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2003 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Tobacco Tax--By Risks, Conditions, and Quality of Life Measures*

In some states, the tax is as little as three cents a pack or as high as one dollar and fifty cents. The national average is currently $0.59.
How much additional tax on a pack of cigarettes would you be willing to support if all the money raised was u sed to fund smoking prevention programs for our youth and/or help balance the budget?

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  Total
Respond.^
<$0.25-$0.49 $0.50-$1.00 >$1.00 No tax DNK/Not sure
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 9,178 2,136 24.1 22.7-25.6 1,100 11.9 10.9-13.0 2,154 24.2 22.8-25.6 2,253 23.2 21.8-24.5 1,535 16.6 15.4-17.9
Have Health Insurance
Yes 7,831 1,829 25.0 23.5-26.6 976 12.6 11.5-13.8 1,862 25.0 23.4-26.5 1,872 22.0 20.6-23.4 1,292 15.5 14.2-16.8
No 1,339 307 20.5 17.3-24.0 124 9.1 6.9-12.0 289 20.2 17.0-23.8 377 28.1 24.3-32.3 242 22.2 18.5-26.2
Body Mass Index
Underweight 180 30 16.0 10.1-24.5 17 11.7 5.5-23.0 36 18.9 12.2-28.1 52 34.1 21.9-48.9 45 19.3 12.3-28.9
Recommended Range 3,173 779 26.0 23.5-28.6 406 12.1 10.4-14.0 774 23.4 21.2-25.8 721 22.5 20.2-24.9 493 16.1 14.1-18.3
Overweight 3,050 708 23.5 21.3-25.9 380 13.3 11.3-15.4 717 25.3 22.8-28.0 783 23.5 21.3-25.8 462 14.4 12.5-16.6
Obese 2,255 522 25.9 22.7-29.3 260 11.2 9.4-13.3 527 25.3 22.4-28.3 569 23.4 20.7-26.3 377 14.3 12.2-16.6
Current Smoker
No 7,028 1,451 21.5 20.0-23.1 871 12.1 10.9-13.3 1,919 28.4 26.7-30.1 1,512 20.0 18.5-21.5 1,275 18.1 16.7-19.7
Yes 2,110 681 32.1 29.0-35.5 226 11.7 9.4-14.4 229 11.8 9.6-14.4 725 32.5 29.4-35.8 249 11.9 9.8-14.3
Binge Drinker
No 8,474 1,933 23.7 22.3-25.3 1,009 11.8 10.8-12.9 2,005 24.5 23.0-26.0 2,082 23.1 21.7-24.6 1,445 16.8 15.5-18.2
Yes 617 187 29.7 24.0-36.1 85 13.9 9.5-19.8 130 21.2 16.2-27.1 152 23.5 18.5-29.4 63 11.7 8.0-17.0
Heavy Drinker
No 8,845 2,052 24.3 22.9-25.8 1,066 11.9 10.9-13.0 2,086 24.3 22.9-25.8 2,166 23.0 21.7-24.4 1,475 16.5 15.2-17.8
Yes 243 69 22.7 15.9-31.3 26 11.7 5.6-22.9 53 25.3 15.5-38.3 64 27.1 18.4-38.0 31 13.3 7.0-23.6
Physical Activity
Meets Recommendation 3,177 726 23.9 21.5-26.5 448 12.6 10.9-14.5 889 28.9 26.3-31.6 680 20.5 18.4-22.8 434 14.1 12.2-16.2
Some Physical Activity 3,590 950 27.4 25.1-29.8 460 13.9 12.2-15.8 855 23.5 21.5-25.7 855 23.1 21.0-25.3 470 12.1 10.5-13.9
