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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Seconhand Smoke Policy

Which of the following best describes your place of works' official smoking policy for indoor public or common areas, such as lobbies, rest rooms, and lunch rooms?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Not allowed Allowed in some areas Allowed in all areas No official policy
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 6,254 5,043 80.6 79.3-81.8 895 14.5 13.4-15.7 160 2.5 2.0- 3.1 156 2.4 1.9- 2.9
GENDER
Male 2,155 1,649 76.9 74.6-79.0 365 16.6 14.8-18.7 72 3.4 2.5- 4.5 69 3.1 2.3- 4.1
Female 4,099 3,394 83.8 82.3-85.1 530 12.7 11.5-14.0 88 1.8 1.4- 2.3 87 1.7 1.3- 2.3
RACE
White 4,664 3,824 81.8 80.4-83.2 596 13.1 11.9-14.4 122 2.4 1.9- 3.0 122 2.7 2.1- 3.3
African American 1,112 857 78.3 75.3-81.1 207 17.6 15.1-20.4 25 2.2 1.3- 3.6 23 1.9 1.1- 3.1
Asian 47 39 88.2 75.3-94.8 7 11.4 4.9-24.3 0 0.0 . - . 1 0.5 0.1- 3.2
Native American 110 83 74.8 60.7-85.1 17 20.0 10.4-35.0 2 0.6 0.1- 2.3 8 4.6 2.1- 9.9
Other Minorities 274 199 72.9 64.9-79.5 63 20.9 15.0-28.4 10 5.6 2.6-11.6 2 0.6 0.1- 2.6
HISPANIC
Hispanic 296 210 72.0 64.5-78.5 69 21.6 15.9-28.7 13 5.5 2.7-11.0 4 0.9 0.3- 2.8
-English Speaking 121 95 79.4 68.2-87.5 17 12.0 6.6-20.8 6 6.9 2.3-19.3 3 1.6 0.4- 6.4
-Spanish Speaking 175 115 68.7 58.9-77.1 52 25.9 18.2-35.4 7 4.9 1.9-12.0 1 0.6 0.1- 3.8
Non-Hispanic 5,952 4,828 81.3 80.0-82.5 826 14.0 12.9-15.1 146 2.3 1.9- 2.8 152 2.5 2.0- 3.0
AGE
18-24 348 260 74.5 67.7-80.2 66 20.5 15.1-27.1 11 2.1 1.0- 4.2 11 3.0 1.4- 6.3
25-34 1,382 1,115 81.6 78.9-84.1 212 14.7 12.4-17.2 30 2.1 1.3- 3.3 25 1.6 1.0- 2.6
35-44 1,686 1,344 79.8 77.3-82.1 252 15.0 13.0-17.2 43 2.6 1.7- 4.0 47 2.6 1.8- 3.7
45-54 1,600 1,300 81.5 79.0-83.8 224 14.0 12.0-16.3 42 2.4 1.7- 3.3 34 2.2 1.4- 3.3
55-64 967 795 81.6 78.2-84.6 116 12.5 10.1-15.5 24 2.9 1.7- 4.9 32 2.9 1.8- 4.5
65-74 205 175 82.2 73.1-88.7 16 6.9 3.8-12.4 9 6.2 2.4-15.4 5 4.6 1.7-12.2
75+ 34 27 82.0 61.7-92.8 5 16.3 6.0-37.1 0 0.0 . - . 2 1.8 0.4- 7.3
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 508 327 64.8 58.9-70.2 133 24.2 19.5-29.6 28 6.7 4.1-10.8 20 4.3 2.5- 7.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,642 1,217 73.9 71.2-76.4 313 19.1 16.9-21.6 64 3.6 2.7- 4.8 48 3.4 2.4- 4.8
Some Post-H.S. 1,699 1,353 80.1 77.6-82.3 260 15.7 13.7-18.1 33 1.6 1.1- 2.4 53 2.6 1.8- 3.6
College Graduate 2,399 2,140 89.2 87.4-90.7 189 8.4 7.0-10.0 35 1.4 0.9- 2.1 35 1.1 0.7- 1.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 290 187 65.2 56.4-73.2 68 25.4 18.1-34.2 15 4.8 2.2-10.3 20 4.6 2.6- 7.9
$15,000- 24,999 904 650 70.3 66.2-74.1 174 20.6 17.3-24.3 49 5.7 3.9- 8.2 31 3.4 2.1- 5.4
$25,000- 34,999 824 622 76.0 72.2-79.4 161 19.7 16.5-23.3 17 1.6 0.9- 2.8 24 2.7 1.7- 4.4
$35,000- 49,999 1,062 849 79.7 76.6-82.5 162 14.9 12.5-17.6 22 2.0 1.3- 3.2 29 3.4 2.2- 5.3
$50,000-74,999 1,060 890 82.3 79.2-85.1 134 14.2 11.6-17.2 20 1.9 1.2- 3.1 16 1.6 0.9- 2.9
$75,000+ 1,291 1,150 89.6 87.3-91.4 104 8.1 6.4-10.1 17 1.1 0.6- 2.1 20 1.3 0.7- 2.2
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,168 913 78.1 74.8-81.0 183 15.7 13.2-18.5 42 3.8 2.5- 5.6 30 2.5 1.6- 3.8
No 4,986 4,054 81.3 79.9-82.7 697 14.3 13.0-15.6 113 2.1 1.7- 2.7 122 2.3 1.8- 2.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 566 446 79.2 74.8-83.0 86 15.2 11.9-19.2 21 3.6 2.0- 6.2 13 2.1 1.1- 3.8
Non-Veteran 5,590 4,510 80.6 79.2-81.9 799 14.6 13.4-15.8 138 2.4 1.9- 3.0 143 2.5 2.0- 3.0
Currently Serving 98 87 89.3 79.2-94.9 10 8.3 3.8-17.1 1 2.4 0.3-14.8 0 0.0 . - .

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* This question was asked only of respondents who reported working indoors most of the time.

^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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