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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Forsyth 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
-Forsyth County 405 61 13.8 10.3-18.2 21 5.7 3.2-10.0 118 24.0 19.5-29.2 205 56.5 50.3-62.5
GENDER
Male 158 26 13.4 8.5-20.4 5 5.0 1.6-14.5 50 25.7 18.7-34.2 77 55.9 46.2-65.1
Female 247 35 14.2 9.7-20.2 16 6.3 3.7-10.7 68 22.3 17.2-28.5 128 57.2 49.4-64.6
RACE
White 304 43 12.1 8.7-16.6 13 4.3 1.9- 9.1 100 28.7 23.1-35.1 148 55.0 47.8-61.9
Other 101 18 17.7 10.3-28.7 8 9.0 3.8-20.0 18 13.1 7.4-22.1 57 60.2 47.8-71.4
AGE
18-44 109 11 7.1 3.5-13.8 3 3.5 0.9-13.4 15 11.9 7.0-19.6 80 77.5 67.5-85.0
45+ 291 49 18.9 13.9-25.2 16 6.9 3.6-12.7 102 33.9 27.7-40.6 124 40.3 33.9-47.1
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 135 24 17.0 10.8-25.9 5 2.7 1.0- 7.1 44 26.2 18.3-36.0 62 54.2 43.0-64.9
Some College + 270 37 12.2 8.4-17.5 16 7.1 3.7-13.3 74 23.0 17.8-29.2 143 57.6 50.2-64.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 171 31 17.4 11.5-25.4 10 7.1 2.9-16.2 50 21.9 15.9-29.5 80 53.6 43.4-63.6
$50,000+ 184 25 11.4 7.5-17.2 7 4.8 1.9-11.9 55 26.7 20.0-34.6 97 57.0 48.4-65.3

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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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