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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

Derived Variables and Risk Factors

Smoking Status*

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  Total
Respond.^
Smoke everyday Smoke some days Former smoker Never smoked
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 15,003 2,578 17.2 16.5-18.0 755 5.3 4.8- 5.8 3,575 23.3 22.5-24.1 8,095 54.2 53.2-55.2
COUNTY/REGIONS***
Alamance 403 71 18.6 14.6-23.5 24 7.2 4.4-11.6 98 22.8 18.6-27.6 210 51.3 45.6-57.0
Buncombe 367 73 20.4 16.1-25.4 22 5.6 3.5- 8.6 98 26.0 21.3-31.3 174 48.0 42.3-53.8
Cabarrus 428 76 17.9 14.2-22.3 18 4.4 2.5- 7.5 97 22.9 18.7-27.7 237 54.9 49.5-60.2
Catawba 375 74 25.2 19.7-31.6 8 2.4 1.1- 5.1 96 23.2 18.8-28.3 197 49.2 43.2-55.2
Cumberland 450 78 18.4 14.6-22.9 33 9.0 6.0-13.2 92 18.5 15.0-22.6 247 54.2 48.8-59.4
Davidson 383 94 25.3 20.0-31.3 15 3.5 2.0- 5.9 98 25.4 20.6-31.0 176 45.8 39.8-51.9
Durham 409 48 13.1 9.7-17.4 19 5.4 3.0- 9.6 91 22.4 18.0-27.7 251 59.1 53.3-64.6
Forsyth 447 84 18.8 15.0-23.3 23 5.3 3.2- 8.6 108 25.3 20.9-30.2 232 50.7 45.4-55.9
Gaston 375 68 18.7 14.6-23.6 13 3.7 2.0- 6.6 99 26.1 21.4-31.4 195 51.6 45.8-57.3
Guilford 426 49 11.9 8.8-15.9 22 5.0 3.1- 8.1 115 25.8 21.4-30.8 240 57.3 51.8-62.6
Iredell 434 72 18.9 14.2-24.7 23 5.4 3.4- 8.4 105 24.9 20.5-29.9 234 50.8 45.3-56.4
Johnston 481 83 16.6 13.1-20.7 29 5.9 3.8- 9.0 123 26.1 21.5-31.3 246 51.5 45.9-57.0
Mecklenburg 641 66 11.7 9.0-15.0 43 6.2 4.5- 8.6 154 23.0 19.6-26.8 378 59.1 54.8-63.4
New Hanover 372 55 15.7 11.8-20.5 18 5.6 3.3- 9.2 123 33.1 28.0-38.7 176 45.6 39.9-51.5
Onslow 389 82 24.1 19.5-29.4 19 6.4 3.6-11.1 104 24.8 20.5-29.8 184 44.7 39.3-50.2
Orange 410 42 10.8 7.8-14.8 22 5.3 3.4- 8.2 108 24.6 20.1-29.6 238 59.4 53.8-64.7
Pitt 379 55 15.1 11.4-19.8 24 6.9 4.4-10.8 89 23.9 19.4-29.0 211 54.1 48.3-59.8
Randolph 348 72 21.0 16.5-26.4 17 3.6 2.0- 6.4 81 21.3 16.9-26.4 178 54.1 48.0-60.1
Robeson 373 84 23.5 18.8-29.0 26 6.9 4.6-10.4 79 21.5 17.1-26.7 184 48.0 42.2-54.0
Rowan 442 101 24.9 20.5-29.9 27 6.4 4.1- 9.9 99 23.8 19.3-28.9 215 44.9 39.7-50.3
Union 435 63 13.7 10.4-17.7 12 2.5 1.4- 4.6 105 24.0 19.6-29.0 255 59.8 54.3-65.1
Wake 593 62 10.7 8.2-14.0 20 3.8 2.1- 6.5 110 17.3 14.1-21.0 401 68.2 63.7-72.4
Carteret/Currituck/Craven/Dare/Hyde/Pamlico 363 68 19.3 15.0-24.5 14 3.6 2.0- 6.3 101 27.4 22.6-32.9 180 49.6 43.8-55.5
Northeast Partnership II 480 78 16.3 12.9-20.5 22 5.6 3.3- 9.3 109 22.3 18.4-26.7 271 55.8 50.6-60.8
Northeast Partnership I 398 63 17.9 12.3-25.3 12 2.4 1.3- 4.3 83 22.1 17.6-27.4 240 57.7 51.1-64.0
Franklin/Nash/Wilson 367 53 16.2 12.2-21.3 23 4.8 3.0- 7.5 85 24.1 19.3-29.7 206 54.9 48.9-60.8
