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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Derived Variables and Risk Factors--By Risks, Conditions, and Quality of Life Measures

Current Smoker*

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  Total
Respond.^
No Yes
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 15,776 12,898 79.1 78.0-80.1 2,878 20.9 19.9-22.0
Have Health Insurance
Yes 13,855 11,613 81.7 80.7-82.7 2,242 18.3 17.3-19.3
No 1,895 1,263 66.9 63.4-70.2 632 33.1 29.8-36.6
Body Mass Index
Underweight 233 152 61.0 50.4-70.7 81 39.0 29.3-49.6
Recommended Range 4,914 3,888 77.0 75.0-79.0 1,026 23.0 21.0-25.0
Overweight 5,568 4,589 80.4 78.7-81.9 979 19.6 18.1-21.3
Obese 4,367 3,657 79.5 77.3-81.5 710 20.5 18.5-22.7
History of CVD**
Yes 1,950 1,587 77.7 74.4-80.6 363 22.3 19.4-25.6
No 13,670 11,183 79.2 78.1-80.3 2,487 20.8 19.7-21.9
Binge Drinker
No 14,225 11,914 82.3 81.3-83.2 2,311 17.7 16.8-18.7
Yes 1,344 844 60.1 55.8-64.2 500 39.9 35.8-44.2
Heavy Drinker
No 14,908 12,337 80.5 79.4-81.5 2,571 19.5 18.5-20.6
Yes 566 350 53.6 46.7-60.3 216 46.4 39.7-53.3
Current Asthma
Yes 1,310 1,004 72.6 68.3-76.5 306 27.4 23.5-31.7
No 14,395 11,837 79.6 78.5-80.7 2,558 20.4 19.3-21.5
Diabetes
Yes 1,953 1,652 84.1 81.7-86.3 301 15.9 13.7-18.3
No 13,817 11,241 78.6 77.4-79.7 2,576 21.4 20.3-22.6
Disability
Yes 5,867 4,593 73.1 71.1-75.1 1,274 26.9 24.9-28.9
No 9,463 7,946 82.3 81.0-83.4 1,517 17.7 16.6-19.0

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*Data in this table were derived from the tobacco use questions 1 and 2.

**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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