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2012 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

During the past 12 months, have you stopped smoking for one day or longer because you were trying to quit smoking?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 2,151 1,298 62.8 60.2-65.4 853 37.2 34.6-39.8
GENDER
Male 940 566 63.5 59.7-67.1 374 36.5 32.9-40.3
Female 1,211 732 62.2 58.4-65.7 479 37.8 34.3-41.6
Have Health Insurance
Yes 1,533 909 61.0 57.8-64.2 624 39.0 35.8-42.2
No 614 387 66.6 62.0-71.0 227 33.4 29.0-38.0
Body Mass Index
Underweight 60 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Recommended Range 732 452 63.8 59.3-68.1 280 36.2 31.9-40.7
Overweight 717 416 61.3 56.8-65.6 301 38.7 34.4-43.2
Obese 538 335 65.1 59.8-70.0 203 34.9 30.0-40.2
History of CVD**
Yes 277 185 69.1 61.8-75.5 92 30.9 24.5-38.2
No 1,851 1,099 62.2 59.3-64.9 752 37.8 35.1-40.7
Binge Drinker
No 1,616 992 64.3 61.2-67.2 624 35.7 32.8-38.8
Yes 422 238 59.8 54.0-65.3 184 40.2 34.7-46.0
Heavy Drinker
No 1,850 1,144 64.9 62.1-67.6 706 35.1 32.4-37.9
Yes 183 81 44.8 36.3-53.6 102 55.2 46.4-63.7
COPD
Yes 374 241 66.9 60.7-72.5 133 33.1 27.5-39.3
No 1,765 1,051 62.2 59.3-65.1 714 37.8 34.9-40.7
Current Asthma
Yes 203 146 74.0 65.4-81.0 57 26.0 19.0-34.6
No 1,930 1,143 61.8 59.0-64.5 787 38.2 35.5-41.0
Diabetes
Yes 237 144 62.7 53.4-71.1 93 37.3 28.9-46.6
No 1,908 1,150 62.9 60.1-65.6 758 37.1 34.4-39.9
Disability
Yes 710 451 66.0 61.2-70.5 259 34.0 29.5-38.8
No 1,425 841 62.0 58.8-65.1 584 38.0 34.9-41.2
Housing Stress***
Yes 520 337 65.4 60.1-70.3 183 34.6 29.7-39.9
No 1,631 961 62.0 58.9-65.0 670 38.0 35.0-41.1

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* This question was asked only of respondents who reported smoking 100 or more cigarettes in her/his entire life
and currently smoking every day or on some days.

**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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