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2005 BRFSS Survey Results: Rowan County

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
-Rowan County 185 150 81.5 73.5-87.5 27 13.2 8.6-19.8 4 3.1 0.8-11.6 4 2.2 0.7- 6.4
GENDER
Male 62 45 76.5 61.6-86.8 13 15.7 8.3-27.7 2 5.0 0.9-23.6 2 2.9 0.6-11.8
Female 123 105 86.3 78.3-91.6 14 10.9 6.2-18.5 2 1.2 0.3- 5.2 2 1.5 0.3- 7.4
RACE
White 152 124 83.2 75.4-88.9 23 13.6 8.6-20.8 1 0.4 0.1- 2.8 4 2.8 0.9- 8.2
Other 33 26 75.7 49.9-90.7 4 11.9 3.8-31.7 3 12.4 2.7-42.4 0 0.0 . - .
AGE
18-44 93 77 81.2 69.3-89.2 11 12.9 7.0-22.8 4 4.9 1.2-17.7 1 1.0 0.1- 6.9
45+ 92 73 82.1 72.0-89.1 16 13.8 8.1-22.3 0 0.0 . - . 3 4.2 1.1-14.5
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 77 59 79.7 67.5-88.1 13 14.9 8.0-26.1 1 0.5 0.1- 3.4 4 4.9 1.6-14.0
Some College + 108 91 83.0 71.2-90.6 14 11.9 6.4-20.9 3 5.2 1.2-19.9 0 0.0 . - .
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 105 82 76.3 64.0-85.3 17 15.0 8.7-24.8 3 4.9 1.0-20.7 3 3.7 1.1-11.6
$50,000+ 64 52 83.1 70.9-90.8 10 15.2 7.8-27.4 1 1.3 0.2- 8.5 1 0.5 0.1- 3.3

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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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