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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

Tobacco Use Prevention

How strongly do you agree or disagree with the following statement.
Tobacco use by adults should not be allowed on school grounds or at any school events.

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Respond.^
Strongly agree Agree Disagree Strongly disagree No Opinion
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 14,691 7,817 53.9 52.9-54.9 4,742 31.4 30.4-32.3 1,299 9.2 8.6- 9.8 278 2.1 1.8- 2.4 555 3.5 3.2- 3.9
COUNTY/REGIONS***
Alamance 397 208 51.9 46.2-57.6 137 36.0 30.6-41.9 32 7.4 5.1-10.6 2 0.8 0.2- 3.3 18 3.9 2.4- 6.2
Buncombe 362 190 52.3 46.5-57.9 116 31.6 26.5-37.2 35 9.7 6.8-13.6 14 4.9 2.8- 8.5 7 1.5 0.6- 3.8
Cabarrus 414 233 56.2 50.7-61.5 135 32.2 27.3-37.4 36 9.0 6.4-12.7 6 1.2 0.5- 2.7 4 1.5 0.5- 4.1
Catawba 365 185 50.5 44.4-56.6 127 34.2 28.8-40.1 31 9.0 6.0-13.2 5 1.8 0.7- 4.5 17 4.5 2.6- 7.7
Cumberland 438 257 57.1 51.6-62.3 134 30.8 26.0-36.0 23 5.9 3.8- 9.2 11 3.8 1.8- 7.7 13 2.5 1.4- 4.5
Davidson 374 162 41.9 36.0-48.1 150 41.8 35.8-48.1 42 10.3 7.4-14.1 4 1.5 0.5- 4.6 16 4.4 2.5- 7.6
Durham 403 228 56.8 51.0-62.4 127 29.3 24.5-34.6 30 9.6 6.4-14.1 7 1.6 0.7- 3.7 11 2.6 1.4- 4.9
Forsyth 439 228 50.8 45.5-56.1 141 32.8 28.0-38.0 47 12.3 9.0-16.4 6 1.1 0.5- 2.6 17 3.0 1.8- 4.9
Gaston 364 203 54.3 48.5-60.1 117 33.3 28.0-39.0 22 6.4 4.0-10.1 9 2.7 1.3- 5.6 13 3.3 1.7- 6.2
Guilford 417 233 56.6 51.0-62.0 123 29.0 24.2-34.3 42 10.7 7.7-14.7 6 1.2 0.5- 2.8 13 2.6 1.4- 4.8
Iredell 419 236 55.0 49.2-60.6 123 30.1 24.8-35.9 39 10.1 7.2-14.1 8 1.6 0.8- 3.4 13 3.2 1.8- 5.7
Johnston 474 246 53.3 47.7-58.9 154 32.6 27.5-38.0 50 9.8 7.1-13.4 7 1.5 0.7- 3.3 17 2.8 1.6- 5.0
Mecklenburg 622 369 59.6 55.2-63.9 190 29.4 25.6-33.5 35 6.5 4.5- 9.3 10 2.0 1.0- 4.0 18 2.5 1.5- 4.1
New Hanover 369 205 53.0 47.1-58.8 121 36.3 30.7-42.3 27 6.6 4.3-10.0 5 1.6 0.6- 4.0 11 2.5 1.3- 4.7
Onslow 380 209 54.6 48.9-60.2 116 29.8 25.0-35.1 38 11.7 8.2-16.2 8 1.9 0.9- 4.2 9 2.0 1.0- 4.1
Orange 406 247 59.8 54.1-65.3 119 30.7 25.6-36.2 22 6.1 3.7- 9.9 9 2.1 1.1- 4.2 9 1.3 0.7- 2.5
Pitt 373 185 49.1 43.3-54.8 121 32.7 27.6-38.3 44 12.4 9.0-16.8 9 2.3 1.1- 4.7 14 3.5 1.8- 6.5
Randolph 346 152 45.7 39.5-51.9 137 37.3 31.6-43.2 36 11.5 7.9-16.3 3 0.6 0.2- 1.8 18 5.0 2.9- 8.6
Robeson 370 171 47.9 42.0-53.8 112 28.4 23.6-33.9 55 15.4 11.6-20.2 15 4.3 2.4- 7.6 17 4.0 2.3- 6.7
Rowan 440 222 51.0 45.6-56.3 155 34.4 29.5-39.7 43 10.0 7.2-13.8 5 1.1 0.3- 3.8 15 3.4 1.9- 6.1
Union 426 228 53.5 47.9-59.1 145 36.2 30.8-41.9 30 6.1 4.1- 9.0 13 2.6 1.4- 4.8 10 1.5 0.8- 3.0
Wake 590 368 63.6 59.0-67.9 160 24.7 21.0-28.8 33 6.5 4.3- 9.5 11 2.1 1.1- 4.1 18 3.2 1.9- 5.2
Carteret/Currituck/Craven/Dare/Hyde/Pamlico 349 192 54.7 48.6-60.6 108 29.8 24.6-35.7 29 9.1 6.1-13.3 8 2.3 1.0- 5.0 12 4.1 2.2- 7.5
Northeast Partnership II 470 256 54.1 48.9-59.2 156 35.0 30.2-40.2 36 6.9 4.8- 9.8 6 1.2 0.5- 3.0 16 2.7 1.5- 4.7
Northeast Partnership I 390 199 53.2 47.5-58.8 125 30.5 25.6-35.9 33 7.8 5.3-11.3 9 3.1 1.4- 6.4 24 5.4 3.4- 8.4
Franklin/Nash/Wilson 356 182 52.9 46.8-59.0 121 33.7 28.3-39.6 38 10.1 7.1-14.2 6 1.4 0.6- 3.2 9 1.9 0.9- 3.9
Duplin/Greene/Harn./Jones/Lenoir/Samp./Wayne 457 214 48.6 43.2-54.1 146 30.5 25.8-35.7 63 14.2 10.8-18.4 17 3.0 1.8- 5.2 17 3.6 2.1- 6.2
