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2003 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Tobacco Indicators-WHITE FEMALES

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 IN ANY PUBLIC AREAS ALLOWED IN SOME PUBLIC AREAS ALLOWED IN ALL PUBLIC AREAS NO OFFICIAL POLICY
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 1,982 1,656 83.8 81.1-86.2 224 11.1 9.2-13.4 38 1.8 1.0- 3.2 64 3.2 2.0- 5.1
AGE
18-24 96 77 76.3 59.3-87.7 15 13.7 6.4-27.0 1 0.2 0.0- 1.3 3 9.9 2.6-30.8
25-34 384 320 86.7 81.6-90.5 50 11.9 8.2-16.9 6 0.8 0.3- 2.3 8 0.6 0.3- 1.3
35-44 502 424 85.5 80.8-89.2 48 8.9 6.0-13.0 11 2.4 1.1- 5.4 19 3.1 1.8- 5.5
45-54 567 476 83.6 78.3-87.8 61 10.1 7.1-14.1 14 3.0 1.0- 8.4 16 3.3 1.8- 6.0
55-64 320 262 79.6 71.5-85.9 41 15.7 10.1-23.6 4 1.7 0.3- 8.4 13 2.9 1.5- 5.7
65-74 86 76 92.9 84.0-97.0 6 5.7 2.0-15.0 1 0.2 0.0- 1.8 3 1.2 0.3- 4.2
75+ 13 10 88.4 60.9-97.4 0 0.0 . - . 1 1.7 0.2-12.7 2 9.9 1.9-38.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 101 68 68.4 52.8-80.6 30 27.6 16.2-42.9 2 3.2 0.5-17.0 1 0.9 0.1- 5.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 533 420 79.7 73.6-84.7 79 14.8 10.6-20.2 11 2.8 0.9- 8.4 23 2.7 1.5- 4.6
Some Post-H.S. 571 457 80.4 74.3-85.2 75 12.0 8.8-16.2 15 1.9 0.9- 4.0 24 5.8 2.6-12.2
College Graduate 777 711 91.3 88.1-93.7 40 5.7 3.8- 8.7 10 1.0 0.4- 2.4 16 2.0 1.1- 3.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 84 63 78.2 65.0-87.4 14 14.9 7.5-27.5 1 0.3 0.0- 2.4 6 6.6 2.5-16.0
$15,000- 24,999 289 210 73.1 64.4-80.4 57 18.2 12.7-25.5 10 3.7 1.5- 8.8 12 4.9 1.6-14.2
$25,000- 34,999 249 217 85.6 76.5-91.6 26 13.0 7.3-22.3 4 0.7 0.2- 2.2 2 0.6 0.1- 2.4
$35,000- 49,999 352 296 86.8 80.9-91.1 40 10.5 6.6-16.5 7 0.9 0.4- 2.1 9 1.7 0.8- 3.8
$50,000-74,999 318 279 90.8 86.1-94.0 26 6.2 3.8-10.0 3 1.4 0.3- 6.5 10 1.6 0.8- 3.5
$75,000+ 390 344 86.4 80.7-90.6 28 8.7 5.3-14.0 6 1.8 0.6- 5.4 12 3.0 1.5- 6.0
COUNTY/REGION**
Buncombe 118 108 93.4 87.6-96.6 5 2.7 1.0- 6.8 1 0.9 0.1- 6.2 4 3.0 1.1- 8.0
Guilford 110 96 84.1 73.8-90.9 8 9.1 4.1-19.2 0 0.0 . - . 6 6.8 3.0-14.4
Mecklenburg 83 72 88.3 78.8-93.9 5 5.4 2.2-12.7 2 1.3 0.3- 5.0 4 5.0 1.6-14.5
Orange 120 112 92.7 84.1-96.9 7 6.6 2.7-15.2 0 0.0 . - . 1 0.7 0.1- 4.8
Wake 105 95 89.3 80.6-94.3 7 7.3 3.4-15.1 0 0.0 . - . 3 3.4 1.0-10.7
Chatham/Lee 73 70 96.4 88.4-98.9 2 3.1 0.8-11.6 0 0.0 . - . 1 0.6 0.1- 3.9
Nash/Wilson 63 53 84.7 73.0-92.0 6 9.0 3.8-19.9 1 1.4 0.2- 9.2 3 4.9 1.6-14.2
Craven/Pamlico 86 70 81.2 70.0-88.8 9 10.5 4.9-21.1 2 3.2 0.8-12.2 5 5.1 2.1-12.0
Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 105 75 72.4 62.0-80.8 20 19.0 11.8-29.1 7 5.8 2.7-11.9 3 2.9 0.9- 8.9
Appalachian/Wilkes 120 96 82.9 74.9-88.8 18 12.6 7.7-19.9 3 1.8 0.6- 5.7 3 2.7 0.9- 8.2
Franklin/Gran./Vance 84 66 81.1 70.4-88.5 9 9.5 4.7-18.3 3 2.3 0.7- 7.3 6 7.1 3.0-15.8
Graham/Swain/Jackson 108 89 76.1 61.9-86.2 14 15.1 8.6-25.2 3 2.0 0.6- 6.2 2 6.8 1.2-30.3
Hoke/Robeson/Scotland 59 49 80.4 66.4-89.5 9 18.6 9.7-32.7 1 1.0 0.1- 6.8 0 0.0 . - .
Bladen/Columbus/Sampson 78 60 76.4 64.4-85.3 15 21.0 12.5-33.1 2 1.9 0.5- 7.7 1 0.7 0.1- 4.9
Northeast NC I 64 46 73.2 59.9-83.2 9 14.5 7.1-27.3 3 3.8 1.1-11.9 6 8.5 3.7-18.5
Northeast NC II 103 90 88.6 80.1-93.8 10 9.6 4.8-18.0 1 0.5 0.1- 3.2 2 1.3 0.3- 5.8
Northeastern Partnership 167 136 84.4 77.5-89.4 19 10.9 6.6-17.5 4 1.4 0.5- 3.8 8 3.3 1.6- 6.9
Mountain AHEC 336 287 85.8 80.2-90.0 34 10.0 6.4-15.2 6 1.3 0.5- 3.6 9 2.9 1.4- 6.0
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 594 484 82.9 76.8-87.7 75 10.1 7.3-13.7 11 1.7 0.7- 4.1 24 5.4 2.2-12.6
Piedmont 864 741 84.2 80.3-87.5 83 11.4 8.6-14.9 15 2.0 0.9- 4.6 25 2.3 1.4- 3.8
Western NC 524 431 83.8 79.4-87.4 66 12.0 8.8-16.1 12 1.5 0.8- 2.9 15 2.7 1.6- 4.8

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

^Use caution in interpreting percentages with a numerator of less than 20. N = numerator, % = 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.

** Northeast NC I: Bertie, Gates, Halifax, Hertford, Northampton, and Warren counties.
Northeast NC II: Beaufort, Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Edgecombe, Hyde, Martin, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell, and Washington counties.
Northeastern Partnership: Northeast NC I and II regions combined.
Mountain Area Health Education Center (AHEC): Buncombe, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Swain, Transylvania, and Yancey counties.

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

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