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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Seconhand Smoke Policy-WHITES

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 4,664 3,824 81.8 80.4-83.2 596 13.1 11.9-14.4 122 2.4 1.9- 3.0 122 2.7 2.1- 3.3
GENDER
Male 1,621 1,255 78.0 75.5-80.4 255 15.4 13.4-17.7 54 3.0 2.2- 4.2 57 3.6 2.6- 4.8
Female 3,043 2,569 84.9 83.3-86.4 341 11.3 9.9-12.8 68 1.9 1.4- 2.5 65 1.9 1.4- 2.6
AGE
18-24 226 175 76.0 68.5-82.1 33 16.4 11.3-23.2 8 3.0 1.4- 6.6 10 4.6 2.1-10.0
25-34 942 773 82.3 79.0-85.2 129 14.0 11.3-17.2 20 1.7 1.0- 2.9 20 2.0 1.2- 3.3
35-44 1,228 996 81.6 78.8-84.1 170 13.7 11.5-16.2 30 2.1 1.3- 3.3 32 2.7 1.8- 4.1
45-54 1,253 1,037 82.4 79.5-84.9 156 12.8 10.6-15.4 33 2.3 1.6- 3.4 27 2.5 1.5- 4.0
55-64 797 661 82.8 79.2-86.0 86 11.0 8.5-14.0 24 3.6 2.1- 6.1 26 2.6 1.6- 4.2
65-74 171 145 83.3 74.4-89.5 14 7.3 3.7-13.6 7 3.7 1.6- 8.3 5 5.8 2.1-15.0
75+ 31 24 80.5 59.0-92.2 5 17.6 6.5-39.7 0 0.0 . - . 2 1.9 0.4- 7.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 241 152 65.2 57.4-72.3 56 19.0 14.0-25.3 19 7.1 4.2-11.8 14 8.7 4.6-15.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,160 865 73.8 70.5-76.8 207 18.7 16.1-21.7 51 3.8 2.7- 5.3 37 3.7 2.5- 5.4
Some Post-H.S. 1,255 997 79.1 76.1-81.8 194 16.3 13.8-19.1 24 1.7 1.0- 2.6 40 3.0 2.0- 4.4
College Graduate 2,008 1,810 89.7 87.7-91.4 139 7.6 6.1- 9.4 28 1.5 0.9- 2.4 31 1.2 0.8- 1.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 145 92 64.7 54.0-74.1 30 22.9 14.9-33.6 11 6.0 3.0-11.6 12 6.3 3.3-11.8
$15,000- 24,999 498 357 69.4 64.0-74.4 88 19.3 15.3-24.1 33 6.8 4.5-10.2 20 4.5 2.5- 7.9
$25,000- 34,999 574 433 74.2 69.4-78.5 111 20.8 16.9-25.4 11 1.8 0.9- 3.7 19 3.2 1.8- 5.4
$35,000- 49,999 820 662 80.3 76.8-83.5 115 13.8 11.2-16.8 18 1.9 1.1- 3.1 25 4.0 2.5- 6.5
$50,000-74,999 883 747 82.5 78.9-85.6 105 13.7 10.9-17.1 18 2.1 1.2- 3.6 13 1.7 0.9- 3.2
$75,000+ 1,145 1,028 90.6 88.4-92.4 84 7.2 5.5- 9.2 15 0.9 0.5- 1.5 18 1.4 0.8- 2.5
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 854 679 79.4 75.9-82.6 118 13.9 11.2-17.0 34 4.0 2.7- 5.9 23 2.7 1.6- 4.4
No 3,743 3,095 82.5 80.9-84.0 466 12.9 11.5-14.3 85 2.0 1.5- 2.6 97 2.7 2.1- 3.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 429 333 77.8 72.6-82.3 67 15.6 11.8-20.3 17 4.0 2.1- 7.4 12 2.6 1.3- 5.0
Non-Veteran 4,170 3,431 82.1 80.5-83.5 524 13.0 11.7-14.4 105 2.2 1.8- 2.8 110 2.7 2.1- 3.4
Currently Serving 65 60 94.7 87.0-97.9 5 5.3 2.1-13.0 0 0.0 . - . 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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