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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: Mecklenburg 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
-Mecklenburg County 641 66 11.7 9.0-15.0 43 6.2 4.5- 8.6 154 23.0 19.6-26.8 378 59.1 54.8-63.4
GENDER
Male 250 35 14.5 10.1-20.3 20 7.6 4.8-11.8 71 27.7 22.1-34.0 124 50.3 43.5-57.1
Female 391 31 8.9 6.2-12.8 23 4.9 3.1- 7.7 83 18.4 14.8-22.8 254 67.7 62.4-72.5
RACE
White 442 48 12.4 9.2-16.4 26 5.8 3.8- 8.7 120 26.3 22.1-31.1 248 55.5 50.3-60.6
Other 194 18 10.5 6.0-17.6 17 7.2 4.2-12.3 32 15.8 10.9-22.5 127 66.5 58.4-73.7
AGE
18-44 321 38 12.9 9.3-17.6 26 8.0 5.3-12.0 45 13.1 9.6-17.5 212 66.0 60.1-71.5
45+ 318 27 9.9 6.3-15.2 17 4.3 2.5- 7.1 109 34.6 28.8-40.8 165 51.3 45.0-57.6
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 183 34 19.7 13.6-27.7 14 7.2 3.9-12.7 39 20.3 14.5-27.5 96 52.9 44.4-61.2
Some College + 457 32 8.0 5.6-11.3 29 5.8 3.9- 8.6 115 24.2 20.2-28.8 281 62.0 56.9-66.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 265 36 17.4 12.2-24.2 24 8.7 5.6-13.3 56 18.5 13.9-24.3 149 55.4 48.3-62.2
$50,000+ 244 19 7.9 5.0-12.4 12 4.8 2.6- 8.7 59 24.7 19.3-31.1 154 62.5 55.7-68.9

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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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