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2012 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and 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 3,338 311 14.6 12.7-16.6 459 16.0 14.4-17.7 359 11.4 10.1-12.9 2,209 58.0 55.7-60.3
COUNTY/REGIONS
Buncombe 108 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Cumberland 129 *** *** *** 19 17.2 10.2-27.6 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Durham 104 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Forsyth 126 *** *** *** 19 13.2 8.1-20.8 *** *** *** 82 66.8 56.4-75.8
Gaston 117 *** *** *** 19 19.1 11.4-30.3 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Guilford 140 *** *** *** 13 14.8 8.2-25.2 *** *** *** 103 68.2 57.9-77.0
Mecklenburg 190 20 12.7 8.1-19.3 39 23.4 16.8-31.6 20 8.3 4.9-13.7 111 55.7 47.0-64.0
New Hanover 133 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Union 107 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Wake 163 25 20.7 12.8-31.9 19 8.9 5.3-14.6 18 11.9 6.9-19.8 101 58.4 48.2-68.0
NC REGIONS
Eastern NC 1,124 101 14.3 11.3-17.9 153 16.8 14.0-20.1 118 12.0 9.6-15.0 752 56.9 52.9-60.8
Piedmont 1,747 173 15.2 12.6-18.2 242 16.1 13.9-18.6 193 11.4 9.7-13.5 1,139 57.2 54.0-60.4
Western NC 467 37 12.8 8.9-18.0 64 15.2 11.4-19.9 48 10.9 7.8-15.1 318 61.2 55.1-66.9
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS (AHEC)
Mountain AHEC 312 29 14.0 9.2-20.8 44 15.5 10.9-21.5 31 11.4 7.4-17.1 208 59.1 51.4-66.3
Northwest 557 43 11.6 8.4-15.8 69 13.3 10.0-17.5 67 13.4 10.0-17.6 378 61.7 56.4-66.7
Charlotte 563 53 13.2 9.7-17.6 101 23.8 19.1-29.2 61 10.2 7.5-13.7 348 52.8 47.2-58.3
Greensboro 366 38 15.5 10.7-22.0 40 13.4 9.3-18.9 37 9.9 6.9-14.1 251 61.2 54.5-67.4
Southern Regional 453 29 9.8 6.0-15.7 62 15.3 11.2-20.6 45 8.8 6.1-12.6 317 66.0 59.6-71.9
Southeast 225 20 13.5 7.7-22.4 26 13.6 8.3-21.4 19 15.5 8.5-26.6 160 57.5 47.6-66.9
Wake 414 49 20.6 14.2-29.1 48 11.2 8.1-15.3 44 11.2 7.7-15.8 273 57.0 49.7-64.0
Area L 122 *** *** *** 21 18.9 11.5-29.4 15 13.8 8.0-23.0 *** *** ***
Eastern 326 35 15.2 10.6-21.2 48 19.3 14.2-25.7 40 13.0 9.3-17.9 203 52.6 45.9-59.1

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

PLEASE NOTE: Due to changes in the weighting methodology and other factors, results from 2012 are NOT comparable to 2010
and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2012 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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