2017 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Tobacco Use

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 1,298 133 12.4 10.2-15.0 185 16.9 14.3-20.0 170 15.6 13.1-18.5 810 55.1 51.5-58.6
GENDER
Male 672 65 11.6 8.7-15.2 101 17.9 14.1-22.3 86 15.3 12.0-19.4 420 55.2 50.3-60.1
Female 626 68 13.4 10.1-17.4 84 15.8 12.3-20.0 84 15.9 12.3-20.4 390 54.9 49.7-60.0
Have Health Insurance
Yes 1,187 104 10.6 8.5-13.2 164 16.3 13.6-19.4 155 15.7 13.0-18.8 764 57.4 53.6-61.1
No 108 *** *** *** *** *** *** 14 14.7 8.1-25.1 *** *** ***
Body Mass Index
Underweight 13 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Recommended Range 322 36 15.6 10.9-21.8 44 15.0 10.6-20.9 45 17.1 12.3-23.3 197 52.2 45.3-59.1
Overweight 477 46 10.7 7.5-14.9 69 16.3 12.3-21.3 54 15.6 11.3-21.1 308 57.5 51.4-63.3
Obese 413 42 12.6 8.8-17.6 60 18.3 13.6-24.2 61 16.3 12.0-21.7 250 52.8 46.5-59.0
Current Smoker
No 1,298 133 12.4 10.2-15.0 185 16.9 14.3-20.0 170 15.6 13.1-18.5 810 55.1 51.5-58.6
History of CVD**
Yes 207 *** *** *** 27 14.0 8.4-22.3 23 11.1 6.8-17.6 143 69.1 60.2-76.8
No 1,081 118 13.4 10.9-16.3 158 17.5 14.6-20.9 147 16.5 13.6-19.8 658 52.7 48.8-56.5
Binge Drinker
Yes 163 39 24.7 17.5-33.6 35 21.6 14.5-31.0 30 21.6 14.6-30.9 59 32.1 23.7-41.7
No 1,082 90 10.3 8.0-13.1 144 16.2 13.3-19.5 134 14.6 11.9-17.7 714 59.0 55.0-62.8
Heavy Drinker
Yes 83 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 1,160 111 11.7 9.4-14.5 171 17.1 14.3-20.3 151 15.2 12.6-18.3 727 56.0 52.2-59.7
COPD
Yes 164 15 7.4 4.1-13.0 26 15.7 9.5-24.6 26 22.3 14.4-33.0 97 54.6 44.3-64.5
No 1,124 115 12.9 10.4-15.8 158 17.3 14.4-20.6 143 14.6 12.0-17.6 708 55.3 51.5-59.1
Current Asthma
Yes 124 *** *** *** *** *** *** 18 16.8 9.9-27.1 *** *** ***
No 1,163 119 12.4 10.1-15.2 165 16.3 13.6-19.4 150 15.2 12.5-18.3 729 56.1 52.3-59.8
Diabetes
Yes 248 *** *** *** 26 14.5 9.1-22.3 26 9.9 6.2-15.3 180 68.8 60.4-76.2
No 1,047 116 13.3 10.8-16.3 159 17.4 14.5-20.8 144 16.8 13.9-20.1 628 52.5 48.5-56.4
Functional Disability
Yes 491 46 10.8 7.6-15.1 66 14.7 10.8-19.7 62 13.4 9.9-17.8 317 61.1 55.3-66.7
No 798 86 13.2 10.4-16.7 119 18.1 14.8-22.1 107 16.7 13.4-20.6 486 51.9 47.4-56.4
Has two or more chronic diseases†
Yes 548 39 6.8 4.7- 9.9 62 14.2 10.4-19.1 59 11.8 8.7-15.9 388 67.1 61.6-72.2
No 748 93 15.6 12.4-19.4 123 18.6 15.2-22.7 111 18.0 14.5-22.1 421 47.8 43.3-52.5

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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 2017 are NOT comparable to 2010
and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2017 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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