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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: Wake County

Seconhand Smoke Policy

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%)
North Carolina 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
-Wake County 333 292 87.1 82.3-90.8 32 8.9 6.1-12.8 4 2.4 0.9- 6.4 5 1.6 0.6- 4.3
GENDER
Male 138 112 81.9 73.8-87.9 20 11.7 7.3-18.2 4 4.6 1.7-11.8 2 1.8 0.4- 7.3
Female 195 180 93.0 87.6-96.1 12 5.7 2.9-10.8 0 0.0 . - . 3 1.3 0.3- 5.0
RACE
White 244 218 88.4 82.9-92.4 21 8.8 5.5-13.8 1 0.6 0.1- 3.9 4 2.2 0.8- 6.2
Other 84 69 83.1 71.8-90.5 11 9.7 5.1-17.7 3 7.0 2.3-19.5 1 0.2 0.0- 1.7
AGE
18-44 208 175 83.2 76.4-88.4 26 11.1 7.3-16.5 4 3.9 1.4-10.1 3 1.8 0.5- 6.1
45+ 122 115 94.7 87.8-97.8 5 4.0 1.4-10.8 0 0.0 . - . 2 1.3 0.2- 6.7
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 53 36 65.4 49.2-78.6 9 14.1 6.8-27.1 4 13.7 5.2-31.5 4 6.8 2.1-20.0
Some College + 280 256 91.8 87.5-94.7 23 7.7 4.9-12.0 0 0.0 . - . 1 0.5 0.1- 3.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 103 86 81.3 70.4-88.8 14 12.5 7.1-21.2 1 2.8 0.4-17.3 2 3.4 0.8-12.8
$50,000+ 177 161 90.9 84.8-94.7 13 7.0 3.8-12.5 1 1.1 0.2- 7.4 2 1.0 0.2- 4.4

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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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