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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Gaston County

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Smoking light cigarettes is safer than smoking regular cigarettes.*
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  Total
Respond.^
Strongly agree Agree Disagree Strongly disagree
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 2,515 123 4.4 3.1- 6.2 632 23.3 20.9-25.8 1,219 47.8 44.7-50.8 541 24.6 21.9-27.5
-Gaston County 81 4 4.6 1.4-14.3 20 26.8 14.4-44.3 38 44.4 28.8-61.2 19 24.3 12.2-42.6
GENDER
Male 40 2 6.0 1.3-24.1 13 29.4 12.9-54.0 16 40.0 19.1-65.4 9 24.6 9.3-50.9
Female 41 2 2.8 0.6-12.2 7 23.4 8.3-50.5 22 50.0 29.0-71.0 10 23.9 8.5-51.3
RACE
White 73 3 4.8 1.2-17.4 19 26.4 14.6-43.1 33 38.4 25.0-53.8 18 30.4 15.9-50.3
Other 8 1 3.9 0.4-27.3 1 28.0 3.8-79.1 5 65.4 19.6-93.6 1 2.7 0.3-20.1
AGE
18-44 30 2 5.2 1.1-21.7 8 28.9 11.8-55.2 13 39.5 18.9-64.7 7 26.4 9.8-54.2
45+ 51 2 3.6 0.8-15.3 12 23.0 12.6-38.3 25 52.9 37.8-67.6 12 20.5 11.1-34.5
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 52 1 1.3 0.2- 9.0 11 24.5 10.3-47.9 29 48.9 28.6-69.4 11 25.3 10.5-49.5
Some College + 29 3 13.9 3.5-41.4 9 33.1 16.1-56.2 9 31.8 15.5-54.1 8 21.3 9.4-41.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 51 1 1.7 0.2-11.4 12 32.0 14.2-57.3 25 51.7 29.9-72.9 13 14.6 7.1-27.6
$50,000+ 18 2 16.1 3.6-49.5 5 27.2 10.0-55.7 8 43.1 21.0-68.4 3 13.6 3.7-39.0

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*Asked only of respondents who reported smoking daily or occasionally.

^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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