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2015 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 1,825 169 12.0 10.1-14.2 293 19.3 17.1-21.7 209 13.2 11.3-15.3 1,154 55.6 52.7-58.4
NC ASSOCIATION OF LOCAL HEALTH DIRECTOR REGIONS
Region 1 & 2 332 23 8.1 4.8-13.2 47 17.5 12.5-24.0 36 10.9 7.3-15.9 226 63.5 56.4-70.0
Region 3 163 17 13.7 7.9-22.6 29 19.2 13.2-27.1 15 10.3 5.9-17.4 102 56.7 47.7-65.4
Region 4 297 41 17.5 12.7-23.8 60 25.0 19.4-31.5 30 10.5 7.1-15.2 166 47.0 40.4-53.6
Region 5 226 14 6.6 3.7-11.6 38 17.8 12.8-24.3 29 14.9 10.1-21.5 145 60.6 53.0-67.8
Region 6 121 14 16.5 9.2-27.8 21 20.1 13.0-29.8 12 9.2 5.1-15.9 *** *** ***
Region 7 227 17 7.8 4.5-13.0 31 17.8 12.6-24.6 31 15.8 11.0-22.2 148 58.6 51.1-65.8
Region 8 187 18 15.9 9.9-24.5 25 18.1 11.8-26.6 27 18.5 12.1-27.2 117 47.5 39.2-56.0
Region 9 & 10 272 25 11.6 7.2-18.3 42 14.7 10.4-20.3 29 14.8 9.5-22.4 176 58.9 51.0-66.4
STATE REGIONS
Eastern NC 605 57 12.9 9.5-17.1 92 17.8 14.2-22.2 75 16.0 12.5-20.4 381 53.3 48.3-58.2
Piedmont 844 86 12.2 9.7-15.3 147 20.6 17.5-24.1 92 12.1 9.7-15.0 519 55.0 51.1-58.9
Western NC 376 26 9.5 5.9-14.9 54 17.3 12.7-23.2 42 11.6 8.1-16.3 254 61.6 55.0-67.9
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS (AHEC)
Mountain AHEC 293 21 8.4 5.0-13.7 43 20.1 14.2-27.6 31 10.1 6.7-15.2 198 61.4 53.8-68.5
Northwest 265 27 14.0 9.3-20.7 48 21.1 15.8-27.7 28 11.2 7.5-16.5 162 53.6 46.5-60.6
Charlotte 238 33 17.0 11.7-24.1 46 22.9 17.0-30.1 24 10.7 6.9-16.2 135 49.4 41.9-56.8
Greensboro 171 11 7.3 3.8-13.6 26 15.5 10.3-22.6 19 14.1 8.6-22.1 115 63.1 54.3-71.2
Southern Regional 135 15 14.7 8.4-24.5 18 15.7 9.7-24.4 14 10.4 5.9-17.7 88 59.1 49.2-68.3
Southeast 125 12 15.4 8.4-26.4 18 20.8 12.7-32.0 19 20.5 12.4-32.0 76 43.3 33.5-53.7
Wake 265 19 8.4 5.0-13.7 43 19.7 14.6-26.1 36 14.9 10.6-20.5 167 57.0 50.0-63.8
Area L & Eastern 333 31 11.9 7.7-17.8 51 16.0 11.7-21.7 38 15.6 10.8-22.0 213 56.5 49.4-63.2

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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 2015 are NOT comparable to 2010
and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2015 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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