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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

Seconhand Smoke Policy

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%)
North Carolina 6,254 5,043 80.6 79.3-81.8 895 14.5 13.4-15.7 160 2.5 2.0- 3.1 156 2.4 1.9- 2.9
COUNTY/REGIONS***
Alamance 171 124 74.2 66.5-80.7 37 19.9 14.2-27.2 6 3.2 1.3- 7.4 4 2.7 1.0- 6.9
Buncombe 156 135 88.5 82.1-92.8 15 7.1 4.1-12.0 3 2.5 0.7- 8.1 3 2.0 0.6- 6.5
Cabarrus 178 150 84.5 77.9-89.4 21 12.1 7.8-18.3 5 2.7 1.0- 7.0 2 0.7 0.2- 2.7
Catawba 157 135 84.4 76.8-89.8 15 9.2 5.4-15.3 3 2.7 0.8- 8.6 4 3.7 1.4- 9.4
Cumberland 181 145 77.8 69.4-84.4 28 15.0 10.0-21.8 5 5.5 2.0-14.2 3 1.7 0.5- 5.9
Davidson 156 109 70.5 60.5-78.9 33 21.4 14.0-31.4 8 4.4 1.9- 9.9 6 3.7 1.5- 8.5
Durham 190 165 85.2 78.2-90.3 24 13.7 8.9-20.5 0 0.0 . - . 1 1.1 0.1- 7.1
Forsyth 210 156 73.7 66.1-80.0 40 19.5 13.9-26.7 7 2.9 1.3- 6.2 7 3.9 1.7- 8.7
Gaston 138 105 77.4 69.1-84.0 25 18.5 12.4-26.5 5 3.3 1.3- 7.8 3 0.9 0.2- 3.0
Guilford 200 169 83.8 75.7-89.5 24 12.1 7.1-20.1 3 1.5 0.5- 4.9 4 2.6 0.9- 6.8
Iredell 205 164 80.1 73.4-85.5 28 14.6 9.9-21.0 5 2.7 1.1- 6.4 8 2.6 1.3- 5.5
Johnston 197 151 75.6 67.9-82.0 35 19.9 14.0-27.4 6 2.5 1.1- 5.8 5 2.0 0.8- 5.1
Mecklenburg 320 286 89.1 84.5-92.5 29 9.2 6.2-13.5 1 0.1 0.0- 0.5 4 1.6 0.5- 4.7
New Hanover 157 137 87.7 80.7-92.4 15 9.0 5.1-15.7 2 1.3 0.3- 5.2 3 2.0 0.6- 6.2
Onslow 156 128 77.7 68.3-85.0 21 15.4 9.8-23.5 6 6.1 2.2-15.7 1 0.7 0.1- 5.1
Orange 215 201 94.0 89.7-96.6 8 3.1 1.5- 6.4 1 0.6 0.1- 4.4 5 2.3 0.9- 5.7
Pitt 157 130 77.3 68.1-84.5 18 14.4 8.7-23.1 4 3.5 1.3- 9.2 5 4.8 1.8-12.1
Randolph 152 116 73.7 64.9-81.0 28 19.4 13.4-27.3 5 5.2 2.0-13.3 3 1.6 0.5- 5.1
Robeson 151 112 77.2 68.6-84.0 22 13.9 8.4-22.1 6 2.0 0.9- 4.7 11 6.8 3.6-12.6
Rowan 168 120 68.4 59.1-76.4 40 27.0 19.4-36.3 4 2.1 0.7- 5.9 4 2.5 0.8- 7.3
Union 208 169 77.2 69.2-83.6 30 17.6 11.9-25.3 4 2.9 1.0- 7.9 5 2.3 0.9- 5.6
Wake 333 292 87.1 82.3-90.8 32 8.9 6.1-12.8 4 2.4 0.9- 6.4 5 1.6 0.6- 4.3
Carteret/Currituck/Craven/Dare/Hyde/Pamlico 130 115 86.2 77.1-92.0 11 10.5 5.4-19.6 3 2.7 0.9- 8.0 1 0.7 0.1- 4.6
Northeast Partnership II 172 138 80.7 73.0-86.7 23 13.9 8.7-21.3 7 3.2 1.4- 6.9 4 2.3 0.8- 6.2
Northeast Partnership I 140 103 75.1 66.4-82.2 23 15.3 9.9-23.0 7 5.4 2.4-11.9 7 4.1 1.9- 8.7
Franklin/Nash/Wilson 133 112 84.4 76.5-90.1 15 12.1 7.2-19.8 4 2.7 1.0- 7.6 2 0.7 0.2- 2.7
