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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 13,904 591 4.4 4.0- 4.9 1,359 10.0 9.4-10.6 11,954 85.6 84.9-86.3
COUNTY/REGIONS***
Alamance 372 11 3.4 1.7- 6.6 30 7.6 5.2-11.0 331 89.0 84.9-92.1
Buncombe 342 10 3.1 1.6- 6.0 29 8.1 5.5-11.8 303 88.8 84.6-91.9
Cabarrus 393 22 5.6 3.6- 8.8 32 7.7 5.2-11.3 339 86.7 82.4-90.0
Catawba 344 10 4.1 2.2- 7.6 36 11.8 8.2-16.7 298 84.0 78.7-88.2
Cumberland 420 10 2.4 1.2- 4.6 44 12.9 9.1-17.8 366 84.7 79.7-88.7
Davidson 347 30 10.0 6.6-14.7 37 10.9 7.5-15.6 280 79.2 73.4-84.0
Durham 387 11 3.5 1.7- 7.1 27 7.9 5.2-11.8 349 88.6 84.0-92.0
Forsyth 417 21 6.1 3.7- 9.6 61 14.8 11.4-19.0 335 79.2 74.3-83.3
Gaston 346 13 3.8 2.1- 6.7 43 12.7 8.9-17.6 290 83.6 78.3-87.7
Guilford 396 18 4.1 2.5- 6.7 37 8.7 6.2-12.3 341 87.2 83.2-90.3
Iredell 395 20 5.4 3.4- 8.6 36 9.9 7.0-13.7 339 84.7 80.2-88.4
Johnston 446 24 4.7 3.0- 7.3 50 11.2 8.3-15.1 372 84.0 79.8-87.5
Mecklenburg 592 6 1.0 0.4- 2.3 23 3.9 2.5- 6.0 563 95.1 92.8-96.7
New Hanover 345 11 3.2 1.7- 6.2 16 4.9 2.6- 9.0 318 91.9 87.4-94.9
Onslow 369 16 5.3 3.2- 8.9 23 6.2 4.0- 9.5 330 88.5 84.2-91.7
Orange 395 8 2.4 1.0- 5.4 30 8.3 5.5-12.2 357 89.4 85.0-92.6
Pitt 359 20 5.8 3.7- 9.1 37 10.8 7.6-15.3 302 83.3 78.4-87.3
Randolph 326 21 6.4 4.1- 9.9 37 11.7 8.2-16.3 268 81.9 76.7-86.2
Robeson 353 20 6.7 4.0-11.0 40 12.2 8.7-17.0 293 81.1 75.5-85.6
Rowan 417 18 5.6 3.5- 9.0 46 10.7 7.9-14.5 353 83.7 79.2-87.3
Union 410 16 3.3 1.9- 5.7 22 6.7 3.8-11.5 372 90.0 85.2-93.4
Wake 558 18 4.0 2.4- 6.5 33 5.1 3.5- 7.5 507 90.9 87.8-93.3
Carteret/Currituck/Craven/Dare/Hyde/Pamlico 335 11 2.8 1.5- 5.2 30 10.9 7.5-15.7 294 86.3 81.4-90.0
Northeast Partnership II 444 13 2.2 1.2- 4.0 49 12.2 9.1-16.2 382 85.6 81.5-88.9
Northeast Partnership I 372 16 5.0 2.9- 8.3 39 10.3 7.3-14.2 317 84.8 80.1-88.4
Franklin/Nash/Wilson 336 25 7.0 4.6-10.5 39 12.7 9.0-17.6 272 80.3 74.9-84.8
Duplin/Greene/Harn./Jones/Lenoir/Samp./Wayne 422 21 6.5 3.8-10.7 57 11.7 8.8-15.4 344 81.9 77.0-85.9
Bladen/Brunswick/Columbus/Pender 380 17 4.5 2.8- 7.3 39 10.4 7.4-14.3 324 85.1 80.7-88.6
Caswell/Granville/Person/Vance 366 17 5.5 3.3- 8.9 47 13.0 9.6-17.3 302 81.6 76.7-85.6
Chatham/Lee/Moore 425 17 4.4 2.7- 7.2 44 9.8 6.9-13.8 364 85.8 81.4-89.2
Anson/Hoke/Montgo./Richmond/Scotland/Stanly 491 22 4.3 2.6- 7.1 47 9.5 7.0-12.8 422 86.2 82.3-89.3
Davie/Rockingham/Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 321 22 7.1 4.5-10.9 65 21.1 16.4-26.8 234 71.8 65.8-77.1
Alleghany/Ashe/Avery/Watagua/Wilkes 331 17 4.9 2.9- 8.1 31 10.7 7.2-15.7 283 84.4 79.1-88.5
Alexander/Burke/Caldwell/Cleve./Lincoln 397 19 5.1 3.1- 8.3 41 11.7 8.3-16.1 337 83.2 78.3-87.1
Mountain AHEC (Excludes Buncombe) 555 20 4.2 2.6- 6.9 62 12.1 9.1-16.0 473 83.7 79.4-87.2
NORTHEASTERN PARTNERSHIP**
Yes 921 33 3.3 2.3- 4.7 96 10.9 8.8-13.4 792 85.8 83.1-88.2
No 12,983 558 4.5 4.0- 4.9 1,263 9.9 9.3-10.6 11,162 85.6 84.8-86.3
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 4,666 206 4.4 3.7- 5.3 468 10.7 9.6-11.8 3,992 84.9 83.5-86.1
Piedmont 7,723 324 4.4 3.8- 5.0 722 9.0 8.3- 9.8 6,677 86.6 85.7-87.5
Western NC 1,515 61 4.4 3.3- 5.8 169 12.3 10.4-14.5 1,285 83.3 80.8-85.5
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS(AHEC)****
Mountain AHEC 876 29 3.9 2.6- 5.9 87 10.4 8.1-13.2 760 85.7 82.6-88.4
Northwest 2,674 141 6.2 5.1- 7.5 324 14.0 12.4-15.8 2,209 79.8 77.8-81.7
Charlotte 2,064 73 2.8 2.1- 3.7 149 6.7 5.5- 8.1 1,842 90.5 88.9-91.9
Greensboro 1,796 73 4.4 3.4- 5.7 174 9.7 8.1-11.5 1,549 86.0 83.9-87.8
Southern Regional 1,472 63 4.8 3.4- 6.7 147 10.7 8.9-12.9 1,262 84.4 81.8-86.8
Coastal 695 25 3.6 2.4- 5.5 56 8.8 6.5-11.7 614 87.6 84.4-90.2
Wake 1,913 82 4.4 3.3- 5.8 176 7.9 6.6- 9.4 1,655 87.8 85.8-89.5
Area L 551 30 5.6 3.8- 8.1 67 13.3 10.3-17.1 454 81.1 76.9-84.6
Eastern 1,767 72 4.1 3.1- 5.3 171 10.8 9.1-12.8 1,524 85.1 82.9-87.1

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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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