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2015 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

Current Smoker*

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  Total
Respond.^
No Yes
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 6,499 5,411 81.0 79.7-82.2 1,088 19.0 17.8-20.3
GENDER
Male 2,779 2,230 78.1 76.1-79.9 549 21.9 20.1-23.9
Female 3,720 3,181 83.7 82.1-85.2 539 16.3 14.8-17.9
Have Health Insurance
Yes 5,646 4,801 82.7 81.4-84.0 845 17.3 16.0-18.6
No 836 597 71.9 68.0-75.4 239 28.1 24.6-32.0
Body Mass Index
Underweight 94 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Recommended Range 1,868 1,535 80.1 77.7-82.4 333 19.9 17.6-22.3
Overweight 2,180 1,817 81.7 79.6-83.6 363 18.3 16.4-20.4
Obese 1,779 1,484 80.0 77.4-82.5 295 20.0 17.5-22.6
History of CVD**
Yes 740 597 80.8 77.1-84.1 143 19.2 15.9-22.9
No 5,711 4,772 81.0 79.6-82.3 939 19.0 17.7-20.4
Binge Drinker
Yes 749 510 66.5 62.4-70.4 239 33.5 29.6-37.6
No 5,510 4,728 84.0 82.6-85.2 782 16.0 14.8-17.4
Heavy Drinker
Yes 286 183 61.3 54.3-67.9 103 38.7 32.1-45.7
No 5,967 5,041 82.4 81.1-83.6 926 17.6 16.4-18.9
COPD
Yes 544 354 61.6 56.3-66.7 190 38.4 33.3-43.7
No 5,927 5,038 82.6 81.3-83.8 889 17.4 16.2-18.7
Current Asthma
Yes 536 415 73.3 67.8-78.2 121 26.7 21.8-32.2
No 5,933 4,973 81.8 80.5-83.0 960 18.2 17.0-19.5
Diabetes
Yes 825 695 82.4 79.0-85.4 130 17.6 14.6-21.0
No 5,667 4,710 80.8 79.5-82.1 957 19.2 17.9-20.5
Disability
Yes 1,748 1,376 76.7 74.1-79.1 372 23.3 20.9-25.9
No 4,725 4,015 82.4 80.9-83.8 710 17.6 16.2-19.1
Has two or more chronic diseases†
Yes 2,011 1,597 76.2 73.6-78.5 414 23.8 21.5-26.4
No 4,488 3,814 82.8 81.3-84.1 674 17.2 15.9-18.7

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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 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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