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Data for Estimated Percentage of Adults Who Are Current Smokers by County, 2010

County Percentage of Adults Lower Limit Upper Limit
Alamance 27.8% 21.9% 34.5%
Alexander 18.5% 12.0% 27.3%
Alleghany 25.3% 18.5% 33.5%
Anson 22.1% 15.4% 30.8%
Ashe 21.1% 15.4% 28.3%
Avery 20.9% 16.1% 26.7%
Beaufort 20.7% 13.9% 29.8%
Bertie 22.7% 16.3% 30.8%
Bladen 21.5% 14.0% 31.5%
Brunswick 22.5% 14.9% 32.3%
Buncombe 14.5% 9.5% 21.4%
Burke 23.0% 17.6% 29.6%
Cabarrus 17.5% 13.6% 22.3%
Caldwell 25.0% 19.7% 31.1%
Camden 22.8% 16.0% 31.5%
Carteret 25.9% 18.9% 34.4%
Caswell 13.8% 7.7% 23.4%
Catawba 18.7% 14.4% 23.9%
Chatham 17.5% 11.6% 25.6%
Cherokee 20.7% 14.0% 29.6%
Chowan 25.6% 14.9% 40.3%
Clay 24.1% 17.9% 31.7%
Cleveland 19.9% 14.2% 27.3%
Columbus 27.1% 20.9% 34.3%
Craven 21.3% 15.1% 29.1%
Cumberland 19.0% 14.3% 24.7%
Currituck 25.6% 18.9% 33.7%
Dare 33.6% 22.2% 47.3%
Davidson 26.4% 20.9% 32.8%
Davie 24.4% 19.2% 30.5%
Duplin 22.2% 16.6% 29.1%
Durham 15.8% 12.6% 19.6%
Edgecombe 23.4% 17.2% 30.9%
Forsyth 19.2% 15.2% 24.0%
Franklin 29.3% 21.9% 38.0%
Gaston 26.6% 19.8% 34.9%
Gates 25.6% 18.4% 34.3%
Graham 26.1% 20.1% 33.2%
Granville 23.9% 16.7% 33.0%
Greene 22.7% 16.3% 30.8%
Guilford 17.8% 14.0% 22.4%
Halifax 21.6% 16.1% 28.3%
Harnett 29.0% 17.0% 45.0%
Haywood 22.3% 14.6% 32.6%
Henderson 17.7% 11.3% 26.6%
Hertford 24.6% 17.7% 33.0%
Hoke 17.5% 11.4% 26.0%
Hyde 26.0% 19.0% 34.4%
Iredell 18.7% 14.4% 23.9%
Jackson 19.2% 11.8% 29.7%
Johnston 20.0% 13.4% 28.8%
Jones 31.0% 18.7% 46.7%
Lee 25.9% 19.8% 33.0%
Lenoir 19.6% 14.1% 26.5%
Lincoln 16.5% 11.3% 23.4%
Macon 15.3% 8.6% 25.8%
Madison 24.6% 17.6% 33.3%
Martin 23.1% 14.2% 35.3%
McDowell 18.2% 11.0% 28.5%
Mecklenburg 11.9% 8.9% 15.7%
Mitchell 21.4% 15.7% 28.5%
Montgomery 20.3% 13.4% 29.4%
Moore 20.6% 14.0% 29.3%
Nash 20.5% 15.3% 26.8%
New Hanover 18.9% 14.2% 24.6%
Northampton 29.7% 18.0% 44.8%
Onslow 32.0% 23.0% 42.7%
Orange 14.6% 8.2% 24.9%
Pamlico 25.6% 18.4% 34.3%
Pasquotank 27.1% 17.7% 39.1%
Pender 26.2% 18.8% 35.3%
Perquimans 22.7% 16.3% 30.8%
Person 21.4% 14.8% 29.9%
Pitt 20.7% 15.6% 27.0%
Polk 22.2% 17.1% 28.4%
Randolph 21.4% 16.4% 27.5%
Richmond 28.3% 20.2% 38.2%
Robeson 24.8% 19.3% 31.2%
Rockingham 32.3% 20.7% 46.6%
Rowan 19.2% 14.5% 25.1%
Rutherford 26.1% 19.1% 34.7%
Sampson 21.2% 14.6% 29.7%
Scotland 30.3% 21.4% 40.8%
Stanly 28.5% 18.9% 40.7%
Stokes 44.4% 31.6% 58.0%
Surry 28.3% 23.1% 34.2%
Swain 20.5% 14.8% 27.7%
Transylvania 15.4% 8.7% 25.8%
Tyrrell 25.6% 18.4% 34.3%
Union 18.3% 14.2% 23.3%
Vance 18.2% 10.9% 28.8%
Wake 15.8% 12.7% 19.6%
Warren 23.2% 14.1% 35.7%
Washington 23.8% 16.9% 32.4%
Watauga 18.1% 13.0% 24.7%
Wayne 25.2% 19.0% 32.7%
Wilkes 25.7% 19.2% 33.6%
Wilson 18.9% 13.0% 26.5%
Yadkin 21.4% 13.7% 31.9%
Yancey 27.3% 19.8% 36.4%
North Carolina 19.8% 18.5% 21.1%
United States 17.3%

Data Notes

This measure is based on data from the North Carolina Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (NC BRFSS), a random-digit dial telephone survey. BRFSS data are representative of the total non-institutionalized N.C. population aged 18 years and older living in households with a telephone.  Some of the county-level data included in this report are based on 2008-2010 BRFSS individual county data. These counties are Alexander, Alleghany, Anson, Avery, Beaufort, Bladen, Camden, Carteret, Caswell, Chowan, Clay, Columbus, Craven, Currituck, Dare, Davie, Duplin, Edgecombe, Franklin, Graham, Granville, Halifax, Hertford, Hyde, Jones, Lee, Lenoir, Madison, Mitchell, Montgomery, Nash, Northampton, Pasquotank, Pender, Person, Polk, Richmond and Sampson. For some counties, current Smoking Prevalence Estimates represent the 2010 BRFSS sub-group estimate due to Relative Standard Errors of greater than 30 percent. These counties are Bertie, Chatham, Gates, Greene, Martin, Pamlico, Perquimans and Tyrrell.

Data Sources

Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, State Center for Health Statistics 

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Definition

Current smoking prevalence represents the percent of survey respondents who report that they currently smoke "every day" or "most days" and have smoked at least 100 cigarettes in their lifetime.

How We Calculated the Rates

Numerator: Number of adults aged 18 years and older who currently smoke
Denominator: Number of adults aged 18 years and older responding to the BRFSS survey

Date Indicator Content Last Updated: 01/16/2013


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