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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

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  Total
Respond.^
<10 cigaretts/per day 10-20 cigarettes/per day 20 cigs.(one pack)/per day More than 20 cigarettes/per day
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 2,994 819 29.4 27.0-31.8 937 31.6 29.2-34.1 823 26.4 24.2-28.7 415 12.6 11.2-14.3
COUNTY/REGIONS
Alamance 94 23 35.1 21.5-51.6 29 21.1 13.2-32.1 24 27.3 16.3-42.1 18 16.5 9.6-26.8
Buncombe 57 17 24.7 14.4-39.0 20 44.7 28.2-62.4 15 23.6 11.6-42.1 5 7.1 2.4-19.2
Cabarrus 66 11 20.7 9.3-39.9 24 34.7 21.0-51.5 21 30.9 17.9-48.0 10 13.7 7.0-25.1
Catawba 83 23 26.2 15.9-40.1 20 24.1 13.8-38.7 26 27.4 17.0-41.1 14 22.2 10.1-42.2
Cumberland 105 24 20.9 12.4-32.9 34 34.1 23.2-47.0 29 29.5 18.3-43.8 18 15.6 8.9-25.8
Davidson 96 17 14.8 8.7-24.1 36 43.9 31.8-56.7 29 28.2 19.2-39.3 14 13.2 7.5-22.1
Durham 59 23 53.3 35.2-70.6 19 27.7 15.6-44.2 14 15.3 8.1-26.9 3 3.7 1.1-12.4
Forsyth 78 11 16.3 7.9-30.6 32 38.8 26.5-52.6 27 33.5 21.3-48.4 8 11.4 5.1-23.6
Gaston 78 17 25.2 13.1-42.9 19 19.7 11.9-31.0 26 29.6 18.9-43.2 16 25.5 13.8-42.1
Guilford 75 22 35.4 21.2-52.7 25 37.3 23.7-53.3 19 16.0 9.1-26.7 9 11.3 5.1-23.2
Iredell 81 28 43.3 29.8-57.8 26 29.5 18.6-43.4 16 17.3 8.4-32.3 11 9.9 5.0-18.6
Johnston 88 30 34.2 20.4-51.3 21 16.8 9.8-27.4 27 39.4 23.4-58.1 10 9.6 4.6-18.7
Mecklenburg 120 60 54.0 41.5-66.0 33 27.9 18.8-39.4 18 12.5 4.7-29.3 9 5.5 2.6-11.3
New Hanover 65 22 35.0 22.5-49.9 17 26.0 15.9-39.4 16 24.9 14.7-38.9 10 14.1 7.3-25.5
Onslow 81 21 24.2 14.2-37.9 20 27.4 16.1-42.6 24 31.3 18.8-47.3 16 17.1 9.7-28.4
Orange 32 13 64.6 38.2-84.4 12 25.4 10.6-49.4 6 7.2 2.6-18.5 1 2.8 0.4-18.4
Pitt 69 24 31.4 20.1-45.4 20 32.6 19.9-48.4 13 18.6 10.4-31.2 12 17.4 9.2-30.5
Randolph 81 21 23.0 14.1-35.3 22 25.9 16.1-38.9 25 33.8 22.3-47.5 13 17.3 8.3-32.6
Robeson 91 25 30.3 19.6-43.7 36 33.1 22.8-45.3 18 22.2 13.4-34.6 12 14.4 7.5-25.8
Rowan 83 15 17.6 9.6-30.1 31 32.0 21.6-44.6 23 30.2 19.4-43.8 14 20.2 11.5-33.0
Union 58 18 31.9 18.9-48.5 19 26.7 16.1-40.9 17 34.2 20.7-51.0 4 7.2 2.5-19.1
Wake 76 30 37.6 24.8-52.3 22 37.6 22.9-55.0 17 17.2 9.8-28.6 7 7.6 3.0-17.7
Carteret/Currituck/Craven/Dare/Hyde/Pamlico 81 16 14.2 8.2-23.7 17 29.4 16.2-47.3 31 39.5 26.8-53.7 17 16.9 9.9-27.4
Northeast Partnership II*** 116 23 27.9 17.1-42.1 35 27.8 19.0-38.9 40 33.1 23.4-44.5 18 11.1 6.5-18.4
Northeast Partnership I*** 70 32 46.4 32.9-60.5 8 12.4 5.6-25.2 22 30.1 19.2-43.7 8 11.2 5.1-22.7
Franklin/Nash/Wilson 88 20 23.5 14.6-35.5 34 43.0 30.7-56.3 21 19.6 12.0-30.4 13 13.9 7.5-24.5
