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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
c.Grocery stores

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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 14,193 210 1.5 1.2- 1.7 782 5.8 5.3- 6.3 13,201 92.7 92.2-93.3
GENDER
Male 5,182 132 2.2 1.8- 2.7 414 7.8 7.0- 8.7 4,636 90.0 89.0-90.9
Female 9,011 78 0.8 0.5- 1.0 368 3.9 3.5- 4.5 8,565 95.3 94.7-95.8
RACE
White 10,647 179 1.7 1.4- 2.1 597 6.0 5.4- 6.6 9,871 92.3 91.6-92.9
African American 2,526 18 0.7 0.4- 1.3 135 5.6 4.6- 6.9 2,373 93.7 92.4-94.8
Asian 82 0 0.0 . - . 1 0.4 0.0- 2.5 81 99.6 97.5- 100
Native American 280 8 2.4 1.0- 5.3 19 6.3 3.7-10.3 253 91.3 86.8-94.4
Other Minorities 578 3 0.6 0.2- 1.8 28 5.2 3.4- 7.8 547 94.2 91.5-96.1
HISPANIC
Hispanic 624 3 0.2 0.1- 0.6 30 4.7 3.1- 7.2 591 95.1 92.6-96.8
-English Speaking 263 3 0.6 0.2- 1.9 12 5.2 2.5-10.6 248 94.3 89.0-97.1
-Spanish Speaking 361 0 0.0 . - . 18 4.5 2.7- 7.5 343 95.5 92.5-97.3
Non-Hispanic 13,554 207 1.5 1.3- 1.8 752 5.9 5.4- 6.4 12,595 92.6 92.0-93.1
AGE
18-24 814 5 0.6 0.2- 1.5 20 3.3 2.0- 5.6 789 96.1 93.8-97.6
25-34 2,314 19 0.9 0.5- 1.5 96 4.7 3.7- 6.0 2,199 94.4 93.0-95.5
35-44 2,716 38 1.4 0.9- 2.2 158 6.0 5.0- 7.2 2,520 92.5 91.2-93.7
45-54 2,681 29 1.0 0.7- 1.6 164 6.3 5.2- 7.5 2,488 92.7 91.5-93.8
55-64 2,439 44 1.9 1.3- 2.7 141 6.0 4.8- 7.4 2,254 92.1 90.6-93.4
65-74 1,840 40 2.4 1.7- 3.5 115 6.9 5.6- 8.5 1,685 90.6 88.8-92.2
75+ 1,325 34 2.8 1.7- 4.3 84 7.1 5.5- 9.2 1,207 90.1 87.7-92.1
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 2,234 47 2.0 1.4- 2.9 148 7.1 5.7- 8.7 2,039 90.9 89.2-92.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 4,138 75 1.6 1.2- 2.1 277 7.1 6.2- 8.1 3,786 91.3 90.2-92.3
Some Post-H.S. 3,605 50 1.8 1.2- 2.5 175 4.9 4.1- 5.8 3,380 93.4 92.2-94.3
College Graduate 4,192 37 0.8 0.5- 1.1 182 4.7 4.0- 5.6 3,973 94.5 93.6-95.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,604 38 2.2 1.4- 3.2 115 7.0 5.6- 8.6 1,451 90.9 89.0-92.5
$15,000- 24,999 2,398 47 1.8 1.3- 2.5 135 6.3 5.1- 7.7 2,216 91.9 90.4-93.2
$25,000- 34,999 1,665 25 1.9 1.2- 3.1 102 6.5 5.1- 8.1 1,538 91.6 89.7-93.2
$35,000- 49,999 1,899 27 1.5 0.9- 2.5 116 6.6 5.3- 8.1 1,756 91.9 90.2-93.3
$50,000-74,999 1,740 23 1.6 0.9- 2.7 80 5.1 3.9- 6.5 1,637 93.3 91.7-94.7
$75,000+ 1,963 17 0.8 0.5- 1.4 83 4.5 3.5- 5.7 1,863 94.7 93.4-95.7
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 4,534 89 1.9 1.5- 2.5 306 7.2 6.3- 8.2 4,139 90.9 89.7-91.9
No 9,513 116 1.2 1.0- 1.5 468 5.2 4.7- 5.8 8,929 93.5 92.9-94.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,796 53 3.2 2.3- 4.5 151 8.6 7.2-10.3 1,592 88.1 86.2-89.9
Non-Veteran 12,232 156 1.2 0.9- 1.4 623 5.3 4.8- 5.8 11,453 93.6 93.0-94.1
Currently Serving 163 1 0.6 0.1- 4.2 8 6.8 3.1-14.1 154 92.6 85.3-96.4

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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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