SCHS Home Search FAQs Guestbook

North Carolina State Center for Health Statistics Navigation Bar

2005 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

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?*

View results for a demographic group:
Select a different topic:
View results for a different geographical area:
  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
COUNTY/REGIONS***
Alamance 199 164 82.7 75.6-88.0 27 14.4 9.5-21.2 6 2.0 0.8- 4.7 2 0.9 0.2- 3.8
Buncombe 183 164 86.6 77.0-92.6 14 11.0 5.5-21.0 0 0.0 . - . 5 2.3 0.9- 5.9
Cabarrus 196 146 75.2 67.3-81.6 37 19.2 13.4-26.8 5 1.3 0.5- 3.3 8 4.3 2.1- 8.9
Catawba 181 147 75.4 65.7-83.0 31 22.7 15.2-32.4 2 1.0 0.2- 4.0 1 0.9 0.1- 6.4
Cumberland 212 169 80.8 74.1-86.1 28 12.9 8.6-19.1 2 1.0 0.2- 4.1 13 5.3 2.9- 9.4
Davidson 178 125 70.3 61.2-78.1 37 17.3 12.1-24.2 4 2.6 0.7- 8.7 12 9.8 4.8-18.9
Durham 248 212 81.7 74.6-87.2 27 13.7 8.9-20.4 3 1.9 0.5- 6.7 6 2.7 1.2- 6.2
Forsyth 217 170 79.5 72.4-85.1 35 15.7 10.7-22.3 5 2.2 0.8- 5.8 7 2.6 1.0- 6.2
Gaston 165 136 79.9 71.5-86.3 26 18.4 12.3-26.7 1 0.3 0.0- 2.1 2 1.4 0.3- 6.0
Guilford 217 173 78.3 70.3-84.6 25 12.8 8.0-19.8 10 4.6 2.2- 9.6 9 4.3 1.7-10.4
Iredell 177 134 75.2 66.6-82.2 32 18.1 12.1-26.1 3 2.0 0.5- 7.6 8 4.6 2.1-10.0
Johnston 169 131 77.4 69.0-84.0 30 17.4 11.7-25.1 7 4.7 2.0-10.5 1 0.6 0.1- 4.2
Mecklenburg 429 362 82.2 76.9-86.5 50 13.2 9.5-17.9 9 2.1 1.0- 4.5 8 2.5 1.0- 6.2
New Hanover 186 163 85.3 77.3-90.8 11 6.7 3.6-12.0 4 4.4 1.3-13.8 8 3.7 1.7- 7.8
Onslow 169 143 87.3 80.6-91.9 21 10.7 6.6-17.0 1 0.2 0.0- 1.3 4 1.8 0.5- 6.1
Orange 223 209 92.4 86.6-95.9 11 5.9 3.1-11.0 1 1.3 0.2- 8.4 2 0.4 0.1- 1.7
Pitt 193 158 80.3 72.6-86.2 28 17.3 11.7-24.8 2 0.5 0.1- 2.3 5 1.9 0.7- 4.9
Randolph 205 165 81.7 74.9-87.0 27 13.6 8.9-20.0 5 1.8 0.7- 4.9 8 2.9 1.4- 6.1
Robeson 171 125 64.7 54.6-73.6 36 29.8 21.1-40.1 5 2.4 0.9- 6.1 5 3.2 1.2- 8.4
Rowan 185 150 81.5 73.5-87.5 27 13.2 8.6-19.8 4 3.1 0.8-11.6 4 2.2 0.7- 6.4
Union 188 151 75.5 66.8-82.5 26 13.7 9.0-20.3 3 2.8 0.9- 9.0 8 8.0 3.6-16.6
Wake 463 401 86.1 81.8-89.5 47 10.3 7.5-14.1 4 0.7 0.2- 1.9 11 2.9 1.4- 6.1
Carteret/Currituck/Craven/Dare/Hyde/Pamlico 186 153 78.3 68.5-85.7 21 15.2 8.7-25.3 5 2.7 1.0- 6.8 7 3.8 1.6- 8.9
Northeast Partnership II 206 159 76.2 67.6-83.0 35 17.9 11.9-26.1 4 2.4 0.6- 8.3 8 3.6 1.6- 7.7
Northeast Partnership I 165 132 74.2 61.8-83.6 24 20.5 11.6-33.6 3 1.8 0.6- 5.5 6 3.5 1.4- 8.5
Franklin/Nash/Wilson 178 142 76.5 67.1-83.8 24 17.1 10.5-26.5 8 4.3 2.1- 8.7 4 2.2 0.8- 5.9
