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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Quit Now NC--By Risks, Conditions, and Quality of Life Measures

Smoking light cigarettes is safer than smoking regular cigarettes.*
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  Total
Respond.^
Strongly agree Agree Disagree Strongly disagree
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 2,515 123 4.4 3.1- 6.2 632 23.3 20.9-25.8 1,219 47.8 44.7-50.8 541 24.6 21.9-27.5
Have Health Insurance
Yes 1,962 101 4.0 3.1- 5.2 513 24.9 22.2-27.9 939 48.1 44.7-51.5 409 23.0 20.0-26.2
No 549 22 5.3 2.2-12.5 117 19.0 14.8-24.2 279 46.8 40.4-53.3 131 28.9 23.1-35.4
Body Mass Index
Underweight 57 4 5.1 1.4-17.2 14 29.0 13.1-52.4 23 39.0 22.2-59.0 16 26.9 14.3-44.8
Recommended Range 905 43 5.3 2.6-10.5 229 20.4 17.0-24.3 447 50.4 45.1-55.8 186 23.9 19.4-28.9
Overweight 853 40 3.8 2.4- 6.0 214 23.7 20.0-27.8 408 45.8 41.1-50.7 191 26.7 22.2-31.7
Obese 635 30 3.2 2.1- 5.0 158 25.5 20.3-31.4 314 48.7 42.6-54.8 133 22.6 17.6-28.6
History of CVD**
Yes 295 13 4.9 2.5- 9.7 81 31.6 22.1-43.0 143 45.9 37.0-55.1 58 17.6 12.6-24.0
No 2,197 107 4.2 2.8- 6.1 544 22.6 20.2-25.2 1,069 48.1 44.9-51.4 477 25.1 22.2-28.2
Binge Drinker
No 2,024 105 4.1 3.1- 5.3 507 23.8 21.1-26.7 988 48.2 44.9-51.5 424 24.0 21.0-27.2
Yes 450 16 4.5 1.4-13.1 117 22.9 18.0-28.8 210 45.2 38.3-52.2 107 27.4 21.5-34.3
Heavy Drinker
No 2,259 106 4.1 2.7- 6.1 572 23.2 20.7-25.9 1,101 48.5 45.3-51.8 480 24.2 21.3-27.3
Yes 189 11 3.3 1.5- 7.1 47 27.4 18.6-38.4 86 40.4 30.4-51.3 45 28.9 20.0-39.9
Current Asthma
Yes 269 19 5.1 2.8- 9.0 70 27.0 18.4-37.7 108 35.2 27.3-43.9 72 32.8 23.9-43.2
No 2,232 104 4.3 2.9- 6.3 555 22.6 20.2-25.2 1,106 49.4 46.2-52.6 467 23.7 20.9-26.7
Diabetes
Yes 259 21 6.0 3.6-10.1 75 23.6 17.6-30.9 104 42.5 34.5-50.9 59 27.8 20.6-36.4
No 2,256 102 4.2 2.9- 6.2 557 23.2 20.7-25.9 1,115 48.1 44.9-51.4 482 24.4 21.6-27.5
Disability
Yes 1,121 73 7.0 4.2-11.3 285 25.4 21.5-29.9 510 44.9 40.2-49.8 253 22.7 19.1-26.7
No 1,381 49 2.6 1.8- 3.7 343 21.7 18.8-24.8 703 49.6 45.7-53.6 286 26.1 22.4-30.2

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*Asked only of respondents who reported smoking daily or occasionally.

**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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