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2005 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

Tobacco Use"

Do you now smoke cigarettes everyday, some days, or not at all?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Everyday Some days Not at all
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 8,128 2,744 37.0 35.5-38.4 798 12.0 10.9-13.2 4,586 51.0 49.5-52.5
COUNTY/REGIONS***
Alamance 208 83 46.9 38.6-55.4 15 6.8 4.0-11.5 110 46.3 38.2-54.5
Buncombe 238 71 33.8 26.3-42.2 21 13.0 6.8-23.3 146 53.2 44.6-61.7
Cabarrus 186 71 38.7 30.0-48.2 12 8.5 3.8-18.0 103 52.7 43.3-62.0
Catawba 189 62 33.2 25.6-41.7 18 12.6 7.3-20.9 109 54.2 45.4-62.8
Cumberland 207 77 42.7 34.1-51.8 28 15.0 9.7-22.4 102 42.3 34.2-50.9
Davidson 220 90 43.4 35.4-51.9 18 6.9 4.1-11.5 112 49.6 41.3-57.9
Durham 181 43 25.1 17.2-34.9 27 19.1 11.9-29.2 111 55.8 45.7-65.4
Forsyth 204 63 30.0 22.8-38.4 20 14.2 7.8-24.4 121 55.8 46.8-64.4
Gaston 246 97 49.1 40.2-58.1 16 6.1 3.5-10.5 133 44.8 36.5-53.5
Guilford 208 65 29.4 22.3-37.8 20 14.6 8.9-22.9 123 56.0 47.3-64.3
Iredell 202 75 40.9 32.9-49.3 29 17.1 11.4-24.8 98 42.1 34.3-50.3
Johnston 185 63 34.4 26.1-43.8 16 12.3 5.8-23.9 106 53.3 43.6-62.8
Mecklenburg 374 87 26.3 20.8-32.8 34 12.5 8.1-18.9 253 61.1 54.2-67.6
New Hanover 222 61 28.9 22.3-36.4 20 9.2 5.5-14.9 141 62.0 54.2-69.1
Onslow 199 74 41.5 32.2-51.4 20 16.0 7.9-29.8 105 42.5 33.6-51.9
Orange 169 34 20.9 14.4-29.3 19 15.4 9.3-24.4 116 63.7 53.7-72.6
Pitt 181 49 28.5 21.3-37.0 27 18.8 12.2-27.9 105 52.7 43.8-61.3
Randolph 206 78 42.1 34.3-50.4 15 9.3 5.0-16.6 113 48.6 40.6-56.6
Robeson 213 87 44.1 36.2-52.4 23 13.1 8.2-20.4 103 42.7 34.9-50.9
Rowan 225 90 42.0 33.8-50.6 17 11.0 5.3-21.7 118 47.0 38.7-55.4
Union 181 51 36.7 28.5-45.9 19 13.0 7.6-21.4 111 50.2 41.7-58.8
Wake 366 107 32.6 26.6-39.2 39 12.5 7.8-19.6 220 54.9 48.1-61.5
Carteret/Currituck/Craven/Dare/Hyde/Pamlico 277 94 39.2 31.9-47.1 30 13.3 8.4-20.6 153 47.4 40.1-54.9
Northeast Partnership II 256 96 40.5 33.4-48.1 17 10.2 6.0-16.9 143 49.3 41.8-56.8
Northeast Partnership I 256 83 35.2 27.3-44.0 39 18.3 13.0-25.2 134 46.4 38.7-54.3
Franklin/Nash/Wilson 192 53 30.3 22.5-39.5 18 14.3 8.1-24.0 121 55.4 45.9-64.5
Duplin/Greene/Harn./Jones/Lenoir/Samp./Wayne 245 81 38.5 29.9-47.9 33 13.2 8.7-19.5 131 48.3 39.9-56.8
Bladen/Brunswick/Columbus/Pender 236 84 41.3 33.7-49.3 20 9.1 5.5-14.9 132 49.6 42.0-57.2
Caswell/Granville/Person/Vance 224 84 42.1 34.4-50.2 26 11.3 7.4-16.9 114 46.6 39.0-54.3
Chatham/Lee/Moore 252 78 35.1 28.0-43.0 20 9.1 5.4-14.8 154 55.8 48.1-63.2
Anson/Hoke/Montgo./Richmond/Scotland/Stanly 310 117 42.7 35.0-50.8 30 16.2 9.1-27.3 163 41.1 34.0-48.6
Davie/Rockingham/Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 245 97 46.6 39.2-54.2 26 10.7 6.8-16.4 122 42.7 35.8-50.0
Alleghany/Ashe/Avery/Watauga/Wilkes 187 68 34.7 26.9-43.5 11 8.6 4.2-16.7 108 56.7 47.6-65.5
Alexander/Burke/Caldwell/Cleve./Lincoln 229 96 45.7 37.6-54.1 16 8.9 4.3-17.5 117 45.4 37.5-53.4
Mountain AHEC (Excludes Buncombe) 409 135 37.9 32.0-44.2 39 8.0 5.4-11.6 235 54.1 47.9-60.2
NORTHEASTERN PARTNERSHIP**
Yes 616 212 39.0 33.7-44.5 67 14.3 10.5-19.1 337 46.8 41.6-52.0
No 7,512 2,532 36.8 35.3-38.4 731 11.8 10.7-13.1 4,249 51.3 49.8-52.9
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 2,715 931 38.0 35.5-40.7 290 13.1 11.3-15.1 1,494 48.9 46.3-51.5
Piedmont 4,407 1,472 36.2 34.2-38.2 423 12.4 10.8-14.1 2,512 51.5 49.4-53.5
Western NC 1,006 341 37.5 33.6-41.5 85 8.9 6.7-11.8 580 53.6 49.6-57.6
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS(AHEC)****
Mountain AHEC 647 206 36.6 31.8-41.7 60 9.6 6.7-13.4 381 53.8 48.8-58.8
Northwest 1,529 575 39.8 36.6-43.0 135 10.3 8.2-12.9 819 49.9 46.6-53.1
Charlotte 1,178 366 35.1 31.2-39.1 104 12.0 9.0-15.8 708 52.9 48.8-57.0
Greensboro 1,007 341 36.2 32.2-40.5 98 13.5 10.4-17.2 568 50.3 46.0-54.6
Southern Regional 867 318 42.1 37.1-47.3 91 13.1 10.2-16.9 458 44.7 40.0-49.6
Coastal 448 143 35.9 30.4-41.7 40 9.2 6.3-13.1 265 55.0 49.2-60.6
Wake 1,044 327 33.4 29.5-37.6 114 13.2 10.0-17.3 603 53.4 49.1-57.6
Area L 331 119 36.2 29.5-43.5 43 15.6 10.6-22.4 169 48.2 41.0-55.4
Eastern 1,077 349 37.1 33.3-41.1 113 13.0 10.2-16.4 615 49.9 46.0-53.8

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*This question was asked only of respondents who reported ever smoking at least 100 or more cigarettes.

^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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