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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

How strongly do you agree or disagree with the following statement:
Smoking light cigarettes is safer than smoking regular cigarettes.*

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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 3,249 156 5.6 4.5- 6.8 495 14.2 12.8-15.7 1,779 55.6 53.4-57.8 563 17.8 16.1-19.5 256 6.9 5.9- 8.0
Have Health Insurance
Yes 2,471 113 4.8 3.8- 6.0 399 15.7 13.9-17.5 1,329 54.5 52.0-56.9 434 18.3 16.4-20.3 196 6.8 5.7- 8.0
No 775 43 7.7 5.3-11.1 96 10.2 8.0-12.9 449 59.0 54.3-63.4 128 16.0 13.0-19.6 59 7.2 5.1-10.0
Body Mass Index
Underweight 79 3 4.5 1.3-14.8 19 17.1 10.0-27.6 38 55.8 42.1-68.7 9 13.6 6.4-26.6 10 8.9 4.4-17.5
Recommended Range 1,266 71 6.3 4.6- 8.6 180 14.0 11.8-16.6 707 55.8 52.3-59.3 215 17.6 15.0-20.6 93 6.2 4.8- 7.9
Overweight 1,120 46 4.6 3.2- 6.6 178 13.8 11.6-16.4 611 57.0 53.3-60.7 186 16.7 14.1-19.6 99 7.9 6.2-10.0
Obese 678 34 6.4 4.3- 9.4 98 14.3 11.3-18.0 368 53.0 48.3-57.7 132 19.8 16.3-24.0 46 6.4 4.4- 9.3
Current Smoker
No 0 0 . . - . 0 . . - . 0 . . - . 0 . . - . 0 . . - .
Yes 3,249 156 5.6 4.5- 6.8 495 14.2 12.8-15.7 1,779 55.6 53.4-57.8 563 17.8 16.1-19.5 256 6.9 5.9- 8.0
Binge Drinker
No 2,689 136 5.9 4.8- 7.3 410 13.8 12.3-15.4 1,448 55.5 53.1-57.9 463 17.4 15.6-19.3 232 7.4 6.3- 8.7
Yes 484 18 4.4 2.5- 7.6 71 15.4 11.8-20.0 289 56.8 51.2-62.2 90 19.5 15.5-24.3 16 3.9 2.2- 6.7
Heavy Drinker
No 2,975 148 5.7 4.6- 7.0 446 14.1 12.6-15.7 1,624 55.4 53.1-57.7 513 17.6 15.9-19.4 244 7.2 6.2- 8.4
Yes 216 7 4.7 1.8-11.6 40 17.7 12.4-24.7 121 55.0 46.6-63.2 42 20.8 15.0-28.1 6 1.7 0.7- 4.0
Fair/Poor Health Status
Yes 821 44 4.9 3.4- 6.9 125 13.5 10.9-16.6 427 55.8 51.4-60.0 136 16.2 13.3-19.6 89 9.7 7.5-12.6
No 2,416 111 5.7 4.5- 7.2 369 14.5 12.8-16.3 1,346 55.6 53.0-58.1 425 18.3 16.4-20.4 165 5.9 4.9- 7.2
Current Asthma
Yes 303 15 5.0 2.8- 9.0 53 14.5 10.4-19.9 153 54.3 47.1-61.4 63 21.3 16.1-27.7 19 4.8 2.9- 8.1
No 2,917 140 5.6 4.5- 6.9 438 14.2 12.7-15.9 1,607 55.6 53.3-57.9 496 17.4 15.7-19.2 236 7.1 6.1- 8.3
Diabetes
Yes 248 18 9.3 4.6-17.9 45 17.2 12.0-23.9 108 45.9 37.8-54.2 38 12.9 8.9-18.3 39 14.7 9.6-21.9
Yes, During Pregnancy 30 2 7.8 1.6-30.9 4 10.2 3.3-27.6 17 56.5 35.6-75.3 7 25.6 11.3-48.0 0 0.0 . - .
No 2,921 133 5.2 4.3- 6.4 440 14.0 12.6-15.7 1,630 56.5 54.2-58.8 507 17.9 16.2-19.8 211 6.2 5.3- 7.3
No, Bordeline Diabetes 50 3 4.2 1.3-13.1 6 8.9 3.7-19.8 24 46.0 29.7-63.2 11 29.8 14.8-51.0 6 11.1 4.7-24.0

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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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