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2019 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Regions

Tobacco Use

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 4,131 470 12.9 11.6-14.2 211 5.6 4.8- 6.6 1,067 24.1 22.7-25.7 2,383 57.4 55.6-59.2
NC ASSOCIATION OF LOCAL HEALTH DIRECTOR REGIONS
Region 1 & 2 412 57 18.2 13.6-23.8 21 5.1 3.1- 8.4 116 27.0 22.1-32.5 218 49.7 43.9-55.6
Region 3 355 50 14.5 10.6-19.5 15 4.0 2.0- 7.5 92 26.8 21.3-33.1 198 54.7 48.3-61.0
Region 4 811 79 11.2 8.8-14.1 52 7.0 5.1- 9.5 203 22.5 19.5-25.9 477 59.3 55.4-63.2
Region 5 600 59 11.2 8.4-14.7 27 4.6 3.1- 6.9 156 24.8 21.1-28.8 358 59.4 54.9-63.9
Region 6 411 51 12.6 9.2-16.9 24 6.1 3.7- 9.9 100 24.9 20.3-30.2 236 56.4 50.7-61.9
Region 7 660 65 12.2 9.3-15.9 33 5.9 4.1- 8.6 151 22.0 18.6-25.8 411 59.9 55.4-64.2
Region 8 493 65 15.9 12.2-20.6 20 4.1 2.4- 6.7 152 25.7 21.6-30.3 256 54.3 48.9-59.5
Region 9 & 10 389 44 12.3 8.9-16.8 19 6.2 3.7-10.1 97 23.2 18.8-28.3 229 58.3 52.4-63.9
STATE REGIONS
Eastern NC 1,359 177 14.4 12.2-16.8 63 5.6 4.2- 7.5 363 24.0 21.5-26.7 756 56.0 52.8-59.2
Piedmont 2,236 216 11.1 9.5-12.8 122 5.8 4.7- 7.1 562 23.7 21.7-25.7 1,336 59.5 57.1-61.8
Western NC 536 77 17.8 13.9-22.5 26 4.4 2.8- 6.9 142 26.7 22.3-31.7 291 51.1 45.9-56.2
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS (AHEC)
Mountain AHEC 327 39 16.2 11.2-22.8 16 4.8 2.6- 8.6 91 26.8 21.3-33.3 181 52.2 45.4-59.0
Northwest 634 88 14.7 11.7-18.4 36 6.5 4.3- 9.6 168 27.3 23.2-31.7 342 51.5 46.9-56.2
Charlotte 625 61 11.3 8.6-14.7 36 5.8 4.0- 8.3 153 21.4 18.1-25.2 375 61.5 57.1-65.7
Greensboro 455 46 11.5 8.4-15.6 23 5.1 3.3- 7.9 114 23.3 19.2-28.0 272 60.1 54.8-65.2
Southern Regional 536 72 14.2 10.9-18.4 34 6.2 4.1- 9.3 141 25.4 21.3-30.0 289 54.2 49.1-59.2
Southeast 232 26 14.5 9.6-21.3 *** *** *** 80 28.2 22.4-34.9 120 54.0 46.4-61.4
Wake 739 64 10.4 7.9-13.7 34 5.0 3.5- 7.2 177 22.9 19.7-26.5 464 61.7 57.5-65.6
Area L & Eastern 583 74 14.3 11.1-18.2 26 6.6 4.3-10.0 143 22.0 18.4-26.2 340 57.1 52.1-61.9
NC MEDICAID MANAGED CARE REGIONS
Region 1 510 70 18.2 14.0-23.3 30 5.7 3.7- 8.6 143 27.4 23.0-32.4 267 48.7 43.5-53.9
Region 2 487 61 12.2 9.3-16.0 26 6.9 4.3-11.0 125 25.3 20.8-30.4 275 55.6 50.1-60.9
Region 3 581 55 10.5 7.9-13.9 32 5.6 3.8- 8.2 143 22.3 18.7-26.3 351 61.6 57.0-66.0
Region 4 557 56 11.2 8.4-14.8 25 4.6 3.0- 6.9 140 23.4 19.7-27.6 336 60.8 56.1-65.4
Region 5 529 69 12.8 9.8-16.6 33 6.2 3.8- 9.8 132 26.7 22.2-31.7 295 54.3 49.1-59.4
Region 6 487 30 8.6 5.6-13.0 22 5.2 3.3- 8.3 117 24.7 20.5-29.6 318 61.4 56.0-66.5

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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 some days' 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 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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