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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

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Not allowed anywhere Allowed in some places Allowed anywhere No rules about smoking
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 14,761 10,413 72.3 71.5-73.2 1,234 8.1 7.6- 8.7 1,062 7.0 6.5- 7.5 2,052 12.6 12.0-13.2
COUNTY/REGIONS***
Alamance 397 278 71.2 65.7-76.1 47 12.4 8.9-17.1 16 3.8 2.2- 6.5 56 12.6 9.4-16.6
Buncombe 361 241 67.4 61.9-72.5 37 9.7 6.9-13.6 26 7.2 4.8-10.8 57 15.6 12.0-20.1
Cabarrus 420 297 70.1 64.8-74.9 38 10.8 7.7-15.0 26 5.6 3.7- 8.4 59 13.5 10.2-17.8
Catawba 367 260 68.6 62.2-74.3 21 6.6 4.0-10.7 25 8.5 5.4-13.0 61 16.3 11.8-22.1
Cumberland 437 327 74.1 68.9-78.6 42 9.6 6.9-13.3 24 6.0 3.6- 9.7 44 10.3 7.4-14.1
Davidson 378 240 65.5 59.4-71.2 43 10.7 7.6-14.8 38 9.2 6.4-13.1 57 14.6 10.4-20.0
Durham 407 312 75.1 69.6-79.9 33 7.9 5.4-11.5 17 5.6 3.0-10.1 45 11.4 8.2-15.6
Forsyth 438 287 67.4 62.3-72.1 45 10.5 7.7-14.2 28 5.6 3.7- 8.3 78 16.5 13.0-20.8
Gaston 370 262 71.2 65.6-76.2 27 7.7 5.0-11.8 32 9.5 6.5-13.6 49 11.6 8.6-15.6
Guilford 416 321 80.0 75.4-83.9 16 3.8 2.0- 7.1 29 6.1 4.1- 9.0 50 10.1 7.5-13.5
Iredell 424 299 71.6 66.5-76.3 30 7.0 4.7-10.2 29 7.1 4.7-10.7 66 14.3 11.0-18.3
Johnston 474 328 72.9 68.1-77.2 44 9.0 6.4-12.6 41 7.1 5.0- 9.8 61 11.0 8.3-14.4
Mecklenburg 625 515 83.5 80.0-86.5 42 6.7 4.8- 9.4 27 3.9 2.6- 5.9 41 5.9 4.2- 8.2
New Hanover 370 286 78.4 73.1-82.8 28 8.5 5.5-12.9 25 6.2 4.0- 9.7 31 6.9 4.7- 9.9
Onslow 382 274 74.0 68.9-78.5 35 8.4 5.9-11.9 24 5.5 3.6- 8.4 49 12.1 8.9-16.1
Orange 405 341 85.3 81.0-88.8 14 3.6 2.0- 6.6 17 3.5 2.1- 5.6 33 7.6 5.2-11.1
Pitt 374 261 68.9 63.2-74.1 35 10.0 6.9-14.2 33 9.7 6.6-14.0 45 11.4 8.3-15.6
Randolph 347 232 68.9 62.9-74.2 26 6.7 4.2-10.6 36 9.9 6.9-14.0 53 14.5 10.7-19.4
Robeson 371 231 62.6 56.7-68.2 40 12.3 8.7-17.2 34 9.9 6.7-14.5 66 15.1 11.7-19.3
Rowan 440 297 67.8 62.5-72.7 37 8.8 6.1-12.7 38 8.0 5.5-11.4 68 15.4 11.8-19.8
Union 429 343 81.9 77.5-85.6 33 6.9 4.7-10.0 15 3.3 1.8- 5.9 38 7.9 5.6-11.1
Wake 591 504 87.1 83.8-89.8 35 5.3 3.7- 7.7 9 1.4 0.6- 3.0 43 6.2 4.4- 8.7
Carteret/Currituck/Craven/Dare/Hyde/Pamlico 352 239 68.7 63.0-73.9 36 9.8 6.9-13.7 23 7.7 4.8-12.1 54 13.8 10.4-18.1
Northeast Partnership II 473 308 67.4 62.5-71.9 40 8.3 5.9-11.6 42 8.6 6.2-11.8 83 15.7 12.4-19.6
Northeast Partnership I 390 250 67.0 61.6-72.0 38 8.7 6.2-12.0 38 9.5 6.7-13.3 64 14.8 11.3-19.1
Franklin/Nash/Wilson 358 236 66.5 60.5-71.9 31 8.1 5.5-11.6 30 9.4 6.2-13.9 61 16.1 12.2-20.9
