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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Union 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
-Union County 408 56 15.9 11.3-22.0 9 3.4 1.0-10.6 110 23.4 17.9-29.9 233 57.3 50.2-64.1
GENDER
Male 153 26 20.0 12.4-30.7 2 4.1 0.7-21.3 49 25.6 16.8-37.0 76 50.3 39.4-61.2
Female 255 30 11.4 7.6-16.8 7 2.7 1.0- 6.6 61 20.9 15.8-27.1 157 65.0 57.8-71.7
RACE
White 342 48 15.2 10.8-21.0 8 3.8 1.0-13.5 93 21.2 16.7-26.5 193 59.8 52.7-66.6
Other 63 8 19.2 7.8-40.1 1 2.3 0.3-15.0 17 32.1 16.1-54.0 37 46.3 29.7-63.8
AGE
18-44 134 16 16.3 9.1-27.5 4 5.3 1.2-19.9 26 17.6 9.6-29.9 88 60.9 48.5-72.0
45+ 270 40 15.8 11.3-21.5 5 1.4 0.5- 3.6 83 29.8 23.7-36.7 142 53.0 45.9-60.1
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 143 23 21.8 12.5-35.0 6 7.7 2.0-25.5 46 27.4 16.6-41.6 68 43.2 31.3-55.9
Some College + 264 33 12.4 8.3-18.1 3 0.8 0.3- 2.6 64 21.0 15.9-27.2 164 65.8 58.6-72.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 160 32 22.3 13.6-34.3 7 7.9 2.2-25.0 47 25.5 15.1-39.6 74 44.3 32.7-56.6
$50,000+ 181 18 11.2 6.7-17.9 1 0.3 0.0- 2.3 51 25.1 18.9-32.5 111 63.4 55.2-70.9

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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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