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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

Tobacco Use

Smoking Status*

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  Total
Respond.^
Smoke everyday Smoke some days Former smoker Never smoked
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 15,776 2,183 15.5 14.6-16.4 695 5.4 4.8- 6.1 4,789 24.8 23.9-25.8 8,109 54.3 53.1-55.5
COUNTY/REGIONS
Alamance 389 53 16.3 11.8-22.2 17 6.0 2.5-13.6 113 23.3 18.5-29.1 206 54.3 46.7-61.8
Buncombe 343 40 15.0 10.2-21.4 20 7.1 4.3-11.5 109 24.6 20.0-30.0 174 53.3 46.5-59.9
Cabarrus 369 50 12.3 8.7-17.1 20 6.2 3.6-10.4 103 25.1 19.7-31.4 196 56.4 49.3-63.3
Catawba 447 64 18.2 13.4-24.1 18 4.0 2.4- 6.6 134 23.7 19.5-28.5 231 54.2 48.1-60.1
Cumberland 474 81 18.6 14.3-23.9 28 6.0 3.8- 9.4 134 23.3 19.0-28.2 231 52.0 45.7-58.3
Davidson 405 61 17.5 12.2-24.3 19 4.6 2.7- 7.6 130 27.8 22.5-33.8 195 50.1 43.4-56.8
Durham 394 40 11.7 7.4-18.2 19 6.7 3.5-12.4 125 24.8 19.1-31.7 210 56.8 49.3-64.0
Forsyth 405 61 13.8 10.3-18.2 21 5.7 3.2-10.0 118 24.0 19.5-29.2 205 56.5 50.3-62.5
Gaston 412 70 22.2 16.4-29.4 21 6.9 3.3-13.9 117 22.9 18.4-28.1 204 48.0 41.1-54.9
Guilford 420 51 13.3 8.8-19.6 10 3.2 1.4- 7.1 123 21.7 16.6-27.7 236 61.8 54.7-68.5
Iredell 429 58 14.0 10.3-18.8 18 4.0 2.3- 6.7 135 24.3 20.1-29.1 218 57.7 51.8-63.3
Johnston 469 79 20.6 15.3-27.1 17 6.2 3.1-12.3 131 20.5 16.6-24.9 242 52.7 46.2-59.2
Mecklenburg 672 56 7.6 5.5-10.3 34 5.5 3.5- 8.4 198 22.8 19.5-26.6 384 64.1 59.6-68.3
New Hanover 370 39 9.6 6.6-13.9 13 7.6 3.7-15.1 136 33.5 27.0-40.6 182 49.3 42.0-56.5
Onslow 410 67 17.3 12.6-23.3 14 3.1 1.6- 5.8 134 31.5 26.0-37.5 195 48.1 41.8-54.5
Orange 378 27 9.3 5.6-15.1 9 1.9 0.9- 4.0 129 29.9 24.3-36.1 213 58.9 51.9-65.5
Pitt 391 42 12.7 8.4-18.7 19 5.3 2.7-10.0 114 22.3 17.9-27.5 216 59.7 52.8-66.2
Randolph 400 53 15.7 11.0-21.9 19 6.8 3.5-12.9 118 27.2 21.4-34.0 210 50.2 43.1-57.3
Robeson 396 64 17.6 12.9-23.5 28 6.5 4.0-10.6 109 20.5 16.2-25.7 195 55.3 47.4-63.0
Rowan 445 67 19.0 13.8-25.7 20 8.3 4.2-15.7 119 20.4 16.3-25.2 239 52.3 45.3-59.1
Union 408 56 15.9 11.3-22.0 9 3.4 1.0-10.6 110 23.4 17.9-29.9 233 57.3 50.2-64.1
Wake 582 49 7.7 5.4-10.9 20 4.3 2.6- 7.2 177 25.5 21.7-29.8 336 62.4 57.6-67.1
Wayne 444 68 20.2 14.5-27.3 28 8.5 5.2-13.4 117 27.4 20.6-35.5 231 44.0 36.9-51.2
NC REGIONS
Eastern NC 5,289 747 15.6 14.2-17.1 253 6.9 5.6- 8.5 1,617 25.7 24.2-27.3 2,672 51.7 49.7-53.8
Piedmont 7,581 986 14.6 13.3-15.9 312 4.8 4.0- 5.6 2,253 24.2 22.9-25.7 4,030 56.4 54.7-58.1
Western NC 2,906 450 19.2 17.1-21.6 130 5.1 4.1- 6.5 919 25.5 23.5-27.5 1,407 50.2 47.6-52.8
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS (AHEC)
Mountain AHEC 1,904 278 16.9 14.5-19.5 93 6.0 4.5- 8.0 610 26.6 24.2-29.2 923 50.5 47.4-53.6
Northwest 3,301 519 19.6 17.5-21.8 140 4.7 3.7- 5.9 996 24.3 22.5-26.2 1,646 51.4 48.9-54.0
Charlotte 2,094 271 13.8 11.8-16.0 90 5.0 3.7- 6.8 586 23.1 20.9-25.5 1,147 58.1 55.2-61.0
Greensboro 1,809 213 14.5 11.8-17.7 66 4.8 3.3- 7.1 555 23.6 20.8-26.6 975 57.1 53.2-60.8
Southern Regional 1,539 231 15.9 13.4-18.7 88 7.1 5.1- 9.7 445 23.8 21.0-26.7 775 53.3 49.5-57.1
Coastal 775 92 11.6 9.0-14.8 34 7.3 4.6-11.5 279 31.5 27.3-36.1 370 49.5 44.6-54.5
Wake 1,713 218 13.8 11.3-16.7 63 4.4 3.1- 6.2 509 24.4 21.5-27.6 923 57.4 53.8-60.9
Area L 474 58 15.1 10.8-20.7 28 7.1 4.3-11.4 131 24.9 20.5-29.9 257 52.9 47.0-58.8
Eastern 2,167 303 15.8 13.6-18.3 93 6.4 4.3- 9.5 678 26.9 24.4-29.6 1,093 50.9 47.6-54.2

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* Data in this table were derived from the tobacco use questions 1 and 2.
Overall smoking prevalence estimates can be obtained by adding 'Smoke everyday' and 'Smoke somedays' rates.

^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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