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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

How long has it been since you last smoked a cigarette, even one or two puffs?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Less than 1 year ago 1 to 5 years ago 5 to 10 years ago 10 or more years ago
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 1,737 194 13.9 11.9-16.2 250 16.3 14.2-18.6 209 13.3 11.4-15.5 1,084 56.5 53.6-59.4
GENDER
Male 900 103 13.5 10.9-16.5 131 17.2 14.2-20.6 107 13.5 10.9-16.6 559 55.9 51.9-59.8
Female 837 91 14.4 11.3-18.1 119 15.3 12.5-18.6 102 13.1 10.4-16.4 525 57.2 52.9-61.4
Have Health Insurance
Yes 1,611 162 12.8 10.7-15.1 225 16.1 13.9-18.5 189 12.9 11.0-15.2 1,035 58.2 55.2-61.2
No 123 31 26.3 18.1-36.6 25 19.2 12.3-28.8 20 18.3 11.0-28.9 *** *** ***
Body Mass Index
Underweight 18 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Recommended Range 407 47 14.2 9.9-19.9 57 15.9 11.8-21.1 49 14.7 10.7-19.9 254 55.2 48.9-61.3
Overweight 628 73 13.8 10.8-17.4 89 16.2 12.7-20.3 75 13.8 10.6-17.7 391 56.3 51.4-61.1
Obese 574 58 13.0 9.7-17.2 83 17.0 13.4-21.3 72 12.8 9.8-16.5 361 57.2 52.1-62.1
Current Smoker
No 1,737 194 13.9 11.9-16.2 250 16.3 14.2-18.6 209 13.3 11.4-15.5 1,084 56.5 53.6-59.4
History of CVD**
Yes 288 21 7.7 4.6-12.6 31 10.3 6.6-15.7 33 12.8 8.1-19.6 203 69.3 61.8-75.8
No 1,431 171 14.9 12.6-17.5 219 17.4 15.1-20.1 173 13.3 11.2-15.7 868 54.4 51.2-57.5
Binge Drinker
Yes 204 54 34.7 26.7-43.6 46 22.0 16.0-29.5 24 11.6 7.1-18.3 80 31.7 24.7-39.7
No 1,472 133 10.5 8.6-12.6 193 15.4 13.1-18.0 180 13.8 11.7-16.3 966 60.3 57.2-63.4
Heavy Drinker
Yes 126 22 26.1 17.4-37.2 22 16.4 10.2-25.3 *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 1,545 162 12.5 10.5-14.7 215 16.3 14.1-18.8 190 14.0 11.9-16.3 978 57.3 54.2-60.3
COPD
Yes 203 24 11.5 7.3-17.7 34 18.3 12.5-25.9 34 15.1 10.4-21.5 111 55.1 46.8-63.1
No 1,524 169 14.2 12.0-16.7 215 16.1 13.9-18.6 175 13.3 11.2-15.6 965 56.4 53.3-59.5
Current Asthma
Yes 148 15 13.8 7.7-23.5 23 21.0 13.5-31.2 16 7.3 4.0-12.9 94 57.9 47.5-67.6
No 1,579 178 13.8 11.7-16.3 226 16.0 13.8-18.4 193 14.0 11.9-16.3 982 56.2 53.2-59.2
Diabetes
Yes 291 *** *** *** 26 9.3 5.9-14.4 36 11.3 7.6-16.4 216 74.7 68.1-80.4
No 1,441 181 15.5 13.2-18.1 223 17.5 15.1-20.1 172 13.7 11.6-16.2 865 53.3 50.1-56.5
Disability1
Yes 523 50 10.7 7.7-14.6 64 13.4 10.1-17.5 62 12.1 8.8-16.3 347 63.9 58.6-68.9
No 1,050 110 13.3 10.8-16.4 160 17.4 14.6-20.6 126 13.7 11.3-16.6 654 55.6 51.8-59.3
Functional Disability1
Yes 602 58 11.4 8.5-15.3 78 13.8 10.7-17.6 73 12.2 9.2-15.9 393 62.6 57.6-67.4
No 1,128 135 15.0 12.5-18.0 170 17.2 14.5-20.2 135 13.9 11.5-16.6 688 54.0 50.4-57.5
Has two or more chronic diseases†
Yes 705 63 11.0 8.0-14.8 74 10.5 8.0-13.7 70 9.9 7.4-13.1 498 68.6 64.0-72.9
No 1,031 131 15.5 12.9-18.5 176 19.6 16.7-22.8 139 15.3 12.7-18.3 585 49.6 46.0-53.3

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*This question was asked of those who reported smoking 100+ cigarettes, but no longer smoke.

**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 2016 are NOT comparable to 2010
and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2016 Annual Results Technical Notes for more details.

1Disability Status phasing out next year, being replaced by Functional Disability.

^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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