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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 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%)
North Carolina 7,339 6,650 89.2 88.1-90.3 364 6.0 5.1- 7.0 139 2.0 1.6- 2.5 186 2.8 2.3- 3.4
COUNTY/REGIONS***
Alamance 199 184 92.4 86.8-95.7 8 4.5 2.0- 9.8 4 1.6 0.6- 4.3 3 1.5 0.5- 4.8
Buncombe 184 177 92.7 81.2-97.4 2 5.0 1.1-19.1 0 0.0 . - . 5 2.3 0.9- 5.8
Cabarrus 196 178 91.6 86.2-95.0 9 3.9 1.8- 8.2 2 0.9 0.2- 4.4 7 3.6 1.6- 7.9
Catawba 181 173 95.7 91.1-97.9 6 2.8 1.2- 6.5 1 0.6 0.1- 4.0 1 0.9 0.1- 6.4
Cumberland 213 186 85.7 79.1-90.5 13 7.0 3.9-12.3 3 1.1 0.3- 3.9 11 6.1 3.1-11.6
Davidson 179 149 79.7 70.3-86.7 18 11.1 6.5-18.5 3 2.5 0.8- 7.6 9 6.7 2.6-16.2
Durham 249 234 92.8 87.7-95.8 9 5.1 2.5-10.0 3 0.8 0.2- 2.5 3 1.4 0.4- 4.4
Forsyth 216 191 87.9 81.5-92.2 15 8.9 5.1-15.0 3 0.6 0.2- 2.0 7 2.6 1.0- 6.2
Gaston 165 151 92.1 86.1-95.6 8 5.4 2.4-11.4 1 0.5 0.1- 3.8 5 2.0 0.8- 5.0
Guilford 217 189 83.3 75.2-89.2 12 7.9 4.0-15.1 9 4.8 2.3-10.0 7 3.9 1.4-10.3
Iredell 179 153 86.6 79.8-91.3 13 7.0 3.9-12.2 8 3.8 1.6- 8.6 5 2.7 0.9- 7.7
Johnston 169 157 93.1 87.3-96.4 5 2.0 0.8- 5.0 5 3.5 1.3- 9.2 2 1.4 0.3- 5.6
Mecklenburg 431 397 91.6 87.5-94.4 17 3.7 2.1- 6.3 9 2.0 0.9- 4.4 8 2.7 1.1- 6.5
New Hanover 184 169 91.5 85.8-95.0 8 4.5 2.2- 9.2 2 1.7 0.4- 6.6 5 2.3 0.9- 5.8
Onslow 169 153 92.1 86.5-95.5 10 5.3 2.7-10.1 1 0.2 0.0- 1.3 5 2.4 0.8- 6.8
Orange 223 217 97.2 92.3-99.0 2 1.0 0.2- 4.0 2 1.5 0.3- 7.6 2 0.3 0.1- 1.4
Pitt 193 174 90.2 84.3-94.0 13 7.2 4.0-12.8 3 1.3 0.4- 4.5 3 1.3 0.4- 4.3
Randolph 205 176 85.3 78.2-90.4 15 8.6 4.8-14.9 6 1.9 0.7- 4.9 8 4.1 1.7- 9.8
Robeson 171 153 89.5 82.7-93.8 13 7.9 4.2-14.4 2 0.6 0.1- 2.5 3 1.9 0.5- 6.7
Rowan 185 164 88.4 80.8-93.3 10 7.0 3.1-14.9 9 3.5 1.7- 7.1 2 1.1 0.3- 4.3
Union 188 175 89.9 82.6-94.3 7 4.3 1.8-10.0 4 3.8 1.4-10.1 2 2.0 0.5- 7.7
Wake 465 437 93.4 89.5-95.9 13 3.4 1.5- 7.3 3 0.7 0.2- 2.8 12 2.5 1.3- 4.5
Carteret/Currituck/Craven/Dare/Hyde/Pamlico 185 166 85.2 76.0-91.3 8 8.4 3.7-18.0 4 2.1 0.7- 6.1 7 4.3 1.8- 9.9
Northeast Partnership II 206 182 85.6 77.9-90.9 13 7.1 3.8-12.8 4 3.2 1.0- 9.3 7 4.1 1.5-10.5
Northeast Partnership I 166 151 91.3 85.4-94.9 7 4.4 2.0- 9.4 5 2.8 1.1- 6.9 3 1.5 0.4- 5.1
Franklin/Nash/Wilson 178 159 88.6 81.9-93.1 7 4.8 2.0-11.0 9 4.8 2.4- 9.3 3 1.8 0.6- 5.7
Duplin/Greene/Harn./Jones/Lenoir/Samp./Wayne 221 193 81.4 69.4-89.5 17 14.3 6.9-27.5 6 2.4 0.9- 6.2 5 1.8 0.7- 4.9
