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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

Tobacco Use Prevention

Not including yourself, how many of the adults who live in your household smoke cigarettes, cigars or pipes?

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  Total
Respond.^
One adult Two adults Three or more adults No adults
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 10,245 1,870 18.8 17.7-19.9 257 4.1 3.4- 4.9 66 1.6 1.1- 2.3 8,052 75.5 74.2-76.8
COUNTY/REGIONS
Alamance 230 39 16.4 11.3-23.2 6 2.2 0.9- 5.2 2 3.1 0.6-15.3 183 78.3 69.9-84.9
Buncombe 227 37 17.0 12.1-23.2 3 4.5 1.5-13.1 1 2.0 0.3-13.0 186 76.5 68.3-83.1
Cabarrus 248 43 20.1 13.5-28.9 8 3.7 1.8- 7.6 2 1.6 0.3- 7.5 195 74.5 65.7-81.7
Catawba 306 46 17.2 12.3-23.4 7 2.8 1.3- 5.9 3 2.7 0.7- 9.7 250 77.3 70.4-83.1
Cumberland 287 62 21.6 16.3-28.1 16 11.1 5.3-21.7 1 0.5 0.1- 3.4 208 66.8 58.3-74.4
Davidson 260 47 20.3 14.1-28.2 6 2.6 1.1- 6.2 3 2.1 0.5- 8.1 204 75.0 66.9-81.7
Durham 243 39 20.6 13.7-29.9 4 2.3 0.9- 6.2 2 4.8 1.0-19.8 198 72.3 61.7-80.8
Forsyth 258 44 16.8 11.7-23.3 5 3.8 1.3-10.5 1 0.4 0.1- 2.8 208 79.1 71.8-84.9
Gaston 278 62 24.1 17.9-31.7 7 4.0 1.7- 9.1 1 2.0 0.3-12.7 208 69.9 61.7-77.0
Guilford 264 35 14.2 9.6-20.6 2 1.9 0.5- 7.8 4 4.3 1.1-15.2 223 79.5 71.1-86.0
Iredell 306 61 21.6 16.5-27.7 4 1.3 0.4- 4.4 1 0.6 0.1- 4.2 240 76.5 70.2-81.8
Johnston 316 73 23.9 17.6-31.6 7 5.1 1.9-12.9 0 0.0 . - . 236 71.0 62.8-78.1
Mecklenburg 432 65 13.1 10.1-16.8 5 1.5 0.6- 4.0 1 0.8 0.1- 5.5 361 84.6 80.4-88.0
New Hanover 233 38 16.8 11.3-24.2 3 2.7 0.9- 8.4 0 0.0 . - . 192 80.4 72.7-86.4
Onslow 279 62 24.1 18.4-30.9 10 5.3 2.7-10.3 2 4.0 1.0-14.4 205 66.6 58.8-73.7
Orange 248 30 11.6 7.9-16.8 1 0.4 0.0- 2.5 2 1.2 0.3- 4.9 215 86.9 81.4-90.9
Pitt 237 55 22.8 16.2-31.1 3 3.4 0.8-13.1 0 0.0 . - . 179 73.9 64.9-81.2
Randolph 274 54 21.8 15.7-29.4 8 7.1 2.9-16.7 4 2.1 0.7- 6.7 208 68.9 60.2-76.5
Robeson 229 52 20.5 14.7-28.0 8 4.4 2.1- 9.2 5 8.6 1.8-32.9 164 66.4 54.2-76.8
Rowan 284 66 32.0 24.2-41.0 9 4.3 2.1- 8.5 3 1.7 0.5- 5.3 206 62.1 53.4-70.0
Union 298 41 17.1 11.0-25.5 10 4.0 1.4-10.6 4 3.8 1.1-12.5 243 75.2 66.0-82.5
Wake 403 48 11.9 8.4-16.4 9 3.7 1.8- 7.5 1 0.7 0.1- 4.7 345 83.8 78.5-88.0
Wayne 280 59 20.3 15.1-26.9 8 4.2 1.8- 9.4 1 0.5 0.1- 3.7 212 74.9 67.6-81.0
NC REGIONS
Eastern NC 3,354 676 20.6 18.8-22.6 92 4.6 3.4- 6.1 17 1.3 0.7- 2.6 2,569 73.4 71.1-75.6
Piedmont 4,995 850 17.8 16.3-19.4 115 3.8 2.9- 4.9 38 1.8 1.1- 2.8 3,992 76.7 74.8-78.4
Western NC 1,896 344 19.5 17.2-22.0 50 4.3 3.0- 6.2 11 1.3 0.6- 2.8 1,491 74.9 72.0-77.6
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS (AHEC)
Mountain AHEC 1,233 229 20.0 17.2-23.2 27 3.9 2.3- 6.6 6 1.5 0.6- 4.0 971 74.6 70.9-78.0
Northwest 2,193 404 21.1 18.6-23.9 58 3.9 2.8- 5.6 16 1.0 0.6- 1.8 1,715 73.9 71.0-76.7
Charlotte 1,417 250 18.6 16.0-21.4 36 3.1 2.0- 4.6 9 1.5 0.7- 3.3 1,122 76.9 73.7-79.7
Greensboro 1,151 177 14.9 12.2-18.0 24 4.1 2.3- 7.1 12 2.5 1.0- 6.3 938 78.5 74.3-82.2
Southern Regional 950 211 24.6 20.8-28.7 31 5.0 2.8- 8.8 8 1.6 0.4- 5.5 700 68.9 64.1-73.2
Coastal 501 86 16.6 13.0-20.9 12 3.3 1.8- 6.0 3 1.7 0.5- 5.5 400 78.4 73.5-82.7
Wake 1,126 188 15.4 12.7-18.6 27 4.9 3.0- 7.9 6 2.0 0.8- 4.9 905 77.8 73.7-81.4
Area L 267 50 25.2 18.5-33.4 7 3.5 1.3- 9.0 0 0.0 . - . 210 71.2 63.0-78.3
Eastern 1,407 275 18.5 16.0-21.4 35 4.2 2.8- 6.4 6 1.4 0.6- 3.3 1,091 75.8 72.5-78.9

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^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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