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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: New Hanover 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
-New Hanover County 370 39 9.6 6.6-13.9 13 7.6 3.7-15.1 136 33.5 27.0-40.6 182 49.3 42.0-56.5
GENDER
Male 146 15 9.6 5.3-16.8 9 12.9 5.8-26.4 58 33.9 23.9-45.5 64 43.6 32.3-55.5
Female 224 24 9.7 6.0-15.1 4 1.9 0.7- 4.9 78 33.1 25.7-41.3 118 55.4 47.3-63.3
RACE
White 319 34 11.0 7.4-16.0 7 2.2 1.0- 4.6 124 35.8 29.2-42.9 154 51.0 43.7-58.3
Other 48 4 3.5 1.2- 9.9 6 31.3 13.5-57.2 11 23.5 8.1-51.7 27 41.6 23.7-62.1
AGE
18-44 82 11 10.5 5.4-19.5 5 14.1 5.6-31.1 20 30.7 18.8-45.8 46 44.7 32.1-58.0
45+ 286 28 9.1 5.9-13.7 7 2.8 1.3- 6.0 116 35.7 29.2-42.8 135 52.4 44.7-60.1
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 103 22 21.3 12.6-33.6 7 21.5 9.4-42.0 35 30.3 17.4-47.2 39 26.9 17.8-38.5
Some College + 266 17 5.1 3.0- 8.5 6 2.1 0.9- 4.8 101 34.8 27.7-42.6 142 58.0 50.1-65.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 161 25 14.8 9.1-23.2 7 14.4 6.2-30.0 65 38.1 26.9-50.7 64 32.7 23.7-43.1
$50,000+ 161 9 5.6 2.7-11.4 5 2.7 1.1- 6.5 57 31.4 24.1-39.8 90 60.3 51.6-68.4

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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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