Duplin/Greene/Harn./Jones/Lenoir/Samp./Wayne 90 28 34.1 22.9-47.3 29 29.1 19.2-41.5 20 22.8 13.7-35.4 13 14.0 7.8-23.8
Bladen/Brunswick/Columbus/Pender 100 24 24.6 16.0-35.8 35 31.0 21.0-43.2 31 34.6 24.0-46.9 10 9.8 4.9-18.7
Caswell/Granville/Person/Vance 115 33 23.0 15.2-33.4 40 31.9 21.9-43.7 29 30.1 17.9-45.9 13 15.0 7.8-26.9
Chatham/Lee/Moore 78 19 26.2 16.5-39.0 20 20.0 12.5-30.4 26 35.0 23.6-48.5 13 18.8 10.5-31.4
Anson/Hoke/Montgo./Richmond/Scotland/Stanly 107 29 25.0 15.9-37.0 35 24.4 16.0-35.4 31 34.6 22.8-48.6 12 16.0 7.3-31.5
Davie/Rockingham/Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 105 22 25.5 15.6-38.6 34 34.9 23.6-48.1 35 29.9 20.6-41.3 14 9.8 5.2-17.7
Alleghany/Ashe/Avery/Watauga/Wilkes 89 23 31.2 19.9-45.3 29 32.4 20.6-47.0 23 18.3 10.8-29.2 14 18.1 8.7-33.7
Alexander/Burke/Caldwell/Cleve./Lincoln 108 27 28.1 18.4-40.4 40 38.3 26.9-51.3 28 26.2 16.4-39.0 13 7.4 3.8-13.9
Mountain AHEC (Excludes Buncombe) 131 28 15.7 9.8-24.3 44 34.2 23.9-46.3 36 32.0 21.9-44.2 23 18.0 11.0-28.1
NORTHEASTERN PARTNERSHIP***
Yes 226 64 30.1 22.2-39.4 50 23.3 17.0-31.0 76 33.2 26.0-41.3 36 13.5 9.3-19.1
No 2,768 755 29.3 26.9-31.9 887 32.2 29.7-34.8 747 25.9 23.6-28.3 379 12.6 11.1-14.3
NC REGIONS**
Eastern NC 1,058 296 27.6 24.0-31.6 316 29.9 26.2-33.8 291 29.3 25.6-33.3 155 13.2 11.0-15.9
Piedmont 1,581 438 32.5 29.1-36.2 500 31.4 28.0-34.9 434 24.2 21.3-27.4 209 11.9 10.0-14.2
Western NC 355 85 21.9 17.2-27.4 121 35.9 29.3-43.2 98 28.2 22.1-35.2 51 14.0 9.9-19.3
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS(AHEC)
Mountain AHEC*** 188 45 18.3 12.9-25.4 64 37.3 28.2-47.3 51 29.6 21.2-39.5 28 14.8 9.5-22.5
Northwest 649 143 23.6 19.3-28.4 225 35.3 30.3-40.7 188 28.1 23.4-33.2 93 13.1 10.0-17.0
Charlotte 401 131 40.5 33.5-47.9 119 28.6 22.6-35.5 105 21.2 15.6-28.2 46 9.7 6.7-13.8
Greensboro 366 98 32.4 25.1-40.7 116 30.7 24.2-38.1 98 23.3 18.1-29.5 54 13.5 9.5-19.0
Southern Regional 355 89 25.3 19.4-32.1 118 29.7 23.6-36.5 96 30.1 23.6-37.5 52 15.0 10.7-20.7
Coastal 155 46 30.6 22.4-40.2 48 28.4 20.3-38.1 40 28.8 20.4-38.9 21 12.2 7.5-19.3
Wake 360 128 38.0 30.6-46.0 103 30.1 22.8-38.5 93 23.1 17.3-30.1 36 8.9 5.9-13.2
Area L 137 39 27.4 19.1-37.6 43 36.9 27.2-47.8 36 22.9 16.0-31.7 19 12.8 7.7-20.6
Eastern 383 100 25.5 19.8-32.4 101 28.2 22.2-35.0 116 31.2 25.4-37.7 66 15.0 11.3-19.8

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*Asked only of respondents who reported 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.

**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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