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2016 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 6,343 759 12.7 11.7-13.8 319 5.2 4.5- 6.0 1,768 25.3 24.0-26.6 3,497 56.8 55.3-58.3
NC ASSOCIATION OF LOCAL HEALTH DIRECTOR REGIONS
Regions 1 & 2 1,037 151 15.1 12.0-18.9 36 3.3 2.1- 5.3 324 31.4 27.8-35.4 526 50.1 46.0-54.2
Region 3 563 61 11.8 9.0-15.4 34 6.9 4.6-10.3 149 25.5 21.6-29.9 319 55.8 50.9-60.5
Region 4 1,063 121 12.7 10.5-15.3 49 4.7 3.5- 6.4 258 22.9 20.2-25.8 635 59.7 56.3-63.0
Region 5 685 77 12.6 9.9-15.9 36 5.8 4.0- 8.3 191 23.4 20.2-27.0 381 58.2 53.9-62.4
Region 6 542 65 14.4 11.0-18.6 27 4.5 3.0- 6.8 145 24.7 20.8-29.0 305 56.4 51.4-61.2
Region 7 792 74 9.7 7.5-12.5 33 4.9 3.2- 7.3 200 24.0 20.8-27.5 485 61.4 57.4-65.3
Region 8 575 70 13.6 10.5-17.5 36 6.7 4.6- 9.7 188 29.5 25.5-33.9 281 50.2 45.4-54.9
Region 9 483 54 12.3 9.0-16.5 32 6.0 3.9- 9.0 149 29.8 24.8-35.4 248 51.9 46.2-57.6
Region 10 606 86 14.6 11.6-18.2 37 5.4 3.8- 7.8 164 24.5 20.8-28.7 319 55.4 50.7-60.0
STATE REGIONS
Eastern NC 2,265 275 12.9 11.2-14.8 141 6.5 5.2- 8.0 655 26.5 24.3-28.7 1,194 54.1 51.5-56.7
Piedmont 2,875 317 12.3 11.0-13.9 129 4.6 3.8- 5.6 740 23.7 22.0-25.5 1,689 59.4 57.3-61.4
Western NC 1,206 167 13.8 11.2-16.9 50 5.2 3.5- 7.7 373 29.9 26.7-33.4 616 51.0 47.2-54.8
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS (AHEC)
Mountain AHEC 921 132 15.5 11.9-19.8 32 3.4 2.0- 5.6 284 31.0 27.1-35.2 473 50.1 45.7-54.6
Northwest 900 109 13.6 11.0-16.6 47 5.7 4.1- 8.0 263 28.1 24.8-31.7 481 52.6 48.7-56.4
Charlotte 855 94 11.7 9.4-14.5 41 4.7 3.4- 6.6 188 20.7 17.9-23.9 532 62.8 59.1-66.4
Greensboro 530 69 14.6 11.4-18.5 26 5.6 3.7- 8.5 155 25.3 21.5-29.5 280 54.5 49.6-59.3
Southern Regional 604 72 14.4 11.2-18.3 35 5.8 3.9- 8.4 158 23.0 19.5-26.9 339 56.8 52.2-61.4
Southeast 342 39 12.2 8.5-17.2 19 5.3 3.1- 8.7 125 35.4 29.9-41.4 159 47.1 41.1-53.2
Wake 866 72 8.8 6.8-11.4 35 4.3 2.9- 6.2 222 23.5 20.5-26.9 537 63.4 59.6-67.1
Area L & Eastern 1,328 172 14.1 11.7-16.8 85 6.9 5.1- 9.3 373 24.6 21.8-27.7 698 54.4 50.8-58.0

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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 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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