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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

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Respond.^
Strongly agree Agree Disagree Strongly disagree
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 2,515 123 4.4 3.1- 6.2 632 23.3 20.9-25.8 1,219 47.8 44.7-50.8 541 24.6 21.9-27.5
COUNTY/REGIONS
Alamance 60 4 5.1 1.6-15.1 19 31.4 18.4-48.2 23 36.5 22.9-52.7 14 26.9 14.9-43.8
Buncombe 56 1 0.8 0.1- 5.8 10 13.9 6.7-26.6 29 60.6 44.6-74.7 16 24.6 13.8-40.0
Cabarrus 62 1 0.6 0.1- 4.2 20 32.3 19.7-48.0 27 42.4 27.7-58.5 14 24.7 13.7-40.5
Catawba 75 3 3.4 1.0-11.1 13 13.3 7.1-23.5 41 62.8 48.6-75.1 18 20.6 11.8-33.3
Cumberland 101 4 2.6 0.8- 8.0 19 18.7 10.9-30.1 47 41.3 30.1-53.6 31 37.4 25.9-50.5
Davidson 71 1 1.4 0.2- 9.3 21 19.5 11.3-31.4 35 61.7 46.2-75.2 14 17.4 9.4-29.9
Durham 54 3 10.7 2.7-34.4 13 23.0 10.3-44.0 27 47.0 27.7-67.2 11 19.3 9.3-35.6
Forsyth 67 4 4.0 1.4-10.6 13 16.5 8.8-29.0 37 59.0 44.2-72.4 13 20.5 11.2-34.4
Gaston 81 4 4.6 1.4-14.3 20 26.8 14.4-44.3 38 44.4 28.8-61.2 19 24.3 12.2-42.6
Guilford 53 4 3.6 1.2-10.4 16 20.6 10.8-35.6 24 55.8 36.0-73.8 9 20.0 8.6-39.8
Iredell 63 1 1.9 0.3-12.3 23 32.0 19.8-47.3 30 49.0 34.4-63.7 9 17.1 8.6-31.3
Johnston 88 5 13.3 4.4-34.2 22 20.4 12.1-32.3 43 44.6 29.9-60.3 18 21.7 10.6-39.2
Mecklenburg 80 3 2.5 0.7- 8.0 18 19.7 11.1-32.5 44 55.9 42.0-68.9 15 21.9 12.4-35.9
New Hanover 45 3 3.1 0.9-10.0 15 31.1 15.3-53.0 24 61.8 40.7-79.2 3 4.1 1.2-12.8
Onslow 71 6 4.1 1.6-10.1 14 20.2 10.1-36.3 38 49.5 33.5-65.6 13 26.2 11.9-48.3
Orange 33 0 0.0 . - . 6 22.8 8.7-47.9 21 60.6 37.4-79.8 6 16.6 6.7-35.5
Pitt 57 3 10.9 2.1-41.2 15 21.4 10.7-38.2 29 42.8 26.8-60.4 10 24.9 10.5-48.3
Randolph 65 3 3.5 1.0-11.2 14 26.7 12.7-47.6 35 52.9 35.6-69.5 13 17.0 8.8-30.3
Robeson 80 6 4.2 1.7-10.3 27 24.1 15.5-35.3 35 50.2 36.5-63.9 12 21.5 11.2-37.2
Rowan 72 7 3.9 1.6- 9.2 16 37.0 21.3-56.1 33 40.1 25.5-56.7 16 19.0 9.9-33.3
Union 53 5 8.2 2.4-24.5 10 12.6 5.8-25.3 27 42.2 24.8-61.8 11 37.0 18.0-61.1
Wake 61 1 0.6 0.1- 4.5 17 28.4 16.9-43.7 31 46.3 31.3-62.1 12 24.6 12.8-42.0
Wayne 84 4 4.5 1.3-15.1 29 31.7 18.9-48.0 36 48.5 33.2-64.0 15 15.3 8.4-26.0
NC REGIONS
Eastern NC 884 48 6.6 3.4-12.4 239 23.8 20.2-27.9 411 44.9 40.0-49.9 186 24.7 20.5-29.5
Piedmont 1,125 54 3.4 2.4- 4.9 281 24.5 20.9-28.5 554 47.1 42.6-51.6 236 25.0 20.9-29.5
Western NC 506 21 3.3 1.8- 6.0 112 17.9 13.9-22.8 254 55.6 49.4-61.7 119 23.1 18.6-28.4
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS (AHEC)
Mountain AHEC 328 13 3.5 1.6- 7.5 72 15.3 11.3-20.3 161 55.8 48.2-63.1 82 25.4 19.5-32.4
Northwest 562 25 2.7 1.6- 4.3 135 21.9 17.4-27.1 285 52.8 46.7-58.8 117 22.7 17.8-28.5
Charlotte 313 14 3.4 1.7- 6.3 75 22.8 16.9-30.0 155 49.5 41.7-57.2 69 24.4 18.1-32.1
Greensboro 245 13 4.0 2.0- 7.5 62 21.6 15.3-29.5 120 49.3 38.9-59.7 50 25.2 16.5-36.5
Southern Regional 280 11 1.9 0.9- 4.0 71 23.0 17.0-30.4 129 45.5 37.6-53.7 69 29.6 22.6-37.7
Coastal 107 6 3.7 1.5- 9.0 40 35.1 24.4-47.6 46 42.7 31.0-55.3 15 18.4 10.3-30.7
Wake 253 14 5.5 2.8-10.6 67 28.7 20.9-38.1 120 40.0 31.4-49.4 52 25.7 17.6-36.0
Area L 79 3 3.9 1.1-13.0 21 28.7 17.4-43.4 34 36.5 23.5-51.7 21 31.0 17.4-48.9
Eastern 348 24 10.8 3.9-26.4 89 21.4 15.9-28.3 169 47.3 38.4-56.3 66 20.5 14.4-28.4

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*Asked only of respondents who reported smoking daily or occasionally.

^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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