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2013 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and 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 2,490 214 12.0 10.2-14.0 326 16.5 14.4-18.8 284 11.9 10.3-13.7 1,666 59.7 56.9-62.3
COUNTY/REGIONS
Buncombe 91 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Cumberland 101 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Durham 87 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Forsyth 111 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Gaston 98 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Guilford 92 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Mecklenburg 136 13 9.1 5.1-15.6 15 13.4 8.1-21.3 *** *** *** 96 69.0 59.7-76.9
New Hanover 114 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Union 71 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Wake 112 13 11.4 6.4-19.5 21 21.7 13.8-32.3 17 15.6 9.5-24.8 *** *** ***
NC REGIONS
Eastern NC 755 64 12.0 8.8-16.3 104 19.4 15.0-24.7 94 12.3 9.3-16.1 493 56.3 51.0-61.5
Piedmont 1,430 123 12.3 10.0-15.1 181 15.1 12.6-18.0 159 12.7 10.6-15.2 967 59.9 56.4-63.3
Western NC 305 27 11.7 7.3-18.1 41 17.5 12.3-24.3 31 7.7 4.7-12.4 206 63.1 55.4-70.1
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS (AHEC)
Mountain AHEC 221 19 13.6 7.8-22.7 28 16.0 10.2-24.2 *** *** *** 151 62.2 52.6-70.8
Northwest 422 35 9.6 6.4-14.1 59 17.4 12.7-23.3 45 11.9 8.5-16.6 283 61.1 54.7-67.1
Charlotte 429 37 13.2 8.8-19.3 47 12.2 8.6-16.9 44 10.5 7.3-15.0 301 64.1 57.5-70.2
Greensboro 311 28 14.3 9.3-21.3 36 13.4 8.9-19.7 27 10.7 6.8-16.4 220 61.6 54.1-68.6
Southern Regional 326 27 13.6 8.5-21.1 39 15.0 8.7-24.8 43 13.6 8.9-20.3 217 57.7 48.8-66.2
Southeast 198 *** *** *** 26 17.0 10.3-26.9 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Wake 331 32 12.4 8.4-18.0 53 19.3 14.0-26.0 51 16.7 12.0-22.7 195 51.6 44.5-58.6
Area L & Eastern 252 21 11.2 6.8-17.9 38 22.3 15.4-31.1 31 10.4 6.9-15.4 162 56.1 47.9-64.0

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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 2013
are NOT comparable to 2010 and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2013 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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