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2016 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 1,737 194 13.9 11.9-16.2 250 16.3 14.2-18.6 209 13.3 11.4-15.5 1,084 56.5 53.6-59.4
NC ASSOCIATION OF LOCAL HEALTH DIRECTOR REGIONS
Regions 1 & 2 316 21 8.5 5.0-14.2 36 12.5 8.1-18.9 37 13.9 9.2-20.4 222 65.0 57.4-72.0
Region 3 143 12 11.4 6.0-20.5 16 15.3 9.1-24.7 16 10.3 6.0-17.0 99 63.0 53.1-72.0
Region 4 256 31 14.2 9.6-20.7 48 17.8 13.2-23.6 37 15.6 11.2-21.3 140 52.3 45.4-59.2
Region 5 188 28 17.2 11.8-24.3 24 15.1 10.0-22.2 21 13.1 8.1-20.5 115 54.6 46.5-62.5
Region 6 143 21 18.2 11.8-27.0 20 15.9 9.8-24.6 13 9.3 5.3-15.9 89 56.6 47.1-65.8
Region 7 193 27 14.2 9.4-20.9 24 14.8 9.6-22.2 29 15.9 10.7-23.2 113 55.0 46.8-63.0
Region 8 188 21 12.9 8.1-20.0 34 21.2 14.8-29.3 17 9.9 5.9-16.1 116 56.0 47.6-64.2
Region 9 148 15 18.1 10.1-30.3 13 8.6 4.3-16.5 19 12.8 7.8-20.5 *** *** ***
Region 10 162 18 13.1 7.8-21.3 35 22.0 15.5-30.3 20 13.8 8.4-22.1 89 51.0 41.9-60.0
STATE REGIONS
Eastern NC 646 78 14.6 11.4-18.4 102 18.3 14.7-22.6 73 11.8 9.1-15.2 393 55.3 50.4-60.0
Piedmont 728 90 14.6 11.7-18.1 108 16.3 13.4-19.8 91 13.9 11.1-17.2 439 55.2 50.9-59.3
Western NC 363 26 9.9 6.2-15.4 40 12.2 8.2-17.9 45 14.3 10.0-20.1 252 63.6 56.6-70.1
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS (AHEC)
Mountain AHEC 277 20 9.1 5.3-15.2 33 12.4 8.2-18.3 32 13.7 8.7-21.1 192 64.8 56.8-72.0
Northwest 256 18 10.5 6.0-17.7 32 15.0 10.2-21.4 32 12.1 8.4-17.2 174 62.4 54.8-69.4
Charlotte 186 26 15.4 10.2-22.5 35 18.7 13.2-25.7 26 16.2 10.9-23.3 99 49.8 41.9-57.7
Greensboro 153 18 13.6 8.4-21.1 20 16.0 10.2-24.4 17 11.8 6.9-19.4 98 58.6 49.5-67.1
Southern Regional 156 24 18.1 11.9-26.5 24 19.2 12.6-28.2 17 11.1 6.7-17.7 91 51.6 42.7-60.5
Southeast 125 *** *** *** 25 23.1 15.2-33.5 12 11.0 6.0-19.4 80 58.8 48.4-68.5
Wake 216 36 18.2 12.9-25.0 26 13.9 9.1-20.6 29 15.5 10.3-22.7 125 52.4 44.6-60.0
Area L & Eastern 368 44 16.5 11.8-22.5 55 15.8 11.6-21.1 44 12.5 8.7-17.6 225 55.3 48.6-61.8

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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 2016 are NOT comparable to 2010
and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2016 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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