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2014 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

Smoking Status*

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  Total
Respond.^
Smoke everyday Smoke some days Former smoker Never smoked
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 6,982 784 13.0 12.0-14.0 381 6.1 5.4- 6.9 1,977 24.4 23.3-25.6 3,840 56.5 55.1-57.9
GENDER
Male 2,963 393 14.3 12.8-15.9 196 7.6 6.5- 8.9 997 28.4 26.6-30.3 1,377 49.7 47.5-51.9
Female 4,019 391 11.8 10.5-13.2 185 4.7 4.0- 5.6 980 20.7 19.4-22.2 2,463 62.8 60.9-64.5
Have Health Insurance
Yes 6,058 603 11.4 10.4-12.5 288 5.4 4.7- 6.2 1,835 26.5 25.3-27.9 3,332 56.7 55.2-58.2
No 902 177 20.8 17.9-24.1 93 10.1 8.1-12.5 139 13.4 11.1-16.1 493 55.6 51.9-59.4
Body Mass Index
Underweight 103 22 21.5 13.2-32.9 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Recommended Range 2,095 270 14.3 12.5-16.4 124 6.7 5.4- 8.2 519 20.6 18.6-22.6 1,182 58.4 55.8-61.0
Overweight 2,339 259 13.1 11.5-15.0 133 6.5 5.3- 7.9 731 27.2 25.1-29.3 1,216 53.2 50.8-55.7
Obese 1,925 201 12.4 10.6-14.4 97 5.6 4.4- 7.1 602 28.1 25.9-30.6 1,025 53.9 51.2-56.6
History of CVD**
Yes 928 120 14.3 11.7-17.4 59 7.7 5.6-10.4 381 39.8 36.0-43.6 368 38.2 34.4-42.2
No 5,980 659 12.8 11.8-14.0 312 5.9 5.2- 6.7 1,573 22.6 21.4-23.8 3,436 58.7 57.2-60.2
Binge Drinker
Yes 701 148 22.4 19.0-26.3 76 11.9 9.3-15.1 188 22.3 19.0-25.9 289 43.4 39.1-47.8
No 6,058 600 11.2 10.2-12.2 284 5.0 4.4- 5.8 1,726 24.8 23.6-26.1 3,448 59.0 57.5-60.4
Heavy Drinker
Yes 311 75 25.2 19.6-31.6 32 13.9 9.5-20.0 104 27.6 22.2-33.6 100 33.3 27.1-40.1
No 6,456 681 12.1 11.2-13.2 331 5.6 4.9- 6.4 1,809 24.3 23.2-25.6 3,635 57.9 56.4-59.3
COPD
Yes 626 170 30.4 26.1-35.1 66 11.2 8.4-14.6 244 35.5 31.2-40.1 146 23.0 19.0-27.5
No 6,318 609 11.5 10.5-12.6 313 5.7 5.0- 6.4 1,722 23.5 22.3-24.7 3,674 59.4 57.9-60.8
Current Asthma
Yes 541 79 18.9 14.9-23.7 39 6.7 4.6- 9.5 153 23.5 19.8-27.8 270 50.9 45.6-56.2
No 6,399 694 12.4 11.4-13.5 340 6.1 5.4- 6.9 1,813 24.5 23.3-25.7 3,552 57.0 55.6-58.5
Diabetes
Yes 945 80 9.5 7.3-12.4 59 6.8 5.0- 9.2 352 36.1 32.5-39.8 454 47.6 43.8-51.5
No 6,021 703 13.4 12.4-14.5 322 6.0 5.3- 6.8 1,622 23.0 21.8-24.3 3,374 57.6 56.0-59.1
Disability
Yes 1,924 287 18.7 16.6-21.1 143 8.1 6.8- 9.8 661 31.9 29.5-34.4 833 41.2 38.5-43.9
No 5,014 486 11.1 10.1-12.3 234 5.4 4.7- 6.3 1,312 22.3 21.0-23.6 2,982 61.2 59.5-62.8
Has two or more chronic diseases
Yes 2,332 318 16.8 14.9-18.9 152 7.3 6.1- 8.7 866 34.3 32.1-36.6 996 41.6 39.2-44.1
No 4,646 466 11.6 10.5-12.8 229 5.7 4.9- 6.6 1,110 20.8 19.5-22.2 2,841 61.9 60.2-63.5

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*Data in this table were derived from the tobacco use questions 1 and 2.
Overall smoking prevalence estimates can be obtained by adding 'Smoke everyday' and 'Smoke some days' rates.

**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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