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2015 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

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 6,499 760 13.5 12.5-14.7 328 5.4 4.8- 6.2 1,848 25.8 24.6-27.1 3,563 55.2 53.7-56.7
GENDER
Male 2,779 382 15.4 13.7-17.1 167 6.6 5.5- 7.8 900 29.1 27.1-31.1 1,330 49.0 46.7-51.2
Female 3,720 378 11.9 10.5-13.4 161 4.4 3.7- 5.3 948 22.8 21.2-24.4 2,233 60.9 59.0-62.9
Have Health Insurance
Yes 5,646 585 12.3 11.2-13.5 260 5.0 4.3- 5.7 1,704 27.5 26.1-28.9 3,097 55.2 53.6-56.8
No 836 172 20.2 17.1-23.7 67 7.9 6.0-10.4 143 17.2 14.3-20.6 454 54.7 50.5-58.8
Body Mass Index
Underweight 94 21 23.0 14.3-34.8 *** *** *** 14 10.5 5.8-18.2 *** *** ***
Recommended Range 1,868 236 14.4 12.5-16.7 97 5.4 4.3- 6.9 472 22.4 20.2-24.7 1,063 57.7 54.9-60.5
Overweight 2,180 259 13.1 11.4-14.9 104 5.2 4.2- 6.5 682 29.0 26.8-31.3 1,135 52.7 50.2-55.2
Obese 1,779 200 14.4 12.2-16.9 95 5.6 4.5- 7.0 553 28.1 25.7-30.7 931 51.9 49.0-54.8
History of CVD**
Yes 740 100 12.9 10.2-16.2 43 6.2 4.4- 8.7 312 42.2 37.9-46.7 285 38.6 34.5-43.0
No 5,711 655 13.6 12.5-14.9 284 5.4 4.7- 6.2 1,517 24.0 22.7-25.3 3,255 57.0 55.4-58.5
Binge Drinker
Yes 749 163 21.8 18.6-25.5 76 11.6 9.1-14.8 229 27.3 23.9-31.0 281 39.2 35.2-43.4
No 5,510 550 11.8 10.7-13.0 232 4.2 3.7- 4.9 1,552 25.7 24.3-27.1 3,176 58.3 56.6-59.9
Heavy Drinker
Yes 286 77 26.6 20.9-33.1 26 12.1 8.0-17.9 106 34.4 28.2-41.1 77 27.0 21.3-33.6
No 5,967 646 12.8 11.7-13.9 280 4.9 4.2- 5.6 1,678 25.6 24.3-26.9 3,363 56.8 55.3-58.4
COPD
Yes 544 142 28.9 24.2-34.1 48 9.5 6.9-12.9 215 37.9 32.9-43.1 139 23.7 19.6-28.4
No 5,927 612 12.3 11.2-13.4 277 5.1 4.5- 5.9 1,624 24.7 23.5-26.1 3,414 57.9 56.3-59.4
Current Asthma
Yes 536 83 18.5 14.2-23.8 38 8.2 5.6-11.9 161 27.1 22.7-32.0 254 46.2 40.9-51.6
No 5,933 674 13.1 12.0-14.2 286 5.2 4.5- 5.9 1,679 25.7 24.4-27.0 3,294 56.1 54.5-57.6
Diabetes
Yes 825 91 12.1 9.5-15.1 39 5.5 3.9- 7.7 328 39.1 35.2-43.1 367 43.4 39.4-47.4
No 5,667 668 13.7 12.6-15.0 289 5.4 4.8- 6.2 1,519 24.2 22.9-25.6 3,191 56.6 55.0-58.2
Disability
Yes 1,748 262 16.8 14.6-19.3 110 6.5 5.2- 8.0 598 32.1 29.5-34.8 778 44.6 41.8-47.5
No 4,725 496 12.6 11.3-13.9 214 5.1 4.3- 5.9 1,242 23.8 22.4-25.3 2,773 58.6 56.8-60.3
Has two or more chronic diseases†
Yes 2,011 289 17.0 14.9-19.4 125 6.8 5.6- 8.3 768 36.6 34.0-39.2 829 39.6 37.0-42.2
No 4,488 471 12.3 11.1-13.6 203 5.0 4.2- 5.8 1,080 21.9 20.5-23.4 2,734 60.8 59.1-62.6

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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 some days' 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 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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