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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
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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 14,193 210 1.5 1.2- 1.7 782 5.8 5.3- 6.3 13,201 92.7 92.2-93.3
COUNTY/REGIONS***
Alamance 380 4 0.6 0.2- 1.7 22 5.3 3.4- 8.2 354 94.1 91.1-96.1
Buncombe 353 2 0.5 0.1- 2.3 26 7.7 5.1-11.4 325 91.8 88.0-94.5
Cabarrus 403 11 2.3 1.2- 4.3 18 4.3 2.6- 7.3 374 93.3 90.1-95.6
Catawba 351 5 1.6 0.6- 4.2 11 3.9 2.0- 7.6 335 94.5 90.6-96.8
Cumberland 428 1 0.1 0.0- 1.0 35 10.2 6.9-14.9 392 89.6 84.9-93.0
Davidson 357 13 4.5 2.4- 8.2 21 5.2 3.1- 8.5 323 90.3 85.9-93.4
Durham 393 2 0.5 0.1- 2.2 8 2.1 1.0- 4.4 383 97.4 94.9-98.7
Forsyth 424 8 2.2 1.1- 4.7 32 7.5 5.2-10.8 384 90.2 86.6-93.0
Gaston 356 4 1.4 0.5- 3.8 18 5.2 3.0- 8.9 334 93.4 89.5-96.0
Guilford 405 3 0.8 0.2- 2.7 20 4.7 2.9- 7.5 382 94.5 91.5-96.5
Iredell 406 7 1.6 0.7- 3.7 23 5.9 3.8- 8.9 376 92.5 89.1-94.9
Johnston 456 8 1.0 0.5- 2.1 24 5.0 3.2- 7.8 424 94.0 91.2-96.0
Mecklenburg 605 1 0.2 0.0- 1.1 18 3.5 2.1- 5.8 586 96.3 94.0-97.7
New Hanover 358 5 1.3 0.5- 3.3 8 1.8 0.8- 4.0 345 96.8 94.3-98.3
Onslow 371 3 0.6 0.2- 2.0 13 3.6 2.0- 6.4 355 95.8 93.0-97.6
Orange 402 1 0.3 0.0- 2.3 9 3.4 1.6- 7.1 392 96.2 92.6-98.1
Pitt 365 8 2.5 1.2- 5.1 26 7.3 4.7-11.3 331 90.2 85.9-93.2
Randolph 336 6 1.5 0.6- 3.4 19 6.2 3.8-10.0 311 92.3 88.4-95.0
Robeson 355 9 2.5 1.1- 5.5 25 7.7 4.9-11.9 321 89.8 85.2-93.0
Rowan 427 7 2.0 0.9- 4.3 29 6.5 4.3- 9.8 391 91.5 87.9-94.1
Union 416 5 0.9 0.3- 2.6 12 3.8 1.9- 7.7 399 95.3 91.5-97.4
Wake 574 5 1.2 0.5- 3.0 12 2.1 1.2- 3.9 557 96.7 94.5-98.0
Carteret/Currituck/Craven/Dare/Hyde/Pamlico 337 6 1.3 0.5- 3.0 21 6.6 4.2-10.3 310 92.1 88.4-94.7
Northeast Partnership II 449 8 1.4 0.7- 3.1 33 8.4 5.9-11.9 408 90.2 86.6-92.9
Northeast Partnership I 379 8 2.3 1.0- 4.9 21 4.7 3.0- 7.3 350 93.0 89.7-95.3
Franklin/Nash/Wilson 341 10 2.4 1.2- 4.8 22 8.5 5.5-13.1 309 89.0 84.3-92.5
Duplin/Greene/Harn./Jones/Lenoir/Samp./Wayne 435 4 0.8 0.3- 2.0 39 9.0 6.4-12.5 392 90.2 86.7-92.9
Bladen/Brunswick/Columbus/Pender 379 7 2.1 1.0- 4.4 23 7.0 4.5-10.7 349 91.0 87.0-93.8
Caswell/Granville/Person/Vance 376 6 1.9 0.8- 4.6 32 7.9 5.4-11.3 338 90.2 86.4-93.1
Chatham/Lee/Moore 429 8 2.2 1.1- 4.4 19 4.3 2.5- 7.5 402 93.5 90.0-95.8
Anson/Hoke/Montgo./Richmond/Scotland/Stanly 497 0 0.0 . - . 25 5.1 3.3- 7.8 472 94.9 92.2-96.7
Davie/Rockingham/Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 335 11 3.4 1.8- 6.2 42 13.8 10.0-18.9 282 82.8 77.5-87.1
Alleghany/Ashe/Avery/Watagua/Wilkes 340 8 2.0 0.9- 4.3 17 4.8 2.8- 8.3 315 93.2 89.4-95.7
Alexander/Burke/Caldwell/Cleve./Lincoln 408 6 1.2 0.5- 3.0 23 5.4 3.5- 8.3 379 93.3 90.2-95.5
Mountain AHEC (Excludes Buncombe) 567 10 2.8 1.4- 5.5 36 6.8 4.6-10.0 521 90.4 86.7-93.1
NORTHEASTERN PARTNERSHIP**
Yes 933 19 1.8 1.1- 2.9 58 6.3 4.8- 8.3 856 91.9 89.8-93.6
No 13,260 191 1.4 1.2- 1.7 724 5.8 5.3- 6.3 12,345 92.8 92.2-93.3
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 4,737 73 1.3 1.0- 1.7 295 7.0 6.2- 8.0 4,369 91.6 90.6-92.6
Piedmont 7,900 110 1.4 1.1- 1.7 380 4.8 4.2- 5.4 7,410 93.9 93.2-94.5
Western NC 1,556 27 2.2 1.4- 3.4 107 7.1 5.7- 8.9 1,422 90.7 88.7-92.4
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS(AHEC)****
Mountain AHEC 899 12 2.2 1.2- 4.2 60 6.8 5.0- 9.1 827 91.0 88.2-93.2
Northwest 2,741 60 2.5 1.8- 3.3 180 7.3 6.2- 8.7 2,501 90.2 88.7-91.5
Charlotte 2,110 24 0.7 0.5- 1.2 81 4.1 3.1- 5.4 2,005 95.2 93.9-96.2
Greensboro 1,842 18 0.9 0.5- 1.6 88 5.1 4.0- 6.5 1,736 94.0 92.5-95.2
Southern Regional 1,490 17 1.0 0.6- 1.7 101 8.1 6.4-10.1 1,372 91.0 88.8-92.7
Coastal 710 10 1.4 0.7- 2.7 32 4.8 3.3- 7.0 668 93.8 91.4-95.5
Wake 1,953 26 1.3 0.7- 2.1 84 3.3 2.5- 4.3 1,843 95.4 94.2-96.4
Area L 558 14 2.1 1.2- 3.8 38 8.3 5.9-11.6 506 89.6 86.1-92.2
Eastern 1,791 27 1.4 0.9- 2.1 113 7.3 5.8- 9.0 1,651 91.4 89.6-92.9

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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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