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2012 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

How long has it been since you last smoked a cigarette, even one or two puffs?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Less than 1 year ago 1 to 5 years ago 5 to 10 years ago 10 or more years ago
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 3,338 311 14.6 12.7-16.6 459 16.0 14.4-17.7 359 11.4 10.1-12.9 2,209 58.0 55.7-60.3
GENDER
Male 1,607 154 15.7 13.0-18.9 223 16.1 13.9-18.5 161 10.6 8.8-12.8 1,069 57.6 54.3-60.8
Female 1,731 157 13.1 10.9-15.6 236 15.8 13.6-18.4 198 12.5 10.6-14.6 1,140 58.6 55.5-61.6
Have Health Insurance
Yes 2,945 236 12.4 10.5-14.5 370 14.4 12.8-16.2 302 10.7 9.4-12.3 2,037 62.5 60.1-64.9
No 381 74 26.5 20.9-33.0 88 24.2 19.3-29.9 57 15.5 11.6-20.4 162 33.8 28.3-39.7
Body Mass Index
Underweight 34 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Recommended Range 868 93 19.9 15.6-25.0 123 17.0 13.8-20.6 86 11.2 8.6-14.4 566 52.0 47.3-56.6
Overweight 1,237 100 12.4 9.7-15.8 175 16.1 13.5-19.0 134 12.0 9.9-14.6 828 59.5 55.7-63.2
Obese 1,021 95 12.2 9.6-15.3 134 15.6 12.8-18.8 113 10.4 8.4-12.9 679 61.8 57.8-65.7
History of CVD**
Yes 604 43 9.9 7.1-13.8 71 10.5 7.9-14.0 50 7.8 5.7-10.7 440 71.7 66.9-76.0
No 2,704 266 15.5 13.4-17.8 385 17.0 15.1-18.9 305 12.1 10.5-13.7 1,748 55.5 53.0-58.1
Binge Drinker
No 2,929 236 12.5 10.6-14.7 379 15.0 13.3-16.8 308 11.2 9.8-12.8 2,006 61.3 58.8-63.7
Yes 283 56 27.7 21.3-35.2 61 23.3 17.8-29.8 36 13.0 9.0-18.5 130 36.0 29.3-43.2
Heavy Drinker
No 3,032 267 13.7 11.8-15.9 415 16.1 14.4-17.9 319 11.3 9.9-12.9 2,031 58.9 56.5-61.3
Yes 180 23 23.5 15.3-34.4 27 15.3 9.8-23.0 22 10.6 6.5-16.9 108 50.6 41.3-59.9
COPD
Yes 380 43 11.9 8.2-16.9 66 17.9 13.5-23.3 40 8.9 6.1-12.9 231 61.3 54.7-67.5
No 2,936 267 14.9 12.9-17.1 392 15.9 14.1-17.7 318 11.7 10.3-13.3 1,959 57.5 55.1-59.9
Current Asthma
Yes 275 36 19.6 12.3-30.0 37 15.2 9.6-23.3 26 9.4 5.8-14.7 176 55.8 46.2-64.9
No 3,038 274 14.2 12.3-16.3 420 16.1 14.4-17.9 328 11.6 10.2-13.2 2,016 58.2 55.8-60.5
Diabetes
Yes 559 36 8.3 5.5-12.2 53 10.4 7.6-14.2 63 11.2 8.4-14.7 407 70.1 65.1-74.7
No 2,773 274 15.6 13.5-17.9 406 16.9 15.1-18.9 296 11.5 10.0-13.1 1,797 56.0 53.5-58.5
Disability
Yes 1,070 95 12.4 9.8-15.6 139 14.6 12.0-17.6 101 9.0 7.1-11.2 735 64.0 60.2-67.7
No 2,257 213 15.2 12.9-17.8 319 16.6 14.6-18.8 257 12.4 10.7-14.3 1,468 55.8 53.0-58.6
Housing Stress***
Yes 370 65 24.1 18.6-30.5 77 21.3 16.1-27.5 50 11.6 8.2-16.3 178 43.0 36.5-49.8
No 2,968 246 13.2 11.2-15.4 382 15.2 13.5-17.0 309 11.4 10.0-13.0 2,031 60.2 57.8-62.6

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*This question was asked of those who reported smoking 100+ cigarettes, but no longer smoke.

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

***Housing stress includes those who report always or usually worried about rent or mortgage payment.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to changes in the weighting methodology and other factors, results from 2012 are NOT comparable to 2010
and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2012 Annual Results Technical Notes for more details.

^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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