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2009 BRFSS Survey Results: Alamance County

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Snus is a moist, smokeless tobacco, usually sold in small pouches, that is placed under the lip against the gum.
Have you heard of snus before today?*

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  Total
Respond.^
(Yes)Used snus past 6 months (Yes)Not used snus past 6 months (No)Not heard of snus
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 5,519 135 3.7 2.8- 5.0 1,484 30.4 28.3-32.6 3,900 65.9 63.6-68.1
-Alamance County 160 2 1.1 0.3- 4.3 33 32.8 17.4-53.0 125 66.1 46.4-81.5
GENDER
Male 53 1 1.5 0.2-10.5 12 40.5 19.9-65.1 40 57.9 34.1-78.6
Female 107 1 0.8 0.1- 5.6 21 28.5 10.1-58.6 85 70.7 41.2-89.3
RACE
White 136 2 1.4 0.3- 5.6 32 36.5 18.6-59.1 102 62.1 40.2-80.1
Other 24 0 0.0 . - . 1 21.2 3.5-66.8 23 78.8 33.2-96.5
AGE
18-44 34 1 1.0 0.1- 7.5 8 48.4 22.1-75.6 25 50.6 23.9-76.9
45+ 124 1 1.1 0.2- 7.4 25 17.6 11.7-25.7 98 81.3 73.0-87.5
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 72 1 1.4 0.2- 9.4 14 22.6 9.1-45.9 57 76.0 53.3-89.8
Some College + 88 1 0.9 0.1- 6.0 19 39.4 17.9-66.0 68 59.7 33.6-81.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 83 1 1.1 0.1- 7.8 16 31.5 9.7-66.4 66 67.4 33.5-89.4
$50,000+ 61 1 1.4 0.2- 9.2 15 30.2 14.5-52.4 45 68.5 46.6-84.4

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*Asked of all respondents regardless of smoking status.

^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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