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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: Buncombe County

Derived Variables and Risk Factors

Current Smoker*

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  Total
Respond.^
No Yes
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 15,003 11,670 77.5 76.6-78.3 3,333 22.5 21.7-23.4
-Buncombe County 367 272 74.1 68.8-78.8 95 25.9 21.2-31.2
GENDER
Male 141 101 72.5 63.8-79.7 40 27.5 20.3-36.2
Female 226 171 75.6 68.9-81.2 55 24.4 18.8-31.1
RACE
White 325 248 76.8 71.4-81.4 77 23.2 18.6-28.6
Other 40 22 54.7 36.8-71.5 18 45.3 28.5-63.2
AGE
18-44 135 91 68.9 59.6-76.9 44 31.1 23.1-40.4
45+ 232 181 77.7 71.1-83.0 51 22.3 17.0-28.9
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 132 86 65.8 56.1-74.3 46 34.2 25.7-43.9
Some College + 235 186 79.0 72.6-84.2 49 21.0 15.8-27.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 209 143 66.0 58.4-72.9 66 34.0 27.1-41.6
$50,000+ 89 75 85.5 75.9-91.7 14 14.5 8.3-24.1

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*Data in this table were derived from the tobacco use questions 1 and 2.

^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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