Physically Inactive 2,140 410 18.3 15.9-20.9 177 8.1 6.5-10.1 353 17.9 15.4-20.6 644 27.8 24.9-31.0 556 27.9 24.7-31.3
Fair/Poor Health Status
Yes 1,991 338 17.3 14.8-20.1 173 9.6 7.3-12.6 386 21.8 18.9-25.0 622 29.3 26.1-32.8 472 22.0 19.2-25.1
No 7,162 1,795 25.8 24.1-27.4 925 12.5 11.4-13.7 1,762 24.7 23.1-26.3 1,625 21.7 20.3-23.3 1,055 15.3 13.9-16.7
Disability Status
Yes 2,970 600 22.1 19.6-24.8 312 10.2 8.5-12.1 645 24.0 21.5-26.7 840 26.6 24.2-29.3 573 17.1 15.1-19.2
No 6,157 1,531 25.1 23.4-26.9 782 12.6 11.3-13.9 1,500 24.3 22.6-26.0 1,400 21.9 20.3-23.6 944 16.2 14.7-17.8
Current Asthma
Yes 717 145 21.5 17.0-26.9 84 11.6 8.3-16.0 183 28.5 23.5-34.1 189 23.7 19.4-28.7 116 14.7 11.1-19.1
No 8,441 1,987 24.4 22.9-25.9 1,013 12.0 10.9-13.1 1,966 23.9 22.4-25.4 2,061 23.1 21.7-24.5 1,414 16.8 15.5-18.1
Diabetes
Yes 926 165 18.4 14.9-22.4 75 9.3 6.8-12.6 202 24.5 20.4-29.1 274 29.4 25.2-34.0 210 18.4 15.2-22.2
Yes, During Pregnancy 76 27 31.5 18.4-48.5 8 5.7 2.2-13.8 19 36.9 22.0-54.9 12 10.5 4.5-22.6 10 15.3 7.2-29.4
No 8,162 1,939 24.5 23.0-26.1 1,014 12.2 11.1-13.4 1,932 24.1 22.6-25.6 1,965 22.7 21.3-24.2 1,312 16.4 15.1-17.8
Arthritis
Yes 3,207 644 20.7 18.7-23.0 353 11.2 9.6-13.0 730 24.0 21.7-26.3 848 26.3 24.0-28.7 632 17.9 16.0-20.0
No 5,930 1,486 25.6 23.8-27.4 746 12.3 11.0-13.7 1,418 24.3 22.6-26.1 1,394 21.9 20.3-23.6 886 16.0 14.5-17.6
High Blood Pressure
Yes 3,090 609 20.7 18.6-23.1 321 10.7 9.0-12.7 642 22.2 19.9-24.6 887 27.8 25.4-30.4 631 18.5 16.6-20.7
Yes, During Pregnancy 102 31 34.0 22.6-47.7 15 10.9 5.8-19.4 24 28.4 17.9-41.9 19 15.5 7.8-28.4 13 11.2 4.8-24.1
No 5,977 1,496 25.4 23.6-27.2 764 12.5 11.2-13.8 1,484 24.9 23.2-26.7 1,344 21.4 19.8-23.0 889 15.9 14.3-17.5
High Cholesterol
Yes 2,680 576 22.2 19.9-24.7 311 11.0 9.4-12.8 600 24.8 22.4-27.5 701 24.7 22.3-27.2 492 17.3 15.3-19.5
No 4,709 1,137 25.4 23.5-27.4 593 12.8 11.4-14.4 1,180 25.7 23.8-27.8 1,116 22.5 20.7-24.4 683 13.6 12.1-15.1
History of Cardiovascular Disease
Yes 948 165 18.4 14.9-22.5 83 10.3 7.5-14.0 177 18.7 15.3-22.6 323 32.7 28.3-37.4 200 19.9 16.3-24.1
No 8,188 1,965 24.7 23.2-26.3 1,015 12.1 11.0-13.3 1,970 24.8 23.3-26.3 1,920 22.2 20.9-23.7 1,318 16.2 14.9-17.5

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^Use caution in interpreting percentages with a numerator of less than 20. N = numerator, % = 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.

* See Technical Notes for definitions of risk factors/conditions.

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