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2009 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

TRU Campaign/Tobacco Opinion

Would you favor or oppose a statewide law in NC that would make ALL workplaces smoke-free?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Favor Oppose Don't know
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 12,227 9,185 73.7 72.3-75.1 2,490 22.1 20.8-23.4 552 4.2 3.6- 4.9
GENDER
Male 4,538 3,109 66.7 64.2-69.1 1,217 28.4 26.2-30.8 212 4.8 3.7- 6.3
Female 7,689 6,076 80.2 78.8-81.6 1,273 16.2 14.9-17.6 340 3.6 3.1- 4.2
RACE
White 9,760 7,278 72.3 70.7-73.8 2,047 23.5 22.1-25.1 435 4.1 3.5- 4.8
African American 1,657 1,297 77.9 74.3-81.1 283 18.7 15.7-22.2 77 3.4 2.4- 4.7
Asian 90 79 88.1 75.4-94.7 9 11.2 4.7-24.1 2 0.7 0.2- 3.4
Native American 282 191 69.3 59.7-77.5 79 27.1 19.4-36.5 12 3.5 1.5- 8.1
Other Minorities 359 285 76.0 66.1-83.7 52 15.8 9.9-24.2 22 8.3 3.7-17.7
HISPANIC
Hispanic 392 316 76.6 67.3-83.8 51 14.0 8.9-21.2 25 9.5 4.6-18.7
-English Speaking 211 167 74.3 60.9-84.2 30 17.2 9.3-29.6 14 8.5 2.9-22.3
-Spanish Speaking 181 149 77.8 64.8-87.0 21 12.1 6.4-21.8 11 10.0 3.8-23.9
Non-Hispanic 11,802 8,851 73.6 72.2-75.0 2,429 22.6 21.3-23.9 522 3.8 3.3- 4.3
AGE
18-24 352 231 70.8 64.0-76.8 102 24.9 19.3-31.4 19 4.3 2.4- 7.7
25-34 1,102 781 68.0 63.3-72.3 277 26.5 22.5-30.8 44 5.6 3.4- 9.1
35-44 1,816 1,402 77.5 74.4-80.3 357 20.0 17.3-23.0 57 2.5 1.8- 3.6
45-54 2,380 1,737 72.8 70.0-75.4 562 24.3 21.7-27.0 81 3.0 2.2- 4.1
55-64 2,606 1,961 74.6 72.0-77.0 563 22.2 19.9-24.6 82 3.2 2.3- 4.5
65-74 2,211 1,702 77.5 74.8-79.9 380 16.6 14.5-19.0 129 5.9 4.7- 7.5
75+ 1,665 1,297 78.0 74.9-80.9 234 14.1 11.8-16.9 134 7.8 6.2- 9.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,529 1,009 65.2 60.1-70.0 394 27.3 23.1-31.9 126 7.5 4.8-11.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 3,578 2,497 67.3 64.3-70.1 891 28.1 25.4-31.0 190 4.6 3.6- 5.8
Some Post-H.S. 3,128 2,315 73.8 71.1-76.4 682 22.0 19.6-24.5 131 4.2 3.1- 5.7
College Graduate 3,975 3,355 83.0 81.0-84.8 518 14.7 12.9-16.6 102 2.3 1.7- 3.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,324 901 67.4 61.8-72.6 333 25.1 20.9-29.9 90 7.4 4.4-12.3
$15,000- 24,999 1,924 1,348 67.2 63.0-71.2 476 28.0 24.2-32.1 100 4.8 3.1- 7.3
$25,000- 34,999 1,262 934 72.0 66.8-76.7 280 25.1 20.5-30.4 48 2.8 1.9- 4.2
$35,000- 49,999 1,590 1,182 73.9 70.3-77.1 343 21.3 18.5-24.4 65 4.8 3.0- 7.5
$50,000-74,999 1,721 1,361 77.0 73.6-80.1 321 20.4 17.5-23.7 39 2.6 1.5- 4.3
$75,000+ 2,635 2,168 80.4 77.8-82.8 405 16.9 14.7-19.4 62 2.6 1.8- 3.8
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 4,351 3,122 71.1 68.6-73.4 986 24.3 22.0-26.6 243 4.7 3.9- 5.6
No 7,788 6,002 75.0 73.2-76.7 1,483 21.1 19.5-22.7 303 3.9 3.1- 4.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,603 1,119 70.0 66.1-73.6 411 25.4 22.0-29.2 73 4.6 3.2- 6.5
Non-Veteran 9,603 7,271 74.4 72.8-75.9 1,898 21.6 20.2-23.1 434 4.0 3.4- 4.7

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*Note: Governor Beverly Purdue signed House Bill 2 on May 19, 2009. This bill banned smoking in
restaurants and bars. On May 20, 2009 the above question was modified from its original version, which read:
Would you favor or oppose a statewide law in North Carolina that would make all
workplaces, including restaurants, and bars, smoke-free?

^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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