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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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In the past 12 months, have you ever asked a stranger not to smoke around you, in order to avoid exposure to their tobacco smoke?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 10,984 1,568 15.3 14.4-16.2 9,416 84.7 83.8-85.6
GENDER
Male 4,074 622 16.1 14.7-17.5 3,452 83.9 82.5-85.3
Female 6,910 946 14.6 13.5-15.7 5,964 85.4 84.3-86.5
AGE
18-24 507 135 25.1 20.9-30.0 372 74.9 70.0-79.1
25-34 1,554 310 19.9 17.5-22.6 1,244 80.1 77.4-82.5
35-44 2,001 345 17.5 15.6-19.7 1,656 82.5 80.3-84.4
45-54 2,081 327 16.5 14.5-18.6 1,754 83.5 81.4-85.5
55-64 1,987 254 13.8 11.9-16.0 1,733 86.2 84.0-88.1
65-74 1,579 130 8.4 6.9-10.3 1,449 91.6 89.7-93.1
75+ 1,236 61 5.3 3.9- 7.3 1,175 94.7 92.7-96.1
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,396 171 13.4 11.2-15.9 1,225 86.6 84.1-88.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 3,151 391 13.7 12.2-15.3 2,760 86.3 84.7-87.8
Some Post-H.S. 2,849 439 16.3 14.6-18.1 2,410 83.7 81.9-85.4
College Graduate 3,574 566 16.6 15.0-18.3 3,008 83.4 81.7-85.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,017 137 14.4 11.8-17.4 880 85.6 82.6-88.2
$15,000- 24,999 1,554 214 14.8 12.6-17.3 1,340 85.2 82.7-87.4
$25,000- 34,999 1,269 171 13.5 11.4-15.9 1,098 86.5 84.1-88.6
$35,000- 49,999 1,546 230 14.6 12.5-16.8 1,316 85.4 83.2-87.5
$50,000-74,999 1,519 244 16.4 14.3-18.9 1,275 83.6 81.1-85.7
$75,000+ 1,774 292 17.1 15.0-19.4 1,482 82.9 80.6-85.0
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 3,503 501 15.2 13.7-16.8 3,002 84.8 83.2-86.3
No 7,358 1,046 15.3 14.2-16.4 6,312 84.7 83.6-85.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,525 217 14.6 12.6-16.9 1,308 85.4 83.1-87.4
Non-Veteran 9,351 1,325 15.3 14.4-16.3 8,026 84.7 83.7-85.6
Currently Serving 106 26 25.6 17.0-36.7 80 74.4 63.3-83.0

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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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