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2005 BRFSS Survey Results: Union 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
-Union County 379 51 17.5 13.1-22.9 19 6.2 3.6-10.6 111 23.9 19.6-28.8 198 52.5 46.5-58.4
GENDER
Male 154 29 22.7 15.7-31.7 8 6.4 3.0-13.3 54 25.6 19.1-33.3 63 45.3 36.5-54.4
Female 225 22 11.7 7.4-17.8 11 5.9 2.6-12.9 57 22.0 16.8-28.4 135 60.4 52.7-67.6
RACE
White 318 46 19.6 14.5-25.9 15 5.6 3.0-10.4 99 26.1 21.2-31.7 158 48.7 42.3-55.1
Other 59 5 9.5 3.5-23.2 4 8.5 2.7-23.4 11 14.9 7.6-27.0 39 67.2 52.0-79.5
AGE
18-44 166 31 22.3 15.5-30.9 11 8.2 4.1-15.8 30 15.4 10.5-22.2 94 54.1 45.3-62.7
45+ 209 19 10.5 6.5-16.5 8 3.7 1.7- 7.8 79 34.7 28.0-42.2 103 51.1 43.4-58.7
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 158 28 24.2 16.3-34.3 7 4.4 1.8-10.0 46 21.7 15.7-29.3 77 49.7 40.3-59.1
Some College + 220 23 12.9 8.4-19.1 12 7.5 3.7-14.5 64 25.1 19.4-31.8 121 54.6 46.8-62.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 179 22 18.0 11.3-27.4 12 8.8 4.4-16.9 58 24.0 17.9-31.2 87 49.2 40.2-58.3
$50,000+ 149 24 18.6 12.4-26.9 3 1.9 0.6- 6.2 39 22.3 16.1-30.1 83 57.2 48.2-65.7

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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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