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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

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How strongly do you agree or disagree with the following statement:
Smoking light cigarettes is safer than smoking regular cigarettes.*

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  Total
Respond.^
Strongly agree Agree Disagree Strongly disagree No Opinion
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 3,249 156 5.6 4.5- 6.8 495 14.2 12.8-15.7 1,779 55.6 53.4-57.8 563 17.8 16.1-19.5 256 6.9 5.9- 8.0
COUNTY/REGIONS***
Alamance 94 0 0.0 . - . 21 21.7 13.8-32.6 44 49.1 37.4-60.9 20 22.9 14.6-34.1 9 6.2 3.0-12.4
Buncombe 93 5 5.2 2.0-12.6 12 10.7 5.6-19.3 49 48.5 37.3-59.7 19 26.8 17.3-39.1 8 8.9 4.2-17.8
Cabarrus 91 4 5.1 1.6-14.8 15 13.8 7.8-23.3 49 58.4 46.9-69.0 20 19.1 11.9-29.2 3 3.6 1.1-10.7
Catawba 81 4 7.1 2.4-19.6 13 15.3 8.1-26.8 39 53.8 40.3-66.9 16 17.6 9.9-29.3 9 6.2 3.0-12.2
Cumberland 107 6 5.1 2.3-11.3 13 12.6 7.0-21.7 53 52.1 41.1-62.9 33 28.3 19.6-38.9 2 1.8 0.3- 9.0
Davidson 106 6 3.2 1.3- 7.7 6 7.0 2.8-16.1 75 73.5 62.1-82.5 6 4.9 2.1-11.0 13 11.4 5.6-21.7
Durham 66 6 9.7 3.5-24.2 9 13.3 6.6-24.9 33 52.2 38.1-66.0 10 15.2 7.8-27.5 8 9.6 4.6-18.9
Forsyth 107 7 7.3 3.4-14.9 18 15.8 9.1-26.0 63 62.2 51.2-72.1 15 12.4 7.1-20.7 4 2.4 0.9- 6.3
Gaston 80 3 2.5 0.7- 8.6 7 9.4 4.3-19.6 39 48.1 36.1-60.3 19 25.4 16.0-37.8 12 14.6 8.0-25.1
Guilford 68 6 8.3 3.4-19.2 5 8.3 3.2-20.0 40 56.3 42.4-69.2 13 20.7 11.3-34.7 4 6.4 2.2-17.4
Iredell 92 5 5.5 2.1-13.6 17 16.7 10.0-26.7 49 59.5 46.4-71.3 11 10.7 5.3-20.4 10 7.6 3.6-15.3
Johnston 109 8 7.5 3.6-15.1 15 14.4 7.7-25.4 58 52.9 42.0-63.5 21 18.2 11.4-27.6 7 7.0 3.2-14.4
Mecklenburg 105 6 8.9 3.4-21.1 13 12.2 6.7-21.2 49 44.3 33.9-55.2 31 31.6 22.4-42.6 6 3.0 1.3- 7.0
New Hanover 71 3 5.9 1.4-21.4 10 18.1 9.3-32.4 42 55.5 42.0-68.3 10 11.9 5.9-22.2 6 8.6 3.6-19.0
Onslow 96 6 7.3 2.6-18.9 12 9.3 4.9-16.7 58 60.9 49.0-71.7 17 20.5 12.3-32.1 3 2.0 0.6- 6.7
Orange 62 3 5.9 1.9-17.0 11 17.1 9.1-29.7 31 50.8 37.3-64.2 12 17.2 9.5-29.2 5 9.0 3.5-21.2
Pitt 79 3 6.2 1.8-19.1 12 14.5 7.5-26.1 42 49.2 36.9-61.7 20 27.6 17.6-40.4 2 2.5 0.6- 9.9
Randolph 86 4 5.1 1.9-13.1 16 18.2 10.8-28.9 53 59.8 47.3-71.2 5 5.4 2.0-13.8 8 11.5 5.0-24.2
Robeson 107 4 3.6 1.3- 9.6 13 13.7 7.2-24.5 61 53.2 42.2-64.0 21 22.4 14.2-33.5 8 7.0 3.4-14.0
Rowan 128 4 4.6 1.5-13.4 15 8.7 4.9-15.1 74 56.8 46.6-66.5 25 19.0 12.5-27.8 10 10.8 5.2-21.1
Union 73 3 7.4 2.2-21.9 19 25.8 15.9-39.0 34 42.7 30.8-55.6 13 16.8 9.4-28.4 4 7.2 2.5-19.2
Wake 82 7 8.1 3.5-17.6 13 15.0 8.1-26.2 48 57.9 44.9-69.8 12 12.9 6.9-22.7 2 6.1 1.6-21.2
Carteret/Currituck/Craven/Dare/Hyde/Pamlico 79 3 3.6 1.1-11.1 11 13.3 6.8-24.3 44 56.0 43.4-67.8 15 19.7 11.7-31.2 6 7.5 3.2-16.3
Northeast Partnership II 100 4 5.1 1.8-13.3 24 24.7 16.2-35.8 49 48.4 36.9-59.9 15 16.2 9.4-26.6 8 5.7 2.6-11.9
Northeast Partnership I 73 4 6.5 1.9-20.1 10 10.4 5.3-19.2 38 49.6 37.0-62.3 12 17.9 9.5-31.0 9 15.6 7.9-28.5
