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2005 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

Secondhand Smoke Policy"

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Not allowed anywhere Allowed in some places Allowed anywhere No rules about smoking
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 16,780 12,461 75.1 74.2-76.0 1,382 8.6 8.0- 9.2 886 5.1 4.7- 5.6 2,051 11.2 10.6-11.9
COUNTY/REGIONS***
Alamance 447 328 75.8 70.8-80.2 33 7.2 4.9-10.6 23 5.0 3.2- 7.9 63 11.9 8.9-15.9
Buncombe 442 341 76.5 70.6-81.5 33 10.1 6.2-16.0 30 6.6 4.4- 9.9 38 6.9 4.8- 9.7
Cabarrus 416 336 82.3 77.2-86.4 27 6.3 3.8-10.4 21 5.1 3.0- 8.6 32 6.3 4.2- 9.3
Catawba 437 330 75.6 70.3-80.2 28 7.4 5.0-10.8 21 5.7 3.2- 9.9 58 11.3 8.4-15.2
Cumberland 445 352 78.0 72.2-82.8 40 10.6 6.8-16.2 19 4.5 2.6- 7.4 34 7.0 4.8-10.0
Davidson 444 304 69.6 63.3-75.2 36 8.8 5.3-14.1 38 7.3 5.1-10.4 66 14.4 10.3-19.7
Durham 457 370 81.8 76.5-86.1 31 7.9 4.8-12.7 13 2.3 1.2- 4.4 43 8.0 5.5-11.4
Forsyth 448 318 74.0 68.9-78.6 39 8.6 5.9-12.4 22 4.1 2.6- 6.5 69 13.3 10.0-17.3
Gaston 436 304 67.4 60.8-73.4 45 13.1 8.3-20.1 22 5.3 3.3- 8.4 65 14.2 10.7-18.6
Guilford 456 349 76.4 71.1-81.1 32 7.4 5.0-10.8 18 5.9 3.4-10.2 57 10.3 7.4-14.1
Iredell 393 289 75.1 69.6-79.8 33 8.2 5.6-11.9 21 3.9 2.4- 6.2 50 12.9 9.3-17.6
Johnston 379 289 77.1 70.6-82.5 31 8.8 5.5-13.6 14 2.3 1.3- 4.2 45 11.8 7.6-17.7
Mecklenburg 855 705 84.9 81.9-87.5 50 5.1 3.6- 7.3 20 1.9 1.1- 3.2 80 8.1 6.3-10.3
New Hanover 437 355 84.9 80.7-88.3 24 4.5 2.9- 6.9 18 3.4 2.0- 5.7 40 7.2 4.8-10.7
Onslow 386 305 78.8 72.9-83.7 35 11.6 7.7-17.1 15 2.3 1.3- 4.1 31 7.3 4.8-11.0
Orange 416 371 89.8 83.8-93.7 13 5.1 2.0-12.3 12 1.9 1.0- 3.5 20 3.3 2.0- 5.4
Pitt 432 325 79.8 75.1-83.8 46 8.8 6.3-12.1 15 3.4 1.8- 6.2 46 8.1 5.7-11.2
Randolph 444 323 74.8 69.9-79.1 32 6.4 4.4- 9.3 30 6.1 4.0- 9.1 59 12.7 9.5-16.6
Robeson 437 290 65.9 60.1-71.3 58 15.7 11.7-20.8 35 8.5 5.8-12.4 54 9.9 7.3-13.2
Rowan 458 329 73.3 67.8-78.2 43 10.0 6.8-14.3 32 6.7 4.1-10.9 54 10.0 7.5-13.4
Union 373 306 81.8 76.5-86.1 19 5.7 3.4- 9.4 16 5.4 2.9- 9.9 32 7.1 4.8-10.2
Wake 839 685 83.8 80.6-86.5 58 6.1 4.6- 8.2 27 3.3 2.0- 5.4 69 6.8 5.1- 8.9
Carteret/Currituck/Craven/Dare/Hyde/Pamlico 457 328 70.4 64.2-75.9 44 11.1 7.5-16.1 27 6.5 3.5-11.7 58 12.0 8.9-16.1
Northeast Partnership II 493 345 70.4 65.0-75.3 44 10.5 6.9-15.5 32 6.3 4.3- 9.0 72 12.8 9.8-16.6
Northeast Partnership I 502 336 65.5 59.6-71.0 52 12.1 8.8-16.4 39 7.3 5.0-10.5 75 15.1 10.8-20.7
Franklin/Nash/Wilson 415 304 74.9 69.3-79.8 32 7.1 4.6-10.6 20 4.6 2.6- 8.1 59 13.4 9.8-18.1
Duplin/Greene/Harn./Jones/Lenoir/Samp./Wayne 509 359 68.6 62.5-74.2 52 9.8 7.2-13.1 31 6.0 4.0- 8.8 67 15.6 10.8-22.1
