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2015 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina 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 6,499 760 13.5 12.5-14.7 328 5.4 4.8- 6.2 1,848 25.8 24.6-27.1 3,563 55.2 53.7-56.7
NC ASSOCIATION OF LOCAL HEALTH DIRECTOR REGIONS
Region 1 & 2 989 125 15.3 12.2-18.9 48 6.0 4.1- 8.6 338 30.8 27.3-34.7 478 48.0 43.8-52.1
Region 3 595 76 15.6 12.0-20.1 48 8.7 6.3-11.9 163 24.0 20.3-28.1 308 51.7 46.7-56.7
Region 4 1,186 124 12.5 10.2-15.1 55 4.9 3.7- 6.5 305 24.2 21.5-27.1 702 58.5 55.1-61.8
Region 5 803 91 13.8 11.1-17.2 27 3.5 2.3- 5.2 227 26.4 23.1-30.0 458 56.3 52.2-60.2
Region 6 492 63 14.2 10.9-18.2 28 6.6 4.3- 9.9 124 24.9 20.8-29.6 277 54.3 49.2-59.4
Region 7 881 78 10.0 7.9-12.6 47 5.6 4.1- 7.7 229 24.5 21.4-27.8 527 59.9 56.2-63.6
Region 8 646 75 12.2 9.5-15.5 34 6.0 4.1- 8.7 189 28.5 24.6-32.9 348 53.3 48.7-57.8
Region 9 & 10 907 128 19.0 15.2-23.5 41 4.3 3.0- 6.2 273 24.8 21.5-28.5 465 51.8 47.3-56.3
STATE REGIONS
Eastern NC 2,125 279 15.3 13.3-17.5 112 6.1 4.9- 7.5 610 26.2 24.0-28.5 1,124 52.4 49.8-55.1
Piedmont 3,269 340 12.2 10.9-13.7 161 5.0 4.2- 6.0 856 24.5 22.8-26.2 1,912 58.3 56.3-60.3
Western NC 1,105 141 16.0 12.9-19.6 55 6.0 4.2- 8.4 382 31.0 27.7-34.6 527 47.0 43.1-50.9
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS (AHEC)
Mountain AHEC 829 100 13.2 10.3-16.9 39 5.2 3.3- 8.0 299 33.7 29.6-38.0 391 47.8 43.3-52.4
Northwest 966 124 15.6 12.7-18.9 63 6.8 5.1- 8.9 270 25.7 22.6-29.1 509 51.9 48.0-55.8
Charlotte 992 102 12.7 10.3-15.7 50 5.6 4.1- 7.5 241 22.5 19.6-25.6 599 59.2 55.5-62.8
Greensboro 593 76 15.7 12.3-19.9 17 2.9 1.7- 4.8 171 26.9 23.1-31.2 329 54.5 49.7-59.1
Southern Regional 580 76 13.4 10.5-17.0 32 6.0 4.1- 8.9 138 22.1 18.6-26.1 334 58.4 53.7-63.0
Southeast 370 36 10.8 7.6-15.1 17 5.8 3.4- 9.9 127 36.1 30.3-42.3 190 47.3 41.3-53.4
Wake 1,000 78 8.5 6.7-10.7 46 5.0 3.6- 6.9 268 25.8 22.8-29.0 608 60.7 57.2-64.1
Area L & Eastern 1,169 168 18.8 15.6-22.4 64 6.1 4.6- 8.0 334 23.3 20.5-26.3 603 51.9 48.1-55.7

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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 somedays' 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 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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