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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Tobacco Use Prevention

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Respond.^
Ask them to stop smoking Ask to be moved to another table Ask to have a smokefree policy Do nothing/not return to restaurant Smoking doesn't bother me
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 13,969 2,832 21.5 20.6-22.4 5,102 35.9 34.8-36.9 1,291 9.5 8.9-10.1 1,058 7.2 6.7- 7.7 3,686 26.1 25.2-27.0
GENDER
Male 5,101 1,205 24.1 22.7-25.6 1,480 29.9 28.3-31.4 459 9.6 8.6-10.7 425 7.6 6.8- 8.5 1,532 28.8 27.3-30.3
Female 8,868 1,627 19.0 18.0-20.0 3,622 41.4 40.1-42.6 832 9.4 8.7-10.1 633 6.7 6.1- 7.4 2,154 23.5 22.5-24.7
RACE
White 10,452 2,174 22.2 21.2-23.3 3,458 31.9 30.8-33.0 981 9.6 8.9-10.4 843 7.7 7.1- 8.3 2,996 28.6 27.5-29.7
African American 2,501 426 17.1 15.4-19.1 1,233 48.8 46.4-51.3 213 8.2 7.0- 9.6 146 5.3 4.4- 6.4 483 20.6 18.6-22.7
Asian 81 15 18.4 10.1-31.3 34 39.1 26.7-53.1 12 19.6 10.8-32.9 4 4.5 1.5-12.4 16 18.4 10.6-30.0
Native American 273 52 23.6 16.9-31.8 101 34.6 27.5-42.4 17 7.1 4.0-12.2 17 6.3 3.4-11.4 86 28.4 22.0-35.8
Other Minorities 583 137 23.6 19.3-28.5 254 44.1 38.7-49.5 60 10.9 7.8-15.0 46 7.5 5.2-10.7 86 13.9 10.7-18.0
HISPANIC
Hispanic 623 141 22.8 18.7-27.5 273 43.7 38.5-49.0 67 11.9 8.6-16.1 49 8.0 5.7-11.1 93 13.7 10.6-17.5
-English Speaking 256 61 24.2 18.1-31.5 100 37.4 30.3-45.2 32 14.6 9.4-22.0 15 7.2 4.2-11.8 48 16.6 11.9-22.7
-Spanish Speaking 367 80 22.2 17.0-28.3 173 46.5 39.8-53.3 35 10.6 6.8-16.1 34 8.4 5.5-12.7 45 12.4 8.6-17.4
Non-Hispanic 13,331 2,684 21.3 20.5-22.2 4,826 35.3 34.3-36.3 1,222 9.3 8.7- 9.9 1,009 7.1 6.6- 7.6 3,590 26.9 26.0-27.9
AGE
18-24 795 247 32.1 28.0-36.4 279 35.0 30.7-39.6 70 8.2 6.1-11.0 44 5.3 3.6- 7.9 155 19.4 16.2-23.0
25-34 2,276 577 25.9 23.6-28.3 852 37.5 35.0-40.1 232 9.4 8.1-10.9 151 6.2 5.1- 7.5 464 21.0 18.9-23.2
35-44 2,652 608 23.6 21.7-25.7 997 36.9 34.6-39.2 270 10.2 8.8-11.7 175 6.2 5.2- 7.4 602 23.1 21.2-25.2
45-54 2,618 547 21.5 19.6-23.5 890 32.9 30.7-35.1 261 10.5 9.0-12.1 215 8.1 6.9- 9.5 705 27.1 25.0-29.3
55-64 2,369 415 17.5 15.7-19.5 810 33.6 31.2-36.0 235 10.3 8.8-12.0 181 7.1 6.0- 8.4 728 31.6 29.2-34.0
65-74 1,867 256 14.7 12.8-16.9 733 38.5 35.8-41.3 126 7.2 5.8- 8.9 158 8.2 6.9- 9.8 594 31.3 28.8-34.0
75+ 1,327 175 13.2 11.2-15.7 513 38.0 34.8-41.3 88 7.7 5.8-10.0 127 10.4 8.4-12.8 424 30.7 27.7-33.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 2,227 338 17.2 15.1-19.5 880 38.2 35.5-40.9 108 5.1 4.0- 6.5 192 8.6 7.2-10.2 709 30.9 28.4-33.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 4,065 675 17.4 16.0-19.0 1,445 34.8 33.0-36.7 327 8.9 7.8-10.1 325 7.1 6.3- 8.1 1,293 31.7 29.9-33.6
Some Post-H.S. 3,559 744 22.6 20.9-24.4 1,237 33.8 31.9-35.8 380 10.3 9.1-11.7 272 7.4 6.4- 8.5 926 25.9 24.1-27.7
College Graduate 4,094 1,072 26.7 25.0-28.5 1,533 37.3 35.4-39.1 475 11.7 10.5-13.0 265 6.2 5.4- 7.2 749 18.1 16.7-19.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,588 244 16.5 14.2-19.2 609 36.3 33.0-39.7 96 8.1 6.1-10.8 116 7.2 5.8- 8.9 523 31.8 28.8-35.0
$15,000- 24,999 2,345 409 18.6 16.6-20.8 866 38.3 35.7-40.9 203 7.9 6.7- 9.4 190 7.6 6.4- 9.1 677 27.6 25.3-30.0
$25,000- 34,999 1,622 318 19.8 17.5-22.3 555 31.9 29.2-34.7 148 9.0 7.5-10.9 126 8.2 6.7-10.0 475 31.1 28.3-34.0
$35,000- 49,999 1,850 371 20.1 18.0-22.5 627 33.8 31.2-36.4 210 11.6 9.9-13.5 136 6.8 5.6- 8.2 506 27.7 25.3-30.3
$50,000-74,999 1,706 355 20.6 18.4-23.0 632 36.8 34.0-39.6 193 11.4 9.7-13.3 118 6.5 5.3- 8.0 408 24.7 22.3-27.3
$75,000+ 1,934 536 29.3 26.8-31.9 700 34.1 31.6-36.7 211 10.8 9.2-12.6 122 5.8 4.7- 7.1 365 20.0 17.8-22.3
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 4,447 831 19.5 18.0-21.0 1,577 33.5 31.8-35.3 366 8.9 7.8-10.1 349 7.7 6.7- 8.7 1,324 30.5 28.8-32.3
No 9,350 1,962 22.2 21.2-23.3 3,470 36.9 35.7-38.2 914 9.7 9.0-10.5 688 6.8 6.3- 7.5 2,316 24.3 23.2-25.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,801 411 21.6 19.4-23.9 508 30.1 27.5-32.8 170 10.2 8.5-12.2 161 8.3 7.0- 9.9 551 29.8 27.3-32.4
Non-Veteran 12,009 2,351 21.0 20.1-22.0 4,551 37.0 36.0-38.2 1,105 9.3 8.7-10.0 890 7.0 6.5- 7.6 3,112 25.6 24.6-26.6
Currently Serving 157 70 49.1 40.0-58.2 42 24.1 17.5-32.3 15 10.1 5.6-17.4 7 2.4 1.1- 5.3 23 14.4 9.0-22.2

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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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