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2019 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 1,053 113 13.2 10.8-16.0 164 18.3 15.6-21.3 134 12.8 10.6-15.4 642 55.7 52.1-59.3
NC ASSOCIATION OF LOCAL HEALTH DIRECTOR REGIONS
Region 1 & 2 113 *** *** *** 24 25.4 16.8-36.4 11 9.0 4.8-16.3 *** *** ***
Region 3 91 *** *** *** *** *** *** 13 12.3 6.7-21.6 *** *** ***
Region 4 199 21 16.2 10.3-24.5 26 14.5 9.7-21.3 25 11.4 7.4-17.2 127 57.8 49.6-65.7
Region 5 154 14 8.7 5.0-14.8 31 22.8 15.9-31.6 20 15.0 9.4-22.9 89 53.5 44.6-62.2
Region 6 100 *** *** *** 11 11.9 6.4-21.1 14 10.4 6.0-17.7 *** *** ***
Region 7 148 16 10.9 6.5-17.6 29 21.0 14.6-29.4 20 16.4 10.0-25.6 83 51.7 42.6-60.7
Region 8 151 17 13.1 8.0-20.6 19 18.8 11.6-29.0 16 11.3 6.3-19.4 99 56.8 46.9-66.1
Region 9 & 10 97 *** *** *** *** *** *** 15 17.5 10.2-28.2 *** *** ***
STATE REGIONS
Eastern NC 362 50 18.4 13.8-24.1 44 15.1 11.1-20.2 49 13.5 9.9-18.2 219 53.0 46.8-59.1
Piedmont 552 51 11.2 8.3-15.0 90 18.9 15.2-23.1 72 13.7 10.6-17.5 339 56.3 51.4-61.0
Western NC 139 12 11.6 5.9-21.8 30 23.2 15.9-32.4 13 8.4 4.7-14.7 84 56.8 46.3-66.7
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS (AHEC)
Mountain AHEC 89 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Northwest 165 11 10.1 4.9-19.5 26 19.1 12.7-27.7 23 12.1 7.8-18.3 105 58.7 49.2-67.6
Charlotte 150 20 19.4 12.3-29.3 19 14.7 9.1-22.8 19 11.7 7.0-18.8 92 54.3 44.8-63.5
Greensboro 112 11 9.1 4.8-16.7 23 21.6 14.0-31.8 12 13.4 7.3-23.2 *** *** ***
Southern Regional 141 19 18.6 11.7-28.3 20 18.0 11.3-27.3 21 12.2 7.7-18.8 81 51.2 41.6-60.7
Southeast 79 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Wake 174 17 10.2 6.3-16.2 33 21.7 15.5-29.6 25 17.2 11.2-25.4 99 50.9 42.6-59.1
Area L & Eastern 143 20 19.7 12.3-29.9 14 10.8 6.2-18.0 23 16.5 10.6-24.9 86 53.0 43.2-62.7
NC MEDICAID MANAGED CARE REGIONS
Region 1 140 *** *** *** 27 23.0 15.6-32.7 16 9.4 5.5-15.7 90 63.3 53.4-72.2
Region 2 123 *** *** *** 20 17.2 10.7-26.4 16 10.8 6.3-17.8 *** *** ***
Region 3 140 20 19.3 12.3-29.1 18 15.2 9.4-23.8 17 11.6 6.7-19.3 85 53.8 44.1-63.3
Region 4 138 14 10.0 5.7-16.9 29 25.0 17.4-34.6 18 15.8 9.7-24.6 77 49.2 39.9-58.6
Region 5 132 18 18.5 11.1-29.1 16 12.3 7.2-20.1 18 10.4 6.2-16.9 80 58.9 48.5-68.6
Region 6 114 *** *** *** 22 17.9 11.5-26.7 *** *** *** *** *** ***

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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 2019 are NOT comparable to 2010
and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2019 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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