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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: Alamance County

Derived Variables and Risk Factors

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%)
North Carolina 15,003 2,578 17.2 16.5-18.0 755 5.3 4.8- 5.8 3,575 23.3 22.5-24.1 8,095 54.2 53.2-55.2
-Alamance County 403 71 18.6 14.6-23.5 24 7.2 4.4-11.6 98 22.8 18.6-27.6 210 51.3 45.6-57.0
GENDER
Male 123 24 20.3 13.4-29.6 9 9.5 4.4-19.4 37 26.9 19.4-36.0 53 43.3 33.6-53.4
Female 280 47 17.4 13.0-22.9 15 5.6 3.2- 9.6 61 19.9 15.4-25.3 157 57.1 50.6-63.4
RACE
White 314 58 19.7 15.1-25.4 15 4.6 2.6- 7.9 87 26.7 21.7-32.5 154 48.9 42.6-55.3
Other 87 12 13.9 7.5-24.4 9 15.6 7.2-30.4 11 11.4 5.8-21.2 55 59.1 46.1-70.9
AGE
18-44 143 36 23.3 16.6-31.7 11 9.8 4.7-19.2 19 11.6 7.1-18.3 77 55.3 45.7-64.5
45+ 259 35 15.3 10.6-21.6 13 5.4 2.9- 9.9 79 31.1 25.0-37.8 132 48.2 41.3-55.2
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 201 39 21.1 15.3-28.4 15 9.0 4.6-16.7 49 22.5 16.7-29.5 98 47.4 39.4-55.5
Some College + 201 32 16.3 11.1-23.3 9 5.6 2.7-11.2 49 23.2 17.5-30.2 111 54.9 46.9-62.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 247 49 19.6 14.6-25.8 19 10.1 5.8-17.0 51 19.6 14.6-25.8 128 50.7 43.4-58.0
$50,000+ 81 13 20.1 11.3-33.2 2 2.1 0.5- 8.5 22 25.8 16.9-37.2 44 52.1 39.7-64.2

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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 somedays' rates.

^Use caution in interpreting percentages with a numerator of less than 20. N = numerator, % = 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.

** Northeast NC I: Bertie, Gates, Halifax, Hertford, Northampton, and Warren counties.
Northeast NC II: Beaufort, Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Edgecombe, Hyde, Martin, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell, and Washington counties.
Northeastern Partnership: Northeast NC I and II regions combined.
Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC): Buncombe, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Swain, Transylvania, and Yancey counties.

*** Eastern North Carolina: Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Brunswick, Camden, Carteret, Chowan, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Currituck, Dare, Duplin, Edgecombe, Gates, Greene, Halifax, Harnett, Hertford, Hoke, Hyde, Johnston, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Nash, New Hanover, Northampton, Onslow, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Pender, Perquimans, Pitt, Robeson, Sampson, Scotland, Tyrrell, Washington, Wayne, and Wilson counties.
Piedmont North Carolina: Alamance, Alexander, Anson, Cabarrus, Caswell, Catawba, Chatham, Cleveland, Davidson, Davie, Durham, Forsyth, Franklin, Gaston, Granville, Guilford, Iredell, Lee, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Moore, Orange, Person, Randolph, Richmond, Rockingham, Rowan, Stanly, Stokes, Union, Vance, Wake, Warren, and Yadkin counties.
Western North Carolina: Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Buncombe, Burke, Caldwell, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Surry, Swain, Transylvania, Watauga, Wilkes, and Yancey counties.

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