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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

Tobacco Use

During the past 12 months, have you stopped smoking for one day or longer because you were trying to quit smoking?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 3,128 1,696 57.3 54.8-59.8 1,432 42.7 40.2-45.2
COUNTY/REGIONS
Alamance 99 56 55.4 41.4-68.6 43 44.6 31.4-58.6
Buncombe 57 30 60.6 43.8-75.2 27 39.4 24.8-56.2
Cabarrus 69 29 46.3 30.6-62.7 40 53.7 37.3-69.4
Catawba 86 53 65.2 51.1-77.1 33 34.8 22.9-48.9
Cumberland 107 58 62.9 50.6-73.8 49 37.1 26.2-49.4
Davidson 98 52 52.2 40.1-64.1 46 47.8 35.9-59.9
Durham 61 40 72.3 57.0-83.7 21 27.7 16.3-43.0
Forsyth 86 42 54.1 40.8-66.8 44 45.9 33.2-59.2
Gaston 83 44 57.1 42.7-70.4 39 42.9 29.6-57.3
Guilford 78 47 64.6 49.3-77.3 31 35.4 22.7-50.7
Iredell 85 50 65.6 52.1-77.1 35 34.4 22.9-47.9
Johnston 93 54 67.0 52.1-79.1 39 33.0 20.9-47.9
Mecklenburg 126 69 56.5 44.2-68.1 57 43.5 31.9-55.8
New Hanover 68 39 58.9 45.2-71.3 29 41.1 28.7-54.8
Onslow 88 42 56.0 42.3-68.9 46 44.0 31.1-57.7
Orange 34 22 75.3 52.6-89.3 12 24.7 10.7-47.4
Pitt 72 41 55.4 41.1-68.8 31 44.6 31.2-58.9
Randolph 84 45 50.5 36.3-64.6 39 49.5 35.4-63.7
Robeson 95 57 64.4 52.2-74.9 38 35.6 25.1-47.8
Rowan 88 40 51.7 37.4-65.7 48 48.3 34.3-62.6
Union 61 26 38.5 25.3-53.7 35 61.5 46.3-74.7
Wake 80 44 50.2 35.6-64.7 36 49.8 35.3-64.4
Carteret/Currituck/Craven/Dare/Hyde/Pamlico 83 37 39.9 27.5-53.7 46 60.1 46.3-72.5
Northeast Partnership II*** 117 63 61.7 50.6-71.8 54 38.3 28.2-49.4
Northeast Partnership I*** 73 42 64.6 51.4-75.9 31 35.4 24.1-48.6
Franklin/Nash/Wilson 94 55 63.6 51.4-74.3 39 36.4 25.7-48.6
Duplin/Greene/Harn./Jones/Lenoir/Samp./Wayne 93 57 55.6 42.8-67.7 36 44.4 32.3-57.2
Bladen/Brunswick/Columbus/Pender 104 57 58.9 47.4-69.5 47 41.1 30.5-52.6
Caswell/Granville/Person/Vance 117 67 64.7 52.5-75.2 50 35.3 24.8-47.5
Chatham/Lee/Moore 84 51 59.5 47.0-70.9 33 40.5 29.1-53.0
Anson/Hoke/Montgo./Richmond/Scotland/Stanly 115 67 62.9 49.9-74.3 48 37.1 25.7-50.1
Davie/Rockingham/Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 110 57 55.4 42.8-67.2 53 44.6 32.8-57.2
Alleghany/Ashe/Avery/Watauga/Wilkes 93 47 59.1 45.2-71.6 46 40.9 28.4-54.8
Alexander/Burke/Caldwell/Cleve./Lincoln 111 55 56.0 43.8-67.5 56 44.0 32.5-56.2
Mountain AHEC (Excludes Buncombe) 136 61 45.4 34.4-56.9 75 54.6 43.1-65.6
NORTHEASTERN PARTNERSHIP***
Yes 230 124 59.5 51.4-67.2 106 40.5 32.8-48.6
No 2,898 1,572 57.2 54.6-59.8 1,326 42.8 40.2-45.4
NC REGIONS**
Eastern NC 1,104 619 59.4 55.4-63.3 485 40.6 36.7-44.6
Piedmont 1,656 894 57.4 53.9-60.9 762 42.6 39.1-46.1
Western NC 368 183 52.8 45.8-59.6 185 47.2 40.4-54.2
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS(AHEC)
Mountain AHEC*** 193 91 49.7 40.2-59.2 102 50.3 40.8-59.8
Northwest 681 366 59.0 53.7-64.1 315 41.0 35.9-46.3
Charlotte 420 199 51.3 44.2-58.3 221 48.7 41.7-55.8
Greensboro 381 221 59.3 51.8-66.3 160 40.7 33.7-48.2
Southern Regional 373 224 63.5 56.5-70.0 149 36.5 30.0-43.5
Coastal 161 90 58.4 48.9-67.3 71 41.6 32.7-51.1
Wake 376 215 61.0 53.1-68.3 161 39.0 31.7-46.9
Area L 145 87 63.1 53.2-72.0 58 36.9 28.0-46.8
Eastern 398 203 52.7 46.0-59.3 195 47.3 40.7-54.0

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* This question was asked only of respondents who reported smoking 100 or more cigarettes in her/his entire life and currently 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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