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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

Tobacco Use

During the past 12 months, have you stopped smoking for one day or longer because you were trying to quit smoking?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 3,324 1,784 54.7 52.5-56.8 1,540 45.3 43.2-47.5
COUNTY/REGIONS***
Alamance 94 53 56.9 45.0-68.2 41 43.1 31.8-55.0
Buncombe 95 53 56.9 45.6-67.4 42 43.1 32.6-54.4
Cabarrus 94 43 47.2 36.1-58.6 51 52.8 41.4-63.9
Catawba 82 42 59.6 46.7-71.3 40 40.4 28.7-53.3
Cumberland 111 67 65.5 55.1-74.5 44 34.5 25.5-44.9
Davidson 109 56 51.7 39.6-63.6 53 48.3 36.4-60.4
Durham 67 35 52.9 38.9-66.5 32 47.1 33.5-61.1
Forsyth 107 54 51.7 40.7-62.6 53 48.3 37.4-59.3
Gaston 81 50 63.2 50.9-74.1 31 36.8 25.9-49.1
Guilford 70 38 55.3 41.9-67.9 32 44.7 32.1-58.1
Iredell 95 43 44.5 32.1-57.5 52 55.5 42.5-67.9
Johnston 112 62 57.4 46.7-67.4 50 42.6 32.6-53.3
Mecklenburg 108 61 56.5 45.6-66.7 47 43.5 33.3-54.4
New Hanover 73 38 54.1 41.1-66.6 35 45.9 33.4-58.9
Onslow 101 54 51.6 40.4-62.7 47 48.4 37.3-59.6
Orange 63 41 63.7 49.8-75.7 22 36.3 24.3-50.2
Pitt 79 44 56.3 43.8-68.1 35 43.7 31.9-56.2
Randolph 89 48 53.3 41.2-65.0 41 46.7 35.0-58.8
Robeson 110 57 52.3 41.5-62.9 53 47.7 37.1-58.5
Rowan 127 68 52.7 42.7-62.5 59 47.3 37.5-57.3
Union 74 33 48.5 36.0-61.1 41 51.5 38.9-64.0
Wake 82 41 52.5 39.8-64.8 41 47.5 35.2-60.2
Carteret/Currituck/Craven/Dare/Hyde/Pamlico 82 39 44.0 32.4-56.4 43 56.0 43.6-67.6
Northeast Partnership II 100 56 62.4 51.3-72.4 44 37.6 27.6-48.7
Northeast Partnership I 75 50 53.6 34.1-72.0 25 46.4 28.0-65.9
Franklin/Nash/Wilson 75 42 51.1 38.4-63.8 33 48.9 36.2-61.6
Duplin/Greene/Harn./Jones/Lenoir/Samp./Wayne 108 59 58.2 46.7-68.9 49 41.8 31.1-53.3
Bladen/Brunswick/Columbus/Pender 104 63 59.6 48.9-69.5 41 40.4 30.5-51.1
Caswell/Granville/Person/Vance 107 59 58.7 48.3-68.4 48 41.3 31.6-51.7
Chatham/Lee/Moore 86 46 53.1 40.7-65.1 40 46.9 34.9-59.3
Anson/Hoke/Montgo./Richmond/Scotland/Stanly 136 85 64.0 54.4-72.7 51 36.0 27.3-45.6
Davie/Rockingham/Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 98 50 54.7 43.7-65.3 48 45.3 34.7-56.3
Alleghany/Ashe/Avery/Watagua/Wilkes 88 39 49.5 37.4-61.6 49 50.5 38.4-62.6
Alexander/Burke/Caldwell/Cleve./Lincoln 108 52 49.5 38.6-60.4 56 50.5 39.6-61.4
Mountain AHEC (Excludes Buncombe) 134 63 50.1 39.7-60.5 71 49.9 39.5-60.3
NORTHEASTERN PARTNERSHIP**
Yes 206 120 55.8 46.2-64.9 86 44.2 35.1-53.8
No 3,118 1,664 54.6 52.4-56.8 1,454 45.4 43.2-47.6
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 1,161 652 57.2 53.6-60.8 509 42.8 39.2-46.4
Piedmont 1,756 934 54.1 51.1-57.1 822 45.9 42.9-48.9
Western NC 407 198 51.5 45.5-57.5 209 48.5 42.5-54.5
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS(AHEC)****
Mountain AHEC 224 112 51.2 43.1-59.3 112 48.8 40.7-56.9
Northwest 735 357 50.5 45.9-55.2 378 49.5 44.8-54.1
Charlotte 435 234 55.7 49.8-61.4 201 44.3 38.6-50.2
Greensboro 402 227 55.5 49.2-61.5 175 44.5 38.5-50.8
Southern Regional 391 221 60.1 53.8-66.0 170 39.9 34.0-46.2
Coastal 178 101 59.3 50.9-67.2 77 40.7 32.8-49.1
Wake 407 222 54.9 48.3-61.2 185 45.1 38.8-51.7
Area L 119 70 57.7 47.2-67.6 49 42.3 32.4-52.8
Eastern 415 227 52.9 46.6-59.1 188 47.1 40.9-53.4

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