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2012 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

Tobacco Use

Do you now smoke cigarettes everyday, some days, or not at all?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Everyday Some days Not at all
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 5,520 1,544 31.9 30.3-33.6 610 13.1 11.8-14.4 3,366 55.0 53.3-56.7
COUNTY/REGIONS
Buncombe 176 50 32.4 24.2-41.8 16 15.1 8.8-24.5 110 52.6 43.1-61.8
Cumberland 212 51 28.1 21.0-36.5 31 13.9 9.0-20.7 130 58.1 49.5-66.2
Durham 159 *** *** *** 19 13.3 7.8-21.6 104 53.7 43.4-63.7
Forsyth 206 56 30.4 22.8-39.2 23 17.6 9.7-29.7 127 52.0 42.6-61.2
Gaston 199 *** *** *** *** *** *** 117 45.1 35.6-55.0
Guilford 220 57 28.2 20.8-36.9 20 10.5 6.3-17.0 143 61.3 52.6-69.4
Mecklenburg 315 91 31.9 25.8-38.6 33 12.5 8.7-17.7 191 55.6 48.9-62.1
New Hanover 192 44 29.3 20.2-40.3 *** *** *** 134 59.8 49.0-69.7
Union 161 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Wake 273 72 26.9 21.1-33.5 36 14.9 10.4-21.0 165 58.2 50.9-65.1
NC REGIONS
Eastern NC 1,870 522 32.3 29.5-35.3 215 13.7 11.6-16.1 1,133 54.0 50.9-57.0
Piedmont 2,870 806 31.8 29.5-34.1 304 12.6 10.9-14.5 1,760 55.6 53.2-58.1
Western NC 780 216 32.4 28.3-36.9 91 13.3 10.4-16.9 473 54.3 49.7-58.7
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS (AHEC)
Mountain AHEC 518 143 29.6 24.7-34.9 58 13.8 10.3-18.4 317 56.6 50.9-62.1
Northwest 924 261 32.6 28.9-36.6 103 13.5 10.4-17.4 560 53.9 49.8-58.0
Charlotte 913 256 32.8 28.7-37.2 92 11.2 8.6-14.4 565 56.0 51.6-60.4
Greensboro 612 176 33.1 28.1-38.4 65 13.4 10.1-17.6 371 53.5 48.2-58.7
Southern Regional 751 206 29.4 25.1-34.2 89 12.6 9.4-16.7 456 57.9 52.9-62.8
Southeast 346 91 31.3 24.7-38.8 29 12.4 8.0-18.6 226 56.3 48.8-63.6
Wake 691 189 30.4 26.2-35.0 82 13.3 10.3-17.0 420 56.3 51.3-61.1
Area L 185 44 34.5 25.8-44.5 18 7.7 4.5-12.8 123 57.8 48.1-66.9
Eastern 580 178 34.3 29.6-39.2 74 15.9 12.4-20.2 328 49.8 44.9-54.8

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*This question was asked only of respondents who reported ever smoking at least 100 or more cigarettes in their entire life.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to changes in the weighting methodology and other factors, results from 2012 are NOT comparable to 2010
and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2012 Annual Results Technical Notes for more details.

^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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