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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Mecklenburg 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
-Mecklenburg County 672 56 7.6 5.5-10.3 34 5.5 3.5- 8.4 198 22.8 19.5-26.6 384 64.1 59.6-68.3
GENDER
Male 274 29 9.1 6.0-13.5 16 8.2 4.7-13.8 94 25.6 20.4-31.6 135 57.1 50.0-63.9
Female 398 27 6.0 3.7- 9.6 18 2.7 1.6- 4.6 104 20.0 16.1-24.7 249 71.2 65.8-76.1
RACE
White 460 39 8.4 5.8-12.0 22 5.4 3.1- 9.4 156 27.2 22.9-31.9 243 59.0 53.5-64.3
Other 211 17 6.5 3.7-11.3 12 5.6 2.8-10.8 42 16.9 12.1-23.3 140 71.0 63.4-77.5
AGE
18-44 200 11 5.2 2.6-10.0 10 6.7 3.5-12.7 28 11.5 7.7-16.9 151 76.6 69.2-82.6
45+ 463 44 9.9 7.2-13.6 24 4.4 2.7- 6.9 166 33.6 28.9-38.6 229 52.1 46.8-57.4
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 180 23 12.3 7.5-19.6 10 7.2 3.4-14.6 51 19.1 13.7-26.1 96 61.3 52.0-69.9
Some College + 488 33 5.4 3.7- 7.9 24 4.7 2.8- 7.9 146 24.6 20.5-29.1 285 65.3 60.2-70.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 265 30 8.8 5.9-13.1 21 9.3 5.2-15.9 85 23.8 18.4-30.1 129 58.1 50.1-65.7
$50,000+ 316 19 5.8 3.4- 9.6 9 3.3 1.6- 7.0 79 21.3 16.8-26.8 209 69.6 63.5-75.0

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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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