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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina**

Seconhand Smoke Policy (Asked July--December Only)

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
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 3,172 2,935 91.7 90.1-93.0 183 6.6 5.5- 8.0 54 1.7 1.1- 2.6
-Piedmont NC 1,842 1,719 92.3 90.3-94.0 96 6.1 4.8- 7.8 27 1.6 0.8- 3.1
GENDER
Male 650 587 89.7 85.9-92.6 50 8.1 5.8-11.2 13 2.2 0.8- 5.8
Female 1,192 1,132 94.7 92.7-96.1 46 4.3 3.0- 6.2 14 1.0 0.5- 2.0
RACE
White 1,395 1,317 94.4 92.7-95.7 56 4.4 3.2- 6.0 22 1.2 0.7- 2.0
African American 295 265 88.5 83.2-92.3 27 10.6 7.0-15.9 3 0.8 0.3- 2.6
Other Minorities 139 125 84.7 71.8-92.3 12 10.5 5.1-20.3 2 4.8 0.9-22.4
HISPANIC
Hispanic 105 93 82.9 67.0-92.0 10 10.8 4.8-22.7 2 6.3 1.2-27.8
Non-Hispanic 1,733 1,623 93.4 91.7-94.7 85 5.5 4.3- 7.1 25 1.1 0.7- 1.8
AGE
18-24 57 49 84.3 68.2-93.1 6 9.4 3.8-21.5 2 6.3 1.3-25.9
25-34 302 281 93.2 89.0-95.8 20 6.7 4.0-10.9 1 0.2 0.0- 1.1
35-44 521 489 93.1 89.9-95.4 26 5.9 3.8- 9.1 6 1.0 0.4- 2.3
45-54 505 473 92.2 88.5-94.7 25 6.2 3.9- 9.7 7 1.6 0.7- 3.6
55-64 347 325 95.4 92.8-97.1 13 3.1 1.7- 5.5 9 1.5 0.7- 3.1
65-74 82 75 91.5 82.7-96.0 5 5.4 2.2-12.6 2 3.1 0.8-11.7
75+ 13 12 95.0 70.4-99.3 1 5.0 0.7-29.6 0 0.0 . - .
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 130 105 81.9 72.4-88.7 18 14.2 8.2-23.5 7 3.9 1.7- 8.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 424 380 85.3 78.1-90.5 35 11.0 7.1-16.7 9 3.7 1.0-12.1
Some Post-H.S. 493 457 91.6 87.8-94.3 28 6.9 4.5-10.6 8 1.4 0.6- 3.4
College Graduate 792 774 97.9 96.4-98.7 15 1.9 1.0- 3.3 3 0.3 0.1- 0.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 55 43 71.2 45.8-87.9 7 11.4 4.4-26.2 5 17.4 4.2-50.0
$15,000- 24,999 201 176 87.3 80.1-92.1 18 10.2 5.8-17.3 7 2.6 1.1- 5.7
$25,000- 34,999 198 184 92.9 87.2-96.2 12 5.3 2.8- 9.8 2 1.8 0.4- 8.4
$35,000- 49,999 277 261 93.0 87.4-96.2 12 6.0 3.0-11.6 4 1.0 0.3- 3.3
$50,000-74,999 312 295 93.3 88.7-96.1 15 6.1 3.5-10.7 2 0.6 0.1- 2.4
$75,000+ 652 624 95.7 93.3-97.2 24 3.8 2.4- 6.1 4 0.5 0.2- 1.6
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 365 336 91.0 86.2-94.2 21 7.9 4.8-12.7 8 1.2 0.5- 2.6
No 1,444 1,355 92.7 90.3-94.5 72 5.7 4.2- 7.6 17 1.6 0.7- 3.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 158 145 90.2 82.2-94.9 7 7.5 3.3-15.9 6 2.3 1.0- 5.4
Non-Veteran 1,684 1,574 92.5 90.4-94.2 89 6.0 4.6- 7.7 21 1.5 0.7- 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.

** 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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