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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Tobacco Use Prevention--By Risks, Conditions, and Quality of Life Measures

States add a special tax to cigarettes. The national average is $0.59. and the NC tax is 5 cents.
How much additional tax on a pack of cigarettes would you be willing to support if a considerable portion of the money raised was used to fund smoking pre vention programs for our youth and provide treatment options for tobacco users who want to quit?

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  Total
Respond.^
<$0.25-$0.49 $0.50-$1.00 >$1.00 No tax
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 11,949 1,696 14.3 13.5-15.1 2,587 21.5 20.6-22.5 4,030 34.6 33.5-35.7 3,636 29.6 28.5-30.6
Have Health Insurance
Yes 10,239 1,435 14.3 13.5-15.2 2,238 21.8 20.8-22.9 3,520 35.0 33.8-36.2 3,046 28.9 27.8-30.0
No 1,695 261 14.5 12.6-16.7 348 20.0 17.7-22.6 502 32.3 29.3-35.4 584 33.2 30.4-36.1
Body Mass Index
Underweight 187 27 14.4 9.4-21.5 37 25.5 18.0-34.7 60 34.9 26.2-44.7 63 25.2 19.0-32.7
Recommended Range 4,148 590 14.4 13.1-15.8 949 23.1 21.5-24.8 1,455 35.7 33.9-37.6 1,154 26.8 25.1-28.5
Overweight 4,123 600 14.6 13.3-16.1 870 20.7 19.2-22.3 1,362 34.1 32.2-35.9 1,291 30.6 28.9-32.4
Obese 2,979 423 14.4 12.9-16.0 610 19.7 18.0-21.5 1,001 34.3 32.2-36.5 945 31.6 29.6-33.7
Current Smoker
No 9,081 1,121 12.3 11.5-13.2 2,030 22.3 21.3-23.4 3,568 39.7 38.5-41.0 2,362 25.6 24.5-26.7
Yes 2,835 573 20.8 18.9-22.7 547 18.8 17.1-20.7 454 18.3 16.4-20.3 1,261 42.2 39.9-44.5
Binge Drinker
No 10,883 1,510 13.9 13.1-14.8 2,372 21.7 20.8-22.7 3,727 35.2 34.1-36.4 3,274 29.1 28.1-30.2
Yes 915 168 18.2 15.4-21.5 199 20.6 17.5-24.0 261 29.7 26.1-33.6 287 31.5 27.8-35.5
Heavy Drinker
No 11,451 1,623 14.3 13.5-15.2 2,499 21.6 20.6-22.5 3,879 34.9 33.8-36.0 3,450 29.2 28.2-30.3
Yes 402 63 14.6 11.0-19.0 70 20.1 15.5-25.8 130 29.9 24.7-35.8 139 35.4 29.7-41.5
Fair/Poor Health Status
Yes 2,380 345 15.3 13.6-17.2 410 17.2 15.2-19.3 685 30.7 28.3-33.3 940 36.8 34.4-39.3
No 9,543 1,348 14.1 13.2-15.0 2,173 22.5 21.5-23.6 3,334 35.5 34.3-36.7 2,688 27.9 26.8-29.1
Current Asthma
Yes 955 149 15.6 13.0-18.6 193 21.8 18.5-25.3 321 33.3 29.6-37.2 292 29.4 25.8-33.2
No 10,930 1,539 14.2 13.4-15.1 2,384 21.5 20.6-22.5 3,693 34.8 33.6-35.9 3,314 29.5 28.4-30.5
Diabetes
Yes 1,179 170 16.3 13.7-19.3 216 16.9 14.4-19.6 362 32.9 29.6-36.5 431 33.9 30.6-37.3
Yes, During Pregnancy 114 16 15.2 9.1-24.4 26 24.0 15.9-34.4 45 40.4 30.3-51.4 27 20.4 13.2-30.2
No 10,520 1,493 14.2 13.3-15.0 2,315 22.0 21.0-23.0 3,583 34.7 33.6-35.9 3,129 29.1 28.0-30.2
No, Bordeline Diabetes 134 16 9.2 5.4-15.4 30 17.1 11.0-25.6 40 33.0 23.6-44.1 48 40.6 30.5-51.7

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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.

** Northeast NC I: Bertie, Gates, Halifax, Hertford, Northampton, and Warren counties.
Northeast NC II: Beaufort, Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Edgecombe, Hyde, Martin, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell, and Washington counties.
Northeastern Partnership: Northeast NC I and II regions combined.
Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC): Buncombe, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Swain, Transylvania, and Yancey counties.

*** 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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