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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Derived Variables and Risk Factors--By Risks, Conditions, and Quality of Life Measures

Smoking Status*

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  Total
Respond.^
Smoke everyday Smoke some days Former smoker Never smoked
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 15,003 2,578 17.2 16.5-18.0 755 5.3 4.8- 5.8 3,575 23.3 22.5-24.1 8,095 54.2 53.2-55.2
Have Health Insurance
Yes 12,752 1,956 15.3 14.5-16.1 573 4.6 4.2- 5.1 3,201 24.8 23.9-25.8 7,022 55.3 54.2-56.4
No 2,229 621 26.9 24.5-29.3 180 8.4 7.0-10.2 368 15.8 13.9-17.9 1,060 48.9 46.1-51.7
Body Mass Index
Underweight 241 67 25.3 19.0-32.8 13 4.8 2.5- 9.0 40 17.9 12.1-25.5 121 52.1 43.7-60.3
Recommended Range 5,095 1,028 20.4 19.0-21.9 272 5.5 4.8- 6.4 1,072 20.3 19.0-21.7 2,723 53.7 52.0-55.5
Overweight 5,179 861 16.6 15.3-17.9 290 6.1 5.3- 7.1 1,349 24.9 23.5-26.4 2,679 52.4 50.7-54.1
Obese 3,671 538 15.0 13.6-16.6 151 3.9 3.2- 4.7 957 26.8 25.0-28.6 2,025 54.3 52.3-56.4
Binge Drinker
No 13,741 2,138 15.4 14.7-16.2 618 4.7 4.2- 5.2 3,279 23.5 22.6-24.4 7,706 56.4 55.4-57.5
Yes 1,063 379 34.3 30.8-37.9 117 11.6 9.4-14.3 240 21.1 18.3-24.2 327 33.0 29.5-36.7
Heavy Drinker
No 14,402 2,352 16.3 15.5-17.1 699 5.1 4.7- 5.6 3,408 23.2 22.3-24.1 7,943 55.4 54.4-56.4
Yes 468 181 40.4 34.9-46.1 39 8.6 5.8-12.6 130 26.3 21.7-31.5 118 24.7 20.1-29.8
Fair/Poor Health Status
Yes 3,195 657 21.7 19.9-23.6 188 5.6 4.7- 6.6 897 28.9 26.9-31.0 1,453 43.9 41.6-46.1
No 11,756 1,912 16.2 15.3-17.0 564 5.2 4.7- 5.8 2,660 21.9 21.0-22.8 6,620 56.7 55.6-57.9
Current Asthma
Yes 1,184 225 19.1 16.3-22.1 85 7.6 5.8- 9.8 324 26.0 23.0-29.2 550 47.4 43.8-51.1
No 13,735 2,327 17.0 16.2-17.8 667 5.1 4.6- 5.6 3,233 23.1 22.2-24.0 7,508 54.8 53.8-55.9
Diabetes
Yes 1,551 198 13.7 11.5-16.2 55 3.7 2.6- 5.0 507 34.5 31.6-37.5 791 48.2 45.0-51.3
Yes, During Pregnancy 137 26 17.8 11.5-26.6 4 3.5 1.2- 9.7 21 13.8 8.6-21.3 86 64.9 55.3-73.5
No 13,131 2,314 17.6 16.8-18.4 686 5.5 5.0- 6.0 2,996 22.0 21.2-22.9 7,135 54.9 53.9-56.0
No, Bordeline Diabetes 178 40 21.2 14.6-29.9 10 5.4 2.6-10.9 50 35.6 26.5-45.8 78 37.8 29.5-46.9

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*Data in this table were derived from the tobacco use questions 1 and 2.
Overall smoking prevalence estimates can be obtained by adding 'Smoke everyday' and 'Smoke somedays' rates.

^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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