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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern North Carolina**

Tobacco Use Prevention

The North Carolina tax on a pack of cigarettes is currently 35 cents and the national average is $1.11.
How much more tax would you be willing to support if most of the money raised was used to fund
youth-smoking prevention programs and treatment o ptions for smokers 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%)
North Carolina 11,088 1,254 12.4 11.4-13.5 2,842 26.5 25.3-27.8 3,236 30.3 29.0-31.6 3,756 30.8 29.5-32.1
-Eastern NC 3,645 426 12.1 10.6-13.7 860 24.3 22.2-26.5 1,018 30.3 28.0-32.7 1,341 33.3 31.2-35.5
GENDER
Male 1,437 159 11.6 9.5-14.2 306 22.6 19.3-26.2 399 30.6 27.0-34.5 573 35.2 31.8-38.7
Female 2,208 267 12.5 10.7-14.6 554 26.2 23.8-28.6 619 30.0 27.4-32.7 768 31.3 28.9-33.8
RACE
White 2,517 263 10.0 8.6-11.6 628 25.4 22.9-28.1 718 32.4 29.6-35.5 908 32.2 29.7-34.8
African American 787 114 15.9 12.4-20.1 151 17.1 14.1-20.6 190 22.0 18.5-25.9 332 45.0 40.2-49.9
Other Minorities 323 47 16.6 11.0-24.2 81 32.0 24.5-40.5 101 32.9 25.7-41.0 94 18.5 14.0-24.2
HISPANIC
Hispanic 146 23 16.2 9.3-26.6 40 33.5 23.7-44.9 57 37.9 28.1-48.8 26 12.4 7.6-19.6
Non-Hispanic 3,486 403 11.8 10.3-13.4 819 23.6 21.5-25.7 959 29.7 27.4-32.2 1,305 34.9 32.7-37.2
AGE
18-24 119 20 15.4 9.2-24.7 31 22.8 14.5-34.1 40 38.0 27.3-50.0 28 23.7 15.8-34.0
25-34 362 47 13.0 9.3-17.9 105 29.4 23.8-35.6 121 36.0 30.0-42.5 89 21.7 17.3-26.8
35-44 608 82 12.4 9.6-15.8 149 26.5 22.1-31.4 190 28.8 24.8-33.3 187 32.3 27.8-37.1
45-54 730 90 11.3 8.9-14.3 168 22.0 18.7-25.8 198 27.3 23.6-31.4 274 39.3 35.0-43.8
55-64 801 97 12.0 9.7-14.9 189 23.4 20.1-27.0 215 28.1 24.6-31.9 300 36.5 32.6-40.4
65-74 639 66 11.0 8.3-14.3 143 19.7 16.6-23.4 169 27.6 23.6-31.9 261 41.7 37.3-46.3
75+ 364 24 5.9 3.8- 9.2 70 20.2 15.8-25.5 78 21.1 16.7-26.3 192 52.7 46.8-58.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 489 51 13.3 8.8-19.5 80 22.0 16.3-29.0 107 27.3 21.3-34.3 251 37.4 31.4-43.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,071 139 13.0 10.3-16.2 217 21.1 17.1-25.7 241 25.4 21.2-30.1 474 40.6 36.2-45.1
Some Post-H.S. 998 114 11.6 9.2-14.5 254 25.6 22.0-29.6 285 30.3 26.1-35.0 345 32.5 28.5-36.6
College Graduate 1,083 122 11.0 8.8-13.6 309 27.8 24.6-31.2 384 37.4 33.7-41.3 268 23.8 20.8-27.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 434 51 14.8 9.8-21.7 77 21.6 15.6-29.1 95 25.2 19.0-32.6 211 38.4 31.9-45.4
$15,000- 24,999 545 67 12.9 8.9-18.3 129 28.7 22.1-36.4 127 25.2 19.5-32.0 222 33.1 27.5-39.2
$25,000- 34,999 399 63 15.0 10.9-20.3 83 22.3 16.4-29.6 104 30.8 23.8-38.9 149 31.9 25.9-38.5
$35,000- 49,999 535 71 13.2 9.8-17.5 139 25.1 20.8-29.9 155 29.5 24.8-34.6 170 32.2 27.3-37.6
$50,000-74,999 596 68 10.7 7.9-14.3 161 25.8 21.4-30.7 181 33.8 28.5-39.6 186 29.7 25.0-34.8
$75,000+ 740 71 9.4 7.1-12.3 203 25.2 21.6-29.2 266 35.6 31.0-40.6 200 29.8 25.5-34.6
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,458 159 10.8 8.8-13.2 303 21.3 18.5-24.4 377 28.2 24.8-31.9 619 39.7 36.3-43.3
No 2,163 265 12.8 10.8-15.0 555 26.1 23.3-29.0 633 31.4 28.4-34.5 710 29.8 27.2-32.6
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 726 72 11.2 8.5-14.7 157 22.1 18.2-26.6 217 31.8 27.5-36.4 280 34.8 30.6-39.3
Non-Veteran 2,917 354 12.3 10.6-14.2 702 24.8 22.4-27.3 801 30.0 27.4-32.7 1,060 33.0 30.6-35.5

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^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.

**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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