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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern North Carolina**

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
-Eastern NC 1,935 1,559 79.9 77.4-82.1 264 14.4 12.4-16.6 62 3.5 2.5- 4.8 50 2.3 1.6- 3.2
GENDER
Male 603 468 76.3 71.6-80.5 94 16.3 12.7-20.7 25 4.8 3.0- 7.5 16 2.6 1.5- 4.6
Female 1,332 1,091 82.4 79.8-84.7 170 13.0 10.9-15.4 37 2.6 1.7- 3.8 34 2.0 1.4- 2.9
RACE
White 1,255 1,033 81.8 79.0-84.2 147 11.8 9.9-14.0 44 4.0 2.7- 5.8 31 2.4 1.6- 3.7
African American 491 382 78.4 73.6-82.5 84 17.2 13.4-21.7 14 2.8 1.5- 5.1 11 1.7 0.9- 3.2
Other Minorities 4 4 100 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
AGE
18-24 139 107 73.1 60.1-83.0 24 22.9 13.3-36.4 4 2.0 0.6- 6.8 4 2.1 0.8- 5.5
25-34 436 358 83.4 79.1-87.0 64 12.9 9.9-16.7 11 3.1 1.6- 6.1 3 0.6 0.1- 2.2
35-44 504 397 78.9 74.3-82.9 70 15.1 11.6-19.4 18 2.6 1.5- 4.6 19 3.3 2.0- 5.4
45-54 491 396 78.8 73.9-82.9 67 14.5 11.0-18.9 16 4.0 2.4- 6.8 12 2.7 1.3- 5.4
55-64 295 239 80.5 73.6-86.0 37 11.7 7.9-17.0 8 5.0 2.0-12.2 11 2.7 1.3- 5.5
65-74 50 43 89.2 77.4-95.2 2 2.1 0.5- 9.0 4 6.9 2.4-18.3 1 1.9 0.3-12.1
75+ 8 8 100 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 153 98 65.3 53.7-75.3 43 28.3 18.8-40.3 4 2.3 0.7- 7.1 8 4.1 1.9- 8.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 589 445 75.1 70.6-79.1 102 17.8 14.3-21.8 28 5.0 3.2- 7.8 14 2.1 1.1- 4.2
Some Post-H.S. 572 475 83.7 79.8-87.1 70 11.6 8.8-15.2 13 2.7 1.4- 5.0 14 2.0 1.1- 3.7
College Graduate 618 538 86.5 82.6-89.5 49 8.4 6.1-11.4 17 3.1 1.5- 6.2 14 2.0 1.1- 3.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 126 78 61.6 46.7-74.6 30 30.0 17.4-46.6 9 3.8 1.6- 8.5 9 4.6 2.1-10.0
$15,000- 24,999 339 250 71.3 64.8-77.1 59 19.6 14.8-25.5 18 6.7 3.8-11.3 12 2.4 1.2- 4.7
$25,000- 34,999 268 213 82.3 76.6-86.9 44 15.0 10.7-20.6 5 1.1 0.5- 2.8 6 1.6 0.7- 3.6
$35,000- 49,999 341 271 76.2 70.2-81.4 48 15.3 11.2-20.7 11 3.9 2.0- 7.3 11 4.5 2.3- 8.7
$50,000-74,999 304 260 83.7 77.8-88.2 36 13.9 9.6-19.7 5 1.4 0.5- 3.7 3 1.0 0.3- 3.3
$75,000+ 312 275 88.9 84.5-92.2 26 7.9 5.2-11.9 7 2.3 1.0- 5.1 4 0.8 0.3- 2.4
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 392 315 80.4 75.0-84.9 51 13.8 9.8-19.0 15 3.7 2.0- 6.6 11 2.1 1.1- 4.1
No 1,500 1,207 79.5 76.7-82.1 210 14.8 12.6-17.5 44 3.2 2.2- 4.7 39 2.4 1.6- 3.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 208 171 81.0 73.2-86.9 22 10.7 6.7-16.6 11 6.5 2.9-14.1 4 1.8 0.6- 5.7
Non-Veteran 1,651 1,321 79.2 76.5-81.7 234 15.3 13.0-17.8 50 3.1 2.2- 4.3 46 2.5 1.8- 3.5
Currently Serving 76 67 89.3 77.3-95.3 8 7.5 3.1-17.1 1 3.2 0.5-19.2 0 0.0 . - .

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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 (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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