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2005 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

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  Total
Respond.^
Less than 6 mos. 6 mos. to 1 year Past year Past 5 years Past 10 years
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 4,481 266 7.2 6.1- 8.5 149 4.7 3.8- 5.9 641 16.7 15.2-18.3 493 11.3 10.1-12.6 2,932 60.1 58.1-62.0
COUNTY/REGIONS***
Alamance 107 8 9.5 4.2-20.1 7 10.2 4.2-22.7 21 20.6 13.0-30.9 9 6.5 3.3-12.6 62 53.2 42.1-64.1
Buncombe 142 9 12.2 4.5-28.8 5 4.3 1.7-10.6 19 15.9 9.8-24.8 10 6.8 3.4-13.3 99 60.7 49.1-71.3
Cabarrus 103 2 0.9 0.2- 3.6 4 3.5 1.2- 9.7 24 36.8 24.6-51.0 15 11.8 6.8-19.7 58 47.0 35.4-59.0
Catawba 105 7 13.2 4.9-31.4 4 5.5 1.8-15.6 19 17.7 10.8-27.7 8 6.4 2.8-13.6 67 57.2 44.5-69.0
Cumberland 100 12 12.9 5.7-26.8 4 3.1 1.1- 8.5 14 14.9 8.7-24.6 14 17.7 9.8-29.7 56 51.4 39.4-63.3
Davidson 108 12 16.9 8.0-32.1 3 4.5 0.9-19.3 14 12.9 6.7-23.3 13 11.5 6.4-19.9 66 54.2 41.8-66.1
Durham 107 5 6.6 2.2-18.4 1 2.4 0.3-15.1 16 15.0 8.7-24.7 19 20.9 12.5-32.7 66 55.1 42.8-66.7
Forsyth 119 9 9.6 4.8-18.4 5 5.5 2.0-14.3 16 14.0 8.0-23.4 15 13.1 7.4-22.0 74 57.8 47.2-67.8
Gaston 130 9 12.0 5.8-22.9 5 4.5 1.3-14.3 12 8.3 4.4-14.9 19 15.9 9.9-24.6 85 59.3 49.0-68.9
Guilford 120 5 7.5 2.5-20.5 3 3.6 1.0-12.4 17 16.6 9.3-27.9 13 12.0 6.8-20.2 82 60.3 48.8-70.8
Iredell 97 8 11.0 4.6-24.3 3 4.5 1.0-17.7 11 13.7 7.0-25.3 16 14.6 8.2-24.7 59 56.1 43.8-67.7
Johnston 104 3 5.1 1.5-16.0 5 2.9 1.0- 8.2 18 21.4 13.2-32.9 10 10.2 4.7-20.9 68 60.4 47.9-71.6
Mecklenburg 249 17 6.2 3.6-10.4 7 4.4 1.5-11.9 37 17.0 11.8-23.9 19 8.9 5.5-14.1 169 63.6 55.7-70.7
New Hanover 138 7 6.2 2.6-14.1 4 5.9 2.0-16.2 16 11.6 6.9-18.9 14 9.1 5.1-15.7 97 67.1 57.3-75.7
Onslow 102 7 8.6 3.4-20.5 4 5.3 1.8-14.4 22 27.3 17.9-39.3 13 10.7 6.0-18.3 56 48.1 37.0-59.4
Orange 116 5 4.8 1.8-11.9 3 10.8 2.2-39.7 13 10.7 5.6-19.6 12 7.9 4.0-14.8 83 65.8 50.1-78.8
Pitt 104 4 8.1 2.7-21.8 5 6.6 2.7-15.3 8 7.3 3.3-15.2 15 9.3 5.3-15.7 72 68.8 57.0-78.5
Randolph 110 5 6.3 2.5-15.3 1 1.1 0.2- 7.4 17 16.2 9.7-25.8 11 12.3 6.2-23.1 76 64.1 52.7-74.1
Robeson 101 6 5.4 2.2-12.5 2 1.1 0.2- 4.5 11 9.7 5.0-17.9 11 9.7 5.0-17.9 71 74.2 63.5-82.5
Rowan 116 4 2.0 0.7- 5.4 5 4.7 1.7-12.3 19 19.5 12.1-29.8 15 16.3 9.6-26.4 73 57.5 46.6-67.7
Union 108 7 4.7 2.1-10.1 6 9.4 4.1-20.4 10 8.5 4.5-15.5 7 10.2 4.6-21.0 78 67.2 55.9-76.9
Wake 216 11 7.2 3.5-14.1 8 3.9 1.7- 8.4 30 16.8 11.4-24.1 22 9.8 6.1-15.5 145 62.3 54.2-69.8
Carteret/Currituck/Craven/Dare/Hyde/Pamlico 150 7 7.4 2.3-21.0 5 2.8 1.0- 7.7 23 20.2 12.9-30.3 11 8.6 4.7-15.5 104 60.9 50.3-70.6
Northeast Partnership II 139 3 2.6 0.5-11.9 2 1.8 0.4- 7.2 21 13.9 8.1-22.9 21 21.0 11.8-34.4 92 60.8 49.0-71.4
Northeast Partnership I 130 6 3.3 1.4- 7.6 1 0.3 0.0- 2.0 14 10.5 5.8-18.1 21 16.4 10.2-25.4 88 69.5 59.7-77.8
Franklin/Nash/Wilson 119 9 5.9 2.8-12.0 3 11.2 3.3-32.0 18 16.2 9.7-26.0 13 12.4 6.4-22.8 76 54.3 42.0-66.0
Duplin/Greene/Harn./Jones/Lenoir/Samp./Wayne 128 11 7.3 3.6-14.3 6 3.9 1.6- 9.2 19 16.0 9.4-25.9 14 11.7 6.8-19.6 78 61.2 50.7-70.7
