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2005 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina**

Tobacco Use Prevention

In the past 12 months, have you ever asked a stranger not to smoke around you, in order to avoid exposure to their tobacco smoke?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 16,723 3,485 22.2 21.3-23.1 13,238 77.8 76.9-78.7
-Piedmont NC 9,397 1,894 21.7 20.5-22.9 7,503 78.3 77.1-79.5
GENDER
Male 3,430 689 21.3 19.4-23.3 2,741 78.7 76.7-80.6
Female 5,967 1,205 22.0 20.6-23.5 4,762 78.0 76.5-79.4
RACE
White 7,338 1,323 18.7 17.5-20.0 6,015 81.3 80.0-82.5
African American 1,492 406 29.1 25.8-32.5 1,086 70.9 67.5-74.2
Other Minorities 528 157 31.0 25.8-36.7 371 69.0 63.3-74.2
HISPANIC
Hispanic 542 149 29.4 24.3-35.0 393 70.6 65.0-75.7
Non-Hispanic 8,849 1,744 20.8 19.6-22.0 7,105 79.2 78.0-80.4
AGE
18-24 417 141 31.7 26.3-37.7 276 68.3 62.3-73.7
25-34 1,306 334 25.4 22.5-28.5 972 74.6 71.5-77.5
35-44 1,829 385 20.4 18.3-22.8 1,444 79.6 77.2-81.7
45-54 1,803 385 20.5 18.3-23.0 1,418 79.5 77.0-81.7
55-64 1,701 340 19.3 17.2-21.7 1,361 80.7 78.3-82.8
65-74 1,268 197 16.8 14.3-19.5 1,071 83.2 80.5-85.7
75+ 1,026 105 10.7 8.6-13.3 921 89.3 86.7-91.4
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,455 297 25.0 21.3-29.1 1,158 75.0 70.9-78.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 2,664 541 22.6 20.4-25.0 2,123 77.4 75.0-79.6
Some Post-H.S. 2,246 439 20.3 18.1-22.6 1,807 79.7 77.4-81.9
College Graduate 3,016 613 20.2 18.5-22.1 2,403 79.8 77.9-81.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,008 251 27.4 23.5-31.7 757 72.6 68.3-76.5
$15,000- 24,999 1,585 335 23.6 20.6-26.9 1,250 76.4 73.1-79.4
$25,000- 34,999 1,115 236 25.4 21.7-29.4 879 74.6 70.6-78.3
$35,000- 49,999 1,234 219 18.8 15.4-22.7 1,015 81.2 77.3-84.6
$50,000-74,999 1,287 253 20.0 17.3-23.0 1,034 80.0 77.0-82.7
$75,000+ 1,770 348 19.7 17.4-22.1 1,422 80.3 77.9-82.6
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 2,798 634 24.3 22.1-26.6 2,164 75.7 73.4-77.9
No 6,545 1,254 20.9 19.5-22.4 5,291 79.1 77.6-80.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,119 199 17.8 15.1-20.9 920 82.2 79.1-84.9
Non-Veteran 8,274 1,694 22.2 20.9-23.5 6,580 77.8 76.5-79.1

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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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