Duplin/Greene/Harn./Jones/Lenoir/Samp./Wayne 198 153 77.7 70.5-83.5 35 16.8 11.8-23.2 7 3.7 1.6- 8.3 3 1.9 0.5- 6.3
Bladen/Brunswick/Columbus/Pender 113 97 84.0 74.8-90.3 9 9.0 4.6-17.0 4 3.5 1.2- 9.2 3 3.6 1.1-11.3
Caswell/Granville/Person/Vance 157 114 75.2 67.4-81.6 32 18.6 13.0-25.9 6 3.2 1.3- 7.3 5 3.0 1.2- 7.3
Chatham/Lee/Moore 184 142 68.6 58.8-77.0 31 26.5 18.3-36.6 6 3.1 1.2- 7.6 5 1.8 0.7- 4.4
Anson/Hoke/Montgo./Richmond/Scotland/Stanly 199 157 77.9 70.0-84.2 32 19.1 13.0-27.1 4 1.3 0.5- 3.6 6 1.7 0.8- 3.9
Davie/Rockingham/Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 149 107 68.9 60.1-76.5 35 25.5 18.5-34.1 2 1.2 0.3- 5.5 5 4.4 1.7-10.5
Alleghany/Ashe/Avery/Watagua/Wilkes 147 118 78.7 68.2-86.4 19 12.4 7.4-20.2 3 4.8 1.1-19.1 7 4.1 1.8- 8.7
Alexander/Burke/Caldwell/Cleve./Lincoln 171 133 76.5 68.2-83.2 28 17.8 11.9-25.7 5 1.9 0.7- 4.9 5 3.8 1.5- 9.2
Mountain AHEC (Excludes Buncombe) 205 155 76.5 68.1-83.2 34 18.2 12.1-26.6 9 2.5 1.1- 5.5 7 2.8 1.1- 6.8
NORTHEASTERN PARTNERSHIP**
Yes 357 280 79.2 73.7-83.7 50 14.0 10.1-19.1 16 4.4 2.5- 7.4 11 2.5 1.3- 4.6
No 5,897 4,763 80.7 79.3-82.0 845 14.5 13.4-15.7 144 2.4 1.9- 3.0 145 2.4 1.9- 2.9
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 1,935 1,559 79.9 77.4-82.1 264 14.4 12.4-16.6 62 3.5 2.5- 4.8 50 2.3 1.6- 3.2
Piedmont 3,686 2,985 81.5 79.9-83.0 537 14.3 12.9-15.7 80 2.0 1.5- 2.7 84 2.2 1.6- 2.8
Western NC 633 499 78.0 73.5-81.9 94 15.8 12.4-20.0 18 2.7 1.5- 4.9 22 3.5 2.1- 5.6
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS(AHEC)****
Mountain AHEC 357 286 80.1 74.0-85.1 49 14.8 10.3-20.7 12 2.5 1.3- 4.9 10 2.6 1.2- 5.3
Northwest 1,228 934 73.9 70.6-77.0 218 19.4 16.6-22.4 33 2.8 1.8- 4.3 43 3.9 2.7- 5.6
Charlotte 965 810 85.3 82.5-87.8 121 12.2 9.9-15.0 19 1.2 0.8- 2.0 15 1.2 0.6- 2.4
Greensboro 896 733 81.9 78.6-84.8 123 13.3 10.8-16.1 19 2.3 1.3- 3.9 21 2.5 1.4- 4.3
Southern Regional 621 489 78.5 74.1-82.3 93 15.4 12.2-19.3 17 3.4 1.7- 6.5 22 2.7 1.7- 4.5
Coastal 269 231 85.2 79.7-89.4 26 10.4 6.9-15.6 6 2.0 0.9- 4.7 6 2.3 1.0- 5.2
Wake 933 766 83.5 80.3-86.3 130 12.6 10.3-15.4 19 2.1 1.1- 4.3 18 1.7 0.9- 3.2
Area L 219 170 79.0 72.3-84.4 38 17.1 12.2-23.6 7 2.6 1.2- 6.0 4 1.2 0.4- 3.4
Eastern 719 594 80.9 77.0-84.3 84 12.7 9.9-16.2 27 4.4 2.8- 6.8 14 2.0 1.1- 3.7

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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, 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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