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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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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 4,666 4,212 89.7 88.5-90.8 234 5.6 4.7- 6.5 125 2.5 2.0- 3.1 95 2.2 1.7- 2.8
GENDER
Male 1,620 1,410 87.0 84.8-89.0 104 6.9 5.4- 8.7 61 3.4 2.5- 4.6 45 2.7 1.9- 3.9
Female 3,046 2,802 92.0 90.7-93.1 130 4.5 3.6- 5.6 64 1.8 1.4- 2.4 50 1.7 1.2- 2.5
AGE
18-24 225 199 87.4 80.8-92.0 15 6.9 3.8-12.2 5 2.0 0.8- 5.3 6 3.7 1.4- 9.4
25-34 941 845 89.5 86.5-92.0 55 6.2 4.2- 9.0 27 2.9 1.9- 4.5 14 1.3 0.7- 2.4
35-44 1,230 1,118 90.5 88.1-92.4 62 5.8 4.2- 7.9 27 1.8 1.1- 2.9 23 1.9 1.2- 3.2
45-54 1,254 1,138 90.2 87.9-92.1 56 4.8 3.5- 6.7 34 2.4 1.7- 3.5 26 2.5 1.5- 4.0
55-64 798 717 89.3 86.1-91.9 39 5.4 3.7- 7.9 24 3.5 2.0- 5.8 18 1.8 1.0- 3.1
65-74 171 151 85.9 77.4-91.5 5 2.6 1.0- 7.0 8 4.2 1.9- 8.8 7 7.3 3.1-16.2
75+ 31 29 96.9 86.4-99.4 1 2.3 0.3-14.8 0 0.0 . - . 1 0.8 0.1- 5.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 241 182 73.9 66.3-80.3 29 10.3 6.7-15.5 18 8.1 4.8-13.3 12 7.7 3.9-14.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,161 1,005 85.4 82.6-87.8 73 7.6 5.7- 9.9 55 4.4 3.2- 6.0 28 2.7 1.7- 4.2
Some Post-H.S. 1,255 1,123 89.3 86.8-91.3 75 6.4 4.7- 8.6 26 1.7 1.1- 2.7 31 2.6 1.7- 4.0
College Graduate 2,009 1,902 94.3 92.6-95.6 57 3.4 2.4- 4.9 26 1.3 0.8- 2.2 24 1.0 0.6- 1.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 144 117 84.8 77.3-90.1 12 6.7 3.5-12.5 8 5.0 2.2-10.8 7 3.5 1.6- 7.5
$15,000- 24,999 498 416 80.5 75.5-84.7 31 8.1 5.3-12.1 35 7.5 5.1-10.8 16 3.9 2.1- 7.3
$25,000- 34,999 573 511 88.6 84.9-91.5 37 7.0 4.8-10.2 11 2.3 1.1- 4.9 14 2.0 1.1- 3.7
$35,000- 49,999 821 730 88.4 85.2-91.0 52 6.5 4.6- 9.1 19 2.0 1.2- 3.4 20 3.1 1.8- 5.4
$50,000-74,999 882 811 90.6 87.7-92.9 46 6.1 4.2- 8.8 15 1.7 1.0- 3.1 10 1.5 0.7- 3.1
$75,000+ 1,148 1,074 93.9 92.0-95.3 37 3.4 2.3- 5.1 20 1.4 0.8- 2.3 17 1.3 0.7- 2.3
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 857 751 87.5 84.6-89.9 56 6.6 4.8- 8.8 35 4.1 2.8- 6.0 15 1.8 1.0- 3.4
No 3,743 3,403 90.3 88.9-91.5 175 5.4 4.4- 6.5 88 2.2 1.7- 2.8 77 2.2 1.7- 2.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 429 373 87.9 83.6-91.2 23 4.7 2.8- 7.5 22 4.9 2.8- 8.5 11 2.5 1.3- 4.8
Non-Veteran 4,172 3,778 89.9 88.6-91.0 207 5.7 4.7- 6.8 103 2.3 1.8- 2.9 84 2.2 1.7- 2.8
Currently Serving 65 61 95.2 87.4-98.2 4 4.8 1.8-12.6 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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