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2005 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

Derived Variables and Risk Factors"

Smoking Status*

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  Total
Respond.^
Smoke everyday Smoke some days Former smoker Never smoked
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 17,183 2,744 17.1 16.3-17.9 798 5.5 5.0- 6.1 4,586 23.6 22.8-24.4 9,055 53.8 52.8-54.8
COUNTY/REGIONS***
Alamance 462 83 19.7 15.3-24.9 15 2.9 1.7- 4.9 110 19.4 15.7-23.8 254 58.1 52.2-63.7
Buncombe 451 71 17.2 13.2-22.2 21 6.6 3.4-12.5 146 27.1 22.4-32.5 213 49.0 42.9-55.1
Cabarrus 419 71 16.3 12.3-21.4 12 3.6 1.6- 8.0 103 22.2 17.7-27.5 233 57.9 51.6-63.8
Catawba 446 62 12.4 9.4-16.3 18 4.7 2.7- 8.2 109 20.3 16.3-25.1 257 62.5 56.9-67.8
Cumberland 453 77 19.1 14.6-24.6 28 6.7 4.3-10.3 102 19.0 15.1-23.5 246 55.2 49.3-60.9
Davidson 457 90 20.4 16.1-25.6 18 3.3 1.9- 5.5 112 23.3 18.8-28.6 237 53.0 47.0-58.9
Durham 466 43 9.3 6.2-13.6 27 7.1 4.3-11.5 111 20.6 16.5-25.5 285 63.0 57.1-68.6
Forsyth 454 63 12.6 9.3-16.7 20 6.0 3.2-10.9 121 23.4 19.2-28.1 250 58.1 52.3-63.7
Gaston 445 97 29.7 23.3-37.0 16 3.7 2.1- 6.4 133 27.1 22.4-32.4 199 39.5 34.0-45.3
Guilford 471 65 12.4 9.1-16.6 20 6.1 3.7-10.1 123 23.5 19.3-28.4 263 58.0 52.2-63.5
Iredell 403 75 19.7 15.4-24.9 29 8.2 5.4-12.4 98 20.3 16.2-25.1 201 51.8 45.8-57.7
Johnston 387 63 15.5 11.5-20.5 16 5.5 2.6-11.5 106 24.0 19.1-29.7 202 55.0 48.3-61.5
Mecklenburg 880 87 10.8 8.3-14.0 34 5.2 3.3- 8.1 253 25.1 21.9-28.6 506 58.9 54.7-62.9
New Hanover 447 61 13.2 9.9-17.3 20 4.2 2.5- 7.0 141 28.2 23.7-33.2 225 54.4 48.8-60.0
Onslow 397 74 20.7 15.8-26.6 20 8.0 3.8-16.0 105 21.2 17.0-26.1 198 50.2 43.7-56.8
Orange 418 34 7.4 5.0-10.7 19 5.4 3.2- 9.0 116 22.5 17.6-28.2 249 64.7 58.5-70.4
Pitt 440 49 11.0 8.0-14.9 27 7.3 4.6-11.4 105 20.3 16.3-25.0 259 61.4 55.6-67.0
Randolph 454 78 19.4 15.3-24.2 15 4.3 2.3- 7.9 113 22.3 18.3-27.0 248 54.0 48.5-59.4
Robeson 448 87 20.7 16.3-25.8 23 6.2 3.8- 9.9 103 20.0 15.9-24.8 235 53.2 47.2-59.1
Rowan 473 90 20.6 16.2-25.8 17 5.4 2.5-11.3 118 23.1 18.9-27.9 248 50.8 45.0-56.7
Union 379 51 17.5 13.1-22.9 19 6.2 3.6-10.6 111 23.9 19.6-28.8 198 52.5 46.5-58.4
Wake 856 107 12.8 10.2-16.0 39 4.9 3.0- 8.0 220 21.6 18.7-24.9 490 60.6 56.4-64.6
Carteret/Currituck/Craven/Dare/Hyde/Pamlico 472 94 22.4 17.7-27.9 30 7.6 4.7-12.1 153 27.1 22.6-32.1 195 42.9 37.1-48.8
Northeast Partnership II 510 96 20.6 16.6-25.3 17 5.2 3.0- 8.8 143 25.1 20.7-29.9 254 49.1 43.8-54.5
Northeast Partnership I 517 83 17.8 13.3-23.4 39 9.3 6.5-13.0 134 23.5 19.5-28.0 261 49.5 43.9-55.1
Franklin/Nash/Wilson 423 53 14.5 10.6-19.7 18 6.9 3.8-12.0 121 26.5 21.5-32.3 231 52.1 45.8-58.3
