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2007 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Secondhand Smoke Policy--By Risks, Conditions, and Quality of Life Measures

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 No official policy
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 2,712 2,143 77.2 74.6-79.5 376 15.6 13.5-17.9 46 1.8 1.2- 2.5 147 5.5 4.4- 6.9
Have Health Insurance
Yes 2,388 1,925 78.4 75.7-80.8 314 15.0 12.8-17.5 36 1.6 1.1- 2.5 113 5.0 3.9- 6.4
No 322 218 71.0 62.5-78.2 60 17.8 11.9-25.9 10 2.5 1.2- 5.2 34 8.7 5.1-14.5
Body Mass Index
Underweight 33 27 68.4 36.6-89.0 5 26.0 7.3-61.2 0 0.0 . - . 1 5.5 0.8-31.0
Recommended Range 837 682 79.3 74.9-83.2 111 14.7 11.3-18.7 7 0.8 0.3- 2.0 37 5.2 3.3- 8.0
Overweight 937 721 74.7 70.0-79.0 141 17.3 13.6-21.9 16 1.2 0.7- 2.1 59 6.7 4.7- 9.5
Obese 798 628 77.9 73.2-82.0 104 13.7 10.3-18.1 22 3.6 2.1- 6.1 44 4.8 3.2- 7.1
Current Smoker
No 2,171 1,776 80.6 77.9-83.1 259 13.5 11.2-16.1 28 1.5 0.9- 2.4 108 4.5 3.5- 5.7
Yes 535 362 64.0 57.8-69.9 116 23.5 18.5-29.4 18 2.9 1.7- 4.9 39 9.6 6.3-14.4
COPD
Yes 131 103 79.5 68.1-87.6 22 14.3 8.0-24.4 4 1.8 0.7- 5.0 2 4.3 1.1-16.1
No 2,577 2,037 77.1 74.5-79.5 353 15.6 13.4-18.0 42 1.8 1.2- 2.6 145 5.6 4.4- 7.0
Binge Drinker
No 2,410 1,924 78.1 75.5-80.6 324 15.4 13.2-17.8 36 1.5 1.0- 2.2 126 5.0 3.9- 6.3
Yes 285 207 71.3 62.4-78.7 48 16.7 10.7-25.1 10 3.3 1.4- 7.7 20 8.8 4.8-15.4
Heavy Drinker
No 2,582 2,048 77.3 74.7-79.7 355 15.5 13.4-17.9 42 1.7 1.1- 2.5 137 5.5 4.4- 6.9
Yes 103 76 74.5 60.9-84.6 16 16.6 8.1-31.1 4 4.2 1.3-13.0 7 4.7 2.1-10.2
Current Asthma
Yes 171 141 78.3 64.9-87.5 20 14.1 6.3-28.4 4 2.5 0.8- 7.1 6 5.1 1.7-14.3
No 2,535 1,998 77.1 74.6-79.6 356 15.7 13.6-18.1 41 1.7 1.1- 2.5 140 5.5 4.3- 6.9
Diabetes
Yes 198 150 71.9 62.5-79.7 34 20.8 13.8-30.1 5 2.6 1.0- 6.5 9 4.7 1.9-10.9
No 2,478 1,962 77.3 74.7-79.8 338 15.3 13.1-17.8 41 1.7 1.2- 2.6 137 5.6 4.5- 7.1
Disability
Yes 563 415 68.3 61.8-74.1 88 19.5 14.5-25.7 16 3.2 1.8- 5.8 44 9.0 5.8-13.8
No 2,136 1,718 79.2 76.5-81.7 286 14.8 12.5-17.4 30 1.4 0.9- 2.3 102 4.6 3.5- 5.9
Hypertension
Yes 707 549 73.9 68.4-78.7 101 16.9 12.7-22.0 16 2.7 1.3- 5.5 41 6.5 4.3- 9.7
No 2,004 1,593 78.0 75.1-80.7 275 15.2 12.9-17.9 30 1.5 1.0- 2.3 106 5.3 4.0- 6.8

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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.

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