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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

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  Total
Respond.^
Regular Lights Ultra lights
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 2,986 1,026 39.6 37.0-42.3 1,356 45.6 43.1-48.2 604 14.7 13.3-16.3
COUNTY/REGIONS
Alamance 91 36 48.1 33.8-62.8 42 44.3 30.9-58.7 13 7.5 3.9-13.8
Buncombe 55 19 44.3 27.6-62.4 23 41.9 25.9-59.9 13 13.8 6.9-25.5
Cabarrus 66 14 17.4 9.3-30.4 36 57.4 40.8-72.4 16 25.2 13.2-42.7
Catawba 83 18 35.0 20.4-53.1 47 48.1 33.4-63.1 18 16.9 9.7-27.9
Cumberland 105 41 41.5 29.5-54.6 43 42.8 30.3-56.2 21 15.7 9.7-24.6
Davidson 95 25 34.7 23.1-48.5 49 50.7 38.5-62.8 21 14.6 8.9-22.9
Durham 58 28 58.4 40.4-74.4 20 27.3 15.8-43.0 10 14.3 6.3-29.4
Forsyth 79 24 22.4 14.0-33.9 40 64.7 51.8-75.7 15 12.9 7.2-21.9
Gaston 78 26 30.5 19.3-44.5 36 51.4 36.5-66.0 16 18.1 9.4-32.2
Guilford 76 29 44.3 29.5-60.1 29 39.1 25.5-54.6 18 16.7 9.4-27.9
Iredell 79 29 44.0 30.3-58.7 40 47.2 33.4-61.6 10 8.8 4.3-17.0
Johnston 88 26 39.4 24.2-57.0 38 42.2 27.0-59.1 24 18.3 10.6-29.9
Mecklenburg 115 42 42.4 30.0-55.9 49 42.8 31.3-55.2 24 14.7 8.9-23.5
New Hanover 65 17 31.5 19.2-47.0 29 43.3 30.4-57.2 19 25.3 15.4-38.5
Onslow 83 37 50.9 36.6-65.0 30 34.1 21.5-49.4 16 15.1 8.5-25.3
Orange 31 14 58.6 30.5-82.0 12 32.4 13.6-59.4 5 9.0 2.9-24.7
Pitt 70 23 37.8 24.5-53.3 31 44.2 31.0-58.4 16 17.9 10.1-29.8
Randolph 80 19 29.9 18.1-45.1 39 43.9 31.3-57.4 22 26.2 16.3-39.2
Robeson 92 34 41.3 29.6-54.1 47 47.8 35.5-60.3 11 10.9 5.5-20.6
Rowan 83 29 41.4 28.8-55.2 36 42.0 30.1-55.0 18 16.6 10.0-26.3
Union 59 15 28.4 16.2-44.8 26 50.7 35.4-65.9 18 20.9 12.1-33.7
Wake 77 21 26.5 16.1-40.4 40 57.6 42.8-71.2 16 15.8 8.4-27.7
Carteret/Currituck/Craven/Dare/Hyde/Pamlico 81 20 25.8 15.3-40.0 39 49.2 35.1-63.5 22 25.0 15.1-38.5
Northeast Partnership II*** 114 47 50.5 38.6-62.2 50 40.4 29.5-52.4 17 9.1 5.2-15.5
Northeast Partnership I*** 71 29 39.5 27.1-53.4 29 42.9 29.9-57.0 13 17.6 8.5-32.8
Franklin/Nash/Wilson 87 29 37.5 25.6-51.1 40 48.5 35.9-61.3 18 14.0 7.9-23.6
Duplin/Greene/Harn./Jones/Lenoir/Samp./Wayne 89 37 38.7 27.4-51.3 36 47.4 35.0-60.2 16 13.9 7.9-23.1
Bladen/Brunswick/Columbus/Pender 101 34 38.8 27.8-51.1 42 42.1 30.9-54.1 25 19.1 12.3-28.4
Caswell/Granville/Person/Vance 115 36 45.6 32.6-59.2 55 39.8 28.6-52.2 24 14.6 9.1-22.5
Chatham/Lee/Moore 78 27 41.7 29.6-55.0 28 34.5 23.7-47.2 23 23.8 15.3-35.1
Anson/Hoke/Montgo./Richmond/Scotland/Stanly 107 39 49.7 36.7-62.8 51 40.5 28.6-53.6 17 9.8 5.3-17.4
Davie/Rockingham/Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 106 34 37.6 25.7-51.3 56 52.0 39.4-64.4 16 10.3 5.8-17.6
Alleghany/Ashe/Avery/Watauga/Wilkes 88 38 46.8 33.0-61.1 42 47.4 33.9-61.3 8 5.8 2.5-12.9
Alexander/Burke/Caldwell/Cleve./Lincoln 108 39 43.2 31.0-56.2 47 44.1 32.3-56.6 22 12.8 7.5-20.8
Mountain AHEC (Excludes Buncombe) 133 51 38.1 27.8-49.6 59 49.0 37.6-60.4 23 12.9 7.2-22.2
NORTHEASTERN PARTNERSHIP***
Yes 225 85 44.5 36.0-53.3 98 41.4 33.4-49.9 42 14.1 9.9-19.8
No 2,761 941 39.3 36.6-42.0 1,258 45.9 43.3-48.7 562 14.8 13.3-16.4
NC REGIONS**
Eastern NC 1,058 378 40.1 36.0-44.3 462 43.9 39.8-48.1 218 16.0 13.6-18.7
Piedmont 1,574 503 37.8 34.1-41.6 743 47.1 43.5-50.8 328 15.1 13.1-17.4
Western NC 354 145 45.1 38.1-52.2 151 44.0 37.1-51.1 58 11.0 7.8-15.2
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS(AHEC)
Mountain AHEC*** 188 70 39.8 30.8-49.7 82 47.0 37.4-56.8 36 13.2 8.3-20.2
Northwest 648 216 38.9 33.5-44.6 318 50.0 44.5-55.5 114 11.1 8.9-13.8
Charlotte 396 119 35.0 27.8-43.0 187 48.2 41.0-55.5 90 16.8 12.7-21.9
Greensboro 361 124 43.8 36.2-51.8 168 42.1 34.9-49.6 69 14.1 10.4-18.9
Southern Regional 358 139 43.8 36.8-51.1 157 42.1 35.0-49.5 62 14.1 10.5-18.6
Coastal 155 46 35.5 26.4-45.8 65 40.9 31.7-50.9 44 23.6 16.8-32.1
Wake 361 117 37.6 30.1-45.7 159 45.3 37.5-53.4 85 17.0 12.7-22.5
Area L 136 55 44.8 34.6-55.5 57 41.7 32.0-52.0 24 13.5 8.3-21.2
Eastern 383 140 39.8 33.2-46.7 163 44.1 37.4-51.1 80 16.1 12.2-20.9

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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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