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2015 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

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 1,825 169 12.0 10.1-14.2 293 19.3 17.1-21.7 209 13.2 11.3-15.3 1,154 55.6 52.7-58.4
GENDER
Male 887 77 11.3 8.8-14.4 136 17.5 14.6-20.8 101 13.1 10.6-16.2 573 58.1 54.0-62.0
Female 938 92 12.8 10.1-16.1 157 21.4 18.2-25.1 108 13.2 10.7-16.2 581 52.6 48.7-56.5
Have Health Insurance
Yes 1,684 141 10.3 8.5-12.3 255 18.2 15.9-20.6 188 13.3 11.4-15.6 1,100 58.3 55.3-61.2
No 140 28 27.2 18.8-37.8 37 29.3 21.0-39.2 21 11.7 7.1-18.7 54 31.8 23.4-41.6
Body Mass Index
Underweight 12 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Recommended Range 467 48 13.0 9.5-17.7 79 22.4 17.8-27.8 43 9.5 6.8-13.1 297 55.1 49.4-60.6
Overweight 676 47 8.6 6.3-11.8 108 19.4 15.9-23.5 85 15.6 12.3-19.6 436 56.3 51.7-60.9
Obese 546 58 14.3 10.6-19.0 80 15.3 12.0-19.2 68 14.2 10.8-18.4 340 56.3 51.1-61.3
History of CVD**
Yes 307 23 9.0 5.4-14.5 37 13.4 9.3-18.9 32 10.6 6.9-16.0 215 67.0 59.9-73.4
No 1,499 144 12.5 10.4-14.9 254 20.5 18.0-23.2 177 13.8 11.7-16.1 924 53.3 50.2-56.3
Binge Drinker
Yes 226 37 19.4 13.9-26.4 55 27.8 21.4-35.3 40 16.7 11.9-23.0 94 36.1 29.4-43.3
No 1,537 127 10.7 8.8-13.1 231 18.1 15.7-20.7 164 12.7 10.7-15.0 1,015 58.5 55.4-61.6
Heavy Drinker
Yes 105 *** *** *** *** *** *** 13 13.3 7.4-22.7 *** *** ***
No 1,659 154 12.0 10.1-14.3 264 18.9 16.6-21.4 192 13.3 11.4-15.5 1,049 55.8 52.8-58.7
COPD
Yes 212 33 18.0 12.2-25.8 36 20.5 14.3-28.6 25 10.3 6.4-16.1 118 51.2 42.7-59.6
No 1,604 135 11.2 9.3-13.6 254 19.1 16.8-21.7 182 13.4 11.4-15.7 1,033 56.3 53.3-59.3
Current Asthma
Yes 159 19 12.6 7.4-20.6 22 17.4 10.4-27.7 21 13.3 8.3-20.7 97 56.7 46.7-66.2
No 1,658 149 11.9 10.0-14.3 270 19.6 17.3-22.1 188 13.2 11.3-15.5 1,051 55.3 52.3-58.2
Diabetes
Yes 322 18 6.2 3.4-11.0 36 12.9 9.0-18.3 37 13.9 9.8-19.4 231 67.0 60.3-73.1
No 1,502 151 13.1 10.9-15.6 257 20.5 18.1-23.3 172 13.0 11.0-15.3 922 53.4 50.2-56.4
Disability
Yes 589 59 12.2 9.1-16.3 88 17.4 13.8-21.7 66 12.6 9.5-16.4 376 57.8 52.7-62.8
No 1,228 109 11.8 9.6-14.5 205 20.2 17.5-23.2 143 13.5 11.2-16.1 771 54.5 51.0-57.8
Has two or more chronic diseases†
Yes 761 59 10.0 7.5-13.3 88 13.6 10.8-17.1 75 11.3 8.7-14.5 539 65.1 60.7-69.3
No 1,064 110 13.2 10.7-16.2 205 22.8 19.7-26.1 134 14.3 11.9-17.1 615 49.8 46.2-53.4

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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 2015 are NOT comparable to 2010
and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2015 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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