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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: Mecklenburg 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
-Mecklenburg County 320 286 89.1 84.5-92.5 29 9.2 6.2-13.5 1 0.1 0.0- 0.5 4 1.6 0.5- 4.7
GENDER
Male 130 111 86.1 78.2-91.4 14 10.7 6.1-18.0 1 0.1 0.0- 1.1 4 3.1 1.0- 8.9
Female 190 175 92.3 87.0-95.5 15 7.7 4.5-13.0 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
RACE
White 229 208 90.6 85.6-94.0 18 8.0 4.9-12.7 0 0.0 . - . 3 1.4 0.4- 5.0
Other 89 76 85.5 74.5-92.3 11 12.2 6.2-22.8 1 0.3 0.0- 1.8 1 2.0 0.3-12.9
AGE
18-44 194 171 89.7 84.2-93.5 21 9.8 6.1-15.4 1 0.1 0.0- 0.9 1 0.3 0.0- 2.2
45+ 125 114 88.0 78.9-93.5 8 8.4 4.0-16.6 0 0.0 . - . 3 3.6 1.1-11.5
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 56 46 83.3 68.5-91.9 7 10.5 4.2-23.7 1 0.4 0.1- 2.7 2 5.9 1.5-20.6
Some College + 264 240 90.6 85.9-93.9 22 8.9 5.7-13.6 0 0.0 . - . 2 0.5 0.1- 1.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 112 95 85.4 75.8-91.6 14 12.0 6.5-21.0 1 0.2 0.0- 1.6 2 2.4 0.5-10.8
$50,000+ 164 154 92.3 85.8-95.9 9 6.6 3.3-12.7 0 0.0 . - . 1 1.1 0.2- 7.5

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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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