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2014 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina 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 6,982 784 13.0 12.0-14.0 381 6.1 5.4- 6.9 1,977 24.4 23.3-25.6 3,840 56.5 55.1-57.9
NC ASSOCIATION OF LOCAL HEALTH DIRECTOR REGIONS
Region 1 & 2 856 116 16.1 13.2-19.6 48 6.9 5.0- 9.4 288 30.7 27.2-34.4 404 46.3 42.3-50.4
Region 3 662 69 12.1 9.3-15.5 29 4.7 3.2- 7.0 186 25.0 21.6-28.8 378 58.2 53.8-62.5
Region 4 1,409 151 13.1 11.0-15.5 78 6.2 4.8- 8.0 380 22.1 19.8-24.6 800 58.6 55.5-61.7
Region 5 1,022 97 10.9 8.7-13.6 55 5.5 4.0- 7.4 287 24.9 21.8-28.3 583 58.7 54.9-62.4
Region 6 523 78 16.9 13.3-21.2 37 7.4 5.2-10.3 131 23.0 19.1-27.4 277 52.7 47.6-57.8
Region 7 997 98 10.2 8.1-12.8 57 7.0 5.2- 9.5 245 22.0 19.2-25.1 597 60.8 57.0-64.4
Region 8 848 95 13.6 10.8-17.0 46 5.6 3.9- 8.0 275 27.2 23.9-30.8 432 53.6 49.4-57.7
Region 9 & 10 665 80 14.0 10.9-17.6 31 5.1 3.4- 7.4 185 23.8 20.3-27.8 369 57.1 52.5-61.7
STATE REGIONS
Eastern NC 2,167 269 14.6 12.8-16.6 121 5.9 4.8- 7.2 633 24.8 22.7-27.0 1,144 54.8 52.1-57.3
Piedmont 3,835 388 11.8 10.6-13.1 213 6.3 5.4- 7.3 1,014 22.8 21.3-24.4 2,220 59.1 57.2-61.0
Western NC 980 127 14.8 12.2-17.9 47 5.8 4.2- 8.0 330 30.9 27.6-34.3 476 48.5 44.8-52.3
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS (AHEC)
Mountain AHEC 626 85 16.2 12.9-20.2 32 6.6 4.4- 9.8 210 30.0 26.0-34.3 299 47.2 42.5-51.9
Northwest 1,145 131 13.7 11.4-16.5 59 5.9 4.4- 7.8 336 26.3 23.5-29.3 619 54.1 50.6-57.5
Charlotte 1,160 122 12.4 10.2-15.1 63 5.9 4.4- 7.8 309 21.5 19.0-24.2 666 60.2 56.8-63.5
Greensboro 823 84 11.6 9.1-14.6 51 6.1 4.4- 8.4 235 25.9 22.4-29.8 453 56.4 52.2-60.6
Southern Regional 603 84 15.6 12.3-19.6 40 6.6 4.7- 9.2 170 25.9 22.0-30.1 309 51.9 47.1-56.7
Southeast 574 53 12.2 8.8-16.6 30 5.1 3.3- 7.9 195 29.1 25.1-33.5 296 53.6 48.6-58.6
Wake 1,044 97 10.0 7.9-12.5 52 6.5 4.7- 8.8 246 20.3 17.7-23.2 649 63.2 59.6-66.7
Area L & Eastern 1,007 128 14.4 11.9-17.3 54 5.9 4.4- 8.0 276 24.1 21.1-27.3 549 55.6 51.8-59.2

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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.

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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