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2005 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

Tobacco Use"

Current Smoker*

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  Total
Respond.^
No Yes
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 17,183 13,641 77.4 76.5-78.3 3,542 22.6 21.7-23.5
COUNTY/REGIONS***
Alamance 462 364 77.5 72.1-82.0 98 22.5 18.0-27.9
Buncombe 451 359 76.2 70.0-81.3 92 23.8 18.7-30.0
Cabarrus 419 336 80.1 74.5-84.7 83 19.9 15.3-25.5
Catawba 446 366 82.8 78.3-86.6 80 17.2 13.4-21.7
Cumberland 453 348 74.1 68.4-79.2 105 25.9 20.8-31.6
Davidson 457 349 76.3 71.0-80.9 108 23.7 19.1-29.0
Durham 466 396 83.6 78.3-87.9 70 16.4 12.1-21.7
Forsyth 454 371 81.5 76.1-85.9 83 18.5 14.1-23.9
Gaston 445 332 66.7 59.5-73.1 113 33.3 26.9-40.5
Guilford 471 386 81.5 76.5-85.6 85 18.5 14.4-23.5
Iredell 403 299 72.1 66.4-77.2 104 27.9 22.8-33.6
Johnston 387 308 79.0 72.8-84.1 79 21.0 15.9-27.2
Mecklenburg 880 759 84.0 80.3-87.2 121 16.0 12.8-19.7
New Hanover 447 366 82.7 78.1-86.4 81 17.3 13.6-21.9
Onslow 397 303 71.4 64.1-77.7 94 28.6 22.3-35.9
Orange 418 365 87.2 82.8-90.6 53 12.8 9.4-17.2
Pitt 440 364 81.7 76.8-85.8 76 18.3 14.2-23.2
Randolph 454 361 76.4 71.2-80.8 93 23.6 19.2-28.8
Robeson 448 338 73.2 67.6-78.1 110 26.8 21.9-32.4
Rowan 473 366 73.9 67.9-79.2 107 26.1 20.8-32.1
Union 379 309 76.3 70.4-81.4 70 23.7 18.6-29.6
Wake 856 710 82.2 78.4-85.5 146 17.8 14.5-21.6
Carteret/Currituck/Craven/Dare/Hyde/Pamlico 472 348 70.0 64.0-75.3 124 30.0 24.7-36.0
Northeast Partnership II 510 397 74.2 69.1-78.7 113 25.8 21.3-30.9
Northeast Partnership I 517 395 72.9 67.1-78.0 122 27.1 22.0-32.9
Franklin/Nash/Wilson 423 352 78.6 72.5-83.6 71 21.4 16.4-27.5
Duplin/Greene/Harn./Jones/Lenoir/Samp./Wayne 527 413 76.2 70.3-81.2 114 23.8 18.8-29.7
Bladen/Brunswick/Columbus/Pender 428 324 71.8 66.0-76.9 104 28.2 23.1-34.0
Caswell/Granville/Person/Vance 479 369 76.4 71.4-80.9 110 23.6 19.1-28.6
Chatham/Lee/Moore 523 425 79.5 74.6-83.6 98 20.5 16.4-25.4
Anson/Hoke/Montgo./Richmond/Scotland/Stanly 651 504 70.8 64.9-76.0 147 29.2 24.0-35.1
Davie/Rockingham/Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 467 344 69.7 64.3-74.7 123 30.3 25.3-35.7
Alleghany/Ashe/Avery/Watauga/Wilkes 407 328 80.1 74.8-84.5 79 19.9 15.5-25.2
Alexander/Burke/Caldwell/Cleve./Lincoln 507 395 75.3 69.8-80.1 112 24.7 19.9-30.2
Mountain AHEC (Excludes Buncombe) 766 592 75.7 71.4-79.6 174 24.3 20.4-28.6
NORTHEASTERN PARTNERSHIP**
Yes 1,186 907 70.8 66.9-74.4 279 29.2 25.6-33.1
No 15,997 12,734 77.8 76.8-78.7 3,263 22.2 21.3-23.2
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 5,547 4,326 75.1 73.4-76.7 1,221 24.9 23.3-26.6
Piedmont 9,638 7,743 78.7 77.4-79.8 1,895 21.3 20.2-22.6
Western NC 1,998 1,572 77.0 74.4-79.4 426 23.0 20.6-25.6
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS(AHEC)****
Mountain AHEC 1,217 951 75.9 72.4-79.0 266 24.1 21.0-27.6
Northwest 3,268 2,558 77.4 75.4-79.2 710 22.6 20.8-24.6
Charlotte 2,537 2,067 78.4 75.8-80.7 470 21.6 19.3-24.2
Greensboro 2,216 1,777 77.9 75.3-80.3 439 22.1 19.7-24.7
Southern Regional 1,790 1,381 73.3 69.9-76.5 409 26.7 23.5-30.1
Coastal 873 690 77.8 74.1-81.1 183 22.2 18.9-25.9
Wake 2,418 1,977 81.1 78.7-83.3 441 18.9 16.7-21.3
Area L 700 538 74.6 69.7-78.9 162 25.4 21.1-30.3
Eastern 2,164 1,702 75.2 72.5-77.6 462 24.8 22.4-27.5

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*Data in this table were derived from the tobacco use questions 1 and 2.

^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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