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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Tobacco Use Prevention-AFRICAN AMERICANS

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
-AFRICAN AMERICANS 1,600 235 17.2 14.2-20.5 347 22.7 19.9-25.7 378 23.7 20.8-26.8 640 36.5 33.1-39.9
GENDER
Males 525 82 19.9 14.9-26.0 109 20.0 15.9-24.8 123 22.2 17.7-27.4 211 37.9 32.3-43.9
Females 1,075 153 14.7 11.8-18.2 238 25.1 21.5-29.0 255 25.1 21.5-29.0 429 35.2 31.5-39.0
HISPANIC
Hispanic 13 1 11.3 1.5-51.4 4 14.7 4.3-40.0 5 58.0 24.9-85.2 3 16.0 3.2-52.0
Non-Hispanic 1,578 233 17.1 14.2-20.5 342 22.8 20.0-25.9 371 23.5 20.6-26.7 632 36.6 33.2-40.1
AGE
18-24 52 12 32.5 17.7-51.8 13 19.6 10.3-34.1 10 13.1 6.1-26.2 17 34.8 20.2-52.9
25-34 182 30 19.8 12.3-30.5 53 27.8 20.5-36.5 56 33.6 25.2-43.1 43 18.8 13.3-25.7
35-44 306 44 13.8 9.4-19.8 71 22.6 17.0-29.4 86 27.6 21.4-34.8 105 36.0 29.2-43.5
45-54 379 60 15.3 11.2-20.5 81 23.1 17.6-29.7 89 23.0 17.5-29.6 149 38.7 32.1-45.6
55-64 305 52 18.7 13.4-25.4 68 22.2 16.6-28.9 64 21.1 15.7-27.8 121 38.0 31.1-45.5
65-74 229 28 12.3 7.7-19.0 37 16.0 10.7-23.1 45 14.8 10.1-21.2 119 56.9 48.5-64.9
75+ 130 9 8.1 4.0-15.6 20 19.8 11.8-31.1 23 16.0 9.2-26.4 78 56.1 44.4-67.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 258 24 18.8 9.8-33.1 37 15.0 9.3-23.4 56 18.4 13.2-25.1 141 47.7 38.2-57.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 555 84 17.5 12.8-23.6 111 19.6 15.3-24.7 105 17.5 13.5-22.4 255 45.4 39.2-51.7
Some Post-H.S. 410 69 20.0 14.6-26.9 99 26.0 20.6-32.3 101 23.3 18.1-29.5 141 30.6 25.0-36.9
College Graduate 374 58 12.3 8.9-16.7 100 27.7 22.0-34.3 114 36.5 29.6-44.0 102 23.5 18.3-29.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 284 43 18.5 11.5-28.3 52 21.1 15.3-28.4 56 17.2 12.4-23.2 133 43.2 35.1-51.7
$15,000- 24,999 335 45 22.1 13.9-33.3 77 21.3 15.4-28.6 77 18.7 13.4-25.5 136 37.9 30.1-46.4
$25,000- 34,999 205 40 17.6 11.3-26.4 41 19.5 13.3-27.7 46 26.2 18.4-35.7 78 36.7 28.6-45.6
$35,000- 49,999 237 36 16.2 10.8-23.5 61 28.6 21.3-37.3 63 23.0 16.9-30.6 77 32.2 24.8-40.7
$50,000-74,999 188 27 14.6 9.0-22.8 49 21.5 15.1-29.7 55 36.7 27.4-47.2 57 27.1 19.5-36.5
$75,000+ 182 24 12.0 7.2-19.5 49 29.9 21.8-39.5 52 30.8 22.2-41.0 57 27.2 20.0-36.0
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 646 95 17.0 13.0-22.0 128 22.7 18.2-27.9 137 18.9 15.1-23.3 286 41.4 36.2-46.8
No 939 138 17.3 13.5-21.9 217 22.8 19.3-26.6 235 25.9 22.1-30.2 349 34.0 29.8-38.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 216 31 14.8 9.4-22.5 45 21.2 14.7-29.6 55 24.1 17.3-32.6 85 39.9 31.6-48.8
Non-Veteran 1,384 204 17.6 14.4-21.4 302 23.0 20.0-26.3 323 23.6 20.5-27.0 555 35.8 32.2-39.6

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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.

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