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2005 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

Tobacco Use Prevention"

Not including yourself, how many adults who live in your household smoke cigarettes, cigars or pipes?

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  Total
Respond.^
One adult Two adults Three or more adults None
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 10,858 2,144 21.0 20.0-22.0 300 4.0 3.5- 4.7 71 1.3 0.9- 1.8 8,343 73.7 72.5-74.9
COUNTY/REGIONS***
Alamance 286 61 22.7 17.4-29.0 9 3.7 1.8- 7.3 0 0.0 . - . 216 73.6 67.0-79.3
Buncombe 270 47 21.2 15.2-28.9 2 0.9 0.2- 3.8 2 1.9 0.5- 7.4 219 75.9 68.1-82.3
Cabarrus 287 46 14.8 10.6-20.2 13 8.8 4.6-16.2 0 0.0 . - . 228 76.5 69.2-82.4
Catawba 283 53 20.6 15.5-26.8 10 5.1 2.3-11.0 2 1.2 0.3- 4.6 218 73.1 66.2-79.0
Cumberland 290 60 20.9 16.0-27.0 9 5.7 2.3-13.1 1 0.5 0.1- 3.3 220 72.9 65.8-79.0
Davidson 293 60 18.4 14.0-23.8 9 6.2 3.0-12.6 3 1.0 0.3- 3.2 221 74.3 67.6-80.0
Durham 279 32 11.3 7.7-16.3 2 1.6 0.4- 6.4 1 0.2 0.0- 1.3 244 86.8 81.4-90.9
Forsyth 266 53 19.3 14.4-25.3 6 2.0 0.8- 4.5 1 0.3 0.0- 2.4 206 78.4 72.2-83.5
Gaston 291 62 23.0 17.7-29.4 12 4.9 2.6- 9.0 2 3.8 0.8-16.7 215 68.3 60.6-75.2
Guilford 282 48 18.5 13.3-25.1 9 4.4 1.9- 9.7 1 1.4 0.2- 9.4 224 75.7 68.4-81.8
Iredell 263 55 23.2 17.6-29.9 7 3.8 1.6- 8.8 1 1.5 0.2- 9.7 200 71.5 64.3-77.9
Johnston 257 52 19.5 14.2-26.1 8 5.4 2.1-13.0 0 0.0 . - . 197 75.2 67.5-81.5
Mecklenburg 535 73 13.8 10.7-17.4 8 2.6 1.1- 6.2 4 2.3 0.7- 7.3 450 81.3 76.5-85.4
New Hanover 263 39 15.8 11.3-21.7 7 4.9 2.1-10.9 2 1.0 0.2- 4.0 215 78.3 71.5-83.8
Onslow 272 61 23.9 18.4-30.6 8 5.1 2.1-11.8 1 0.4 0.1- 2.6 202 70.6 63.2-77.0
Orange 278 30 15.7 9.6-24.7 2 0.7 0.2- 2.6 1 0.6 0.1- 4.2 245 83.0 74.1-89.3
Pitt 244 44 18.3 13.5-24.4 5 1.6 0.6- 3.9 0 0.0 . - . 195 80.1 74.0-85.1
Randolph 280 61 25.0 19.4-31.6 9 4.9 2.3-10.1 2 1.0 0.2- 3.9 208 69.1 62.1-75.2
Robeson 260 74 29.5 23.2-36.6 12 4.5 2.5- 8.0 4 3.3 1.1- 9.6 170 62.7 55.3-69.7
Rowan 300 65 24.1 18.1-31.3 10 4.8 2.2-10.0 2 0.9 0.2- 4.6 223 70.2 62.8-76.8
Union 284 41 15.5 11.3-20.8 7 3.9 1.6- 9.4 1 0.8 0.1- 5.4 235 79.8 73.6-84.9
Wake 562 81 16.0 12.5-20.2 11 3.4 1.5- 7.5 3 1.6 0.3- 7.7 467 79.1 73.8-83.5
Carteret/Currituck/Craven/Dare/Hyde/Pamlico 322 82 28.4 22.6-35.1 10 4.8 2.1-10.6 3 2.5 0.7- 8.5 227 64.3 57.2-70.9
Northeast Partnership II 301 65 22.3 17.3-28.2 14 8.0 4.4-14.0 2 0.6 0.1- 2.4 220 69.2 62.4-75.2
Northeast Partnership I 307 65 23.2 17.3-30.5 12 5.0 2.7- 9.0 0 0.0 . - . 230 71.8 64.5-78.1
