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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

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  Total
Respond.^
<10 cigaretts/per day 10-20 cigarettes/per day 20 cigs.(one pack)/per day More than 20 cigarettes/per day
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 3,122 844 29.2 27.2-31.4 988 31.1 29.1-33.2 896 27.8 25.9-29.8 394 11.9 10.5-13.3
COUNTY/REGIONS***
Alamance 91 26 36.5 24.9-50.0 25 24.3 16.0-35.1 25 22.5 14.8-32.8 15 16.6 9.8-26.7
Buncombe 86 22 28.9 19.0-41.2 22 22.0 14.1-32.7 32 36.5 26.1-48.3 10 12.6 6.5-23.1
Cabarrus 87 18 22.6 13.9-34.6 33 41.0 29.9-53.0 29 28.2 19.4-39.1 7 8.2 3.6-17.7
Catawba 79 6 12.0 5.2-25.3 26 30.6 19.8-44.1 31 40.0 26.8-54.8 16 17.4 10.2-28.2
Cumberland 102 38 39.2 28.5-51.0 30 28.6 19.8-39.5 28 27.7 18.7-38.9 6 4.5 1.9-10.2
Davidson 104 15 12.3 6.9-21.1 31 27.7 18.4-39.3 38 36.9 25.2-50.3 20 23.2 14.7-34.6
Durham 61 25 44.9 30.4-60.4 19 29.5 18.5-43.6 11 17.5 9.3-30.5 6 8.0 3.5-17.5
Forsyth 105 36 39.0 28.5-50.7 23 21.8 14.3-31.7 31 26.2 17.8-36.7 15 13.1 7.4-22.1
Gaston 76 15 20.5 12.1-32.6 26 34.1 23.2-46.9 27 34.2 23.4-47.1 8 11.2 5.4-21.7
Guilford 66 27 33.0 22.1-46.2 22 37.8 25.5-51.9 11 17.8 8.9-32.2 6 11.4 5.0-23.9
Iredell 86 23 23.6 14.5-36.0 28 37.0 23.4-53.1 24 27.4 17.4-40.3 11 12.0 6.0-22.7
Johnston 105 23 21.9 13.9-32.7 33 32.2 22.6-43.5 28 26.6 18.1-37.2 21 19.3 12.3-28.9
Mecklenburg 98 44 43.3 32.5-54.8 30 32.9 23.2-44.4 15 15.9 9.5-25.6 9 7.9 3.5-16.6
New Hanover 69 25 36.7 24.9-50.4 23 31.2 20.6-44.1 14 19.4 11.1-31.6 7 12.7 5.6-26.2
Onslow 94 27 35.5 24.4-48.4 29 26.2 17.9-36.6 25 27.5 18.6-38.5 13 10.9 6.1-18.7
Orange 58 21 37.0 24.4-51.6 24 37.0 24.7-51.4 9 19.4 10.0-34.1 4 6.6 2.4-16.8
Pitt 74 26 35.7 24.4-48.9 23 28.8 18.6-41.8 15 21.9 12.7-35.0 10 13.6 7.1-24.5
Randolph 82 10 11.7 5.6-22.9 35 36.9 26.1-49.1 22 29.9 19.7-42.6 15 21.5 12.1-35.3
Robeson 102 27 27.8 19.0-38.7 34 34.6 24.6-46.3 24 23.2 15.1-33.9 17 14.4 8.3-23.7
Rowan 125 26 24.5 16.3-35.1 40 29.0 21.0-38.5 41 32.6 23.8-42.7 18 13.9 8.5-22.1
Union 72 17 25.9 15.6-39.9 34 48.3 35.6-61.3 20 24.6 15.4-36.8 1 1.2 0.2- 7.9
Wake 79 25 36.7 24.7-50.6 30 32.9 22.3-45.6 18 23.5 14.6-35.7 6 6.8 2.5-17.5
Carteret/Currituck/Craven/Dare/Hyde/Pamlico 73 20 27.0 17.0-40.0 18 22.1 13.6-34.0 24 31.0 20.6-43.9 11 19.8 10.5-34.3
Northeast Partnership II 93 19 26.3 16.1-39.8 32 27.8 18.7-39.2 26 26.1 17.4-37.2 16 19.8 12.0-30.9
Northeast Partnership I 70 25 35.5 24.1-48.8 26 31.8 21.1-44.7 14 24.7 14.6-38.6 5 8.0 3.2-18.6
Franklin/Nash/Wilson 71 28 31.6 21.3-44.0 12 22.2 12.1-37.1 21 32.6 21.6-45.8 10 13.7 7.1-24.8
