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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Tobacco Use Prevention

How strongly do you agree or disagree with the following statement.
Tobacco use by adults should not be allowed on school grounds or at any school events.

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  Total
Respond.^
Strongly agree Agree Disagree Strongly disagree No Opinion
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 14,691 7,817 53.9 52.9-54.9 4,742 31.4 30.4-32.3 1,299 9.2 8.6- 9.8 278 2.1 1.8- 2.4 555 3.5 3.2- 3.9
GENDER
Male 5,384 2,557 49.5 47.8-51.1 1,839 32.3 30.8-33.8 634 11.6 10.6-12.7 128 2.6 2.1- 3.3 226 4.0 3.4- 4.7
Female 9,307 5,260 58.0 56.7-59.2 2,903 30.5 29.3-31.7 665 7.0 6.3- 7.6 150 1.5 1.3- 1.9 329 3.0 2.7- 3.5
RACE
White 11,009 5,714 51.9 50.7-53.0 3,676 32.9 31.8-34.0 982 9.3 8.6-10.0 209 2.2 1.9- 2.6 428 3.7 3.3- 4.2
African American 2,618 1,448 55.9 53.4-58.3 786 29.1 26.9-31.3 240 10.0 8.6-11.7 50 2.0 1.4- 2.7 94 3.1 2.4- 3.9
Asian 86 56 65.5 52.5-76.6 20 24.9 15.4-37.7 6 5.9 2.5-13.5 1 0.2 0.0- 1.5 3 3.4 0.9-12.0
Native American 289 144 52.0 44.2-59.8 76 24.7 18.7-31.8 42 14.1 9.7-20.0 11 3.4 1.7- 6.7 16 5.8 2.9-11.4
Other Minorities 605 406 69.7 64.9-74.2 160 22.8 19.0-27.1 23 5.0 3.0- 8.4 6 0.8 0.3- 2.1 10 1.6 0.8- 3.5
HISPANIC
Hispanic 651 437 69.2 64.4-73.6 172 23.4 19.6-27.6 24 4.6 2.6- 7.8 4 0.5 0.2- 1.8 14 2.4 1.3- 4.5
-English Speaking 272 158 57.2 49.5-64.5 91 33.2 26.5-40.6 12 4.3 2.3- 8.2 1 0.2 0.0- 1.2 10 5.1 2.4-10.7
-Spanish Speaking 379 279 74.7 68.7-79.9 81 18.8 14.5-24.0 12 4.7 2.3- 9.5 3 0.7 0.2- 2.6 4 1.1 0.4- 3.3
Non-Hispanic 14,025 7,371 52.8 51.8-53.9 4,566 31.9 31.0-32.9 1,274 9.5 8.9-10.1 274 2.2 1.9- 2.5 540 3.6 3.2- 4.0
AGE
18-24 819 408 47.3 42.9-51.8 261 32.2 28.2-36.4 108 14.7 11.7-18.2 24 3.5 2.1- 5.8 18 2.4 1.4- 4.2
25-34 2,348 1,364 57.9 55.3-60.4 720 30.9 28.7-33.3 181 7.5 6.2- 9.0 33 1.5 1.0- 2.2 50 2.2 1.5- 3.1
35-44 2,753 1,486 54.6 52.3-56.9 848 30.1 28.0-32.2 276 10.0 8.7-11.5 63 2.3 1.7- 3.0 80 3.1 2.4- 4.0
45-54 2,741 1,455 54.0 51.7-56.4 838 29.8 27.7-32.0 284 10.2 8.9-11.7 59 2.4 1.7- 3.3 105 3.5 2.8- 4.3
55-64 2,515 1,347 54.9 52.4-57.3 843 31.7 29.5-33.9 199 8.3 6.9- 9.9 50 2.2 1.6- 3.2 76 3.0 2.2- 4.0
65-74 1,960 1,016 52.3 49.5-55.0 662 32.5 30.0-35.1 149 8.4 6.9-10.1 27 1.6 1.0- 2.5 106 5.3 4.2- 6.5
75+ 1,488 707 49.4 46.2-52.5 546 35.6 32.7-38.7 97 6.4 5.0- 8.3 21 1.0 0.6- 1.6 117 7.5 6.1- 9.3
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 2,408 1,159 50.5 47.8-53.2 853 32.7 30.4-35.2 207 9.5 7.9-11.4 55 2.4 1.8- 3.4 134 4.9 3.9- 6.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 4,297 2,168 50.8 48.9-52.7 1,459 33.1 31.3-34.9 424 10.1 9.0-11.3 84 2.3 1.7- 3.0 162 3.8 3.1- 4.6
Some Post-H.S. 3,699 1,941 52.5 50.4-54.5 1,197 31.9 30.1-33.8 348 10.3 9.0-11.6 78 2.2 1.7- 3.0 135 3.1 2.6- 3.8
College Graduate 4,261 2,540 60.0 58.2-61.9 1,224 28.5 26.9-30.3 317 7.2 6.3- 8.2 61 1.5 1.1- 2.1 119 2.7 2.1- 3.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,698 822 48.7 45.4-52.1 565 31.0 28.1-33.9 173 11.3 9.2-13.7 44 3.9 2.7- 5.8 94 5.1 3.9- 6.5
$15,000- 24,999 2,485 1,309 54.5 51.9-57.1 796 30.8 28.5-33.2 225 8.6 7.3-10.1 61 2.6 1.9- 3.6 94 3.5 2.7- 4.5
$25,000- 34,999 1,703 923 53.7 50.7-56.6 537 31.7 29.1-34.5 151 9.4 7.7-11.3 39 2.4 1.7- 3.6 53 2.8 2.0- 3.9
$35,000- 49,999 1,938 1,087 55.2 52.5-57.9 611 31.7 29.2-34.3 156 8.4 7.0-10.1 32 1.9 1.2- 2.8 52 2.8 2.0- 3.9
$50,000-74,999 1,774 1,003 56.2 53.3-59.0 511 27.9 25.5-30.5 184 11.5 9.8-13.6 23 1.1 0.7- 1.9 53 3.2 2.3- 4.4
$75,000+ 1,997 1,216 61.8 59.2-64.3 535 26.5 24.2-29.0 161 7.7 6.5- 9.2 37 1.9 1.3- 2.7 48 2.1 1.5- 2.9
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 4,746 2,401 50.5 48.6-52.3 1,575 32.6 30.9-34.3 445 10.3 9.2-11.6 116 2.9 2.3- 3.6 209 3.8 3.2- 4.4
No 9,763 5,322 55.4 54.1-56.6 3,123 31.0 29.9-32.2 837 8.7 8.0- 9.4 157 1.7 1.4- 2.1 324 3.3 2.8- 3.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,894 920 50.0 47.2-52.7 657 33.0 30.5-35.6 195 10.3 8.8-12.1 41 2.6 1.9- 3.8 81 4.1 3.1- 5.3
Non-Veteran 12,631 6,800 54.5 53.4-55.6 4,048 31.2 30.2-32.2 1,082 8.9 8.3- 9.6 232 1.9 1.6- 2.3 469 3.4 3.0- 3.8
Currently Serving 164 95 59.7 50.7-68.0 37 21.3 15.0-29.3 22 12.1 7.6-18.8 5 3.8 1.3-10.6 5 3.1 1.1- 8.1

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^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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