11.3 2 3.1 0.5-15.6 6 3.0 1.2- 7.2

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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.

** Northeast NC I: Bertie, Gates, Halifax, Hertford, Northampton, and Warren counties.
Northeast NC II: Beaufort, Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Edgecombe, Hyde, Martin, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell, and Washington counties.
Northeastern Partnership: Northeast NC I and II regions combined.
Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC): Buncombe, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Swain, Transylvania, and Yancey counties.

*** Eastern North Carolina: Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Brunswick, Camden, Carteret, Chowan, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Currituck, Dare, Duplin, Edgecombe, Gates, Greene, Halifax, Harnett, Hertford, Hoke, Hyde, Johnston, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Nash, New Hanover, Northampton, Onslow, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Pender, Perquimans, Pitt, Robeson, Sampson, Scotland, Tyrrell, Washington, Wayne, and Wilson counties.
Piedmont North Carolina: Alamance, Alexander, Anson, Cabarrus, Caswell, Catawba, Chatham, Cleveland, Davidson, Davie, Durham, Forsyth, Franklin, Gaston, Granville, Guilford, Iredell, Lee, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Moore, Orange, Person, Randolph, Richmond, Rockingham, Rowan, Stanly, Stokes, Union, Vance, Wake, Warren, and Yadkin counties.
Western North Carolina: Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Buncombe, Burke, Caldwell, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Surry, Swain, Transylvania, Watauga, Wilkes, and Yancey counties.

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