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2009 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

Derived Variables and Risk Factors

Smoking Status*

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  Total
Respond.^
Smoke everyday Smoke some days Former smoker Never smoked
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 13,219 1,774 14.4 13.4-15.5 619 5.9 5.1- 6.8 4,064 26.2 24.9-27.5 6,762 53.5 52.0-55.1
COUNTY/REGIONS
Alamance 352 41 11.0 7.6-15.7 11 3.8 1.4- 9.9 113 30.0 22.7-38.3 187 55.2 46.4-63.7
Buncombe 398 33 9.7 6.4-14.5 28 7.8 5.0-12.1 119 24.8 20.3-29.8 218 57.7 51.6-63.6
Cabarrus 351 51 16.8 12.2-22.8 14 7.5 3.4-15.7 101 20.5 15.9-25.9 185 55.2 47.6-62.6
Catawba 363 42 15.6 10.9-21.8 19 7.3 2.7-18.1 122 26.1 21.3-31.6 180 51.0 43.9-58.0
Cumberland 382 57 14.9 11.1-19.7 26 6.7 3.8-11.8 99 22.1 17.3-27.7 200 56.3 49.7-62.7
Davidson 411 67 17.5 13.0-23.1 25 6.6 4.2-10.3 134 29.4 24.0-35.3 185 46.5 40.2-53.0
Durham 413 29 6.2 4.0- 9.3 12 4.4 1.9- 9.7 119 26.8 20.2-34.5 253 62.7 55.0-69.7
Forsyth 380 47 14.4 10.1-20.0 18 6.8 3.8-12.1 116 23.1 18.7-28.1 199 55.7 49.0-62.3
Gaston 351 47 15.9 11.0-22.3 21 7.8 4.4-13.4 108 25.4 20.4-31.1 175 51.0 44.0-57.9
Guilford 427 46 11.3 7.6-16.4 23 4.6 2.8- 7.6 126 26.0 20.4-32.6 232 58.0 50.6-65.1
Iredell 437 57 15.8 11.3-21.5 16 3.4 1.8- 6.2 138 25.9 21.3-31.2 226 54.9 48.2-61.4
Johnston 367 65 19.3 13.6-26.6 15 8.0 3.7-16.4 124 29.1 23.5-35.4 163 43.6 36.3-51.2
Mecklenburg 613 74 13.0 9.7-17.4 21 3.8 2.3- 6.2 182 25.5 21.5-30.0 336 57.7 52.4-62.8
New Hanover 410 54 21.7 15.2-30.0 18 3.7 2.1- 6.4 143 26.2 21.0-32.2 195 48.4 40.8-56.1
Onslow 385 61 19.5 14.4-25.7 20 6.5 3.9-10.6 120 25.4 20.7-30.7 184 48.6 42.3-55.1
Orange 370 25 8.5 5.3-13.3 14 2.9 1.6- 5.4 105 22.8 18.3-27.9 226 65.8 59.7-71.3
Pitt 372 41 15.9 9.7-24.8 17 5.5 2.9-10.3 114 25.5 20.4-31.4 200 53.1 45.8-60.2
Randolph 357 61 21.0 15.1-28.5 15 3.8 2.2- 6.7 92 24.7 18.9-31.6 189 50.4 43.1-57.7
Robeson 374 68 20.9 15.7-27.1 20 8.5 4.7-15.2 102 22.1 17.5-27.6 184 48.5 41.7-55.3
Rowan 436 66 17.1 12.0-23.9 28 9.0 5.5-14.2 125 22.7 18.2-27.9 217 51.2 44.5-57.9
Union 367 41 9.4 6.4-13.6 8 1.9 0.9- 4.2 98 23.4 18.6-29.1 220 65.3 58.8-71.2
Wake 604 60 10.0 7.2-13.7 17 5.7 2.7-11.5 164 23.6 19.5-28.3 363 60.7 55.0-66.1
Wayne 385 63 15.9 11.7-21.2 15 6.5 3.3-12.6 111 22.0 17.4-27.3 196 55.6 48.5-62.5
NC REGIONS
Eastern NC 3,646 549 15.8 13.8-18.0 179 6.3 4.8- 8.3 1,126 26.9 24.3-29.7 1,792 51.0 47.8-54.2
Piedmont 6,761 829 13.4 12.1-14.8 288 5.5 4.5- 6.8 2,028 25.5 23.9-27.2 3,616 55.6 53.5-57.6
Western NC 2,812 396 16.1 13.5-19.0 152 6.7 5.3- 8.4 910 27.5 25.1-30.0 1,354 49.8 46.7-52.9
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS (AHEC)
Mountain AHEC 1,918 249 13.9 11.9-16.3 100 6.7 5.2- 8.6 624 27.5 25.1-30.1 945 51.8 48.7-54.9
Northwest 3,001 441 17.6 15.1-20.4 160 6.2 4.9- 8.0 948 26.5 24.1-29.1 1,452 49.6 46.5-52.7
Charlotte 1,803 231 14.4 12.0-17.2 69 4.2 3.0- 5.8 519 23.7 21.0-26.6 984 57.7 54.1-61.3
Greensboro 1,646 189 13.6 10.8-17.0 69 5.2 3.2- 8.2 491 25.5 21.9-29.4 897 55.8 51.2-60.2
Southern Regional 1,188 189 14.4 11.7-17.5 73 6.9 4.8- 9.7 338 26.8 22.7-31.4 588 51.9 47.0-56.7
Coastal 568 78 19.7 13.7-27.3 25 4.1 2.2- 7.6 196 30.2 22.4-39.2 269 46.1 37.2-55.2
Wake 1,507 172 10.9 8.8-13.4 51 6.6 4.2-10.3 458 26.4 23.1-29.9 826 56.1 52.0-60.1
Area L 142 17 12.9 7.2-22.1 5 4.2 1.5-10.9 42 23.4 16.0-32.7 78 59.6 48.1-70.1
Eastern 1,446 208 14.6 11.6-18.1 67 7.7 4.7-12.5 448 27.4 23.3-31.9 723 50.3 45.0-55.6

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*Data in this table were derived from the tobacco use questions 1 and 2.
Overall smoking prevalence estimates can be obtained by adding 'Smoke everyday' and 'Smoke somedays' rates.

^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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