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2015 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

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 2,936 760 30.3 28.1-32.5 328 12.2 10.8-13.7 1,848 57.6 55.3-59.8
GENDER
Male 1,449 382 30.1 27.2-33.2 167 12.9 10.9-15.2 900 57.0 53.8-60.1
Female 1,487 378 30.4 27.4-33.7 161 11.3 9.5-13.4 948 58.3 55.1-61.5
Have Health Insurance
Yes 2,549 585 27.5 25.2-29.8 260 11.2 9.7-12.8 1,704 61.4 58.9-63.7
No 382 172 44.6 38.6-50.7 67 17.5 13.4-22.6 143 37.9 32.2-44.1
Body Mass Index
Underweight 39 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Recommended Range 805 236 34.2 30.0-38.5 97 12.9 10.2-16.0 472 53.0 48.6-57.3
Overweight 1,045 259 27.7 24.5-31.1 104 11.0 8.9-13.6 682 61.3 57.6-64.8
Obese 848 200 29.9 25.8-34.4 95 11.6 9.3-14.4 553 58.5 54.1-62.7
History of CVD**
Yes 455 100 21.1 16.8-26.1 43 10.1 7.2-14.1 312 68.8 63.3-73.8
No 2,456 655 31.7 29.4-34.1 284 12.5 11.0-14.2 1,517 55.8 53.3-58.2
Binge Drinker
Yes 468 163 35.9 31.0-41.2 76 19.1 15.1-24.0 229 45.0 39.8-50.2
No 2,334 550 28.3 25.9-30.8 232 10.2 8.8-11.7 1,552 61.6 59.0-64.1
Heavy Drinker
Yes 209 77 36.4 29.0-44.5 26 16.5 11.0-24.1 106 47.1 39.1-55.1
No 2,604 646 29.5 27.3-31.9 280 11.3 9.9-12.8 1,678 59.2 56.8-61.6
COPD
Yes 405 142 37.9 32.1-44.1 48 12.5 9.1-16.8 215 49.7 43.6-55.7
No 2,513 612 29.1 26.9-31.5 277 12.1 10.6-13.8 1,624 58.7 56.3-61.1
Current Asthma
Yes 282 83 34.4 27.1-42.5 38 15.2 10.4-21.7 161 50.4 42.7-58.0
No 2,639 674 29.7 27.6-32.0 286 11.8 10.3-13.3 1,679 58.5 56.1-60.8
Diabetes
Yes 458 91 21.3 17.0-26.3 39 9.7 6.9-13.5 328 69.0 63.6-73.9
No 2,476 668 31.6 29.3-34.1 289 12.5 11.0-14.2 1,519 55.8 53.3-58.3
Disability
Yes 970 262 30.4 26.7-34.3 110 11.7 9.5-14.4 598 57.9 54.0-61.8
No 1,952 496 30.3 27.7-33.0 214 12.2 10.5-14.1 1,242 57.5 54.7-60.2
Has two or more chronic diseases†
Yes 1,182 289 28.2 24.9-31.8 125 11.3 9.2-13.7 768 60.5 56.9-64.1
No 1,754 471 31.4 28.7-34.2 203 12.7 10.9-14.7 1,080 56.0 53.1-58.8

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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 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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