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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina**

Seconhand Smoke Policy (Asked July--December Only)

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

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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
-Western NC 809 581 70.4 65.7-74.8 63 10.1 7.4-13.7 39 4.1 2.6- 6.4 126 15.3 12.0-19.3
GENDER
Male 298 207 61.6 53.8-68.9 26 13.0 8.4-19.7 12 4.6 2.2- 9.3 53 20.8 14.9-28.3
Female 511 374 78.4 73.7-82.4 37 7.5 5.0-11.1 27 3.7 2.3- 5.8 73 10.4 7.8-13.7
RACE
White 729 519 69.6 64.6-74.2 57 10.0 7.2-13.8 35 4.4 2.8- 6.9 118 16.0 12.4-20.3
African American 25 19 63.8 36.2-84.5 1 3.5 0.5-21.4 2 5.7 1.3-21.8 3 27.0 8.6-59.4
Other Minorities 50 40 80.8 62.6-91.4 5 14.1 5.1-33.2 2 0.7 0.2- 3.1 3 4.4 1.1-16.5
HISPANIC
Hispanic 33 27 82.8 62.4-93.3 1 6.3 0.9-33.3 1 3.9 0.5-23.3 4 7.0 2.2-20.1
Non-Hispanic 773 552 69.4 64.5-73.9 62 10.5 7.7-14.2 38 4.1 2.6- 6.5 121 16.0 12.5-20.3
AGE
18-24 28 20 73.9 53.2-87.5 3 8.2 2.3-25.4 1 4.7 0.7-26.8 4 13.3 4.6-32.5
25-34 76 58 68.3 52.4-80.8 7 11.4 4.7-25.5 1 0.3 0.0- 2.0 10 20.0 9.8-36.6
35-44 127 97 72.6 61.5-81.4 10 11.7 5.8-22.1 7 5.0 2.0-11.9 13 10.8 5.5-19.9
45-54 146 96 62.4 51.8-71.9 14 13.5 7.3-23.7 11 7.7 3.7-15.4 25 16.3 10.0-25.6
55-64 173 128 77.3 69.6-83.5 10 5.9 2.9-11.9 9 5.0 2.5- 9.8 26 11.7 7.6-17.7
65-74 143 98 69.9 60.3-78.0 12 7.2 3.7-13.9 7 2.8 1.2- 6.5 26 20.1 13.2-29.3
75+ 111 80 70.2 58.7-79.5 7 11.7 5.6-23.1 3 1.4 0.4- 4.7 21 16.7 10.2-26.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 132 80 53.1 40.2-65.7 11 13.8 6.9-25.6 12 6.8 2.4-18.1 29 26.3 15.9-40.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 248 169 67.7 58.7-75.5 21 9.0 4.8-16.3 17 6.7 3.8-11.5 41 16.7 11.0-24.4
Some Post-H.S. 199 148 73.9 65.2-81.0 19 15.0 9.3-23.5 7 1.9 0.8- 4.6 25 9.2 5.5-14.9
College Graduate 226 181 83.2 76.4-88.4 12 4.5 2.2- 8.7 3 0.7 0.2- 2.3 30 11.5 7.2-17.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 103 63 64.8 49.2-77.8 11 6.2 3.1-11.9 5 4.1 1.4-11.4 24 24.9 13.2-41.9
$15,000- 24,999 146 95 51.7 39.9-63.3 14 18.6 10.3-31.5 10 8.9 3.7-19.9 27 20.8 12.4-32.9
$25,000- 34,999 128 86 72.8 61.5-81.9 13 9.3 4.5-18.2 9 5.0 2.2-11.0 20 12.9 6.9-22.7
$35,000- 49,999 130 101 75.1 63.6-83.9 7 5.4 2.5-11.5 2 1.0 0.2- 5.2 20 18.5 10.6-30.2
$50,000-74,999 93 71 77.5 65.1-86.4 6 10.4 4.1-23.9 5 3.5 1.3- 9.3 11 8.6 4.2-16.8
$75,000+ 88 75 83.2 70.6-91.1 4 5.6 1.9-15.5 0 0.0 . - . 9 11.2 4.9-23.4
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 314 216 67.9 59.9-74.9 27 10.1 6.3-15.7 21 6.6 3.4-12.6 50 15.4 10.1-22.7
No 481 354 71.5 65.4-76.8 36 10.4 7.0-15.3 18 3.1 1.7- 5.4 73 15.0 11.1-20.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 117 88 70.9 58.9-80.6 9 14.3 6.8-27.4 2 2.9 0.7-11.7 18 11.9 7.1-19.3
Non-Veteran 692 493 70.4 65.2-75.1 54 9.5 6.8-13.3 37 4.3 2.7- 6.8 108 15.8 12.2-20.3

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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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