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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
e.Indoor sporting events or concerts

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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 14,023 305 2.3 2.0- 2.6 2,357 17.3 16.6-18.2 11,361 80.4 79.5-81.2
COUNTY/REGIONS***
Alamance 373 7 1.6 0.7- 3.5 50 14.6 10.8-19.4 316 83.8 79.0-87.8
Buncombe 346 7 2.6 1.2- 5.5 53 17.0 12.8-22.2 286 80.5 75.1-84.9
Cabarrus 398 14 4.5 2.4- 8.0 79 18.5 14.8-23.0 305 77.0 72.0-81.3
Catawba 349 5 1.6 0.6- 4.2 59 18.3 13.9-23.7 285 80.1 74.6-84.6
Cumberland 421 7 1.4 0.6- 3.2 86 22.8 18.2-28.2 328 75.8 70.4-80.5
Davidson 353 11 4.2 2.2- 8.1 76 19.6 15.4-24.6 266 76.1 70.7-80.9
Durham 392 5 1.9 0.8- 4.7 67 16.3 12.6-20.7 320 81.8 77.1-85.7
Forsyth 421 16 3.9 2.3- 6.6 87 23.1 18.6-28.2 318 73.0 67.7-77.7
Gaston 348 6 1.7 0.8- 4.0 60 18.7 14.3-24.0 282 79.6 74.1-84.1
Guilford 401 9 1.8 0.8- 4.0 76 18.6 14.7-23.1 316 79.6 74.9-83.6
Iredell 404 6 1.9 0.8- 4.4 67 20.2 15.3-26.3 331 77.9 71.8-83.0
Johnston 448 5 0.6 0.2- 1.7 95 20.2 16.2-24.9 348 79.2 74.4-83.2
Mecklenburg 597 5 0.6 0.2- 1.6 96 16.4 13.3-20.0 496 83.0 79.4-86.1
New Hanover 357 10 3.1 1.6- 6.1 48 14.6 10.7-19.6 299 82.3 77.0-86.6
Onslow 371 11 4.0 2.1- 7.5 53 17.5 13.1-22.9 307 78.5 72.8-83.3
Orange 394 6 1.4 0.6- 3.3 52 14.8 11.0-19.7 336 83.8 78.8-87.7
Pitt 359 10 3.1 1.6- 6.0 60 17.3 13.3-22.3 289 79.5 74.4-83.9
Randolph 329 12 3.2 1.7- 5.9 60 19.3 14.8-24.7 257 77.5 71.9-82.3
Robeson 354 12 4.3 2.1- 8.7 54 15.8 11.7-20.9 288 79.9 74.2-84.6
Rowan 419 9 2.9 1.4- 6.0 82 20.7 16.5-25.5 328 76.4 71.3-80.8
Union 409 8 1.7 0.8- 3.7 53 13.3 10.0-17.6 348 85.0 80.6-88.5
Wake 569 7 1.6 0.7- 3.5 80 14.5 11.4-18.2 482 83.9 80.1-87.1
Carteret/Currituck/Craven/Dare/Hyde/Pamlico 333 7 1.8 0.8- 4.2 56 18.5 14.0-24.0 270 79.7 74.1-84.3
Northeast Partnership II 445 5 0.9 0.4- 2.4 81 19.4 15.5-23.9 359 79.7 75.1-83.6
Northeast Partnership I 370 12 4.1 2.1- 7.5 49 13.2 9.7-17.7 309 82.7 77.7-86.8
Franklin/Nash/Wilson 343 9 2.2 1.1- 4.4 64 18.3 14.1-23.4 270 79.5 74.3-83.9
Duplin/Greene/Harn./Jones/Lenoir/Samp./Wayne 426 10 2.9 1.4- 6.0 80 19.9 15.8-24.9 336 77.1 71.9-81.6
Bladen/Brunswick/Columbus/Pender 377 10 2.7 1.4- 5.2 61 18.4 14.0-23.7 306 78.9 73.4-83.5
Caswell/Granville/Person/Vance 367 5 0.9 0.3- 2.3 69 19.4 15.2-24.5 293 79.7 74.6-84.0
Chatham/Lee/Moore 427 11 2.8 1.5- 5.1 70 15.2 11.7-19.5 346 82.0 77.5-85.8
Anson/Hoke/Montgo./Richmond/Scotland/Stanly 495 7 2.0 0.9- 4.5 59 10.4 7.9-13.6 429 87.5 84.0-90.4
Davie/Rockingham/Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 330 9 2.7 1.3- 5.6 84 25.7 20.7-31.5 237 71.6 65.7-76.8
Alleghany/Ashe/Avery/Watagua/Wilkes 331 5 1.3 0.5- 3.2 51 19.9 14.0-27.5 275 78.8 71.3-84.8
Alexander/Burke/Caldwell/Cleve./Lincoln 405 11 2.8 1.4- 5.5 59 14.1 10.6-18.5 335 83.1 78.4-86.9
Mountain AHEC (Excludes Buncombe) 562 16 3.5 2.0- 5.9 81 12.7 9.7-16.5 465 83.8 79.7-87.2
NORTHEASTERN PARTNERSHIP**
Yes 919 20 2.2 1.3- 3.5 152 17.9 15.1-21.0 747 80.0 76.7-82.9
No 13,104 285 2.3 2.0- 2.7 2,205 17.3 16.5-18.2 10,614 80.4 79.5-81.2
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 4,686 104 2.3 1.9- 2.9 790 18.1 16.8-19.6 3,792 79.5 78.0-81.0
Piedmont 7,804 160 2.0 1.6- 2.4 1,325 17.3 16.3-18.4 6,319 80.7 79.6-81.8
Western NC 1,533 41 3.4 2.4- 4.7 242 16.0 13.8-18.4 1,250 80.6 78.0-83.0
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS(AHEC)****
Mountain AHEC 888 23 3.3 2.1- 5.2 131 14.0 11.4-17.0 734 82.7 79.4-85.6
Northwest 2,709 67 3.1 2.4- 4.1 520 20.7 18.9-22.8 2,122 76.2 74.0-78.1
Charlotte 2,077 39 1.4 1.0- 2.0 327 16.0 14.1-18.1 1,711 82.6 80.5-84.5
Greensboro 1,816 41 2.0 1.4- 2.9 293 17.3 15.2-19.6 1,482 80.7 78.3-82.9
Southern Regional 1,477 35 2.7 1.8- 4.1 246 18.4 15.9-21.2 1,196 78.9 76.0-81.5
Coastal 706 19 2.8 1.7- 4.5 107 16.6 13.5-20.2 580 80.6 76.9-83.9
Wake 1,931 25 1.5 0.9- 2.5 345 16.6 14.6-18.9 1,561 81.9 79.5-84.0
Area L 556 14 2.5 1.4- 4.4 93 16.6 13.5-20.4 449 80.9 76.9-84.3
Eastern 1,765 40 2.3 1.6- 3.3 284 17.7 15.6-20.0 1,441 80.0 77.6-82.2

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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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