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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

Tobacco Use

Do you now smoke cigarettes everyday, some days, or not at all?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Everyday Some days Not at all
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 7,667 2,183 33.9 32.2-35.6 695 11.9 10.6-13.3 4,789 54.3 52.5-56.0
COUNTY/REGIONS
Alamance 183 53 35.7 26.7-45.9 17 13.2 5.8-27.3 113 51.1 41.0-61.1
Buncombe 169 40 32.1 23.0-42.7 20 15.2 9.4-23.7 109 52.7 43.1-62.1
Cabarrus 173 50 28.3 20.5-37.6 20 14.2 8.4-22.9 103 57.6 47.8-66.8
Catawba 216 64 39.6 30.9-49.1 18 8.6 5.2-14.1 134 51.7 42.9-60.4
Cumberland 243 81 38.9 31.1-47.2 28 12.5 8.1-18.9 134 48.6 40.8-56.5
Davidson 210 61 35.0 25.7-45.7 19 9.2 5.5-15.0 130 55.8 45.8-65.3
Durham 184 40 27.1 17.5-39.4 19 15.4 8.2-27.1 125 57.5 45.3-68.8
Forsyth 200 61 31.7 24.4-40.0 21 13.1 7.5-21.9 118 55.2 46.5-63.6
Gaston 208 70 42.8 32.9-53.3 21 13.3 6.5-25.3 117 43.9 34.7-53.6
Guilford 184 51 34.9 24.3-47.2 10 8.4 3.7-17.8 123 56.7 44.9-67.9
Iredell 211 58 33.1 25.4-41.8 18 9.4 5.6-15.5 135 57.5 49.0-65.5
Johnston 227 79 43.5 33.9-53.6 17 13.2 6.7-24.5 131 43.3 34.5-52.5
Mecklenburg 288 56 21.1 15.8-27.7 34 15.3 10.1-22.4 198 63.6 56.2-70.5
New Hanover 188 39 19.0 13.0-27.0 13 15.0 7.4-27.9 136 66.0 54.9-75.6
Onslow 215 67 33.4 25.1-42.9 14 5.9 3.1-11.1 134 60.7 51.3-69.3
Orange 165 27 22.7 14.3-34.0 9 4.7 2.3- 9.6 129 72.6 61.6-81.4
Pitt 175 42 31.5 22.0-42.7 19 13.1 7.0-23.4 114 55.4 44.8-65.5
Randolph 190 53 31.6 22.6-42.2 19 13.7 7.2-24.6 118 54.7 43.9-65.0
Robeson 201 64 39.4 31.1-48.5 28 14.6 9.2-22.6 109 45.9 37.8-54.3
Rowan 206 67 39.9 29.9-50.7 20 17.4 9.2-30.6 119 42.7 33.6-52.3
Union 175 56 37.3 27.0-48.9 9 8.0 2.5-22.8 110 54.7 42.9-66.0
Wake 246 49 20.6 14.7-28.0 20 11.5 6.9-18.5 177 67.9 59.8-75.1
Wayne 213 68 36.0 26.2-47.1 28 15.1 9.3-23.6 117 48.9 37.9-60.0
NC REGIONS
Eastern NC 2,617 747 32.4 29.7-35.1 253 14.4 11.8-17.3 1,617 53.3 50.4-56.2
Piedmont 3,551 986 33.5 31.0-36.0 312 10.9 9.3-12.8 2,253 55.6 53.0-58.2
Western NC 1,499 450 38.6 35.0-42.4 130 10.3 8.2-13.0 919 51.1 47.5-54.6
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS (AHEC)
Mountain AHEC 981 278 34.1 30.0-38.6 93 12.1 9.2-15.8 610 53.8 49.4-58.1
Northwest 1,655 519 40.3 36.7-43.9 140 9.7 7.7-12.0 996 50.1 46.6-53.5
Charlotte 947 271 32.9 28.7-37.3 90 12.0 9.0-15.9 586 55.1 50.6-59.6
Greensboro 834 213 33.7 28.3-39.7 66 11.3 7.7-16.2 555 55.0 49.1-60.7
Southern Regional 764 231 34.0 29.2-39.0 88 15.1 11.1-20.2 445 50.9 45.8-56.0
Coastal 405 92 23.0 18.0-28.8 34 14.5 9.3-22.0 279 62.5 55.4-69.1
Wake 790 218 32.3 27.1-38.0 63 10.3 7.4-14.2 509 57.4 51.6-62.9
Area L 217 58 32.0 23.7-41.6 28 15.0 9.3-23.3 131 53.0 44.0-61.8
Eastern 1,074 303 32.1 28.0-36.6 93 13.1 8.9-18.8 678 54.8 49.9-59.6

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*This question was asked only of respondents who reported ever smoking at least 100 or more cigarettes.

^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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