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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

Smoking Cessation

In the last 12 months, on how many visits were you advised to quit smoking by a doctor or other health provider?*

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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 2,832 664 24.2 22.2-26.2 429 14.8 13.3-16.6 230 8.5 7.3- 9.9 652 22.0 20.1-23.9 857 30.5 28.4-32.7
COUNTY/REGIONS***
Alamance 86 18 16.2 9.8-25.6 12 15.8 8.6-27.3 5 4.8 1.9-11.6 20 22.7 14.5-33.7 31 40.5 29.0-53.1
Buncombe 72 18 28.6 18.1-42.0 7 6.7 2.9-14.7 11 18.4 10.2-31.1 16 19.6 11.8-30.8 20 26.7 16.9-39.4
Cabarrus 83 19 25.0 15.4-37.9 11 12.3 6.6-21.6 6 7.6 3.1-17.3 22 25.1 16.4-36.4 25 30.0 20.2-42.0
Catawba 65 12 20.2 10.8-34.6 8 13.1 5.9-26.7 7 16.8 5.4-41.6 20 27.1 16.4-41.4 18 22.8 13.4-36.0
Cumberland 83 19 20.5 12.6-31.5 12 14.9 8.1-25.8 8 10.4 4.8-21.0 24 29.9 19.9-42.4 20 24.2 15.3-36.2
Davidson 85 22 20.4 13.2-30.3 19 22.9 14.2-34.9 8 14.1 6.5-27.9 12 13.3 6.7-24.6 24 29.2 19.4-41.5
Durham 66 14 21.2 11.8-35.1 12 14.8 8.0-25.6 4 5.7 2.1-14.9 11 17.8 9.5-30.8 25 40.5 27.8-54.7
Forsyth 94 16 18.5 10.8-29.9 15 12.6 7.0-21.6 8 7.8 3.7-15.7 22 25.6 16.4-37.5 33 35.5 24.9-47.7
Gaston 71 12 15.1 8.2-26.4 15 20.6 12.1-32.7 9 16.9 8.6-30.5 14 18.2 10.2-30.3 21 29.2 18.8-42.3
Guilford 62 13 19.3 10.4-33.0 10 16.1 8.3-28.8 6 7.3 2.9-17.3 13 24.2 13.8-39.0 20 33.2 21.1-47.9
Iredell 88 21 22.2 13.9-33.6 18 18.5 10.9-29.8 9 15.6 8.0-28.4 12 15.4 8.5-26.3 28 28.3 19.1-39.7
Johnston 94 20 23.2 14.6-35.0 10 12.2 6.1-23.0 6 5.7 2.3-13.5 22 25.3 16.2-37.3 36 33.5 23.9-44.7
Mecklenburg 89 31 33.7 23.6-45.5 11 12.5 6.5-22.7 8 10.4 5.1-20.1 9 8.7 4.0-18.0 30 34.7 24.1-47.0
New Hanover 60 20 29.6 18.7-43.4 8 15.4 7.3-29.7 6 6.8 2.9-15.2 10 16.7 8.6-29.7 16 31.5 19.8-46.3
Onslow 93 18 24.4 15.2-36.9 17 17.4 10.6-27.3 7 9.3 3.4-23.0 20 17.9 11.2-27.6 31 30.8 21.5-42.0
Orange 55 17 29.4 18.2-43.7 6 14.4 6.1-30.4 2 2.5 0.6-10.1 9 13.7 6.7-26.0 21 40.0 26.5-55.1
Pitt 68 18 27.5 16.9-41.5 13 21.2 11.8-35.0 4 5.0 1.8-13.1 16 19.2 11.4-30.3 17 27.1 16.5-41.2
Randolph 66 21 34.1 21.9-49.0 9 14.3 7.0-26.9 7 13.0 5.5-27.6 12 17.1 9.4-29.0 17 21.5 12.4-34.7
Robeson 88 17 22.0 13.2-34.2 20 18.9 11.8-28.9 4 3.7 1.3- 9.8 14 14.4 8.0-24.5 33 41.0 29.6-53.5
Rowan 106 27 24.1 15.6-35.1 17 14.1 8.6-22.4 3 2.8 0.9- 8.6 32 30.2 21.4-40.8 27 28.8 19.5-40.3
Union 73 19 29.8 19.4-42.7 10 10.8 5.3-20.8 5 5.5 2.1-13.8 12 17.2 9.6-28.9 27 36.7 25.6-49.3
Wake 76 21 27.0 17.4-39.5 14 20.2 11.5-33.1 2 2.9 0.7-11.3 12 16.3 8.9-28.0 27 33.5 23.0-46.0
Carteret/Currituck/Craven/Dare/Hyde/Pamlico 66 19 28.7 17.5-43.2 9 16.9 8.8-30.1 8 10.5 5.1-20.7 13 17.3 9.7-29.0 17 26.6 16.0-40.8
Northeast Partnership II 91 13 11.7 6.5-20.2 11 12.5 6.4-23.1 9 11.6 5.9-21.6 31 30.6 21.2-42.1 27 33.5 23.2-45.7
Northeast Partnership I 69 14 22.8 13.3-36.3 9 15.4 7.9-27.8 5 7.3 2.6-18.8 14 17.0 9.8-27.9 27 37.4 25.7-50.9
