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2005 BRFSS Survey Results: New Hanover 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
-New Hanover County 447 61 13.2 9.9-17.3 20 4.2 2.5- 7.0 141 28.2 23.7-33.2 225 54.4 48.8-60.0
GENDER
Male 160 29 16.2 10.8-23.5 8 4.9 2.3-10.4 60 30.0 22.9-38.2 63 48.9 39.6-58.2
Female 287 32 10.3 6.9-15.0 12 3.5 1.8- 6.5 81 26.5 21.1-32.8 162 59.7 52.9-66.2
RACE
White 380 52 13.4 9.9-17.9 13 3.4 1.7- 6.4 132 32.2 27.0-37.9 183 51.0 44.8-57.2
Other 67 9 12.0 5.3-24.9 7 7.9 3.4-17.3 9 10.2 5.0-19.7 42 69.9 56.2-80.8
AGE
18-44 150 28 15.0 9.8-22.1 7 3.9 1.6- 9.3 25 14.5 9.4-21.8 90 66.6 57.5-74.7
45+ 295 33 11.6 7.9-16.9 13 4.5 2.4- 8.1 115 40.3 34.1-46.8 134 43.6 37.3-50.1
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 147 24 14.7 9.2-22.6 8 4.5 1.9-10.5 42 21.7 15.4-29.5 73 59.2 49.2-68.4
Some College + 300 37 12.3 8.5-17.3 12 4.0 2.1- 7.4 99 32.1 26.3-38.5 152 51.7 44.9-58.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 218 41 17.9 12.6-24.9 14 5.0 2.7- 9.0 60 24.1 18.2-31.2 103 53.0 44.6-61.2
$50,000+ 163 16 10.2 5.9-17.1 4 4.2 1.5-11.5 55 32.6 25.1-41.0 88 53.0 44.3-61.6

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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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