2017 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Derived Variables and Risk Factors

Current Smoker*

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  Total
Respond.^
No Yes
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 4,737 3,972 82.8 81.3-84.2 765 17.2 15.8-18.7
GENDER
Male 2,109 1,716 80.8 78.6-82.9 393 19.2 17.1-21.4
Female 2,628 2,256 84.6 82.5-86.5 372 15.4 13.5-17.5
Have Health Insurance
Yes 4,145 3,566 85.4 83.9-86.8 579 14.6 13.2-16.1
No 577 395 68.0 62.8-72.7 182 32.0 27.3-37.2
Body Mass Index
Underweight 70 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Recommended Range 1,351 1,077 78.8 75.7-81.6 274 21.2 18.4-24.3
Overweight 1,565 1,331 84.5 81.9-86.8 234 15.5 13.2-18.1
Obese 1,423 1,212 83.0 80.1-85.6 211 17.0 14.4-19.9
Current Smoker
Yes 765 *** *** *** 765 100 . - .
No 3,974 3,974 100 . - . *** *** ***
History of CVD**
Yes 532 425 77.5 71.8-82.3 107 22.5 17.7-28.2
No 4,166 3,518 83.4 81.8-84.9 648 16.6 15.1-18.2
Binge Drinker
Yes 579 412 72.9 68.3-77.0 167 27.1 23.0-31.7
No 3,917 3,369 85.2 83.6-86.7 548 14.8 13.3-16.4
Heavy Drinker
Yes 244 156 61.3 53.0-69.0 88 38.7 31.0-47.0
No 4,239 3,614 84.5 83.0-86.0 625 15.5 14.0-17.0
COPD
Yes 437 291 64.6 58.2-70.4 146 35.4 29.6-41.8
No 4,275 3,661 84.5 83.0-86.0 614 15.5 14.0-17.0
Current Asthma
Yes 444 359 80.1 74.5-84.8 85 19.9 15.2-25.5
No 4,266 3,590 83.1 81.5-84.6 676 16.9 15.4-18.5
Diabetes
Yes 639 553 86.0 81.7-89.4 86 14.0 10.6-18.3
No 4,092 3,414 82.4 80.8-83.9 678 17.6 16.1-19.2
Functional Disability
Yes 1,502 1,144 73.4 70.1-76.5 358 26.6 23.5-29.9
No 3,208 2,810 86.6 85.0-88.1 398 13.4 11.9-15.0
Has two or more chronic diseases†
Yes 1,511 1,204 76.0 72.7-79.1 307 24.0 20.9-27.3
No 3,225 2,767 85.3 83.6-86.8 458 14.7 13.2-16.4

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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 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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