Franklin/Nash/Wilson 62 9 12.0 5.7-23.4 10 19.5 10.3-33.9 4 6.1 2.0-16.7 17 25.7 15.6-39.3 22 36.8 23.7-52.2
Duplin/Greene/Harn./Jones/Lenoir/Samp./Wayne 96 20 27.5 17.9-39.8 16 14.7 8.7-23.8 8 10.9 5.2-21.7 23 16.9 10.5-26.0 29 30.0 20.4-41.8
Bladen/Brunswick/Columbus/Pender 78 19 25.6 16.0-38.5 9 10.1 4.9-19.6 5 4.9 1.9-12.1 26 34.6 23.9-47.2 19 24.8 15.5-37.2
Caswell/Granville/Person/Vance 87 19 20.6 12.9-31.4 15 16.8 9.9-27.0 6 10.0 4.3-21.4 24 27.1 18.2-38.5 23 25.5 16.5-37.2
Chatham/Lee/Moore 74 17 23.9 14.5-36.7 12 13.4 7.5-23.0 5 5.4 2.1-13.1 18 25.9 16.3-38.6 22 31.5 21.0-44.2
Anson/Hoke/Montgo./Richmond/Scotland/Stanly 120 31 29.7 20.9-40.4 14 11.3 6.2-19.9 13 8.4 4.5-15.1 38 31.4 22.8-41.5 24 19.2 12.5-28.3
Davie/Rockingham/Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 89 22 21.6 14.1-31.8 16 20.1 12.1-31.6 6 5.0 2.2-11.2 19 23.4 14.8-35.0 26 29.8 20.1-41.8
Alleghany/Ashe/Avery/Watagua/Wilkes 67 21 33.0 21.6-46.9 9 11.3 5.7-21.2 9 13.0 6.4-24.4 15 23.1 13.6-36.6 13 19.6 11.1-32.1
Alexander/Burke/Caldwell/Cleve./Lincoln 92 18 18.5 11.2-29.2 10 6.7 3.4-12.8 9 8.2 3.9-16.6 25 30.6 20.6-42.8 30 36.0 25.0-48.8
Mountain AHEC (Excludes Buncombe) 118 29 28.5 19.4-39.8 15 15.8 8.8-26.8 8 7.1 3.5-14.1 35 23.1 15.0-33.9 31 25.4 16.9-36.3
NORTHEASTERN PARTNERSHIP**
Yes 181 31 16.7 11.3-23.9 25 16.6 11.0-24.2 16 9.4 5.6-15.6 49 23.5 17.4-30.9 60 33.8 26.3-42.3
No 2,651 633 24.6 22.5-26.7 404 14.7 13.1-16.5 214 8.5 7.2- 9.9 603 21.9 20.0-23.9 797 30.3 28.1-32.6
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 970 210 23.1 19.9-26.6 148 15.2 12.7-18.1 78 8.2 6.3-10.7 240 22.8 19.9-26.0 294 30.7 27.1-34.5
Piedmont 1,528 372 24.5 21.9-27.3 241 15.7 13.5-18.1 117 8.3 6.7-10.3 325 20.5 18.1-23.1 473 31.1 28.2-34.1
Western NC 334 82 25.1 19.8-31.3 40 11.5 7.7-16.6 35 9.9 6.9-14.0 87 25.1 19.7-31.3 90 28.5 22.7-35.0
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS(AHEC)****
Mountain AHEC 186 45 27.3 20.0-36.1 21 12.7 7.4-20.9 19 10.7 6.7-16.7 50 22.6 15.9-30.9 51 26.7 19.6-35.3
Northwest 621 141 20.1 16.6-24.2 102 14.0 11.2-17.5 54 9.6 7.0-13.2 142 24.6 20.4-29.3 182 31.6 26.9-36.6
Charlotte 384 98 28.4 23.0-34.5 56 13.7 9.9-18.6 34 10.5 7.1-15.2 76 17.3 13.3-22.2 120 30.1 24.8-36.1
Greensboro 333 90 25.3 20.0-31.5 48 16.0 11.6-21.7 23 6.2 3.8-10.1 71 22.5 17.2-28.9 101 29.9 24.0-36.7
Southern Regional 325 72 23.7 18.4-29.9 51 13.3 9.7-18.1 29 9.9 6.4-15.1 78 23.3 18.3-29.2 95 29.7 24.1-36.1
Coastal 138 36 24.7 17.2-34.1 18 12.4 7.5-19.8 13 8.0 4.0-15.3 33 24.2 17.1-33.1 38 30.7 22.1-41.0
Wake 363 83 23.7 18.5-29.9 55 16.8 12.2-22.8 22 5.7 3.5- 9.2 78 20.0 15.4-25.6 125 33.7 27.8-40.2
Area L 109 15 11.3 6.6-18.8 18 18.5 11.2-28.8 10 7.8 3.9-14.8 25 23.0 15.4-33.0 41 39.4 29.5-50.2
Eastern 362 81 27.1 21.4-33.7 60 18.0 13.6-23.4 26 7.6 4.9-11.7 98 22.5 18.0-27.7 97 24.8 19.9-30.5

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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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