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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

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  Total
Respond.^
Less than 6 mos. 6 mos. to 1 year Past year Past 5 years Past 10 years
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 4,159 202 7.1 5.9- 8.6 117 3.7 2.8- 4.9 575 17.0 15.3-18.8 446 12.5 11.0-14.1 2,819 59.7 57.5-61.8
COUNTY/REGIONS
Alamance 96 3 4.2 1.1-15.2 1 1.3 0.2- 8.5 11 21.3 10.8-37.6 14 12.8 7.1-22.0 67 60.4 46.7-72.7
Buncombe 106 5 9.5 3.9-21.4 2 1.6 0.4- 6.4 17 22.2 13.6-34.0 9 9.8 4.8-19.1 73 56.9 45.2-67.8
Cabarrus 91 6 10.5 4.4-22.9 4 3.8 1.3-10.8 13 15.0 8.3-25.6 6 5.0 2.1-11.4 62 65.6 53.5-76.0
Catawba 95 5 10.3 2.7-32.5 0 0.0 . - . 11 12.9 6.5-23.9 8 6.7 3.0-14.2 71 70.1 54.9-81.9
Cumberland 104 5 7.3 2.9-17.5 4 4.2 1.5-11.1 22 23.8 15.2-35.3 11 9.1 4.4-17.9 62 55.6 44.1-66.5
Davidson 130 14 8.7 4.7-15.6 4 4.3 1.3-13.4 21 24.9 13.8-40.8 9 8.1 4.0-15.8 82 53.9 41.5-65.9
Durham 109 8 10.7 4.9-21.8 4 10.8 2.7-34.9 11 11.0 5.3-21.5 13 17.9 9.5-31.3 73 49.5 36.7-62.4
Forsyth 105 4 7.0 2.1-20.9 5 7.8 2.8-20.1 10 11.9 5.9-22.5 7 7.9 3.4-17.1 79 65.5 52.8-76.3
Gaston 108 5 7.5 2.7-19.3 2 2.0 0.5- 7.8 13 14.2 7.7-24.6 12 12.6 6.6-22.7 76 63.7 51.9-74.0
Guilford 118 4 4.8 1.6-13.4 4 3.2 1.0- 9.4 18 19.7 12.2-30.2 10 7.6 4.1-14.0 82 64.6 53.9-74.1
Iredell 124 5 3.8 1.4- 9.4 3 5.8 1.6-18.5 18 14.9 9.0-23.7 15 11.5 6.6-19.3 83 64.0 53.4-73.4
Johnston 118 3 1.6 0.4- 5.6 6 6.5 2.5-16.3 22 18.9 12.0-28.4 13 11.7 6.5-20.2 74 61.3 50.0-71.6
Mecklenburg 226 9 5.5 2.5-11.7 7 4.5 2.0- 9.8 32 19.0 12.5-27.7 25 12.6 8.2-19.1 153 58.3 49.9-66.3
New Hanover 137 5 5.0 1.8-13.0 5 2.0 0.8- 4.9 13 11.5 6.4-19.8 12 13.0 6.6-24.1 102 68.5 57.7-77.6
Onslow 99 9 19.6 9.2-37.1 2 0.9 0.2- 3.6 19 20.0 11.8-31.8 8 11.2 5.5-21.2 61 48.4 36.1-60.9
Orange 110 6 7.3 2.8-17.7 1 1.5 0.2- 9.9 15 17.2 9.7-28.6 10 8.2 3.8-16.8 78 65.9 54.1-76.0
Pitt 91 4 5.0 1.8-13.1 4 4.2 1.5-10.9 13 18.2 9.7-31.4 9 7.6 3.8-14.7 61 65.0 52.7-75.6
Randolph 110 4 4.1 1.4-11.2 3 1.5 0.4- 5.2 13 19.4 7.2-42.7 22 25.3 13.2-43.1 68 49.7 34.1-65.4
Robeson 97 6 11.9 3.4-34.3 4 5.6 2.0-14.6 14 16.7 8.9-29.0 13 12.1 6.6-20.9 60 53.8 40.2-66.8
Rowan 103 3 5.3 1.6-16.2 5 5.5 2.0-14.3 22 22.7 13.9-34.9 12 11.9 6.3-21.4 61 54.5 42.9-65.7
Union 93 7 7.3 3.0-16.9 0 0.0 . - . 7 8.1 3.7-16.8 7 18.3 7.0-40.2 72 66.3 49.6-79.7
Wake 167 9 6.8 3.2-13.9 1 2.8 0.4-16.9 20 15.3 9.6-23.4 15 13.5 7.8-22.2 122 61.7 52.0-70.5
Carteret/Currituck/Craven/Dare/Hyde/Pamlico 131 4 4.3 1.4-12.2 1 0.3 0.0- 2.1 19 14.9 9.1-23.3 12 11.4 6.2-20.2 95 69.2 59.0-77.8
Northeast Partnership II*** 139 7 11.8 4.1-29.7 4 3.8 1.2-11.2 22 15.6 8.5-27.1 8 4.3 1.8- 9.6 98 64.5 51.0-76.0
Northeast Partnership I*** 128 5 6.9 2.5-17.7 8 5.8 2.5-12.7 17 17.5 10.5-27.8 17 13.0 7.6-21.3 81 56.8 46.1-66.9
Franklin/Nash/Wilson 130 5 2.4 0.9- 6.0 1 1.1 0.2- 7.4 18 17.9 10.6-28.7 21 26.7 16.3-40.6 85 51.9 40.4-63.3
Duplin/Greene/Harn./Jones/Lenoir/Samp./Wayne 125 7 11.0 4.1-26.5 5 6.0 2.2-15.6 18 15.3 9.1-24.7 19 15.5 8.8-25.8 76 52.2 40.8-63.3
