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2014 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina 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 1,950 179 13.2 11.1-15.6 248 16.2 14.2-18.5 243 14.2 12.4-16.2 1,280 56.4 53.6-59.2
NC ASSOCIATION OF LOCAL HEALTH DIRECTOR REGIONS
Region 1 & 2 285 23 12.0 7.4-18.7 35 14.9 10.5-20.6 26 8.9 5.7-13.7 201 64.3 57.1-70.9
Region 3 185 19 11.9 7.1-19.3 24 14.4 9.4-21.5 30 18.2 12.5-25.8 112 55.4 47.2-63.4
Region 4 373 32 11.2 7.5-16.4 45 14.7 10.7-19.8 53 19.0 14.5-24.5 243 55.1 49.0-61.1
Region 5 280 30 19.5 12.9-28.5 31 14.4 9.8-20.8 27 10.4 6.7-15.8 192 55.6 47.7-63.2
Region 6 130 *** *** *** 20 16.3 10.1-25.2 18 12.7 7.7-20.2 74 48.8 38.7-58.9
Region 7 243 24 12.0 7.7-18.2 33 20.1 14.1-28.0 37 15.4 10.9-21.3 149 52.5 44.9-59.9
Region 8 273 18 8.2 4.8-13.7 32 16.1 11.2-22.7 35 14.7 10.3-20.6 188 61.0 53.7-67.8
Region 9 & 10 181 15 8.9 5.1-15.1 28 20.0 12.9-29.6 17 13.1 7.8-21.3 121 58.0 48.8-66.7
STATE REGIONS
Eastern NC 625 53 11.4 8.3-15.4 89 18.3 14.4-22.9 80 14.5 11.4-18.3 403 55.8 50.9-60.6
Piedmont 997 97 14.2 11.2-17.8 119 15.5 12.8-18.6 132 15.5 12.9-18.4 649 54.9 51.0-58.7
Western NC 328 29 12.9 8.5-19.0 40 15.0 10.9-20.4 31 9.2 6.2-13.6 228 62.8 56.2-69.0
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS (AHEC)
Mountain AHEC 208 17 13.4 7.7-22.4 16 10.1 5.9-16.7 16 6.8 3.6-12.3 159 69.7 60.8-77.3
Northwest 334 34 11.0 7.5-15.8 52 17.1 12.8-22.4 49 17.1 12.8-22.5 199 54.8 48.6-60.8
Charlotte 302 23 11.2 7.0-17.5 34 14.0 9.7-19.8 43 18.6 13.7-24.9 202 56.1 49.2-62.8
Greensboro 231 23 16.9 10.2-26.8 26 14.9 9.8-22.1 22 11.3 7.0-17.6 160 56.9 48.2-65.2
Southern Regional 169 17 16.4 9.4-27.1 27 18.3 12.2-26.4 26 14.5 9.7-21.2 99 50.8 41.9-59.7
Southeast 193 12 7.1 3.9-12.7 20 15.0 9.5-23.0 23 14.1 8.8-21.7 138 63.8 55.2-71.6
Wake 242 25 16.1 10.6-23.8 31 18.4 12.8-25.7 36 14.7 10.3-20.5 150 50.8 43.3-58.4
Area L & Eastern 271 28 11.5 7.7-16.8 42 19.5 13.5-27.3 28 12.7 8.5-18.6 173 56.3 48.8-63.5

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*This question was asked of those who reported smoking 100+ cigarettes, but no longer smoke.

See Technical Notes for counties in Local Health Director, State and AHEC regions.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to changes in the weighting methodology and other factors, results from 2014 are NOT comparable to 2010
and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2014 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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