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2005 BRFSS Survey Results: Rowan 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
-Rowan County 473 90 20.6 16.2-25.8 17 5.4 2.5-11.3 118 23.1 18.9-27.9 248 50.8 45.0-56.7
GENDER
Male 165 36 21.4 14.5-30.5 9 8.9 3.4-21.0 56 27.7 20.5-36.2 64 42.1 32.6-52.1
Female 308 54 19.9 14.9-26.1 8 2.3 1.1- 5.0 62 19.0 14.5-24.3 184 58.8 52.2-65.1
RACE
White 391 74 21.5 16.5-27.5 13 3.1 1.7- 5.7 102 24.8 20.1-30.1 202 50.6 44.4-56.8
Other 79 15 16.6 9.1-28.5 4 14.4 4.0-40.2 16 17.2 9.1-30.0 44 51.8 36.5-66.8
AGE
18-44 155 39 25.5 17.8-35.0 9 8.9 3.5-20.9 25 13.7 8.8-20.6 82 51.9 41.9-61.8
45+ 318 51 16.1 12.1-21.1 8 2.2 1.0- 4.8 93 31.9 26.1-38.3 166 49.8 43.6-56.1
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 262 64 26.3 20.2-33.4 10 7.0 2.5-18.0 63 21.7 16.5-28.1 125 45.0 37.2-53.0
Some College + 211 26 13.8 8.1-22.7 7 3.5 1.5- 8.2 55 24.8 18.4-32.4 123 57.9 49.2-66.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 307 76 28.3 22.0-35.5 12 4.3 2.3- 8.1 81 23.9 18.7-30.1 138 43.5 36.5-50.8
$50,000+ 98 11 10.4 5.5-19.0 4 3.4 1.1-10.2 23 24.9 16.5-35.7 60 61.3 50.2-71.3

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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: 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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