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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

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  Total
Respond.^
Regular Lights Ultra lights
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 3,175 1,145 38.7 36.5-40.9 1,460 45.1 42.9-47.3 570 16.2 14.7-17.9
COUNTY/REGIONS***
Alamance 91 33 38.6 27.5-50.9 45 50.8 38.8-62.8 13 10.6 5.6-19.2
Buncombe 91 38 43.4 32.6-55.0 31 34.9 24.7-46.8 22 21.6 13.8-32.2
Cabarrus 90 26 31.8 21.8-43.9 44 47.5 36.1-59.1 20 20.7 13.0-31.3
Catawba 81 29 38.8 25.9-53.5 34 43.4 30.8-57.1 18 17.7 10.4-28.5
Cumberland 106 50 52.0 41.0-62.8 44 39.7 29.6-50.8 12 8.3 4.4-15.1
Davidson 106 29 29.9 20.2-41.8 57 51.3 39.1-63.3 20 18.9 11.2-30.0
Durham 62 31 55.9 42.2-68.8 22 26.5 17.1-38.7 9 17.6 9.2-31.2
Forsyth 106 41 42.3 31.7-53.7 51 46.5 35.8-57.6 14 11.2 5.8-20.4
Gaston 79 27 39.2 27.8-52.0 35 39.4 28.3-51.8 17 21.3 12.8-33.3
Guilford 68 28 43.7 30.9-57.5 30 45.9 32.8-59.6 10 10.4 5.1-19.9
Iredell 86 31 43.8 29.8-59.0 40 43.0 30.2-56.8 15 13.2 7.5-22.0
Johnston 106 25 23.5 15.5-34.1 50 47.3 36.7-58.2 31 29.1 20.2-40.1
Mecklenburg 99 36 33.6 24.0-44.8 45 49.1 38.0-60.4 18 17.3 10.5-27.2
New Hanover 70 20 32.5 20.9-46.8 35 50.0 36.8-63.1 15 17.5 10.0-28.7
Onslow 96 36 33.6 24.2-44.6 44 50.0 38.5-61.4 16 16.4 9.1-27.7
Orange 59 18 32.4 20.6-47.0 31 53.8 39.7-67.3 10 13.9 7.1-25.2
Pitt 74 27 42.5 30.1-55.8 29 36.9 25.3-50.1 18 20.7 12.7-31.9
Randolph 85 24 34.8 23.6-48.0 41 46.4 34.5-58.8 20 18.8 11.3-29.5
Robeson 105 56 57.2 46.1-67.5 40 37.2 27.3-48.4 9 5.6 2.8-11.1
Rowan 126 46 38.7 29.4-48.9 63 48.8 38.9-58.8 17 12.5 6.9-21.5
Union 73 21 35.2 23.6-48.9 37 44.4 32.2-57.3 15 20.4 11.8-32.9
Wake 81 28 39.7 27.6-53.2 33 39.5 27.8-52.5 20 20.8 13.0-31.6
Carteret/Currituck/Craven/Dare/Hyde/Pamlico 79 22 29.1 18.9-41.8 39 43.1 31.5-55.4 18 27.8 17.5-41.3
Northeast Partnership II 99 41 47.2 35.7-59.0 37 31.8 22.4-42.9 21 21.0 13.4-31.2
Northeast Partnership I 70 30 42.0 29.8-55.1 28 41.5 29.2-55.0 12 16.5 8.9-28.6
Franklin/Nash/Wilson 71 31 48.8 35.9-61.9 28 36.5 25.2-49.4 12 14.7 7.8-25.8
Duplin/Greene/Harn./Jones/Lenoir/Samp./Wayne 106 32 36.1 25.2-48.6 58 47.6 36.5-59.0 16 16.3 9.7-26.2
Bladen/Brunswick/Columbus/Pender 92 44 44.9 34.1-56.2 36 43.1 32.2-54.7 12 11.9 6.6-20.7
Caswell/Granville/Person/Vance 99 46 50.2 39.5-60.9 34 33.6 24.2-44.5 19 16.2 10.1-25.1
Chatham/Lee/Moore 77 26 38.6 26.4-52.3 38 49.2 36.2-62.2 13 12.3 6.9-20.9
Anson/Hoke/Montgo./Richmond/Scotland/Stanly 131 45 36.4 27.5-46.4 65 52.3 42.5-62.0 21 11.3 6.9-17.9
Davie/Rockingham/Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 95 30 29.4 20.1-40.8 55 61.1 49.7-71.4 10 9.5 4.8-18.0
Alleghany/Ashe/Avery/Watagua/Wilkes 88 26 29.8 20.2-41.6 48 55.3 43.0-66.9 14 15.0 8.0-26.3
Alexander/Burke/Caldwell/Cleve./Lincoln 103 36 34.1 24.3-45.6 52 51.1 39.8-62.3 15 14.7 8.2-25.0
Mountain AHEC (Excludes Buncombe) 125 36 34.4 24.7-45.5 61 45.5 35.0-56.5 28 20.1 12.8-30.2
NORTHEASTERN PARTNERSHIP**
Yes 198 84 45.3 37.2-53.6 74 33.7 26.6-41.7 40 21.0 15.1-28.4
No 2,977 1,061 38.3 36.0-40.6 1,386 45.8 43.5-48.1 530 15.9 14.4-17.6
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 1,103 425 41.3 37.7-45.0 484 42.9 39.3-46.6 194 15.8 13.4-18.5
Piedmont 1,683 596 38.4 35.4-41.5 784 45.4 42.3-48.5 303 16.2 14.2-18.5
Western NC 389 124 34.5 28.8-40.6 192 48.5 42.3-54.7 73 17.0 12.9-22.2
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS(AHEC)****
Mountain AHEC 211 71 35.8 28.2-44.3 90 42.7 34.5-51.3 50 21.5 15.4-29.1
Northwest 715 234 34.5 30.1-39.2 371 52.7 48.0-57.4 110 12.8 10.1-16.0
Charlotte 418 143 36.0 30.4-41.9 194 45.0 39.1-51.0 81 19.0 14.7-24.2
Greensboro 376 130 38.8 32.6-45.3 182 48.4 42.0-54.9 64 12.8 9.4-17.1
Southern Regional 378 167 47.7 41.3-54.2 159 40.0 34.0-46.3 52 12.3 8.8-16.9
Coastal 162 62 40.1 31.5-49.4 72 45.9 37.1-54.9 28 14.0 9.4-20.4
Wake 392 142 40.7 34.3-47.5 158 37.7 31.6-44.3 92 21.6 17.0-27.0
Area L 114 52 50.9 40.4-61.3 45 37.3 27.9-47.7 17 11.8 6.9-19.4
Eastern 397 143 37.2 31.5-43.3 183 44.9 39.1-50.9 71 17.8 13.6-23.0

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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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