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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: Buncombe 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
-Buncombe County 367 73 20.4 16.1-25.4 22 5.6 3.5- 8.6 98 26.0 21.3-31.3 174 48.0 42.3-53.8
GENDER
Male 141 33 22.7 16.0-31.1 7 4.8 2.3-10.1 39 27.2 20.0-35.7 62 45.3 36.4-54.5
Female 226 40 18.2 13.3-24.4 15 6.2 3.6-10.6 59 24.9 19.3-31.6 112 50.7 43.5-57.8
RACE
White 325 60 18.6 14.4-23.8 17 4.6 2.7- 7.7 91 27.6 22.6-33.4 157 49.1 43.1-55.2
Other 40 13 32.8 18.3-51.7 5 12.4 5.1-27.4 7 16.3 7.0-33.4 15 38.5 22.5-57.4
AGE
18-44 135 29 22.7 15.6-31.7 15 8.4 4.8-14.3 28 20.5 14.1-28.9 63 48.4 39.1-57.9
45+ 232 44 18.8 13.8-25.0 7 3.6 1.6- 7.7 70 29.9 23.7-36.9 111 47.8 40.7-55.0
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 132 34 25.3 17.8-34.7 12 8.9 4.8-15.9 31 24.1 16.8-33.3 55 41.7 32.4-51.6
Some College + 235 39 17.4 12.6-23.6 10 3.6 1.8- 6.9 67 27.2 21.4-33.9 119 51.8 44.7-58.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 209 50 26.9 20.5-34.4 16 7.1 4.1-11.8 58 26.8 20.6-34.0 85 39.2 32.1-46.8
$50,000+ 89 11 11.0 5.7-20.1 3 3.5 1.1-10.5 24 29.8 20.4-41.3 51 55.7 44.3-66.5

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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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