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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 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
-Wake County 465 437 93.4 89.5-95.9 13 3.4 1.5- 7.3 3 0.7 0.2- 2.8 12 2.5 1.3- 4.5
GENDER
Male 197 184 92.0 85.1-95.8 4 3.7 1.1-11.6 2 1.1 0.2- 5.1 7 3.2 1.5- 6.8
Female 268 253 95.3 91.7-97.4 9 3.0 1.3- 6.4 1 0.2 0.0- 1.5 5 1.6 0.6- 3.8
RACE
White 357 335 93.3 88.4-96.2 11 3.9 1.6- 9.1 1 0.2 0.0- 1.3 10 2.6 1.3- 5.1
Other 101 96 94.2 85.1-97.9 2 2.1 0.4-10.4 2 2.4 0.4-11.6 1 1.3 0.2- 8.8
AGE
18-44 272 256 93.3 87.6-96.4 9 4.0 1.6- 9.9 3 1.0 0.3- 4.0 4 1.7 0.6- 4.6
45+ 193 181 93.8 89.0-96.6 4 2.0 0.7- 5.6 0 0.0 . - . 8 4.2 2.0- 8.5
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 72 64 83.6 65.6-93.2 4 11.6 3.5-31.7 2 3.1 0.6-15.0 2 1.6 0.4- 6.5
Some College + 393 373 95.6 92.9-97.2 9 1.6 0.8- 3.3 1 0.2 0.0- 1.2 10 2.7 1.4- 5.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 145 134 93.0 86.5-96.5 6 3.7 1.3-10.0 0 0.0 . - . 5 3.3 1.3- 8.0
$50,000+ 281 268 94.2 88.2-97.3 6 3.5 1.1-10.4 1 0.2 0.0- 1.6 6 2.1 0.9- 5.0

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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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