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2010 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

How long has it been since you last smoked cigarettes regularly?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Less than 1 year 1 to 5 years 5 to 10 years 10 or more years
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 3,570 203 9.0 7.3-11.0 479 17.3 15.3-19.4 370 12.7 10.9-14.7 2,518 61.1 58.4-63.6
Have Health Insurance
Yes 3,268 166 7.4 5.8- 9.3 410 15.6 13.7-17.7 323 12.4 10.6-14.6 2,369 64.6 61.9-67.2
No 292 37 20.4 13.2-30.2 69 29.2 21.7-38.1 47 14.8 9.8-21.7 139 35.6 28.4-43.4
Body Mass Index
Underweight 52 4 16.0 5.7-37.5 10 21.4 9.9-40.1 5 8.5 2.5-24.9 33 54.2 36.0-71.3
Recommended Range 968 69 12.0 8.4-16.8 131 18.5 14.8-23.0 98 12.1 9.3-15.6 670 57.4 52.4-62.2
Overweight 1,373 73 7.3 4.9-10.7 180 16.7 13.6-20.2 125 10.9 8.5-13.9 995 65.1 60.8-69.2
Obese 1,020 48 8.5 5.6-12.6 139 17.0 13.4-21.3 122 15.3 11.5-20.1 711 59.2 54.0-64.2
History of CVD**
Yes 651 37 7.1 4.2-12.0 68 11.8 8.5-16.0 63 10.2 7.0-14.5 483 70.9 65.2-76.1
No 2,876 163 9.3 7.3-11.6 407 18.3 16.1-20.8 306 13.3 11.3-15.6 2,000 59.1 56.1-62.0
Binge Drinker
No 3,239 179 8.3 6.7-10.4 420 17.0 14.9-19.3 324 12.2 10.3-14.3 2,316 62.5 59.8-65.2
Yes 275 20 12.5 6.5-22.7 50 20.5 14.5-28.2 39 16.4 10.8-24.1 166 50.5 41.3-59.7
Heavy Drinker
No 3,351 191 8.8 7.1-10.9 455 17.6 15.6-19.9 350 12.9 11.1-15.0 2,355 60.6 57.9-63.3
Yes 145 9 8.5 3.9-17.5 14 12.7 6.3-23.8 14 9.7 5.4-16.6 108 69.1 58.1-78.3
Poor Sleep***
Yes 401 33 12.0 7.4-18.9 67 23.5 17.2-31.4 60 14.6 10.1-20.8 241 49.8 42.4-57.2
No 3,080 165 8.4 6.6-10.6 405 16.4 14.4-18.7 299 12.4 10.5-14.6 2,211 62.8 60.0-65.6
Current Asthma
Yes 333 31 12.5 7.1-21.2 44 22.5 15.2-32.1 36 14.1 7.2-25.7 222 50.8 41.5-60.1
No 3,210 166 8.4 6.7-10.6 432 16.8 14.8-19.1 332 12.6 10.9-14.7 2,280 62.1 59.3-64.7
Diabetes
Yes 640 27 5.7 3.5- 9.1 61 11.9 8.7-16.0 54 8.9 6.0-13.1 498 73.5 68.1-78.2
No 2,893 174 9.6 7.6-12.0 414 18.1 15.9-20.5 310 13.3 11.3-15.6 1,995 59.0 56.0-61.9
Disability
Yes 1,520 85 6.9 5.1- 9.3 208 18.3 15.1-22.1 150 9.6 7.7-12.0 1,077 65.1 61.1-68.9
No 1,915 113 10.8 8.2-14.0 247 16.5 14.0-19.3 206 14.2 11.7-17.2 1,349 58.5 54.9-62.1

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* Asked only of respondents who reported smoking 100 cigarettes in their entire lifetime and now smoke not at all (for any length of time).

**History of cardiovascular disease includes history of heart attack or coronary heart disease or stroke.

***Poor sleep defined as not getting enough rest or sleep for all 30 days out of the past 30 days.

^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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