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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: Forsyth 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
-Forsyth County 447 84 18.8 15.0-23.3 23 5.3 3.2- 8.6 108 25.3 20.9-30.2 232 50.7 45.4-55.9
GENDER
Male 162 35 21.1 14.9-28.9 8 6.4 3.0-13.2 50 32.3 24.9-40.8 69 40.2 32.4-48.6
Female 285 49 16.7 12.5-21.9 15 4.3 2.4- 7.5 58 18.9 14.6-24.1 163 60.1 53.9-66.1
RACE
White 323 63 18.6 14.3-23.8 13 3.9 2.0- 7.5 88 28.6 23.2-34.6 159 49.0 42.9-55.1
Other 122 21 19.6 12.4-29.5 10 9.0 4.2-18.0 20 17.2 10.9-26.2 71 54.2 43.9-64.2
AGE
18-44 171 31 19.4 13.4-27.3 9 6.2 2.9-12.8 25 14.2 9.2-21.1 106 60.2 51.6-68.3
45+ 275 53 18.3 13.8-24.0 13 4.5 2.3- 8.6 83 33.2 27.0-40.0 126 44.0 37.5-50.7
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 165 39 23.7 17.1-32.0 7 5.4 2.4-11.3 35 21.2 15.1-28.9 84 49.7 41.2-58.2
Some College + 282 45 15.9 11.6-21.3 16 5.2 2.7- 9.8 73 27.6 21.9-34.1 148 51.3 44.6-57.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 231 50 20.9 15.7-27.4 13 6.2 3.1-11.8 53 25.3 19.3-32.4 115 47.6 40.4-54.9
$50,000+ 138 17 14.3 8.7-22.6 7 4.5 1.7-11.2 38 27.1 19.5-36.2 76 54.2 44.8-63.3

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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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