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2009 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

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%)
North Carolina 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
COUNTY/REGIONS
Alamance 328 239 74.2 66.5-80.6 70 21.9 16.0-29.3 19 3.9 2.3- 6.6
Buncombe 372 302 78.7 72.6-83.7 55 18.0 13.4-23.8 15 3.3 1.5- 7.1
Cabarrus 316 243 73.2 65.3-79.9 64 24.5 18.0-32.3 9 2.3 1.0- 5.3
Catawba 341 258 74.7 68.0-80.4 64 21.4 16.0-28.0 19 3.9 2.3- 6.5
Cumberland 352 278 76.0 68.9-81.8 64 21.3 15.7-28.3 10 2.7 1.2- 6.0
Davidson 384 239 62.1 55.5-68.4 120 31.8 25.9-38.3 25 6.1 3.7-10.0
Durham 393 322 82.2 76.0-87.0 50 11.7 7.9-16.8 21 6.2 3.4-11.0
Forsyth 354 254 73.4 66.9-79.1 80 22.4 17.1-28.7 20 4.2 2.4- 7.2
Gaston 313 227 72.6 65.5-78.7 69 21.9 16.4-28.6 17 5.5 2.9-10.4
Guilford 395 292 73.9 67.6-79.3 91 24.1 18.8-30.4 12 2.0 1.0- 4.1
Iredell 401 313 75.0 68.3-80.6 65 18.4 13.6-24.4 23 6.6 3.8-11.4
Johnston 333 232 64.5 56.0-72.2 86 31.2 23.6-40.0 15 4.3 2.2- 8.2
Mecklenburg 571 460 79.2 74.5-83.3 97 18.9 15.0-23.5 14 1.9 1.0- 3.6
New Hanover 384 301 69.2 60.4-76.8 69 27.6 20.1-36.6 14 3.2 1.5- 6.5
Onslow 358 269 76.2 70.0-81.4 77 20.7 15.7-26.7 12 3.2 1.6- 6.0
Orange 347 288 86.7 82.6-90.0 47 10.6 7.7-14.3 12 2.7 1.4- 5.1
Pitt 343 261 70.6 61.8-78.1 69 23.2 16.2-32.0 13 6.2 2.9-12.7
Randolph 324 221 61.3 53.3-68.8 82 32.4 25.2-40.6 21 6.3 3.6-10.7
Robeson 344 254 71.7 64.6-77.9 77 25.8 19.8-32.9 13 2.5 1.4- 4.4
Rowan 409 297 73.4 67.4-78.6 94 23.1 18.2-28.8 18 3.6 2.1- 6.0
Union 340 269 79.5 73.6-84.4 63 18.1 13.5-23.7 8 2.4 1.0- 5.7
Wake 555 450 81.3 76.2-85.5 84 14.5 11.0-18.9 21 4.2 2.0- 8.4
Wayne 353 245 68.2 60.7-75.0 84 25.7 19.4-33.3 24 6.0 3.4-10.5
NC REGIONS
Eastern NC 3,341 2,451 69.5 66.3-72.6 737 26.4 23.4-29.5 153 4.1 3.2- 5.3
Piedmont 6,255 4,736 75.9 74.1-77.7 1,233 19.8 18.2-21.4 286 4.3 3.4- 5.4
Western NC 2,631 1,998 72.9 70.1-75.5 520 23.1 20.6-25.8 113 4.0 3.1- 5.1
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS (AHEC)
Mountain AHEC 1,798 1,390 74.6 71.6-77.4 334 21.7 19.1-24.6 74 3.7 2.7- 5.1
Northwest 2,794 2,021 71.7 68.8-74.3 625 23.0 20.6-25.5 148 5.4 3.9- 7.2
Charlotte 1,652 1,287 76.8 73.4-79.9 312 20.4 17.5-23.7 53 2.8 1.8- 4.2
Greensboro 1,521 1,132 70.2 65.5-74.5 315 24.5 20.7-28.8 74 5.3 3.0- 9.1
Southern Regional 1,086 813 75.1 70.5-79.2 227 21.3 17.4-25.8 46 3.6 2.3- 5.4
Coastal 528 403 69.6 61.3-76.8 101 24.8 18.2-32.8 24 5.6 2.9-10.4
Wake 1,395 1,086 79.1 75.6-82.1 246 16.8 14.1-19.8 63 4.2 2.7- 6.4
Area L 121 79 56.0 42.4-68.8 34 38.3 26.0-52.3 8 5.7 2.4-12.7
Eastern 1,332 974 73.1 68.0-77.7 296 23.6 19.2-28.7 62 3.2 2.2- 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.

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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