Duplin/Greene/Harn./Jones/Lenoir/Samp./Wayne 527 81 17.7 13.1-23.5 33 6.1 4.0- 9.2 131 22.2 18.3-26.8 282 54.0 48.2-59.6
Bladen/Brunswick/Columbus/Pender 428 84 23.1 18.3-28.8 20 5.1 3.0- 8.5 132 27.8 23.3-32.8 192 44.0 38.5-49.7
Caswell/Granville/Person/Vance 479 84 18.6 14.5-23.4 26 5.0 3.2- 7.6 114 20.6 16.8-24.9 255 55.9 50.3-61.3
Chatham/Lee/Moore 523 78 16.3 12.6-20.9 20 4.2 2.5- 7.0 154 25.9 21.8-30.5 271 53.6 48.2-58.9
Anson/Hoke/Montgo./Richmond/Scotland/Stanly 651 117 21.2 17.1-25.9 30 8.1 4.4-14.4 163 20.4 17.0-24.2 341 50.4 45.0-55.8
Davie/Rockingham/Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 467 97 24.6 20.0-30.0 26 5.6 3.6- 8.8 122 22.6 18.6-27.0 222 47.2 41.6-52.8
Alleghany/Ashe/Avery/Watauga/Wilkes 407 68 16.0 12.2-20.6 11 3.9 1.9- 8.0 108 26.1 20.9-32.0 220 54.0 47.8-60.1
Alexander/Burke/Caldwell/Cleve./Lincoln 507 96 20.7 16.4-25.8 16 4.0 1.9- 8.3 117 20.5 16.8-24.8 278 54.7 49.1-60.2
Mountain AHEC (Excludes Buncombe) 766 135 20.0 16.5-24.2 39 4.2 2.9- 6.2 235 28.6 24.7-32.9 357 47.1 42.3-52.0
NORTHEASTERN PARTNERSHIP**
Yes 1,186 212 21.4 18.2-25.0 67 7.8 5.7-10.7 337 25.7 22.7-28.9 570 45.1 41.4-48.8
No 15,997 2,532 16.8 16.0-17.7 731 5.4 4.9- 6.0 4,249 23.5 22.6-24.3 8,485 54.3 53.3-55.4
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 5,547 931 18.5 17.1-20.1 290 6.4 5.5- 7.4 1,494 23.8 22.4-25.3 2,832 51.3 49.5-53.1
Piedmont 9,638 1,472 15.9 14.9-17.0 423 5.4 4.7- 6.3 2,512 22.6 21.6-23.7 5,231 56.0 54.7-57.4
Western NC 1,998 341 18.6 16.4-21.0 85 4.4 3.3- 5.9 580 26.6 24.3-29.1 992 50.3 47.4-53.3
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS(AHEC)****
Mountain AHEC 1,217 206 19.1 16.3-22.3 60 5.0 3.5- 7.1 381 28.1 25.0-31.5 570 47.7 43.9-51.6
Northwest 3,268 575 18.0 16.3-19.8 135 4.7 3.7- 5.9 819 22.5 20.8-24.4 1,739 54.8 52.6-57.1
Charlotte 2,537 366 16.1 14.1-18.3 104 5.5 4.1- 7.4 708 24.3 22.3-26.4 1,359 54.1 51.4-56.7
Greensboro 2,216 341 16.1 14.1-18.4 98 6.0 4.6- 7.8 568 22.3 20.1-24.7 1,209 55.6 52.7-58.5
Southern Regional 1,790 318 20.3 17.4-23.7 91 6.4 4.9- 8.2 458 21.6 19.2-24.2 923 51.7 48.3-55.1
Coastal 873 143 17.7 14.7-21.2 40 4.5 3.1- 6.5 265 27.1 23.9-30.7 425 50.6 46.6-54.7
Wake 2,418 327 13.5 11.7-15.5 114 5.3 4.0- 7.1 603 21.6 19.6-23.7 1,374 59.6 56.8-62.2
Area L 700 119 17.8 14.2-22.1 43 7.7 5.1-11.3 169 23.6 19.8-28.0 369 50.9 45.9-55.9
Eastern 2,164 349 18.4 16.3-20.8 113 6.4 5.0- 8.2 615 24.7 22.6-27.0 1,087 50.4 47.7-53.2

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*Data in this table were derived from the tobacco use questions 1 and 2.
Overall smoking prevalence estimates can be obtained by adding 'Smoke everyday' and 'Smoke somedays' rates.

^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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