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BRFSS Survey Results 2001 for New Hanover County

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 6,181 1,212 21.3 19.6-23.0 302 4.5 3.8- 5.3 1,519 23.8 22.3-25.4 3,148 50.4 48.5-52.4
New Hanover County 405 80 18.6 14.5-23.4 24 6.0 3.8- 9.2 123 30.0 24.8-35.8 178 45.5 38.7-52.4
GENDER
Male 164 34 18.9 13.0-26.6 10 5.5 2.7-10.7 65 36.8 28.0-46.6 55 38.9 27.9-51.0
Female 241 46 18.2 13.4-24.2 14 6.5 3.8-11.1 58 22.1 17.0-28.1 123 53.2 46.1-60.2
RACE
White 341 71 20.1 15.7-25.3 23 7.1 4.5-10.9 112 35.1 29.6-41.2 135 37.7 32.1-43.6
Other 57 9 13.9 6.3-27.8 1 2.0 0.3-13.2 9 10.0 4.1-22.6 38 74.1 56.5-86.3
AGE
18-44 186 34 16.5 11.1-23.7 19 9.0 5.4-14.8 40 20.3 14.1-28.4 93 54.2 43.8-64.2
45+ 212 46 21.4 15.9-28.1 5 2.6 1.0- 6.3 81 41.3 34.1-48.9 80 34.7 28.1-41.9
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 132 29 21.6 14.8-30.5 8 6.6 3.2-13.2 43 31.5 23.4-40.9 52 40.3 30.9-50.4
Some College + 270 51 17.2 12.5-23.1 16 5.7 3.2- 9.8 79 29.1 22.6-36.6 124 48.0 39.2-56.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 207 52 22.5 16.2-30.2 16 7.9 4.5-13.5 50 20.8 14.9-28.1 89 48.8 38.4-59.3
$50,000+ 132 21 15.5 9.9-23.5 4 3.1 1.1- 8.6 48 40.9 31.8-50.7 59 40.4 31.7-49.8
COUNTY/REGION**
Buncombe 421 90 23.5 18.9-28.9 27 7.2 4.8-10.6 113 25.2 20.9-30.0 191 44.1 38.8-49.6
Cumberland 428 88 19.6 15.0-25.2 22 6.9 3.9-11.9 84 16.7 13.0-21.2 234 56.9 49.3-64.1
Durham 400 57 14.1 10.6-18.7 19 4.0 2.5- 6.5 82 18.7 14.7-23.6 242 63.1 57.1-68.8
Forsyth 455 93 20.0 16.2-24.6 21 4.0 2.4- 6.8 110 25.0 20.7-29.8 231 51.0 45.5-56.4
Gaston 466 104 22.0 18.0-26.6 21 5.4 3.3- 8.8 106 22.0 18.2-26.4 235 50.6 45.4-55.7
Guilford 415 71 15.7 12.2-19.9 23 5.4 3.4- 8.3 101 24.2 19.7-29.3 220 54.8 49.2-60.2
Mecklenburg 429 70 15.7 12.2-20.1 18 4.2 2.5- 6.9 105 22.8 18.8-27.4 236 57.3 51.8-62.7
Onslow 435 90 23.3 16.9-31.1 31 11.1 6.1-19.4 113 25.4 20.6-31.0 201 40.2 34.2-46.6
Wake 425 62 16.5 12.4-21.5 23 5.4 3.4- 8.6 106 21.5 17.7-25.9 234 56.6 51.1-62.0
Western NC 616 133 23.3 19.6-27.5 21 3.2 2.0- 5.0 154 26.5 22.7-30.7 308 47.0 42.6-51.4
Piedmont NC 668 138 22.0 18.2-26.3 23 3.2 2.0- 5.1 181 27.1 23.3-31.4 326 47.7 42.9-52.4
Eastern NC 618 136 25.2 21.0-29.9 29 4.9 3.2- 7.3 141 20.6 17.2-24.5 312 49.3 44.6-54.1

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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. N = Cell Size, % = Percentage, C.I.(95%) = Confidence Interval (at 95 percent probability level).
Percentages are weighted to population characteristics.

** Eastern North Carolina: Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Brunswick, Camden, Carteret, Chowan, Columbus, Craven, Currituck, Dare, Duplin, Edgecombe, Gates, Greene, Halifax, Harnett, Hertford, Hoke, Hyde, Johnston, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Nash, Northampton, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Pender, Perquimans, Pitt, Robeson, Sampson, Scotland, Tyrrell, Washington, Wayne, Wilson
Piedmont North Carolina: Alamance, Alexander, Anson, Cabarrus, Caswell, Catawba, Chatham, Cleveland, Davidson, Davie, Franklin, Granville, Iredell, Lee, Lincoln, Montgomery, Moore, Orange, Person, Randolph, Richmond, Rockingham, Rowan, Stanly, Stokes, Union, Vance, Warren, Yadkin
Western North Carolina: Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Burke, Caldwell, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Surry, Swain, Transylvania, Watauga, Wilkes, Yancey

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