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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 work areas?*

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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 1,534 1,366 86.7 83.6-89.3 86 6.1 4.4- 8.2 34 2.5 1.4- 4.3 48 4.7 3.1- 7.0
GENDER
Male 576 496 82.9 77.5-87.2 37 7.0 4.6-10.5 18 3.5 1.6- 7.5 25 6.5 3.8-10.9
Female 958 870 90.0 86.3-92.8 49 5.2 3.3- 8.2 16 1.6 0.8- 3.3 23 3.2 1.7- 5.9
RACE
White 1,149 1,016 85.8 82.1-88.9 62 5.8 4.1- 8.2 29 3.0 1.7- 5.5 42 5.3 3.4- 8.2
African American 282 259 92.0 85.1-95.8 14 4.3 1.6-11.4 5 1.5 0.6- 3.9 4 2.2 0.7- 6.9
Other Minorities 80 69 82.5 66.2-91.9 9 11.6 4.8-25.4 0 0.0 . - . 2 6.0 1.2-24.8
HISPANIC
Yes 45 40 84.7 61.8-95.0 3 4.6 1.3-15.5 0 0.0 . - . 2 10.7 2.3-37.5
No 1,487 1,324 86.8 83.6-89.4 83 6.1 4.5- 8.3 34 2.6 1.5- 4.5 46 4.5 2.9- 6.8
AGE
18-24 147 125 83.4 70.5-91.3 12 5.1 2.3-11.0 6 8.1 2.6-22.4 4 3.3 0.8-13.2
25-34 375 334 87.3 80.6-91.9 25 6.7 3.8-11.5 4 1.2 0.4- 3.5 12 4.8 1.9-11.5
35-44 435 385 85.0 78.7-89.7 24 7.3 4.0-13.0 10 2.2 0.9- 5.2 16 5.5 3.0- 9.9
45-54 373 329 84.8 77.6-90.0 19 6.5 3.6-11.5 10 1.8 0.9- 3.9 15 6.8 3.2-14.0
55-64 151 145 98.0 95.0-99.2 3 0.6 0.2- 2.3 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 77 75.5 58.7-86.9 12 10.8 4.7-22.7 4 9.8 2.6-30.9 4 3.9 1.0-14.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 400 352 88.2 82.3-92.3 25 5.4 2.9- 9.9 7 1.5 0.6- 3.8 16 4.9 2.3-10.1
Some Post-H.S. 398 343 83.5 76.9-88.5 25 6.7 3.9-11.4 16 3.7 2.0- 6.9 14 6.0 2.9-12.2
College Graduate 637 592 90.6 85.9-93.8 24 5.0 2.8- 8.6 7 0.7 0.3- 1.7 14 3.7 1.7- 7.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 64 53 76.1 50.6-90.8 5 2.1 0.8- 5.4 1 10.8 1.6-47.3 5 11.0 3.3-30.8
$15,000- 24,999 205 179 88.3 78.5-93.9 16 6.4 2.4-16.2 4 3.0 1.0- 8.6 6 2.3 0.5- 9.4
$25,000- 34,999 226 193 83.4 74.7-89.6 22 12.0 6.8-20.4 5 2.3 0.6- 8.8 6 2.2 0.8- 5.7
$35,000- 49,999 287 253 83.6 75.1-89.5 17 7.1 3.7-13.0 10 2.3 1.0- 5.1 7 7.1 3.0-15.9
$50,000+ 558 514 91.7 87.8-94.4 19 4.5 2.5- 8.1 12 1.5 0.8- 3.0 13 2.2 1.1- 4.6
COUNTY/REGION**
Buncombe 108 99 91.7 84.1-95.8 5 4.2 1.7-10.0 1 1.5 0.2- 9.9 3 2.7 0.8- 8.4
Cumberland 91 85 95.5 89.7-98.1 5 3.6 1.4- 9.0 0 0.0 . - . 1 0.9 0.1- 6.2
Durham 111 104 96.0 91.4-98.2 3 2.0 0.6- 6.1 2 0.8 0.2- 3.2 2 1.3 0.3- 5.1
Forsyth 110 94 86.6 78.5-91.9 8 6.2 2.9-12.6 6 5.7 2.4-12.6 2 1.5 0.4- 6.0
Gaston 112 94 85.3 77.1-90.9 10 7.3 3.8-13.7 3 3.3 1.0- 9.8 5 4.2 1.7- 9.9
Guilford 103 91 88.9 80.3-94.1 5 5.4 2.0-13.7 2 1.8 0.5- 7.2 5 3.8 1.4-10.0
Mecklenburg 123 117 92.5 83.9-96.7 2 3.1 0.8-11.6 1 1.4 0.2- 9.2 3 3.0 0.9- 9.6
New Hanover 100 93 81.1 51.5-94.5 1 0.7 0.1- 5.0 4 4.8 1.5-14.7 2 13.4 2.2-51.1
Onslow 114 100 86.9 77.9-92.6 9 8.9 4.3-17.5 2 2.3 0.6- 8.9 3 1.9 0.6- 6.0
Wake 134 121 91.7 85.7-95.3 7 3.7 1.7- 8.1 1 0.6 0.1- 4.0 5 4.1 1.7- 9.5
Western NC 130 113 87.2 79.5-92.3 11 8.5 4.5-15.4 4 3.3 1.1- 9.3 2 1.0 0.2- 4.5
Piedmont NC 158 138 87.2 79.4-92.4 11 5.0 2.6- 9.3 4 3.5 1.0-11.2 5 4.3 1.6-10.8
Eastern NC 140 117 78.5 68.6-85.9 9 10.1 5.1-18.9 4 2.3 0.8- 6.5 10 9.2 4.6-17.4

+ Approximately half of the respondents received questions from this topic See Technical Notes for more information.

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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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