Duplin/Greene/Harn./Jones/Lenoir/Samp./Wayne 102 29 29.4 19.9-41.2 34 35.3 24.7-47.5 31 28.0 19.4-38.7 8 7.3 2.9-17.3
Bladen/Brunswick/Columbus/Pender 96 23 24.0 15.7-34.9 34 37.8 27.6-49.2 25 23.5 15.8-33.6 14 14.6 8.5-24.1
Caswell/Granville/Person/Vance 99 31 33.9 24.3-45.2 26 27.6 19.1-38.2 31 28.9 20.1-39.6 11 9.6 5.1-17.3
Chatham/Lee/Moore 78 22 31.6 20.2-45.8 19 26.6 16.7-39.6 25 29.1 19.1-41.7 12 12.7 6.9-22.2
Anson/Hoke/Montgo./Richmond/Scotland/Stanly 132 33 24.1 16.6-33.6 40 29.9 21.8-39.4 43 34.2 25.3-44.3 16 11.9 6.9-19.7
Davie/Rockingham/Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 97 22 21.9 13.8-32.9 29 31.1 21.8-42.3 36 36.7 26.8-48.0 10 10.3 5.2-19.2
Alleghany/Ashe/Avery/Watagua/Wilkes 85 15 14.6 8.4-24.2 25 28.2 18.8-39.8 32 43.1 31.3-55.7 13 14.2 8.0-24.0
Alexander/Burke/Caldwell/Cleve./Lincoln 99 22 24.0 15.2-35.7 32 33.6 23.4-45.6 32 29.9 20.7-41.2 13 12.5 6.8-21.8
Mountain AHEC (Excludes Buncombe) 126 33 26.6 17.9-37.6 41 34.9 25.2-46.0 38 28.0 19.4-38.7 14 10.5 5.8-18.3
NORTHEASTERN PARTNERSHIP**
Yes 189 51 28.4 21.2-36.8 62 27.1 20.6-34.9 50 27.5 20.7-35.5 26 17.0 11.4-24.5
No 2,933 793 29.3 27.1-31.5 926 31.3 29.2-33.5 846 27.8 25.8-29.9 368 11.6 10.2-13.1
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 1,080 317 31.5 28.0-35.2 336 30.1 26.8-33.6 283 26.0 23.0-29.3 144 12.4 10.2-15.0
Piedmont 1,661 441 29.7 26.8-32.7 534 31.4 28.6-34.3 483 27.2 24.6-30.0 203 11.7 9.9-13.7
Western NC 381 86 23.7 18.6-29.7 118 32.3 26.6-38.5 130 32.8 27.3-38.8 47 11.3 8.2-15.4
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS(AHEC)****
Mountain AHEC 207 54 27.8 20.6-36.3 62 31.9 24.4-40.5 68 29.6 22.7-37.7 23 10.6 6.7-16.5
Northwest 707 144 21.8 18.0-26.1 210 29.1 25.0-33.6 241 33.9 29.6-38.5 112 15.2 12.3-18.7
Charlotte 407 112 31.8 26.3-37.8 149 36.7 31.0-42.8 114 23.4 19.0-28.6 32 8.1 5.3-12.1
Greensboro 373 106 29.2 23.8-35.2 125 32.6 26.9-38.9 94 25.1 19.9-31.1 48 13.1 9.4-18.0
Southern Regional 370 111 31.9 26.0-38.4 113 31.5 25.6-38.0 102 27.3 22.0-33.3 44 9.4 6.3-13.6
Coastal 165 46 28.2 20.9-36.9 58 35.7 27.8-44.4 39 21.7 15.7-29.3 22 14.3 9.3-21.6
Wake 387 114 34.2 27.8-41.3 123 30.6 25.0-36.9 101 25.2 20.0-31.1 49 10.0 6.9-14.2
Area L 112 42 35.0 25.8-45.5 26 24.6 15.9-36.0 31 29.4 20.7-39.9 13 11.0 6.2-18.7
Eastern 383 109 29.7 24.3-35.8 118 26.6 21.8-32.1 105 29.4 24.1-35.4 51 14.2 10.3-19.4

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*Asked only of respondents who reported smoking 100 cigarettes in entire lifetime and now smoke daily or occasionally.

^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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