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2010 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 1 to 5 years 5 to 10 years 10 or more years
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 3,570 203 9.0 7.3-11.0 479 17.3 15.3-19.4 370 12.7 10.9-14.7 2,518 61.1 58.4-63.6
COUNTY/REGIONS
Alamance 85 6 7.7 2.9-18.9 8 12.8 5.0-29.3 9 13.9 5.3-31.5 62 65.6 49.6-78.7
Buncombe 104 2 5.4 1.3-19.6 6 8.5 3.6-18.9 12 17.7 9.4-30.9 84 68.4 55.3-79.1
Cabarrus 75 6 6.2 2.6-14.0 6 11.4 4.6-25.5 5 7.2 2.8-17.4 58 75.1 61.5-85.1
Catawba 96 4 3.2 1.1- 8.6 15 22.2 11.9-37.7 11 16.7 6.6-36.3 66 57.9 42.6-71.8
Cumberland 77 6 10.9 4.4-24.6 11 17.5 9.4-30.4 10 12.2 6.2-22.9 50 59.3 45.9-71.5
Davidson 113 5 4.5 1.8-10.9 9 9.8 3.9-22.3 21 20.9 12.3-33.2 78 64.8 52.1-75.7
Durham 171 5 4.3 1.2-14.2 21 21.0 11.3-35.7 25 19.0 10.9-31.1 120 55.6 43.0-67.5
Forsyth 74 4 16.2 4.6-43.7 11 20.8 10.2-37.7 8 17.0 7.0-36.1 51 46.0 30.6-62.2
Gaston 70 4 7.2 2.3-20.4 9 18.2 8.4-35.2 11 16.4 8.0-30.6 46 58.2 41.6-73.1
Guilford 203 15 13.4 6.7-25.1 36 18.9 13.1-26.5 14 8.6 4.6-15.4 138 59.2 49.7-68.0
Iredell 109 6 5.2 1.9-13.9 22 25.3 15.9-37.8 13 15.4 8.4-26.8 68 54.0 42.1-65.5
Johnston 69 5 7.2 2.8-17.2 10 13.8 7.0-25.3 11 20.9 10.4-37.3 43 58.2 43.1-72.0
Mecklenburg 146 7 11.0 4.4-24.8 15 10.8 5.9-18.8 10 13.0 5.3-28.8 114 65.2 51.1-77.1
New Hanover 120 6 9.1 3.5-21.9 14 13.5 7.2-23.9 12 8.7 4.7-15.5 88 68.7 56.9-78.5
Onslow 85 8 13.5 5.1-31.2 15 29.0 16.6-45.8 12 12.3 6.3-22.6 50 45.1 32.4-58.6
Orange 97 4 8.9 2.8-24.5 13 16.8 8.5-30.7 5 4.7 1.7-12.2 75 69.6 55.3-80.9
Pitt 103 2 3.3 0.6-15.5 12 12.5 6.4-23.1 9 10.4 4.7-21.4 80 73.9 61.2-83.5
Randolph 119 10 16.3 8.5-29.0 22 21.1 13.1-32.0 12 10.6 5.3-20.2 75 51.9 40.8-62.9
Robeson 78 8 11.9 4.9-26.4 9 15.7 6.9-32.0 8 10.8 4.9-22.1 53 61.5 45.8-75.2
Rowan 119 5 3.2 1.2- 8.6 22 26.1 16.0-39.7 10 12.2 6.1-22.7 82 58.5 46.2-69.8
Union 99 4 3.8 1.3-10.5 9 13.6 6.0-27.8 11 11.9 5.9-22.7 75 70.7 57.4-81.2
Wake 187 15 14.9 7.4-27.7 24 15.0 9.3-23.4 18 15.6 9.0-25.8 130 54.5 44.2-64.4
Wayne 101 2 1.6 0.4- 6.4 15 21.0 11.5-35.2 9 12.2 4.5-29.2 75 65.2 50.0-77.9
NC REGIONS
Eastern NC 887 52 7.6 5.0-11.3 118 17.2 13.3-22.1 111 14.3 10.8-18.8 606 60.8 55.4-66.0
Piedmont 2,020 114 9.5 7.0-12.6 288 18.1 15.5-21.0 204 12.9 10.5-15.7 1,414 59.6 56.0-63.1
Western NC 663 37 9.6 6.5-13.9 73 14.5 10.8-19.1 55 9.4 6.6-13.2 498 66.5 61.1-71.6
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS (AHEC)
Mountain AHEC 469 20 8.6 4.9-14.5 48 12.4 8.8-17.4 38 9.9 6.4-15.1 363 69.1 62.5-74.9
Northwest 745 45 9.0 5.5-14.5 112 21.4 16.8-26.7 83 13.1 9.6-17.7 505 56.5 50.8-62.1
Charlotte 448 23 9.5 5.0-17.4 48 12.9 9.3-17.8 40 11.6 7.1-18.4 337 66.0 58.2-73.0
Greensboro 576 38 10.3 6.8-15.4 87 16.7 12.6-21.9 50 12.0 8.4-16.9 401 61.0 54.9-66.7
Southern Regional 267 22 8.6 5.0-14.2 35 14.7 9.4-22.4 34 13.1 8.3-19.9 176 63.6 55.0-71.5
Coastal 171 8 5.0 2.1-11.4 20 15.5 8.0-27.9 20 19.5 8.9-37.4 123 60.1 46.1-72.7
Wake 481 28 10.1 5.8-17.0 68 19.3 14.2-25.6 55 13.8 9.5-19.5 330 56.9 49.9-63.6
Area L 34 0 0.0 . - . 8 31.7 16.4-52.2 5 11.1 3.9-28.0 21 57.2 38.1-74.4
Eastern 379 19 9.6 4.8-18.3 53 17.8 11.3-27.0 45 12.5 8.3-18.3 262 60.1 51.0-68.6

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* Asked only of respondents who reported smoking 100 cigarettes in their entire lifetime and now smoke not at all (for any length of time).

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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