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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: 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%)
TOTAL 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
GENDER
Male 4,528 493 12.6 11.1-14.2 1,086 24.2 22.4-26.1 1,316 30.0 28.0-32.0 1,633 33.2 31.2-35.3
Female 6,560 761 12.2 11.0-13.5 1,756 28.9 27.3-30.6 1,920 30.5 28.9-32.2 2,123 28.3 26.9-29.9
RACE
White 8,728 913 10.4 9.5-11.3 2,310 27.1 25.8-28.5 2,585 31.2 29.8-32.7 2,920 31.3 29.9-32.7
African American 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
Asian 61 9 15.2 6.2-32.8 18 28.5 16.1-45.3 25 34.8 20.8-52.0 9 21.5 8.4-45.0
Native American 210 24 10.6 6.3-17.4 55 29.7 21.1-40.1 45 23.4 16.4-32.2 86 36.3 27.9-45.5
Other Minorities 452 68 19.7 14.7-26.0 111 29.0 23.2-35.6 189 36.1 29.9-42.8 84 15.2 10.0-22.5
HISPANIC
Hispanic 411 65 18.0 13.3-24.0 108 29.4 23.2-36.4 173 39.3 32.6-46.3 65 13.3 7.9-21.7
-English Speaking 150 20 12.3 6.8-21.2 42 28.2 17.3-42.4 49 32.1 20.2-46.8 39 27.4 11.7-51.8
-Spanish Speaking 261 45 20.0 14.2-27.4 66 29.8 22.7-38.0 124 41.7 34.2-49.7 26 8.5 5.5-13.0
Non-Hispanic 10,653 1,188 12.0 11.0-13.0 2,732 26.3 25.1-27.6 3,059 29.5 28.3-30.9 3,674 32.2 30.9-33.5
AGE
18-24 311 57 19.5 14.4-25.9 83 25.6 19.9-32.2 99 30.3 24.1-37.3 72 24.6 18.4-32.1
25-34 1,073 137 13.6 11.0-16.6 308 29.3 25.9-33.0 375 34.1 30.5-37.8 253 23.0 20.0-26.3
35-44 1,814 227 12.2 10.3-14.3 488 27.2 24.6-29.9 578 31.5 28.9-34.3 521 29.2 26.6-31.9
45-54 2,325 284 11.5 9.9-13.2 626 26.8 24.5-29.2 666 29.8 27.4-32.4 749 31.9 29.5-34.4
55-64 2,460 276 11.2 9.7-12.9 608 25.0 22.9-27.2 709 29.1 26.9-31.5 867 34.7 32.3-37.1
65-74 1,880 178 9.6 8.1-11.4 470 24.8 22.5-27.3 511 27.5 25.1-30.1 721 38.0 35.4-40.8
75+ 1,159 90 7.7 6.0- 9.9 247 22.8 19.8-26.1 279 23.1 20.2-26.4 543 46.4 42.6-50.1
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,311 156 17.5 13.9-21.8 230 20.8 17.2-25.0 287 25.7 21.7-30.0 638 36.0 32.2-40.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 3,056 386 13.8 11.8-16.0 684 22.7 20.4-25.2 686 24.8 22.3-27.5 1,300 38.8 36.0-41.7
Some Post-H.S. 2,945 353 12.7 11.0-14.7 761 27.2 24.8-29.7 838 27.3 25.0-29.8 993 32.8 30.3-35.4
College Graduate 3,759 359 9.1 8.0-10.4 1,165 31.4 29.4-33.5 1,420 39.0 36.9-41.1 815 20.5 18.8-22.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,130 155 18.3 14.1-23.5 205 21.7 17.7-26.3 255 23.7 19.2-29.0 515 36.2 31.8-40.9
$15,000- 24,999 1,670 233 17.4 14.1-21.2 377 24.3 20.8-28.2 385 24.7 21.3-28.4 675 33.6 29.6-37.8
$25,000- 34,999 1,146 143 13.6 10.8-17.0 281 24.5 20.8-28.6 317 29.4 25.5-33.6 405 32.6 28.9-36.5
$35,000- 49,999 1,620 207 12.7 10.6-15.2 436 28.2 25.0-31.7 468 27.6 24.6-30.8 509 31.5 28.4-34.7
$50,000-74,999 1,707 184 11.1 9.2-13.2 510 29.5 26.6-32.7 521 31.9 28.8-35.1 492 27.5 24.6-30.7
$75,000+ 2,610 226 8.5 7.1-10.1 808 30.6 28.2-33.0 980 37.6 35.0-40.2 596 23.4 21.2-25.7
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 4,112 464 12.5 10.9-14.2 918 23.2 21.3-25.2 1,133 28.3 26.3-30.5 1,597 36.0 33.9-38.2
No 6,916 784 12.4 11.2-13.7 1,918 28.1 26.5-29.7 2,086 31.1 29.5-32.8 2,128 28.4 26.8-30.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,810 177 9.9 8.1-12.0 442 25.0 22.3-27.9 518 28.4 25.6-31.4 673 36.7 33.5-39.9
Non-Veteran 9,274 1,077 12.9 11.8-14.0 2,399 26.8 25.4-28.2 2,718 30.6 29.2-32.1 3,080 29.8 28.4-31.2

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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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