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2005 BRFSS Survey Results: Wake County

Tobacco Use

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
-Wake County 856 107 12.8 10.2-16.0 39 4.9 3.0- 8.0 220 21.6 18.7-24.9 490 60.6 56.4-64.6
GENDER
Male 331 50 14.7 10.5-20.0 16 6.1 2.9-12.3 97 23.5 18.8-29.0 168 55.7 48.9-62.3
Female 525 57 10.9 8.2-14.4 23 3.7 2.4- 5.8 123 19.6 16.3-23.4 322 65.8 61.1-70.2
RACE
White 634 81 13.7 10.6-17.5 21 2.5 1.6- 4.0 189 26.2 22.5-30.3 343 57.6 52.9-62.1
Other 213 24 10.7 6.6-17.0 18 10.7 5.3-20.4 30 11.4 7.4-17.4 141 67.2 57.9-75.3
AGE
18-44 417 56 14.0 10.3-18.7 21 5.7 2.9-10.8 60 13.3 10.0-17.4 280 67.1 61.0-72.6
45+ 437 50 11.0 8.2-14.6 18 3.8 2.2- 6.4 160 35.1 30.3-40.3 209 50.1 44.8-55.5
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 215 46 23.1 16.3-31.6 14 9.8 4.4-20.4 49 16.4 11.6-22.8 106 50.7 41.2-60.0
Some College + 639 61 8.8 6.6-11.6 25 3.0 1.9- 4.6 171 23.7 20.2-27.7 382 64.5 60.1-68.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 346 63 19.2 14.3-25.3 21 8.3 4.1-16.0 77 17.4 13.2-22.7 185 55.1 47.7-62.3
$50,000+ 396 35 9.7 6.5-14.2 12 2.5 1.4- 4.6 107 23.5 19.3-28.2 242 64.4 58.8-69.6

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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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