Bladen/Brunswick/Columbus/Pender 125 7 7.8 3.1-18.0 0 0.0 . - . 14 13.8 7.9-23.0 14 10.8 6.0-18.6 90 67.7 57.1-76.7
Caswell/Granville/Person/Vance 82 6 25.7 10.4-50.6 5 4.4 1.6-11.2 14 15.8 8.4-27.7 12 9.9 5.0-18.6 45 44.3 29.8-59.9
Chatham/Lee/Moore 127 6 5.1 2.1-11.5 5 4.9 1.8-12.5 9 8.0 3.6-16.9 13 17.8 9.7-30.4 94 64.2 52.7-74.3
Anson/Hoke/Montgo./Richmond/Scotland/Stanly 133 3 3.0 0.7-11.8 4 3.3 1.1- 9.2 17 13.8 8.3-22.1 13 8.6 4.5-16.1 96 71.3 61.3-79.6
Davie/Rockingham/Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 114 6 6.7 2.4-17.3 3 3.6 1.0-12.3 18 19.7 11.9-31.0 18 17.4 10.5-27.2 69 52.6 41.7-63.2
Alleghany/Ashe/Avery/Watauga/Wilkes 104 8 17.1 6.6-37.6 1 0.3 0.0- 2.5 13 19.1 10.1-33.2 14 11.1 6.2-19.2 68 52.4 38.6-65.8
Alexander/Burke/Caldwell/Cleve./Lincoln 111 4 4.3 1.6-11.1 3 8.9 2.5-26.9 18 20.8 12.8-31.8 9 9.6 3.9-21.5 77 56.5 44.1-68.0
Mountain AHEC (Excludes Buncombe) 173 5 2.6 1.0- 6.7 6 2.3 0.7- 6.7 23 16.9 9.8-27.6 16 13.2 6.8-24.0 123 65.0 54.1-74.6
NORTHEASTERN PARTNERSHIP***
Yes 302 13 8.8 4.0-18.2 13 4.2 2.1- 8.0 47 17.5 12.2-24.3 29 8.6 5.7-12.8 200 61.0 53.0-68.5
No 3,857 189 7.0 5.8- 8.5 104 3.7 2.7- 5.0 528 16.9 15.2-18.8 417 12.7 11.2-14.4 2,619 59.6 57.3-61.8
NC REGIONS**
Eastern NC 1,421 67 8.1 5.7-11.3 44 3.3 2.2- 5.0 208 16.4 14.0-19.2 148 11.5 9.3-14.1 954 60.7 57.0-64.2
Piedmont 2,288 115 6.9 5.4- 8.8 63 4.3 2.9- 6.2 301 16.5 14.3-19.0 250 13.1 11.2-15.3 1,559 59.2 56.3-62.1
Western NC 450 20 6.2 3.6-10.7 10 2.5 1.0- 6.5 66 19.8 14.9-25.8 48 12.0 8.1-17.4 306 59.5 53.0-65.6
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS(AHEC)
Mountain AHEC*** 279 10 4.6 2.3- 8.8 8 2.1 0.8- 5.1 40 18.4 12.5-26.4 25 12.2 7.2-20.0 196 62.7 54.4-70.3
Northwest 793 46 8.5 5.6-12.7 22 4.9 2.8- 8.5 115 18.1 14.3-22.6 87 11.1 8.6-14.1 523 57.5 52.5-62.3
Charlotte 619 30 5.8 3.6- 9.1 16 4.5 2.2- 8.9 80 17.0 12.9-22.1 59 12.1 8.8-16.6 434 60.6 54.9-66.0
Greensboro 540 22 5.8 3.1-10.7 12 2.2 1.1- 4.3 71 18.8 13.9-24.9 65 12.6 9.0-17.4 370 60.6 54.3-66.6
Southern Regional 400 18 7.4 4.2-12.7 16 5.7 3.0-10.5 63 19.0 14.3-24.7 43 9.9 6.8-14.3 260 58.0 51.6-64.2
Coastal 260 13 7.3 3.8-13.5 5 0.8 0.3- 2.0 27 14.9 9.7-22.3 26 11.6 7.5-17.6 189 65.4 57.5-72.5
Wake 543 27 7.6 4.8-11.9 18 4.9 2.1-11.1 74 14.7 11.1-19.3 68 16.6 12.3-22.0 356 56.2 50.2-62.0
Area L 191 7 2.7 1.3- 5.8 4 1.6 0.5- 5.3 25 16.8 10.8-25.3 19 13.7 7.6-23.6 136 65.1 55.4-73.7
Eastern 534 29 11.0 6.3-18.3 16 3.2 1.7- 6.0 80 14.7 11.1-19.1 54 11.5 8.0-16.2 355 59.7 53.2-65.8

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* Asked only of respondents who reported smoking 100 cigarettes in their entire lifetime and now smoke not at all (for any length of time).

^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.

**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.

***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.
Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC): Buncombe, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Swain, Transylvania, and Yancey counties.

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