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2012 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 5,520 1,544 31.9 30.3-33.6 610 13.1 11.8-14.4 3,366 55.0 53.3-56.7
GENDER
Male 2,560 684 30.2 28.0-32.6 257 12.6 10.9-14.5 1,619 57.2 54.7-59.7
Female 2,960 860 34.0 31.7-36.4 353 13.6 12.0-15.5 1,747 52.4 50.0-54.7
Have Health Insurance
Yes 4,507 1,091 27.6 25.9-29.5 445 11.5 10.2-12.8 2,971 60.9 59.0-62.8
No 995 450 45.6 41.8-49.5 164 18.4 15.3-21.9 381 36.0 32.4-39.8
Body Mass Index
Underweight 95 *** *** *** *** *** *** 35 22.5 14.2-33.7
Recommended Range 1,609 511 35.6 32.4-38.8 221 16.3 13.8-19.1 877 48.2 44.9-51.5
Overweight 1,962 531 30.1 27.5-32.8 188 11.7 9.8-13.8 1,243 58.2 55.3-61.0
Obese 1,568 393 29.7 26.8-32.9 146 10.1 8.2-12.3 1,029 60.2 56.9-63.4
History of CVD**
Yes 885 201 26.4 22.6-30.6 77 9.3 6.9-12.4 607 64.3 59.9-68.4
No 4,582 1,326 32.7 30.9-34.5 527 13.5 12.2-14.9 2,729 53.8 51.9-55.7
Binge Drinker
No 4,566 1,174 28.7 27.0-30.5 444 11.7 10.4-13.1 2,948 59.6 57.6-61.5
Yes 707 295 45.9 41.3-50.5 127 17.1 14.0-20.7 285 37.0 32.8-41.5
Heavy Drinker
No 4,905 1,327 30.9 29.2-32.7 525 12.6 11.4-14.0 3,053 56.5 54.6-58.3
Yes 363 140 42.3 36.0-48.7 43 13.7 9.7-19.0 180 44.0 37.8-50.4
COPD
Yes 760 300 45.8 41.2-50.6 76 9.6 7.4-12.4 384 44.6 40.0-49.3
No 4,726 1,236 30.2 28.5-32.0 530 13.5 12.2-14.9 2,960 56.3 54.4-58.2
Current Asthma
Yes 482 148 35.7 29.9-41.8 56 11.0 8.0-14.9 278 53.3 47.0-59.6
No 4,995 1,380 31.5 29.8-33.2 552 13.3 12.0-14.7 3,063 55.2 53.4-57.0
Diabetes
Yes 800 178 25.7 21.5-30.3 60 8.7 6.1-12.4 562 65.6 60.7-70.1
No 4,708 1,361 32.7 31.0-34.5 549 13.7 12.3-15.1 2,798 53.6 51.7-55.5
Disability
Yes 1,792 524 33.3 30.4-36.4 188 11.0 9.1-13.3 1,080 55.6 52.5-58.7
No 3,700 1,007 31.3 29.4-33.3 419 13.9 12.4-15.5 2,274 54.8 52.7-56.9
Housing Stress***
Yes 891 387 46.0 41.9-50.3 133 15.0 12.3-18.2 371 39.0 35.0-43.2
No 4,629 1,157 28.8 27.1-30.6 477 12.6 11.3-14.1 2,995 58.6 56.6-60.5

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

**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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