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2005 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina**

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?*

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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 7,332 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
-Piedmont NC 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
GENDER
Male 1,507 1,148 76.9 74.1-79.5 254 16.2 14.0-18.7 41 2.4 1.7- 3.5 64 4.4 3.2- 6.1
Female 2,793 2,348 83.7 81.8-85.4 338 12.5 10.9-14.2 49 1.6 1.1- 2.4 58 2.2 1.6- 3.0
RACE
White 3,316 2,714 80.9 79.0-82.7 429 13.5 12.0-15.1 70 2.0 1.5- 2.7 103 3.6 2.8- 4.7
African American 721 585 80.4 76.3-84.0 109 15.5 12.4-19.3 15 2.1 1.0- 4.2 12 1.9 1.0- 3.8
Other Minorities 245 180 74.7 67.0-81.1 53 19.5 14.0-26.6 5 2.3 0.9- 6.0 7 3.5 1.3- 9.1
HISPANIC
Hispanic 223 154 71.4 63.1-78.5 59 23.9 17.4-31.8 4 1.7 0.6- 4.8 6 3.0 1.0- 9.1
Non-Hispanic 4,076 3,341 81.1 79.4-82.7 533 13.5 12.2-15.0 86 2.1 1.6- 2.7 116 3.3 2.6- 4.2
AGE
18-24 206 159 78.6 71.1-84.6 34 14.8 10.0-21.4 5 1.8 0.7- 4.7 8 4.8 2.1-10.5
25-34 804 623 74.3 70.1-78.1 134 18.2 15.0-22.0 19 2.6 1.5- 4.6 28 4.9 3.1- 7.6
35-44 1,208 997 84.7 82.2-86.9 168 12.4 10.4-14.8 18 1.3 0.7- 2.2 25 1.6 1.0- 2.5
45-54 1,157 952 80.2 77.1-83.0 145 14.0 11.6-16.8 25 2.4 1.5- 3.9 35 3.4 2.3- 4.9
55-64 742 617 83.2 79.6-86.2 92 12.6 9.9-16.0 16 1.9 1.1- 3.2 17 2.3 1.3- 4.0
65-74 136 110 83.5 74.9-89.5 15 9.1 5.0-16.0 5 3.6 1.1-10.9 6 3.8 1.5- 9.4
75+ 26 19 75.6 54.8-88.8 2 5.1 1.2-19.4 2 6.6 1.5-24.2 3 12.7 4.0-33.4
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 296 198 66.7 58.9-73.7 73 23.4 17.6-30.4 16 4.1 2.3- 7.4 9 5.8 2.5-12.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,064 791 72.7 68.6-76.4 202 20.2 16.9-23.9 34 3.0 1.9- 4.5 37 4.1 2.5- 6.7
Some Post-H.S. 1,089 876 79.6 76.3-82.6 162 15.9 13.3-18.9 22 2.1 1.2- 3.8 29 2.4 1.5- 3.6
College Graduate 1,851 1,631 87.4 85.4-89.2 155 8.7 7.2-10.4 18 1.1 0.6- 1.9 47 2.9 2.1- 4.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 164 127 77.2 67.9-84.4 24 14.7 9.2-22.8 8 4.7 1.9-11.0 5 3.4 1.2- 9.7
$15,000- 24,999 544 394 71.3 65.2-76.8 108 20.8 16.2-26.4 20 2.6 1.5- 4.2 22 5.3 2.7-10.1
$25,000- 34,999 533 425 77.1 71.8-81.7 77 15.8 11.9-20.7 12 2.8 1.4- 5.6 19 4.3 2.5- 7.1
$35,000- 49,999 684 532 76.3 71.7-80.4 112 17.2 13.8-21.4 17 2.5 1.2- 5.1 23 4.0 2.4- 6.6
$50,000-74,999 784 633 80.4 76.6-83.7 120 15.1 12.4-18.4 11 1.6 0.8- 3.2 20 2.9 1.5- 5.4
$75,000+ 1,218 1,074 87.1 84.5-89.3 104 9.2 7.4-11.5 14 1.2 0.7- 2.3 26 2.5 1.6- 3.9
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 733 580 81.1 77.3-84.5 94 11.6 8.9-14.9 26 3.1 1.9- 5.1 33 4.2 2.8- 6.2
No 3,545 2,897 80.2 78.3-81.9 497 14.9 13.4-16.6 62 1.8 1.3- 2.4 89 3.1 2.4- 4.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 333 268 81.3 75.4-86.0 44 13.6 9.5-19.1 9 1.9 0.9- 4.1 12 3.2 1.7- 6.1
Non-Veteran 3,965 3,226 80.3 78.5-81.9 548 14.4 13.0-15.9 81 2.0 1.5- 2.7 110 3.3 2.6- 4.2

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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, 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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