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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Seconhand Smoke Policy--By Risks, Conditions, and Quality of Life Measures

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%)
TOTAL 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
Have Health Insurance
Yes 5,404 4,469 82.8 81.5-84.0 713 13.1 12.0-14.3 109 2.0 1.6- 2.6 113 2.1 1.6- 2.6
No 847 573 68.3 63.9-72.3 180 22.3 18.7-26.3 51 5.3 3.6- 7.9 43 4.1 2.8- 6.0
Body Mass Index
Underweight 67 53 81.0 67.6-89.7 11 13.1 6.4-24.9 0 0.0 . - . 3 6.0 1.7-18.4
Recommended Range 2,152 1,755 81.7 79.5-83.7 276 13.1 11.3-15.1 62 2.4 1.8- 3.2 59 2.8 2.0- 3.9
Overweight 2,172 1,746 80.4 78.2-82.5 323 15.2 13.3-17.3 54 2.6 1.8- 3.7 49 1.8 1.3- 2.5
Obese 1,541 1,222 79.2 76.5-81.6 239 15.1 13.1-17.4 38 2.9 1.8- 4.4 42 2.9 2.0- 4.2
Current Smoker
No 4,842 4,041 83.2 81.7-84.5 620 13.3 12.1-14.6 85 1.8 1.3- 2.4 96 1.8 1.4- 2.3
Yes 1,397 989 71.8 68.7-74.7 274 18.8 16.4-21.5 75 5.1 3.8- 6.8 59 4.3 3.1- 5.9
Binge Drinker
No 5,651 4,610 81.6 80.2-82.9 773 13.9 12.8-15.1 139 2.5 2.0- 3.1 129 2.0 1.6- 2.5
Yes 536 387 72.8 67.9-77.2 105 19.3 15.5-23.8 20 3.0 1.7- 5.0 24 5.0 3.0- 8.1
Heavy Drinker
No 5,973 4,828 80.8 79.5-82.1 850 14.5 13.4-15.7 148 2.5 2.0- 3.1 147 2.2 1.8- 2.7
Yes 241 186 76.8 69.4-82.8 38 15.3 10.6-21.5 11 3.8 1.8- 8.1 6 4.1 1.6-10.3
Fair/Poor Health Status
Yes 585 433 72.8 67.4-77.7 114 20.3 15.9-25.4 22 3.8 2.1- 6.8 16 3.1 1.6- 5.8
No 5,655 4,598 81.4 80.1-82.7 779 13.9 12.8-15.1 138 2.4 1.9- 3.0 140 2.3 1.9- 2.8
Current Asthma
Yes 410 338 84.7 80.0-88.5 49 10.1 7.2-14.1 14 2.2 1.2- 4.1 9 2.9 1.3- 6.4
No 5,815 4,681 80.4 79.0-81.7 842 14.8 13.6-16.0 146 2.5 2.0- 3.1 146 2.3 1.9- 2.9
Diabetes
Yes 310 245 80.2 74.4-85.0 49 15.4 11.1-20.9 7 1.9 0.9- 4.1 9 2.5 1.2- 5.4
Yes, During Pregnancy 75 61 80.6 68.5-88.9 12 14.8 8.2-25.3 2 4.6 1.0-18.5 0 0.0 . - .
No 5,815 4,697 80.7 79.4-82.0 823 14.4 13.3-15.7 148 2.4 2.0- 3.0 147 2.4 2.0- 2.9
No, Bordeline Diabetes 51 39 73.9 51.1-88.4 9 12.5 5.8-24.6 3 13.7 2.9-45.5 0 0.0 . - .

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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, 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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