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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Wake 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
-Wake County 582 49 7.7 5.4-10.9 20 4.3 2.6- 7.2 177 25.5 21.7-29.8 336 62.4 57.6-67.1
GENDER
Male 239 22 9.9 5.9-16.1 12 6.1 3.2-11.5 84 29.6 23.5-36.6 121 54.4 46.7-61.8
Female 343 27 5.7 3.6- 8.9 8 2.7 1.1- 6.3 93 21.7 17.2-27.1 215 69.9 63.9-75.3
RACE
White 430 38 9.6 6.5-14.1 12 2.8 1.5- 5.1 149 30.4 25.5-35.9 231 57.1 51.2-62.8
Other 151 11 4.1 1.8- 9.0 8 7.4 3.4-15.5 28 16.4 11.0-23.7 104 72.1 63.0-79.6
AGE
18-44 203 17 8.5 4.9-14.5 11 6.3 3.3-11.7 37 16.3 11.5-22.6 138 68.9 61.1-75.7
45+ 373 31 6.8 4.6-10.0 9 2.2 1.1- 4.6 138 35.2 29.8-40.9 195 55.8 49.9-61.5
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 139 16 14.1 7.9-23.7 8 7.2 3.1-16.0 39 22.6 15.5-31.9 76 56.1 45.3-66.3
Some College + 442 33 5.2 3.4- 7.8 12 3.2 1.7- 6.0 138 26.7 22.3-31.6 259 64.9 59.6-69.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 212 24 9.0 5.5-14.3 9 6.2 2.8-13.3 67 22.7 17.0-29.8 112 62.1 53.5-70.0
$50,000+ 309 17 5.1 2.7- 9.4 11 3.9 2.0- 7.5 94 28.2 22.8-34.3 187 62.8 56.2-68.9

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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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