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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Tobacco Use--By Risks, Conditions, and Quality of Life Measures

Do you now smoke cigarettes everyday, some days, or not at all?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Everyday Some days Not at all
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 7,667 2,183 33.9 32.2-35.6 695 11.9 10.6-13.3 4,789 54.3 52.5-56.0
Have Health Insurance
Yes 6,650 1,702 30.8 29.0-32.6 540 10.1 8.9-11.4 4,408 59.1 57.3-60.9
No 1,009 479 46.4 41.3-51.6 153 19.0 15.1-23.7 377 34.6 29.5-40.0
Body Mass Index
Underweight 138 61 55.1 42.2-67.4 20 16.6 7.8-31.9 57 28.2 19.8-38.6
Recommended Range 2,356 780 38.1 34.9-41.3 246 14.3 11.7-17.4 1,330 47.6 44.4-50.9
Overweight 2,822 733 30.1 27.6-32.7 246 11.6 9.7-13.7 1,843 58.4 55.6-61.0
Obese 2,112 541 33.1 29.8-36.7 169 10.1 8.0-12.5 1,402 56.8 53.2-60.3
History of CVD**
Yes 1,227 266 26.3 22.3-30.8 97 8.2 6.3-10.5 864 65.5 61.1-69.6
No 6,356 1,896 34.9 33.1-36.8 591 12.4 11.0-14.0 3,869 52.6 50.7-54.6
Binge Drinker
No 6,643 1,733 31.0 29.3-32.8 578 10.5 9.4-11.8 4,332 58.5 56.7-60.3
Yes 889 396 44.2 39.0-49.6 104 18.6 14.3-23.9 389 37.1 32.0-42.5
Heavy Drinker
No 7,064 1,930 32.3 30.5-34.1 641 11.7 10.4-13.1 4,493 56.1 54.2-57.9
Yes 414 183 50.8 43.3-58.2 33 15.0 9.2-23.6 198 34.2 28.4-40.5
Current Asthma
Yes 725 227 41.2 35.3-47.3 79 12.0 8.8-16.1 419 46.9 41.3-52.5
No 6,900 1,948 33.2 31.4-35.0 610 11.9 10.5-13.3 4,342 54.9 53.1-56.8
Diabetes
Yes 1,064 206 21.2 17.8-25.0 95 8.8 6.8-11.3 763 70.1 66.0-73.8
No 6,600 1,976 35.4 33.5-37.3 600 12.3 10.9-13.8 4,024 52.3 50.4-54.3
Disability
Yes 3,324 971 36.5 33.8-39.3 303 10.7 8.9-12.8 2,050 52.8 50.0-55.5
No 4,132 1,145 31.6 29.4-33.9 372 12.4 10.8-14.3 2,615 55.9 53.5-58.3

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*This question was asked only of respondents who reported ever smoking at least 100 or more cigarettes.

**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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