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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

Do you now smoke cigarettes everyday, some days, or not at all?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Everyday Some days Not at all
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 6,908 2,578 37.6 36.2-39.1 755 11.5 10.5-12.6 3,575 50.9 49.4-52.3
Have Health Insurance
Yes 5,730 1,956 34.1 32.6-35.7 573 10.3 9.3-11.4 3,201 55.6 53.9-57.1
No 1,169 621 52.6 48.7-56.4 180 16.5 13.7-19.7 368 30.9 27.5-34.6
Body Mass Index
Underweight 120 67 52.7 41.0-64.1 13 10.0 5.2-18.3 40 37.3 26.5-49.5
Recommended Range 2,372 1,028 44.2 41.6-46.7 272 11.9 10.3-13.8 1,072 43.9 41.4-46.4
Overweight 2,500 861 34.8 32.5-37.2 290 12.9 11.1-14.8 1,349 52.3 49.8-54.8
Obese 1,646 538 32.9 30.1-35.9 151 8.5 7.0-10.3 957 58.6 55.6-61.5
Current Smoker
No 3,575 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 3,575 100 . - .
Yes 3,333 2,578 76.6 74.6-78.4 755 23.4 21.6-25.4 0 0.0 . - .
Binge Drinker
No 6,035 2,138 35.4 33.9-37.0 618 10.7 9.7-11.8 3,279 53.9 52.3-55.5
Yes 736 379 51.1 46.6-55.6 117 17.3 14.1-21.1 240 31.5 27.5-35.8
Heavy Drinker
No 6,459 2,352 36.5 35.0-38.0 699 11.5 10.5-12.6 3,408 52.0 50.5-53.6
Yes 350 181 53.6 47.0-60.1 39 11.5 7.8-16.6 130 34.9 29.0-41.3
Fair/Poor Health Status
Yes 1,742 657 38.6 35.7-41.6 188 9.9 8.4-11.7 897 51.5 48.5-54.4
No 5,136 1,912 37.3 35.7-39.0 564 12.0 10.9-13.3 2,660 50.6 48.9-52.4
Current Asthma
Yes 634 225 36.2 31.6-41.2 85 14.4 11.1-18.4 324 49.4 44.4-54.3
No 6,227 2,327 37.6 36.1-39.1 667 11.3 10.3-12.4 3,233 51.1 49.5-52.7
Diabetes
Yes 760 198 26.4 22.5-30.8 55 7.1 5.1- 9.7 507 66.5 62.0-70.7
Yes, During Pregnancy 51 26 50.9 35.3-66.3 4 9.9 3.4-25.4 21 39.2 25.3-55.2
No 5,996 2,314 39.0 37.4-40.6 686 12.1 11.1-13.3 2,996 48.9 47.3-50.5
No, Bordeline Diabetes 100 40 34.1 23.5-46.7 10 8.7 4.1-17.2 50 57.2 44.5-69.0

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* This question was asked only of respondents who reported smoking 100 or more cigarettes in her/his entire life.

^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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