Franklin/Nash/Wilson 274 52 19.3 14.0-26.1 9 4.9 2.5- 9.6 0 0.0 . - . 213 75.8 68.6-81.7
Duplin/Greene/Harn./Jones/Lenoir/Samp./Wayne 333 87 29.0 22.5-36.3 10 3.8 2.0- 7.1 3 0.9 0.2- 4.1 233 66.4 59.1-73.0
Bladen/Brunswick/Columbus/Pender 268 67 25.9 20.1-32.7 6 3.3 1.4- 7.8 7 5.0 2.3-10.5 188 65.8 58.6-72.3
Caswell/Granville/Person/Vance 318 76 23.6 18.3-29.9 12 6.6 3.4-12.4 5 1.8 0.6- 5.0 225 68.0 61.1-74.2
Chatham/Lee/Moore 328 60 19.1 14.3-25.1 4 2.1 0.7- 5.8 1 0.6 0.1- 4.4 263 78.1 71.9-83.3
Anson/Hoke/Montgo./Richmond/Scotland/Stanly 403 89 23.1 18.5-28.4 12 6.7 3.4-12.5 2 0.6 0.1- 2.8 300 69.7 63.5-75.2
Davie/Rockingham/Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 298 70 28.7 22.8-35.6 5 2.2 0.8- 5.4 6 3.0 1.3- 6.9 217 66.1 59.3-72.4
Alleghany/Ashe/Avery/Watauga/Wilkes 266 64 28.1 21.6-35.7 8 5.7 2.2-13.8 2 0.9 0.2- 3.6 192 65.3 57.3-72.5
Alexander/Burke/Caldwell/Cleve./Lincoln 323 67 21.8 16.9-27.7 11 4.1 1.9- 8.7 0 0.0 . - . 245 74.1 67.8-79.5
Mountain AHEC (Excludes Buncombe) 492 102 22.6 18.2-27.7 12 3.6 1.7- 7.4 6 1.3 0.5- 3.4 372 72.6 67.1-77.4
NORTHEASTERN PARTNERSHIP**
Yes 710 163 26.3 22.2-30.9 30 6.8 4.3-10.5 3 0.6 0.2- 1.9 514 66.4 61.5-70.9
No 10,148 1,981 20.7 19.6-21.8 270 3.9 3.3- 4.5 68 1.3 0.9- 1.8 7,829 74.1 72.9-75.3
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 3,453 765 23.7 21.9-25.7 111 4.8 3.8- 6.1 24 1.2 0.7- 2.0 2,553 70.2 68.0-72.2
Piedmont 6,148 1,116 18.8 17.5-20.1 157 3.7 3.0- 4.6 36 1.3 0.8- 2.2 4,839 76.2 74.6-77.6
Western NC 1,257 263 23.9 20.9-27.1 32 3.5 2.2- 5.5 11 1.2 0.6- 2.4 951 71.4 68.0-74.6
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS(AHEC)****
Mountain AHEC 762 149 22.2 18.5-26.3 14 2.7 1.4- 5.4 8 1.5 0.6- 3.3 591 73.6 69.2-77.6
Northwest 2,065 433 22.8 20.6-25.3 63 4.1 3.0- 5.5 15 1.1 0.6- 2.0 1,554 72.0 69.3-74.4
Charlotte 1,664 275 16.8 14.7-19.1 45 4.1 2.8- 6.1 8 1.7 0.7- 4.0 1,336 77.4 74.5-80.1
Greensboro 1,392 263 21.2 18.3-24.5 34 3.8 2.4- 5.9 8 1.2 0.5- 3.2 1,087 73.8 70.3-77.0
Southern Regional 1,096 264 26.8 23.0-31.0 32 3.9 2.4- 6.2 11 1.8 0.9- 3.6 789 67.5 63.1-71.5
Coastal 540 106 20.7 16.8-25.1 17 5.8 3.5- 9.5 6 1.6 0.7- 3.9 411 71.9 67.0-76.4
Wake 1,556 264 16.9 14.6-19.6 35 3.5 2.2- 5.6 8 1.0 0.3- 3.9 1,249 78.5 75.4-81.4
Area L 424 91 21.1 16.5-26.6 21 7.0 4.4-11.1 0 0.0 . - . 312 71.9 65.9-77.1
Eastern 1,359 299 24.1 21.3-27.1 39 4.4 2.9- 6.5 7 1.0 0.4- 2.7 1,014 70.6 67.3-73.7

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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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