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2009 BRFSS Survey Results: Buncombe 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 13,219 1,774 14.4 13.4-15.5 619 5.9 5.1- 6.8 4,064 26.2 24.9-27.5 6,762 53.5 52.0-55.1
-Buncombe County 398 33 9.7 6.4-14.5 28 7.8 5.0-12.1 119 24.8 20.3-29.8 218 57.7 51.6-63.6
GENDER
Male 145 16 11.7 6.5-20.1 10 9.0 4.5-17.3 48 24.4 17.8-32.6 71 54.9 44.9-64.4
Female 253 17 8.0 4.3-14.4 18 6.8 3.9-11.5 71 25.0 19.4-31.7 147 60.2 52.6-67.3
RACE
White 363 30 10.3 6.6-15.6 21 7.2 4.3-11.8 112 26.1 21.3-31.4 200 56.5 50.1-62.6
Other 32 3 5.5 1.6-17.2 7 14.5 5.8-32.0 4 5.1 1.7-14.7 18 74.9 55.4-87.7
AGE
18-44 106 9 10.6 5.2-20.5 9 9.8 5.0-18.5 19 15.4 9.6-23.9 69 64.1 53.2-73.8
45+ 291 24 8.9 5.8-13.3 19 6.0 3.7- 9.5 99 33.3 27.7-39.5 149 51.9 45.5-58.2
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 121 18 15.0 8.8-24.3 11 9.2 4.7-17.2 35 23.2 15.7-32.8 57 52.7 41.2-64.0
Some College + 274 14 7.1 3.6-13.7 17 7.4 4.1-13.1 84 26.0 20.6-32.3 159 59.4 52.1-66.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 188 22 12.8 7.5-21.0 14 10.6 5.9-18.5 53 21.8 16.0-29.0 99 54.7 45.6-63.6
$50,000+ 160 8 5.0 2.4-10.2 7 5.1 2.0-12.3 47 27.1 20.1-35.5 98 62.9 53.8-71.1

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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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