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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Rowan 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
-Rowan County 445 67 19.0 13.8-25.7 20 8.3 4.2-15.7 119 20.4 16.3-25.2 239 52.3 45.3-59.1
GENDER
Male 175 30 17.9 11.8-26.4 8 13.3 6.0-26.9 64 22.6 16.6-30.0 73 46.1 35.6-57.0
Female 270 37 20.2 12.3-31.2 12 3.1 1.6- 5.8 55 18.1 12.9-24.7 166 58.7 49.5-67.3
RACE
White 361 54 19.9 13.6-28.2 11 2.0 1.0- 3.9 106 24.9 19.9-30.8 190 53.1 45.8-60.3
Other 82 12 16.3 8.6-28.8 9 22.9 10.8-42.0 13 10.5 5.3-19.6 48 50.4 35.1-65.6
AGE
18-44 99 16 15.8 9.2-25.9 5 10.4 3.6-26.4 11 8.5 4.2-16.3 67 65.4 52.2-76.5
45+ 344 50 21.4 14.3-30.7 15 6.8 3.1-14.4 108 29.5 23.9-35.9 171 42.3 35.7-49.2
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 226 41 23.2 15.2-33.8 14 11.1 4.8-23.5 60 18.2 13.2-24.5 111 47.5 37.4-57.8
Some College + 219 26 13.8 8.6-21.6 6 4.8 1.7-12.9 59 23.1 17.0-30.6 128 58.2 49.4-66.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 253 45 23.1 15.3-33.3 15 10.7 4.9-22.0 64 15.4 11.3-20.7 129 50.7 41.0-60.4
$50,000+ 132 14 13.1 7.2-22.6 3 2.0 0.6- 6.8 43 28.1 20.2-37.7 72 56.8 46.1-66.8

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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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