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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 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%)
TOTAL 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
Have Health Insurance
Yes 5,408 4,942 91.1 90.1-92.1 269 5.2 4.4- 6.1 112 2.1 1.6- 2.6 85 1.6 1.3- 2.2
No 845 690 81.4 77.5-84.8 76 10.1 7.6-13.4 46 4.6 3.0- 7.0 33 3.9 2.5- 5.9
Body Mass Index
Underweight 67 61 90.2 77.9-96.0 2 1.6 0.4- 6.3 1 1.5 0.2-10.1 3 6.7 2.0-19.9
Recommended Range 2,155 1,938 89.9 88.0-91.5 116 5.6 4.3- 7.2 59 2.4 1.7- 3.2 42 2.2 1.5- 3.2
Overweight 2,173 1,954 89.4 87.6-91.0 135 7.0 5.6- 8.6 44 2.0 1.4- 2.9 40 1.6 1.1- 2.4
Obese 1,540 1,381 89.1 86.9-91.0 81 5.2 4.0- 6.8 48 3.5 2.4- 5.0 30 2.2 1.3- 3.4
Current Smoker
No 4,844 4,446 91.4 90.3-92.4 232 5.3 4.5- 6.3 92 1.8 1.4- 2.3 74 1.5 1.1- 2.0
Yes 1,397 1,175 83.7 81.0-86.1 113 8.0 6.3-10.1 66 4.8 3.5- 6.4 43 3.5 2.4- 5.1
Binge Drinker
No 5,654 5,116 90.2 89.1-91.2 300 5.8 5.0- 6.8 141 2.4 1.9- 2.9 97 1.6 1.3- 2.1
Yes 535 459 85.4 81.3-88.8 41 6.5 4.5- 9.3 17 3.3 1.9- 5.7 18 4.7 2.7- 8.2
Heavy Drinker
No 5,975 5,391 89.9 88.8-90.9 323 5.9 5.1- 6.8 149 2.4 2.0- 3.0 112 1.9 1.5- 2.4
Yes 241 209 85.3 78.5-90.2 20 7.6 4.6-12.3 8 3.5 1.5- 8.2 4 3.5 1.2-10.0
Fair/Poor Health Status
Yes 586 515 86.1 81.0-90.0 39 8.3 5.1-13.1 18 3.1 1.6- 5.8 14 2.6 1.2- 5.2
No 5,656 5,106 90.1 89.0-91.0 306 5.7 4.9- 6.5 140 2.4 1.9- 2.9 104 1.9 1.5- 2.4
Current Asthma
Yes 409 380 94.9 91.7-97.0 16 2.2 1.3- 3.7 8 0.9 0.4- 1.9 5 2.0 0.7- 5.8
No 5,818 5,230 89.4 88.3-90.4 326 6.1 5.3- 7.0 150 2.5 2.1- 3.1 112 2.0 1.6- 2.5
Diabetes
Yes 308 282 90.7 85.9-94.0 13 5.7 3.2-10.2 7 1.5 0.7- 3.3 6 2.0 0.8- 5.1
Yes, During Pregnancy 75 69 91.4 79.6-96.6 5 5.2 2.0-12.9 1 3.4 0.5-20.2 0 0.0 . - .
No 5,819 5,239 89.7 88.6-90.7 321 5.9 5.1- 6.8 147 2.4 1.9- 2.9 112 2.0 1.6- 2.5
No, Bordeline Diabetes 51 43 77.7 53.0-91.5 5 8.6 3.1-21.6 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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