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2009 BRFSS Survey Results: Forsyth 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
-Forsyth County 380 47 14.4 10.1-20.0 18 6.8 3.8-12.1 116 23.1 18.7-28.1 199 55.7 49.0-62.3
GENDER
Male 142 15 12.7 6.8-22.5 8 9.5 4.1-20.2 52 25.4 18.6-33.7 67 52.4 41.9-62.7
Female 238 32 15.8 10.4-23.3 10 4.6 2.2- 9.4 64 21.0 15.6-27.6 132 58.6 50.1-66.6
RACE
White 291 39 14.4 10.2-20.0 14 8.3 4.2-15.8 100 28.8 23.2-35.2 138 48.5 41.1-55.9
Other 85 8 14.5 6.4-29.5 4 4.0 1.3-11.9 16 11.9 6.6-20.4 57 69.7 55.8-80.7
AGE
18-44 98 14 16.8 9.4-28.2 6 8.3 3.3-19.6 15 10.9 6.2-18.5 63 63.9 51.6-74.7
45+ 279 33 12.4 8.7-17.4 12 5.6 2.9-10.5 101 34.2 28.3-40.7 133 47.8 41.2-54.5
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 113 22 22.7 13.1-36.6 5 6.2 2.1-16.4 37 21.7 14.5-31.1 49 49.4 36.2-62.8
Some College + 267 25 10.7 6.9-16.5 13 7.1 3.5-14.1 79 23.7 18.4-29.9 150 58.4 50.7-65.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 138 25 18.8 11.5-29.1 5 5.4 1.9-14.4 44 20.8 14.5-28.9 64 55.0 43.5-66.1
$50,000+ 183 17 10.8 6.2-18.1 9 7.9 3.4-17.3 57 25.9 19.5-33.5 100 55.4 46.4-64.1

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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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