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2016 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 2,531 69 2.8 2.1- 3.7 104 5.0 3.9- 6.3 2,358 92.3 90.8-93.5
GENDER
Male 1,259 50 3.8 2.7- 5.3 72 6.4 4.9- 8.5 1,137 89.8 87.4-91.7
Female 1,272 19 1.6 0.9- 2.8 32 3.3 2.1- 5.1 1,221 95.1 93.1-96.6
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 1,656 36 2.3 1.6- 3.4 63 4.7 3.5- 6.4 1,557 92.9 91.1-94.4
Non-Hispanic Black 497 13 2.3 1.1- 4.5 26 6.4 4.0-10.2 458 91.3 87.4-94.1
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 40 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 93 *** *** *** *** *** *** 87 91.4 78.2-96.9
Hispanic 223 15 7.0 4.0-12.1 *** *** *** 198 89.5 84.1-93.3
AGE
18-34 599 19 3.2 1.9- 5.2 28 5.4 3.4- 8.4 552 91.5 88.2-93.9
35-44 534 21 3.8 2.2- 6.4 26 5.5 3.4- 9.0 487 90.7 86.9-93.5
45-54 599 11 1.7 0.8- 3.4 22 4.6 2.9- 7.5 566 93.7 90.7-95.7
55-64 560 *** *** *** 20 4.3 2.5- 7.2 530 93.9 90.9-96.0
65-74 193 *** *** *** *** *** *** 179 91.4 85.0-95.2
75+ 23 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 185 *** *** *** 22 13.4 8.1-21.6 154 81.5 73.1-87.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 595 17 2.6 1.5- 4.4 39 7.2 5.1-10.0 539 90.3 87.1-92.7
Some Post-H.S. 760 21 2.9 1.7- 4.7 29 4.5 2.8- 7.1 710 92.6 89.8-94.8
College Graduate 985 22 2.1 1.3- 3.4 14 1.2 0.6- 2.4 949 96.7 95.1-97.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 90 *** *** *** *** *** *** 79 88.3 78.4-94.0
$15,000- 24,999 347 16 4.4 2.5- 7.6 25 9.7 5.9-15.7 306 85.8 79.9-90.3
$25,000- 34,999 243 *** *** *** 16 6.6 3.7-11.7 220 89.6 83.3-93.6
$35,000- 49,999 319 *** *** *** 17 5.7 3.1-10.1 296 92.0 87.2-95.1
$50,000-74,999 402 *** *** *** *** *** *** 387 95.3 91.8-97.3
$75,000+ 811 18 2.1 1.2- 3.5 17 2.1 1.2- 3.8 776 95.8 93.8-97.2
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 324 11 2.9 1.5- 5.6 17 7.9 4.1-14.8 296 89.2 82.6-93.5
No 2,201 57 2.7 2.0- 3.7 86 4.5 3.5- 5.7 2,058 92.8 91.3-94.1
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 389 *** *** *** 23 6.9 3.9-12.1 358 89.9 84.3-93.7
No 2,135 61 2.7 2.0- 3.7 80 4.6 3.6- 6.0 1,994 92.6 91.1-93.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 272 11 3.6 1.8- 6.9 11 2.2 1.0- 4.5 250 94.2 90.6-96.5
Non-Veteran 2,258 58 2.7 2.0- 3.6 93 5.2 4.1- 6.7 2,107 92.1 90.4-93.4
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 728 16 1.8 1.1- 3.0 21 3.2 2.0- 5.1 691 95.0 92.9-96.5
Regional City or Suburban County 593 18 3.5 2.0- 6.0 23 4.9 3.0- 8.1 552 91.6 88.0-94.2
Rural 1,210 35 3.2 2.1- 4.7 60 6.5 4.7- 8.9 1,115 90.4 87.7-92.5
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 2,531 69 2.8 2.1- 3.7 104 5.0 3.9- 6.3 2,358 92.3 90.8-93.5
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 40 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 191 *** *** *** 15 9.3 5.2-16.1 168 87.8 81.0-92.4
101% to 150% 297 *** *** *** 20 8.1 4.5-14.3 267 87.2 80.5-91.8
151% to 200% 160 *** *** *** 12 10.4 5.5-18.7 139 83.1 74.1-89.4
More than 200% 1,515 27 1.6 1.0- 2.4 41 2.9 2.0- 4.2 1,447 95.5 94.1-96.6
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 482 15 3.1 1.7- 5.7 26 8.6 5.3-13.5 441 88.3 83.2-92.0
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 891 23 3.0 1.8- 4.8 46 5.4 3.8- 7.5 822 91.7 89.1-93.6
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,158 31 2.6 1.7- 3.9 32 3.8 2.5- 5.7 1,095 93.7 91.5-95.3

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*Asked of respondents that were employed or self-employed.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to changes in the weighting methodology and other factors, results from 2016 are NOT comparable to 2010
and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2016 Annual Results Technical Notes for more details.

1Disability Status will be replaced by Functional Disability in 2017. Please see the BRFSS 2016 Annual Results Technical Notes for details.

2Based on the North Carolina Rural Centerís classification. Please see the BRFSS 2016 Annual Results Technical Notes for details.

3Based on 2016 U.S Census Bureau poverty threshold incomes. Please see the BRFSS 2016 Annual Results Technical Notes for details.

4NC Dept. of Commerce County Tier Classification, based on respondentís county of residence.
Please see the BRFSS 2016 Annual Results Technical Notes for 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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