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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

During the past 12 months, have you stopped smoking for one day or longer because you were trying to quit smoking?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 3,324 1,784 54.7 52.5-56.8 1,540 45.3 43.2-47.5
Have Health Insurance
Yes 2,524 1,317 52.6 50.2-55.1 1,207 47.4 44.9-49.8
No 798 466 60.2 55.6-64.7 332 39.8 35.3-44.4
Body Mass Index
Underweight 80 39 47.8 34.4-61.5 41 52.2 38.5-65.6
Recommended Range 1,298 660 52.5 49.0-56.0 638 47.5 44.0-51.0
Overweight 1,145 625 54.4 50.6-58.1 520 45.6 41.9-49.4
Obese 688 403 60.3 55.7-64.8 285 39.7 35.2-44.3
Current Smoker
No 0 0 . . - . 0 . . - .
Yes 3,324 1,784 54.7 52.5-56.8 1,540 45.3 43.2-47.5
Binge Drinker
No 2,749 1,506 55.9 53.5-58.3 1,243 44.1 41.7-46.5
Yes 494 243 50.7 45.2-56.2 251 49.3 43.8-54.8
Heavy Drinker
No 3,043 1,658 55.5 53.2-57.7 1,385 44.5 42.3-46.8
Yes 219 102 49.9 41.6-58.2 117 50.1 41.8-58.4
Fair/Poor Health Status
Yes 843 504 60.5 56.2-64.6 339 39.5 35.4-43.8
No 2,469 1,273 52.9 50.4-55.4 1,196 47.1 44.6-49.6
Current Asthma
Yes 310 214 72.7 66.2-78.3 96 27.3 21.7-33.8
No 2,985 1,551 52.8 50.5-55.1 1,434 47.2 44.9-49.5
Diabetes
Yes 252 155 68.8 61.4-75.2 97 31.2 24.8-38.6
Yes, During Pregnancy 30 18 63.4 42.0-80.5 12 36.6 19.5-58.0
No 2,994 1,590 53.5 51.2-55.8 1,404 46.5 44.2-48.8
No, Bordeline Diabetes 48 21 52.2 34.6-69.2 27 47.8 30.8-65.4

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

^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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