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2005 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

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Respond.^
<10 cigaretts/per day 10-20 cigarettes/per day 20 cigs.(one pack)/per day More than 20 cigarettes/per day
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 3,337 884 28.6 26.4-30.9 1,024 31.4 29.2-33.7 969 26.3 24.4-28.4 460 13.7 12.0-15.5
COUNTY/REGIONS***
Alamance 92 23 27.3 17.9-39.3 29 30.0 19.8-42.7 20 21.5 13.4-32.8 20 21.2 12.7-33.1
Buncombe 87 28 37.5 25.8-50.8 29 31.5 21.4-43.7 22 23.5 14.3-36.0 8 7.6 3.6-15.5
Cabarrus 77 19 25.9 15.0-40.9 28 34.3 22.7-48.1 23 27.8 15.8-44.0 7 12.0 4.0-30.8
Catawba 77 18 25.9 15.3-40.4 24 34.8 23.1-48.6 19 20.7 12.5-32.4 16 18.5 10.9-29.8
Cumberland 100 29 31.1 21.1-43.2 31 27.8 19.1-38.5 26 23.9 15.5-35.0 14 17.2 10.0-28.0
Davidson 101 25 29.9 19.1-43.4 28 27.5 18.2-39.3 42 37.0 26.7-48.7 6 5.6 2.4-12.6
Durham 66 21 32.7 19.0-50.0 25 39.0 24.2-56.2 9 11.1 4.7-23.7 11 17.3 8.3-32.4
Forsyth 80 18 29.0 16.0-46.8 34 40.3 27.0-55.2 19 22.9 13.5-36.2 9 7.7 3.7-15.4
Gaston 109 31 22.2 13.8-33.6 31 40.1 25.7-56.5 36 29.9 20.0-42.1 11 7.8 4.0-14.8
Guilford 80 25 31.5 20.2-45.5 24 34.6 22.5-49.2 20 25.0 14.3-39.9 11 8.9 4.3-17.5
Iredell 93 28 31.9 21.5-44.4 21 17.5 10.9-26.8 31 36.2 25.4-48.6 13 14.5 7.8-25.2
Johnston 76 18 29.8 15.9-48.7 23 23.7 14.6-36.1 22 23.4 13.4-37.7 13 23.1 12.8-38.2
Mecklenburg 113 39 38.3 26.8-51.4 36 32.7 21.4-46.4 24 18.3 11.4-28.0 14 10.7 5.8-19.0
New Hanover 73 18 21.0 12.5-33.1 17 25.7 15.6-39.4 24 35.7 23.7-49.8 14 17.6 10.1-28.8
Onslow 89 27 37.7 22.6-55.7 30 35.1 22.8-49.7 24 21.2 12.6-33.5 8 6.0 2.7-12.7
Orange 49 15 39.7 24.6-57.0 10 19.6 9.8-35.5 14 24.2 13.6-39.3 10 16.6 8.4-30.2
Pitt 73 25 41.8 28.6-56.4 20 23.7 14.4-36.4 18 22.1 13.5-34.1 10 12.4 6.3-23.0
Randolph 89 18 22.8 13.3-36.2 21 24.9 15.6-37.4 38 37.5 26.9-49.4 12 14.8 7.6-26.8
Robeson 105 30 31.0 21.2-43.0 38 35.1 25.0-46.7 24 22.8 14.8-33.5 13 11.1 5.8-20.1
Rowan 101 14 20.6 9.6-38.7 35 34.3 22.6-48.3 38 32.6 22.3-45.0 14 12.5 6.7-22.1
Union 68 17 23.4 13.3-37.9 26 45.4 31.8-59.7 20 24.9 15.5-37.5 5 6.3 2.6-14.5
Wake 140 48 34.7 24.1-47.0 47 35.6 25.5-47.2 26 18.1 11.8-26.8 19 11.6 6.8-19.1
Carteret/Currituck/Craven/Dare/Hyde/Pamlico 117 34 28.4 18.6-40.7 30 27.4 18.6-38.3 41 35.7 24.9-48.2 12 8.6 4.2-16.5
Northeast Partnership II 103 25 30.6 20.5-43.1 32 27.2 18.8-37.6 35 30.8 21.7-41.8 11 11.3 6.1-20.0
Northeast Partnership I 113 32 21.9 14.5-31.6 35 31.1 21.1-43.3 26 19.2 12.3-28.8 20 27.8 15.6-44.5
Franklin/Nash/Wilson 66 15 32.4 18.8-49.7 18 21.1 12.1-34.1 25 38.5 25.0-54.2 8 8.0 3.4-17.4
