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2012 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and 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 11,727 1,544 14.8 14.0-15.7 610 6.1 5.5- 6.7 3,366 25.5 24.5-26.5 6,207 53.6 52.4-54.8
COUNTY/REGIONS
Buncombe 390 50 15.0 11.0-20.2 16 7.0 4.0-11.9 110 24.3 19.5-29.9 214 53.7 47.4-59.9
Cumberland 442 51 12.6 9.2-17.1 31 6.2 4.0- 9.6 130 26.1 21.4-31.4 230 55.0 49.2-60.7
Durham 454 36 10.8 7.3-15.5 19 4.3 2.5- 7.3 104 17.5 13.7-22.0 295 67.4 61.7-72.7
Forsyth 419 56 16.2 12.1-21.4 *** *** *** 127 27.8 22.8-33.4 213 46.6 40.5-52.8
Gaston 367 62 22.6 16.7-30.0 *** *** *** 117 24.0 19.0-29.7 168 46.9 39.8-54.1
Guilford 505 57 11.8 8.5-16.3 20 4.4 2.6- 7.3 143 25.7 21.5-30.6 285 58.0 52.6-63.3
Mecklenburg 674 91 14.3 11.3-17.9 33 5.6 3.9- 8.1 191 24.9 21.3-29.0 359 55.2 50.5-59.7
New Hanover 392 44 13.4 8.9-19.6 *** *** *** 134 27.3 21.8-33.6 200 54.3 47.2-61.3
Union 385 36 12.5 8.3-18.5 *** *** *** 107 23.9 18.6-30.2 224 59.2 51.8-66.2
Wake 682 72 10.1 7.8-13.0 36 5.6 3.9- 8.2 165 21.9 18.4-26.0 409 62.3 57.8-66.6
NC REGIONS
Eastern NC 3,855 522 15.6 14.0-17.2 215 6.6 5.6- 7.8 1,133 26.0 24.3-27.8 1,985 51.9 49.8-54.0
Piedmont 6,275 806 14.3 13.1-15.5 304 5.7 4.9- 6.5 1,760 25.0 23.6-26.4 3,405 55.1 53.5-56.7
Western NC 1,597 216 16.0 13.7-18.5 91 6.6 5.1- 8.4 473 26.7 24.1-29.6 817 50.7 47.5-53.9
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS (AHEC)
Mountain AHEC 1,096 143 13.8 11.4-16.7 58 6.5 4.8- 8.8 317 26.5 23.2-30.1 578 53.2 49.1-57.1
Northwest 1,881 261 16.5 14.4-18.8 103 6.8 5.2- 8.9 560 27.3 24.9-29.8 957 49.4 46.6-52.3
Charlotte 1,921 256 15.0 12.9-17.3 92 5.1 3.9- 6.6 565 25.6 23.1-28.2 1,008 54.3 51.3-57.4
Greensboro 1,327 176 15.4 12.8-18.4 65 6.2 4.6- 8.3 371 24.9 22.2-27.9 715 53.5 50.0-56.9
Southern Regional 1,530 206 13.7 11.5-16.3 89 5.9 4.3- 7.9 456 27.0 24.1-30.0 779 53.5 50.0-56.9
Southeast 732 91 14.3 11.0-18.4 29 5.6 3.6- 8.7 226 25.7 21.8-30.1 386 54.3 49.4-59.2
Wake 1,653 189 12.2 10.4-14.3 82 5.4 4.1- 6.9 420 22.6 20.0-25.4 962 59.8 56.7-62.9
Area L 390 44 17.1 12.3-23.1 18 3.8 2.2- 6.4 123 28.5 23.2-34.6 205 50.6 44.4-56.9
Eastern 1,197 178 17.1 14.6-20.0 74 7.9 6.1-10.3 328 24.9 22.1-27.9 617 50.0 46.5-53.5

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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.

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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