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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 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
-Piedmont NC 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
GENDER
Male 1,510 1,310 86.5 84.0-88.6 103 7.7 6.0- 9.8 44 2.2 1.5- 3.2 53 3.6 2.6- 5.1
Female 2,796 2,612 93.5 92.2-94.5 103 3.5 2.8- 4.5 35 1.3 0.9- 2.0 46 1.7 1.2- 2.4
RACE
White 3,317 3,015 89.8 88.2-91.2 157 5.7 4.6- 7.0 61 1.6 1.2- 2.2 84 2.9 2.2- 3.8
African American 724 674 93.2 90.3-95.2 28 3.8 2.4- 6.0 12 1.5 0.7- 3.6 10 1.5 0.7- 3.4
Other Minorities 247 216 85.6 78.6-90.6 21 8.7 5.1-14.3 6 3.3 1.3- 8.1 4 2.4 0.6- 8.6
HISPANIC
Hispanic 222 188 83.4 75.7-89.1 26 11.2 6.9-17.8 5 3.0 1.1- 8.0 3 2.3 0.5- 9.4
Non-Hispanic 4,083 3,733 90.6 89.2-91.8 180 5.1 4.2- 6.2 74 1.6 1.2- 2.2 96 2.7 2.1- 3.5
AGE
18-24 206 180 87.5 80.5-92.2 17 8.2 4.4-14.9 4 1.6 0.5- 5.0 5 2.7 1.1- 6.6
25-34 805 722 86.9 83.2-89.8 41 6.2 4.2- 9.0 21 3.0 1.8- 4.9 21 4.0 2.4- 6.7
35-44 1,213 1,126 94.0 92.3-95.3 47 3.4 2.4- 4.9 18 1.2 0.7- 2.0 22 1.4 0.8- 2.3
45-54 1,156 1,042 88.2 85.4-90.5 65 7.3 5.5- 9.7 18 1.4 0.8- 2.6 31 3.1 2.0- 4.7
55-64 743 686 92.3 89.7-94.3 29 4.0 2.7- 6.0 15 1.5 0.8- 2.7 13 2.2 1.2- 4.0
65-74 136 122 91.2 83.8-95.4 6 5.2 2.0-13.2 2 1.0 0.2- 4.1 6 2.6 1.1- 5.9
75+ 26 23 91.1 73.4-97.4 1 1.9 0.3-12.5 1 2.4 0.3-15.4 1 4.7 0.6-26.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 296 246 80.9 73.5-86.6 33 11.4 7.4-17.2 10 2.2 1.1- 4.5 7 5.5 2.2-12.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,063 933 85.5 81.7-88.6 75 9.0 6.4-12.5 28 2.8 1.7- 4.6 27 2.7 1.6- 4.5
Some Post-H.S. 1,089 993 91.2 88.8-93.2 55 5.3 3.8- 7.2 15 1.5 0.7- 3.1 26 2.0 1.2- 3.2
College Graduate 1,858 1,750 93.5 91.9-94.8 43 2.9 2.0- 4.1 26 1.2 0.8- 1.9 39 2.4 1.7- 3.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 164 145 90.0 83.5-94.1 11 5.1 2.6- 9.7 6 4.3 1.7-10.4 2 0.6 0.1- 2.3
$15,000- 24,999 544 469 85.5 80.3-89.5 43 9.5 6.2-14.3 12 1.5 0.8- 2.7 20 3.6 1.8- 6.9
$25,000- 34,999 535 491 89.0 84.3-92.4 15 4.6 2.2- 9.1 15 3.2 1.8- 5.7 14 3.2 1.7- 6.0
$35,000- 49,999 686 612 88.4 84.6-91.3 36 5.7 3.8- 8.5 19 2.5 1.2- 5.1 19 3.3 1.8- 5.9
$50,000-74,999 783 713 89.0 85.0-92.0 41 6.3 4.0- 9.8 14 1.8 0.9- 3.3 15 2.9 1.5- 5.7
$75,000+ 1,220 1,151 93.6 91.6-95.2 41 4.0 2.8- 5.7 8 0.5 0.2- 1.2 20 1.9 1.1- 3.1
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 734 658 91.3 88.6-93.4 34 4.1 2.6- 6.3 19 1.8 1.0- 3.1 23 2.8 1.7- 4.6
No 3,551 3,246 89.8 88.2-91.2 172 5.9 4.8- 7.2 58 1.7 1.2- 2.3 75 2.6 1.9- 3.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 335 298 85.1 77.5-90.5 18 10.0 5.3-18.0 8 1.4 0.6- 3.4 11 3.5 1.7- 7.0
Non-Veteran 3,969 3,622 90.5 89.2-91.7 188 5.2 4.3- 6.2 71 1.8 1.3- 2.4 88 2.6 1.9- 3.4

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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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