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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

Tobacco Use

Have you smoked at least 100 cigarettes in your entire life?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 15,004 6,909 45.8 44.8-46.8 8,095 54.2 53.2-55.2
COUNTY/REGIONS***
Alamance 403 193 48.7 43.0-54.4 210 51.3 45.6-57.0
Buncombe 367 193 52.0 46.2-57.7 174 48.0 42.3-53.8
Cabarrus 428 191 45.1 39.8-50.5 237 54.9 49.5-60.2
Catawba 375 178 50.8 44.8-56.8 197 49.2 43.2-55.2
Cumberland 450 203 45.8 40.6-51.2 247 54.2 48.8-59.4
Davidson 383 207 54.2 48.1-60.2 176 45.8 39.8-51.9
Durham 409 158 40.9 35.4-46.7 251 59.1 53.3-64.6
Forsyth 447 215 49.3 44.1-54.6 232 50.7 45.4-55.9
Gaston 375 180 48.4 42.7-54.2 195 51.6 45.8-57.3
Guilford 426 186 42.7 37.4-48.2 240 57.3 51.8-62.6
Iredell 434 200 49.2 43.6-54.7 234 50.8 45.3-56.4
Johnston 481 235 48.5 43.0-54.1 246 51.5 45.9-57.0
Mecklenburg 641 263 40.9 36.6-45.2 378 59.1 54.8-63.4
New Hanover 372 196 54.4 48.5-60.1 176 45.6 39.9-51.5
Onslow 389 205 55.3 49.8-60.7 184 44.7 39.3-50.2
Orange 410 172 40.6 35.3-46.2 238 59.4 53.8-64.7
Pitt 379 168 45.9 40.2-51.7 211 54.1 48.3-59.8
Randolph 348 170 45.9 39.9-52.0 178 54.1 48.0-60.1
Robeson 374 190 52.1 46.2-58.0 184 47.9 42.0-53.8
Rowan 442 227 55.1 49.7-60.3 215 44.9 39.7-50.3
Union 435 180 40.2 34.9-45.7 255 59.8 54.3-65.1
Wake 593 192 31.8 27.6-36.3 401 68.2 63.7-72.4
Carteret/Currituck/Craven/Dare/Hyde/Pamlico 363 183 50.4 44.5-56.2 180 49.6 43.8-55.5
Northeast Partnership II 480 209 44.2 39.2-49.4 271 55.8 50.6-60.8
Northeast Partnership I 398 158 42.3 36.0-48.9 240 57.7 51.1-64.0
Franklin/Nash/Wilson 367 161 45.1 39.2-51.1 206 54.9 48.9-60.8
Duplin/Greene/Harn./Jones/Lenoir/Samp./Wayne 471 205 46.9 41.5-52.2 266 53.1 47.8-58.5
Bladen/Brunswick/Columbus/Pender 418 211 52.0 46.6-57.4 207 48.0 42.6-53.4
Caswell/Granville/Person/Vance 407 189 49.3 43.9-54.7 218 50.7 45.3-56.1
Chatham/Lee/Moore 456 202 45.1 39.8-50.6 254 54.9 49.4-60.2
Anson/Hoke/Montgo./Richmond/Scotland/Stanly 537 257 49.3 44.4-54.2 280 50.7 45.8-55.6
Davie/Rockingham/Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 361 182 49.1 43.4-54.9 179 50.9 45.1-56.6
Alleghany/Ashe/Avery/Watagua/Wilkes 360 176 51.3 44.8-57.6 184 48.7 42.4-55.2
Alexander/Burke/Caldwell/Cleve./Lincoln 427 198 48.6 43.1-54.0 229 51.4 46.0-56.9
Mountain AHEC (Excludes Buncombe) 598 276 45.4 40.5-50.4 322 54.6 49.6-59.5
NORTHEASTERN PARTNERSHIP**
Yes 997 433 45.4 41.6-49.2 564 54.6 50.8-58.4
No 14,007 6,476 45.8 44.8-46.9 7,531 54.2 53.1-55.2
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 5,033 2,366 48.1 46.3-49.8 2,667 51.9 50.2-53.7
Piedmont 8,338 3,747 43.8 42.5-45.2 4,591 56.2 54.8-57.5
Western NC 1,633 796 48.5 45.6-51.5 837 51.5 48.5-54.4
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS(AHEC)****
Mountain AHEC 944 459 47.2 43.3-51.2 485 52.8 48.8-56.7
Northwest 2,901 1,429 50.9 48.6-53.1 1,472 49.1 46.9-51.4
Charlotte 2,225 984 43.5 41.0-46.1 1,241 56.5 53.9-59.0
Greensboro 1,943 887 45.1 42.3-48.0 1,056 54.9 52.0-57.7
Southern Regional 1,571 733 48.1 45.1-51.2 838 51.9 48.8-54.9
Coastal 760 396 54.0 49.9-58.1 364 46.0 41.9-50.1
Wake 2,041 852 38.6 35.9-41.4 1,189 61.4 58.6-64.1
Area L 596 248 43.1 38.5-47.9 348 56.9 52.1-61.5
Eastern 1,890 875 47.3 44.5-50.1 1,015 52.7 49.9-55.5

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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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