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2013 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

Secondhand Smoke

On how many of the past 7 days, did you smell tobacco smoke from someone else's cigarette,
cigar, or pipe drifting into your home from nearby apartments or from outside?

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  Total
Respond.^
1-6 days All 7 days No days
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 7,047 402 6.5 5.8- 7.4 288 5.2 4.4- 6.1 6,357 88.3 87.1-89.4
COUNTY/REGIONS
Buncombe 235 *** *** *** *** *** *** 218 88.1 79.8-93.2
Cumberland 289 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Durham 290 19 9.6 5.8-15.6 *** *** *** 261 86.6 80.2-91.1
Forsyth 275 *** *** *** *** *** *** 253 88.8 81.0-93.7
Gaston 242 *** *** *** *** *** *** 217 90.5 84.6-94.3
Guilford 296 *** *** *** 16 6.5 3.7-11.2 265 88.4 82.8-92.3
Mecklenburg 367 24 6.4 4.2- 9.7 *** *** *** 330 90.1 86.1-93.1
New Hanover 261 *** *** *** *** *** *** 239 86.9 78.5-92.3
Union 244 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Wake 402 35 8.3 5.7-11.9 20 4.1 2.6- 6.4 347 87.6 83.7-90.7
NC REGIONS
Eastern NC 2,107 113 6.1 4.7- 7.9 95 6.4 4.7- 8.7 1,899 87.5 84.8-89.7
Piedmont 4,144 240 6.4 5.5- 7.5 162 4.6 3.8- 5.6 3,742 89.0 87.6-90.2
Western NC 796 49 7.9 5.7-10.8 31 5.1 3.1- 8.2 716 87.0 83.3-90.1
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS (AHEC)
Mountain AHEC 581 27 5.5 3.5- 8.5 *** *** *** 534 89.7 85.3-92.9
Northwest 1,134 72 7.6 5.7-10.0 48 6.1 4.2- 8.8 1,014 86.3 83.1-89.0
Charlotte 1,213 70 5.3 3.9- 7.1 46 4.3 3.0- 6.3 1,097 90.4 87.9-92.4
Greensboro 876 42 5.9 4.0- 8.5 34 4.5 3.0- 6.7 800 89.6 86.4-92.1
Southern Regional 985 51 4.8 3.2- 7.3 46 6.1 3.4-10.8 888 89.0 84.4-92.4
Southeast 448 24 6.7 4.0-10.9 19 7.2 4.0-12.5 405 86.2 80.3-90.5
Wake 1,080 75 8.2 6.2-10.7 43 4.5 3.1- 6.6 962 87.3 84.3-89.7
Area L & Eastern 730 41 7.1 4.8-10.3 32 5.5 3.4- 8.6 657 87.4 83.5-90.6

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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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