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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

Smoking Cessation

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  Total
Respond.^
Less than 6 mos. 6 mos. to 1 year Past year Past 5 years Past 10 years
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 3,498 253 7.8 6.7- 9.0 139 3.9 3.2- 4.8 583 16.4 14.9-18.0 375 10.2 9.1-11.5 2,148 61.7 59.6-63.7
COUNTY/REGIONS***
Alamance 95 9 10.0 4.9-19.2 4 4.3 1.3-12.7 17 20.1 12.2-31.4 11 12.0 6.6-20.7 54 53.7 42.5-64.5
Buncombe 97 8 10.9 5.3-21.1 7 5.9 2.6-13.0 16 13.7 8.0-22.5 11 12.5 6.8-22.0 55 56.9 45.8-67.5
Cabarrus 94 8 13.0 6.2-25.5 5 5.7 2.0-15.5 23 22.5 14.6-33.1 9 10.2 5.2-19.2 49 48.5 37.5-59.7
Catawba 95 4 4.1 1.3-12.3 2 5.0 1.3-18.1 14 17.9 10.1-29.7 11 12.6 6.8-22.2 64 60.3 48.3-71.3
Cumberland 91 9 10.2 5.1-19.4 1 1.0 0.1- 6.7 15 14.5 8.4-23.9 7 6.2 2.8-13.5 59 68.0 57.0-77.3
Davidson 98 7 8.8 4.0-18.0 2 2.3 0.5-10.0 18 16.7 10.0-26.6 11 13.0 6.5-24.3 60 59.2 47.3-70.1
Durham 89 10 13.3 6.5-25.4 5 4.0 1.6- 9.9 11 13.0 6.8-23.5 4 4.1 1.4-11.2 59 65.6 53.0-76.2
Forsyth 104 8 7.7 3.6-15.6 2 3.5 0.8-13.6 20 19.2 12.1-29.2 11 6.6 3.5-12.0 63 63.0 52.1-72.7
Gaston 98 7 8.1 3.7-16.8 1 0.9 0.1- 5.9 22 22.1 14.1-33.0 12 11.3 6.4-19.3 56 57.6 46.3-68.1
Guilford 113 4 3.9 1.2-11.4 3 4.6 1.4-13.8 21 15.0 9.4-23.2 14 12.1 7.0-20.2 71 64.4 54.0-73.7
Iredell 100 12 11.4 6.3-19.7 4 5.1 1.8-13.8 12 9.5 5.3-16.6 11 12.6 6.8-22.0 61 61.4 50.6-71.3
Johnston 122 9 6.2 2.8-13.2 3 2.0 0.5- 7.7 21 22.5 14.1-33.8 17 13.6 8.2-21.7 72 55.7 44.6-66.3
Mecklenburg 150 7 4.6 2.0-10.2 7 4.7 2.1-10.0 26 17.9 12.1-25.6 15 9.7 5.7-16.0 95 63.2 54.3-71.3
New Hanover 122 9 8.0 3.9-15.8 2 1.7 0.4- 6.8 26 25.5 17.7-35.3 13 9.6 5.4-16.5 72 55.2 45.4-64.6
Onslow 104 12 13.2 7.3-22.6 5 4.6 1.9-11.1 23 23.5 15.6-33.7 17 15.2 9.1-24.3 47 43.6 33.5-54.1
Orange 108 5 5.2 2.0-12.8 3 1.8 0.5- 5.8 17 14.5 8.3-24.0 13 10.2 5.7-17.4 70 68.4 57.8-77.4
Pitt 88 10 13.9 7.0-25.8 2 2.3 0.6- 9.2 15 16.2 9.7-25.9 9 11.6 5.9-21.6 52 55.9 44.2-67.0
Randolph 80 2 2.3 0.6- 8.7 5 6.3 2.3-16.0 11 17.4 9.6-29.5 7 6.5 2.7-15.0 55 67.5 55.0-78.0
Robeson 77 7 9.7 4.4-20.4 3 5.2 1.4-17.5 16 19.6 11.8-30.7 10 10.6 5.5-19.4 41 54.9 42.4-66.8
Rowan 98 7 9.8 4.2-21.3 3 3.9 1.2-12.1 13 18.5 10.0-31.7 10 5.9 3.0-11.3 65 61.9 49.3-73.0
Union 103 9 6.9 3.5-13.4 8 6.5 3.2-12.9 13 14.4 8.2-24.0 13 13.2 6.5-25.1 60 59.0 47.5-69.5
Wake 111 10 11.4 6.0-20.5 2 1.7 0.4- 7.7 14 10.4 5.8-17.8 7 7.2 3.4-14.6 78 69.4 58.9-78.1
Carteret/Currituck/Craven/Dare/Hyde/Pamlico 96 2 1.2 0.3- 4.8 4 3.3 1.2- 8.8 11 15.9 8.5-27.9 10 9.7 5.1-17.8 69 69.9 58.3-79.4
Northeast Partnership II 104 4 3.2 1.1- 8.7 7 6.1 2.6-13.4 17 15.3 9.1-24.7 9 7.5 3.8-14.3 67 68.0 57.6-76.8
Northeast Partnership I 82 4 4.8 1.8-12.6 5 6.5 2.5-15.6 15 16.5 9.4-27.2 5 7.5 2.9-18.0 53 64.7 52.5-75.3
Franklin/Nash/Wilson 83 5 5.3 2.0-13.6 4 8.0 2.4-23.4 14 15.0 8.6-24.8 10 12.5 6.2-23.5 50 59.2 46.3-70.9
