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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina**

Seconhand Smoke Policy (Asked July--December Only)

Which statement best describes the rules about smoking inside your home?

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Respond.^
Not allowed anywhere Allowed in some places Allowed anywhere No rules about smoking
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 7,583 5,655 75.2 73.7-76.5 549 8.2 7.3- 9.2 374 4.2 3.6- 4.8 1,005 12.4 11.4-13.5
-Piedmont NC 4,240 3,221 77.8 76.0-79.4 291 7.5 6.4- 8.7 207 4.0 3.3- 4.8 521 10.8 9.6-12.1
GENDER
Male 1,587 1,159 76.8 73.9-79.5 102 6.8 5.1- 8.9 89 3.8 2.9- 5.1 237 12.6 10.6-14.8
Female 2,653 2,062 78.7 76.5-80.7 189 8.2 6.8- 9.7 118 4.1 3.1- 5.3 284 9.1 7.8-10.6
RACE
White 3,293 2,545 79.4 77.4-81.2 195 6.2 5.2- 7.5 162 4.3 3.5- 5.4 391 10.1 8.9-11.4
African American 641 422 65.2 60.0-70.1 81 16.0 12.0-20.9 37 4.7 3.0- 7.1 101 14.1 11.0-17.9
Other Minorities 291 241 84.1 77.9-88.8 15 3.9 2.1- 7.1 7 0.9 0.4- 1.9 28 11.1 7.0-17.1
HISPANIC
Hispanic 242 210 86.0 79.3-90.9 8 3.1 1.4- 6.9 2 0.5 0.1- 2.3 22 10.3 6.1-16.8
Non-Hispanic 3,987 3,002 76.7 74.9-78.5 282 8.0 6.8- 9.3 204 4.4 3.6- 5.3 499 10.9 9.7-12.2
AGE
18-24 132 97 73.3 63.6-81.3 16 11.8 6.6-20.0 5 3.6 1.4- 9.0 14 11.3 6.5-18.9
25-34 507 420 83.2 78.8-86.8 44 8.4 6.0-11.8 14 2.6 1.3- 5.2 29 5.8 3.8- 8.8
35-44 780 616 80.3 76.8-83.4 59 7.2 5.4- 9.6 28 2.9 1.8- 4.6 77 9.5 7.3-12.3
45-54 830 615 75.3 71.4-78.7 65 7.5 5.6- 9.9 53 6.0 4.3- 8.3 97 11.3 8.9-14.3
55-64 827 621 76.9 73.4-80.1 59 7.0 5.1- 9.4 42 4.1 2.9- 5.7 105 12.0 9.7-14.9
65-74 660 476 72.7 68.5-76.5 34 5.2 3.5- 7.7 40 5.5 3.9- 7.8 110 16.5 13.5-20.1
75+ 471 348 74.7 69.8-79.0 13 2.8 1.6- 5.1 24 4.4 2.8- 6.8 86 18.1 14.3-22.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 598 395 69.0 63.1-74.2 46 6.9 4.6-10.0 49 6.5 4.4- 9.6 108 17.6 13.5-22.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,191 822 70.6 66.8-74.1 96 9.2 7.0-12.1 80 6.2 4.5- 8.5 193 14.0 11.6-16.8
Some Post-H.S. 1,057 796 77.0 73.3-80.3 85 9.4 7.2-12.2 55 3.5 2.5- 4.9 121 10.1 8.0-12.8
College Graduate 1,384 1,199 87.5 84.9-89.7 64 4.9 3.4- 7.1 23 1.5 0.9- 2.5 98 6.1 4.7- 7.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 407 252 69.4 62.1-75.9 37 9.8 6.2-15.3 38 5.7 3.9- 8.4 80 15.0 10.9-20.2
$15,000- 24,999 664 446 66.1 60.8-71.0 61 10.2 7.3-13.9 48 5.8 4.0- 8.4 109 18.0 14.0-22.7
$25,000- 34,999 467 325 68.0 61.5-73.8 43 12.4 7.9-18.8 28 4.7 3.0- 7.1 71 15.0 11.2-19.8
$35,000- 49,999 555 415 77.7 73.0-81.7 48 8.8 6.2-12.3 27 4.1 2.5- 6.6 65 9.5 7.0-12.8
$50,000-74,999 557 445 78.1 72.7-82.6 42 9.4 6.2-14.1 20 3.7 1.9- 7.0 50 8.8 6.1-12.4
$75,000+ 984 863 88.2 85.4-90.5 37 3.8 2.6- 5.6 16 1.8 1.0- 3.3 68 6.1 4.5- 8.3
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,433 1,014 71.1 67.7-74.3 114 9.9 7.8-12.4 103 5.8 4.4- 7.6 202 13.2 11.0-15.8
No 2,735 2,152 80.7 78.5-82.6 171 6.4 5.2- 7.9 99 3.0 2.3- 3.8 313 10.0 8.6-11.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 559 385 73.5 68.9-77.7 32 5.9 3.8- 9.0 41 4.9 3.5- 6.9 101 15.7 12.4-19.7
Non-Veteran 3,681 2,836 78.3 76.4-80.1 259 7.7 6.5- 9.1 166 3.8 3.1- 4.7 420 10.2 8.9-11.6

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^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, 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.

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