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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: New Hanover 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
-New Hanover County 390 45 11.0 8.0-15.0 23 5.8 3.5- 9.4 137 31.7 26.3-37.6 185 51.5 45.0-58.1
GENDER
Male 124 14 8.6 4.7-15.0 7 5.5 2.2-13.1 53 33.6 24.1-44.6 50 52.3 40.4-64.0
Female 266 31 13.0 9.0-18.4 16 5.9 3.3-10.3 84 30.2 24.4-36.6 135 50.9 44.1-57.7
RACE
White 333 38 11.5 8.2-16.0 17 6.0 3.4-10.4 119 33.3 27.6-39.6 159 49.2 42.5-55.9
Other 56 7 9.0 3.8-20.1 6 4.8 1.6-13.3 17 24.1 12.6-41.3 26 62.0 43.6-77.5
AGE
18-44 100 12 8.9 4.7-16.2 8 7.1 3.2-15.3 20 18.8 11.3-29.7 60 65.2 53.1-75.6
45+ 285 32 12.2 8.6-17.0 15 4.9 2.7- 8.6 115 41.5 35.4-47.9 123 41.4 35.4-47.8
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 120 16 12.4 7.0-21.0 5 3.6 1.3- 9.8 40 27.4 18.5-38.7 59 56.5 43.8-68.5
Some College + 270 29 10.3 7.0-14.9 18 6.9 3.9-12.0 97 33.9 27.6-40.8 126 48.9 41.7-56.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 174 25 11.4 7.3-17.4 17 9.6 5.1-17.2 57 27.1 19.6-36.1 75 52.0 41.0-62.7
$50,000+ 164 15 10.3 6.0-17.1 4 2.2 0.8- 5.9 61 37.4 29.3-46.2 84 50.2 41.5-58.8

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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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