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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

Tobacco Use Prevention

In the past 12 months, have you ever asked a stranger not to smoke around you, in order to avoid exposure to their tobacco smoke?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 14,652 2,386 17.6 16.8-18.4 12,266 82.4 81.6-83.2
COUNTY/REGIONS***
Alamance 397 53 13.1 9.8-17.3 344 86.9 82.7-90.2
Buncombe 361 57 16.8 12.7-21.9 304 83.2 78.1-87.3
Cabarrus 416 59 14.1 10.8-18.2 357 85.9 81.8-89.2
Catawba 363 52 14.4 10.8-19.0 311 85.6 81.0-89.2
Cumberland 436 87 19.9 15.8-24.6 349 80.1 75.4-84.2
Davidson 372 59 15.7 11.8-20.6 313 84.3 79.4-88.2
Durham 400 72 20.1 15.6-25.6 328 79.9 74.4-84.4
Forsyth 437 60 13.5 10.4-17.5 377 86.5 82.5-89.6
Gaston 364 62 20.4 15.8-25.9 302 79.6 74.1-84.2
Guilford 413 60 16.4 12.2-21.5 353 83.6 78.5-87.8
Iredell 416 73 18.7 14.7-23.4 343 81.3 76.6-85.3
Johnston 472 72 16.4 12.5-21.2 400 83.6 78.8-87.5
Mecklenburg 621 129 19.7 16.4-23.5 492 80.3 76.5-83.6
New Hanover 366 75 19.9 15.8-24.8 291 80.1 75.2-84.2
Onslow 378 82 22.2 17.7-27.5 296 77.8 72.5-82.3
Orange 403 53 15.4 11.5-20.4 350 84.6 79.6-88.5
Pitt 374 55 15.0 11.1-20.0 319 85.0 80.0-88.9
Randolph 343 43 16.7 12.0-22.7 300 83.3 77.3-88.0
Robeson 369 59 15.9 12.0-20.8 310 84.1 79.2-88.0
Rowan 441 66 15.9 12.2-20.4 375 84.1 79.6-87.8
Union 425 66 17.9 13.8-22.9 359 82.1 77.1-86.2
Wake 589 86 16.7 13.2-20.8 503 83.3 79.2-86.8
Carteret/Currituck/Craven/Dare/Hyde/Pamlico 347 67 20.0 15.6-25.2 280 80.0 74.8-84.4
Northeast Partnership II 472 78 20.4 16.1-25.4 394 79.6 74.6-83.9
Northeast Partnership I 388 77 19.8 15.7-24.7 311 80.2 75.3-84.3
Franklin/Nash/Wilson 356 64 18.9 14.4-24.4 292 81.1 75.6-85.6
Duplin/Greene/Harn./Jones/Lenoir/Samp./Wayne 454 81 20.0 15.9-25.0 373 80.0 75.0-84.1
Bladen/Brunswick/Columbus/Pender 402 66 16.4 12.7-20.8 336 83.6 79.2-87.3
Caswell/Granville/Person/Vance 395 56 14.2 10.6-18.6 339 85.8 81.4-89.4
Chatham/Lee/Moore 447 64 16.9 13.0-21.7 383 83.1 78.3-87.0
Anson/Hoke/Montgo./Richmond/Scotland/Stanly 524 86 17.1 13.7-21.3 438 82.9 78.7-86.3
Davie/Rockingham/Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 351 50 15.5 11.7-20.3 301 84.5 79.7-88.3
Alleghany/Ashe/Avery/Watagua/Wilkes 353 43 12.9 9.1-17.9 310 87.1 82.1-90.9
Alexander/Burke/Caldwell/Cleve./Lincoln 420 75 19.2 15.1-24.0 345 80.8 76.0-84.9
Mountain AHEC (Excludes Buncombe) 587 99 18.6 14.8-23.2 488 81.4 76.8-85.2
NORTHEASTERN PARTNERSHIP**
Yes 969 181 20.5 17.6-23.8 788 79.5 76.2-82.4
No 13,683 2,205 17.4 16.6-18.3 11,478 82.6 81.7-83.4
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 4,904 884 19.2 17.8-20.7 4,020 80.8 79.3-82.2
Piedmont 8,145 1,256 16.7 15.7-17.8 6,889 83.3 82.2-84.3
Western NC 1,603 246 17.5 15.1-20.1 1,357 82.5 79.9-84.9
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS(AHEC)****
Mountain AHEC 927 151 18.2 15.1-21.8 776 81.8 78.2-84.9
Northwest 2,834 424 15.7 14.0-17.4 2,410 84.3 82.6-86.0
Charlotte 2,168 373 18.7 16.7-20.8 1,795 81.3 79.2-83.3
Greensboro 1,895 255 15.4 13.3-17.7 1,640 84.6 82.3-86.7
Southern Regional 1,539 274 19.0 16.6-21.7 1,265 81.0 78.3-83.4
Coastal 741 140 18.9 15.8-22.4 601 81.1 77.6-84.2
Wake 2,015 313 16.9 14.7-19.3 1,702 83.1 80.7-85.3
Area L 579 116 21.6 17.8-26.0 463 78.4 74.0-82.2
Eastern 1,844 324 18.8 16.6-21.1 1,520 81.2 78.9-83.4

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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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