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2005 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Tobacco Use--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 17,183 2,744 17.1 16.3-17.9 798 5.5 5.0- 6.1 4,586 23.6 22.8-24.4 9,055 53.8 52.8-54.8
Have Health Insurance
Yes 14,684 2,076 14.6 13.9-15.4 622 4.9 4.4- 5.5 4,137 25.6 24.7-26.5 7,849 54.9 53.9-56.0
No 2,464 662 27.4 24.9-30.1 174 7.8 6.4- 9.6 443 15.6 13.8-17.6 1,185 49.1 46.2-52.0
Body Mass Index
Underweight 284 75 25.3 19.2-32.7 15 5.7 3.1-10.5 61 14.3 10.5-19.0 133 54.7 46.7-62.5
Recommended Range 5,673 1,097 21.2 19.6-22.8 276 6.2 5.2- 7.4 1,315 19.9 18.6-21.3 2,985 52.6 50.8-54.5
Overweight 5,907 911 16.0 14.8-17.3 279 5.5 4.7- 6.4 1,733 26.7 25.3-28.2 2,984 51.8 50.1-53.5
Obese 4,485 580 13.9 12.6-15.4 195 4.7 3.8- 5.7 1,322 26.6 25.0-28.3 2,388 54.8 52.8-56.7
Current Smoker
No 13,641 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 4,586 30.5 29.5-31.5 9,055 69.5 68.5-70.5
Yes 3,542 2,744 75.5 73.3-77.6 798 24.5 22.4-26.7 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
Binge Drinker
No 15,685 2,266 15.3 14.5-16.1 666 5.1 4.6- 5.7 4,243 23.9 23.1-24.7 8,510 55.7 54.6-56.8
Yes 1,328 419 30.3 27.1-33.7 123 9.2 7.2-11.7 301 21.1 18.4-24.2 485 39.4 35.8-43.0
Heavy Drinker
No 16,442 2,495 16.3 15.5-17.1 750 5.5 4.9- 6.0 4,361 23.5 22.7-24.3 8,836 54.8 53.7-55.8
Yes 501 183 39.1 33.5-45.0 32 5.1 3.4- 7.4 156 27.4 22.7-32.7 130 28.4 22.8-34.8
Current Asthma
Yes 1,206 193 17.6 14.7-21.0 90 8.3 6.4-10.7 392 29.0 25.6-32.6 531 45.1 41.2-49.1
No 15,895 2,532 17.0 16.2-17.8 702 5.4 4.8- 6.0 4,170 23.2 22.4-24.1 8,491 54.4 53.4-55.5
Diabetes
Yes 1,839 198 11.8 9.8-14.0 71 3.4 2.6- 4.5 672 36.4 33.7-39.2 898 48.4 45.5-51.3
Yes, During Pregnancy 144 16 12.2 6.6-21.5 7 4.0 1.8- 8.4 34 18.5 12.6-26.3 87 65.3 55.6-74.0
No 14,978 2,497 17.6 16.8-18.5 712 5.8 5.2- 6.4 3,795 22.2 21.4-23.1 7,974 54.4 53.3-55.5
No, Bordeline Diabetes 212 32 18.4 11.7-27.7 8 3.1 1.4- 6.9 82 39.4 31.2-48.1 90 39.1 30.8-48.0

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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.

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