2017 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Tobacco Use

Do you now smoke cigarettes everyday, some days, or not at all?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Everyday Some days Not at all
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 2,074 537 27.7 25.2-30.4 228 12.2 10.4-14.3 1,309 60.1 57.2-62.9
GENDER
Male 1,071 283 28.3 24.9-31.9 110 11.0 8.7-13.7 678 60.7 56.9-64.5
Female 1,003 254 27.0 23.3-31.1 118 13.6 10.8-17.1 631 59.3 55.1-63.5
Have Health Insurance
Yes 1,776 404 23.8 21.2-26.5 175 11.0 9.1-13.2 1,197 65.2 62.2-68.1
No 291 129 46.0 38.7-53.5 53 18.0 12.9-24.5 109 36.1 29.4-43.3
Body Mass Index
Underweight 37 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Recommended Range 599 196 34.1 29.3-39.2 78 15.3 11.5-20.0 325 50.7 45.5-55.9
Overweight 712 160 24.4 20.2-29.2 74 10.7 8.1-14.0 478 64.8 59.9-69.5
Obese 626 147 25.9 21.5-31.0 64 11.9 8.7-16.0 415 62.2 56.9-67.2
Current Smoker
Yes 765 537 69.4 64.9-73.7 228 30.6 26.3-35.1 *** *** ***
No 1,309 *** *** *** *** *** *** 1,309 100 . - .
History of CVD**
Yes 316 76 28.5 21.8-36.3 31 7.9 4.8-12.7 209 63.6 55.8-70.7
No 1,738 455 27.5 24.8-30.4 193 12.8 10.8-15.2 1,090 59.7 56.6-62.7
Binge Drinker
Yes 332 103 30.9 25.1-37.3 64 19.6 14.9-25.5 165 49.5 42.9-56.1
No 1,637 395 26.0 23.2-29.1 153 10.2 8.2-12.4 1,089 63.8 60.6-67.0
Heavy Drinker
Yes 171 67 43.3 33.8-53.3 21 12.9 7.6-20.8 83 43.9 34.6-53.6
No 1,794 430 25.5 22.9-28.4 195 11.8 9.9-14.1 1,169 62.6 59.6-65.6
COPD
Yes 313 109 37.9 31.0-45.4 37 9.6 6.2-14.5 167 52.5 45.2-59.8
No 1,746 424 25.8 23.2-28.7 190 12.7 10.6-15.1 1,132 61.5 58.4-64.5
Current Asthma
Yes 210 55 27.5 19.8-36.9 30 16.4 10.7-24.4 125 56.1 46.8-64.9
No 1,849 479 27.8 25.1-30.6 197 11.8 9.9-14.1 1,173 60.4 57.4-63.3
Diabetes
Yes 336 62 18.4 13.3-24.8 24 9.0 5.2-15.0 250 72.7 65.4-78.9
No 1,734 474 29.2 26.4-32.2 204 12.7 10.7-15.0 1,056 58.1 55.0-61.1
Functional Disability
Yes 858 247 33.0 28.7-37.5 111 13.1 10.2-16.8 500 53.9 49.3-58.4
No 1,198 283 24.3 21.3-27.6 115 11.7 9.4-14.4 800 64.0 60.4-67.5
Has two or more chronic diseases†
Yes 860 216 28.9 24.7-33.5 91 10.8 8.0-14.3 553 60.3 55.6-64.8
No 1,212 321 27.0 23.9-30.4 137 13.1 10.7-15.8 754 59.9 56.3-63.4

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*This question was asked only of respondents who reported ever smoking at least 100 or more cigarettes.

**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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