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2012 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

Smoking Status*

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  Total
Respond.^
Smoke everyday Smoke some days Former smoker Never smoked
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 11,727 1,544 14.8 14.0-15.7 610 6.1 5.5- 6.7 3,366 25.5 24.5-26.5 6,207 53.6 52.4-54.8
GENDER
Male 4,575 684 16.0 14.7-17.3 257 6.6 5.7- 7.7 1,619 30.2 28.6-31.9 2,015 47.2 45.3-49.0
Female 7,152 860 13.8 12.7-14.9 353 5.5 4.8- 6.3 1,747 21.2 20.0-22.4 4,192 59.5 58.0-61.0
Have Health Insurance
Yes 9,795 1,091 12.4 11.5-13.3 445 5.1 4.6- 5.8 2,971 27.2 26.1-28.4 5,288 55.3 54.0-56.6
No 1,895 450 24.1 21.8-26.5 164 9.7 8.0-11.7 381 19.0 16.9-21.3 900 47.3 44.4-50.1
Body Mass Index
Underweight 185 42 27.0 18.2-37.9 18 9.6 5.4-16.4 35 10.6 6.8-16.0 90 52.9 42.8-62.7
Recommended Range 3,494 511 15.9 14.3-17.6 221 7.3 6.1- 8.6 877 21.6 19.8-23.4 1,885 55.3 53.0-57.5
Overweight 3,956 531 14.7 13.3-16.2 188 5.7 4.7- 6.8 1,243 28.4 26.6-30.2 1,994 51.2 49.2-53.2
Obese 3,329 393 14.1 12.5-15.8 146 4.8 3.9- 5.8 1,029 28.5 26.6-30.5 1,761 52.6 50.4-54.9
History of CVD**
Yes 1,424 201 16.8 14.3-19.7 77 5.9 4.4- 7.9 607 40.9 37.7-44.2 539 36.4 33.2-39.7
No 10,204 1,326 14.6 13.7-15.5 527 6.0 5.4- 6.7 2,729 24.1 23.0-25.1 5,622 55.3 54.0-56.6
Binge Drinker
No 10,201 1,174 12.5 11.6-13.4 444 5.1 4.5- 5.7 2,948 25.8 24.8-26.9 5,635 56.6 55.3-57.9
Yes 1,081 295 29.2 26.0-32.8 127 10.9 8.8-13.3 285 23.6 20.7-26.8 374 36.3 32.8-39.9
Heavy Drinker
No 10,753 1,327 13.9 13.0-14.8 525 5.7 5.1- 6.3 3,053 25.4 24.3-26.5 5,848 55.0 53.8-56.3
Yes 512 140 28.7 24.0-33.8 43 9.3 6.5-13.1 180 29.9 25.3-34.9 149 32.2 27.2-37.7
COPD
Yes 1,015 300 35.3 31.4-39.4 76 7.4 5.7- 9.6 384 34.4 30.6-38.3 255 23.0 19.8-26.4
No 10,652 1,236 13.3 12.5-14.2 530 6.0 5.3- 6.6 2,960 24.8 23.8-25.9 5,926 55.9 54.6-57.1
Current Asthma
Yes 917 148 19.1 15.8-22.8 56 5.9 4.3- 8.0 278 28.5 24.4-33.1 435 46.5 42.0-51.1
No 10,736 1,380 14.4 13.5-15.3 552 6.1 5.5- 6.8 3,063 25.3 24.3-26.3 5,741 54.2 53.0-55.5
Diabetes
Yes 1,544 178 13.6 11.3-16.4 60 4.6 3.2- 6.7 562 34.9 31.9-37.9 744 46.9 43.6-50.2
No 10,164 1,361 14.9 14.0-15.9 549 6.2 5.6- 6.9 2,798 24.4 23.4-25.5 5,456 54.4 53.1-55.7
Disability
Yes 3,155 524 19.6 17.7-21.7 188 6.5 5.3- 7.9 1,080 32.8 30.7-34.9 1,363 41.1 38.8-43.4
No 8,513 1,007 13.4 12.5-14.4 419 6.0 5.3- 6.7 2,274 23.5 22.4-24.7 4,813 57.1 55.7-58.5
Housing Stress***
Yes 1,488 387 28.8 25.9-31.9 133 9.4 7.6-11.5 371 24.4 21.7-27.4 597 37.3 34.3-40.5
No 10,239 1,157 12.6 11.8-13.5 477 5.5 4.9- 6.2 2,995 25.7 24.6-26.8 5,610 56.1 54.8-57.4

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*Data in this table were derived from the tobacco use questions 1 and 2.
Overall smoking prevalence estimates can be obtained by adding 'Smoke everyday' and 'Smoke some days' rates.

**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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