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2005 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina**

Secondhand Smoke Policy

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  Total
Respond.^
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
-Piedmont NC 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
GENDER
Male 3,439 2,536 76.5 74.6-78.3 258 7.7 6.6- 9.0 209 5.4 4.5- 6.5 436 10.4 9.2-11.7
Female 5,988 4,585 78.0 76.6-79.3 458 7.4 6.6- 8.3 247 4.0 3.3- 4.7 698 10.6 9.6-11.6
RACE
White 7,356 5,555 76.5 75.2-77.8 528 7.4 6.6- 8.3 370 4.8 4.2- 5.6 903 11.3 10.4-12.3
African American 1,500 1,051 72.5 69.4-75.4 167 10.4 8.6-12.6 77 6.1 4.5- 8.2 205 11.0 9.3-12.9
Other Minorities 532 483 91.7 88.4-94.2 20 3.8 2.2- 6.5 8 1.0 0.4- 2.3 21 3.5 2.1- 5.8
HISPANIC
Hispanic 544 490 90.6 86.9-93.3 25 5.4 3.3- 8.8 11 1.2 0.6- 2.4 18 2.8 1.6- 4.9
Non-Hispanic 8,878 6,627 75.8 74.6-77.0 691 7.8 7.1- 8.6 444 5.0 4.4- 5.7 1,116 11.4 10.5-12.2
AGE
18-24 423 331 79.5 74.4-83.8 39 8.4 5.7-12.2 17 4.3 2.4- 7.6 36 7.8 5.3-11.3
25-34 1,312 1,074 81.7 78.8-84.3 111 7.8 6.2- 9.7 28 3.1 1.9- 5.0 99 7.4 5.7- 9.6
35-44 1,831 1,445 80.1 77.8-82.2 156 7.9 6.5- 9.5 73 3.9 3.0- 5.1 157 8.2 6.8- 9.9
45-54 1,804 1,296 72.6 70.0-75.1 158 9.1 7.5-10.9 106 5.6 4.4- 7.2 244 12.7 11.0-14.6
55-64 1,706 1,240 73.9 71.3-76.4 115 6.3 5.1- 7.8 111 7.3 5.8- 9.1 240 12.5 10.8-14.4
65-74 1,269 917 73.7 70.8-76.5 83 5.7 4.4- 7.2 72 5.6 4.3- 7.4 197 15.0 12.8-17.5
75+ 1,035 782 75.0 71.7-78.1 48 5.0 3.7- 6.9 48 3.7 2.7- 5.2 157 16.2 13.6-19.1
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,463 1,015 71.6 68.0-74.9 99 7.6 5.6-10.2 116 6.5 4.9- 8.5 233 14.3 12.0-17.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 2,674 1,821 69.8 67.4-72.1 285 10.5 9.1-12.2 183 7.0 5.8- 8.5 385 12.7 11.1-14.4
Some Post-H.S. 2,251 1,680 75.9 73.5-78.2 188 8.1 6.8- 9.6 90 4.6 3.4- 6.2 293 11.4 9.8-13.2
College Graduate 3,023 2,594 87.2 85.7-88.6 142 4.8 3.9- 5.8 65 1.8 1.3- 2.6 222 6.1 5.3- 7.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,015 685 67.3 62.7-71.5 94 12.5 9.2-16.8 81 6.9 5.2- 9.2 155 13.3 10.7-16.3
$15,000- 24,999 1,588 1,086 71.4 68.1-74.6 154 8.2 6.6-10.2 97 6.6 4.9- 8.8 251 13.8 11.6-16.3
$25,000- 34,999 1,117 740 68.4 64.6-71.9 115 10.3 8.2-12.7 68 5.7 4.0- 8.1 194 15.6 13.1-18.6
$35,000- 49,999 1,238 940 77.7 74.7-80.4 98 8.5 6.7-10.6 47 3.6 2.6- 5.1 153 10.3 8.5-12.4
$50,000-74,999 1,291 1,042 80.4 77.4-83.1 84 6.6 5.0- 8.5 42 3.5 2.3- 5.3 123 9.5 7.6-11.9
$75,000+ 1,777 1,542 87.2 85.2-88.9 76 4.8 3.7- 6.1 43 2.6 1.8- 3.7 116 5.5 4.4- 6.8
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 2,806 1,926 69.3 66.9-71.6 241 8.7 7.3-10.3 196 7.6 6.3- 9.3 443 14.4 12.9-16.1
No 6,554 5,148 80.0 78.7-81.3 468 7.1 6.4- 8.0 253 3.6 3.0- 4.3 685 9.2 8.3-10.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,127 805 71.6 68.0-74.9 86 8.5 6.6-10.9 67 6.4 4.5- 9.0 169 13.5 11.4-16.0
Non-Veteran 8,296 6,314 78.0 76.8-79.2 629 7.4 6.7- 8.2 389 4.4 3.9- 5.1 964 10.1 9.3-11.0

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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, 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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