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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Tobacco Use Prevention--By Risks, Conditions, and Quality of Life Measures

In the following locations, do you think that smoking should be allowed in all areas, some areas , or not allowed at all
a.Public Buildings

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  Total
Respond.^
Allowed in all areas Allowed in some areas Not allowed at all
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 14,142 186 1.3 1.1- 1.5 4,569 32.1 31.2-33.1 9,387 66.6 65.6-67.6
Have Health Insurance
Yes 12,028 157 1.3 1.0- 1.5 3,810 31.8 30.8-32.9 8,061 66.9 65.9-68.0
No 2,097 28 1.3 0.7- 2.1 755 33.8 31.2-36.5 1,314 65.0 62.3-67.6
Body Mass Index
Underweight 228 5 1.9 0.7- 4.7 75 32.4 24.9-40.9 148 65.7 57.2-73.3
Recommended Range 4,810 55 1.1 0.8- 1.5 1,544 32.0 30.4-33.7 3,211 66.9 65.2-68.6
Overweight 4,882 61 1.2 0.9- 1.7 1,563 32.1 30.4-33.8 3,258 66.7 65.0-68.3
Obese 3,499 55 1.5 1.0- 2.0 1,205 34.4 32.5-36.4 2,239 64.1 62.1-66.1
Current Smoker
No 10,974 114 1.0 0.8- 1.2 3,093 28.2 27.1-29.2 7,767 70.8 69.8-71.9
Yes 3,127 72 2.3 1.7- 3.1 1,466 45.9 43.7-48.1 1,589 51.8 49.6-54.1
Binge Drinker
No 12,950 158 1.2 1.0- 1.5 4,075 31.0 30.0-32.0 8,717 67.8 66.8-68.8
Yes 1,020 20 1.7 0.9- 2.9 426 42.0 38.3-45.8 574 56.3 52.5-60.1
Heavy Drinker
No 13,585 169 1.2 1.0- 1.4 4,334 31.7 30.7-32.7 9,082 67.2 66.2-68.2
Yes 448 12 3.6 1.8- 7.3 193 42.8 37.2-48.6 243 53.6 47.8-59.3
Fair/Poor Health Status
Yes 2,916 60 1.9 1.4- 2.6 1,049 36.3 34.1-38.6 1,807 61.7 59.4-64.0
No 11,182 124 1.1 0.9- 1.4 3,505 31.1 30.1-32.2 7,553 67.8 66.7-68.8
Current Asthma
Yes 1,119 13 1.0 0.4- 2.5 338 30.5 27.2-34.0 768 68.5 64.9-71.9
No 12,942 172 1.3 1.1- 1.6 4,200 32.2 31.1-33.2 8,570 66.6 65.5-67.6
Diabetes
Yes 1,424 32 2.0 1.3- 2.9 487 33.9 30.9-37.1 905 64.1 60.9-67.2
Yes, During Pregnancy 134 0 0.0 . - . 43 32.7 23.8-43.1 91 67.3 56.9-76.2
No 12,414 149 1.2 1.0- 1.5 3,983 32.0 30.9-33.0 8,282 66.8 65.8-67.9
No, Bordeline Diabetes 165 5 2.5 0.9- 7.0 54 28.8 21.3-37.7 106 68.7 59.6-76.5

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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, Currituck, Dare, Edgecombe, Hyde, Martin, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell, and Washington counties.
Northeastern Partnership: Northeast NC I and II regions combined.
Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC): Buncombe, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Swain, Transylvania, and Yancey counties.

*** 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.

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