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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

Do you usually smoke regular, lights, or ultra lights?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Regular Lights Ultra lights
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 3,175 1,145 38.7 36.5-40.9 1,460 45.1 42.9-47.3 570 16.2 14.7-17.9
Have Health Insurance
Yes 2,409 799 34.9 32.5-37.4 1,123 46.3 43.8-48.8 487 18.8 16.9-20.8
No 763 344 49.0 44.4-53.7 336 41.8 37.3-46.4 83 9.2 7.0-11.9
Body Mass Index
Underweight 77 28 38.9 25.9-53.7 36 44.0 30.9-57.9 13 17.2 9.0-30.2
Recommended Range 1,237 412 37.5 34.1-41.1 593 46.0 42.5-49.6 232 16.5 14.1-19.2
Overweight 1,097 407 39.4 35.7-43.2 496 45.2 41.4-49.0 194 15.4 13.1-18.2
Obese 658 264 40.5 35.9-45.3 284 42.3 37.7-47.1 110 17.2 13.7-21.3
Current Smoker
No 0 0 . . - . 0 . . - . 0 . . - .
Yes 3,175 1,145 38.7 36.5-40.9 1,460 45.1 42.9-47.3 570 16.2 14.7-17.9
Binge Drinker
No 2,629 931 37.7 35.3-40.2 1,195 44.9 42.4-47.3 503 17.4 15.7-19.3
Yes 474 186 43.5 37.9-49.2 233 46.3 40.8-52.0 55 10.2 7.4-13.9
Heavy Drinker
No 2,912 1,047 38.3 36.1-40.7 1,334 45.3 43.0-47.6 531 16.4 14.8-18.1
Yes 210 71 38.6 30.5-47.3 105 44.4 36.3-52.9 34 17.0 11.4-24.5
Fair/Poor Health Status
Yes 803 327 41.9 37.6-46.3 329 41.4 37.0-45.8 147 16.8 13.8-20.2
No 2,360 812 37.5 35.0-40.1 1,125 46.3 43.8-48.9 423 16.1 14.4-18.0
Current Asthma
Yes 297 120 44.6 37.4-52.0 125 38.9 31.9-46.3 52 16.5 12.0-22.4
No 2,850 1,019 38.1 35.9-40.5 1,320 45.7 43.4-48.1 511 16.1 14.5-17.9
Diabetes
Yes 243 79 33.5 26.2-41.6 115 49.3 41.0-57.7 49 17.2 12.3-23.6
Yes, During Pregnancy 29 14 49.5 29.1-70.1 10 39.7 21.3-61.5 5 10.8 4.2-25.4
No 2,853 1,036 38.9 36.6-41.3 1,313 45.0 42.7-47.3 504 16.1 14.5-17.8
No, Bordeline Diabetes 50 16 45.8 28.8-63.9 22 33.2 20.4-49.2 12 20.9 11.3-35.5

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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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