Duplin/Greene/Harn./Jones/Lenoir/Samp./Wayne 107 31 28.6 18.7-41.2 35 32.9 22.3-45.6 25 16.4 9.9-25.9 16 22.1 9.7-42.9
Bladen/Brunswick/Columbus/Pender 97 19 19.3 11.6-30.5 26 20.7 13.3-30.9 39 43.3 31.5-55.9 13 16.6 9.0-28.8
Caswell/Granville/Person/Vance 105 32 32.5 21.9-45.2 26 24.9 16.2-36.3 30 24.6 16.7-34.8 17 18.0 11.0-28.0
Chatham/Lee/Moore 94 21 25.4 16.0-37.8 28 27.4 18.2-39.0 27 30.8 19.8-44.5 18 16.5 9.4-27.2
Anson/Hoke/Montgo./Richmond/Scotland/Stanly 135 37 31.3 21.5-43.2 39 25.2 17.5-34.8 41 27.7 19.1-38.4 18 15.8 8.4-27.6
Davie/Rockingham/Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 119 30 20.2 13.3-29.5 41 36.5 26.6-47.6 30 23.7 15.7-34.2 18 19.6 11.8-30.7
Alleghany/Ashe/Avery/Watauga/Wilkes 78 14 22.1 12.0-37.0 25 32.2 20.9-46.0 32 37.7 26.0-51.1 7 8.0 3.5-17.3
Alexander/Burke/Caldwell/Cleve./Lincoln 105 25 23.6 13.7-37.6 36 39.3 27.7-52.3 31 24.6 16.0-35.8 13 12.6 5.9-24.9
Mountain AHEC (Excludes Buncombe) 160 35 23.8 16.2-33.6 46 30.6 22.3-40.5 48 29.5 21.2-39.3 31 16.1 10.2-24.4
NORTHEASTERN PARTNERSHIP**
Yes 259 73 29.7 22.3-38.2 72 23.8 18.1-30.5 80 30.9 23.5-39.4 34 15.7 10.1-23.5
No 3,078 811 28.5 26.2-30.9 952 32.0 29.7-34.4 889 26.0 24.0-28.1 426 13.5 11.8-15.4
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 1,143 310 29.1 25.5-33.1 341 28.3 25.0-31.8 339 27.4 24.1-31.0 153 15.2 11.8-19.3
Piedmont 1,794 477 29.0 25.9-32.3 553 32.2 29.1-35.5 510 25.4 22.8-28.2 254 13.4 11.4-15.6
Western NC 400 97 25.9 20.7-31.9 130 35.0 29.3-41.2 120 27.4 22.3-33.2 53 11.7 8.4-16.1
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS(AHEC)****
Mountain AHEC 247 63 28.0 21.3-35.8 75 30.9 24.1-38.6 70 27.6 21.1-35.4 39 13.5 9.1-19.6
Northwest 669 147 23.6 19.3-28.5 217 34.7 30.0-39.8 221 29.4 25.3-33.9 84 12.2 9.4-15.8
Charlotte 447 130 30.5 24.4-37.3 147 34.7 28.3-41.7 121 22.9 18.3-28.3 49 11.9 8.1-17.2
Greensboro 418 111 29.3 23.6-35.7 115 31.2 25.2-37.9 121 25.9 20.5-32.2 71 13.6 10.0-18.4
Southern Regional 387 105 28.6 22.6-35.5 124 29.3 23.5-35.9 108 24.2 19.1-30.2 50 17.9 10.7-28.3
Coastal 167 37 20.9 14.3-29.5 44 26.6 19.2-35.5 59 37.9 28.9-47.8 27 14.7 9.6-21.8
Wake 418 127 32.6 25.9-40.1 128 30.8 24.6-37.7 97 21.5 16.8-27.2 66 15.1 11.3-19.8
Area L 152 43 32.7 22.9-44.3 49 29.2 21.0-39.0 41 24.3 16.8-33.8 19 13.8 6.9-25.7
Eastern 432 121 30.1 24.3-36.6 125 28.4 23.3-34.0 131 29.2 23.8-35.4 55 12.3 9.0-16.5

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*Asked only of respondents who reported 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: 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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