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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Western 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%)
North Carolina 7,735 446 6.8 6.0- 7.7 501 7.8 6.9- 8.8 6,788 85.4 84.1-86.6
-Western NC 1,292 64 5.4 3.9- 7.4 98 9.1 7.0-11.6 1,130 85.6 82.6-88.1
GENDER
Male 586 41 7.1 4.7-10.5 61 13.0 9.6-17.5 484 79.9 74.9-84.1
Female 706 23 3.3 2.0- 5.4 37 4.3 3.0- 6.3 646 92.4 89.7-94.4
RACE
White 1,176 58 4.8 3.6- 6.5 87 9.0 6.8-11.7 1,031 86.2 83.3-88.7
African American 44 1 1.3 0.2- 8.7 2 7.3 1.5-28.7 41 91.4 71.7-97.8
Other Minorities 69 5 12.8 4.2-33.1 8 10.4 4.2-23.6 56 76.8 58.2-88.7
HISPANIC
Hispanic 35 4 17.6 5.7-43.1 4 9.9 3.0-27.7 27 72.5 48.7-88.0
Non-Hispanic 1,255 60 4.6 3.4- 6.1 94 9.0 6.9-11.7 1,101 86.4 83.6-88.8
AGE
18-24 41 2 7.6 1.8-27.3 6 13.3 5.4-29.2 33 79.1 60.9-90.2
25-34 164 10 6.2 2.9-12.7 20 12.4 7.2-20.3 134 81.5 72.7-87.8
35-44 264 15 6.1 3.6-10.0 22 8.7 5.2-14.1 227 85.3 79.4-89.7
45-54 375 23 5.1 3.3- 7.8 24 7.5 4.7-11.8 328 87.4 82.9-90.9
55-64 328 11 3.0 1.6- 5.5 21 5.5 3.5- 8.5 296 91.5 88.0-94.1
65-74 99 3 3.2 1.0- 9.4 5 5.9 2.4-13.6 91 90.9 82.7-95.5
75+ 17 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 17 100 . - .
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 110 12 12.9 6.1-25.2 23 24.5 15.1-37.2 75 62.6 48.7-74.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 363 27 6.9 3.9-11.7 29 10.4 6.5-16.3 307 82.7 76.1-87.7
Some Post-H.S. 381 18 5.3 3.2- 8.7 35 8.9 5.5-13.9 328 85.8 80.4-89.9
College Graduate 437 7 1.5 0.7- 3.4 11 2.8 1.3- 6.0 419 95.7 92.4-97.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 64 5 15.5 5.4-36.9 13 26.6 13.4-46.0 46 57.9 39.4-74.4
$15,000- 24,999 186 13 8.3 3.7-17.6 22 16.0 9.7-25.5 151 75.7 64.9-84.0
$25,000- 34,999 167 9 6.0 2.7-12.6 16 11.2 6.4-18.9 142 82.8 74.3-88.9
$35,000- 49,999 243 16 5.1 3.0- 8.7 14 5.3 2.7-10.1 213 89.6 84.3-93.3
$50,000-74,999 263 11 3.4 1.8- 6.4 13 6.7 3.1-14.1 239 89.9 83.0-94.2
$75,000+ 271 6 1.8 0.8- 4.2 12 4.9 2.3-10.0 253 93.3 88.3-96.3
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 327 16 5.6 3.2- 9.6 35 16.2 10.8-23.5 276 78.3 70.9-84.2
No 952 47 5.3 3.6- 7.8 62 7.1 5.1- 9.8 843 87.6 84.3-90.3
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 143 8 5.1 2.3-11.0 12 9.8 4.9-18.5 123 85.1 76.1-91.1
Non-Veteran 1,149 56 5.4 3.8- 7.6 86 9.0 6.8-11.8 1,007 85.6 82.4-88.3

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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.

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.

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