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2009 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 6,457 1,774 31.0 29.0-33.1 619 12.7 11.0-14.6 4,064 56.3 54.1-58.5
COUNTY/REGIONS
Alamance 165 41 24.6 17.1-34.1 11 8.5 3.2-20.7 113 66.9 55.6-76.5
Buncombe 180 33 22.9 15.5-32.5 28 18.5 12.1-27.3 119 58.6 49.1-67.4
Cabarrus 166 51 37.6 27.9-48.4 14 16.7 8.0-31.8 101 45.7 35.6-56.1
Catawba 183 42 31.8 22.6-42.7 19 14.9 5.8-33.2 122 53.3 41.9-64.4
Cumberland 182 57 34.0 25.9-43.3 26 15.4 8.8-25.5 99 50.6 41.1-60.0
Davidson 226 67 32.7 25.0-41.4 25 12.4 7.9-19.0 134 54.9 46.3-63.3
Durham 160 29 16.5 10.5-25.1 12 11.8 5.3-24.4 119 71.7 59.6-81.3
Forsyth 181 47 32.4 23.8-42.4 18 15.5 8.8-25.8 116 52.1 42.6-61.5
Gaston 176 47 32.4 23.4-43.0 21 15.8 9.2-26.0 108 51.8 41.9-61.5
Guilford 195 46 26.9 18.8-36.9 23 11.1 6.7-17.8 126 62.0 52.0-71.2
Iredell 211 57 34.9 26.5-44.4 16 7.5 4.1-13.5 138 57.5 48.4-66.1
Johnston 204 65 34.3 24.9-45.0 15 14.1 6.7-27.4 124 51.6 41.3-61.8
Mecklenburg 277 74 30.8 23.7-39.0 21 8.9 5.4-14.3 182 60.3 52.3-67.8
New Hanover 215 54 42.1 31.6-53.3 18 7.1 4.1-12.2 143 50.8 40.5-61.0
Onslow 201 61 37.9 29.3-47.4 20 12.6 7.7-20.1 120 49.5 40.8-58.2
Orange 144 25 24.9 16.4-36.0 14 8.6 4.7-15.2 105 66.5 55.8-75.7
Pitt 172 41 33.8 22.2-47.8 17 11.7 6.2-21.2 114 54.4 42.2-66.2
Randolph 168 61 42.4 31.7-53.9 15 7.7 4.3-13.4 92 49.9 38.9-60.8
Robeson 190 68 40.5 31.4-50.3 20 16.6 9.3-27.8 102 42.9 34.0-52.3
Rowan 219 66 35.1 25.7-45.9 28 18.4 11.6-27.9 125 46.5 37.2-56.0
Union 147 41 27.0 19.0-36.8 8 5.5 2.5-11.7 98 67.5 57.6-76.1
Wake 241 60 25.4 18.4-33.9 17 14.5 7.2-27.0 164 60.1 50.1-69.3
Wayne 189 63 35.9 27.3-45.4 15 14.7 7.6-26.4 111 49.5 40.0-59.0
NC REGIONS
Eastern NC 1,854 549 32.2 28.5-36.2 179 12.9 9.9-16.6 1,126 54.9 50.6-59.1
Piedmont 3,145 829 30.1 27.5-32.9 288 12.4 10.1-15.1 2,028 57.4 54.4-60.4
Western NC 1,458 396 32.0 27.6-36.7 152 13.3 10.7-16.5 910 54.7 50.3-59.1
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS (AHEC)
Mountain AHEC 973 249 28.9 25.1-33.2 100 13.9 10.9-17.6 624 57.2 52.9-61.4
Northwest 1,549 441 35.0 30.7-39.5 160 12.4 9.7-15.6 948 52.6 48.3-57.0
Charlotte 819 231 34.1 29.2-39.3 69 9.9 7.2-13.5 519 56.0 50.8-61.1
Greensboro 749 189 30.7 24.8-37.3 69 11.7 7.4-18.0 491 57.6 50.7-64.2
Southern Regional 600 189 29.9 24.6-35.8 73 14.3 10.1-19.8 338 55.8 49.2-62.2
Coastal 299 78 36.4 26.0-48.3 25 7.6 4.0-14.0 196 55.9 44.1-67.1
Wake 681 172 24.9 20.2-30.2 51 15.1 9.8-22.5 458 60.0 53.5-66.2
Area L 64 17 32.0 19.2-48.2 5 10.3 3.8-24.8 42 57.8 42.2-71.9
Eastern 723 208 29.3 23.6-35.7 67 15.5 9.7-24.0 448 55.1 47.9-62.2

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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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