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2013 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

Derived Variables and Risk Factors

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 8,702 1,099 14.2 13.2-15.2 444 6.1 5.4- 6.8 2,509 25.0 23.9-26.3 4,650 54.7 53.3-56.1
COUNTY/REGIONS
Buncombe 283 39 20.3 13.7-29.0 *** *** *** 92 29.7 23.1-37.2 137 44.8 36.8-53.2
Cumberland 381 47 13.3 9.4-18.3 *** *** *** 101 21.3 16.6-26.9 216 60.1 53.2-66.7
Durham 344 28 8.6 5.0-14.3 *** *** *** 91 19.8 15.2-25.5 213 65.6 58.5-72.1
Forsyth 341 41 15.1 10.5-21.1 23 8.5 4.7-14.8 112 26.7 21.1-33.1 165 49.8 42.5-57.1
Gaston 305 53 23.0 16.1-31.9 19 8.6 4.7-15.1 98 25.8 19.7-32.9 135 42.6 34.3-51.4
Guilford 364 34 12.3 8.2-18.1 20 5.9 3.6- 9.7 92 19.0 14.9-23.9 218 62.7 56.2-68.9
Mecklenburg 490 51 11.8 8.8-15.7 21 4.8 2.9- 7.7 136 22.4 18.7-26.7 282 61.0 55.8-65.9
New Hanover 314 29 11.8 7.1-19.1 *** *** *** 115 33.7 25.8-42.5 152 46.3 38.1-54.6
Union 286 27 15.7 9.1-25.9 *** *** *** 71 19.6 12.8-28.8 173 61.0 50.7-70.4
Wake 494 35 6.6 4.6- 9.4 32 7.4 5.0-10.9 114 23.2 19.2-27.7 313 62.8 57.7-67.6
NC REGIONS
Eastern NC 2,641 353 14.9 13.1-16.9 137 6.0 4.8- 7.5 758 26.2 23.9-28.6 1,393 53.0 50.2-55.7
Piedmont 5,077 592 13.2 12.0-14.6 252 6.0 5.1- 7.0 1,445 23.8 22.4-25.3 2,788 57.0 55.1-58.8
Western NC 984 154 18.2 15.0-21.8 55 6.9 4.8- 9.8 306 27.8 24.3-31.6 469 47.1 43.0-51.4
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS (AHEC)
Mountain AHEC 706 105 18.6 14.7-23.3 37 5.3 3.4- 8.2 222 27.7 23.4-32.3 342 48.4 43.3-53.6
Northwest 1,409 215 17.6 15.0-20.4 84 8.0 6.0-10.5 428 27.1 24.3-30.2 682 47.3 43.9-50.8
Charlotte 1,511 182 13.9 11.5-16.6 74 5.4 4.0- 7.2 429 22.3 19.8-25.1 826 58.4 54.9-61.9
Greensboro 1,071 130 14.8 12.0-18.3 49 5.3 3.8- 7.3 312 24.0 21.0-27.2 580 55.9 51.9-59.8
Southern Regional 1,225 172 16.7 13.7-20.3 53 5.0 3.2- 7.7 327 22.6 19.3-26.3 673 55.7 51.2-60.0
Southeast 543 51 10.2 7.1-14.4 33 7.7 4.9-12.0 199 34.3 29.0-40.1 260 47.8 41.9-53.7
Wake 1,311 110 8.4 6.7-10.4 63 6.5 4.8- 8.7 339 22.9 20.2-25.9 799 62.2 58.8-65.6
Area L & Eastern 926 134 15.5 12.8-18.7 51 5.7 4.1- 7.8 253 25.9 22.5-29.7 488 52.9 48.7-57.0

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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 somedays' rates.

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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