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2009 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

Tobacco Use

How long has it been since you last smoked cigarettes regularly?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Less than 1 year ago 1 to 5 years ago 5 to 10 years ago 10 or more years ago
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 3,979 242 10.2 8.0-12.8 537 18.0 15.8-20.5 462 12.6 10.8-14.7 2,738 59.2 56.3-62.0
COUNTY/REGIONS
Alamance 111 4 13.4 3.3-41.2 16 17.7 8.0-34.9 17 17.1 9.7-28.4 74 51.8 36.6-66.6
Buncombe 117 7 8.9 3.9-19.3 12 15.2 8.4-25.9 13 6.9 3.8-12.2 85 68.9 57.8-78.2
Cabarrus 98 1 1.8 0.3-11.8 14 17.5 9.8-29.4 11 10.3 5.1-19.9 72 70.3 57.8-80.4
Catawba 116 3 3.8 1.2-11.4 12 10.3 5.6-18.4 16 15.8 9.6-24.8 85 70.1 59.9-78.6
Cumberland 97 10 20.9 9.7-39.5 14 15.6 8.8-26.3 10 11.4 5.8-21.3 63 52.1 38.9-64.9
Davidson 132 12 8.8 4.6-16.3 20 22.4 13.6-34.7 11 12.0 5.5-24.2 89 56.8 45.0-67.8
Durham 118 5 2.3 0.9- 5.7 16 33.6 16.9-55.7 11 7.8 3.4-16.7 86 56.4 38.0-73.1
Forsyth 111 9 9.1 4.4-17.7 20 22.8 14.5-34.1 13 12.9 7.1-22.4 69 55.1 44.2-65.6
Gaston 106 5 4.5 1.8-10.8 20 23.3 14.5-35.2 12 11.1 5.9-19.9 69 61.2 49.5-71.7
Guilford 126 4 6.8 1.7-23.2 19 22.4 11.2-39.8 18 14.9 8.8-24.3 85 55.8 42.1-68.7
Iredell 132 8 9.2 4.5-17.9 20 18.0 10.9-28.3 19 17.8 11.1-27.2 85 55.0 44.8-64.8
Johnston 121 11 13.8 7.1-25.1 19 21.9 13.3-34.0 21 19.3 12.2-29.2 70 44.9 34.7-55.7
Mecklenburg 177 9 7.7 2.9-18.8 24 18.3 11.7-27.5 20 10.6 6.4-17.0 124 63.3 53.4-72.3
New Hanover 141 8 11.9 4.2-29.4 15 12.5 6.8-22.1 13 11.5 6.0-21.2 105 64.0 51.3-75.1
Onslow 119 9 14.4 7.3-26.6 17 14.9 8.9-23.8 11 11.1 5.7-20.3 82 59.6 48.4-69.9
Orange 102 3 3.9 1.1-13.0 11 13.6 6.9-25.1 9 11.7 5.8-22.1 79 70.8 58.6-80.6
Pitt 114 5 4.5 1.9-10.7 11 15.4 7.2-30.1 20 23.0 14.2-35.1 78 57.0 44.8-68.5
Randolph 89 6 21.4 8.7-43.7 9 12.8 6.0-25.3 12 17.2 8.4-32.0 62 48.6 34.1-63.2
Robeson 99 5 4.3 1.6-10.9 14 17.5 9.1-31.0 16 18.7 10.0-32.3 64 59.5 46.2-71.5
Rowan 125 9 9.9 4.9-19.0 17 17.9 8.7-33.2 10 9.0 4.6-16.7 89 63.2 50.5-74.3
Union 98 7 9.4 3.6-22.7 18 25.0 15.7-37.3 14 12.9 7.4-21.6 59 52.6 40.7-64.2
Wake 160 6 8.1 2.8-21.5 22 19.5 11.9-30.2 14 12.6 6.7-22.2 118 59.8 48.5-70.2
Wayne 107 10 15.3 6.9-30.6 18 15.9 9.7-25.0 11 8.2 4.1-15.5 68 60.6 48.2-71.8
NC REGIONS
Eastern NC 1,105 74 10.2 5.9-17.1 144 16.4 12.3-21.4 142 12.5 9.7-15.9 745 61.0 54.9-66.7
Piedmont 1,980 109 9.8 7.3-13.1 278 19.8 16.7-23.4 227 13.2 10.5-16.4 1,366 57.2 53.3-61.0
Western NC 894 59 11.9 8.1-17.2 115 13.9 11.2-17.2 93 10.4 8.1-13.4 627 63.8 58.8-68.4
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS (AHEC)
Mountain AHEC 614 34 8.7 5.8-12.9 78 14.8 11.4-19.1 60 8.7 6.4-11.7 442 67.7 62.7-72.4
Northwest 921 68 11.2 7.7-16.1 128 18.2 13.6-23.9 105 13.7 10.6-17.5 620 56.9 51.3-62.3
Charlotte 508 24 6.6 3.5-12.0 80 20.1 15.2-26.1 60 11.6 8.1-16.4 344 61.7 55.1-67.9
Greensboro 482 21 10.6 6.0-18.1 58 16.4 10.6-24.6 63 17.8 10.7-28.3 340 55.1 46.3-63.7
Southern Regional 329 23 8.4 4.5-15.2 46 20.0 12.9-29.5 46 14.2 8.0-24.0 214 57.4 47.5-66.7
Coastal 192 12 19.9 5.5-51.3 22 13.7 7.1-24.8 22 12.7 6.8-22.4 136 53.7 35.9-70.6
Wake 449 30 13.9 8.2-22.4 64 21.3 15.3-28.9 52 11.3 7.7-16.3 303 53.5 45.9-60.9
Area L 42 4 7.6 2.4-21.1 4 13.0 4.3-33.5 7 15.7 7.0-31.8 27 63.7 45.3-78.8
Eastern 442 26 5.7 3.0-10.5 57 15.8 9.1-26.0 47 9.3 5.6-15.0 312 69.2 59.8-77.2

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*This question was asked of those who reported smoking 100+ cigarettes, but no longer smoke.

^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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