Duplin/Greene/Harn./Jones/Lenoir/Samp./Wayne 471 88 19.4 15.4-24.2 20 5.2 3.1- 8.7 97 22.2 17.9-27.2 266 53.1 47.8-58.5
Bladen/Brunswick/Columbus/Pender 418 81 19.7 15.8-24.3 24 6.3 4.1- 9.6 106 26.0 21.5-31.1 207 48.0 42.6-53.4
Caswell/Granville/Person/Vance 407 80 20.7 16.6-25.5 27 8.7 5.8-12.8 82 19.8 15.9-24.5 218 50.7 45.3-56.1
Chatham/Lee/Moore 456 66 14.2 11.0-18.3 20 5.3 3.1- 8.9 116 25.6 21.3-30.5 254 54.9 49.4-60.2
Anson/Hoke/Montgo./Richmond/Scotland/Stanly 537 110 20.0 16.4-24.2 26 5.0 3.2- 7.6 121 24.3 20.2-28.9 280 50.7 45.8-55.6
Davie/Rockingham/Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 361 84 22.5 18.1-27.6 14 3.4 1.8- 6.4 84 23.2 18.8-28.2 179 50.9 45.1-56.6
Alleghany/Ashe/Avery/Watagua/Wilkes 360 73 18.9 14.7-23.9 16 5.0 2.8- 9.0 87 27.3 21.2-34.4 184 48.7 42.4-55.2
Alexander/Burke/Caldwell/Cleve./Lincoln 427 82 21.2 16.9-26.2 26 6.5 4.2-10.0 90 20.9 16.8-25.7 229 51.4 46.0-56.9
Mountain AHEC (Excludes Buncombe) 598 100 17.0 13.5-21.1 34 6.0 4.0- 8.9 142 22.5 18.8-26.6 322 54.6 49.6-59.5
NORTHEASTERN PARTNERSHIP**
Yes 997 168 18.1 15.0-21.6 38 4.1 2.8- 6.1 227 23.2 20.3-26.4 564 54.6 50.8-58.4
No 14,006 2,410 17.2 16.4-18.0 717 5.3 4.9- 5.9 3,348 23.3 22.4-24.2 7,531 54.2 53.1-55.2
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 5,032 897 18.6 17.2-20.0 266 5.7 4.9- 6.6 1,202 23.8 22.4-25.2 2,667 52.0 50.2-53.7
Piedmont 8,338 1,361 15.9 14.9-16.9 401 4.9 4.3- 5.6 1,985 23.1 21.9-24.2 4,591 56.2 54.8-57.5
Western NC 1,633 320 19.6 17.3-22.1 88 5.8 4.5- 7.4 388 23.2 20.8-25.7 837 51.5 48.5-54.4
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS(AHEC)****
Mountain AHEC 944 168 17.6 14.8-20.8 56 6.1 4.4- 8.3 235 23.6 20.5-26.9 485 52.8 48.8-56.7
Northwest 2,901 605 22.2 20.3-24.2 132 4.9 3.9- 6.0 692 23.8 22.0-25.8 1,472 49.1 46.9-51.4
Charlotte 2,225 331 14.1 12.4-15.9 106 5.4 4.3- 6.7 547 24.1 22.0-26.3 1,241 56.5 53.9-59.0
Greensboro 1,943 304 15.9 13.9-18.0 101 5.0 3.9- 6.5 482 24.2 21.9-26.7 1,056 54.9 52.0-57.7
Southern Regional 1,570 296 19.2 16.8-21.8 96 7.0 5.4- 8.9 340 21.9 19.5-24.5 838 51.9 48.9-55.0
Coastal 760 139 19.4 16.3-22.9 39 6.1 4.2- 8.7 218 28.5 25.0-32.4 364 46.0 41.9-50.1
Wake 2,041 302 13.5 11.8-15.5 105 5.0 3.8- 6.6 445 20.1 18.0-22.4 1,189 61.4 58.6-64.1
Area L 596 95 17.3 14.0-21.3 25 4.0 2.6- 6.2 128 21.8 18.2-25.9 348 56.9 52.1-61.5
Eastern 1,890 328 18.6 16.3-21.0 87 4.5 3.5- 5.8 460 24.2 22.0-26.6 1,015 52.7 49.9-55.5

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*Data in this table were derived from the tobacco use questions 1 and 2.
Overall smoking prevalence estimates can be obtained by adding 'Smoke everyday' and 'Smoke somedays' rates.

^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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