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2014 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 1,950 179 13.2 11.1-15.6 248 16.2 14.2-18.5 243 14.2 12.4-16.2 1,280 56.4 53.6-59.2
GENDER
Male 983 90 14.6 11.4-18.4 123 16.0 13.2-19.3 118 13.6 11.2-16.4 652 55.8 51.9-59.7
Female 967 89 11.4 9.1-14.2 125 16.5 13.6-19.8 125 14.9 12.3-17.9 628 57.2 53.3-60.9
Have Health Insurance
Yes 1,811 152 12.3 10.2-14.8 209 14.6 12.6-16.9 221 14.2 12.4-16.4 1,229 58.8 55.9-61.6
No 136 27 22.1 14.5-32.4 38 31.7 23.0-42.0 22 14.1 8.9-21.6 49 32.1 24.0-41.4
Body Mass Index
Underweight 14 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Recommended Range 513 51 14.0 10.3-18.9 64 18.4 14.2-23.4 59 13.5 10.2-17.7 339 54.1 48.7-59.4
Overweight 722 65 13.9 10.5-18.0 97 15.6 12.5-19.3 78 12.0 9.4-15.2 482 58.5 54.0-63.0
Obese 594 52 12.2 8.6-17.1 66 13.9 10.7-17.9 90 16.8 13.5-20.8 386 57.0 52.0-61.9
History of CVD**
Yes 378 25 9.0 5.5-14.4 43 14.0 10.1-19.1 39 11.6 8.3-16.0 271 65.5 59.3-71.2
No 1,549 152 14.1 11.7-16.9 201 16.6 14.3-19.2 200 14.7 12.7-17.0 996 54.6 51.5-57.6
Binge Drinker
Yes 184 30 23.0 15.7-32.3 31 20.1 13.9-28.0 35 19.1 13.3-26.6 88 37.9 30.3-46.2
No 1,709 140 11.4 9.4-13.9 210 15.4 13.3-17.9 203 13.6 11.7-15.7 1,156 59.6 56.6-62.5
Heavy Drinker
Yes 100 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 1,792 154 12.6 10.4-15.1 230 16.1 14.0-18.5 222 14.0 12.2-16.1 1,186 57.3 54.4-60.1
COPD
Yes 244 31 16.2 10.6-23.9 43 17.7 12.8-23.9 33 13.7 9.4-19.5 137 52.5 45.0-59.9
No 1,695 147 12.8 10.6-15.4 205 16.1 13.9-18.6 208 14.3 12.3-16.4 1,135 56.9 53.9-59.8
Current Asthma
Yes 152 *** *** *** 20 16.1 10.1-24.7 21 14.1 9.0-21.5 99 58.1 48.6-67.1
No 1,787 165 13.3 11.1-15.8 228 16.3 14.1-18.7 221 14.2 12.4-16.4 1,173 56.2 53.3-59.0
Diabetes
Yes 346 21 8.6 5.3-13.7 44 16.1 11.7-21.7 39 12.2 8.7-16.9 242 63.0 56.6-69.0
No 1,601 157 14.0 11.7-16.8 204 16.3 14.0-18.8 204 14.6 12.6-16.9 1,036 55.1 52.1-58.2
Disability
Yes 650 55 11.3 8.3-15.1 84 15.1 12.0-18.8 75 13.6 10.5-17.2 436 60.1 55.4-64.6
No 1,296 123 14.0 11.4-17.1 164 16.7 14.2-19.6 168 14.5 12.3-17.0 841 54.8 51.4-58.1
Has two or more chronic diseases
Yes 858 57 8.1 5.9-11.0 94 12.8 10.2-16.1 88 10.8 8.7-13.5 619 68.2 64.3-71.9
No 1,091 122 16.2 13.3-19.7 154 18.2 15.4-21.4 155 16.2 13.7-19.0 660 49.4 45.8-53.0

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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.

#Chronic diseases include heart disease (heart attack/stoke/angina), current asthma, skin cancer, other cancer, COPD, arthritis, depression, kidney disease and diabetes.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to changes in the weighting methodology and other factors, results from 2014 are NOT comparable to 2010
and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2014 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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