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2015 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Secondhand Smoke--By Risks, Conditions, and Quality of Life Measures

Workplace Secondhand Smoke Exposure Indicator for Healthy North Carolina 2020*

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  Total
Respond.^
1-7 days No days
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 2,714 197 8.3 7.0- 9.7 2,517 91.7 90.3-93.0
GENDER
Male 1,319 151 12.3 10.3-14.6 1,168 87.7 85.4-89.7
Female 1,395 46 3.7 2.6- 5.2 1,349 96.3 94.8-97.4
Have Health Insurance
Yes 2,300 120 6.1 5.0- 7.5 2,180 93.9 92.5-95.0
No 412 76 19.0 14.9-24.0 336 81.0 76.0-85.1
Body Mass Index
Underweight 28 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Recommended Range 740 51 8.4 6.1-11.3 689 91.6 88.7-93.9
Overweight 949 69 7.3 5.6- 9.6 880 92.7 90.4-94.4
Obese 763 61 10.3 7.8-13.6 702 89.7 86.4-92.2
Current Smoker
Yes 450 68 15.4 11.8-19.9 382 84.6 80.1-88.2
No 2,248 128 6.7 5.5- 8.1 2,120 93.3 91.9-94.5
History of CVD**
Yes 118 *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 2,587 188 8.2 7.0- 9.6 2,399 91.8 90.4-93.0
Binge Drinker
Yes 404 46 10.4 7.5-14.3 358 89.6 85.7-92.5
No 2,227 143 7.7 6.4- 9.2 2,084 92.3 90.8-93.6
Heavy Drinker
Yes 143 19 14.9 9.0-23.7 124 85.1 76.3-91.0
No 2,483 170 7.9 6.6- 9.3 2,313 92.1 90.7-93.4
COPD
Yes 100 *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 2,607 182 7.8 6.6- 9.2 2,425 92.2 90.8-93.4
Current Asthma
Yes 162 *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 2,538 187 8.2 7.0- 9.6 2,351 91.8 90.4-93.0
Diabetes
Yes 189 17 10.0 5.7-17.0 172 90.0 83.0-94.3
No 2,524 180 8.2 6.9- 9.6 2,344 91.8 90.4-93.1
Disability
Yes 323 17 7.0 4.0-12.0 306 93.0 88.0-96.0
No 2,384 180 8.4 7.2- 9.9 2,204 91.6 90.1-92.8
Has two or more chronic diseases†
Yes 427 32 10.4 7.0-15.2 395 89.6 84.8-93.0
No 2,287 165 7.9 6.6- 9.4 2,122 92.1 90.6-93.4

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*This question was asked of respondents that were employed or self-employed.

**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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