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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

Tobacco Use

During the past 12 months, have you stopped smoking for one day or longer because you were trying to quit smoking?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 2,871 1,623 58.3 55.5-61.1 1,248 41.7 38.9-44.5
COUNTY/REGIONS
Alamance 70 37 65.3 50.3-77.8 33 34.7 22.2-49.7
Buncombe 60 30 53.1 37.2-68.4 30 46.9 31.6-62.8
Cabarrus 70 40 58.1 43.1-71.7 30 41.9 28.3-56.9
Catawba 82 46 50.4 36.2-64.7 36 49.6 35.3-63.8
Cumberland 109 62 51.2 39.2-63.0 47 48.8 37.0-60.8
Davidson 80 44 56.7 40.7-71.4 36 43.3 28.6-59.3
Durham 59 37 75.9 61.0-86.3 22 24.1 13.7-39.0
Forsyth 82 43 57.5 44.1-69.9 39 42.5 30.1-55.9
Gaston 90 55 63.2 47.8-76.3 35 36.8 23.7-52.2
Guilford 61 28 46.0 28.4-64.7 33 54.0 35.3-71.6
Iredell 76 41 56.7 42.8-69.7 35 43.3 30.3-57.2
Johnston 96 52 60.5 45.4-73.8 44 39.5 26.2-54.6
Mecklenburg 90 65 78.2 67.5-86.0 25 21.8 14.0-32.5
New Hanover 52 33 72.6 55.6-84.9 19 27.4 15.1-44.4
Onslow 81 45 59.3 44.3-72.7 36 40.7 27.3-55.7
Orange 36 14 37.1 19.4-59.0 22 62.9 41.0-80.6
Pitt 61 38 72.4 57.3-83.7 23 27.6 16.3-42.7
Randolph 72 43 58.1 41.0-73.5 29 41.9 26.5-59.0
Robeson 92 58 67.3 54.8-77.8 34 32.7 22.2-45.2
Rowan 86 49 66.4 51.9-78.3 37 33.6 21.7-48.1
Union 65 43 76.3 62.5-86.1 22 23.7 13.9-37.5
Wake 69 37 56.7 41.9-70.4 32 43.3 29.6-58.1
Wayne 96 52 64.6 50.7-76.4 44 35.4 23.6-49.3
NC REGIONS
Eastern NC 1,000 572 58.2 53.4-62.8 428 41.8 37.2-46.6
Piedmont 1,295 738 59.7 55.5-63.7 557 40.3 36.3-44.5
Western NC 576 313 53.6 47.6-59.5 263 46.4 40.5-52.4
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS (AHEC)
Mountain AHEC 367 206 58.8 51.5-65.6 161 41.2 34.4-48.5
Northwest 658 349 50.9 45.3-56.5 309 49.1 43.5-54.7
Charlotte 360 232 67.8 60.8-74.1 128 32.2 25.9-39.2
Greensboro 279 148 57.7 48.0-66.9 131 42.3 33.1-52.0
Southern Regional 318 187 56.1 47.7-64.2 131 43.9 35.8-52.3
Coastal 126 76 59.9 47.7-71.1 50 40.1 28.9-52.3
Wake 281 156 60.7 51.9-68.9 125 39.3 31.1-48.1
Area L 86 42 40.7 27.6-55.2 44 59.3 44.8-72.4
Eastern 396 227 62.9 55.2-70.0 169 37.1 30.0-44.8

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* This question was asked only of respondents who reported smoking 100 or more cigarettes in her/his entire life and currently 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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