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2012 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

A state-level lawsuit against tobacco companies was settled in 1998. Since that time, tobacco
companies are required to pay millions of dollars annually to the state of North Carolina.
Do you favor or oppose using some of those settlement dollars for programs
to reduce tobacco use?

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  Total
Respond.^
Favor Oppose Don't know
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 10,484 7,871 75.9 74.8-77.0 1,607 15.2 14.4-16.2 1,006 8.8 8.1- 9.6
GENDER
Male 4,049 3,004 75.1 73.4-76.8 738 17.5 16.1-19.0 307 7.3 6.3- 8.5
Female 6,435 4,867 76.7 75.3-78.0 869 13.2 12.1-14.3 699 10.2 9.2-11.2
Have Health Insurance
Yes 8,816 6,657 76.1 74.9-77.3 1,311 15.1 14.1-16.2 848 8.7 8.0- 9.6
No 1,641 1,199 75.4 72.8-77.8 289 15.8 13.8-17.9 153 8.8 7.3-10.6
Body Mass Index
Underweight 164 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Recommended Range 3,087 2,345 76.4 74.2-78.4 424 14.2 12.5-16.0 318 9.4 8.1-11.0
Overweight 3,572 2,708 76.7 74.8-78.4 554 15.1 13.6-16.6 310 8.3 7.1- 9.6
Obese 3,029 2,270 75.9 73.9-77.8 492 16.3 14.6-18.0 267 7.8 6.7- 9.1
Current Smoker
No 8,522 6,562 78.0 76.8-79.1 1,125 13.0 12.1-13.9 835 9.1 8.3- 9.9
Yes 1,895 1,265 68.3 65.5-70.9 468 23.9 21.4-26.5 162 7.9 6.5- 9.5
History of CVD**
Yes 1,284 883 69.7 66.4-72.8 247 18.5 15.9-21.3 154 11.8 9.7-14.2
No 9,110 6,934 76.7 75.5-77.8 1,342 14.9 13.9-15.8 834 8.5 7.7- 9.3
Binge Drinker
No 9,222 6,945 76.4 75.3-77.6 1,374 14.5 13.6-15.5 903 9.0 8.3- 9.8
Yes 928 706 75.3 71.5-78.8 155 17.5 14.4-21.0 67 7.2 5.4- 9.6
Heavy Drinker
No 9,671 7,281 76.4 75.3-77.5 1,457 14.8 13.9-15.7 933 8.8 8.1- 9.6
Yes 455 354 74.3 68.4-79.4 72 18.5 14.0-24.0 29 7.3 4.7-11.2
COPD
Yes 936 646 72.0 68.1-75.5 206 20.4 17.2-23.9 84 7.7 5.9- 9.9
No 9,492 7,189 76.3 75.1-77.4 1,392 14.9 13.9-15.8 911 8.9 8.1- 9.6
Current Asthma
Yes 831 612 71.6 66.6-76.1 133 17.3 13.8-21.4 86 11.1 7.9-15.5
No 9,586 7,217 76.3 75.2-77.4 1,459 15.1 14.2-16.0 910 8.6 7.9- 9.3
Diabetes
Yes 1,417 1,013 73.6 70.6-76.4 246 16.7 14.4-19.3 158 9.7 8.0-11.7
No 9,050 6,846 76.2 75.0-77.4 1,359 15.1 14.1-16.1 845 8.7 8.0- 9.5
Disability
Yes 2,876 2,076 73.1 70.8-75.2 505 18.2 16.3-20.2 295 8.8 7.6-10.1
No 7,558 5,764 76.8 75.5-78.0 1,093 14.4 13.4-15.5 701 8.8 8.0- 9.7
Housing Stress***
Yes 1,402 1,032 74.4 71.4-77.3 267 18.9 16.4-21.8 103 6.6 5.2- 8.4
No 9,082 6,839 76.2 75.0-77.3 1,340 14.6 13.7-15.6 903 9.2 8.4-10.0

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**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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