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2005 BRFSS Survey Results: Alamance 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 17,183 2,744 17.1 16.3-17.9 798 5.5 5.0- 6.1 4,586 23.6 22.8-24.4 9,055 53.8 52.8-54.8
-Alamance County 462 83 19.7 15.3-24.9 15 2.9 1.7- 4.9 110 19.4 15.7-23.8 254 58.1 52.2-63.7
GENDER
Male 146 35 24.7 16.6-35.1 4 1.6 0.6- 4.5 43 20.0 14.0-27.8 64 53.7 42.9-64.1
Female 316 48 15.9 11.7-21.3 11 3.8 2.0- 7.1 67 19.0 14.6-24.3 190 61.3 54.9-67.4
RACE
White 348 63 19.9 14.8-26.3 12 3.4 1.9- 6.2 92 23.0 18.4-28.4 181 53.7 47.1-60.2
Other 111 20 19.4 12.0-29.8 3 1.7 0.5- 5.5 18 11.5 6.5-19.6 70 67.4 56.0-77.1
AGE
18-44 176 39 21.5 15.0-30.0 8 3.6 1.8- 7.2 23 10.7 6.7-16.8 106 64.1 55.1-72.3
45+ 284 44 17.5 12.6-23.8 7 2.0 0.9- 4.3 87 30.2 24.5-36.5 146 50.4 43.7-57.1
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 223 48 21.8 15.8-29.3 9 3.2 1.5- 6.4 58 21.0 15.4-28.0 108 54.1 45.2-62.6
Some College + 236 33 17.0 11.1-25.1 6 2.6 1.2- 5.9 52 18.2 13.5-24.0 145 62.2 54.2-69.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 266 56 22.3 16.5-29.4 10 3.8 1.9- 7.2 68 19.9 15.0-26.0 132 54.0 46.1-61.6
$50,000+ 115 16 18.0 9.9-30.5 3 1.7 0.5- 5.4 26 20.0 13.3-29.0 70 60.3 48.7-70.8

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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: Beaufort, Bertie, Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Edgecombe, Gates, Halifax, Hertford, Hyde, Martin, Northampton, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell, Warren, and Washington.
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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