Franklin/Nash/Wilson 73 3 3.9 1.2-12.1 10 18.8 9.9-33.0 44 62.2 48.9-73.8 10 9.0 4.6-17.0 6 6.0 2.5-13.8
Duplin/Greene/Harn./Jones/Lenoir/Samp./Wayne 106 3 2.6 0.8- 8.5 28 23.1 15.3-33.2 51 53.6 42.1-64.7 14 13.2 6.6-24.9 10 7.5 3.6-15.0
Bladen/Brunswick/Columbus/Pender 98 5 5.1 2.0-12.2 8 6.9 3.1-14.7 64 64.3 53.3-74.0 10 9.7 5.0-18.0 11 13.9 7.6-24.0
Caswell/Granville/Person/Vance 103 3 2.6 0.8- 8.5 14 14.3 7.9-24.5 63 63.2 52.4-72.8 16 14.1 8.4-22.7 7 5.8 2.5-12.9
Chatham/Lee/Moore 80 7 6.0 2.6-13.0 17 16.6 9.6-27.0 39 52.6 39.8-65.0 9 12.5 6.1-23.9 8 12.4 5.3-26.1
Anson/Hoke/Montgo./Richmond/Scotland/Stanly 133 7 4.8 2.1-10.7 17 11.9 6.9-19.7 75 59.2 49.4-68.3 22 15.3 9.7-23.3 12 8.8 4.6-16.1
Davie/Rockingham/Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 97 2 1.3 0.3- 5.0 12 9.1 5.0-16.1 54 62.0 51.1-71.8 20 20.2 12.8-30.3 9 7.5 3.7-14.4
Alleghany/Ashe/Avery/Watagua/Wilkes 88 0 0.0 . - . 20 21.0 13.0-32.1 47 53.4 41.1-65.2 12 17.4 9.2-30.5 9 8.2 4.1-15.7
Alexander/Burke/Caldwell/Cleve./Lincoln 106 6 6.2 2.5-14.4 23 22.5 14.5-33.1 54 50.1 39.0-61.2 18 17.6 10.2-28.7 5 3.6 1.4- 9.2
Mountain AHEC (Excludes Buncombe) 130 6 8.3 3.6-18.1 16 7.2 3.9-12.9 74 61.9 51.3-71.6 21 17.3 10.7-26.7 13 5.3 2.6-10.5
NORTHEASTERN PARTNERSHIP**
Yes 202 9 5.3 2.6-10.8 39 19.4 13.7-26.7 104 49.4 41.4-57.5 31 17.2 11.8-24.5 19 8.6 5.2-13.9
No 3,047 147 5.6 4.5- 6.8 456 13.9 12.4-15.5 1,675 56.0 53.7-58.2 532 17.8 16.1-19.6 237 6.8 5.8- 7.9
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 1,129 52 5.2 3.6- 7.5 167 15.0 12.6-17.8 622 55.1 51.4-58.7 208 17.7 15.2-20.7 80 6.9 5.4- 8.8
Piedmont 1,721 87 5.6 4.3- 7.2 266 14.4 12.4-16.6 943 55.9 52.9-58.9 286 17.1 15.0-19.5 139 7.0 5.6- 8.7
Western NC 399 17 6.1 3.5-10.4 62 12.1 8.9-16.1 214 55.6 49.5-61.6 69 19.7 15.2-25.2 37 6.5 4.4- 9.4
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS(AHEC)****
Mountain AHEC 218 11 7.7 3.9-14.6 28 8.6 5.5-13.2 118 56.1 47.8-64.1 40 21.0 15.1-28.6 21 6.6 3.9-11.0
Northwest 727 33 4.8 3.2- 7.2 108 14.6 11.6-18.1 414 59.0 54.4-63.5 108 15.1 12.0-18.9 64 6.5 4.9- 8.7
Charlotte 425 17 4.8 2.7- 8.4 70 15.3 11.5-20.1 215 49.8 43.9-55.7 93 24.3 19.4-30.0 30 5.8 3.9- 8.5
Greensboro 388 16 5.1 2.9- 8.8 65 13.7 10.2-18.0 208 54.6 48.2-60.8 64 17.9 13.3-23.6 35 8.7 5.8-13.0
Southern Regional 385 21 4.7 2.8- 7.5 54 15.0 11.0-20.0 199 52.1 45.6-58.4 83 21.8 16.8-27.7 28 6.6 4.2-10.1
Coastal 169 8 5.1 2.3-11.0 21 13.8 8.6-21.6 105 61.0 52.2-69.2 18 9.1 5.4-14.7 17 10.9 6.6-17.6
Wake 402 28 7.2 4.4-11.4 63 15.9 11.7-21.2 221 55.8 49.3-62.2 64 14.2 10.6-18.9 26 6.8 3.9-11.8
Area L 118 3 1.6 0.5- 5.5 18 18.3 10.9-29.0 64 55.8 45.4-65.8 21 15.5 9.6-24.0 12 8.8 4.8-15.5
Eastern 403 18 5.1 3.0- 8.4 66 13.8 10.5-18.0 227 58.3 52.4-63.9 71 17.7 13.8-22.5 21 5.1 3.0- 8.6

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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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