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2011 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and AHEC Regions

Tobacco Use

How long has it been since you last smoked a cigarette, even one or two puffs?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Less than 1 year ago 1 to 5 years ago 5 to 10 years ago 10 or more years ago
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 3,354 306 13.8 11.7-16.2 485 18.9 16.6-21.5 326 11.2 9.5-13.0 2,237 56.1 53.3-58.9
COUNTY/REGIONS
Alamance 97 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Buncombe 96 *** *** *** 12 11.3 5.8-20.7 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Cabarrus 89 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Catawba 82 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Cumberland 69 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Davidson 94 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Durham 144 *** *** *** 12 7.8 3.6-15.9 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Forsyth 77 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Gaston 70 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Guilford 178 *** *** *** 26 18.6 10.8-30.3 16 9.6 4.8-18.4 *** *** ***
Iredell 89 *** *** *** 15 17.2 9.3-29.4 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Johnston 92 *** *** *** *** *** *** 11 12.1 5.7-23.7 *** *** ***
Mecklenburg 189 20 15.2 9.4-23.8 27 20.5 12.7-31.3 14 10.5 5.1-20.5 128 53.8 43.6-63.6
New Hanover 122 *** *** *** *** *** *** 15 10.7 5.4-20.0 *** *** ***
Onslow 78 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Orange 99 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Pitt 99 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Randolph 130 12 10.0 4.5-20.8 *** *** *** 17 11.6 6.2-20.6 *** *** ***
Robeson 80 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Rowan 86 13 11.4 5.4-22.3 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Union 98 13 14.7 7.5-26.6 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Wake 158 *** *** *** 27 19.5 12.2-29.7 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Wayne 85 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS (AHEC)
Mountain AHEC 423 45 17.6 10.9-27.2 43 13.6 8.6-20.7 37 8.8 5.4-14.2 298 60.0 51.4-68.0
Northwest 659 56 8.9 6.3-12.4 109 25.3 18.7-33.1 64 10.1 7.1-14.1 430 55.8 49.0-62.4
Charlotte 479 51 15.0 10.2-21.5 65 17.0 12.1-23.4 37 10.8 6.8-16.6 326 57.2 50.0-64.2
Greensboro 548 45 12.9 7.5-21.2 77 19.0 13.6-25.9 55 10.5 7.1-15.3 371 57.5 49.9-64.8
Southern Regional 248 *** *** *** 43 17.1 10.8-26.0 28 11.5 6.7-19.1 150 51.7 41.3-61.9
Coastal 174 *** *** *** 25 17.7 9.9-29.6 21 15.0 7.5-27.8 *** *** ***
Wake 433 43 19.0 12.1-28.6 58 17.0 12.0-23.6 35 7.9 4.2-14.3 297 56.1 47.7-64.2
Area L 49 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Eastern 341 27 9.0 4.7-16.5 59 22.6 15.1-32.4 41 17.1 10.4-26.8 214 51.3 41.9-60.6

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*This question was asked of those who reported smoking 100+ cigarettes, but no longer smoke.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to changes in the weighting methodology and other factors, results from 2011 are NOT comparable to previous years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2011 Annual Results Technical Notes for more details.

NOTE: In 2011, the State Center for Health Statistics developed its own set of sample weights for N.C. counties and AHEC regions.
These county and AHEC weights cannot also be used to weight the data for the three N.C. regions. Consequently, regional results are not shown here, as in previous years.

^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.

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