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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Secondhand Smoke I

On how many of the past 7 days, did someone smoke in your indoor workplace while you were there?*

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  Total
Respond.^
1-6 days All 7 days No days
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 7,735 446 6.8 6.0- 7.7 501 7.8 6.9- 8.8 6,788 85.4 84.1-86.6
GENDER
Male 3,330 278 8.9 7.6-10.3 294 9.8 8.4-11.4 2,758 81.3 79.4-83.2
Female 4,405 168 4.2 3.4- 5.2 207 5.3 4.2- 6.7 4,030 90.5 88.9-91.8
RACE
White 5,930 317 6.1 5.2- 7.1 359 7.3 6.3- 8.6 5,254 86.5 85.1-87.9
African American 1,189 76 7.2 5.5- 9.5 89 10.0 7.7-12.9 1,024 82.8 79.4-85.6
Asian 68 2 2.1 0.5- 9.4 1 4.5 0.6-25.4 65 93.4 76.8-98.4
Native American 146 11 8.7 4.5-16.2 20 11.4 6.3-19.5 115 80.0 70.5-87.0
Other Minorities 375 39 11.4 7.8-16.3 29 6.8 4.0-11.5 307 81.8 75.8-86.6
HISPANIC
Hispanic 348 35 11.7 7.8-17.0 26 5.3 3.3- 8.3 287 83.1 77.3-87.6
-English Speaking 121 4 2.2 0.7- 6.8 8 5.1 1.7-14.3 109 92.7 83.6-96.9
-Spanish Speaking 227 31 14.6 9.7-21.3 18 5.3 3.1- 8.8 178 80.1 73.0-85.7
Non-Hispanic 7,375 410 6.4 5.6- 7.2 475 8.0 7.0- 9.1 6,490 85.6 84.3-86.8
AGE
18-24 245 30 11.9 7.8-17.6 37 16.4 11.2-23.3 178 71.7 64.0-78.4
25-34 1,079 78 7.9 6.1-10.3 74 7.7 5.8-10.2 927 84.3 81.2-87.0
35-44 1,812 77 5.3 4.0- 6.9 110 6.0 4.8- 7.5 1,625 88.7 86.7-90.5
45-54 2,278 131 5.9 4.8- 7.2 140 7.1 5.8- 8.7 2,007 87.0 85.0-88.7
55-64 1,676 99 5.7 4.6- 7.2 110 6.6 5.2- 8.4 1,467 87.7 85.6-89.5
65-74 484 24 5.5 3.3- 9.0 23 4.6 2.8- 7.3 437 89.9 85.9-92.9
75+ 104 5 4.5 1.3-14.5 5 7.9 2.9-19.7 94 87.7 75.4-94.3
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 569 59 10.9 7.8-15.0 101 19.1 14.5-24.6 409 70.0 64.0-75.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 2,087 194 10.4 8.5-12.6 213 11.4 9.3-13.8 1,680 78.3 75.3-81.0
Some Post-H.S. 2,168 119 6.8 5.4- 8.4 128 7.3 5.7- 9.4 1,921 85.9 83.5-88.0
College Graduate 2,902 74 2.9 2.1- 3.9 59 2.1 1.5- 2.9 2,769 95.0 93.8-96.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 325 30 11.4 7.0-18.1 44 17.9 10.7-28.4 251 70.6 60.6-79.0
$15,000- 24,999 920 74 8.5 6.1-11.8 116 14.0 10.9-17.9 730 77.4 72.8-81.5
$25,000- 34,999 808 68 10.1 7.5-13.5 79 10.4 7.9-13.6 661 79.5 75.3-83.1
$35,000- 49,999 1,250 88 7.1 5.5- 9.2 83 7.6 5.8-10.0 1,079 85.3 82.4-87.7
$50,000-74,999 1,474 83 6.9 5.0- 9.3 70 6.7 4.8- 9.1 1,321 86.5 83.3-89.1
$75,000+ 2,345 74 4.2 3.1- 5.7 70 3.7 2.6- 5.2 2,201 92.1 90.1-93.6
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,731 104 6.1 4.7- 7.8 161 12.0 9.8-14.7 1,466 81.9 79.0-84.5
No 5,899 338 7.0 6.1- 8.1 331 6.6 5.6- 7.7 5,230 86.4 85.0-87.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,001 63 6.7 4.8- 9.2 60 5.7 4.2- 7.7 878 87.6 84.6-90.1
Non-Veteran 6,731 383 6.8 5.9- 7.8 440 8.1 7.0- 9.2 5,908 85.1 83.7-86.4

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*This question was asked only of those employed for wages or self-employed.

^Use caution in interpreting cell sizes less than 50, % = 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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