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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Buncombe 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 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
-Buncombe County 343 40 15.0 10.2-21.4 20 7.1 4.3-11.5 109 24.6 20.0-30.0 174 53.3 46.5-59.9
GENDER
Male 127 20 22.0 13.5-33.7 7 4.4 2.0- 9.6 47 27.0 19.7-35.9 53 46.6 36.0-57.5
Female 216 20 9.5 5.3-16.4 13 9.2 5.0-16.4 62 22.7 17.1-29.6 121 58.5 50.1-66.5
RACE
White 309 33 14.9 9.9-22.0 15 6.5 3.7-11.1 103 25.8 20.8-31.5 158 52.8 45.7-59.8
Other 32 7 15.7 6.8-32.2 5 13.5 4.9-31.8 5 13.7 5.4-30.5 15 57.1 36.8-75.3
AGE
18-44 75 13 21.9 12.3-36.0 7 8.4 3.7-18.0 13 13.0 7.2-22.3 42 56.7 43.4-69.1
45+ 267 27 10.2 6.8-15.1 13 6.3 3.5-11.1 95 32.5 26.7-38.9 132 51.0 44.2-57.7
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 115 27 25.1 16.6-36.2 6 4.5 1.7-11.4 39 22.5 15.6-31.3 43 47.9 36.1-59.9
Some College + 227 13 9.9 4.8-19.1 13 8.1 4.5-14.2 70 25.8 20.0-32.7 131 56.2 47.9-64.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 184 30 19.1 12.7-27.6 11 6.0 3.1-11.2 64 25.9 19.6-33.3 79 49.1 39.8-58.5
$50,000+ 122 7 8.1 3.3-18.4 7 8.4 3.8-17.6 34 24.2 17.0-33.4 74 59.3 48.6-69.1

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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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