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2005 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

Tobacco Use"

During the past 12 months, have you stopped smoking for one day or longer because you were trying to quit smoking?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 3,538 1,910 54.9 52.5-57.2 1,628 45.1 42.8-47.5
COUNTY/REGIONS***
Alamance 98 50 52.9 40.6-65.0 48 47.1 35.0-59.4
Buncombe 92 51 58.2 44.7-70.6 41 41.8 29.4-55.3
Cabarrus 83 43 56.7 42.7-69.6 40 43.3 30.4-57.3
Catawba 80 41 54.6 41.6-67.1 39 45.4 32.9-58.4
Cumberland 104 57 54.6 42.2-66.4 47 45.4 33.6-57.8
Davidson 108 43 41.8 30.9-53.6 65 58.2 46.4-69.1
Durham 70 46 70.2 54.3-82.3 24 29.8 17.7-45.7
Forsyth 83 48 59.7 44.9-72.8 35 40.3 27.2-55.1
Gaston 113 55 51.0 37.2-64.6 58 49.0 35.4-62.8
Guilford 85 47 57.7 43.6-70.7 38 42.3 29.3-56.4
Iredell 104 55 57.4 46.2-68.0 49 42.6 32.0-53.8
Johnston 79 39 49.9 35.1-64.7 40 50.1 35.3-64.9
Mecklenburg 120 65 57.5 45.7-68.5 55 42.5 31.5-54.3
New Hanover 81 45 50.9 38.2-63.5 36 49.1 36.5-61.8
Onslow 93 53 57.5 42.8-71.1 40 42.5 28.9-57.2
Orange 52 22 48.9 33.6-64.3 30 51.1 35.7-66.4
Pitt 76 40 52.4 38.9-65.5 36 47.6 34.5-61.1
Randolph 93 50 54.8 42.7-66.3 43 45.2 33.7-57.3
Robeson 110 61 51.9 40.7-62.9 49 48.1 37.1-59.3
Rowan 107 63 65.9 54.0-76.0 44 34.1 24.0-46.0
Union 70 40 61.0 47.5-72.9 30 39.0 27.1-52.5
Wake 146 80 50.4 39.3-61.4 66 49.6 38.6-60.7
Carteret/Currituck/Craven/Dare/Hyde/Pamlico 124 73 60.0 48.0-71.0 51 40.0 29.0-52.0
Northeast Partnership II 113 57 52.6 41.9-63.1 56 47.4 36.9-58.1
Northeast Partnership I 122 75 66.9 55.7-76.5 47 33.1 23.5-44.3
Franklin/Nash/Wilson 71 40 52.6 37.7-67.1 31 47.4 32.9-62.3
Duplin/Greene/Harn./Jones/Lenoir/Samp./Wayne 114 57 46.8 34.0-60.1 57 53.2 39.9-66.0
Bladen/Brunswick/Columbus/Pender 104 55 54.1 42.4-65.5 49 45.9 34.5-57.6
Caswell/Granville/Person/Vance 110 64 57.8 46.4-68.4 46 42.2 31.6-53.6
Chatham/Lee/Moore 98 54 48.6 36.6-60.8 44 51.4 39.2-63.4
Anson/Hoke/Montgo./Richmond/Scotland/Stanly 147 89 62.6 50.9-73.0 58 37.4 27.0-49.1
Davie/Rockingham/Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 123 64 54.0 43.1-64.5 59 46.0 35.5-56.9
Alleghany/Ashe/Avery/Watauga/Wilkes 79 36 49.6 36.4-62.9 43 50.4 37.1-63.6
Alexander/Burke/Caldwell/Cleve./Lincoln 112 59 52.0 39.6-64.2 53 48.0 35.8-60.4
Mountain AHEC (Excludes Buncombe) 174 93 53.9 44.3-63.2 81 46.1 36.8-55.7
NORTHEASTERN PARTNERSHIP**
Yes 279 157 59.2 51.1-66.8 122 40.8 33.2-48.9
No 3,259 1,753 54.5 52.1-57.0 1,506 45.5 43.0-47.9
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 1,219 666 54.3 50.2-58.3 553 45.7 41.7-49.8
Piedmont 1,893 1,017 54.8 51.6-58.1 876 45.2 41.9-48.4
Western NC 426 227 56.1 50.0-62.0 199 43.9 38.0-50.0
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS(AHEC)****
Mountain AHEC 266 144 55.3 47.4-62.9 122 44.7 37.1-52.6
Northwest 710 363 55.7 50.9-60.4 347 44.3 39.6-49.1
Charlotte 469 250 54.8 48.0-61.3 219 45.2 38.7-52.0
Greensboro 438 235 55.6 49.0-62.0 203 44.4 38.0-51.0
Southern Regional 408 227 51.4 43.8-59.0 181 48.6 41.0-56.2
Coastal 183 99 54.3 45.3-63.0 84 45.7 37.0-54.7
Wake 441 249 53.7 46.7-60.6 192 46.3 39.4-53.3
Area L 162 98 63.1 52.6-72.4 64 36.9 27.6-47.4
Eastern 461 245 54.4 48.3-60.4 216 45.6 39.6-51.7

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* This question was asked only of respondents who reported smoking 100 or more cigarettes in her/his entire life and currently 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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