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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

Tobacco Use

Current Smoker*

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  Total
Respond.^
No Yes
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 15,569 12,436 77.9 77.0-78.9 3,133 22.1 21.1-23.0
COUNTY/REGIONS
Alamance 389 290 73.0 66.3-78.9 99 27.0 21.1-33.7
Buncombe 358 300 80.2 73.6-85.5 58 19.8 14.5-26.4
Cabarrus 386 317 81.6 75.6-86.4 69 18.4 13.6-24.4
Catawba 402 316 77.3 70.8-82.7 86 22.7 17.3-29.2
Cumberland 442 335 70.8 64.4-76.5 107 29.2 23.5-35.6
Davidson 423 325 76.1 70.5-80.9 98 23.9 19.1-29.5
Durham 399 338 82.0 75.3-87.2 61 18.0 12.8-24.7
Forsyth 417 331 76.7 70.8-81.7 86 23.3 18.3-29.2
Gaston 390 307 75.9 69.4-81.4 83 24.1 18.6-30.6
Guilford 445 367 78.6 72.6-83.6 78 21.4 16.4-27.4
Iredell 439 354 74.4 67.9-79.9 85 25.6 20.1-32.1
Johnston 447 353 75.8 68.7-81.6 94 24.2 18.4-31.3
Mecklenburg 832 705 82.1 77.9-85.6 127 17.9 14.4-22.1
New Hanover 390 322 83.2 78.4-87.2 68 16.8 12.8-21.6
Onslow 391 303 74.9 68.4-80.4 88 25.1 19.6-31.6
Orange 363 329 88.0 79.8-93.2 34 12.0 6.8-20.2
Pitt 395 323 82.2 77.1-86.4 72 17.8 13.6-22.9
Randolph 386 302 77.6 71.2-82.9 84 22.4 17.1-28.8
Robeson 395 300 75.2 69.3-80.3 95 24.8 19.7-30.7
Rowan 450 362 79.6 73.8-84.3 88 20.4 15.7-26.2
Union 391 330 83.3 78.0-87.5 61 16.7 12.5-22.0
Wake 652 572 87.5 83.7-90.6 80 12.5 9.4-16.3
Carteret/Currituck/Craven/Dare/Hyde/Pamlico 418 335 80.4 74.8-85.0 83 19.6 15.0-25.2
Northeast Partnership II*** 506 389 70.6 64.7-75.9 117 29.4 24.1-35.3
Northeast Partnership I*** 435 361 84.5 80.0-88.1 74 15.5 11.9-20.0
Franklin/Nash/Wilson 446 352 78.7 73.5-83.2 94 21.3 16.8-26.5
Duplin/Greene/Harn./Jones/Lenoir/Samp./Wayne 471 377 78.7 73.6-83.1 94 21.3 16.9-26.4
Bladen/Brunswick/Columbus/Pender 430 326 73.2 67.6-78.2 104 26.8 21.8-32.4
Caswell/Granville/Person/Vance 390 273 66.1 58.9-72.6 117 33.9 27.4-41.1
Chatham/Lee/Moore 458 374 79.4 74.3-83.7 84 20.6 16.3-25.7
Anson/Hoke/Montgo./Richmond/Scotland/Stanly 568 453 75.8 70.2-80.6 115 24.2 19.4-29.8
Davie/Rockingham/Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 425 315 70.8 64.6-76.3 110 29.2 23.7-35.4
Alleghany/Ashe/Avery/Watauga/Wilkes 419 326 71.6 64.8-77.6 93 28.4 22.4-35.2
Alexander/Burke/Caldwell/Cleve./Lincoln 454 343 70.3 64.2-75.9 111 29.7 24.1-35.8
Mountain AHEC (Excludes Buncombe) 567 431 77.6 72.7-81.9 136 22.4 18.1-27.3
NORTHEASTERN PARTNERSHIP***
Yes 1,075 844 75.5 71.8-78.9 231 24.5 21.1-28.2
No 14,494 11,592 78.1 77.1-79.1 2,902 21.9 20.9-22.9
NC REGIONS**
Eastern NC 5,212 4,105 76.5 74.8-78.1 1,107 23.5 21.9-25.2
Piedmont 8,697 7,040 79.2 77.9-80.5 1,657 20.8 19.5-22.1
Western NC 1,660 1,291 75.7 72.7-78.5 369 24.3 21.5-27.3
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS(AHEC)
Mountain AHEC*** 925 731 78.4 74.6-81.8 194 21.6 18.2-25.4
Northwest 3,113 2,432 74.3 71.9-76.5 681 25.7 23.5-28.1
Charlotte 2,382 1,961 79.7 77.1-82.1 421 20.3 17.9-22.9
Greensboro 1,994 1,613 77.6 74.6-80.3 381 22.4 19.7-25.4
Southern Regional 1,595 1,222 73.0 69.6-76.1 373 27.0 23.9-30.4
Coastal 814 653 79.5 75.7-82.8 161 20.5 17.2-24.3
Wake 2,086 1,709 83.0 80.5-85.3 377 17.0 14.7-19.5
Area L 677 531 76.3 71.8-80.3 146 23.7 19.7-28.2
Eastern 1,983 1,584 78.2 75.5-80.7 399 21.8 19.3-24.5

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*Data in this table were derived from the tobacco use questions 1 and 2.

^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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