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BRFSS Survey Results 2003 for Piedmont North Carolina**

Tobacco Indicators

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%)
North Carolina 4,072 3,257 79.6 77.6-81.6 583 14.7 13.0-16.5 89 2.5 1.7- 3.6 143 3.2 2.4- 4.2
-Piedmont NC 1,873 1,537 80.7 77.9-83.2 238 14.6 12.3-17.2 35 2.2 1.3- 3.7 63 2.6 1.9- 3.6
GENDER
Male 670 518 77.3 72.4-81.6 105 16.9 13.1-21.4 16 2.6 1.2- 5.5 31 3.2 2.0- 5.1
Female 1,203 1,019 83.7 80.5-86.5 133 12.5 10.1-15.5 19 1.7 0.8- 3.6 32 2.0 1.3- 3.1
RACE
White 1,349 1,128 82.6 79.4-85.4 146 12.6 10.2-15.6 26 1.7 0.9- 3.2 49 3.0 2.1- 4.4
African American 399 316 78.1 71.5-83.5 65 18.3 13.4-24.6 5 1.6 0.3- 7.3 13 1.9 1.0- 3.9
Other Minorities 92 67 71.2 55.9-82.8 20 20.1 10.6-34.8 4 7.7 2.4-22.1 1 1.1 0.1- 7.2
AGE
18-24 103 79 78.0 65.0-87.2 23 19.3 11.0-31.7 1 2.7 0.4-16.5 0 0.0 . - .
25-34 398 313 76.7 70.0-82.2 71 20.5 15.2-27.0 6 2.1 0.8- 5.9 8 0.7 0.3- 1.5
35-44 530 429 82.1 77.2-86.1 69 13.6 10.0-18.3 12 1.6 0.7- 3.5 20 2.7 1.5- 4.8
45-54 504 435 84.2 78.7-88.6 42 7.8 5.2-11.7 8 3.0 1.0- 8.6 19 4.9 2.8- 8.5
55-64 256 215 81.6 73.6-87.6 24 13.9 8.5-21.9 5 1.6 0.4- 6.3 12 2.9 1.5- 5.6
65-74 60 50 79.9 60.0-91.4 6 7.2 2.5-18.7 1 1.2 0.2- 8.1 3 11.7 3.1-35.8
75+ 7 4 84.4 47.3-97.0 0 0.0 . - . 2 11.2 1.7-47.7 1 4.4 0.5-30.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 127 84 69.0 55.5-79.8 32 23.3 13.8-36.8 5 4.4 1.1-16.2 6 3.3 1.2- 8.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 449 337 73.9 67.1-79.7 84 19.8 14.8-26.0 14 4.9 2.3-10.3 14 1.4 0.7- 2.6
Some Post-H.S. 466 373 78.7 72.9-83.6 72 18.5 13.8-24.2 6 0.8 0.3- 2.3 15 2.0 0.9- 4.2
College Graduate 831 743 88.6 85.3-91.2 50 7.0 5.0- 9.9 10 0.9 0.3- 2.3 28 3.5 2.2- 5.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 64 38 54.4 33.9-73.5 17 37.7 19.2-60.7 4 3.9 0.9-15.5 5 4.0 1.3-11.9
$15,000- 24,999 255 176 70.8 61.5-78.6 59 22.0 15.4-30.4 8 5.2 1.8-14.2 12 2.0 1.0- 4.1
$25,000- 34,999 216 182 79.1 68.9-86.5 26 16.5 10.0-25.9 5 3.9 1.1-12.9 3 0.6 0.1- 2.8
$35,000- 49,999 301 247 82.7 76.2-87.8 38 14.4 9.7-21.0 4 0.5 0.2- 1.5 12 2.3 1.1- 4.7
$50,000-74,999 286 245 85.4 78.7-90.3 26 10.4 6.2-16.9 3 1.5 0.4- 5.4 12 2.6 1.2- 5.5
$75,000+ 451 395 86.9 82.3-90.4 40 10.3 7.2-14.7 8 1.3 0.5- 3.5 8 1.5 0.7- 3.3
COUNTY/REGION**
Buncombe 192 164 83.4 75.4-89.1 19 12.2 7.1-20.2 2 1.1 0.3- 4.2 7 3.4 1.5- 7.4
Guilford 232 190 80.6 73.7-86.1 30 14.5 9.7-21.2 1 0.3 0.0- 2.2 11 4.5 2.4- 8.3
Mecklenburg 223 187 84.6 77.7-89.6 28 11.3 7.5-16.6 3 2.4 0.5-11.6 5 1.8 0.6- 4.8
Orange 226 208 91.6 85.9-95.1 10 4.7 2.3- 9.6 1 0.4 0.1- 3.0 7 3.2 1.4- 7.4
Wake 244 219 89.0 83.3-92.9 18 7.3 4.3-11.9 1 1.3 0.2- 8.7 6 2.4 1.1- 5.6
Chatham/Lee 173 148 83.5 74.7-89.6 19 14.1 8.4-22.9 1 0.2 0.0- 1.2 5 2.2 0.7- 6.5
Nash/Wilson 165 126 70.2 60.7-78.2 28 21.7 14.5-31.2 5 4.1 1.6- 9.8 6 4.0 1.7- 9.1
Craven/Pamlico 170 137 79.6 70.9-86.2 21 12.6 7.4-20.6 3 3.0 0.8-10.0 9 4.8 2.3- 9.6
Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 174 115 65.1 56.8-72.6 40 24.3 17.8-32.2 12 6.6 3.6-11.8 7 4.0 1.9- 8.5
Appalachian/Wilkes 187 138 72.4 63.7-79.7 36 21.5 14.7-30.2 5 1.7 0.7- 4.1 8 4.4 2.1- 8.8
Franklin/Gran./Vance 199 146 66.9 57.2-75.4 32 21.7 14.1-31.8 10 4.5 2.3- 8.6 11 6.8 3.5-12.8
Graham/Swain/Jackson 175 143 82.5 71.2-90.0 22 10.3 5.7-17.7 5 1.9 0.7- 4.9 5 5.4 1.6-16.1
Hoke/Robeson/Scotland 185 143 72.7 64.0-80.0 35 24.5 17.4-33.4 5 1.9 0.7- 4.9 2 0.9 0.2- 3.7
Bladen/Columbus/Sampson 170 115 62.7 53.5-71.1 40 29.5 21.7-38.9 7 4.4 1.9-10.1 8 3.3 1.6- 6.9
Northeast NC I 185 137 74.2 66.3-80.7 35 19.7 13.9-27.1 4 1.6 0.6- 4.5 9 4.5 2.2- 9.1
Northeast NC II 207 175 86.3 80.3-90.7 25 11.2 7.2-17.0 3 1.0 0.3- 3.6 4 1.4 0.5- 4.1
Northeastern Partnership 392 312 82.3 77.6-86.1 60 14.0 10.5-18.4 7 1.2 0.5- 2.8 13 2.5 1.3- 4.5
Mountain AHEC 533 438 81.0 76.0-85.2 64 13.0 9.5-17.5 11 2.0 0.9- 4.4 20 4.0 2.4- 6.7
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 1,350 1,052 77.5 73.2-81.2 218 15.1 12.3-18.4 31 3.0 1.4- 6.1 49 4.4 2.6- 7.5
Piedmont 1,873 1,537 80.7 77.9-83.2 238 14.6 12.3-17.2 35 2.2 1.3- 3.7 63 2.6 1.9- 3.6
Western NC 849 668 79.4 75.3-82.9 127 14.3 11.4-17.6 23 3.0 1.5- 6.2 31 3.3 2.2- 5.0

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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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