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2009 BRFSS Survey Results: Gaston 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 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
-Gaston County 351 47 15.9 11.0-22.3 21 7.8 4.4-13.4 108 25.4 20.4-31.1 175 51.0 44.0-57.9
GENDER
Male 133 21 15.6 9.4-24.7 7 9.4 3.9-20.8 52 30.9 22.5-40.9 53 44.1 33.3-55.6
Female 218 26 16.1 9.5-26.1 14 6.4 3.3-12.0 56 20.5 15.2-27.1 122 57.0 48.1-65.4
RACE
White 298 40 16.2 10.8-23.5 17 8.3 4.4-15.1 99 28.5 22.8-35.1 142 47.0 39.6-54.6
Other 53 7 14.7 6.1-31.3 4 5.7 1.9-15.5 9 11.8 5.3-24.3 33 67.8 51.1-81.0
AGE
18-44 95 14 14.0 7.5-24.4 10 12.2 5.9-23.7 16 13.5 7.9-22.0 55 60.4 48.3-71.3
45+ 252 33 17.8 11.4-26.6 11 3.9 2.0- 7.5 91 35.9 29.0-43.5 117 42.4 35.2-50.0
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 193 33 20.5 13.0-30.7 11 8.1 3.6-17.0 55 22.0 16.0-29.5 94 49.4 40.2-58.7
Some College + 156 14 11.9 6.5-20.8 10 7.6 3.3-16.3 53 28.7 21.1-37.6 79 51.8 41.6-61.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 195 30 16.2 10.4-24.1 13 6.5 3.5-11.7 66 29.0 21.7-37.6 86 48.3 38.8-58.0
$50,000+ 86 7 13.8 5.3-31.6 3 3.1 0.9-10.0 29 28.4 19.1-40.1 47 54.6 41.6-67.0

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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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