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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: Mecklenburg 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
-Mecklenburg County 832 79 11.9 8.8-15.9 48 6.0 4.3- 8.2 235 24.3 21.0-28.0 470 57.8 53.2-62.3
GENDER
Male 294 32 14.4 9.2-21.8 16 4.6 2.7- 8.0 99 26.2 20.7-32.6 147 54.8 47.0-62.3
Female 538 47 9.4 6.7-12.9 32 7.3 5.0-10.7 136 22.4 18.7-26.5 323 60.9 56.1-65.6
RACE
White 571 51 10.3 6.8-15.3 30 6.3 4.1- 9.5 188 29.3 25.0-33.8 302 54.2 48.9-59.3
Other 257 27 14.2 9.0-21.6 18 5.5 3.3- 9.2 46 17.1 12.1-23.7 166 63.1 54.8-70.7
AGE
18-44 337 44 16.0 11.1-22.6 23 6.3 3.9- 9.8 43 13.2 9.4-18.2 227 64.5 57.5-71.0
45+ 488 34 6.0 4.1- 8.7 25 5.6 3.7- 8.4 191 40.0 35.1-45.2 238 48.3 43.2-53.5
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 210 32 18.9 12.3-28.0 18 7.1 4.3-11.5 62 24.2 17.5-32.5 98 49.7 39.7-59.7
Some College + 618 47 9.0 5.9-13.6 29 5.4 3.5- 8.2 173 24.4 20.7-28.6 369 61.1 56.1-66.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 329 41 12.7 8.4-18.8 16 4.5 2.6- 7.6 90 22.4 17.3-28.5 182 60.4 52.9-67.4
$50,000+ 396 27 8.8 4.9-15.1 24 6.7 4.3-10.4 115 26.6 21.8-31.9 230 57.9 51.7-63.9

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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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