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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 work areas?*

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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 6,256 5,635 89.7 88.6-90.7 345 5.9 5.1- 6.8 158 2.4 2.0- 3.0 118 2.0 1.6- 2.5
COUNTY/REGIONS***
Alamance 170 146 86.3 79.9-90.9 13 6.7 3.8-11.7 7 4.2 1.9- 9.0 4 2.7 1.0- 7.1
Buncombe 158 145 92.6 86.9-95.9 7 2.9 1.3- 6.1 3 2.5 0.7- 8.0 3 2.1 0.6- 6.6
Cabarrus 178 166 91.3 84.7-95.2 9 6.5 3.2-12.7 3 2.2 0.7- 6.9 0 0.0 . - .
Catawba 157 146 92.2 85.9-95.8 5 2.9 1.2- 7.0 4 3.1 1.1- 8.7 2 1.8 0.4- 7.1
Cumberland 181 166 89.1 81.2-94.0 7 3.7 1.7- 7.8 6 6.4 2.6-15.0 2 0.8 0.2- 3.1
Davidson 156 131 84.0 75.3-90.1 10 7.7 3.4-16.2 9 5.0 2.2-10.8 6 3.3 1.4- 7.6
Durham 191 179 93.8 88.9-96.7 10 4.8 2.5- 9.0 1 0.4 0.0- 2.5 1 1.1 0.1- 7.1
Forsyth 209 181 84.0 76.9-89.2 17 9.9 5.8-16.4 7 3.4 1.5- 7.5 4 2.7 0.9- 7.6
Gaston 139 122 88.4 81.3-93.0 8 6.8 3.3-13.6 5 3.3 1.3- 7.9 4 1.5 0.5- 4.4
Guilford 200 187 91.0 82.3-95.6 7 5.7 2.0-15.4 3 1.3 0.4- 4.2 3 1.9 0.6- 6.2
Iredell 205 185 89.9 84.3-93.7 11 5.9 3.1-11.1 4 2.4 0.9- 6.1 5 1.7 0.7- 4.5
Johnston 197 173 87.3 81.0-91.8 16 8.8 5.1-14.9 4 1.7 0.6- 4.7 4 2.1 0.8- 5.6
Mecklenburg 319 305 95.6 92.3-97.5 11 3.0 1.6- 5.5 0 0.0 . - . 3 1.4 0.4- 4.6
New Hanover 158 148 94.4 89.5-97.1 4 1.8 0.6- 5.3 4 2.6 0.9- 7.0 2 1.2 0.3- 4.6
Onslow 156 137 86.5 77.8-92.1 13 7.2 4.0-12.6 5 5.6 1.9-15.6 1 0.7 0.1- 5.1
Orange 215 207 96.6 93.2-98.4 3 1.1 0.3- 3.4 0 0.0 . - . 5 2.3 0.9- 5.7
Pitt 158 142 86.3 78.2-91.7 7 5.0 2.3-10.5 4 3.0 1.1- 7.9 5 5.7 2.2-13.7
Randolph 152 135 87.5 79.5-92.6 10 8.8 4.4-16.9 4 2.1 0.7- 5.7 3 1.6 0.5- 5.1
Robeson 151 137 92.7 87.2-95.9 4 1.9 0.6- 5.4 4 1.5 0.5- 4.2 6 3.9 1.6- 9.2
Rowan 168 151 91.9 86.6-95.3 10 5.0 2.4- 9.9 6 2.8 1.2- 6.5 1 0.3 0.0- 1.9
Union 208 186 87.7 81.2-92.1 12 6.4 3.4-11.8 7 4.3 1.9- 9.4 3 1.6 0.5- 4.9
Wake 333 312 92.7 88.6-95.5 14 4.4 2.5- 7.7 2 1.2 0.3- 5.1 5 1.6 0.6- 4.3
Carteret/Currituck/Craven/Dare/Hyde/Pamlico 130 120 89.5 80.2-94.8 5 5.1 1.7-13.9 3 2.7 0.9- 8.0 2 2.7 0.6-12.0
Northeast Partnership II 171 145 83.4 75.6-89.1 15 10.7 6.1-18.2 7 3.8 1.6- 9.1 4 2.0 0.7- 5.5
Northeast Partnership I 140 118 83.5 75.4-89.3 12 9.8 5.4-17.2 6 4.1 1.7- 9.6 4 2.6 1.0- 7.0
Franklin/Nash/Wilson 133 121 90.5 82.4-95.1 9 7.9 3.7-16.0 2 1.3 0.3- 5.8 1 0.3 0.0- 2.3
