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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Alamance 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 15,776 2,183 15.5 14.6-16.4 695 5.4 4.8- 6.1 4,789 24.8 23.9-25.8 8,109 54.3 53.1-55.5
-Alamance County 389 53 16.3 11.8-22.2 17 6.0 2.5-13.6 113 23.3 18.5-29.1 206 54.3 46.7-61.8
GENDER
Male 121 20 19.4 11.3-31.2 8 10.4 3.5-27.0 43 20.0 13.3-28.8 50 50.2 35.8-64.6
Female 268 33 13.8 9.5-19.6 9 2.5 1.1- 5.5 70 26.1 19.9-33.4 156 57.7 50.2-64.8
RACE
White 305 39 16.5 11.2-23.6 9 2.7 1.3- 5.8 95 26.5 20.5-33.5 162 54.2 45.7-62.5
Other 83 14 15.8 8.4-27.8 8 15.5 4.7-40.5 17 13.7 7.5-23.7 44 55.0 38.2-70.6
AGE
18-44 104 23 20.0 12.2-31.0 4 7.1 1.7-25.1 19 15.9 9.3-25.7 58 57.0 43.2-69.8
45+ 281 29 11.9 7.8-17.8 13 5.1 2.7- 9.2 92 30.3 24.7-36.6 147 52.7 45.9-59.4
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 176 36 22.3 14.7-32.2 8 7.8 2.3-23.1 54 19.1 13.2-26.8 78 50.9 38.4-63.3
Some College + 212 17 9.7 5.3-17.1 9 4.1 1.9- 8.6 59 28.1 21.3-36.2 127 58.1 49.6-66.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 191 33 23.6 16.3-32.8 11 5.1 2.5-10.1 46 17.3 12.3-23.7 101 54.1 44.2-63.7
$50,000+ 134 10 8.8 3.7-19.4 5 3.6 1.4- 9.3 46 32.2 22.5-43.8 73 55.3 42.7-67.3

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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 cell sizes less than 50, % = 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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