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2015 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

Have you smoked at least 100 cigarettes in your entire life?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 6,504 2,941 44.8 43.3-46.3 3,563 55.2 53.7-56.7
GENDER
Male 2,781 1,451 51.0 48.8-53.3 1,330 49.0 46.7-51.2
Female 3,723 1,490 39.1 37.2-41.1 2,233 60.9 58.9-62.8
Have Health Insurance
Yes 5,651 2,554 44.8 43.2-46.4 3,097 55.2 53.6-56.8
No 836 382 45.3 41.2-49.5 454 54.7 50.5-58.8
Body Mass Index
Underweight 94 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Recommended Range 1,871 808 42.4 39.6-45.2 1,063 57.6 54.8-60.4
Overweight 2,180 1,045 47.3 44.8-49.8 1,135 52.7 50.2-55.2
Obese 1,780 849 48.1 45.2-51.0 931 51.9 49.0-54.8
History of CVD**
Yes 740 455 61.4 57.0-65.5 285 38.6 34.5-43.0
No 5,716 2,461 43.1 41.5-44.6 3,255 56.9 55.4-58.5
Binge Drinker
Yes 750 469 60.8 56.6-64.8 281 39.2 35.2-43.4
No 5,513 2,337 41.8 40.1-43.4 3,176 58.2 56.6-59.9
Heavy Drinker
Yes 286 209 73.0 66.4-78.7 77 27.0 21.3-33.6
No 5,971 2,608 43.2 41.7-44.8 3,363 56.8 55.2-58.3
COPD
Yes 545 406 76.3 71.6-80.4 139 23.7 19.6-28.4
No 5,931 2,517 42.2 40.6-43.7 3,414 57.8 56.3-59.4
Current Asthma
Yes 538 284 54.0 48.6-59.3 254 46.0 40.7-51.4
No 5,936 2,642 43.9 42.4-45.5 3,294 56.1 54.5-57.6
Diabetes
Yes 825 458 56.6 52.6-60.6 367 43.4 39.4-47.4
No 5,672 2,481 43.4 41.9-45.0 3,191 56.6 55.0-58.1
Disability
Yes 1,750 972 55.4 52.5-58.3 778 44.6 41.7-47.5
No 4,728 1,955 41.4 39.7-43.2 2,773 58.6 56.8-60.3
Has two or more chronic diseases†
Yes 2,012 1,183 60.4 57.8-63.0 829 39.6 37.0-42.2
No 4,492 1,758 39.2 37.5-40.9 2,734 60.8 59.1-62.5

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**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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