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2013 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Secondhand Smoke

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 3,360 124 4.4 3.5- 5.4 142 5.6 4.5- 6.8 3,094 90.1 88.6-91.4
GENDER
Male 1,473 88 6.4 5.0- 8.1 98 8.3 6.5-10.5 1,287 85.4 82.8-87.6
Female 1,887 36 2.1 1.5- 3.1 44 2.5 1.8- 3.7 1,807 95.3 93.9-96.4
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 2,248 69 3.7 2.7- 4.9 74 4.0 3.0- 5.5 2,105 92.3 90.5-93.7
Non-Hispanic Black 621 20 4.1 2.5- 6.8 28 6.3 4.1- 9.6 573 89.5 85.7-92.4
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 116 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 94 *** *** *** *** *** *** 89 90.8 77.2-96.7
Hispanic 257 26 10.0 6.7-14.7 27 13.8 9.1-20.2 204 76.2 69.4-82.0
AGE
18-34 642 42 7.1 5.0- 9.8 39 7.5 5.1-10.8 561 85.5 81.7-88.6
35-44 744 26 3.9 2.5- 5.9 38 6.6 4.5- 9.5 680 89.5 86.3-92.1
45-54 855 25 3.5 2.2- 5.5 34 4.3 2.8- 6.6 796 92.2 89.4-94.3
55-64 782 25 2.8 1.7- 4.7 23 3.3 1.9- 5.9 734 93.8 91.0-95.8
65-74 251 *** *** *** *** *** *** 241 95.7 90.5-98.1
75+ 57 *** *** *** *** *** *** 53 92.6 81.3-97.3
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 261 21 7.1 4.4-11.5 30 14.7 9.8-21.7 210 78.1 71.0-83.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 813 51 7.1 5.2- 9.7 57 8.6 6.1-12.1 705 84.3 80.4-87.5
Some Post-H.S. 951 30 3.8 2.5- 5.8 36 3.4 2.3- 4.9 885 92.8 90.5-94.6
College Graduate 1,332 22 1.6 1.0- 2.7 19 2.1 1.3- 3.5 1,291 96.3 94.6-97.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 173 16 11.6 6.9-18.8 16 8.6 4.9-14.9 141 79.8 71.6-86.0
$15,000- 24,999 475 26 5.5 3.3- 8.8 38 10.0 7.1-14.0 411 84.5 79.9-88.2
$25,000- 34,999 333 21 9.0 5.5-14.4 21 9.0 5.3-15.1 291 82.0 75.2-87.3
$35,000- 49,999 451 16 3.8 2.1- 6.9 18 5.4 3.0- 9.7 417 90.8 86.1-94.0
$50,000-74,999 511 12 2.5 1.3- 4.7 16 2.0 1.1- 3.8 483 95.5 92.9-97.2
$75,000+ 985 18 2.4 1.3- 4.4 13 1.6 0.8- 3.0 954 96.0 93.9-97.5
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 409 15 3.6 1.9- 6.6 26 7.0 4.3-11.0 368 89.4 84.9-92.7
No 2,932 109 4.5 3.6- 5.6 116 5.4 4.3- 6.8 2,707 90.1 88.5-91.6
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 336 13 4.4 2.3- 8.1 12 2.8 1.3- 6.0 311 92.9 88.6-95.6
Non-Veteran 3,021 111 4.4 3.5- 5.5 130 5.9 4.7- 7.3 2,780 89.8 88.1-91.2
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 1,654 60 4.3 3.1- 5.9 80 6.1 4.6- 8.0 1,514 89.6 87.4-91.5
No 1,706 64 4.4 3.3- 5.9 62 5.1 3.7- 6.9 1,580 90.5 88.3-92.3

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*This question was asked of respondents that were employed or self-employed.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to changes in the weighting methodology and other factors, results from 2013 are NOT comparable to 2010
and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2013 Annual Results Technical Notes for more details.

^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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