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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

Tobacco Use

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 15,574 7,410 46.2 45.0-47.3 8,164 53.8 52.7-55.0
COUNTY/REGIONS
Alamance 389 197 49.7 42.8-56.6 192 50.3 43.4-57.2
Buncombe 358 164 45.7 39.1-52.3 194 54.3 47.7-60.9
Cabarrus 387 162 36.2 30.4-42.4 225 63.8 57.6-69.6
Catawba 402 182 41.8 35.2-48.7 220 58.2 51.3-64.8
Cumberland 442 214 48.4 42.2-54.6 228 51.6 45.4-57.8
Davidson 424 230 56.2 50.1-62.2 194 43.8 37.8-49.9
Durham 399 172 43.3 36.6-50.2 227 56.7 49.8-63.4
Forsyth 418 193 45.6 39.6-51.7 225 54.4 48.3-60.4
Gaston 390 192 46.3 39.8-52.9 198 53.7 47.1-60.2
Guilford 446 200 45.1 39.4-51.0 246 54.9 49.0-60.6
Iredell 439 210 47.9 41.6-54.2 229 52.1 45.8-58.4
Johnston 447 216 45.9 39.4-52.6 231 54.1 47.4-60.6
Mecklenburg 832 362 42.2 37.7-46.8 470 57.8 53.2-62.3
New Hanover 390 205 48.5 41.9-55.0 185 51.5 45.0-58.1
Onslow 391 192 48.0 41.4-54.6 199 52.0 45.4-58.6
Orange 363 147 37.3 30.5-44.5 216 62.7 55.5-69.5
Pitt 395 165 36.6 31.2-42.4 230 63.4 57.6-68.8
Randolph 387 196 50.9 43.5-58.2 191 49.1 41.8-56.5
Robeson 395 197 47.2 40.6-53.8 198 52.8 46.2-59.4
Rowan 450 196 40.4 34.6-46.5 254 59.6 53.5-65.4
Union 391 157 36.2 30.2-42.6 234 63.8 57.4-69.8
Wake 652 255 34.7 30.3-39.4 397 65.3 60.6-69.7
Carteret/Currituck/Craven/Dare/Hyde/Pamlico 418 217 46.2 39.8-52.7 201 53.8 47.3-60.2
Northeast Partnership II*** 506 260 55.7 50.0-61.3 246 44.3 38.7-50.0
Northeast Partnership I*** 435 205 45.4 39.4-51.5 230 54.6 48.5-60.6
Franklin/Nash/Wilson 446 227 48.6 42.6-54.5 219 51.4 45.5-57.4
Duplin/Greene/Harn./Jones/Lenoir/Samp./Wayne 471 225 46.5 40.5-52.5 246 53.5 47.5-59.5
Bladen/Brunswick/Columbus/Pender 430 231 52.9 46.8-58.9 199 47.1 41.1-53.2
Caswell/Granville/Person/Vance 390 201 53.3 46.4-60.0 189 46.7 40.0-53.6
Chatham/Lee/Moore 458 217 41.6 35.8-47.6 241 58.4 52.4-64.2
Anson/Hoke/Montgo./Richmond/Scotland/Stanly 568 254 43.3 37.9-48.8 314 56.7 51.2-62.1
Davie/Rockingham/Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 425 231 56.3 50.3-62.1 194 43.7 37.9-49.7
Alleghany/Ashe/Avery/Watauga/Wilkes 419 199 52.8 46.0-59.5 220 47.2 40.5-54.0
Alexander/Burke/Caldwell/Cleve./Lincoln 454 225 52.3 46.4-58.2 229 47.7 41.8-53.6
Mountain AHEC (Excludes Buncombe) 567 314 51.6 45.9-57.2 253 48.4 42.8-54.1
NORTHEASTERN PARTNERSHIP***
Yes 1,075 542 51.2 47.1-55.3 533 48.8 44.7-52.9
No 14,499 6,868 45.9 44.7-47.0 7,631 54.1 53.0-55.3
NC REGIONS**
Eastern NC 5,212 2,570 48.1 46.1-50.0 2,642 51.9 50.0-53.9
Piedmont 8,702 4,010 44.2 42.7-45.7 4,692 55.8 54.3-57.3
Western NC 1,660 830 50.4 47.1-53.8 830 49.6 46.2-52.9
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS(AHEC)
Mountain AHEC*** 925 478 49.8 45.3-54.2 447 50.2 45.8-54.7
Northwest 3,115 1,496 49.2 46.8-51.7 1,619 50.8 48.3-53.2
Charlotte 2,383 1,058 43.2 40.4-46.0 1,325 56.8 54.0-59.6
Greensboro 1,996 937 46.9 43.8-50.0 1,059 53.1 50.0-56.2
Southern Regional 1,595 789 47.7 44.2-51.3 806 52.3 48.7-55.8
Coastal 814 424 49.6 45.1-54.1 390 50.4 45.9-54.9
Wake 2,086 935 39.9 37.0-43.0 1,151 60.1 57.0-63.0
Area L 677 343 49.1 44.1-54.1 334 50.9 45.9-55.9
Eastern 1,983 950 47.1 44.0-50.3 1,033 52.9 49.7-56.0

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^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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