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2016 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 6,343 759 12.7 11.7-13.8 319 5.2 4.5- 6.0 1,768 25.3 24.0-26.6 3,497 56.8 55.3-58.3
GENDER
Male 2,882 399 14.4 12.9-16.1 166 6.3 5.2- 7.6 917 28.6 26.6-30.5 1,400 50.7 48.5-53.0
Female 3,461 360 11.1 9.8-12.6 153 4.2 3.4- 5.1 851 22.3 20.7-24.0 2,097 62.4 60.3-64.4
Have Health Insurance
Yes 5,591 586 11.2 10.1-12.3 252 4.5 3.9- 5.3 1,638 27.0 25.6-28.4 3,115 57.3 55.7-58.9
No 735 170 22.5 19.0-26.5 66 9.5 7.0-12.7 127 14.9 12.2-18.1 372 53.1 48.6-57.6
Body Mass Index
Underweight 94 *** *** *** *** *** *** 19 20.5 12.5-31.7 *** *** ***
Recommended Range 1,790 254 14.6 12.7-16.8 95 5.1 4.0- 6.7 414 20.7 18.5-23.0 1,027 59.5 56.7-62.3
Overweight 2,112 247 12.2 10.6-14.1 103 5.8 4.6- 7.3 639 27.4 25.2-29.7 1,123 54.6 52.0-57.2
Obese 1,896 206 11.7 10.0-13.7 91 4.6 3.5- 6.0 578 28.5 26.2-31.0 1,021 55.2 52.4-57.9
Current Smoker
Yes 1,079 759 70.9 67.3-74.2 320 29.1 25.8-32.7 *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 5,267 *** *** *** *** *** *** 1,768 30.8 29.3-32.3 3,499 69.2 67.7-70.7
History of CVD**
Yes 765 111 14.5 11.6-18.0 52 6.5 4.4- 9.4 291 35.4 31.3-39.7 311 43.6 39.1-48.2
No 5,520 642 12.5 11.4-13.7 266 5.1 4.4- 5.9 1,459 24.2 22.8-25.5 3,153 58.2 56.6-59.8
Binge Drinker
Yes 768 165 20.8 17.6-24.4 70 10.1 7.6-13.3 204 24.0 20.6-27.8 329 45.1 40.8-49.4
No 5,323 560 11.2 10.1-12.4 225 4.2 3.6- 4.9 1,494 25.6 24.2-27.0 3,044 59.0 57.4-60.7
Heavy Drinker
Yes 390 94 23.6 19.0-29.0 38 10.7 7.4-15.3 126 26.3 21.6-31.7 132 39.3 33.4-45.6
No 5,682 627 11.7 10.7-12.9 263 4.8 4.1- 5.6 1,567 25.2 23.9-26.6 3,225 58.3 56.7-59.9
COPD
Yes 514 140 28.5 23.6-33.9 38 7.8 5.1-11.7 207 36.4 31.4-41.6 129 27.4 22.7-32.7
No 5,812 617 11.5 10.5-12.6 281 5.0 4.3- 5.8 1,551 24.3 23.0-25.6 3,363 59.2 57.7-60.8
Current Asthma
Yes 516 74 14.7 11.2-19.1 46 7.6 5.1-11.2 149 24.8 20.6-29.6 247 52.8 47.4-58.2
No 5,796 680 12.5 11.5-13.7 269 4.9 4.3- 5.7 1,609 25.3 24.0-26.7 3,238 57.2 55.6-58.8
Diabetes
Yes 868 94 11.3 8.8-14.4 43 3.9 2.7- 5.5 295 32.1 28.5-36.0 436 52.8 48.6-56.8
No 5,469 665 12.9 11.8-14.1 277 5.4 4.7- 6.2 1,468 24.4 23.0-25.7 3,059 57.3 55.7-59.0
Disability1
Yes 1,591 258 18.3 15.8-21.0 124 8.0 6.4-10.1 530 30.5 27.8-33.4 679 43.2 40.1-46.3
No 4,102 445 11.5 10.3-12.8 158 4.1 3.4- 5.0 1,071 23.8 22.3-25.4 2,428 60.6 58.7-62.4
Functional Disability1
Yes 1,853 299 17.4 15.2-19.8 136 7.5 6.1- 9.3 609 30.3 27.8-32.9 809 44.8 41.9-47.7
No 4,465 454 11.0 9.8-12.2 183 4.4 3.7- 5.2 1,152 23.5 22.1-25.0 2,676 61.1 59.3-62.8
Has two or more chronic diseases†
Yes 1,982 296 16.4 14.3-18.7 119 5.8 4.6- 7.3 715 34.6 32.0-37.2 852 43.2 40.5-46.0
No 4,362 463 11.4 10.2-12.7 201 5.0 4.2- 5.9 1,052 22.0 20.6-23.5 2,646 61.6 59.9-63.4

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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 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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