Duplin/Greene/Harn./Jones/Lenoir/Samp./Wayne 198 172 86.1 79.6-90.8 19 10.2 6.3-16.2 5 2.3 0.9- 5.8 2 1.4 0.3- 6.2
Bladen/Brunswick/Columbus/Pender 113 99 84.7 75.3-91.0 6 5.2 2.2-11.4 5 6.2 2.5-14.4 3 3.9 1.2-12.0
Caswell/Granville/Person/Vance 157 137 89.5 83.8-93.4 10 5.1 2.6- 9.8 5 2.4 0.9- 6.1 5 2.9 1.2- 7.1
Chatham/Lee/Moore 183 167 90.5 83.5-94.7 8 5.8 2.5-12.8 4 2.0 0.6- 6.4 4 1.7 0.6- 5.0
Anson/Hoke/Montgo./Richmond/Scotland/Stanly 199 176 90.5 84.9-94.1 11 4.9 2.4-10.1 6 1.8 0.8- 4.1 6 2.8 1.1- 6.8
Davie/Rockingham/Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 149 131 86.8 79.4-91.8 11 7.8 4.2-14.0 4 3.0 1.1- 8.2 3 2.4 0.7- 8.1
Alleghany/Ashe/Avery/Watagua/Wilkes 147 129 85.9 75.5-92.3 10 6.3 3.1-12.3 4 5.6 1.5-18.7 4 2.2 0.8- 6.0
Alexander/Burke/Caldwell/Cleve./Lincoln 172 157 91.6 85.6-95.3 6 3.2 1.2- 7.8 4 1.5 0.5- 4.7 5 3.7 1.5- 9.1
Mountain AHEC (Excludes Buncombe) 205 176 84.4 76.1-90.1 15 10.4 5.5-19.0 11 3.6 1.7- 7.2 3 1.6 0.5- 5.3
NORTHEASTERN PARTNERSHIP**
Yes 356 301 82.8 77.4-87.2 31 10.0 6.8-14.5 15 4.2 2.3- 7.4 9 3.0 1.3- 7.1
No 5,900 5,334 90.1 89.0-91.1 314 5.7 4.9- 6.6 143 2.3 1.9- 2.9 109 1.9 1.5- 2.4
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 1,936 1,717 87.1 84.8-89.1 122 7.3 5.7- 9.3 57 3.4 2.5- 4.7 40 2.2 1.5- 3.2
Piedmont 3,684 3,355 91.4 90.2-92.5 186 5.1 4.2- 6.0 79 1.8 1.3- 2.4 64 1.7 1.2- 2.4
Western NC 636 563 87.3 83.3-90.5 37 6.8 4.3-10.3 22 3.3 1.9- 5.6 14 2.6 1.4- 4.7
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS(AHEC)****
Mountain AHEC 359 317 86.9 81.0-91.1 22 8.0 4.5-13.9 14 3.3 1.8- 6.0 6 1.8 0.8- 4.2
Northwest 1,228 1,087 87.0 84.3-89.3 74 6.8 5.2- 8.9 40 3.5 2.3- 5.2 27 2.7 1.7- 4.2
Charlotte 965 893 93.7 91.7-95.2 44 4.1 2.9- 5.8 17 1.2 0.7- 2.0 11 1.0 0.5- 2.3
Greensboro 894 816 91.8 89.3-93.8 41 4.4 3.0- 6.4 18 1.8 1.0- 3.1 19 2.0 1.1- 3.5
Southern Regional 622 555 87.6 83.6-90.7 31 6.1 4.0- 9.2 18 3.7 2.0- 6.9 18 2.5 1.5- 4.3
Coastal 270 248 91.4 86.7-94.5 10 3.6 1.8- 7.2 8 3.5 1.7- 7.3 4 1.5 0.6- 4.1
Wake 934 853 92.1 89.5-94.0 52 5.1 3.6- 7.1 14 1.3 0.5- 3.0 15 1.6 0.8- 3.1
Area L 219 191 84.7 77.7-89.8 20 11.8 7.3-18.6 6 2.7 1.1- 6.9 2 0.7 0.2- 3.1
Eastern 719 635 87.7 84.3-90.5 48 6.5 4.6- 9.2 22 3.2 2.0- 5.2 14 2.6 1.3- 4.9

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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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