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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Tobacco Use Prevention--By Risks, Conditions, and Quality of Life Measures

In the past 12 months, have you ever asked a stranger not to smoke around you, in order to avoid exposure to their tobacco smoke?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 14,652 2,386 17.6 16.8-18.4 12,266 82.4 81.6-83.2
Have Health Insurance
Yes 12,477 1,948 16.7 15.9-17.6 10,529 83.3 82.4-84.1
No 2,156 436 21.7 19.4-24.2 1,720 78.3 75.8-80.6
Body Mass Index
Underweight 235 35 16.2 11.1-22.9 200 83.8 77.1-88.9
Recommended Range 4,970 751 16.2 14.9-17.6 4,219 83.8 82.4-85.1
Overweight 5,053 782 17.5 16.1-18.9 4,271 82.5 81.1-83.9
Obese 3,614 697 19.5 18.0-21.2 2,917 80.5 78.8-82.0
Current Smoker
No 11,382 2,075 19.7 18.7-20.7 9,307 80.3 79.3-81.3
Yes 3,224 306 10.2 8.9-11.7 2,918 89.8 88.3-91.1
Binge Drinker
No 13,429 2,196 17.9 17.0-18.7 11,233 82.1 81.3-83.0
Yes 1,038 160 14.9 12.4-17.7 878 85.1 82.3-87.6
Heavy Drinker
No 14,070 2,310 17.8 16.9-18.6 11,760 82.2 81.4-83.1
Yes 460 63 14.6 11.2-19.0 397 85.4 81.0-88.8
Fair/Poor Health Status
Yes 3,117 496 17.2 15.5-19.1 2,621 82.8 80.9-84.5
No 11,487 1,881 17.7 16.7-18.6 9,606 82.3 81.4-83.3
Current Asthma
Yes 1,166 277 23.7 20.7-27.0 889 76.3 73.0-79.3
No 13,402 2,093 17.1 16.2-17.9 11,309 82.9 82.1-83.8
Diabetes
Yes 1,523 225 15.2 13.0-17.6 1,298 84.8 82.4-87.0
Yes, During Pregnancy 135 28 21.5 14.4-30.7 107 78.5 69.3-85.6
No 12,813 2,109 17.8 17.0-18.7 10,704 82.2 81.3-83.0
No, Bordeline Diabetes 175 23 13.9 8.8-21.4 152 86.1 78.6-91.2

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^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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