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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Durham 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
-Durham County 394 40 11.7 7.4-18.2 19 6.7 3.5-12.4 125 24.8 19.1-31.7 210 56.8 49.3-64.0
GENDER
Male 145 17 13.6 6.8-25.3 9 10.0 4.5-20.7 47 24.4 15.4-36.5 72 52.0 40.0-63.8
Female 249 23 9.6 5.9-15.1 10 2.7 1.4- 5.2 78 25.3 19.7-31.8 138 62.4 55.1-69.1
RACE
White 224 21 9.3 5.7-14.9 7 3.3 1.4- 7.7 92 36.1 29.1-43.8 104 51.2 43.1-59.3
Other 167 19 13.6 7.1-24.5 12 9.1 4.1-18.9 33 17.4 9.6-29.4 103 59.9 48.0-70.8
AGE
18-44 134 15 13.0 6.6-24.2 5 6.2 2.1-17.0 22 16.5 8.8-29.0 92 64.3 51.6-75.2
45+ 258 25 10.0 6.4-15.2 14 7.4 3.9-13.5 102 36.0 29.7-43.0 117 46.6 39.5-53.9
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 118 15 12.8 6.8-22.8 6 9.5 3.3-24.4 38 26.7 15.4-42.2 59 50.9 37.5-64.2
Some College + 276 25 11.1 5.7-20.5 13 4.9 2.4- 9.5 87 23.7 18.4-29.9 151 60.4 52.0-68.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 170 29 19.6 11.3-31.8 11 9.9 4.3-21.4 45 21.6 12.4-35.0 85 48.9 37.0-61.0
$50,000+ 182 10 5.6 2.9-10.5 6 4.1 1.5-10.6 64 28.8 22.2-36.5 102 61.5 53.2-69.2

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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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