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2014 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina**

Secondhand Smoke

On how many of the past 7 days, did you smell tobacco smoke from someone else's cigarette,
cigar, or pipe drifting into your home from nearby apartments or from outside?

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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 6,313 362 6.1 5.4- 6.9 239 4.3 3.7- 5.0 5,712 89.6 88.6-90.5
-Piedmont NC 3,430 208 6.5 5.5- 7.6 136 4.5 3.7- 5.5 3,086 89.0 87.6-90.2
GENDER
Male 1,445 90 6.5 5.1- 8.3 50 4.2 3.0- 5.8 1,305 89.2 87.1-91.1
Female 1,985 118 6.4 5.2- 7.8 86 4.8 3.8- 6.2 1,781 88.8 86.9-90.4
RACE
White 2,423 109 4.5 3.6- 5.6 102 4.8 3.9- 6.0 2,212 90.7 89.2-92.0
African American 691 72 11.6 9.0-15.0 31 5.5 3.7- 8.3 588 82.8 79.0-86.1
Other minorities 273 24 9.4 5.9-14.8 *** *** *** 247 90.2 84.8-93.8
HISPANIC
Hispanic 270 26 10.7 6.9-16.1 *** *** *** 234 86.3 80.7-90.5
Non-Hispanic 3,137 179 6.0 5.0- 7.1 126 4.7 3.9- 5.8 2,832 89.3 87.8-90.6
AGE
18-34 549 53 9.2 6.8-12.2 31 5.7 3.8- 8.3 465 85.1 81.5-88.2
35-54 1,045 67 5.8 4.5- 7.5 47 5.0 3.6- 6.7 931 89.2 87.0-91.1
55-64 684 35 4.5 3.2- 6.5 29 4.1 2.7- 6.1 620 91.4 88.8-93.4
65-74 634 30 5.5 3.4- 8.7 22 3.7 2.3- 5.8 582 90.8 87.4-93.4
75+ 467 22 5.7 3.5- 9.0 *** *** *** 439 93.3 89.9-95.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 428 34 8.7 5.9-12.6 25 6.9 4.4-10.8 369 84.4 79.5-88.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 873 58 6.8 5.0- 9.2 32 3.6 2.5- 5.3 783 89.6 86.9-91.8
Some Post-H.S. 873 57 6.9 5.1- 9.1 46 5.5 3.9- 7.6 770 87.7 84.8-90.0
College Graduate 1,244 59 4.5 3.4- 5.9 33 3.1 2.1- 4.5 1,152 92.4 90.6-94.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 346 34 10.9 7.4-15.8 25 7.3 4.7-11.3 287 81.8 76.2-86.3
$15,000- 24,999 557 44 9.2 6.6-12.8 32 6.6 4.5- 9.6 481 84.1 79.9-87.6
$25,000- 34,999 315 26 8.7 5.7-13.0 18 6.3 3.8-10.2 271 85.0 79.8-89.0
$35,000- 49,999 373 23 7.2 4.4-11.6 *** *** *** 338 89.7 84.8-93.2
$50,000+ 1,152 39 3.1 2.1- 4.4 28 3.6 2.4- 5.5 1,085 93.3 91.3-94.9
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 903 59 6.6 5.0- 8.8 51 6.8 5.0- 9.1 793 86.6 83.6-89.1
No 2,507 147 6.4 5.3- 7.7 84 3.9 3.0- 5.0 2,276 89.7 88.1-91.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 400 26 6.5 4.1-10.1 *** *** *** 362 89.6 85.2-92.8
Non-Veteran 3,027 182 6.4 5.4- 7.6 124 4.6 3.8- 5.7 2,721 88.9 87.4-90.2
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 1,077 59 5.0 3.7- 6.9 44 5.4 3.8- 7.6 974 89.6 86.9-91.7
No 2,353 149 7.1 5.9- 8.5 92 4.2 3.3- 5.3 2,112 88.7 87.1-90.2

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PLEASE NOTE: Due to changes in the weighting methodology and other factors, results from 2014 are NOT comparable to 2010
and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2014 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.

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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