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2010 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

Tobacco Use

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 12,085 1,475 14.3 13.2-15.5 554 5.4 4.7- 6.3 3,634 24.5 23.3-25.6 6,422 55.8 54.3-57.2
COUNTY/REGIONS
Alamance 309 41 17.6 12.0-25.0 29 12.2 7.5-19.2 85 20.0 15.2-26.0 154 50.2 42.3-58.1
Buncombe 263 25 12.5 7.8-19.6 8 2.0 0.8- 4.8 105 34.4 27.7-41.7 125 51.0 43.2-58.9
Cabarrus 306 39 12.4 8.5-17.8 6 2.9 1.2- 6.7 77 17.4 13.2-22.7 184 67.2 60.2-73.5
Catawba 293 35 10.1 6.8-14.7 11 6.8 2.8-15.6 96 28.5 22.1-36.0 151 54.6 46.5-62.5
Cumberland 297 36 13.7 9.1-20.1 18 4.4 2.6- 7.4 77 22.5 17.5-28.5 166 59.3 52.1-66.1
Davidson 361 55 24.8 17.0-34.7 13 4.8 2.2-10.3 114 21.9 17.0-27.8 179 48.4 40.2-56.7
Durham 616 45 7.0 4.5-10.5 30 7.7 4.8-12.1 176 23.2 18.7-28.4 365 62.1 56.3-67.7
Forsyth 277 46 16.9 11.8-23.6 10 3.0 1.5- 6.0 75 23.9 17.6-31.8 146 56.2 47.9-64.2
Gaston 265 39 18.2 11.4-27.8 17 9.4 4.1-20.2 71 24.0 17.5-32.1 138 48.3 39.2-57.6
Guilford 687 81 11.7 9.0-15.1 33 3.9 2.6- 6.0 205 24.4 20.6-28.7 368 59.9 54.9-64.8
Iredell 331 35 13.3 8.8-19.5 12 5.2 2.3-11.3 109 27.1 21.6-33.5 175 54.4 46.9-61.7
Johnston 276 41 15.5 9.9-23.5 10 4.2 1.7-10.2 70 21.0 15.5-27.8 155 59.2 50.3-67.6
Mecklenburg 603 46 6.1 4.2- 8.9 32 5.9 3.6- 9.7 151 22.8 18.1-28.3 374 65.2 59.4-70.5
New Hanover 330 36 13.7 9.2-20.1 5 1.3 0.5- 3.4 121 31.6 25.7-38.0 168 53.4 46.3-60.3
Onslow 301 61 22.7 16.5-30.5 18 6.9 3.8-12.2 89 23.6 18.1-30.2 133 46.7 38.9-54.7
Orange 292 22 6.8 4.1-11.1 12 6.5 2.8-14.1 97 26.9 21.0-33.8 161 59.8 51.7-67.4
Pitt 340 34 13.0 8.3-19.7 16 8.5 3.7-18.2 107 22.5 17.5-28.4 183 56.1 47.7-64.1
Randolph 394 53 14.0 9.6-19.9 18 7.1 3.9-12.5 122 24.9 20.0-30.5 201 54.1 46.9-61.1
Robeson 313 55 18.6 13.1-25.7 16 3.8 2.1- 6.8 80 23.8 18.0-30.8 162 53.8 45.9-61.4
Rowan 379 41 14.6 9.5-21.9 20 6.3 3.8-10.4 120 24.5 19.6-30.2 198 54.5 47.4-61.5
Union 348 30 9.6 5.9-15.3 17 10.0 4.0-22.8 104 21.5 16.6-27.2 197 59.0 50.2-67.2
Wake 706 63 13.1 9.0-18.6 16 3.2 1.5- 6.5 189 20.4 16.9-24.4 438 63.4 57.8-68.6
Wayne 365 48 18.5 12.1-27.2 24 5.9 3.6- 9.5 103 23.9 18.3-30.6 190 51.7 43.8-59.6
NC REGIONS
Eastern NC 3,134 425 14.9 12.7-17.3 160 5.9 4.4- 7.9 905 23.8 21.6-26.1 1,644 55.4 52.4-58.4
Piedmont 6,988 771 13.5 12.0-15.1 317 5.5 4.6- 6.5 2,053 23.4 21.9-24.9 3,847 57.7 55.8-59.6
Western NC 1,963 279 17.2 14.9-19.9 77 4.3 3.2- 5.8 676 31.1 28.4-33.9 931 47.4 44.2-50.5
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS (AHEC)
Mountain AHEC 1,338 176 16.0 13.1-19.3 48 3.5 2.4- 5.2 479 32.1 28.8-35.5 635 48.5 44.6-52.3
Northwest 2,393 333 17.8 15.2-20.8 100 5.0 3.8- 6.7 753 26.0 23.5-28.6 1,207 51.2 48.0-54.3
Charlotte 1,713 181 11.3 8.9-14.2 79 6.1 4.3- 8.6 461 22.5 19.7-25.6 992 60.2 56.4-63.8
Greensboro 1,889 210 12.1 9.9-14.8 102 6.6 5.0- 8.7 583 25.2 22.7-27.9 994 56.1 52.7-59.4
Southern Regional 1,063 153 15.6 12.1-19.9 58 6.0 3.6-10.0 272 21.6 18.3-25.4 580 56.7 51.6-61.7
Coastal 495 57 16.3 11.1-23.4 13 2.5 1.2- 5.0 173 26.7 21.2-33.0 252 54.5 47.4-61.4
Wake 1,790 175 13.1 10.3-16.5 70 4.1 2.9- 6.0 490 21.7 19.1-24.5 1,055 61.1 57.3-64.7
Area L 129 12 9.5 4.9-17.4 12 11.4 5.8-21.3 34 21.8 15.0-30.6 71 57.3 46.5-67.5
Eastern 1,275 178 15.8 12.1-20.5 72 6.8 4.1-11.1 389 26.0 22.0-30.4 636 51.4 46.1-56.7

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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.

NOTE: For AHEC Regions, results for Area L are least reliable due to small sample size.

^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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