Bladen/Brunswick/Columbus/Pender 414 281 66.0 60.3-71.4 37 11.8 8.1-16.8 30 6.8 4.6-10.1 66 15.4 11.7-19.9
Caswell/Granville/Person/Vance 467 306 65.2 59.5-70.6 62 14.7 10.8-19.7 24 5.8 3.5- 9.5 75 14.2 10.9-18.4
Chatham/Lee/Moore 516 388 77.9 73.5-81.8 38 7.3 5.1-10.3 26 5.4 3.3- 8.5 64 9.4 7.1-12.3
Anson/Hoke/Montgo./Richmond/Scotland/Stanly 624 440 70.1 65.1-74.7 55 8.2 6.1-11.1 35 5.6 3.8- 8.2 94 16.0 12.2-20.8
Davie/Rockingham/Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 463 299 64.8 59.3-70.0 46 10.4 7.4-14.4 39 8.9 6.0-13.1 79 15.8 12.3-20.2
Alleghany/Ashe/Avery/Watauga/Wilkes 399 274 68.9 62.8-74.5 39 10.9 7.4-15.8 26 5.4 3.5- 8.2 60 14.8 10.8-20.0
Alexander/Burke/Caldwell/Cleve./Lincoln 498 355 72.3 67.0-77.0 41 7.8 5.4-11.1 30 6.2 3.9- 9.7 72 13.7 10.2-18.1
Mountain AHEC (Excludes Buncombe) 746 542 71.6 66.8-76.0 54 8.6 5.6-12.8 45 6.1 4.2- 8.7 105 13.7 10.8-17.3
NORTHEASTERN PARTNERSHIP**
Yes 1,149 789 66.9 63.0-70.7 106 11.1 8.5-14.4 80 7.1 5.2- 9.7 174 14.8 12.2-17.9
No 15,631 11,672 75.6 74.6-76.5 1,276 8.5 7.9- 9.1 806 5.0 4.5- 5.5 1,877 11.0 10.3-11.7
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 5,398 3,939 72.7 71.0-74.4 503 10.1 9.0-11.4 299 5.3 4.5- 6.2 657 11.8 10.6-13.2
Piedmont 9,427 7,121 77.3 76.1-78.4 716 7.6 6.9- 8.3 456 4.7 4.1- 5.3 1,134 10.5 9.7-11.3
Western NC 1,955 1,401 71.6 68.8-74.3 163 9.5 7.6-11.8 131 6.3 5.2- 7.8 260 12.5 10.8-14.5
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS(AHEC)****
Mountain AHEC 1,188 883 73.2 69.5-76.6 87 9.1 6.6-12.3 75 6.2 4.7- 8.2 143 11.5 9.4-14.0
Northwest 3,200 2,252 71.1 69.0-73.2 281 9.3 8.0-10.8 206 5.7 4.8- 6.8 461 13.8 12.3-15.4
Charlotte 2,479 1,952 79.9 77.6-81.9 164 6.5 5.2- 8.0 100 3.9 3.0- 5.1 263 9.7 8.3-11.4
Greensboro 2,168 1,644 75.9 73.2-78.3 149 7.3 5.9- 9.0 107 5.9 4.4- 7.8 268 10.9 9.3-12.8
Southern Regional 1,742 1,259 71.1 67.5-74.4 172 10.6 8.7-12.9 102 5.7 4.5- 7.1 209 12.7 9.9-16.1
Coastal 847 634 75.5 71.8-78.9 65 9.1 6.8-12.0 44 4.5 3.2- 6.2 104 11.0 8.7-13.7
Wake 2,367 1,824 80.4 78.3-82.4 199 7.6 6.3- 9.1 90 3.5 2.6- 4.7 254 8.5 7.2- 9.9
Area L 680 460 68.0 63.2-72.5 65 10.4 7.7-14.1 51 5.9 4.2- 8.1 104 15.7 12.3-19.8
Eastern 2,109 1,553 73.4 70.8-75.9 200 10.3 8.6-12.3 111 5.8 4.4- 7.6 245 10.5 9.0-12.2

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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, Edgecombe, 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.

*** 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.
Mountain Area Health Education Center (AHEC): Buncombe, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Swain, Transylvania, and Yancey counties.

****Learn about the NC Area Health Education Centers Program

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