Bladen/Brunswick/Columbus/Pender 139 129 91.5 84.3-95.6 4 3.1 1.2- 8.2 2 1.9 0.4- 8.1 4 3.4 1.1- 9.9
Caswell/Granville/Person/Vance 214 194 89.5 83.4-93.5 14 7.1 4.0-12.3 2 1.6 0.3- 7.8 4 1.8 0.6- 4.9
Chatham/Lee/Moore 188 172 90.3 83.6-94.5 9 6.3 3.0-13.0 4 2.0 0.7- 5.6 3 1.4 0.4- 4.7
Anson/Hoke/Montgo./Richmond/Scotland/Stanly 245 228 94.1 89.6-96.7 11 4.0 1.9- 8.4 3 1.2 0.4- 4.1 3 0.6 0.2- 2.1
Davie/Rockingham/Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 181 156 83.7 75.6-89.4 14 9.1 4.8-16.4 4 2.2 0.8- 6.0 7 5.1 2.3-11.0
Alleghany/Ashe/Avery/Watauga/Wilkes 165 150 90.5 84.0-94.5 5 3.7 1.4- 9.7 5 2.5 1.0- 6.2 5 3.2 1.3- 7.9
Alexander/Burke/Caldwell/Cleve./Lincoln 208 185 86.5 78.7-91.7 12 7.5 3.6-15.0 3 2.7 0.8- 8.5 8 3.4 1.6- 7.0
Mountain AHEC (Excludes Buncombe) 282 248 89.2 83.7-93.0 17 4.5 2.5- 7.9 5 2.6 0.9- 7.5 12 3.7 1.8- 7.8
NORTHEASTERN PARTNERSHIP**
Yes 440 389 85.7 80.7-89.6 24 6.5 4.1-10.2 11 3.0 1.5- 6.0 16 4.8 2.6- 8.7
No 6,899 6,261 89.4 88.2-90.5 340 5.9 5.1- 7.0 128 1.9 1.5- 2.4 170 2.7 2.2- 3.3
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 2,250 2,022 87.5 84.9-89.7 123 7.3 5.4- 9.8 45 2.3 1.6- 3.2 60 2.9 2.1- 4.0
Piedmont 4,306 3,922 90.0 88.7-91.3 206 5.6 4.6- 6.7 79 1.7 1.3- 2.3 99 2.7 2.0- 3.4
Western NC 783 706 89.1 85.5-91.8 35 5.2 3.3- 8.3 15 2.5 1.3- 4.7 27 3.2 2.0- 5.1
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS(AHEC)****
Mountain AHEC 466 425 90.4 85.7-93.6 19 4.6 2.4- 8.7 5 1.7 0.6- 5.0 17 3.3 1.8- 5.9
Northwest 1,359 1,197 86.7 84.0-88.9 88 7.7 5.9- 9.9 36 2.5 1.7- 3.9 38 3.1 2.1- 4.6
Charlotte 1,138 1,046 91.4 89.0-93.3 48 4.3 3.0- 6.1 17 1.7 1.0- 2.9 27 2.7 1.6- 4.4
Greensboro 997 907 87.3 83.5-90.4 45 6.7 4.5-10.0 23 2.8 1.6- 4.9 22 3.1 1.7- 5.7
Southern Regional 720 647 86.5 79.7-91.2 40 8.7 4.5-16.2 12 1.6 0.8- 3.1 21 3.2 1.9- 5.4
Coastal 324 299 91.9 88.0-94.7 13 4.1 2.3- 7.2 3 1.4 0.4- 4.6 9 2.5 1.2- 5.1
Wake 1,179 1,099 92.9 90.6-94.8 42 3.9 2.5- 6.1 16 1.1 0.6- 2.1 22 2.0 1.3- 3.2
Area L 273 246 88.9 83.3-92.8 11 3.7 1.8- 7.4 11 4.7 2.5- 8.6 5 2.7 0.9- 7.7
Eastern 883 784 86.0 82.3-89.0 58 9.0 6.5-12.4 16 2.1 1.1- 3.8 25 3.0 1.8- 4.8

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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, 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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