Bladen/Brunswick/Columbus/Pender 403 191 46.8 41.3-52.3 132 31.9 27.0-37.2 45 12.2 9.0-16.3 8 2.3 1.1- 4.6 27 6.8 4.5-10.3
Caswell/Granville/Person/Vance 396 204 49.7 44.2-55.2 132 34.7 29.5-40.2 33 8.8 6.1-12.6 7 1.8 0.8- 4.1 20 4.9 3.0- 8.2
Chatham/Lee/Moore 447 250 55.5 49.9-60.9 137 30.0 25.1-35.3 33 8.6 5.8-12.6 9 2.1 1.0- 4.2 18 3.9 2.2- 6.6
Anson/Hoke/Montgo./Richmond/Scotland/Stanly 523 290 55.8 50.8-60.7 169 32.1 27.6-36.8 36 5.8 3.9- 8.5 7 2.0 0.8- 5.0 21 4.4 2.7- 7.0
Davie/Rockingham/Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 352 158 43.0 37.4-48.8 111 32.6 27.4-38.4 52 16.7 12.6-21.7 8 2.7 1.3- 5.7 23 5.0 3.2- 7.7
Alleghany/Ashe/Avery/Watagua/Wilkes 353 174 50.8 44.3-57.3 122 33.5 27.9-39.6 32 8.4 5.6-12.5 4 1.1 0.3- 3.4 21 6.2 3.9- 9.8
Alexander/Burke/Caldwell/Cleve./Lincoln 420 238 56.8 51.3-62.2 132 31.3 26.4-36.6 29 7.3 4.8-10.9 5 1.7 0.6- 4.7 16 3.0 1.7- 5.2
Mountain AHEC (Excludes Buncombe) 587 304 52.0 47.0-57.0 191 31.0 26.6-35.8 48 9.5 6.8-13.2 11 2.0 1.0- 4.1 33 5.4 3.6- 8.0
NORTHEASTERN PARTNERSHIP**
Yes 969 510 52.7 49.0-56.4 322 34.1 30.6-37.8 77 7.3 5.7- 9.3 18 2.3 1.3- 3.9 42 3.6 2.5- 5.1
No 13,722 7,307 54.0 52.9-55.0 4,420 31.2 30.2-32.2 1,222 9.3 8.7-10.0 260 2.1 1.8- 2.4 513 3.5 3.1- 3.9
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 4,919 2,568 52.6 50.9-54.3 1,563 31.5 29.9-33.1 491 10.0 9.1-11.1 109 2.4 1.9- 3.0 188 3.5 3.0- 4.2
Piedmont 8,167 4,424 55.2 53.8-56.6 2,650 31.1 29.9-32.4 664 8.6 7.8- 9.5 133 1.7 1.4- 2.2 296 3.3 2.9- 3.8
Western NC 1,605 825 51.6 48.6-54.6 529 31.9 29.2-34.7 144 9.6 7.9-11.7 36 2.7 1.8- 4.0 71 4.2 3.2- 5.5
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS(AHEC)****
Mountain AHEC 928 484 52.4 48.4-56.4 301 31.0 27.5-34.8 79 9.3 7.1-12.1 25 2.9 1.8- 4.6 39 4.3 3.0- 6.3
Northwest 2,844 1,422 48.7 46.4-51.0 968 34.2 32.1-36.4 285 11.2 9.7-12.8 42 1.8 1.2- 2.6 127 4.2 3.4- 5.0
Charlotte 2,168 1,223 57.3 54.6-59.8 703 31.6 29.2-34.1 142 6.5 5.3- 8.0 41 2.0 1.3- 3.0 59 2.6 1.9- 3.6
Greensboro 1,904 1,026 54.6 51.7-57.4 618 31.2 28.6-33.9 162 9.7 8.0-11.6 26 1.3 0.8- 2.1 72 3.3 2.5- 4.4
Southern Regional 1,545 813 53.6 50.6-56.7 483 30.7 28.0-33.6 155 10.0 8.3-11.9 41 3.0 2.0- 4.4 53 2.7 2.0- 3.8
Coastal 743 392 51.1 46.9-55.3 235 32.3 28.5-36.4 69 10.1 7.8-13.2 13 2.0 1.1- 3.5 34 4.4 3.1- 6.3
Wake 2,021 1,131 58.6 55.7-61.3 620 28.4 26.0-31.0 156 7.8 6.3- 9.6 38 2.0 1.3- 3.1 76 3.2 2.4- 4.4
Area L 581 311 55.8 51.1-60.5 180 30.4 26.3-34.9 60 9.9 7.4-13.0 8 1.2 0.6- 2.5 22 2.7 1.7- 4.3
Eastern 1,848 964 51.8 49.0-54.5 592 31.8 29.3-34.4 185 10.5 8.9-12.3 42 2.3 1.6- 3.3 65 3.6 2.7- 4.9

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^Use caution in interpreting percentages with a numerator of less than 20. N = numerator, % = 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.

** Northeast NC I: Bertie, Gates, Halifax, Hertford, Northampton, and Warren counties.
Northeast NC II: Beaufort, Camden, Chowan, Edgecombe, Martin, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell, and Washington counties.
Northeastern Partnership: Northeast NC I and II regions combined.

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

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