2017 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Derived Variables and Risk Factors

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 4,737 537 11.9 10.7-13.3 228 5.3 4.4- 6.2 1,309 25.9 24.3-27.5 2,663 56.9 55.0-58.8
GENDER
Male 2,109 283 13.8 12.0-15.8 110 5.4 4.2- 6.8 678 29.6 27.2-32.2 1,038 51.2 48.4-53.9
Female 2,628 254 10.2 8.7-12.0 118 5.2 4.0- 6.6 631 22.5 20.5-24.6 1,625 62.2 59.6-64.6
Have Health Insurance
Yes 4,145 404 10.0 8.8-11.2 175 4.6 3.8- 5.6 1,197 27.3 25.6-29.1 2,369 58.1 56.1-60.1
No 577 129 23.0 18.8-27.9 53 9.0 6.4-12.6 109 18.1 14.5-22.3 286 49.9 44.6-55.2
Body Mass Index
Underweight 70 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Recommended Range 1,351 196 14.7 12.4-17.3 78 6.6 4.9- 8.8 325 21.8 19.2-24.6 752 57.0 53.5-60.4
Overweight 1,565 160 10.8 8.8-13.1 74 4.7 3.6- 6.2 478 28.5 25.7-31.6 853 56.0 52.7-59.3
Obese 1,423 147 11.7 9.5-14.2 64 5.3 3.9- 7.3 415 27.9 25.0-31.0 797 55.0 51.6-58.4
Current Smoker
Yes 765 537 69.4 64.9-73.7 228 30.6 26.3-35.1 *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 3,974 *** *** *** *** *** *** 1,309 31.3 29.4-33.1 2,665 68.7 66.9-70.6
History of CVD**
Yes 532 76 17.6 13.2-23.1 31 4.9 3.0- 8.0 209 39.3 33.8-45.1 216 38.2 32.7-44.0
No 4,166 455 11.3 10.1-12.7 193 5.3 4.4- 6.3 1,090 24.5 22.9-26.2 2,428 58.9 56.9-60.8
Binge Drinker
Yes 579 103 16.6 13.3-20.5 64 10.5 7.9-13.9 165 26.6 22.4-31.2 247 46.3 41.3-51.4
No 3,917 395 10.6 9.4-12.1 153 4.2 3.4- 5.1 1,089 26.1 24.4-27.9 2,280 59.1 57.1-61.2
Heavy Drinker
Yes 244 67 29.9 22.8-38.1 21 8.9 5.2-14.6 83 30.2 23.5-38.0 73 31.0 24.0-39.1
No 4,239 430 10.6 9.4-11.9 195 4.9 4.1- 5.9 1,169 25.9 24.3-27.7 2,445 58.6 56.6-60.5
COPD
Yes 437 109 28.3 22.8-34.5 37 7.2 4.6-10.9 167 39.2 33.3-45.5 124 25.3 20.3-31.1
No 4,275 424 10.4 9.2-11.7 190 5.1 4.2- 6.1 1,132 24.7 23.0-26.3 2,529 59.9 57.9-61.8
Current Asthma
Yes 444 55 12.4 8.7-17.5 30 7.4 4.7-11.4 125 25.3 20.6-30.8 234 54.8 48.6-60.9
No 4,266 479 11.9 10.6-13.2 197 5.1 4.2- 6.1 1,173 25.8 24.1-27.5 2,417 57.3 55.3-59.2
Diabetes
Yes 639 62 9.4 6.8-13.0 24 4.6 2.6- 7.9 250 37.3 32.6-42.4 303 48.6 43.5-53.8
No 4,092 474 12.3 11.0-13.7 204 5.3 4.5- 6.4 1,056 24.4 22.7-26.1 2,358 58.0 56.0-60.0
Functional Disability
Yes 1,502 247 19.0 16.3-22.0 111 7.6 5.8- 9.8 500 31.1 28.1-34.3 644 42.3 38.8-45.8
No 3,208 283 9.1 7.8-10.5 115 4.3 3.5- 5.4 800 23.9 22.0-25.8 2,010 62.7 60.5-64.9
Has two or more chronic diseases†
Yes 1,511 216 17.5 14.8-20.5 91 6.5 4.8- 8.7 553 36.4 33.2-39.7 651 39.6 36.3-43.0
No 3,225 321 9.9 8.7-11.3 137 4.8 3.9- 5.9 754 21.9 20.2-23.8 2,013 63.4 61.2-65.5

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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 somedays' 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 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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