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2009 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 2,385 1,340 59.3 55.8-62.7 1,045 40.7 37.3-44.2
COUNTY/REGIONS
Alamance 51 30 64.1 46.9-78.4 21 35.9 21.6-53.1
Buncombe 61 35 65.3 49.5-78.3 26 34.7 21.7-50.5
Cabarrus 65 35 66.4 51.1-78.9 30 33.6 21.1-48.9
Catawba 61 38 55.7 34.2-75.2 23 44.3 24.8-65.8
Cumberland 83 55 59.6 44.3-73.2 28 40.4 26.8-55.7
Davidson 91 40 43.4 31.2-56.5 51 56.6 43.5-68.8
Durham 41 23 66.3 46.7-81.5 18 33.7 18.5-53.3
Forsyth 65 35 54.1 38.2-69.2 30 45.9 30.8-61.8
Gaston 68 40 51.4 35.5-67.0 28 48.6 33.0-64.5
Guilford 69 40 61.5 46.2-74.9 29 38.5 25.1-53.8
Iredell 72 47 63.7 47.1-77.5 25 36.3 22.5-52.9
Johnston 80 44 68.5 53.3-80.5 36 31.5 19.5-46.7
Mecklenburg 95 50 48.8 35.6-62.1 45 51.2 37.9-64.4
New Hanover 72 41 60.9 44.1-75.5 31 39.1 24.5-55.9
Onslow 81 44 65.0 52.1-76.1 37 35.0 23.9-47.9
Orange 38 21 62.4 43.3-78.3 17 37.6 21.7-56.7
Pitt 58 38 57.1 34.3-77.2 20 42.9 22.8-65.7
Randolph 76 40 58.1 41.7-72.8 36 41.9 27.2-58.3
Robeson 88 52 64.9 51.4-76.4 36 35.1 23.6-48.6
Rowan 93 53 60.4 45.0-74.0 40 39.6 26.0-55.0
Union 49 28 67.5 51.0-80.6 21 32.5 19.4-49.0
Wake 77 45 65.3 48.7-78.9 32 34.7 21.1-51.3
Wayne 77 32 51.1 36.1-65.8 45 48.9 34.2-63.9
NC REGIONS
Eastern NC 727 411 58.6 52.1-64.8 316 41.4 35.2-47.9
Piedmont 1,112 625 60.1 55.3-64.7 487 39.9 35.3-44.7
Western NC 546 304 58.0 49.9-65.7 242 42.0 34.3-50.1
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS (AHEC)
Mountain AHEC 349 191 60.2 53.1-66.9 158 39.8 33.1-46.9
Northwest 596 332 53.2 46.0-60.3 264 46.8 39.7-54.0
Charlotte 300 167 55.6 47.1-63.7 133 44.4 36.3-52.9
Greensboro 256 145 62.1 51.2-71.8 111 37.9 28.2-48.8
Southern Regional 262 160 61.9 52.7-70.3 102 38.1 29.7-47.3
Coastal 103 58 55.2 38.6-70.8 45 44.8 29.2-61.4
Wake 223 129 70.5 60.8-78.6 94 29.5 21.4-39.2
Area L 22 14 65.0 38.2-84.8 8 35.0 15.2-61.8
Eastern 274 144 55.0 43.5-66.1 130 45.0 33.9-56.5

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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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