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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

Smoking Cessation

On how many visits did your doctor, nurse or other health professional recommend or discuss medication to assist you with quitting smoking,
such as nicotine gum, patch, nasal spray, inhaler, lozenge, or prescription medication such as Wellbutrin/Zyban/ Buproprion?*

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  Total
Respond.^
1 visit 2 visits 3 visits 4 visits None
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 2,841 483 17.4 15.7-19.3 230 7.9 6.7- 9.2 97 3.7 2.9- 4.7 242 8.1 6.9- 9.4 1,789 63.0 60.7-65.2
COUNTY/REGIONS***
Alamance 86 12 14.0 7.5-24.7 4 4.1 1.4-11.2 2 2.5 0.6- 9.7 10 10.4 5.3-19.4 58 69.0 57.2-78.8
Buncombe 73 21 32.0 21.1-45.3 6 7.8 3.4-16.9 4 7.9 2.9-19.8 5 4.9 2.0-11.7 37 47.4 35.1-60.0
Cabarrus 85 21 25.1 15.8-37.3 5 5.6 2.1-14.2 5 5.0 2.0-11.9 3 2.8 0.9- 9.0 51 61.4 49.2-72.3
Catawba 64 9 10.5 5.1-20.5 4 3.8 1.2-11.2 3 12.1 2.4-43.5 7 8.0 3.6-16.9 41 65.6 47.3-80.2
Cumberland 85 14 14.9 8.3-25.4 7 10.6 4.9-21.4 2 1.2 0.3- 4.7 9 11.2 5.4-21.9 53 62.1 49.8-73.1
Davidson 82 14 14.9 8.5-24.8 10 13.3 6.5-25.3 0 0.0 . - . 6 5.4 2.3-12.1 52 66.4 54.0-76.9
Durham 67 16 24.8 14.7-38.6 4 5.2 1.8-14.1 1 1.0 0.1- 6.6 8 11.9 5.6-23.4 38 57.2 43.5-69.8
Forsyth 93 15 13.2 7.6-21.8 11 10.4 5.3-19.3 6 5.7 2.5-12.8 3 2.8 0.8- 9.2 58 68.0 56.8-77.3
Gaston 71 7 10.2 4.8-20.2 4 6.4 2.3-16.6 5 8.7 3.3-21.2 4 7.3 2.7-18.5 51 67.4 53.9-78.5
Guilford 63 17 27.9 16.9-42.4 5 10.0 4.0-22.9 2 2.9 0.6-12.7 7 15.0 6.9-29.5 32 44.1 30.9-58.2
Iredell 90 18 17.1 9.9-28.0 11 12.0 6.0-22.5 3 5.9 1.8-17.6 5 5.9 2.4-13.7 53 59.1 45.6-71.4
Johnston 96 12 11.0 5.7-20.3 5 6.7 2.4-17.7 1 0.4 0.1- 2.9 6 9.4 3.6-22.1 72 72.5 59.9-82.3
Mecklenburg 89 19 20.4 12.6-31.2 6 6.3 2.7-13.9 4 4.2 1.5-11.1 2 3.4 0.7-15.3 58 65.7 53.8-75.9
New Hanover 59 15 26.7 15.8-41.6 5 6.7 2.6-16.2 1 1.5 0.2- 9.9 8 12.3 5.7-24.8 30 52.7 38.6-66.4
Onslow 92 11 17.2 9.2-29.7 9 10.3 5.2-19.4 5 7.0 2.0-22.3 6 4.3 1.8-10.0 61 61.3 48.7-72.6
Orange 55 6 10.6 4.7-22.5 4 11.7 4.2-28.5 1 0.9 0.1- 6.1 4 7.2 2.5-19.0 40 69.6 54.1-81.7
Pitt 69 12 16.4 9.1-27.8 6 6.1 2.7-13.3 2 2.5 0.6-10.4 8 11.6 5.7-22.1 41 63.4 50.3-74.7
Randolph 67 13 23.5 13.1-38.7 5 5.9 2.4-13.8 1 0.9 0.1- 6.5 4 6.3 2.3-15.8 44 63.4 48.9-75.8
Robeson 89 10 10.8 5.6-20.0 6 5.9 2.4-14.0 1 1.3 0.2- 8.5 7 6.7 3.0-14.2 65 75.2 64.3-83.7
Rowan 107 22 22.3 14.0-33.5 8 5.1 2.4-10.5 5 5.6 2.2-13.8 10 7.7 3.9-14.6 62 59.3 48.2-69.6
Union 72 9 12.3 6.3-22.7 8 8.3 4.1-16.3 1 2.1 0.3-13.2 6 6.4 2.8-14.1 48 70.9 59.0-80.5
Wake 76 12 14.1 7.6-24.7 6 8.6 3.7-18.6 3 3.0 0.9- 9.4 5 7.5 2.8-19.0 50 66.7 54.1-77.4
Carteret/Currituck/Craven/Dare/Hyde/Pamlico 66 9 17.7 8.5-33.2 5 8.9 3.5-20.7 1 2.0 0.3-12.7 7 8.3 3.6-18.1 44 63.2 48.6-75.6
Northeast Partnership II 92 10 14.3 7.4-26.0 10 10.9 5.6-20.1 3 3.6 1.1-10.8 10 10.6 5.3-20.1 59 60.6 48.7-71.4
Northeast Partnership I 69 10 12.6 6.6-22.7 6 7.7 3.3-16.9 2 1.3 0.3- 5.0 2 1.5 0.4- 6.2 49 76.9 65.4-85.4
