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2005 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

Tobacco Use Prevention"

In the past 12 months, have you ever asked a stranger not to smoke around you, in order to avoid exposure to their tobacco smoke?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 16,723 3,485 22.2 21.3-23.1 13,238 77.8 76.9-78.7
COUNTY/REGIONS***
Alamance 446 91 24.6 19.5-30.5 355 75.4 69.5-80.5
Buncombe 443 103 22.0 17.4-27.5 340 78.0 72.5-82.6
Cabarrus 413 71 18.1 13.7-23.4 342 81.9 76.6-86.3
Catawba 436 88 22.3 17.7-27.7 348 77.7 72.3-82.3
Cumberland 441 100 23.5 18.8-29.0 341 76.5 71.0-81.2
Davidson 444 91 23.8 18.6-29.9 353 76.2 70.1-81.4
Durham 457 122 28.0 23.0-33.7 335 72.0 66.3-77.0
Forsyth 448 84 21.4 16.7-27.0 364 78.6 73.0-83.3
Gaston 434 85 18.2 14.4-22.9 349 81.8 77.1-85.6
Guilford 452 83 21.3 16.7-26.9 369 78.7 73.1-83.3
Iredell 393 72 20.3 15.4-26.1 321 79.7 73.9-84.6
Johnston 377 75 19.8 15.0-25.7 302 80.2 74.3-85.0
Mecklenburg 854 184 22.4 19.0-26.2 670 77.6 73.8-81.0
New Hanover 437 89 24.0 19.1-29.7 348 76.0 70.3-80.9
Onslow 386 100 29.3 23.1-36.4 286 70.7 63.6-76.9
Orange 416 89 23.7 18.3-30.0 327 76.3 70.0-81.7
Pitt 430 85 20.5 15.3-27.0 345 79.5 73.0-84.7
Randolph 445 84 21.5 16.9-26.9 361 78.5 73.1-83.1
Robeson 432 106 24.1 19.0-30.1 326 75.9 69.9-81.0
Rowan 455 100 24.4 19.3-30.3 355 75.6 69.7-80.7
Union 371 86 23.4 18.6-29.1 285 76.6 70.9-81.4
Wake 835 160 20.8 17.2-24.9 675 79.2 75.1-82.8
Carteret/Currituck/Craven/Dare/Hyde/Pamlico 456 98 23.2 18.4-28.8 358 76.8 71.2-81.6
Northeast Partnership II 489 113 25.0 20.2-30.6 376 75.0 69.4-79.8
Northeast Partnership I 503 127 25.8 21.3-30.8 376 74.2 69.2-78.7
Franklin/Nash/Wilson 414 76 18.9 14.3-24.5 338 81.1 75.5-85.7
Duplin/Greene/Harn./Jones/Lenoir/Samp./Wayne 507 121 25.7 20.8-31.2 386 74.3 68.8-79.2
Bladen/Brunswick/Columbus/Pender 413 79 21.7 17.2-26.9 334 78.3 73.1-82.8
Caswell/Granville/Person/Vance 466 94 23.6 18.8-29.2 372 76.4 70.8-81.2
Chatham/Lee/Moore 514 92 18.7 14.7-23.6 422 81.3 76.4-85.3
Anson/Hoke/Montgo./Richmond/Scotland/Stanly 620 128 19.3 15.8-23.4 492 80.7 76.6-84.2
Davie/Rockingham/Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 460 85 20.5 16.3-25.5 375 79.5 74.5-83.7
Alleghany/Ashe/Avery/Watauga/Wilkes 399 82 25.7 19.9-32.5 317 74.3 67.5-80.1
Alexander/Burke/Caldwell/Cleve./Lincoln 496 101 19.2 15.4-23.8 395 80.8 76.2-84.6
Mountain AHEC (Excludes Buncombe) 741 141 21.0 17.1-25.7 600 79.0 74.3-82.9
NORTHEASTERN PARTNERSHIP**
Yes 1,146 277 24.5 21.4-28.0 869 75.5 72.0-78.6
No 15,577 3,208 22.1 21.1-23.0 12,369 77.9 77.0-78.9
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 5,376 1,195 23.4 21.9-25.1 4,181 76.6 74.9-78.1
Piedmont 9,397 1,894 21.7 20.5-22.9 7,503 78.3 77.1-79.5
Western NC 1,950 396 21.7 19.3-24.4 1,554 78.3 75.6-80.7
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS(AHEC)****
Mountain AHEC 1,184 244 21.4 18.2-24.9 940 78.6 75.1-81.8
Northwest 3,191 634 22.2 20.3-24.3 2,557 77.8 75.7-79.7
Charlotte 2,470 510 21.1 19.0-23.3 1,960 78.9 76.7-81.0
Greensboro 2,162 413 21.1 18.6-23.7 1,749 78.9 76.3-81.4
Southern Regional 1,729 384 23.3 20.4-26.5 1,345 76.7 73.5-79.6
Coastal 847 173 23.7 20.2-27.6 674 76.3 72.4-79.8
Wake 2,358 498 22.4 20.0-24.9 1,860 77.6 75.1-80.0
Area L 680 148 20.9 17.3-25.1 532 79.1 74.9-82.7
Eastern 2,102 481 24.1 21.6-26.7 1,621 75.9 73.3-78.4

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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: 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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