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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Tobacco Use Prevention

In the indoor dining area of restaurants, do you think that smoking should be allowed in all areas, some areas, or not allowed at all?

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  Total
Respond.^
Allowed in all areas Allowed in some areas Not allowed at all
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 14,300 166 1.1 0.9- 1.3 6,464 44.5 43.5-45.6 7,670 54.4 53.3-55.4
GENDER
Male 5,236 92 1.6 1.2- 2.0 2,554 47.2 45.5-48.9 2,590 51.2 49.6-52.9
Female 9,064 74 0.7 0.5- 0.9 3,910 42.1 40.8-43.3 5,080 57.2 56.0-58.5
RACE
White 10,728 137 1.3 1.0- 1.6 4,973 45.6 44.4-46.8 5,618 53.1 52.0-54.3
African American 2,537 16 0.6 0.3- 1.2 1,067 43.1 40.7-45.5 1,454 56.3 53.8-58.7
Asian 84 0 0.0 . - . 23 26.4 16.3-39.6 61 73.6 60.4-83.7
Native American 284 7 1.8 0.8- 4.4 130 47.2 39.4-55.1 147 51.0 43.1-58.8
Other Minorities 586 4 0.5 0.2- 1.9 239 38.5 33.5-43.8 343 61.0 55.7-66.0
HISPANIC
Hispanic 630 3 0.4 0.1- 1.9 258 38.9 34.0-44.1 369 60.6 55.5-65.5
-English Speaking 264 2 1.2 0.2- 5.8 122 43.4 36.1-51.0 140 55.4 47.7-62.8
-Spanish Speaking 366 1 0.1 0.0- 0.6 136 36.8 30.6-43.5 229 63.1 56.4-69.3
Non-Hispanic 13,655 163 1.2 0.9- 1.4 6,203 44.9 43.9-46.0 7,289 53.9 52.9-55.0
AGE
18-24 813 6 1.5 0.6- 3.9 420 48.9 44.4-53.3 387 49.6 45.2-54.1
25-34 2,314 19 0.7 0.4- 1.4 1,026 43.7 41.1-46.2 1,269 55.6 53.0-58.1
35-44 2,706 35 1.3 0.8- 1.9 1,235 44.9 42.6-47.2 1,436 53.9 51.5-56.2
45-54 2,694 23 0.8 0.5- 1.2 1,261 47.3 44.9-49.6 1,410 51.9 49.6-54.3
55-64 2,478 31 1.2 0.8- 1.8 1,102 43.1 40.6-45.6 1,345 55.7 53.2-58.2
65-74 1,872 30 1.4 1.0- 2.1 848 44.0 41.3-46.9 994 54.5 51.7-57.3
75+ 1,360 21 1.3 0.8- 2.2 548 39.1 35.9-42.3 791 59.6 56.3-62.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 2,273 38 1.7 1.1- 2.6 1,086 48.4 45.7-51.2 1,149 49.9 47.1-52.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 4,177 63 1.3 0.9- 1.7 2,090 49.2 47.3-51.1 2,024 49.5 47.6-51.5
Some Post-H.S. 3,621 39 1.3 0.8- 2.0 1,736 47.2 45.2-49.3 1,846 51.5 49.4-53.5
College Graduate 4,206 26 0.5 0.3- 0.8 1,543 35.9 34.1-37.7 2,637 63.6 61.8-65.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,613 31 2.2 1.3- 3.7 784 48.0 44.6-51.4 798 49.8 46.4-53.3
$15,000- 24,999 2,417 32 1.5 0.9- 2.4 1,228 50.4 47.8-53.1 1,157 48.1 45.4-50.7
$25,000- 34,999 1,677 23 1.3 0.8- 2.0 840 50.3 47.4-53.3 814 48.4 45.5-51.4
$35,000- 49,999 1,905 17 0.9 0.4- 1.6 895 45.5 42.8-48.3 993 53.6 50.9-56.3
$50,000-74,999 1,745 17 0.7 0.4- 1.3 708 42.1 39.3-45.0 1,020 57.1 54.3-59.9
$75,000+ 1,977 18 0.8 0.5- 1.4 697 35.4 32.9-38.0 1,262 63.8 61.2-66.3
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 4,579 63 1.3 1.0- 1.8 2,181 48.3 46.4-50.2 2,335 50.4 48.5-52.2
No 9,565 99 1.0 0.8- 1.3 4,209 43.0 41.8-44.2 5,257 56.0 54.8-57.3
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,824 42 2.0 1.4- 2.9 863 46.6 43.9-49.4 919 51.4 48.6-54.1
Non-Veteran 12,312 122 0.9 0.7- 1.2 5,520 44.1 43.0-45.2 6,670 55.0 53.9-56.1
Currently Serving 162 2 1.0 0.2- 3.9 80 50.6 41.6-59.5 80 48.4 39.5-57.4

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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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