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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

Have you smoked at least 100 cigarettes in your entire life?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 15,004 6,909 45.8 44.8-46.8 8,095 54.2 53.2-55.2
Have Health Insurance
Yes 12,752 5,730 44.7 43.6-45.8 7,022 55.3 54.2-56.4
No 2,230 1,170 51.1 48.4-53.9 1,060 48.9 46.1-51.6
Body Mass Index
Underweight 241 120 47.9 39.7-56.3 121 52.1 43.7-60.3
Recommended Range 5,095 2,372 46.3 44.5-48.0 2,723 53.7 52.0-55.5
Overweight 5,179 2,500 47.6 45.9-49.3 2,679 52.4 50.7-54.1
Obese 3,671 1,646 45.7 43.6-47.7 2,025 54.3 52.3-56.4
Current Smoker
No 11,670 3,575 30.1 29.0-31.1 8,095 69.9 68.9-71.0
Yes 3,333 3,333 100 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
Binge Drinker
No 13,742 6,036 43.6 42.5-44.6 7,706 56.4 55.4-57.5
Yes 1,063 736 67.0 63.3-70.5 327 33.0 29.5-36.7
Heavy Drinker
No 14,403 6,460 44.6 43.6-45.6 7,943 55.4 54.4-56.4
Yes 468 350 75.3 70.2-79.9 118 24.7 20.1-29.8
Fair/Poor Health Status
Yes 3,196 1,743 56.1 53.9-58.4 1,453 43.9 41.6-46.1
No 11,756 5,136 43.3 42.1-44.4 6,620 56.7 55.6-57.9
Current Asthma
Yes 1,185 635 52.6 49.0-56.2 550 47.4 43.8-51.0
No 13,735 6,227 45.2 44.1-46.2 7,508 54.8 53.8-55.9
Diabetes
Yes 1,551 760 51.8 48.7-55.0 791 48.2 45.0-51.3
Yes, During Pregnancy 137 51 35.1 26.5-44.7 86 64.9 55.3-73.5
No 13,132 5,997 45.1 44.0-46.1 7,135 54.9 53.9-56.0
No, Bordeline Diabetes 178 100 62.2 53.1-70.5 78 37.8 29.5-46.9

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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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