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2005 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

Tobacco Use"

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 17,189 8,134 46.2 45.2-47.3 9,055 53.8 52.7-54.8
COUNTY/REGIONS***
Alamance 462 208 41.9 36.3-47.8 254 58.1 52.2-63.7
Buncombe 451 238 51.0 44.9-57.1 213 49.0 42.9-55.1
Cabarrus 419 186 42.1 36.2-48.4 233 57.9 51.6-63.8
Catawba 447 190 37.8 32.5-43.4 257 62.2 56.6-67.5
Cumberland 454 208 44.9 39.2-50.7 246 55.1 49.3-60.8
Davidson 457 220 47.0 41.1-53.0 237 53.0 47.0-58.9
Durham 466 181 37.0 31.4-42.9 285 63.0 57.1-68.6
Forsyth 454 204 41.9 36.3-47.7 250 58.1 52.3-63.7
Gaston 445 246 60.5 54.7-66.0 199 39.5 34.0-45.3
Guilford 471 208 42.0 36.5-47.8 263 58.0 52.2-63.5
Iredell 403 202 48.2 42.3-54.2 201 51.8 45.8-57.7
Johnston 387 185 45.0 38.5-51.7 202 55.0 48.3-61.5
Mecklenburg 880 374 41.1 37.1-45.3 506 58.9 54.7-62.9
New Hanover 447 222 45.6 40.0-51.2 225 54.4 48.8-60.0
Onslow 397 199 49.8 43.2-56.3 198 50.2 43.7-56.8
Orange 419 170 35.3 29.6-41.5 249 64.7 58.5-70.4
Pitt 441 182 38.9 33.3-44.7 259 61.1 55.3-66.7
Randolph 454 206 46.0 40.6-51.5 248 54.0 48.5-59.4
Robeson 448 213 46.8 40.9-52.8 235 53.2 47.2-59.1
Rowan 473 225 49.2 43.3-55.0 248 50.8 45.0-56.7
Union 379 181 47.5 41.6-53.5 198 52.5 46.5-58.4
Wake 857 367 39.5 35.4-43.7 490 60.5 56.3-64.6
Carteret/Currituck/Craven/Dare/Hyde/Pamlico 472 277 57.1 51.2-62.9 195 42.9 37.1-48.8
Northeast Partnership II 510 256 50.9 45.5-56.2 254 49.1 43.8-54.5
Northeast Partnership I 517 256 50.5 44.9-56.1 261 49.5 43.9-55.1
Franklin/Nash/Wilson 424 193 48.1 41.8-54.3 231 51.9 45.7-58.2
Duplin/Greene/Harn./Jones/Lenoir/Samp./Wayne 527 245 46.0 40.4-51.8 282 54.0 48.2-59.6
Bladen/Brunswick/Columbus/Pender 428 236 56.0 50.3-61.5 192 44.0 38.5-49.7
Caswell/Granville/Person/Vance 479 224 44.1 38.7-49.7 255 55.9 50.3-61.3
Chatham/Lee/Moore 523 252 46.4 41.1-51.8 271 53.6 48.2-58.9
Anson/Hoke/Montgo./Richmond/Scotland/Stanly 651 310 49.6 44.2-55.0 341 50.4 45.0-55.8
Davie/Rockingham/Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 467 245 52.8 47.2-58.4 222 47.2 41.6-52.8
Alleghany/Ashe/Avery/Watauga/Wilkes 407 187 46.0 39.9-52.2 220 54.0 47.8-60.1
Alexander/Burke/Caldwell/Cleve./Lincoln 507 229 45.3 39.8-50.9 278 54.7 49.1-60.2
Mountain AHEC (Excludes Buncombe) 766 409 52.9 48.0-57.7 357 47.1 42.3-52.0
NORTHEASTERN PARTNERSHIP**
Yes 1,186 616 54.9 51.2-58.6 570 45.1 41.4-48.8
No 16,003 7,518 45.7 44.6-46.8 8,485 54.3 53.2-55.4
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 5,550 2,718 48.7 47.0-50.5 2,832 51.3 49.5-53.0
Piedmont 9,641 4,410 44.0 42.6-45.3 5,231 56.0 54.7-57.4
Western NC 1,998 1,006 49.7 46.7-52.6 992 50.3 47.4-53.3
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS(AHEC)****
Mountain AHEC 1,217 647 52.3 48.4-56.1 570 47.7 43.9-51.6
Northwest 3,269 1,530 45.2 43.0-47.5 1,739 54.8 52.5-57.0
Charlotte 2,537 1,178 45.9 43.3-48.6 1,359 54.1 51.4-56.7
Greensboro 2,217 1,008 44.4 41.5-47.3 1,209 55.6 52.7-58.5
Southern Regional 1,791 868 48.3 44.9-51.8 923 51.7 48.2-55.1
Coastal 873 448 49.4 45.3-53.4 425 50.6 46.6-54.7
Wake 2,419 1,045 40.5 37.8-43.2 1,374 59.5 56.8-62.2
Area L 701 332 49.2 44.2-54.2 369 50.8 45.8-55.8
Eastern 2,165 1,078 49.6 46.8-52.4 1,087 50.4 47.6-53.2

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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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