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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

Tobacco Use Prevention

In the following locations, do you think that smoking should be allowed in all areas, some areas , or not allowed at all
a.Public Buildings

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Allowed in all areas Allowed in some areas Not allowed at all
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 14,142 186 1.3 1.1- 1.5 4,569 32.1 31.2-33.1 9,387 66.6 65.6-67.6
COUNTY/REGIONS***
Alamance 382 4 0.6 0.2- 1.7 124 31.2 26.1-36.7 254 68.2 62.7-73.2
Buncombe 350 4 1.4 0.5- 4.0 117 34.3 28.9-40.1 229 64.3 58.5-69.8
Cabarrus 402 7 1.7 0.8- 3.8 139 34.1 29.0-39.6 256 64.1 58.6-69.3
Catawba 350 3 1.2 0.3- 4.0 117 32.3 27.0-38.2 230 66.5 60.5-72.0
Cumberland 425 4 0.8 0.3- 2.2 141 35.2 30.0-40.7 280 64.1 58.5-69.2
Davidson 354 7 2.2 0.9- 5.1 132 38.4 32.5-44.8 215 59.4 53.0-65.4
Durham 395 4 0.8 0.3- 2.2 112 27.3 22.5-32.7 279 71.9 66.5-76.7
Forsyth 421 4 1.2 0.4- 3.3 173 42.3 37.0-47.7 244 56.5 51.1-61.8
Gaston 346 4 1.5 0.5- 4.1 101 32.0 26.4-38.1 241 66.6 60.4-72.2
Guilford 402 6 1.5 0.6- 3.4 125 30.5 25.7-35.8 271 68.1 62.7-73.0
Iredell 409 6 1.5 0.5- 4.2 122 31.0 25.6-36.9 281 67.5 61.6-73.0
Johnston 451 6 1.1 0.5- 2.4 158 36.0 30.7-41.7 287 63.0 57.3-68.3
Mecklenburg 604 6 0.8 0.3- 1.9 147 24.3 20.7-28.3 451 74.9 70.9-78.6
New Hanover 357 1 0.1 0.0- 0.9 100 26.8 22.0-32.1 256 73.1 67.7-77.8
Onslow 368 3 0.8 0.2- 2.6 110 33.1 27.8-38.8 255 66.1 60.3-71.4
Orange 400 1 0.3 0.0- 2.3 93 23.5 18.9-28.8 306 76.2 70.9-80.7
Pitt 361 6 2.0 0.8- 4.5 126 36.2 30.8-42.1 229 61.8 55.9-67.4
Randolph 335 6 1.6 0.7- 3.6 102 32.0 26.5-38.1 227 66.4 60.3-72.0
Robeson 357 8 1.5 0.7- 3.0 120 34.3 28.8-40.3 229 64.2 58.2-69.8
Rowan 422 5 1.5 0.6- 3.7 160 38.7 33.5-44.2 257 59.7 54.2-65.0
Union 416 4 0.8 0.3- 2.5 112 26.5 21.9-31.7 300 72.7 67.5-77.3
Wake 576 4 1.0 0.4- 2.8 140 25.8 21.8-30.2 432 73.2 68.7-77.3
Carteret/Currituck/Craven/Dare/Hyde/Pamlico 334 4 0.7 0.3- 2.0 115 33.8 28.4-39.7 215 65.4 59.5-70.9
Northeast Partnership II 447 8 1.8 0.8- 3.8 142 32.6 27.7-37.8 297 65.7 60.4-70.6
Northeast Partnership I 369 10 3.6 1.9- 6.9 115 30.8 25.6-36.5 244 65.6 59.8-71.0
Franklin/Nash/Wilson 342 8 2.0 1.0- 4.3 129 36.2 30.5-42.2 205 61.8 55.7-67.5
Duplin/Greene/Harn./Jones/Lenoir/Samp./Wayne 438 5 1.3 0.4- 4.3 168 37.4 32.3-42.7 265 61.4 55.9-66.6
Bladen/Brunswick/Columbus/Pender 378 5 1.7 0.6- 4.6 125 33.5 28.3-39.2 248 64.8 59.1-70.1
Caswell/Granville/Person/Vance 375 6 1.4 0.6- 3.2 141 37.5 32.2-43.1 228 61.1 55.5-66.5
Chatham/Lee/Moore 431 8 1.8 0.9- 3.7 137 31.9 26.9-37.3 286 66.3 60.8-71.4
Anson/Hoke/Montgo./Richmond/Scotland/Stanly 499 3 0.6 0.2- 1.9 153 31.3 26.7-36.2 343 68.1 63.2-72.7
Davie/Rockingham/Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 337 7 1.9 0.8- 4.2 159 46.9 41.1-52.9 171 51.2 45.2-57.1
Alleghany/Ashe/Avery/Watagua/Wilkes 342 5 1.4 0.6- 3.5 119 34.5 28.7-40.7 218 64.1 57.8-70.0
Alexander/Burke/Caldwell/Cleve./Lincoln 401 5 0.9 0.3- 2.3 133 31.6 26.6-37.1 263 67.5 62.0-72.6
Mountain AHEC (Excludes Buncombe) 566 9 1.4 0.6- 3.4 162 28.3 23.9-33.2 395 70.3 65.3-74.7
NORTHEASTERN PARTNERSHIP**
Yes 920 19 2.2 1.4- 3.6 296 32.6 29.2-36.3 605 65.2 61.5-68.7
No 13,222 167 1.2 1.0- 1.5 4,273 32.1 31.1-33.1 8,782 66.7 65.7-67.7
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 4,712 66 1.4 1.0- 1.8 1,566 33.7 32.1-35.4 3,080 64.9 63.2-66.6
Piedmont 7,881 96 1.2 0.9- 1.5 2,491 31.2 29.9-32.5 5,294 67.7 66.3-69.0
Western NC 1,549 24 1.5 0.9- 2.4 512 32.4 29.6-35.3 1,013 66.1 63.1-68.9
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS(AHEC)****
Mountain AHEC 895 13 1.5 0.7- 2.9 270 29.4 25.8-33.2 612 69.1 65.3-72.8
Northwest 2,730 36 1.4 0.9- 2.0 1,010 38.4 36.2-40.7 1,684 60.2 57.9-62.5
Charlotte 2,097 24 0.9 0.6- 1.5 604 27.9 25.6-30.3 1,469 71.2 68.7-73.5
Greensboro 1,845 22 1.3 0.8- 2.2 569 31.9 29.3-34.7 1,254 66.7 64.0-69.4
Southern Regional 1,485 20 1.2 0.6- 2.4 485 33.4 30.5-36.4 980 65.4 62.3-68.3
Coastal 710 5 0.6 0.2- 1.6 225 31.9 28.1-36.0 480 67.5 63.4-71.3
Wake 1,951 26 1.2 0.7- 2.0 593 28.6 26.0-31.3 1,332 70.3 67.5-72.8
Area L 555 12 2.2 1.2- 4.0 198 36.5 31.9-41.3 345 61.3 56.5-66.0
Eastern 1,774 24 1.2 0.8- 1.9 590 34.7 32.0-37.4 1,160 64.1 61.3-66.7

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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, Edgecombe, Martin, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell, and Washington counties.
Northeastern Partnership: Northeast NC I and II regions combined.

*** 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.
Mountain Area Health Education Center (AHEC): Buncombe, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Swain, Transylvania, and Yancey counties.

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