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2005 BRFSS Survey Results: Wake 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
-Wake County 463 401 86.1 81.8-89.5 47 10.3 7.5-14.1 4 0.7 0.2- 1.9 11 2.9 1.4- 6.1
GENDER
Male 196 163 83.1 76.2-88.4 24 11.8 7.7-17.8 3 1.0 0.3- 3.4 6 4.0 1.6- 9.8
Female 267 238 89.8 84.9-93.3 23 8.4 5.3-13.2 1 0.2 0.0- 1.5 5 1.5 0.6- 3.8
RACE
White 356 315 88.2 83.4-91.7 30 8.1 5.4-12.0 1 0.2 0.0- 1.3 10 3.5 1.6- 7.6
Other 100 80 79.7 68.7-87.5 16 16.8 9.6-27.6 3 2.2 0.6- 7.5 1 1.3 0.2- 8.8
AGE
18-44 269 230 85.2 79.3-89.6 30 10.9 7.3-16.0 4 1.0 0.3- 2.8 5 3.0 1.1- 7.9
45+ 194 171 88.1 82.1-92.3 17 9.1 5.4-14.8 0 0.0 . - . 6 2.8 1.2- 6.3
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 73 58 78.4 63.5-88.3 9 12.4 5.7-25.0 3 2.9 0.8- 9.6 3 6.3 1.4-23.9
Some College + 390 343 87.8 83.6-91.1 38 9.8 6.9-13.8 1 0.2 0.0- 1.2 8 2.1 1.0- 4.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 144 120 81.8 72.0-88.6 18 12.3 7.2-20.3 1 0.5 0.1- 3.3 5 5.5 1.8-15.2
$50,000+ 280 249 88.6 83.6-92.2 24 9.2 5.9-14.0 1 0.2 0.0- 1.6 6 2.0 0.8- 4.8

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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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