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BRFSS Survey Results 2001 for North Carolina

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Which of the following best describes your place of works' official smoking policy for indoor public or common areas, such as lobbies, rest rooms, and lunch rooms?*

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  Total
Respond.#
Not allowed Allowed in some areas Allowed in all areas No official policy
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 1,535 1,233 76.2 72.5-79.5 200 14.8 12.2-17.7 43 3.4 2.1- 5.4 59 5.7 3.9- 8.2
GENDER
Male 578 443 71.1 65.1-76.4 82 16.6 12.8-21.4 21 4.2 2.2- 8.2 32 8.1 4.9-12.9
Female 957 790 80.5 76.0-84.3 118 13.2 10.0-17.1 22 2.7 1.5- 4.8 27 3.6 2.0- 6.4
RACE
White 1,150 920 75.8 71.5-79.6 142 13.2 10.6-16.5 37 4.4 2.7- 7.0 51 6.6 4.3- 9.8
African American 282 228 77.0 68.3-83.9 44 19.8 13.3-28.5 4 0.8 0.3- 2.1 6 2.4 0.8- 6.9
Other Minorities 80 64 76.1 59.0-87.6 12 17.3 7.9-33.6 2 0.6 0.1- 2.9 2 6.0 1.2-24.8
HISPANIC
Yes 45 38 81.2 59.5-92.7 4 5.2 1.6-15.6 1 2.9 0.4-18.0 2 10.7 2.3-37.5
No 1,488 1,193 75.9 72.2-79.3 196 15.2 12.5-18.2 42 3.4 2.1- 5.5 57 5.5 3.7- 8.0
AGE
18-24 147 111 70.1 56.8-80.7 24 16.6 9.7-27.0 8 9.2 3.3-23.3 4 4.0 1.1-13.1
25-34 375 299 77.4 69.9-83.5 51 14.5 9.8-21.0 10 3.1 1.5- 6.2 15 5.0 2.1-11.6
35-44 436 345 74.4 67.7-80.2 59 16.3 11.5-22.5 12 3.2 1.4- 6.9 20 6.1 3.5-10.4
45-54 373 303 74.3 66.1-81.2 44 14.6 9.8-21.2 7 1.3 0.6- 2.8 19 9.8 5.0-18.1
55-64 151 130 87.3 78.1-93.0 18 11.3 5.9-20.6 2 0.8 0.2- 3.8 1 0.5 0.1- 3.7
65+ 35 30 86.7 61.2-96.4 3 10.5 2.1-39.3 2 2.8 0.6-11.4 0 0.0 . - .
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 97 64 64.4 48.8-77.5 25 21.7 12.6-34.7 4 10.0 2.7-30.9 4 3.9 1.0-14.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 401 311 74.2 66.8-80.4 55 14.9 10.4-21.0 16 4.1 2.1- 7.8 19 6.8 3.4-13.1
Some Post-H.S. 397 304 71.7 64.4-78.1 60 17.3 12.2-23.8 15 3.9 2.0- 7.3 18 7.1 3.7-13.2
College Graduate 638 553 84.1 78.9-88.1 59 11.0 7.7-15.5 8 0.8 0.4- 1.8 18 4.1 2.1- 8.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 64 45 64.2 42.4-81.5 11 13.0 6.0-26.0 2 11.5 1.9-46.4 6 11.3 3.5-30.9
$15,000- 24,999 205 153 74.9 64.1-83.3 37 18.2 10.9-28.7 7 3.8 1.5- 9.3 8 3.1 1.0- 9.3
$25,000- 34,999 226 175 72.5 62.7-80.5 34 19.0 12.1-28.4 9 5.8 2.5-12.8 8 2.8 1.2- 6.5
$35,000- 49,999 286 231 72.1 62.4-80.0 34 14.9 9.5-22.7 8 1.8 0.7- 4.4 13 11.2 5.6-21.4
$50,000+ 560 475 83.0 77.8-87.2 59 12.6 8.9-17.4 12 2.0 0.9- 4.3 14 2.4 1.2- 4.9
COUNTY/REGION**
Buncombe 108 91 86.3 78.2-91.7 12 9.1 5.0-16.2 1 1.1 0.2- 7.4 4 3.5 1.3- 9.2
Cumberland 91 81 90.9 82.3-95.6 8 7.4 3.2-15.9 2 1.7 0.4- 6.6 0 0.0 . - .
Durham 111 97 90.0 81.7-94.8 9 7.3 3.2-15.6 3 1.4 0.4- 4.6 2 1.3 0.3- 5.1
Forsyth 110 81 75.1 65.4-82.7 20 17.1 10.7-26.0 5 5.4 2.2-12.5 4 2.5 0.9- 6.8
Gaston 111 87 80.4 71.5-87.0 16 12.5 7.4-20.3 3 3.3 1.0- 9.8 5 3.8 1.5- 9.0
Guilford 103 82 81.7 72.4-88.4 13 11.9 6.6-20.5 2 1.5 0.4- 5.9 6 4.8 2.0-11.3
Mecklenburg 123 106 85.4 76.7-91.2 12 9.3 5.0-16.6 0 0.0 . - . 5 5.4 2.1-13.0
New Hanover 100 89 75.1 50.2-90.1 6 7.0 2.9-16.0 2 1.9 0.5- 7.6 3 15.9 3.5-49.4
Onslow 114 95 83.8 74.7-90.1 11 9.8 5.0-18.3 4 3.6 1.3- 9.6 4 2.8 1.0- 7.6
Wake 134 109 80.3 71.4-86.9 18 14.4 8.7-23.0 2 1.2 0.3- 4.8 5 4.1 1.7- 9.5
Western NC 130 92 65.4 55.0-74.6 29 27.9 19.3-38.6 6 5.1 2.2-11.7 3 1.5 0.5- 4.8
Piedmont NC 160 120 74.7 65.6-82.1 25 13.4 8.5-20.5 8 5.6 2.4-12.7 7 6.2 2.7-13.6
Eastern NC 140 103 70.3 60.3-78.7 21 17.3 10.8-26.4 5 2.9 1.1- 7.3 11 9.5 4.9-17.7

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* This question was asked only of respondents who reported working indoors most of the time.

#Use caution in interpreting cell sizes less than 50. N = Cell Size, % = Percentage, C.I.(95%) = Confidence Interval (at 95 percent probability level).
Percentages are weighted to population characteristics.

** Eastern North Carolina: Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Brunswick, Camden, Carteret, Chowan, Columbus, Craven, Currituck, Dare, Duplin, Edgecombe, Gates, Greene, Halifax, Harnett, Hertford, Hoke, Hyde, Johnston, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Nash, Northampton, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Pender, Perquimans, Pitt, Robeson, Sampson, Scotland, Tyrrell, Washington, Wayne, Wilson
Piedmont North Carolina: Alamance, Alexander, Anson, Cabarrus, Caswell, Catawba, Chatham, Cleveland, Davidson, Davie, Franklin, Granville, Iredell, Lee, Lincoln, Montgomery, Moore, Orange, Person, Randolph, Richmond, Rockingham, Rowan, Stanly, Stokes, Union, Vance, Warren, Yadkin
Western North Carolina: Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Burke, Caldwell, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Surry, Swain, Transylvania, Watauga, Wilkes, Yancey

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