Bladen/Brunswick/Columbus/Pender 132 9 8.8 4.3-17.1 1 1.4 0.2- 9.6 20 16.2 10.3-24.8 12 10.0 5.3-18.1 90 63.5 53.5-72.4
Caswell/Granville/Person/Vance 111 9 9.4 4.5-18.8 2 2.5 0.6- 9.9 14 13.7 8.0-22.4 18 16.0 9.5-25.7 68 58.4 47.5-68.4
Chatham/Lee/Moore 151 9 6.3 3.1-12.6 4 2.7 0.8- 8.3 24 21.5 13.7-32.1 14 7.4 4.0-13.5 100 62.1 52.1-71.2
Anson/Hoke/Montgo./Richmond/Scotland/Stanly 157 8 4.9 2.0-11.4 8 6.1 2.8-12.6 18 15.8 9.0-26.4 15 10.0 5.7-16.9 108 63.3 53.2-72.3
Davie/Rockingham/Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 119 9 8.3 4.1-15.8 7 7.6 3.5-15.6 17 20.7 12.4-32.5 11 7.3 3.8-13.6 75 56.1 45.4-66.4
Alleghany/Ashe/Avery/Watauga/Wilkes 104 4 3.5 1.0-11.7 4 11.5 3.0-35.7 20 19.7 12.2-30.3 6 6.3 2.6-14.3 70 58.9 45.1-71.5
Alexander/Burke/Caldwell/Cleve./Lincoln 114 6 5.2 2.0-12.9 4 3.3 1.2- 9.1 12 13.6 7.3-23.7 9 8.6 3.9-18.0 83 69.2 58.1-78.5
Mountain AHEC (Excludes Buncombe) 225 14 5.9 3.0-11.4 8 5.8 2.5-12.6 37 20.8 14.1-29.6 28 13.8 9.1-20.5 138 53.7 45.3-61.9
NORTHEASTERN PARTNERSHIP**
Yes 329 11 2.8 1.3- 6.0 7 2.4 1.0- 5.7 46 15.9 11.0-22.4 47 16.4 11.3-23.3 218 62.4 55.1-69.3
No 4,152 255 7.5 6.3- 8.8 142 4.9 3.9- 6.1 595 16.8 15.2-18.4 446 11.0 9.8-12.2 2,714 59.9 57.9-61.9
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 1,463 87 7.1 5.4- 9.4 44 3.6 2.3- 5.5 207 15.8 13.5-18.5 169 12.1 10.1-14.5 956 61.3 58.0-64.6
Piedmont 2,458 149 7.6 6.1- 9.3 84 4.8 3.6- 6.4 348 16.7 14.7-18.9 272 11.1 9.6-12.8 1,605 59.8 57.1-62.4
Western NC 560 30 6.2 3.7-10.4 21 6.4 3.7-10.8 86 18.1 14.1-23.0 52 10.5 7.7-14.2 371 58.8 53.2-64.1
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS(AHEC)****
Mountain AHEC 367 23 7.9 4.3-13.9 13 5.3 2.8-10.0 56 19.2 14.1-25.8 38 11.6 8.1-16.5 237 55.9 49.1-62.5
Northwest 800 52 7.9 5.6-11.0 33 6.7 4.2-10.6 119 15.8 12.8-19.2 86 10.6 8.2-13.5 510 59.1 54.6-63.5
Charlotte 694 39 6.3 4.3- 9.1 27 4.8 2.8- 8.1 92 16.7 13.2-21.0 71 10.4 8.0-13.4 465 61.7 56.9-66.3
Greensboro 553 31 7.7 4.6-12.5 16 4.7 2.4- 9.2 83 17.6 13.1-23.3 53 10.0 7.2-13.8 370 60.0 53.9-65.8
Southern Regional 447 33 7.7 4.7-12.2 15 2.7 1.5- 4.7 65 17.3 12.9-22.8 46 10.1 7.0-14.2 288 62.3 56.1-68.2
Coastal 262 16 7.6 4.4-12.9 5 3.3 1.3- 8.3 34 13.7 9.5-19.2 24 8.9 5.6-13.8 183 66.5 59.3-73.0
Wake 592 32 6.8 4.3-10.7 16 4.0 2.0- 7.9 83 16.8 13.1-21.3 76 12.6 9.6-16.5 385 59.8 54.4-64.9
Area L 163 10 5.6 2.8-11.1 3 5.5 1.1-24.3 26 14.3 8.9-22.2 17 14.1 7.4-25.0 107 60.5 49.4-70.6
Eastern 603 30 6.8 4.1-11.3 21 4.0 2.5- 6.4 83 16.3 12.6-20.7 82 13.7 10.6-17.5 387 59.2 54.0-64.2

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* Asked only of respondents who reported smoking 100 cigarettes in their entire lifetime and now smoke not at all (for any length of time).

^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: Beaufort, Bertie, Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Edgecombe, Gates, Halifax, Hertford, Hyde, Martin, Northampton, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell, Warren, and Washington.

*** 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.

****Learn about the NC Area Health Education Centers Program

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