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2011 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and AHEC 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 11,501 1,457 15.6 14.5-16.8 563 6.1 5.4- 7.0 3,381 24.8 23.6-26.0 6,100 53.4 51.9-54.9
COUNTY/REGIONS
Alamance 285 39 16.4 10.6-24.5 19 12.6 6.3-23.6 98 23.8 17.9-31.0 129 47.1 37.5-56.9
Buncombe 255 30 15.9 9.6-25.4 *** *** *** 97 36.9 28.3-46.4 121 43.3 34.0-53.0
Cabarrus 305 32 12.7 7.5-20.6 19 7.4 4.3-12.6 91 27.2 19.8-36.1 163 52.7 43.2-62.0
Catawba 286 *** *** *** 14 2.6 1.3- 4.9 82 22.0 16.3-29.0 *** *** ***
Cumberland 291 45 16.0 10.7-23.3 17 10.8 5.3-20.9 71 17.7 13.1-23.6 158 55.4 46.6-63.9
Davidson 295 41 25.6 17.1-36.4 13 3.2 1.6- 6.5 95 27.2 20.2-35.5 146 44.0 35.1-53.4
Durham 540 40 8.9 5.2-14.9 24 3.5 1.9- 6.5 145 19.3 14.2-25.7 331 68.3 60.4-75.2
Forsyth 288 39 18.4 12.2-26.6 16 7.1 3.6-13.4 78 24.2 17.5-32.4 155 50.4 41.8-58.9
Gaston 258 40 18.4 11.1-29.0 18 6.7 3.2-13.7 70 23.0 15.5-32.7 *** *** ***
Guilford 636 71 12.5 8.8-17.4 22 4.9 2.1-11.0 178 23.0 18.5-28.3 365 59.6 52.9-65.9
Iredell 299 32 13.2 7.5-22.1 12 2.7 1.3- 5.5 89 26.3 20.0-33.7 166 57.8 48.9-66.2
Johnston 284 48 20.4 14.1-28.6 12 5.0 2.5- 9.7 92 31.4 24.1-39.8 132 43.2 34.6-52.2
Mecklenburg 653 57 9.7 6.8-13.6 30 5.5 3.6- 8.3 190 23.5 19.6-27.9 376 61.3 56.1-66.3
New Hanover 322 30 14.0 7.8-23.8 12 9.1 3.7-20.9 123 30.4 23.0-39.0 157 46.5 37.2-56.0
Onslow 341 58 13.7 8.1-22.2 20 7.1 3.3-14.6 79 21.9 14.2-32.3 *** *** ***
Orange 339 22 12.8 6.7-22.9 13 3.5 1.5- 7.8 100 21.6 15.7-28.8 204 62.2 52.7-70.8
Pitt 343 42 14.7 8.6-24.0 20 11.0 4.6-24.1 100 21.5 15.4-29.2 *** *** ***
Randolph 411 61 21.6 14.5-30.8 21 5.3 2.9- 9.7 132 27.7 20.0-37.0 *** *** ***
Robeson 314 39 15.4 9.5-24.2 21 6.4 3.4-11.8 82 28.8 20.6-38.7 172 49.4 39.8-58.9
Rowan 323 57 22.4 15.7-30.7 14 2.7 1.4- 5.2 87 23.5 16.6-32.0 165 51.5 42.1-60.7
Union 356 35 8.9 5.3-14.4 14 9.1 4.0-19.4 98 24.2 18.2-31.4 209 57.9 49.0-66.2
Wake 583 41 9.1 6.1-13.3 21 5.0 2.9- 8.5 159 24.8 20.2-30.1 362 61.1 55.4-66.5
Wayne 321 43 16.3 10.5-24.6 16 5.4 2.1-13.2 86 27.9 20.0-37.6 176 50.3 40.1-60.5
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS (AHEC)
Mountain AHEC 1,281 189 17.7 13.7-22.6 71 5.9 4.1- 8.6 425 30.6 26.6-35.0 596 45.7 41.0-50.6
Northwest 2,246 330 20.7 17.8-24.1 95 4.1 2.9- 5.8 664 25.1 22.3-28.1 1,157 50.0 46.5-53.6
Charlotte 1,695 191 13.2 10.7-16.2 84 5.7 4.3- 7.6 483 24.1 21.2-27.3 937 57.0 53.2-60.7
Greensboro 1,817 211 15.9 12.7-19.8 86 7.9 5.5-11.3 552 23.7 20.7-27.1 968 52.4 48.1-56.8
Southern Regional 955 124 14.1 11.0-18.0 56 7.6 4.7-12.2 252 22.6 18.6-27.2 523 55.7 50.0-61.1
Coastal 503 56 19.0 13.1-26.7 22 7.4 4.1-13.2 175 26.3 21.0-32.4 250 47.3 40.3-54.4
Wake 1,548 149 11.1 8.7-13.9 69 5.1 3.6- 7.2 436 25.1 21.8-28.7 894 58.8 54.8-62.7
Area L 158 21 16.0 9.1-26.5 *** *** *** 50 29.3 20.2-40.4 *** *** ***
Eastern 1,298 186 19.9 15.6-25.1 73 6.6 4.5- 9.8 344 23.1 19.3-27.3 695 50.3 45.0-55.6

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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 some days' rates.

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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