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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

Seconhand Smoke Policy (Asked July--December Only)

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
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 3,139 2,647 83.7 81.9-85.4 440 14.7 13.1-16.5 52 1.5 1.0- 2.2
COUNTY/REGIONS
Alamance 67 50 78.3 65.9-87.0 16 20.3 11.8-32.5 1 1.5 0.2- 9.7
Buncombe 87 78 89.5 78.8-95.1 6 6.9 2.7-16.5 3 3.6 0.9-13.1
Cabarrus 80 65 78.8 66.4-87.5 14 20.2 11.7-32.6 1 1.0 0.1- 6.8
Catawba 64 51 75.5 60.5-86.2 12 23.2 12.8-38.4 1 1.2 0.2- 8.3
Cumberland 96 80 77.4 62.8-87.4 15 22.0 12.1-36.7 1 0.5 0.1- 3.8
Davidson 74 58 84.7 74.0-91.6 15 14.8 8.1-25.6 1 0.4 0.1- 3.1
Durham 104 95 87.9 75.5-94.5 9 12.1 5.5-24.5 0 0.0 . - .
Forsyth 88 75 83.2 71.9-90.5 12 16.2 9.0-27.5 1 0.6 0.1- 4.0
Gaston 84 69 76.7 60.5-87.7 12 15.7 7.5-30.0 3 7.6 1.8-27.1
Guilford 99 82 76.2 63.4-85.6 15 19.9 11.4-32.4 2 3.9 0.9-15.2
Iredell 89 74 79.4 67.4-87.7 10 14.0 7.3-25.2 5 6.6 2.5-16.3
Johnston 98 84 86.2 77.0-92.1 12 12.4 6.8-21.5 2 1.4 0.4- 5.7
Mecklenburg 240 207 84.7 78.2-89.6 33 15.3 10.4-21.8 0 0.0 . - .
New Hanover 80 71 90.2 80.4-95.4 8 9.4 4.3-19.3 1 0.4 0.1- 2.7
Onslow 72 63 80.4 61.1-91.5 8 17.9 7.2-37.8 1 1.7 0.2-11.1
Orange 101 95 95.6 88.0-98.5 5 4.1 1.3-11.9 1 0.3 0.0- 2.2
Pitt 91 76 80.9 68.4-89.3 13 17.2 9.2-29.9 2 1.8 0.4- 7.4
Randolph 74 61 75.5 51.0-90.1 11 23.3 8.9-48.6 2 1.2 0.3- 4.9
Robeson 79 61 76.8 63.6-86.2 18 23.2 13.8-36.4 0 0.0 . - .
Rowan 71 60 83.8 70.2-91.9 11 16.2 8.1-29.8 0 0.0 . - .
Union 87 76 86.1 75.7-92.5 9 11.3 5.7-21.4 2 2.6 0.6- 9.8
Wake 179 165 91.1 84.9-94.9 14 8.9 5.1-15.1 0 0.0 . - .
Carteret/Currituck/Craven/Dare/Hyde/Pamlico 78 65 83.6 72.3-90.9 12 14.7 7.9-25.6 1 1.7 0.2-11.4
Northeast Partnership II*** 87 75 88.1 78.9-93.6 9 8.1 4.0-16.0 3 3.8 1.1-11.8
Northeast Partnership I*** 67 50 70.2 55.5-81.6 15 27.8 16.6-42.6 2 2.1 0.4- 9.4
Franklin/Nash/Wilson 94 77 77.1 63.7-86.7 17 22.9 13.3-36.3 0 0.0 . - .
Duplin/Greene/Harn./Jones/Lenoir/Samp./Wayne 99 78 78.5 65.7-87.4 18 18.1 9.9-30.6 3 3.4 0.8-13.8
Bladen/Brunswick/Columbus/Pender 67 62 90.4 76.3-96.5 4 8.1 2.6-22.7 1 1.5 0.2- 9.9
Caswell/Granville/Person/Vance 78 62 85.0 74.5-91.7 15 13.5 7.3-23.7 1 1.4 0.2- 9.7
Chatham/Lee/Moore 86 75 89.4 80.3-94.6 8 7.9 3.6-16.4 3 2.7 0.8- 9.0
Anson/Hoke/Montgo./Richmond/Scotland/Stanly 87 62 73.6 60.5-83.5 23 24.0 14.5-37.0 2 2.4 0.6- 9.3
Davie/Rockingham/Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 57 44 83.5 71.3-91.1 11 14.3 7.3-26.2 2 2.2 0.5- 8.7
Alleghany/Ashe/Avery/Watauga/Wilkes 64 58 94.4 86.8-97.8 6 5.6 2.2-13.2 0 0.0 . - .
Alexander/Burke/Caldwell/Cleve./Lincoln 74 62 84.4 70.1-92.6 11 15.0 6.9-29.4 1 0.6 0.1- 3.9
Mountain AHEC (Excludes Buncombe) 97 81 83.3 72.5-90.5 13 15.0 8.3-25.6 3 1.7 0.3- 8.8
NORTHEASTERN PARTNERSHIP***
Yes 180 147 82.2 74.8-87.8 27 14.3 9.3-21.2 6 3.5 1.4- 8.4
No 2,959 2,500 83.8 81.9-85.6 413 14.8 13.1-16.6 46 1.4 0.9- 2.1
NC REGIONS**
Eastern NC 1,021 850 81.8 78.3-84.9 154 16.5 13.5-19.9 17 1.7 0.9- 3.2
Piedmont 1,822 1,540 83.8 81.3-86.0 254 14.8 12.7-17.2 28 1.4 0.8- 2.3
Western NC 296 257 87.3 81.8-91.3 32 10.8 7.1-16.1 7 1.9 0.7- 4.8
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS(AHEC)
Mountain AHEC*** 184 159 85.8 78.4-90.9 19 11.8 7.1-18.8 6 2.5 0.8- 6.9
Northwest 541 450 83.6 79.1-87.3 81 15.0 11.4-19.5 10 1.3 0.7- 2.6
Charlotte 546 459 82.7 78.2-86.5 78 15.6 12.0-20.0 9 1.7 0.7- 4.1
Greensboro 407 340 80.3 73.4-85.7 59 17.1 12.0-23.8 8 2.6 1.0- 6.8
Southern Regional 304 245 80.5 73.8-85.8 56 18.6 13.4-25.2 3 0.9 0.3- 3.3
Coastal 154 136 85.8 76.1-92.0 15 10.6 5.8-18.7 3 3.6 0.8-14.6
Wake 483 429 89.0 84.8-92.1 51 10.8 7.7-15.0 3 0.2 0.1- 0.6
Area L 135 105 75.9 65.3-84.1 29 23.6 15.5-34.2 1 0.6 0.1- 3.8
Eastern 385 324 82.6 76.4-87.5 52 15.5 10.8-21.6 9 1.9 0.9- 4.1

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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.

**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.

***Northeast NC I: Bertie, Gates, Halifax, Hertford, Northampton, and Warren counties.
Northeast NC II: Beaufort, Camden, Chowan, Edgecombe, 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.

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