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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Gaston 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
-Gaston County 412 70 22.2 16.4-29.4 21 6.9 3.3-13.9 117 22.9 18.4-28.1 204 48.0 41.1-54.9
GENDER
Male 170 39 26.5 17.7-37.7 8 8.5 2.6-24.0 65 30.4 22.6-39.6 58 34.6 25.8-44.6
Female 242 31 18.3 11.3-28.2 13 5.5 2.8-10.3 52 15.8 11.4-21.4 146 60.5 51.3-69.0
RACE
White 351 62 23.7 17.2-31.6 18 5.3 3.0- 9.0 103 23.9 19.1-29.4 168 47.2 40.1-54.5
Other 61 8 17.5 7.1-37.0 3 12.4 2.5-43.9 14 19.5 10.1-34.3 36 50.5 33.0-67.9
AGE
18-44 108 25 27.8 17.4-41.2 7 8.6 2.7-24.2 15 11.6 6.6-19.4 61 52.1 39.6-64.3
45+ 301 45 17.1 12.6-22.7 14 5.3 3.0- 9.4 101 33.8 27.9-40.2 141 43.8 37.5-50.3
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 221 47 31.0 21.7-42.1 12 8.7 3.1-21.9 65 23.7 17.5-31.3 97 36.6 28.5-45.6
Some College + 190 23 12.2 7.6-19.0 9 4.9 2.2-10.6 52 21.9 15.9-29.4 106 61.1 51.9-69.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 220 41 23.4 15.5-33.7 15 10.4 4.1-24.1 66 25.6 19.0-33.5 98 40.6 32.0-49.9
$50,000+ 124 17 16.0 9.7-25.4 3 3.4 0.9-12.1 39 27.5 19.6-37.2 65 53.0 42.3-63.4

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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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