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2007 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 14,734 2,329 17.6 16.6-18.7 645 5.3 4.7- 5.9 4,364 24.8 23.9-25.9 7,396 52.3 51.0-53.5
Have Health Insurance
Yes 12,847 1,769 15.0 14.0-16.0 527 4.4 3.9- 5.0 3,964 26.4 25.4-27.5 6,587 54.1 52.8-55.4
No 1,856 558 28.9 25.7-32.3 117 9.0 7.1-11.4 392 18.2 15.6-21.1 789 43.9 40.3-47.6
Body Mass Index
Underweight 253 75 26.2 19.5-34.2 15 3.4 1.9- 6.0 44 10.4 7.0-15.1 119 60.1 51.0-68.5
Recommended Range 4,570 819 19.4 17.6-21.5 230 6.2 5.1- 7.5 1,203 21.4 19.7-23.3 2,318 52.9 50.6-55.2
Overweight 5,161 799 17.2 15.7-18.9 238 5.4 4.5- 6.4 1,653 27.4 25.7-29.1 2,471 50.1 48.0-52.1
Obese 4,067 569 16.3 14.3-18.5 141 4.4 3.5- 5.6 1,319 28.2 26.3-30.2 2,038 51.0 48.6-53.5
COPD
Yes 1,197 380 31.8 27.9-36.0 54 6.3 3.9- 9.9 472 34.5 30.7-38.5 291 27.4 22.8-32.4
No 12,830 1,851 16.9 15.8-18.0 556 5.1 4.5- 5.7 3,713 24.5 23.5-25.6 6,710 53.5 52.2-54.9
Binge Drinker
No 13,376 1,898 15.1 14.1-16.1 519 4.3 3.8- 4.9 3,983 25.4 24.3-26.4 6,976 55.2 53.9-56.5
Yes 1,186 391 34.3 30.2-38.6 112 11.3 8.7-14.6 325 21.7 18.4-25.4 358 32.7 28.7-36.9
Heavy Drinker
No 13,968 2,075 16.3 15.3-17.3 590 5.0 4.4- 5.6 4,106 24.7 23.7-25.7 7,197 54.0 52.7-55.3
Yes 525 195 44.4 37.6-51.3 35 9.9 5.9-16.0 184 25.7 20.9-31.1 111 20.1 15.9-25.1
Current Asthma
Yes 1,201 252 24.2 20.0-29.1 69 6.3 4.3- 9.2 359 24.2 21.0-27.6 521 45.3 40.7-50.1
No 13,464 2,065 17.0 16.0-18.1 571 5.2 4.6- 5.9 3,977 24.9 23.8-25.9 6,851 52.9 51.6-54.2
Diabetes
Yes 1,822 224 14.0 11.9-16.5 64 3.5 2.6- 4.7 694 36.6 33.7-39.6 840 45.9 42.8-49.0
No 12,634 2,058 17.9 16.8-19.0 565 5.5 4.8- 6.2 3,568 23.5 22.4-24.6 6,443 53.2 51.8-54.5
Disability
Yes 5,283 1,017 24.1 22.1-26.2 258 5.8 4.9- 7.0 1,773 29.3 27.5-31.0 2,235 40.8 38.7-43.0
No 8,833 1,232 15.1 13.9-16.4 352 4.8 4.2- 5.6 2,445 23.3 22.1-24.6 4,804 56.8 55.2-58.3
Hypertension
Yes 5,672 819 16.0 14.6-17.5 218 4.5 3.7- 5.4 2,019 34.5 32.7-36.2 2,616 45.1 43.2-46.9
No 9,035 1,506 18.2 16.9-19.6 426 5.6 4.9- 6.4 2,338 21.0 19.8-22.2 4,765 55.2 53.6-56.8

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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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