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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Quit Now NC--By Risks, Conditions, and Quality of Life Measures

On the average, about how many cigarettes a day do you now smoke?*

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  Total
Respond.^
<10 cigaretts/per day 10-20 cigarettes/per day 20 cigs.(one pack)/per day More than 20 cigarettes/per day
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 3,122 844 29.2 27.2-31.4 988 31.1 29.1-33.2 896 27.8 25.9-29.8 394 11.9 10.5-13.3
Have Health Insurance
Yes 2,374 633 28.1 25.8-30.5 765 32.0 29.7-34.4 679 27.9 25.7-30.2 297 12.0 10.5-13.7
No 746 209 32.1 27.6-37.0 223 28.8 24.8-33.2 217 27.6 23.7-31.8 97 11.5 9.0-14.6
Body Mass Index
Underweight 75 17 21.1 12.1-34.2 28 42.7 28.9-57.6 22 28.6 18.0-42.3 8 7.6 3.4-16.1
Recommended Range 1,217 321 29.5 26.2-32.9 377 29.2 26.2-32.5 375 29.8 26.7-33.2 144 11.4 9.4-13.8
Overweight 1,075 298 30.6 27.0-34.5 339 32.5 29.0-36.3 296 25.3 22.2-28.6 142 11.5 9.5-14.0
Obese 655 173 25.3 21.4-29.7 212 31.0 26.8-35.7 177 29.1 24.9-33.7 93 14.5 11.4-18.3
Current Smoker
No 0 0 . . - . 0 . . - . 0 . . - . 0 . . - .
Yes 3,122 844 29.2 27.2-31.4 988 31.1 29.1-33.2 896 27.8 25.9-29.8 394 11.9 10.5-13.3
Binge Drinker
No 2,584 693 29.0 26.7-31.4 843 32.0 29.7-34.3 739 27.5 25.4-29.7 309 11.5 10.1-13.1
Yes 466 136 32.3 27.0-38.0 125 26.5 21.8-31.9 132 27.9 23.1-33.3 73 13.2 10.1-17.1
Heavy Drinker
No 2,864 786 29.9 27.7-32.2 921 31.6 29.5-33.8 811 27.1 25.1-29.2 346 11.4 10.1-12.9
Yes 208 45 22.7 15.9-31.2 54 24.5 18.2-32.2 68 35.0 27.1-43.8 41 17.8 12.6-24.5
Fair/Poor Health Status
Yes 788 194 25.0 21.4-29.0 217 28.0 24.1-32.3 239 29.6 25.7-33.8 138 17.4 14.3-21.1
No 2,322 647 30.5 28.1-33.1 768 32.2 29.9-34.7 652 27.2 25.0-29.5 255 10.1 8.7-11.6
Current Asthma
Yes 296 84 30.6 24.1-38.0 83 28.6 22.2-35.9 79 24.5 18.9-31.0 50 16.4 11.9-22.0
No 2,797 756 29.3 27.1-31.6 900 31.6 29.4-33.8 804 27.9 25.9-30.0 337 11.2 9.9-12.7
Diabetes
Yes 240 54 27.0 19.6-35.9 70 29.1 22.3-37.0 78 28.3 21.6-36.1 38 15.6 10.4-22.7
Yes, During Pregnancy 30 9 38.3 20.0-60.6 10 28.5 14.1-49.1 9 28.4 13.5-50.2 2 4.9 1.2-18.2
No 2,803 770 29.4 27.3-31.7 887 31.1 28.9-33.3 794 27.8 25.8-29.9 352 11.7 10.4-13.2
No, Bordeline Diabetes 49 11 23.0 11.7-40.1 21 49.4 32.2-66.8 15 24.7 13.9-40.0 2 2.9 0.7-11.2

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*Asked only of respondents who reported smoking 100 cigarettes in entire lifetime and now smoke 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.

** 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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