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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 work areas?*

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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 6,256 5,635 89.7 88.6-90.7 345 5.9 5.1- 6.8 158 2.4 2.0- 3.0 118 2.0 1.6- 2.5
GENDER
Male 2,153 1,874 86.8 84.9-88.6 148 7.3 5.9- 8.9 76 3.4 2.5- 4.4 55 2.6 1.9- 3.5
Female 4,103 3,761 92.1 91.0-93.1 197 4.8 4.0- 5.7 82 1.6 1.3- 2.1 63 1.5 1.1- 2.0
RACE
White 4,666 4,212 89.7 88.5-90.8 234 5.6 4.7- 6.5 125 2.5 2.0- 3.1 95 2.2 1.7- 2.8
African American 1,111 991 89.7 87.3-91.6 82 7.2 5.6- 9.2 22 1.6 1.0- 2.7 16 1.5 0.8- 2.7
Asian 47 45 96.5 86.8-99.2 2 3.5 0.8-13.2 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
Native American 110 96 86.0 71.7-93.7 6 6.0 1.7-18.9 3 1.1 0.3- 3.7 5 6.9 1.9-21.6
Other Minorities 274 246 88.4 80.9-93.3 19 6.6 3.0-13.7 7 4.3 1.8-10.0 2 0.7 0.2- 2.7
HISPANIC
Hispanic 297 260 87.5 80.6-92.2 21 6.9 3.4-13.4 10 4.3 1.9- 9.5 6 1.3 0.5- 3.2
-English Speaking 122 103 84.6 73.5-91.5 9 6.4 2.8-13.9 6 6.9 2.3-19.2 4 2.1 0.7- 6.6
-Spanish Speaking 175 157 88.9 79.2-94.4 12 7.1 2.8-16.9 4 3.1 0.9-10.0 2 0.9 0.2- 3.6
Non-Hispanic 5,952 5,369 89.9 88.8-90.8 324 5.8 5.1- 6.7 147 2.3 1.9- 2.8 112 2.0 1.6- 2.6
AGE
18-24 346 304 87.3 80.7-91.9 28 9.0 5.0-15.6 8 1.5 0.6- 3.4 6 2.2 0.8- 5.8
25-34 1,381 1,248 90.2 87.9-92.1 82 6.1 4.5- 8.1 34 2.5 1.7- 3.7 17 1.2 0.7- 2.0
35-44 1,688 1,519 89.6 87.5-91.4 101 6.4 5.0- 8.1 36 1.9 1.2- 3.1 32 2.1 1.3- 3.2
45-54 1,601 1,445 90.3 88.4-92.0 80 5.0 3.8- 6.5 44 2.5 1.8- 3.6 32 2.1 1.4- 3.3
55-64 969 875 89.6 86.7-91.9 46 5.5 3.9- 7.9 25 2.8 1.7- 4.8 23 2.1 1.2- 3.5
65-74 205 182 85.1 76.0-91.2 6 2.4 1.0- 5.9 10 6.6 2.6-15.6 7 5.8 2.5-13.1
75+ 34 32 97.2 87.4-99.4 1 2.1 0.3-13.8 0 0.0 . - . 1 0.7 0.1- 5.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 507 409 80.4 75.0-84.9 56 9.9 6.7-14.6 25 5.9 3.5- 9.6 17 3.8 2.1- 6.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,642 1,420 85.4 83.0-87.4 118 8.1 6.5-10.0 66 3.9 2.9- 5.1 38 2.7 1.8- 4.0
Some Post-H.S. 1,699 1,525 90.1 88.1-91.8 100 6.0 4.6- 7.7 36 1.7 1.1- 2.4 38 2.3 1.5- 3.4
College Graduate 2,402 2,275 94.5 93.1-95.6 71 3.5 2.5- 4.8 31 1.2 0.7- 1.9 25 0.9 0.5- 1.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 290 238 82.3 73.2-88.8 30 11.1 5.8-20.3 11 4.0 1.6- 9.8 11 2.6 1.2- 5.6
$15,000- 24,999 904 769 83.3 79.8-86.3 63 8.0 6.0-10.7 47 5.6 3.9- 8.1 25 3.0 1.8- 5.0
$25,000- 34,999 822 734 89.7 86.8-92.0 54 6.5 4.7- 8.9 16 1.9 1.0- 3.6 18 2.0 1.2- 3.3
$35,000- 49,999 1,063 943 88.0 85.2-90.3 71 6.7 5.1- 8.8 25 2.3 1.5- 3.6 24 3.0 1.8- 5.0
$50,000-74,999 1,059 974 90.9 88.3-92.9 57 6.3 4.5- 8.6 17 1.6 0.9- 2.7 11 1.3 0.6- 2.5
$75,000+ 1,295 1,213 94.0 92.3-95.4 45 3.7 2.6- 5.2 20 1.2 0.7- 2.0 17 1.1 0.6- 2.0
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,171 1,029 87.7 85.1-89.9 81 6.6 5.1- 8.5 40 3.6 2.4- 5.4 21 2.1 1.2- 3.6
No 4,986 4,522 90.3 89.1-91.4 258 5.8 4.9- 6.8 114 2.1 1.7- 2.7 92 1.8 1.4- 2.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 566 497 88.2 84.5-91.1 33 5.8 3.8- 8.7 24 4.0 2.4- 6.7 12 2.0 1.0- 3.7
Non-Veteran 5,592 5,046 89.8 88.7-90.9 307 5.9 5.1- 6.9 133 2.3 1.8- 2.8 106 2.0 1.6- 2.6
Currently Serving 98 92 92.5 82.6-96.9 5 5.2 1.9-13.2 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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