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2014 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

Current Smoker*

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  Total
Respond.^
No Yes
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 6,982 5,817 80.9 79.7-82.1 1,165 19.1 17.9-20.3
GENDER
Male 2,963 2,374 78.1 76.2-79.9 589 21.9 20.1-23.8
Female 4,019 3,443 83.5 82.0-84.9 576 16.5 15.1-18.0
Have Health Insurance
Yes 6,058 5,167 83.2 82.0-84.4 891 16.8 15.6-18.0
No 902 632 69.1 65.5-72.5 270 30.9 27.5-34.5
Body Mass Index
Underweight 103 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Recommended Range 2,095 1,701 79.0 76.6-81.1 394 21.0 18.9-23.4
Overweight 2,339 1,947 80.4 78.3-82.3 392 19.6 17.7-21.7
Obese 1,925 1,627 82.1 79.8-84.1 298 17.9 15.9-20.2
History of CVD**
Yes 928 749 78.0 74.4-81.2 179 22.0 18.8-25.6
No 5,980 5,009 81.3 80.0-82.5 971 18.7 17.5-20.0
Binge Drinker
Yes 701 477 65.7 61.4-69.7 224 34.3 30.3-38.6
No 6,058 5,174 83.8 82.6-84.9 884 16.2 15.1-17.4
Heavy Drinker
Yes 311 204 60.9 53.9-67.5 107 39.1 32.5-46.1
No 6,456 5,444 82.2 81.0-83.4 1,012 17.8 16.6-19.0
COPD
Yes 626 390 58.5 53.6-63.1 236 41.5 36.9-46.4
No 6,318 5,396 82.8 81.6-84.0 922 17.2 16.0-18.4
Current Asthma
Yes 541 423 74.4 69.4-78.9 118 25.6 21.1-30.6
No 6,399 5,365 81.5 80.3-82.7 1,034 18.5 17.3-19.7
Diabetes
Yes 945 806 83.7 80.3-86.5 139 16.3 13.5-19.7
No 6,021 4,996 80.6 79.3-81.8 1,025 19.4 18.2-20.7
Disability
Yes 1,924 1,494 73.1 70.5-75.6 430 26.9 24.4-29.5
No 5,014 4,294 83.4 82.1-84.7 720 16.6 15.3-17.9
Has two or more chronic diseases
Yes 2,332 1,862 75.9 73.6-78.1 470 24.1 21.9-26.4
No 4,646 3,951 82.7 81.3-84.0 695 17.3 16.0-18.7

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*Data in this table were derived from the tobacco use questions 1 and 2.

**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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