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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Tobacco Use Prevention

In the past 12 months, have you ever asked a stranger not to smoke around you, in order to avoid exposure to their tobacco smoke?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 14,652 2,386 17.6 16.8-18.4 12,266 82.4 81.6-83.2
GENDER
Male 5,370 906 18.2 16.9-19.6 4,464 81.8 80.4-83.1
Female 9,282 1,480 17.0 16.0-18.0 7,802 83.0 82.0-84.0
RACE
White 10,984 1,568 15.3 14.4-16.2 9,416 84.7 83.8-85.6
African American 2,606 602 24.1 22.0-26.2 2,004 75.9 73.8-78.0
Asian 83 19 20.2 12.1-31.7 64 79.8 68.3-87.9
Native American 289 51 23.3 16.7-31.5 238 76.7 68.5-83.3
Other Minorities 605 129 23.4 18.9-28.6 476 76.6 71.4-81.1
HISPANIC
Hispanic 651 141 23.3 18.9-28.4 510 76.7 71.6-81.1
-English Speaking 272 62 22.4 16.6-29.3 210 77.6 70.7-83.4
-Spanish Speaking 379 79 23.8 18.1-30.6 300 76.2 69.4-81.9
Non-Hispanic 13,986 2,239 17.2 16.4-18.0 11,747 82.8 82.0-83.6
AGE
18-24 818 246 31.1 27.0-35.5 572 68.9 64.5-73.0
25-34 2,342 512 21.8 19.7-24.0 1,830 78.2 76.0-80.3
35-44 2,750 508 18.7 16.9-20.6 2,242 81.3 79.4-83.1
45-54 2,734 485 18.6 16.8-20.6 2,249 81.4 79.4-83.2
55-64 2,496 354 15.1 13.4-17.1 2,142 84.9 82.9-86.6
65-74 1,961 182 9.2 7.8-11.0 1,779 90.8 89.0-92.2
75+ 1,484 85 6.6 5.1- 8.5 1,399 93.4 91.5-94.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 2,404 372 17.7 15.6-20.0 2,032 82.3 80.0-84.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 4,290 629 16.3 14.9-17.8 3,661 83.7 82.2-85.1
Some Post-H.S. 3,690 660 19.0 17.4-20.7 3,030 81.0 79.3-82.6
College Graduate 4,243 723 17.6 16.2-19.2 3,520 82.4 80.8-83.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,696 312 20.9 18.0-24.0 1,384 79.1 76.0-82.0
$15,000- 24,999 2,476 419 18.4 16.4-20.6 2,057 81.6 79.4-83.6
$25,000- 34,999 1,703 295 18.2 16.0-20.6 1,408 81.8 79.4-84.0
$35,000- 49,999 1,936 298 14.9 13.1-16.9 1,638 85.1 83.1-86.9
$50,000-74,999 1,773 302 17.5 15.4-19.8 1,471 82.5 80.2-84.6
$75,000+ 1,979 338 17.6 15.6-19.8 1,641 82.4 80.2-84.4
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 4,735 797 18.2 16.8-19.7 3,938 81.8 80.3-83.2
No 9,734 1,551 17.2 16.3-18.3 8,183 82.8 81.7-83.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,888 292 15.9 14.0-18.0 1,596 84.1 82.0-86.0
Non-Veteran 12,599 2,055 17.8 16.9-18.7 10,544 82.2 81.3-83.1
Currently Serving 163 39 22.7 16.0-31.1 124 77.3 68.9-84.0

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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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