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2005 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern North Carolina**

Secondhand 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 7,332 5,928 79.3 77.9-80.6 1,020 14.9 13.8-16.0 154 2.3 1.8- 2.8 230 3.6 2.9- 4.3
-Eastern NC 2,251 1,797 77.1 74.3-79.7 331 16.5 14.5-18.8 49 2.4 1.7- 3.4 74 4.0 2.5- 6.3
GENDER
Male 694 508 70.6 65.4-75.4 132 20.7 17.0-25.0 22 3.0 1.9- 4.8 32 5.7 2.8-11.1
Female 1,557 1,289 82.4 79.8-84.6 199 13.1 11.1-15.5 27 1.9 1.2- 3.0 42 2.6 1.8- 3.7
RACE
White 1,512 1,226 79.6 76.8-82.2 194 14.2 11.9-16.7 37 2.8 1.9- 4.1 55 3.4 2.5- 4.7
African American 548 426 73.8 68.2-78.8 101 22.1 17.4-27.7 8 1.5 0.6- 3.8 13 2.6 1.4- 4.6
Other Minorities 189 144 67.3 51.8-79.7 36 19.9 12.8-29.7 4 1.9 0.7- 5.2 5 10.9 2.3-39.1
HISPANIC
Hispanic 96 71 69.1 56.1-79.7 19 25.9 15.9-39.3 4 3.2 1.2- 8.5 2 1.7 0.4- 7.1
Non-Hispanic 2,153 1,724 77.6 74.8-80.2 312 15.9 13.9-18.2 45 2.4 1.7- 3.3 72 4.1 2.5- 6.6
AGE
18-24 111 87 74.4 58.8-85.6 19 15.2 8.3-26.2 1 1.2 0.2- 8.3 4 9.1 2.1-31.7
25-34 423 332 75.3 69.5-80.3 75 20.8 16.0-26.5 11 2.8 1.4- 5.3 5 1.2 0.5- 3.0
35-44 590 469 76.3 71.7-80.3 93 17.9 14.3-22.1 11 2.3 1.1- 4.7 17 3.5 2.1- 5.9
45-54 638 511 78.6 74.3-82.4 86 14.7 11.4-18.7 15 2.6 1.5- 4.6 26 4.0 2.5- 6.4
55-64 373 310 81.0 75.1-85.7 43 13.0 9.0-18.4 7 2.6 1.1- 5.8 13 3.4 1.7- 6.9
65-74 92 71 78.9 68.3-86.6 11 11.8 6.2-21.4 3 2.9 0.8- 9.5 7 6.4 2.8-14.1
75+ 17 10 74.3 46.6-90.5 4 12.7 3.6-36.2 1 5.8 0.8-33.2 2 7.2 1.6-27.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 147 94 69.5 59.0-78.2 38 23.2 15.3-33.5 8 3.5 1.6- 7.3 7 3.8 1.5- 9.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 653 465 66.2 59.9-72.0 137 22.4 18.1-27.5 19 3.7 2.2- 6.2 32 7.6 3.6-15.3
Some Post-H.S. 659 530 78.7 74.1-82.7 96 16.4 12.8-20.9 13 2.1 1.0- 4.0 20 2.8 1.6- 4.6
College Graduate 791 708 88.5 85.6-90.9 59 8.9 6.7-11.6 9 1.2 0.6- 2.4 15 1.4 0.8- 2.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 121 86 70.4 57.8-80.5 23 20.8 12.1-33.4 6 2.9 1.2- 6.6 6 5.9 2.1-15.5
$15,000- 24,999 388 274 70.7 64.3-76.4 81 20.3 15.4-26.3 14 4.4 2.3- 8.2 19 4.6 2.7- 7.8
$25,000- 34,999 304 228 66.8 55.5-76.5 60 22.2 15.9-30.2 5 1.6 0.6- 4.3 11 9.4 2.7-27.7
$35,000- 49,999 376 307 79.4 73.8-84.0 51 15.9 11.7-21.2 8 2.2 1.0- 4.6 10 2.6 1.3- 5.2
$50,000-74,999 408 337 78.5 72.5-83.5 56 16.9 12.4-22.7 5 2.0 0.7- 5.2 10 2.6 1.2- 5.3
$75,000+ 477 415 86.1 81.8-89.6 44 10.0 7.0-14.0 7 1.9 0.9- 4.2 11 2.0 1.0- 3.9
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 416 323 71.6 62.4-79.2 61 18.7 13.5-25.4 8 1.7 0.8- 3.8 24 8.0 2.8-20.8
No 1,817 1,459 78.4 75.7-80.8 269 16.1 14.0-18.6 41 2.6 1.8- 3.8 48 2.9 2.1- 4.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 292 239 81.9 75.3-87.1 36 12.7 8.3-18.9 5 2.5 0.9- 6.3 12 2.9 1.5- 5.8
Non-Veteran 1,959 1,558 76.2 73.1-79.0 295 17.3 15.0-19.8 44 2.4 1.7- 3.4 62 4.1 2.4- 7.0

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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: Beaufort, Bertie, Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Edgecombe, Gates, Halifax, Hertford, Hyde, Martin, Northampton, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell, Warren, and Washington.
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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