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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina**

Tobacco Use Prevention (Asked January--June Only)

In the following locations, do you think that smoking should be allowed in all areas, some areas , or not allowed at all
b. Convenience Stores

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  Total
Respond.^
Allowed in all areas Allowed in some areas Not allowed at all
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 7,291 401 5.4 4.7- 6.1 817 12.3 11.1-13.5 6,073 82.4 81.0-83.7
-Western NC 787 43 5.3 3.6- 7.7 95 16.0 12.1-20.9 649 78.7 73.8-82.9
GENDER
Male 296 28 8.0 4.9-12.9 47 18.7 12.2-27.5 221 73.3 64.8-80.4
Female 491 15 2.8 1.6- 4.9 48 13.6 9.7-18.8 428 83.6 78.3-87.7
RACE
White 717 42 5.6 3.8- 8.2 86 16.3 12.1-21.5 589 78.1 72.9-82.6
African American 17 0 0.0 . - . 4 38.2 12.8-72.1 13 61.8 27.9-87.2
Other Minorities 49 1 2.4 0.3-15.7 5 7.9 2.8-20.3 43 89.7 76.2-95.9
HISPANIC
Hispanic 29 1 2.8 0.4-17.6 1 1.8 0.2-12.2 27 95.4 82.4-98.9
Non-Hispanic 756 42 5.4 3.7- 8.0 94 16.8 12.7-21.9 620 77.8 72.7-82.2
AGE
18-24 23 1 1.6 0.2-10.9 7 46.0 23.0-70.8 15 52.5 28.2-75.6
25-34 91 1 0.7 0.1- 4.8 21 23.8 14.3-36.8 69 75.5 62.5-85.1
35-44 113 5 3.6 1.3- 9.2 12 11.6 6.2-20.4 96 84.9 75.7-91.0
45-54 159 15 12.6 6.6-22.7 16 9.4 5.4-16.1 128 78.0 68.0-85.5
55-64 159 12 7.0 3.6-13.2 14 10.4 5.9-17.9 133 82.6 74.3-88.6
65-74 139 5 4.4 1.7-11.3 17 11.2 6.4-18.8 117 84.4 75.9-90.3
75+ 101 4 3.4 1.2- 9.6 8 7.1 3.3-14.4 89 89.5 81.5-94.3
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 122 8 7.4 2.3-21.2 13 14.5 4.9-35.9 101 78.1 59.0-89.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 243 15 5.3 3.0- 9.4 39 20.6 14.2-28.9 189 74.1 65.8-80.9
Some Post-H.S. 204 8 3.9 1.7- 8.4 26 16.9 10.4-26.4 170 79.2 69.8-86.2
College Graduate 215 12 5.4 2.9- 9.8 17 10.8 5.2-21.2 186 83.8 74.2-90.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 110 5 3.7 1.4- 9.6 11 7.9 3.9-15.4 94 88.3 80.1-93.4
$15,000- 24,999 146 8 7.4 2.6-19.5 18 14.3 8.6-23.0 120 78.2 67.2-86.3
$25,000- 34,999 105 10 9.2 4.7-17.4 15 14.3 7.8-24.7 80 76.5 65.4-84.9
$35,000- 49,999 121 8 5.4 2.4-11.9 16 17.4 9.3-30.4 97 77.2 64.8-86.2
$50,000-74,999 93 5 3.8 1.4-10.0 9 11.5 5.2-23.6 79 84.7 73.0-91.9
$75,000+ 102 4 4.8 1.8-12.4 11 10.1 5.3-18.5 87 85.1 75.6-91.3
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 327 24 8.7 5.1-14.5 38 16.0 9.5-25.7 265 75.3 66.0-82.7
No 454 19 3.4 2.0- 5.7 57 16.2 11.7-22.1 378 80.4 74.6-85.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 117 13 11.2 6.1-19.7 16 13.0 7.4-21.6 88 75.9 65.8-83.7
Non-Veteran 670 30 4.3 2.7- 7.0 79 16.5 12.1-22.0 561 79.2 73.6-83.8

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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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