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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

Tobacco Use

Do you now smoke cigarettes everyday, some days, or not at all?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Everyday Some days Not at all
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 6,908 2,578 37.6 36.2-39.1 755 11.5 10.5-12.6 3,575 50.9 49.4-52.3
COUNTY/REGIONS***
Alamance 193 71 38.3 30.7-46.5 24 14.9 9.3-23.0 98 46.9 39.0-54.9
Buncombe 193 73 39.2 31.8-47.2 22 10.7 6.8-16.3 98 50.1 42.3-57.9
Cabarrus 191 76 39.6 32.2-47.5 18 9.7 5.6-16.1 97 50.7 42.8-58.6
Catawba 178 74 49.6 40.7-58.6 8 4.7 2.2- 9.8 96 45.7 37.1-54.5
Cumberland 203 78 40.1 32.6-48.0 33 19.6 13.4-27.7 92 40.3 33.1-47.9
Davidson 207 94 46.6 38.2-55.2 15 6.4 3.7-10.8 98 47.0 38.7-55.4
Durham 158 48 31.9 24.1-41.0 19 13.2 7.4-22.5 91 54.8 45.4-63.9
Forsyth 215 84 38.1 30.9-45.7 23 10.7 6.6-17.0 108 51.2 43.5-58.8
Gaston 180 68 38.5 30.9-46.8 13 7.6 4.2-13.4 99 53.9 45.6-62.0
Guilford 186 49 27.8 21.0-35.8 22 11.7 7.3-18.3 115 60.5 52.1-68.3
Iredell 200 72 38.4 30.0-47.6 23 11.0 7.0-16.9 105 50.6 42.0-59.1
Johnston 235 83 34.2 27.5-41.5 29 12.1 7.9-18.1 123 53.7 46.1-61.2
Mecklenburg 263 66 28.5 22.5-35.4 43 15.2 11.1-20.7 154 56.2 49.3-62.9
New Hanover 196 55 28.8 22.2-36.5 18 10.2 6.1-16.5 123 61.0 53.0-68.4
Onslow 205 82 43.5 35.9-51.4 19 11.6 6.7-19.4 104 44.9 37.4-52.6
Orange 172 42 26.6 19.6-34.9 22 13.0 8.3-19.6 108 60.4 51.8-68.5
Pitt 168 55 32.9 25.4-41.4 24 15.1 9.7-22.7 89 52.0 43.5-60.4
Randolph 170 72 45.8 37.5-54.4 17 7.8 4.3-13.6 81 46.4 38.0-54.9
Robeson 189 84 45.2 37.3-53.5 26 13.3 8.8-19.6 79 41.4 33.7-49.6
Rowan 227 101 45.2 37.8-52.8 27 11.6 7.4-17.6 99 43.2 35.8-50.9
Union 180 63 34.0 26.6-42.3 12 6.2 3.4-11.2 105 59.7 51.3-67.6
Wake 192 62 33.8 26.5-42.0 20 11.8 6.9-19.7 110 54.4 46.0-62.5
Carteret/Currituck/Craven/Dare/Hyde/Pamlico 183 68 38.4 30.7-46.7 14 7.2 4.1-12.3 101 54.5 46.3-62.4
Northeast Partnership II 209 78 36.9 29.8-44.6 22 12.7 7.6-20.3 109 50.4 42.7-58.1
Northeast Partnership I 158 63 42.2 31.1-54.2 12 5.6 3.0-10.1 83 52.3 41.0-63.3
Franklin/Nash/Wilson 161 53 36.0 27.9-45.0 23 10.6 6.7-16.4 85 53.4 44.5-62.1
Duplin/Greene/Harn./Jones/Lenoir/Samp./Wayne 205 88 41.4 33.6-49.7 20 11.2 6.7-18.1 97 47.4 39.3-55.7
Bladen/Brunswick/Columbus/Pender 211 81 37.9 30.8-45.4 24 12.1 8.0-18.1 106 50.0 42.5-57.6
Caswell/Granville/Person/Vance 189 80 42.1 34.5-50.0 27 17.7 12.0-25.2 82 40.3 32.9-48.1
Chatham/Lee/Moore 202 66 31.6 24.8-39.3 20 11.7 7.0-19.0 116 56.7 48.7-64.4
Anson/Hoke/Montgo./Richmond/Scotland/Stanly 257 110 40.6 33.9-47.8 26 10.1 6.5-15.2 121 49.3 42.2-56.4
Davie/Rockingham/Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 182 84 45.9 38.0-53.9 14 7.0 3.7-12.7 84 47.2 39.3-55.1
Alleghany/Ashe/Avery/Watagua/Wilkes 176 73 36.9 28.5-46.0 16 9.8 5.4-17.1 87 53.3 43.7-62.7
Alexander/Burke/Caldwell/Cleve./Lincoln 198 82 43.6 35.7-51.8 26 13.4 8.7-20.1 90 43.0 35.3-51.0
Mountain AHEC (Excludes Buncombe) 276 100 37.3 30.5-44.6 34 13.2 8.9-19.1 142 49.5 42.4-56.5
NORTHEASTERN PARTNERSHIP**
Yes 433 168 39.8 34.0-45.9 38 9.0 6.1-13.2 227 51.2 45.3-57.0
No 6,475 2,410 37.5 36.0-39.0 717 11.7 10.7-12.8 3,348 50.8 49.3-52.4
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 2,365 897 38.7 36.2-41.2 266 11.8 10.3-13.6 1,202 49.5 47.0-52.0
Piedmont 3,747 1,361 36.2 34.3-38.2 401 11.2 9.9-12.7 1,985 52.6 50.6-54.6
Western NC 796 320 40.4 36.2-44.6 88 11.9 9.3-15.1 388 47.7 43.5-52.0
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS(AHEC)****
Mountain AHEC 459 168 37.3 32.0-42.9 56 12.8 9.4-17.3 235 49.9 44.4-55.4
Northwest 1,429 605 43.6 40.4-46.9 132 9.5 7.7-11.8 692 46.9 43.6-50.1
Charlotte 984 331 32.4 28.8-36.1 106 12.3 9.9-15.2 547 55.3 51.5-59.2
Greensboro 887 304 35.2 31.3-39.3 101 11.1 8.7-14.1 482 53.7 49.5-57.8
Southern Regional 732 296 39.9 35.6-44.4 96 14.5 11.4-18.3 340 45.6 41.2-50.1
Coastal 396 139 35.9 30.7-41.6 39 11.2 7.8-15.9 218 52.8 47.1-58.5
Wake 852 302 35.0 31.0-39.3 105 13.0 10.0-16.7 445 52.0 47.5-56.4
Area L 248 95 40.2 33.3-47.5 25 9.3 6.0-14.1 128 50.6 43.4-57.7
Eastern 875 328 39.2 35.2-43.5 87 9.6 7.5-12.3 460 51.2 47.0-55.3

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* This question was asked only of respondents who reported smoking 100 or more cigarettes in her/his entire life.

^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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