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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: Buncombe County

Tobacco Use

Do you now smoke cigarettes everyday, some days, or not at all?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Everyday Some days Not at all
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 6,908 2,578 37.6 36.2-39.1 755 11.5 10.5-12.6 3,575 50.9 49.4-52.3
-Buncombe County 193 73 39.2 31.8-47.2 22 10.7 6.8-16.3 98 50.1 42.3-57.9
GENDER
Male 79 33 41.4 30.3-53.6 7 8.9 4.2-17.9 39 49.7 38.0-61.4
Female 114 40 36.8 27.6-47.1 15 12.6 7.3-20.9 59 50.5 40.5-60.6
RACE
White 168 60 36.7 29.0-45.1 17 9.0 5.3-14.8 91 54.4 46.0-62.5
Other 25 13 53.4 31.9-73.7 5 20.2 8.3-41.5 7 26.4 11.6-49.6
AGE
18-44 72 29 43.9 31.7-56.9 15 16.3 9.4-26.8 28 39.7 28.1-52.6
45+ 121 44 36.0 27.1-46.0 7 6.8 3.1-14.3 70 57.2 47.2-66.7
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 77 34 43.4 31.6-56.1 12 15.3 8.3-26.3 31 41.3 29.7-54.0
Some College + 116 39 36.2 27.0-46.5 10 7.4 3.8-13.9 67 56.4 46.2-66.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 124 50 44.3 34.7-54.3 16 11.6 6.8-19.1 58 44.1 34.6-54.0
$50,000+ 38 11 24.8 13.2-41.8 3 7.9 2.5-22.3 24 67.3 50.0-80.9

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* This question was asked only of respondents who reported smoking 100 or more cigarettes in her/his entire life.

^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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