Franklin/Nash/Wilson 64 9 11.0 5.3-21.4 5 9.4 3.5-23.2 3 2.8 0.9- 8.6 3 4.9 1.5-14.5 44 71.8 58.1-82.4
Duplin/Greene/Harn./Jones/Lenoir/Samp./Wayne 96 12 14.5 7.7-25.7 8 8.7 4.0-18.1 5 4.3 1.6-10.7 7 5.6 2.5-12.4 64 66.9 55.0-76.9
Bladen/Brunswick/Columbus/Pender 76 16 21.6 12.7-34.3 2 3.9 0.9-15.2 2 2.3 0.5-10.2 10 12.2 6.2-22.5 46 60.0 47.1-71.6
Caswell/Granville/Person/Vance 88 18 19.6 12.1-30.2 8 8.5 4.1-16.8 3 5.3 1.5-16.8 14 15.3 8.7-25.5 45 51.3 39.8-62.7
Chatham/Lee/Moore 74 16 21.0 12.6-32.9 6 7.8 3.2-17.8 0 0.0 . - . 8 10.1 4.8-19.8 44 61.1 48.5-72.4
Anson/Hoke/Montgo./Richmond/Scotland/Stanly 119 20 20.8 13.1-31.4 10 6.5 3.3-12.4 3 3.4 0.8-13.4 15 11.3 6.4-19.2 71 58.0 47.4-67.9
Davie/Rockingham/Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 89 15 16.7 9.8-27.0 8 8.7 4.1-17.5 4 4.0 1.5-10.4 7 9.3 3.7-21.6 55 61.4 49.4-72.1
Alleghany/Ashe/Avery/Watagua/Wilkes 67 14 21.3 12.1-34.8 6 6.4 2.7-14.3 5 6.6 2.6-15.5 5 8.5 3.3-20.2 37 57.2 43.7-69.6
Alexander/Burke/Caldwell/Cleve./Lincoln 92 9 8.2 3.9-16.1 7 8.8 3.7-19.7 3 2.1 0.6- 6.6 9 8.4 4.0-16.8 64 72.5 61.0-81.7
Mountain AHEC (Excludes Buncombe) 119 20 19.4 11.9-29.9 10 6.2 2.8-13.4 5 4.9 2.0-11.6 12 8.4 4.4-15.7 72 61.0 49.9-71.1
NORTHEASTERN PARTNERSHIP**
Yes 182 24 15.2 9.8-22.8 17 8.9 5.3-14.5 6 3.2 1.3- 7.8 13 5.9 3.2-10.8 122 66.8 58.5-74.2
No 2,659 459 17.5 15.8-19.4 213 7.8 6.6- 9.2 91 3.7 2.9- 4.7 229 8.2 7.0- 9.6 1,667 62.8 60.4-65.1
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 972 145 16.1 13.3-19.2 76 8.3 6.4-10.7 28 2.6 1.7- 4.1 88 8.3 6.5-10.4 635 64.8 61.0-68.4
Piedmont 1,533 275 17.9 15.7-20.5 123 7.5 6.1- 9.3 52 3.9 2.8- 5.4 125 7.9 6.3- 9.9 958 62.7 59.6-65.7
Western NC 336 63 18.3 13.8-23.8 31 8.3 5.3-12.7 17 5.1 3.0- 8.4 29 8.0 5.2-12.1 196 60.3 53.8-66.5
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS(AHEC)****
Mountain AHEC 188 41 23.7 17.0-32.1 16 6.9 3.8-12.3 9 6.0 3.0-11.4 17 7.7 4.4-13.2 105 55.7 46.8-64.2
Northwest 619 105 13.8 11.1-17.1 63 9.9 7.2-13.4 27 4.9 3.0- 7.9 46 6.9 4.7-10.0 378 64.5 59.6-69.1
Charlotte 385 66 18.1 13.8-23.4 27 5.9 3.7- 9.3 18 4.8 2.8- 8.1 21 5.5 3.1- 9.5 253 65.7 59.6-71.4
Greensboro 335 61 21.8 16.4-28.4 24 7.5 4.6-12.2 6 1.7 0.6- 4.6 33 11.4 7.5-17.0 211 57.6 50.6-64.2
Southern Regional 330 51 15.4 11.2-20.9 25 8.9 5.6-13.8 9 3.3 1.5- 7.0 35 9.3 6.3-13.5 210 63.1 56.6-69.2
Coastal 135 30 25.2 17.1-35.3 7 4.6 2.0-10.5 4 2.4 0.8- 6.6 17 10.9 6.4-17.9 77 57.0 46.9-66.5
Wake 368 67 17.0 12.8-22.2 25 7.3 4.5-11.5 9 2.6 1.2- 5.4 35 9.5 6.3-14.2 232 63.6 57.1-69.6
Area L 110 11 9.6 4.9-18.0 10 9.4 4.6-18.5 4 2.6 0.9- 7.4 6 5.1 2.2-11.7 79 73.2 62.9-81.5
Eastern 361 48 14.6 10.6-19.9 33 9.0 6.0-13.1 11 2.7 1.3- 5.8 32 7.6 5.1-11.2 237 66.1 59.9-71.8

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*Asked of respondents who stopped smoking within the past year or now smoke every day or some days AND who saw a doctor, nurse, or other health professional in the past 12 months.

^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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