Duplin/Greene/Harn./Jones/Lenoir/Samp./Wayne 462 316 69.8 64.7-74.5 42 8.9 6.3-12.5 26 5.4 3.4- 8.4 78 15.9 12.3-20.2
Bladen/Brunswick/Columbus/Pender 405 273 67.3 61.8-72.3 31 6.5 4.5- 9.4 38 10.6 7.3-15.2 63 15.6 12.0-20.1
Caswell/Granville/Person/Vance 397 261 66.7 61.3-71.6 33 8.6 6.0-12.3 32 7.8 5.3-11.2 71 16.9 13.2-21.4
Chatham/Lee/Moore 451 341 77.9 73.3-81.9 30 7.1 4.6-10.8 26 4.4 2.9- 6.6 54 10.7 8.1-14.0
Anson/Hoke/Montgo./Richmond/Scotland/Stanly 529 350 64.5 59.5-69.1 45 8.3 6.0-11.6 58 12.3 9.2-16.2 76 14.9 11.7-18.9
Davie/Rockingham/Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 356 199 57.0 51.2-62.7 37 9.9 7.0-13.9 48 13.6 9.9-18.3 72 19.5 15.3-24.4
Alleghany/Ashe/Avery/Watagua/Wilkes 354 219 64.0 57.8-69.7 36 9.6 6.7-13.6 30 8.5 5.6-12.5 69 17.9 13.9-22.8
Alexander/Burke/Caldwell/Cleve./Lincoln 423 288 67.6 62.2-72.5 37 9.3 6.5-12.9 32 7.6 5.2-11.0 66 15.5 11.8-20.2
Mountain AHEC (Excludes Buncombe) 588 397 67.8 62.9-72.4 50 8.6 6.1-12.1 50 9.9 7.0-13.9 91 13.6 10.7-17.2
NORTHEASTERN PARTNERSHIP**
Yes 974 633 67.5 64.0-70.7 84 8.0 6.3-10.1 91 9.4 7.5-11.7 166 15.2 12.9-17.8
No 13,787 9,780 72.6 71.7-73.5 1,150 8.1 7.5- 8.7 971 6.8 6.3- 7.4 1,886 12.4 11.8-13.1
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 4,938 3,391 70.0 68.4-71.6 453 8.9 8.0- 9.9 389 7.8 6.9- 8.8 705 13.3 12.2-14.5
Piedmont 8,214 5,974 75.3 74.1-76.4 622 7.2 6.6- 8.0 544 6.1 5.5- 6.8 1,074 11.4 10.6-12.2
Western NC 1,609 1,048 66.0 63.1-68.8 159 9.7 8.0-11.6 129 8.6 7.0-10.7 273 15.7 13.7-17.9
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS(AHEC)****
Mountain AHEC 928 626 68.1 64.2-71.8 84 8.6 6.6-11.2 75 9.3 6.9-12.3 143 14.0 11.6-16.8
Northwest 2,856 1,871 65.0 62.8-67.2 258 9.5 8.2-10.9 243 8.8 7.6-10.2 484 16.7 15.1-18.6
Charlotte 2,187 1,648 77.3 75.1-79.3 165 7.5 6.2- 9.0 130 5.7 4.6- 6.9 244 9.6 8.2-11.1
Greensboro 1,909 1,401 75.5 73.0-77.8 136 6.4 5.1- 8.0 123 6.5 5.3- 8.0 249 11.7 10.1-13.5
Southern Regional 1,548 1,070 71.0 68.2-73.7 146 9.3 7.7-11.2 122 7.5 6.0- 9.4 210 12.2 10.4-14.2
Coastal 747 545 71.8 67.7-75.5 57 8.0 5.9-10.8 62 8.6 6.4-11.5 83 11.6 9.1-14.6
Wake 2,029 1,519 80.0 77.8-82.0 153 6.5 5.3- 8.0 116 4.1 3.2- 5.2 241 9.4 8.0-11.0
Area L 581 376 65.5 60.9-69.9 54 8.7 6.5-11.6 59 10.2 7.6-13.5 92 15.6 12.4-19.4
Eastern 1,860 1,265 68.7 66.0-71.2 173 9.5 7.9-11.2 130 7.0 5.7- 8.6 292 14.9 13.1-16.9

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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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