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2005 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 $0.84. 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 9,491 1,384 14.4 13.4-15.3 2,073 22.5 21.4-23.8 3,435 37.1 35.8-38.5 2,599 26.0 24.8-27.2
Have Health Insurance
Yes 8,115 1,158 14.1 13.1-15.1 1,825 23.7 22.4-25.0 2,925 36.3 34.9-37.7 2,207 25.9 24.7-27.2
No 1,359 223 15.6 13.1-18.4 244 17.2 14.6-20.0 503 40.9 37.2-44.7 389 26.4 23.2-29.9
Body Mass Index
Underweight 152 23 14.7 8.2-25.0 27 20.3 10.9-34.6 61 38.9 28.4-50.5 41 26.1 17.7-36.8
Recommended Range 3,125 439 13.4 11.9-15.1 713 24.7 22.6-27.1 1,158 37.2 34.9-39.6 815 24.7 22.6-26.9
Overweight 3,290 497 14.8 13.2-16.5 710 21.7 19.8-23.7 1,169 36.6 34.4-38.8 914 26.9 25.0-29.0
Obese 2,509 377 15.0 13.2-17.0 553 22.3 20.2-24.6 858 35.3 32.8-37.8 721 27.4 25.2-29.8
Current Smoker
No 7,443 925 12.1 11.2-13.2 1,668 22.8 21.5-24.1 3,067 42.2 40.7-43.8 1,783 22.8 21.5-24.1
Yes 2,006 452 21.7 19.3-24.2 400 21.7 19.0-24.7 351 19.8 17.4-22.4 803 36.8 34.0-39.7
Binge Drinker
No 8,588 1,233 14.2 13.2-15.2 1,913 23.0 21.8-24.3 3,124 37.2 35.9-38.6 2,318 25.5 24.3-26.8
Yes 811 145 16.4 13.4-20.0 150 19.8 16.1-24.1 290 37.1 32.7-41.8 226 26.7 22.8-30.9
Heavy Drinker
No 9,068 1,320 14.5 13.5-15.5 1,992 22.6 21.4-23.9 3,317 37.6 36.3-39.0 2,439 25.3 24.1-26.5
Yes 297 54 15.4 10.7-21.7 57 23.2 16.0-32.5 87 26.8 20.7-33.9 99 34.5 27.6-42.2
Current Asthma
Yes 698 111 16.1 12.6-20.4 159 24.8 20.7-29.5 240 34.3 29.8-39.0 188 24.8 20.9-29.1
No 8,748 1,267 14.2 13.3-15.2 1,904 22.4 21.2-23.7 3,181 37.4 36.0-38.8 2,396 26.0 24.8-27.3
Diabetes
Yes 995 156 15.1 12.6-18.0 199 20.7 17.7-24.1 326 32.1 28.6-35.8 314 32.1 28.4-36.0
Yes, During Pregnancy 76 10 15.8 6.7-32.7 19 22.8 13.8-35.2 30 40.3 27.9-54.1 17 21.2 12.9-32.7
No 8,310 1,196 14.3 13.3-15.3 1,832 22.7 21.4-24.0 3,051 37.7 36.3-39.2 2,231 25.3 24.1-26.6
No, Bordeline Diabetes 107 21 17.1 10.3-27.0 23 23.9 14.9-36.1 27 24.0 15.6-35.2 36 34.9 23.4-48.6

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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.

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