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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

Tobacco Use

Do you now smoke cigarettes everyday, some days, or not at all?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Everyday Some days Not at all
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 7,405 2,424 36.8 35.2-38.4 709 11.0 10.0-12.1 4,272 52.2 50.6-53.8
COUNTY/REGIONS
Alamance 197 81 38.8 30.2-48.1 18 15.5 8.3-27.2 98 45.7 36.6-55.1
Buncombe 164 48 36.3 26.7-47.1 10 7.1 3.7-13.1 106 56.6 46.4-66.3
Cabarrus 161 62 42.6 32.8-53.0 7 8.5 3.1-20.9 92 49.0 39.1-58.9
Catawba 182 62 40.7 30.9-51.3 24 13.6 8.1-21.9 96 45.7 36.1-55.6
Cumberland 214 91 50.7 42.0-59.5 16 9.6 5.1-17.3 107 39.7 31.9-48.0
Davidson 229 82 37.2 29.4-45.7 16 5.4 3.1- 9.4 131 57.4 48.8-65.5
Durham 172 40 21.2 14.6-29.7 21 20.5 11.4-34.0 111 58.3 47.0-68.8
Forsyth 192 75 43.5 34.8-52.6 11 7.7 3.7-15.4 106 48.8 40.1-57.6
Gaston 192 65 36.6 28.2-46.0 18 15.4 8.4-26.6 109 47.9 38.9-57.1
Guilford 199 56 33.3 25.1-42.6 22 14.2 7.7-24.8 121 52.5 43.3-61.5
Iredell 210 62 36.2 27.8-45.5 23 17.4 10.7-26.9 125 46.4 38.0-55.0
Johnston 216 70 41.1 30.9-52.1 24 11.7 7.1-18.5 122 47.2 37.5-57.2
Mecklenburg 362 79 28.3 21.7-35.9 48 14.1 10.3-19.1 235 57.6 50.5-64.5
New Hanover 205 45 22.7 16.9-29.9 23 11.9 7.3-18.8 137 65.4 57.4-72.6
Onslow 192 70 39.9 30.9-49.7 18 12.5 7.1-21.2 104 47.6 38.3-57.0
Orange 147 26 26.5 14.6-43.1 8 5.6 2.6-11.7 113 67.9 52.7-80.1
Pitt 165 51 37.5 28.6-47.3 21 11.2 7.0-17.4 93 51.4 42.2-60.5
Randolph 195 68 37.3 27.7-48.0 16 6.8 3.7-12.1 111 55.9 45.1-66.2
Robeson 197 72 37.8 29.7-46.6 23 14.8 9.1-23.1 102 47.4 38.7-56.3
Rowan 196 75 45.1 35.9-54.6 13 5.5 3.0-10.1 108 49.4 40.3-58.5
Union 157 45 34.2 25.3-44.3 16 11.9 6.4-21.3 96 53.9 43.7-63.8
Wake 255 58 25.3 18.4-33.7 22 10.6 6.7-16.4 175 64.1 55.9-71.6
Carteret/Currituck/Craven/Dare/Hyde/Pamlico 217 67 36.0 27.9-44.9 16 6.4 3.7-11.0 134 57.6 49.0-65.8
Northeast Partnership II*** 260 98 40.2 32.6-48.4 19 12.6 7.0-21.5 143 47.2 39.0-55.5
Northeast Partnership I*** 205 51 22.8 16.9-29.9 23 11.4 6.9-18.4 131 65.8 57.7-73.1
Franklin/Nash/Wilson 227 75 37.7 29.9-46.2 19 6.1 3.6-10.2 133 56.2 47.7-64.2
Duplin/Greene/Harn./Jones/Lenoir/Samp./Wayne 225 71 34.1 26.7-42.3 23 11.7 7.2-18.5 131 54.2 46.0-62.2
Bladen/Brunswick/Columbus/Pender 231 81 41.5 33.9-49.4 23 9.1 5.8-14.2 127 49.4 41.8-57.0
Caswell/Granville/Person/Vance 201 86 48.9 38.9-59.0 31 14.7 9.7-21.6 84 36.4 27.4-46.5
Chatham/Lee/Moore 217 63 37.8 30.1-46.2 21 11.7 7.4-18.1 133 50.5 42.5-58.4
Anson/Hoke/Montgo./Richmond/Scotland/Stanly 254 89 44.6 36.1-53.4 26 11.4 6.9-18.3 139 44.0 36.2-52.1
Davie/Rockingham/Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 231 87 41.0 33.0-49.6 23 10.9 6.4-18.0 121 48.1 40.0-56.2
Alleghany/Ashe/Avery/Watauga/Wilkes 199 73 44.6 35.1-54.6 20 9.1 5.4-15.0 106 46.3 36.9-55.9
Alexander/Burke/Caldwell/Cleve./Lincoln 225 87 45.0 36.5-53.8 24 11.7 7.2-18.4 114 43.3 35.3-51.7
Mountain AHEC (Excludes Buncombe) 314 113 36.0 29.1-43.4 23 7.4 4.5-12.1 178 56.6 49.1-63.8
NORTHEASTERN PARTNERSHIP***
Yes 542 177 35.0 30.0-40.4 54 12.8 8.9-18.0 311 52.2 46.6-57.8
No 6,863 2,247 36.9 35.3-38.6 655 10.9 9.8-12.1 3,961 52.2 50.5-53.9
NC REGIONS**
Eastern NC 2,570 856 38.3 35.7-41.0 251 10.7 9.0-12.5 1,463 51.0 48.4-53.7
Piedmont 4,005 1,270 35.1 32.9-37.4 387 12.0 10.4-13.7 2,348 52.9 50.7-55.1
Western NC 830 298 39.9 35.4-44.6 71 8.2 6.3-10.8 461 51.9 47.3-56.4
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS(AHEC)
Mountain AHEC*** 478 161 36.1 30.4-42.2 33 7.3 4.9-10.9 284 56.6 50.5-62.5
Northwest 1,494 543 42.2 38.6-45.9 138 10.1 8.1-12.7 813 47.7 44.1-51.2
Charlotte 1,057 314 34.0 29.7-38.5 107 13.0 10.3-16.2 636 53.1 48.7-57.4
Greensboro 935 297 36.2 31.7-40.9 84 11.6 8.4-15.9 554 52.2 47.5-56.9
Southern Regional 789 297 44.9 40.1-49.9 76 11.7 8.7-15.6 416 43.3 38.8-48.0
Coastal 424 114 30.7 25.4-36.6 47 10.6 7.6-14.7 263 58.7 52.7-64.4
Wake 935 271 29.5 25.3-34.1 106 13.0 10.0-16.8 558 57.5 52.7-62.1
Area L 343 116 41.5 34.9-48.5 30 6.7 4.5-10.0 197 51.7 45.0-58.4
Eastern 950 311 35.3 31.2-39.6 88 10.9 8.2-14.3 551 53.8 49.4-58.2

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*This question was asked only of respondents who reported ever smoking at least 100 or more cigarettes.

^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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