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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: Buncombe County

Seconhand Smoke Policy

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%)
North Carolina 6,254 5,043 80.6 79.3-81.8 895 14.5 13.4-15.7 160 2.5 2.0- 3.1 156 2.4 1.9- 2.9
-Buncombe County 156 135 88.5 82.1-92.8 15 7.1 4.1-12.0 3 2.5 0.7- 8.1 3 2.0 0.6- 6.5
GENDER
Male 55 45 86.2 74.6-93.0 6 7.6 3.2-16.8 2 3.7 0.8-15.7 2 2.5 0.5-11.3
Female 101 90 90.3 82.3-94.9 9 6.6 3.2-13.1 1 1.5 0.2-10.1 1 1.5 0.2-10.1
RACE
White 141 121 88.1 81.3-92.6 15 7.9 4.5-13.4 3 2.8 0.8- 9.0 2 1.3 0.3- 5.8
Other 15 14 91.9 59.3-98.9 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 1 8.1 1.1-40.7
AGE
18-44 77 63 83.0 72.1-90.2 10 10.6 5.4-19.5 2 3.2 0.7-13.7 2 3.3 0.8-12.3
45+ 79 72 94.4 87.6-97.6 5 3.3 1.3- 7.9 1 1.8 0.2-11.5 1 0.6 0.1- 4.0
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 40 31 78.0 61.3-88.8 6 13.6 5.8-28.6 1 1.6 0.2-10.9 2 6.8 1.7-23.5
Some College + 116 104 92.0 85.1-95.8 9 4.9 2.4- 9.7 2 2.8 0.7-10.6 1 0.4 0.1- 2.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 80 65 82.8 72.1-89.9 11 10.9 5.7-19.8 2 2.7 0.6-11.0 2 3.7 0.9-13.5
$50,000+ 59 54 92.2 80.7-97.1 3 4.1 1.2-12.9 1 3.0 0.4-18.3 1 0.7 0.1- 4.6

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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 (MAHEC): 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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