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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

Tobacco Use

Smoking Status*

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  Total
Respond.^
Smoke everyday Smoke some days Former smoker Never smoked
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 15,569 2,424 17.0 16.1-17.9 709 5.1 4.6- 5.6 4,272 24.1 23.2-25.0 8,164 53.9 52.7-55.0
COUNTY/REGIONS
Alamance 389 81 19.3 14.7-24.7 18 7.7 4.0-14.4 98 22.7 17.8-28.4 192 50.3 43.4-57.2
Buncombe 358 48 16.6 11.6-23.2 10 3.2 1.7- 6.1 106 25.9 20.9-31.5 194 54.3 47.7-60.9
Cabarrus 386 62 15.3 11.2-20.7 7 3.0 1.1- 8.2 92 17.6 14.0-22.0 225 64.0 57.8-69.7
Catawba 402 62 17.0 12.2-23.2 24 5.7 3.4- 9.5 96 19.1 14.7-24.3 220 58.2 51.3-64.8
Cumberland 442 91 24.6 19.3-30.7 16 4.6 2.4- 8.6 107 19.2 15.4-23.7 228 51.6 45.4-57.8
Davidson 423 82 20.9 16.3-26.3 16 3.0 1.7- 5.3 131 32.2 26.4-38.7 194 43.9 37.9-50.0
Durham 399 40 9.2 6.4-13.0 21 8.9 4.7-16.0 111 25.2 19.9-31.5 227 56.7 49.8-63.4
Forsyth 417 75 19.8 15.2-25.3 11 3.5 1.7- 7.2 106 22.2 17.9-27.2 225 54.5 48.4-60.5
Gaston 390 65 17.0 12.7-22.4 18 7.1 3.8-13.1 109 22.2 17.9-27.3 198 53.7 47.1-60.2
Guilford 445 56 15.0 11.0-20.1 22 6.4 3.4-11.8 121 23.6 19.4-28.4 246 55.0 49.1-60.8
Iredell 439 62 17.3 12.8-23.0 23 8.3 5.0-13.5 125 22.2 18.2-26.9 229 52.1 45.8-58.4
Johnston 447 70 18.9 13.3-26.0 24 5.4 3.3- 8.7 122 21.7 17.3-26.8 231 54.1 47.4-60.6
Mecklenburg 832 79 11.9 8.8-15.9 48 6.0 4.3- 8.2 235 24.3 21.0-28.0 470 57.8 53.2-62.3
New Hanover 390 45 11.0 8.0-15.0 23 5.8 3.5- 9.4 137 31.7 26.3-37.6 185 51.5 45.0-58.1
Onslow 391 70 19.1 14.3-25.2 18 6.0 3.3-10.5 104 22.8 18.0-28.4 199 52.0 45.4-58.6
Orange 363 26 9.9 5.0-18.5 8 2.1 1.0- 4.4 113 25.3 20.4-31.0 216 62.7 55.5-69.5
Pitt 395 51 13.7 9.9-18.7 21 4.1 2.5- 6.5 93 18.8 15.0-23.3 230 63.4 57.6-68.8
Randolph 386 68 19.0 14.0-25.2 16 3.5 1.9- 6.2 111 28.4 21.6-36.4 191 49.1 41.8-56.5
Robeson 395 72 17.8 13.6-23.0 23 7.0 4.2-11.3 102 22.4 17.6-28.0 198 52.8 46.2-59.4
Rowan 450 75 18.2 13.6-24.0 13 2.2 1.2- 4.1 108 20.0 16.1-24.5 254 59.6 53.5-65.4
Union 391 45 12.4 8.8-17.1 16 4.3 2.3- 8.1 96 19.5 15.1-24.9 234 63.8 57.4-69.8
Wake 652 58 8.8 6.1-12.4 22 3.7 2.3- 5.9 175 22.3 18.8-26.1 397 65.3 60.6-69.7
Carteret/Currituck/Craven/Dare/Hyde/Pamlico 418 67 16.6 12.3-22.1 16 3.0 1.7- 5.2 134 26.6 21.9-32.0 201 53.8 47.3-60.2
Northeast Partnership II*** 506 98 22.4 18.0-27.6 19 7.0 3.8-12.4 143 26.3 21.4-31.8 246 44.3 38.7-50.0
Northeast Partnership I*** 435 51 10.3 7.5-14.0 23 5.2 3.1- 8.6 131 29.9 24.8-35.5 230 54.6 48.5-60.6
Franklin/Nash/Wilson 446 75 18.3 14.1-23.4 19 3.0 1.8- 5.0 133 27.3 22.4-32.8 219 51.4 45.5-57.4
