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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: Gaston 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 15,569 2,424 17.0 16.1-17.9 709 5.1 4.6- 5.6 4,272 24.1 23.2-25.0 8,164 53.9 52.7-55.0
-Gaston County 390 65 17.0 12.7-22.4 18 7.1 3.8-13.1 109 22.2 17.9-27.3 198 53.7 47.1-60.2
GENDER
Male 136 29 19.9 12.8-29.6 9 11.7 5.3-23.8 47 24.2 17.3-32.8 51 44.2 33.7-55.2
Female 254 36 14.4 9.8-20.7 9 3.2 1.4- 7.1 62 20.5 15.4-26.7 147 62.0 54.3-69.1
RACE
White 332 58 18.8 13.8-25.1 13 6.4 3.1-12.9 98 23.4 18.6-29.0 163 51.4 44.2-58.6
Other 57 7 9.4 4.1-20.1 5 10.3 2.8-31.2 11 17.4 9.0-31.1 34 62.9 46.5-76.7
AGE
18-44 121 23 16.5 10.0-26.0 4 8.4 3.1-20.6 15 9.5 5.4-16.2 79 65.6 54.3-75.4
45+ 268 42 17.5 12.7-23.6 14 5.8 3.2-10.3 94 36.0 29.7-42.9 118 40.7 34.3-47.3
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 198 38 18.7 12.9-26.2 13 8.8 4.3-17.1 58 22.4 16.4-29.8 89 50.1 40.7-59.6
Some College + 191 27 15.3 9.4-23.9 5 5.5 1.6-17.2 50 21.9 16.0-29.2 109 57.3 47.9-66.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 203 47 24.0 17.0-32.6 10 6.1 2.5-13.8 61 24.8 18.4-32.6 85 45.2 36.2-54.4
$50,000+ 125 12 8.5 4.7-14.9 1 0.7 0.1- 4.7 36 24.5 17.3-33.5 76 66.3 56.6-74.8

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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.


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