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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Seconhand Smoke Policy-MALES

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 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
RACE
White 1,621 1,255 78.0 75.5-80.4 255 15.4 13.4-17.7 54 3.0 2.2- 4.2 57 3.6 2.6- 4.8
African American 324 245 76.8 71.1-81.7 63 17.5 13.3-22.6 8 2.7 1.2- 6.1 8 3.0 1.4- 6.3
Asian 26 19 81.6 62.5-92.2 6 17.7 7.3-36.9 0 0.0 . - . 1 0.7 0.1- 5.2
Native American 25 18 57.1 31.0-79.8 5 38.7 16.8-66.5 0 0.0 . - . 2 4.2 0.7-20.5
Other Minorities 142 98 69.3 58.5-78.3 34 22.2 14.5-32.6 9 7.9 3.6-16.4 1 0.6 0.1- 4.1
HISPANIC
Hispanic 152 104 69.2 58.9-77.8 38 22.9 15.4-32.7 9 7.4 3.3-15.4 1 0.6 0.1- 3.9
-English Speaking 44 36 75.8 56.0-88.5 6 13.8 5.6-30.3 2 10.4 2.5-34.2 0 0.0 . - .
-Spanish Speaking 108 68 67.1 54.9-77.4 32 25.7 16.5-37.7 7 6.4 2.5-15.6 1 0.7 0.1- 5.0
Non-Hispanic 2,002 1,545 77.8 75.5-79.9 327 15.9 14.1-17.9 62 2.9 2.1- 3.9 68 3.4 2.6- 4.5
AGE
18-24 125 96 73.3 61.2-82.7 22 21.9 13.2-34.2 3 2.2 0.7- 7.1 4 2.6 0.6-10.4
25-34 501 387 79.2 74.6-83.2 87 16.0 12.4-20.3 15 2.7 1.4- 4.9 12 2.1 1.1- 4.0
35-44 590 437 74.9 70.5-78.9 113 18.3 14.9-22.2 18 3.6 1.9- 6.5 22 3.2 2.0- 5.2
45-54 525 403 77.9 73.3-81.8 89 16.2 12.7-20.4 19 2.9 1.8- 4.6 14 3.1 1.6- 5.7
55-64 335 262 76.5 70.2-81.7 47 14.7 10.6-20.1 11 4.4 2.1- 8.8 15 4.4 2.4- 7.9
65-74 66 53 73.4 56.2-85.6 6 8.8 3.5-20.5 5 10.8 3.2-30.4 2 7.0 1.7-24.2
75+ 6 5 78.6 29.1-97.1 1 21.4 2.9-70.9 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 217 130 61.6 53.0-69.5 62 25.6 18.8-33.7 17 9.0 5.0-15.7 8 3.8 1.7- 8.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 514 347 68.0 63.0-72.6 121 22.3 18.4-26.8 25 4.7 3.0- 7.3 21 5.0 3.1- 8.0
Some Post-H.S. 515 376 74.8 70.2-79.0 102 19.1 15.4-23.5 14 1.9 1.1- 3.6 23 4.1 2.5- 6.6
College Graduate 907 794 87.4 84.3-90.0 80 9.5 7.3-12.4 16 1.7 0.9- 3.1 17 1.4 0.8- 2.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 70 42 63.4 46.3-77.7 19 26.2 13.7-44.1 4 5.9 1.5-20.1 5 4.5 1.6-12.0
$15,000- 24,999 252 161 65.5 57.9-72.3 60 23.2 17.5-30.0 22 7.7 4.5-12.9 9 3.7 1.6- 8.2
$25,000- 34,999 250 178 71.6 64.6-77.7 58 22.3 16.9-29.0 5 1.8 0.6- 5.0 9 4.3 2.1- 8.5
$35,000- 49,999 371 271 75.4 70.0-80.1 70 16.6 12.8-21.3 12 2.6 1.4- 4.8 18 5.4 3.2- 9.1
$50,000-74,999 410 309 74.7 69.3-79.4 79 20.1 15.8-25.3 11 2.5 1.3- 4.8 11 2.7 1.3- 5.3
$75,000+ 553 489 88.6 84.9-91.5 44 8.3 5.9-11.6 8 1.3 0.5- 3.3 12 1.8 0.9- 3.6
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 395 295 75.3 69.6-80.2 73 16.6 12.7-21.4 15 4.7 2.4- 8.7 12 3.5 1.8- 6.5
No 1,723 1,326 77.2 74.7-79.6 286 16.7 14.6-19.1 56 3.1 2.2- 4.3 55 2.9 2.1- 4.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 481 373 78.4 73.6-82.5 79 16.0 12.5-20.4 17 3.5 1.8- 6.4 12 2.1 1.1- 4.1
Non-Veteran 1,601 1,211 76.0 73.3-78.5 279 17.1 14.9-19.6 54 3.4 2.4- 4.7 57 3.5 2.6- 4.7
Currently Serving 73 65 88.3 76.5-94.6 7 8.9 3.9-19.3 1 2.7 0.4-17.0 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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