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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Smoking Cessation--By Risks, Conditions, and Quality of Life Measures

On how many visits did your doctor, nurse or other health professional recommend or discuss medication to assist you with quitting smoking,
such as nicotine gum, patch, nasal spray, inhaler, lozenge, or prescription medication such as Wellbutrin/Zyban/ Buproprion?*

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  Total
Respond.^
1 visit 2 visits 3 visits 4 visits None
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 2,841 483 17.4 15.7-19.3 230 7.9 6.7- 9.2 97 3.7 2.9- 4.7 242 8.1 6.9- 9.4 1,789 63.0 60.7-65.2
Have Health Insurance
Yes 2,308 403 18.3 16.4-20.4 201 8.6 7.3-10.1 81 3.6 2.8- 4.6 205 8.6 7.3-10.1 1,418 61.0 58.5-63.5
No 531 80 14.2 10.9-18.2 29 5.3 3.4- 8.1 16 4.1 2.3- 7.5 37 6.1 4.0- 9.4 369 70.3 65.1-75.0
Body Mass Index
Underweight 68 12 15.9 8.3-28.3 5 9.2 3.1-24.5 3 3.5 1.1-10.8 8 9.5 4.2-19.8 40 61.9 47.1-74.9
Recommended Range 1,070 216 19.5 16.7-22.6 77 6.7 5.1- 8.7 39 4.1 2.8- 6.1 82 7.3 5.6- 9.4 656 62.4 58.7-66.0
Overweight 962 167 18.6 15.6-22.0 84 8.4 6.5-10.8 36 3.5 2.4- 5.0 82 8.2 6.2-10.7 593 61.4 57.4-65.2
Obese 651 78 12.4 9.7-15.8 57 9.1 6.5-12.5 17 3.6 2.1- 6.0 66 8.7 6.5-11.5 433 66.3 61.6-70.7
Current Smoker
No 308 39 14.1 9.7-19.9 19 4.7 2.8- 8.0 6 2.4 1.0- 5.8 10 3.0 1.5- 6.0 234 75.8 69.3-81.2
Yes 2,533 444 17.8 16.0-19.8 211 8.3 7.0- 9.7 91 3.8 3.0- 4.9 232 8.7 7.4-10.1 1,555 61.4 59.0-63.8
Binge Drinker
No 2,418 414 17.7 15.9-19.8 203 8.3 7.0- 9.8 88 3.7 2.9- 4.7 215 8.5 7.2-10.0 1,498 61.8 59.3-64.2
Yes 371 59 14.8 10.9-19.8 24 6.0 3.8- 9.5 8 3.4 1.3- 8.3 22 5.7 3.5- 9.2 258 70.0 63.8-75.6
Heavy Drinker
No 2,638 447 17.4 15.6-19.3 217 8.1 6.9- 9.5 92 3.5 2.8- 4.4 227 8.3 7.0- 9.7 1,655 62.8 60.4-65.1
Yes 162 30 18.4 12.0-27.2 13 6.8 3.7-12.2 5 7.2 2.6-18.6 13 6.4 3.4-11.7 101 61.2 51.1-70.5
Fair/Poor Health Status
Yes 794 97 12.0 9.4-15.2 79 9.8 7.5-12.6 29 4.9 3.1- 7.6 119 14.5 11.6-17.9 470 58.9 54.4-63.2
No 2,038 386 19.5 17.4-21.8 150 7.2 5.9- 8.8 67 3.2 2.4- 4.2 123 5.7 4.6- 7.1 1,312 64.3 61.7-66.9
Current Asthma
Yes 293 35 13.1 8.9-19.0 28 8.3 5.3-12.8 13 6.3 3.5-11.1 47 14.9 10.5-20.7 170 57.4 50.2-64.4
No 2,526 446 18.0 16.2-19.9 200 7.7 6.5- 9.1 84 3.4 2.6- 4.5 190 7.2 6.1- 8.6 1,606 63.6 61.2-66.0
Diabetes
Yes 264 33 13.7 8.9-20.3 26 8.9 5.4-14.2 11 5.3 2.6-10.4 40 15.1 10.5-21.4 154 57.0 49.0-64.7
Yes, During Pregnancy 29 5 18.9 6.4-44.4 1 1.2 0.2- 8.4 0 0.0 . - . 5 18.5 7.5-38.9 18 61.4 39.6-79.4
No 2,495 430 17.5 15.7-19.4 200 7.9 6.7- 9.3 80 3.4 2.6- 4.4 192 7.3 6.1- 8.7 1,593 64.0 61.6-66.4
No, Bordeline Diabetes 53 15 34.6 19.6-53.4 3 6.8 2.1-19.8 6 13.7 5.6-29.7 5 6.7 2.6-16.5 24 38.2 24.2-54.6

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*Asked of respondents who stopped smoking within the past year or now smoke every day or some days AND who saw a doctor, nurse, or other health professional in the past 12 months.

^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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