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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

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  Total
Respond.^
Ask them to stop smoking Ask to be moved to another table Ask to have a smokefree policy Do nothing/not return to restaurant Smoking doesn't bother me
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 13,969 2,832 21.5 20.6-22.4 5,102 35.9 34.8-36.9 1,291 9.5 8.9-10.1 1,058 7.2 6.7- 7.7 3,686 26.1 25.2-27.0
Have Health Insurance
Yes 11,899 2,392 21.1 20.2-22.0 4,419 36.6 35.5-37.6 1,119 9.6 8.9-10.2 886 7.1 6.5- 7.6 3,083 25.8 24.8-26.8
No 2,052 435 23.2 20.8-25.8 677 32.5 29.8-35.2 172 9.2 7.5-11.1 172 7.8 6.4- 9.3 596 27.4 25.0-29.9
Body Mass Index
Underweight 223 46 24.0 17.2-32.5 78 34.5 26.7-43.2 12 9.2 4.3-18.6 19 8.5 5.2-13.7 68 23.9 17.8-31.2
Recommended Range 4,742 962 21.6 20.1-23.1 1,730 36.1 34.4-37.9 439 9.3 8.2-10.4 363 7.3 6.4- 8.3 1,248 25.8 24.3-27.4
Overweight 4,828 988 21.9 20.4-23.4 1,710 34.9 33.2-36.6 456 9.8 8.8-10.9 348 6.6 5.9- 7.5 1,326 26.8 25.2-28.4
Obese 3,446 697 21.2 19.5-23.0 1,283 35.5 33.5-37.5 327 9.5 8.3-10.9 276 7.8 6.8- 8.9 863 26.0 24.2-27.9
Current Smoker
No 10,894 2,230 21.5 20.5-22.5 4,529 41.0 39.8-42.2 1,081 10.3 9.6-11.0 817 7.1 6.6- 7.7 2,237 20.1 19.2-21.1
Yes 3,032 591 21.3 19.4-23.3 556 17.6 16.0-19.4 206 6.6 5.6- 7.8 240 7.3 6.3- 8.5 1,439 47.2 44.9-49.4
Binge Drinker
No 12,801 2,556 21.0 20.1-22.0 4,783 36.9 35.8-37.9 1,199 9.6 9.0-10.3 979 7.3 6.8- 7.9 3,284 25.2 24.2-26.1
Yes 994 242 26.5 23.2-30.1 263 25.3 22.1-28.7 84 8.6 6.6-11.1 70 6.3 4.7- 8.2 335 33.4 29.8-37.1
Heavy Drinker
No 13,422 2,714 21.4 20.5-22.3 4,949 36.2 35.2-37.3 1,248 9.6 8.9-10.2 1,017 7.2 6.6- 7.7 3,494 25.6 24.7-26.6
Yes 430 97 23.8 19.1-29.2 116 25.7 20.9-31.2 36 8.0 5.2-12.1 31 6.7 4.3-10.2 150 35.8 30.4-41.6
Fair/Poor Health Status
Yes 2,913 467 15.9 14.3-17.6 1,064 35.6 33.4-37.9 200 7.6 6.3- 9.1 247 8.2 7.0- 9.5 935 32.7 30.6-35.0
No 11,012 2,358 22.8 21.8-23.8 4,018 35.9 34.8-37.0 1,088 9.9 9.3-10.7 807 6.9 6.4- 7.5 2,741 24.5 23.5-25.5
Current Asthma
Yes 1,121 257 24.1 20.9-27.6 452 38.8 35.3-42.5 94 8.7 6.8-11.2 80 6.9 5.3- 8.9 238 21.4 18.5-24.6
No 12,771 2,563 21.3 20.4-22.2 4,619 35.6 34.5-36.7 1,192 9.5 8.9-10.2 974 7.2 6.7- 7.7 3,423 26.4 25.4-27.4
Diabetes
Yes 1,423 235 18.3 15.8-21.1 543 36.4 33.3-39.5 101 7.1 5.6- 9.0 119 7.3 5.9- 9.0 425 30.8 27.8-34.1
Yes, During Pregnancy 127 28 23.1 15.2-33.4 52 41.0 31.6-51.1 15 11.6 6.6-19.7 9 6.0 2.9-11.8 23 18.4 11.7-27.6
No 12,249 2,540 21.8 20.9-22.8 4,445 35.7 34.7-36.8 1,166 9.8 9.1-10.5 917 7.2 6.6- 7.7 3,181 25.5 24.6-26.5
No, Bordeline Diabetes 166 29 18.8 12.4-27.5 58 35.0 26.3-44.8 9 3.9 1.9- 8.1 13 6.5 3.5-11.7 57 35.7 27.1-45.5

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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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