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2008 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 15,776 2,183 15.5 14.6-16.4 695 5.4 4.8- 6.1 4,789 24.8 23.9-25.8 8,109 54.3 53.1-55.5
Have Health Insurance
Yes 13,855 1,702 13.8 12.9-14.7 540 4.5 4.0- 5.1 4,408 26.4 25.4-27.4 7,205 55.3 54.1-56.5
No 1,895 479 23.5 20.7-26.5 153 9.6 7.6-12.2 377 17.5 14.6-20.8 886 49.3 45.6-53.1
Body Mass Index
Underweight 233 61 29.9 21.4-40.2 20 9.0 4.1-18.6 57 15.3 10.9-21.2 95 45.7 35.5-56.2
Recommended Range 4,914 780 16.7 15.1-18.5 246 6.3 5.1- 7.7 1,330 20.9 19.3-22.5 2,558 56.1 53.9-58.4
Overweight 5,568 733 14.2 12.8-15.6 246 5.4 4.5- 6.5 1,843 27.5 25.9-29.1 2,746 52.9 51.0-54.8
Obese 4,367 541 15.8 13.9-17.7 169 4.8 3.8- 6.0 1,402 27.0 25.0-29.1 2,255 52.4 50.0-54.8
History of CVD**
Yes 1,950 266 17.0 14.3-20.3 97 5.3 4.1- 6.8 864 42.4 39.4-45.4 723 35.3 32.4-38.3
No 13,670 1,896 15.3 14.4-16.3 591 5.5 4.8- 6.2 3,869 23.1 22.1-24.1 7,314 56.1 54.8-57.4
Binge Drinker
No 14,225 1,733 13.2 12.4-14.1 578 4.5 4.0- 5.1 4,332 25.0 24.0-26.0 7,582 57.3 56.1-58.5
Yes 1,344 396 28.1 24.6-31.9 104 11.8 9.0-15.4 389 23.6 20.1-27.5 455 36.5 32.5-40.6
Heavy Drinker
No 14,908 1,930 14.3 13.4-15.3 641 5.2 4.6- 5.8 4,493 24.9 23.9-25.9 7,844 55.6 54.4-56.9
Yes 566 183 35.8 29.6-42.5 33 10.6 6.4-17.1 198 24.1 20.0-28.8 152 29.4 23.1-36.7
Current Asthma
Yes 1,310 227 21.2 17.5-25.4 79 6.2 4.5- 8.4 419 24.1 21.2-27.3 585 48.5 44.3-52.7
No 14,395 1,948 15.0 14.1-16.0 610 5.4 4.7- 6.1 4,342 24.8 23.8-25.9 7,495 54.8 53.6-56.1
Diabetes
Yes 1,953 206 11.2 9.3-13.5 95 4.7 3.6- 6.0 763 37.2 34.3-40.2 889 46.9 43.8-50.1
No 13,817 1,976 15.9 15.0-16.9 600 5.5 4.9- 6.2 4,024 23.5 22.5-24.6 7,217 55.0 53.7-56.3
Disability
Yes 5,867 971 20.8 19.0-22.7 303 6.1 5.0- 7.4 2,050 30.0 28.4-31.7 2,543 43.1 41.1-45.1
No 9,463 1,145 12.7 11.7-13.8 372 5.0 4.3- 5.8 2,615 22.5 21.3-23.8 5,331 59.7 58.2-61.2

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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.

**History of Cardiovascular Disease: includes history of heart attack or coronary heart disease or stroke.

Use caution in interpreting cell sizes less than 50, % = 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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