Duplin/Greene/Harn./Jones/Lenoir/Samp./Wayne 220 169 69.7 59.0-78.7 40 21.2 15.0-29.1 4 1.3 0.4- 3.9 7 7.8 2.2-24.6
Bladen/Brunswick/Columbus/Pender 139 115 82.2 74.0-88.2 15 10.0 5.9-16.5 4 3.9 1.4-10.3 5 3.9 1.4-10.1
Caswell/Granville/Person/Vance 214 175 81.1 74.3-86.4 28 13.8 9.4-20.0 6 2.9 1.0- 7.9 5 2.1 0.8- 5.3
Chatham/Lee/Moore 188 155 81.6 74.0-87.4 24 13.1 8.4-20.1 4 2.0 0.7- 5.6 5 3.3 1.2- 8.6
Anson/Hoke/Montgo./Richmond/Scotland/Stanly 246 183 76.9 70.1-82.4 51 19.5 14.3-26.0 8 2.2 1.0- 4.5 4 1.5 0.4- 5.2
Davie/Rockingham/Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 181 123 62.2 53.0-70.7 42 29.6 21.6-39.1 5 2.6 0.9- 7.5 11 5.6 2.8-10.8
Alleghany/Ashe/Avery/Watauga/Wilkes 164 135 81.0 72.2-87.5 18 12.5 7.1-21.2 4 1.8 0.7- 5.0 7 4.6 2.1-10.0
Alexander/Burke/Caldwell/Cleve./Lincoln 209 163 76.3 68.3-82.8 31 15.6 10.2-22.9 5 3.5 1.3- 8.9 10 4.6 2.3- 9.0
Mountain AHEC (Excludes Buncombe) 282 226 81.0 73.8-86.6 34 10.2 6.5-15.4 8 5.0 2.0-12.2 14 3.8 1.9- 7.6
NORTHEASTERN PARTNERSHIP**
Yes 440 349 77.2 71.2-82.2 64 16.3 11.8-22.0 8 1.8 0.8- 4.4 19 4.7 2.8- 8.0
No 6,892 5,579 79.4 78.0-80.7 956 14.8 13.7-16.0 146 2.3 1.9- 2.9 211 3.5 2.8- 4.3
NC REGIONS***
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
Piedmont 4,300 3,496 80.4 78.7-81.9 592 14.3 13.0-15.8 90 2.0 1.5- 2.6 122 3.3 2.6- 4.2
Western NC 781 635 79.1 74.8-82.8 97 13.8 10.8-17.6 15 3.2 1.6- 6.3 34 3.9 2.6- 5.8
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS(AHEC)****
Mountain AHEC 465 390 82.9 77.4-87.3 48 10.5 7.2-15.0 8 3.3 1.3- 8.2 19 3.3 1.8- 5.9
Northwest 1,356 1,047 74.9 71.7-77.9 226 17.9 15.3-20.8 29 2.7 1.7- 4.3 54 4.5 3.3- 6.1
Charlotte 1,137 918 79.7 76.4-82.7 165 15.1 12.5-18.1 22 1.8 1.0- 2.9 32 3.4 2.2- 5.3
Greensboro 997 829 80.4 76.4-83.8 118 13.8 11.0-17.3 27 3.0 1.8- 5.0 23 2.8 1.5- 5.3
Southern Regional 720 552 73.3 67.2-78.7 125 18.6 14.9-23.0 14 1.5 0.8- 2.7 29 6.5 2.8-14.5
Coastal 326 281 84.4 79.0-88.6 26 8.9 5.9-13.2 7 3.7 1.6- 8.3 12 3.0 1.6- 5.7
Wake 1,176 986 83.6 80.6-86.2 142 12.3 10.1-15.0 23 1.5 0.9- 2.5 25 2.6 1.5- 4.3
Area L 272 213 75.4 67.8-81.7 45 19.2 13.4-26.7 8 3.4 1.6- 6.8 6 2.0 0.8- 5.1
Eastern 883 712 77.9 73.7-81.5 125 16.6 13.3-20.6 16 2.0 1.1- 3.6 30 3.5 2.2- 5.5

Back to Secondhand Smoke Policy.

* 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, 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

BRFSS Home | Annual Questionnaires | Technical Notes

This page was generated on 16AUG06.

SCHS Home | Search | FAQs | Guestbook