Duplin/Greene/Harn./Jones/Lenoir/Samp./Wayne 93 8 10.5 4.5-22.6 8 8.6 4.0-17.5 20 19.2 11.7-29.9 9 9.7 4.7-18.9 48 52.1 40.1-63.9
Bladen/Brunswick/Columbus/Pender 101 9 11.8 4.8-26.3 3 1.5 0.5- 4.7 17 18.5 11.2-28.9 14 11.9 6.7-20.3 58 56.3 44.6-67.4
Caswell/Granville/Person/Vance 77 6 6.6 2.8-15.0 4 5.0 1.8-13.4 10 12.8 6.8-23.0 9 11.4 5.7-21.6 48 64.1 51.9-74.7
Chatham/Lee/Moore 115 10 9.1 4.7-16.8 4 4.9 1.7-13.7 15 11.5 6.6-19.2 9 6.7 3.3-13.0 77 67.8 57.6-76.5
Anson/Hoke/Montgo./Richmond/Scotland/Stanly 118 6 4.3 1.8- 9.8 5 2.5 1.0- 6.5 20 14.3 8.7-22.8 18 16.1 9.1-26.9 69 62.7 51.9-72.4
Davie/Rockingham/Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 83 6 8.0 3.6-17.2 2 3.3 0.8-12.2 17 19.6 12.0-30.4 10 11.4 6.0-20.6 48 57.7 46.0-68.6
Alleghany/Ashe/Avery/Watagua/Wilkes 84 1 1.3 0.2- 8.6 4 5.0 1.8-12.8 14 24.6 11.1-45.9 6 9.9 4.2-21.5 59 59.3 42.3-74.4
Alexander/Burke/Caldwell/Cleve./Lincoln 86 5 8.3 3.3-19.0 5 3.7 1.3-10.1 10 12.4 6.0-23.7 10 13.0 7.0-23.1 56 62.6 50.2-73.6
Mountain AHEC (Excludes Buncombe) 139 14 10.2 5.7-17.7 5 2.1 0.7- 6.1 19 11.9 6.7-20.2 13 10.2 5.5-18.3 88 65.6 55.7-74.3
NORTHEASTERN PARTNERSHIP**
Yes 219 9 3.4 1.7- 6.6 13 5.2 2.9- 9.3 35 16.1 10.8-23.1 17 7.8 4.7-12.7 145 67.6 60.1-74.3
No 3,279 244 8.1 6.9- 9.4 126 3.9 3.1- 4.8 548 16.4 14.9-18.0 358 10.4 9.2-11.7 2,003 61.3 59.2-63.4
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 1,175 90 8.0 6.1-10.4 46 3.8 2.7- 5.3 217 18.9 16.3-21.7 136 10.5 8.6-12.7 686 58.9 55.4-62.2
Piedmont 1,943 136 7.5 6.1- 9.2 73 4.0 3.0- 5.4 311 15.6 13.7-17.6 203 10.0 8.5-11.8 1,220 62.9 60.2-65.5
Western NC 380 27 8.5 5.7-12.6 20 3.8 2.3- 6.2 55 14.4 10.1-20.0 36 10.4 7.3-14.7 242 62.8 56.6-68.6
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS(AHEC)****
Mountain AHEC 231 22 10.7 6.8-16.6 12 3.4 1.7- 6.5 35 12.8 8.5-18.9 24 11.3 7.2-17.3 138 61.8 54.1-68.9
Northwest 677 46 7.2 5.2-10.0 22 4.1 2.6- 6.5 109 17.4 14.1-21.3 70 9.8 7.5-12.7 430 61.5 56.8-65.9
Charlotte 534 35 6.2 4.2- 9.1 25 4.3 2.6- 6.9 98 17.5 14.0-21.7 63 12.3 9.2-16.2 313 59.7 54.5-64.7
Greensboro 475 21 3.9 2.2- 6.8 17 4.3 2.3- 8.1 73 14.3 10.9-18.5 55 11.3 8.2-15.4 309 66.2 60.6-71.4
Southern Regional 331 34 11.8 7.8-17.5 9 2.1 1.0- 4.3 54 13.9 10.1-18.8 33 8.1 5.4-12.0 201 64.1 57.7-70.1
Coastal 214 16 9.1 4.8-16.6 5 2.1 0.8- 5.4 43 23.2 17.2-30.6 27 11.0 7.3-16.2 123 54.6 46.6-62.3
Wake 438 36 9.7 6.4-14.3 18 3.8 2.0- 7.0 62 13.6 10.2-17.8 39 7.9 5.4-11.4 283 65.1 59.1-70.5
Area L 127 7 5.6 2.5-12.2 8 6.2 2.9-12.9 22 15.4 9.8-23.4 13 11.2 6.0-19.8 77 61.6 51.5-70.7
Eastern 447 32 5.9 3.8- 8.8 22 5.3 3.2- 8.6 79 17.1 13.2-21.8 50 10.6 7.7-14.4 264 61.2 55.7-66.4

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* Asked only of respondents who reported smoking 100 cigarettes in their entire lifetime and now smoke not at all (for any length of time).

^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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