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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Secondhand Smoke

Workplace Secondhand Smoke Exposure Indicator for Healthy North Carolina 2020*

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  Total
Respond.^
1-7 days No days
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 2,531 173 7.7 6.5- 9.2 2,358 92.3 90.8-93.5
GENDER
Male 1,259 122 10.2 8.3-12.6 1,137 89.8 87.4-91.7
Female 1,272 51 4.9 3.4- 6.9 1,221 95.1 93.1-96.6
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 1,656 99 7.1 5.6- 8.9 1,557 92.9 91.1-94.4
Non-Hispanic Black 497 39 8.7 5.9-12.6 458 91.3 87.4-94.1
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 40 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 93 *** *** *** 87 91.4 78.2-96.9
Hispanic 223 25 10.5 6.7-15.9 198 89.5 84.1-93.3
AGE
18-34 599 47 8.5 6.1-11.8 552 91.5 88.2-93.9
35-44 534 47 9.3 6.5-13.1 487 90.7 86.9-93.5
45-54 599 33 6.3 4.3- 9.3 566 93.7 90.7-95.7
55-64 560 30 6.1 4.0- 9.1 530 93.9 90.9-96.0
65-74 193 14 8.6 4.8-15.0 179 91.4 85.0-95.2
75+ 23 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 185 31 18.5 12.3-26.9 154 81.5 73.1-87.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 595 56 9.7 7.3-12.9 539 90.3 87.1-92.7
Some Post-H.S. 760 50 7.4 5.2-10.2 710 92.6 89.8-94.8
College Graduate 985 36 3.3 2.3- 4.9 949 96.7 95.1-97.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 90 11 11.7 6.0-21.6 79 88.3 78.4-94.0
$15,000- 24,999 347 41 14.2 9.7-20.1 306 85.8 79.9-90.3
$25,000- 34,999 243 23 10.4 6.4-16.7 220 89.6 83.3-93.6
$35,000- 49,999 319 23 8.0 4.9-12.8 296 92.0 87.2-95.1
$50,000-74,999 402 15 4.7 2.7- 8.2 387 95.3 91.8-97.3
$75,000+ 811 35 4.2 2.8- 6.2 776 95.8 93.8-97.2
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 324 28 10.8 6.5-17.4 296 89.2 82.6-93.5
No 2,201 143 7.2 5.9- 8.7 2,058 92.8 91.3-94.1
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 389 31 10.1 6.3-15.7 358 89.9 84.3-93.7
No 2,135 141 7.4 6.1- 8.9 1,994 92.6 91.1-93.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 272 22 5.8 3.5- 9.4 250 94.2 90.6-96.5
Non-Veteran 2,258 151 7.9 6.6- 9.6 2,107 92.1 90.4-93.4
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 728 37 5.0 3.5- 7.1 691 95.0 92.9-96.5
Regional City or Suburban County 593 41 8.4 5.8-12.0 552 91.6 88.0-94.2
Rural 1,210 95 9.6 7.5-12.3 1,115 90.4 87.7-92.5
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 2,531 173 7.7 6.5- 9.2 2,358 92.3 90.8-93.5
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 40 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 191 23 12.2 7.6-19.0 168 87.8 81.0-92.4
101% to 150% 297 30 12.8 8.2-19.5 267 87.2 80.5-91.8
151% to 200% 160 21 16.9 10.6-25.9 139 83.1 74.1-89.4
More than 200% 1,515 68 4.5 3.4- 5.9 1,447 95.5 94.1-96.6
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 482 41 11.7 8.0-16.8 441 88.3 83.2-92.0
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 891 69 8.3 6.4-10.9 822 91.7 89.1-93.6
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,158 63 6.3 4.7- 8.5 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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