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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

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  Total
Respond.^
Less than 6 mos. 6 mos. to 1 year Past year Past 5 years Past 10 years
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 3,498 253 7.8 6.7- 9.0 139 3.9 3.2- 4.8 583 16.4 14.9-18.0 375 10.2 9.1-11.5 2,148 61.7 59.6-63.7
Have Health Insurance
Yes 3,135 201 6.5 5.5- 7.6 113 3.7 3.0- 4.7 502 15.7 14.3-17.3 336 10.4 9.2-11.7 1,983 63.7 61.6-65.7
No 358 52 18.2 13.2-24.6 26 5.5 3.5- 8.5 81 21.6 16.1-28.3 38 9.0 6.0-13.3 161 45.7 38.8-52.8
Body Mass Index
Underweight 40 4 11.5 4.1-28.7 1 1.3 0.2- 8.9 5 13.5 5.3-30.2 2 5.8 1.2-24.0 28 67.9 48.3-82.7
Recommended Range 1,056 93 9.5 7.4-12.2 44 5.0 3.5- 7.1 166 14.9 12.5-17.6 95 8.4 6.6-10.6 658 62.1 58.4-65.7
Overweight 1,315 81 6.8 5.3- 8.8 51 3.5 2.5- 4.8 215 16.8 14.5-19.4 157 11.0 9.2-13.1 811 61.9 58.6-65.1
Obese 940 69 7.4 5.5- 9.8 33 3.0 2.0- 4.5 174 17.6 14.7-21.1 99 10.6 8.4-13.4 565 61.3 57.3-65.2
Current Smoker
No 3,498 253 7.8 6.7- 9.0 139 3.9 3.2- 4.8 583 16.4 14.9-18.0 375 10.2 9.1-11.5 2,148 61.7 59.6-63.7
Yes 0 0 . . - . 0 . . - . 0 . . - . 0 . . - . 0 . . - .
Binge Drinker
No 3,212 212 7.0 5.9- 8.2 122 3.8 3.1- 4.7 526 16.1 14.6-17.8 339 9.9 8.8-11.2 2,013 63.2 61.1-65.3
Yes 233 37 17.6 11.9-25.2 14 5.6 2.9-10.6 49 19.9 14.4-26.8 29 13.2 8.6-19.6 104 43.7 36.1-51.7
Heavy Drinker
No 3,335 239 7.7 6.6- 9.0 129 3.8 3.1- 4.7 563 16.6 15.1-18.2 352 10.1 8.9-11.4 2,052 61.8 59.7-63.8
Yes 129 10 7.4 3.5-14.7 8 6.5 2.5-15.9 15 12.3 6.6-21.8 18 14.1 7.8-24.0 78 59.8 48.7-70.0
Fair/Poor Health Status
Yes 875 67 8.3 6.2-10.9 36 4.3 3.0- 6.1 146 17.2 14.0-20.9 90 9.8 7.6-12.4 536 60.5 56.2-64.5
No 2,608 185 7.7 6.4- 9.1 101 3.7 2.9- 4.8 434 16.1 14.4-17.8 283 10.4 9.1-11.9 1,605 62.1 59.8-64.4
Current Asthma
Yes 316 26 6.2 4.0- 9.3 9 3.2 1.6- 6.5 62 18.9 14.1-25.0 48 13.5 9.6-18.5 171 58.3 51.4-64.8
No 3,165 227 8.0 6.8- 9.3 130 4.0 3.3- 5.0 517 16.1 14.6-17.8 325 10.0 8.8-11.3 1,966 61.9 59.8-64.0
Diabetes
Yes 497 25 3.5 2.2- 5.5 12 2.3 1.2- 4.5 69 12.2 9.4-15.8 42 8.9 6.3-12.5 349 73.0 68.2-77.3
Yes, During Pregnancy 21 2 13.8 3.5-41.3 2 7.8 1.9-27.0 6 33.6 14.7-59.8 4 19.7 6.5-46.4 7 25.2 10.8-48.4
No 2,931 221 8.4 7.2- 9.9 122 4.2 3.3- 5.2 501 17.0 15.3-18.8 324 10.4 9.1-11.8 1,763 60.1 57.8-62.3
No, Bordeline Diabetes 48 5 11.3 4.3-26.6 3 5.0 1.4-15.6 7 17.6 6.6-39.4 5 12.1 4.4-29.3 28 54.1 35.5-71.5

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* Asked only of respondents who reported smoking 100 cigarettes in their entire lifetime and now smoke not at all (for any length of time).

^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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