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2007 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 $0.92 and the NC tax recently increased to $0.35.
How much additional tax on a pack of cigarettes, above the current 35 cents, would you be willing to support if a considerable portion
of the money raised was used to fund smoking prevention 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 5,609 668 12.4 11.2-13.8 1,272 23.9 22.2-25.7 1,806 33.0 31.1-35.0 1,863 30.7 28.9-32.5
Have Health Insurance
Yes 4,891 558 11.8 10.6-13.2 1,104 23.3 21.6-25.0 1,603 33.4 31.4-35.4 1,626 31.5 29.7-33.4
No 705 109 15.1 11.6-19.5 165 26.4 21.1-32.4 201 31.8 26.7-37.4 230 26.7 22.3-31.5
Body Mass Index
Underweight 89 10 7.8 3.7-15.6 20 35.8 19.0-57.0 30 30.4 18.2-46.1 29 26.0 15.5-40.1
Recommended Range 1,753 235 14.8 12.5-17.4 375 21.0 18.4-23.8 586 35.3 31.9-38.8 557 29.0 25.9-32.3
Overweight 1,984 210 11.7 9.5-14.3 472 24.1 21.4-27.0 638 32.8 29.7-36.1 664 31.4 28.5-34.4
Obese 1,564 201 11.8 9.8-14.2 357 24.1 20.9-27.5 486 32.3 28.8-36.0 520 31.8 28.6-35.3
Current Smoker
No 4,415 454 10.7 9.4-12.1 1,043 24.7 22.7-26.7 1,636 37.6 35.4-39.8 1,282 27.1 25.2-29.0
Yes 1,182 214 18.4 15.3-21.9 224 21.2 17.8-25.1 166 17.9 14.4-22.1 578 42.5 38.4-46.7
COPD
Yes 488 59 9.5 6.9-12.9 89 17.7 13.5-22.8 126 34.0 27.4-41.4 214 38.8 33.0-44.9
No 5,100 607 12.6 11.3-14.1 1,179 24.3 22.5-26.2 1,676 33.0 31.1-35.1 1,638 30.0 28.2-31.9
Binge Drinker
No 5,093 597 12.0 10.7-13.4 1,171 24.3 22.6-26.2 1,648 33.3 31.4-35.3 1,677 30.4 28.6-32.2
Yes 481 70 15.9 11.6-21.4 96 21.6 16.3-27.9 141 29.4 23.1-36.5 174 33.2 27.4-39.5
Heavy Drinker
No 5,332 643 12.4 11.1-13.8 1,217 23.9 22.2-25.8 1,724 33.4 31.5-35.4 1,748 30.2 28.4-32.0
Yes 214 20 14.6 8.2-24.6 38 13.3 9.0-19.3 65 29.6 21.3-39.4 91 42.5 33.6-52.0
Current Asthma
Yes 438 45 8.4 5.5-12.8 84 17.3 12.7-22.9 149 39.1 31.9-46.7 160 35.2 28.2-43.0
No 5,148 622 12.8 11.5-14.2 1,186 24.5 22.7-26.4 1,652 32.6 30.6-34.6 1,688 30.2 28.4-32.0
Diabetes
Yes 680 72 10.6 8.0-14.0 137 22.2 18.2-26.8 201 28.0 23.9-32.5 270 39.2 34.6-44.1
No 4,826 586 12.6 11.2-14.0 1,117 24.2 22.3-26.1 1,571 33.5 31.5-35.6 1,552 29.8 27.9-31.7
Disability
Yes 2,053 232 11.6 9.7-14.0 390 19.0 16.6-21.7 642 33.7 30.7-36.9 789 35.6 32.6-38.7
No 3,525 434 12.8 11.3-14.5 874 26.0 23.8-28.4 1,157 32.7 30.4-35.1 1,060 28.5 26.4-30.6
Hypertension
Yes 2,098 237 10.7 9.0-12.7 437 21.4 18.9-24.2 633 30.8 27.9-33.9 791 37.1 34.2-40.0
No 3,502 429 13.0 11.5-14.8 832 24.9 22.7-27.2 1,171 33.9 31.6-36.4 1,070 28.2 26.0-30.4

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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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