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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: Wake 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
-Wake County 593 62 10.7 8.2-14.0 20 3.8 2.1- 6.5 110 17.3 14.1-21.0 401 68.2 63.7-72.4
GENDER
Male 229 23 10.7 7.0-16.1 9 4.9 2.2-10.5 41 17.5 12.7-23.7 156 66.9 59.6-73.5
Female 364 39 10.8 7.7-14.9 11 2.6 1.3- 5.1 69 17.0 13.3-21.6 245 69.5 64.1-74.5
RACE
White 431 45 11.5 8.4-15.5 14 2.7 1.4- 5.1 92 20.3 16.4-24.9 280 65.5 60.3-70.5
Other 155 17 9.8 5.7-16.2 6 6.3 2.5-14.6 17 10.7 6.3-17.4 115 73.3 64.3-80.7
AGE
18-44 324 38 11.8 8.3-16.3 12 4.7 2.3- 9.4 30 8.8 6.0-12.7 244 74.8 68.8-79.9
45+ 263 23 9.5 6.1-14.6 8 2.6 1.2- 5.6 79 29.8 23.8-36.6 153 58.1 51.1-64.8
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 155 34 21.8 15.3-30.1 3 4.8 1.4-14.7 27 17.1 11.4-24.8 91 56.3 47.0-65.3
Some College + 436 27 6.0 3.9- 9.0 17 3.4 1.9- 5.9 83 17.4 13.8-21.8 309 73.2 68.3-77.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 212 35 18.2 12.8-25.2 10 5.5 2.6-11.4 46 19.3 14.0-25.8 121 57.0 49.0-64.7
$50,000+ 245 17 6.8 4.0-11.2 8 2.5 1.2- 5.3 43 18.5 13.5-24.8 177 72.2 65.4-78.1

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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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