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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Tobacco Use Prevention

In the following locations, do you think that smoking should be allowed in all areas, some areas , or not allowed at all
a.Public Buildings

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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 14,142 186 1.3 1.1- 1.5 4,569 32.1 31.2-33.1 9,387 66.6 65.6-67.6
GENDER
Male 5,199 102 1.7 1.4- 2.2 1,955 36.0 34.5-37.6 3,142 62.2 60.6-63.8
Female 8,943 84 0.8 0.7- 1.1 2,614 28.5 27.3-29.6 6,245 70.7 69.5-71.8
RACE
White 10,609 150 1.4 1.1- 1.7 3,549 33.8 32.7-34.9 6,910 64.8 63.7-66.0
African American 2,510 18 0.8 0.4- 1.4 772 30.8 28.6-33.1 1,720 68.4 66.1-70.7
Asian 81 0 0.0 . - . 20 23.6 13.7-37.4 61 76.4 62.6-86.3
Native American 278 11 3.9 1.8- 8.3 86 31.2 24.2-39.2 181 64.9 56.9-72.2
Other Minorities 583 4 0.9 0.3- 2.4 126 19.0 15.4-23.4 453 80.1 75.7-83.9
HISPANIC
Hispanic 624 7 0.9 0.4- 2.2 139 19.8 16.1-24.0 478 79.3 75.1-83.1
-English Speaking 256 6 1.8 0.7- 4.6 80 30.0 23.6-37.3 170 68.2 60.8-74.7
-Spanish Speaking 368 1 0.5 0.1- 3.2 59 15.0 10.9-20.4 308 84.5 79.1-88.7
Non-Hispanic 13,502 179 1.3 1.1- 1.6 4,429 33.0 32.0-34.0 8,894 65.7 64.7-66.7
AGE
18-24 808 7 1.2 0.4- 3.0 263 33.5 29.4-37.8 538 65.4 61.0-69.5
25-34 2,324 21 1.0 0.6- 1.7 727 30.9 28.6-33.2 1,576 68.2 65.8-70.5
35-44 2,708 31 1.1 0.7- 1.6 917 33.2 31.0-35.4 1,760 65.8 63.5-68.0
45-54 2,680 30 1.0 0.7- 1.6 864 31.7 29.5-33.9 1,786 67.3 65.0-69.5
55-64 2,437 33 1.3 0.9- 2.0 804 33.0 30.6-35.4 1,600 65.7 63.3-68.1
65-74 1,822 36 2.1 1.4- 3.0 590 32.9 30.3-35.6 1,196 65.1 62.3-67.7
75+ 1,301 27 2.0 1.3- 3.2 389 29.9 26.9-33.1 885 68.0 64.8-71.1
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 2,214 45 2.0 1.3- 2.9 713 32.0 29.5-34.6 1,456 66.0 63.4-68.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 4,103 64 1.5 1.1- 2.0 1,477 35.4 33.6-37.3 2,562 63.1 61.2-64.9
Some Post-H.S. 3,601 41 1.2 0.8- 1.8 1,243 34.4 32.5-36.4 2,317 64.4 62.4-66.3
College Graduate 4,201 35 0.7 0.5- 1.1 1,132 27.4 25.7-29.1 3,034 71.9 70.1-73.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,581 40 2.4 1.6- 3.5 564 36.5 33.3-39.9 977 61.1 57.7-64.4
$15,000- 24,999 2,381 33 1.4 0.9- 2.2 851 34.7 32.3-37.2 1,497 63.8 61.3-66.3
$25,000- 34,999 1,663 26 1.5 1.0- 2.3 581 36.0 33.2-39.0 1,056 62.4 59.5-65.3
$35,000- 49,999 1,902 23 1.6 0.9- 2.7 630 32.3 29.8-34.8 1,249 66.2 63.5-68.7
$50,000-74,999 1,738 18 0.9 0.5- 1.5 516 30.4 27.9-33.1 1,204 68.7 66.0-71.3
$75,000+ 1,975 15 0.6 0.4- 1.1 549 27.5 25.2-29.9 1,411 71.9 69.4-74.2
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 4,484 82 1.6 1.3- 2.1 1,584 36.6 34.8-38.4 2,818 61.8 59.9-63.6
No 9,517 97 1.0 0.8- 1.3 2,937 30.3 29.2-31.4 6,483 68.7 67.5-69.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,805 46 2.5 1.7- 3.5 654 35.6 33.0-38.3 1,105 61.9 59.2-64.6
Non-Veteran 12,172 140 1.1 0.9- 1.3 3,847 31.4 30.3-32.4 8,185 67.6 66.5-68.6
Currently Serving 163 0 0.0 . - . 68 42.1 33.5-51.1 95 57.9 48.9-66.5

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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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