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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

Tobacco Use

Current Smoker*

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  Total
Respond.^
No Yes
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 15,776 12,898 79.1 78.0-80.1 2,878 20.9 19.9-22.0
COUNTY/REGIONS
Alamance 389 319 77.7 70.3-83.6 70 22.3 16.4-29.7
Buncombe 343 283 77.9 71.2-83.4 60 22.1 16.6-28.8
Cabarrus 369 299 81.5 75.9-86.1 70 18.5 13.9-24.1
Catawba 447 365 77.9 71.9-82.9 82 22.1 17.1-28.1
Cumberland 474 365 75.3 69.7-80.2 109 24.7 19.8-30.3
Davidson 405 325 77.9 71.1-83.5 80 22.1 16.5-28.9
Durham 394 335 81.6 74.4-87.2 59 18.4 12.8-25.6
Forsyth 405 323 80.5 75.3-84.9 82 19.5 15.1-24.7
Gaston 412 321 70.8 63.1-77.6 91 29.2 22.4-36.9
Guilford 420 359 83.5 77.0-88.4 61 16.5 11.6-23.0
Iredell 429 353 82.0 77.0-86.1 76 18.0 13.9-23.0
Johnston 469 373 73.2 66.1-79.3 96 26.8 20.7-33.9
Mecklenburg 672 582 86.9 83.4-89.8 90 13.1 10.2-16.6
New Hanover 370 318 82.7 75.8-88.0 52 17.3 12.0-24.2
Onslow 410 329 79.6 73.5-84.6 81 20.4 15.4-26.5
Orange 378 342 88.7 83.0-92.7 36 11.3 7.3-17.0
Pitt 391 330 82.0 75.5-87.1 61 18.0 12.9-24.5
Randolph 400 328 77.5 70.4-83.3 72 22.5 16.7-29.6
Robeson 396 304 75.8 69.3-81.4 92 24.2 18.6-30.7
Rowan 445 358 72.7 65.1-79.1 87 27.3 20.9-34.9
Union 408 343 80.7 73.7-86.1 65 19.3 13.9-26.3
Wake 582 513 88.0 84.1-91.0 69 12.0 9.0-15.9
Wayne 444 348 71.4 63.9-77.8 96 28.6 22.2-36.1
NC REGIONS
Eastern NC 5,289 4,289 77.5 75.5-79.3 1,000 22.5 20.7-24.5
Piedmont 7,581 6,283 80.7 79.2-82.1 1,298 19.3 17.9-20.8
Western NC 2,906 2,326 75.6 73.1-77.9 580 24.4 22.1-26.9
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS (AHEC)
Mountain AHEC 1,904 1,533 77.1 74.2-79.8 371 22.9 20.2-25.8
Northwest 3,301 2,642 75.7 73.4-78.0 659 24.3 22.0-26.6
Charlotte 2,094 1,733 81.2 78.6-83.6 361 18.8 16.4-21.4
Greensboro 1,809 1,530 80.7 77.2-83.7 279 19.3 16.3-22.8
Southern Regional 1,539 1,220 77.1 73.7-80.2 319 22.9 19.8-26.3
Coastal 775 649 81.1 76.6-84.9 126 18.9 15.1-23.4
Wake 1,713 1,432 81.8 78.7-84.6 281 18.2 15.4-21.3
Area L 474 388 77.9 71.8-83.0 86 22.1 17.0-28.2
Eastern 2,167 1,771 77.8 74.5-80.8 396 22.2 19.2-25.5

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*Data in this table were derived from the tobacco use questions 1 and 2.

^Use caution in interpreting cell sizes less than 50, % = 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.

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