Duplin/Greene/Harn./Jones/Lenoir/Samp./Wayne 471 71 15.8 12.1-20.5 23 5.4 3.3- 8.8 131 25.2 20.6-30.5 246 53.5 47.5-59.5
Bladen/Brunswick/Columbus/Pender 430 81 21.9 17.3-27.4 23 4.8 3.0- 7.6 127 26.1 21.7-31.2 199 47.1 41.1-53.2
Caswell/Granville/Person/Vance 390 86 26.1 19.9-33.3 31 7.8 5.2-11.6 84 19.4 14.4-25.6 189 46.7 40.0-53.6
Chatham/Lee/Moore 458 63 15.7 11.9-20.5 21 4.9 3.0- 7.8 133 21.0 17.1-25.5 241 58.4 52.4-64.2
Anson/Hoke/Montgo./Richmond/Scotland/Stanly 568 89 19.3 14.8-24.7 26 4.9 3.0- 8.1 139 19.0 15.6-23.0 314 56.7 51.2-62.1
Davie/Rockingham/Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 425 87 23.1 18.0-29.1 23 6.1 3.5-10.4 121 27.1 22.3-32.4 194 43.7 37.9-49.7
Alleghany/Ashe/Avery/Watauga/Wilkes 419 73 23.6 17.9-30.5 20 4.8 2.8- 8.0 106 24.5 19.1-30.7 220 47.2 40.5-54.0
Alexander/Burke/Caldwell/Cleve./Lincoln 454 87 23.5 18.4-29.6 24 6.1 3.7- 9.9 114 22.7 18.3-27.7 229 47.7 41.8-53.6
Mountain AHEC (Excludes Buncombe) 567 113 18.5 14.6-23.2 23 3.8 2.3- 6.4 178 29.2 24.5-34.4 253 48.4 42.8-54.1
NORTHEASTERN PARTNERSHIP***
Yes 1,075 177 17.9 15.1-21.1 54 6.5 4.5- 9.4 311 26.8 23.4-30.4 533 48.8 44.7-52.9
No 14,494 2,247 16.9 16.0-17.9 655 5.0 4.5- 5.6 3,961 23.9 23.0-24.9 7,631 54.2 53.0-55.3
NC REGIONS**
Eastern NC 5,212 856 18.4 16.9-20.0 251 5.1 4.3- 6.1 1,463 24.5 23.0-26.1 2,642 51.9 50.0-53.9
Piedmont 8,697 1,270 15.5 14.4-16.7 387 5.3 4.6- 6.1 2,348 23.4 22.2-24.6 4,692 55.9 54.4-57.3
Western NC 1,660 298 20.1 17.5-23.0 71 4.2 3.1- 5.5 461 26.2 23.5-29.1 830 49.6 46.2-52.9
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS(AHEC)
Mountain AHEC*** 925 161 17.9 14.7-21.7 33 3.6 2.4- 5.5 284 28.2 24.5-32.1 447 50.2 45.8-54.7
Northwest 3,113 543 20.8 18.7-23.0 138 5.0 3.9- 6.3 813 23.5 21.6-25.5 1,619 50.8 48.3-53.2
Charlotte 2,382 314 14.7 12.5-17.1 107 5.6 4.4- 7.1 636 22.9 20.8-25.2 1,325 56.8 54.0-59.7
Greensboro 1,994 297 16.9 14.6-19.6 84 5.4 3.9- 7.6 554 24.5 22.0-27.1 1,059 53.1 50.0-56.2
Southern Regional 1,595 297 21.4 18.6-24.6 76 5.6 4.1- 7.6 416 20.7 18.3-23.2 806 52.3 48.7-55.8
Coastal 814 114 15.2 12.3-18.7 47 5.3 3.7- 7.4 263 29.1 25.5-33.1 390 50.4 45.9-54.9
Wake 2,086 271 11.8 9.9-14.0 106 5.2 3.9- 6.8 558 22.9 20.7-25.4 1,151 60.1 57.0-63.0
Area L 677 116 20.4 16.6-24.8 30 3.3 2.2- 4.9 197 25.4 21.6-29.6 334 50.9 45.9-55.9
Eastern 1,983 311 16.6 14.5-19.0 88 5.1 3.8- 6.8 551 25.4 22.8-28.1 1,033 52.9 49.7-56.0

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* Data in this table were derived from the tobacco use questions 1 and 2.
Overall smoking prevalence estimates can be obtained by adding 'Smoke everyday' and 'Smoke somedays' rates.

^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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