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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Tobacco Use Prevention-FEMALES

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
-FEMALES 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 5,075 553 10.9 9.8-12.2 1,424 30.1 28.2-32.0 1,507 31.0 29.2-32.9 1,591 27.9 26.2-29.7
African American 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
Other Minorities 390 51 17.6 11.3-26.4 94 27.6 21.1-35.3 153 39.0 31.8-46.7 92 15.8 11.6-21.0
AGE
18-24 173 27 19.2 12.4-28.5 51 31.9 23.3-41.9 63 32.0 23.9-41.3 32 16.9 11.2-24.7
25-34 644 73 11.1 8.3-14.6 201 33.2 28.8-37.9 226 34.0 29.6-38.7 144 21.8 18.2-25.9
35-44 1,061 142 13.0 10.7-15.6 313 30.2 26.8-33.8 351 33.5 30.0-37.1 255 23.3 20.3-26.6
45-54 1,377 177 11.8 9.9-14.0 392 28.5 25.6-31.6 396 30.8 27.6-34.2 412 28.8 25.9-32.0
55-64 1,423 163 11.6 9.6-13.9 365 26.4 23.6-29.4 413 29.4 26.4-32.5 482 32.7 29.7-35.8
65-74 1,120 121 11.6 9.4-14.2 280 25.2 22.2-28.4 296 26.1 23.1-29.4 423 37.1 33.7-40.6
75+ 714 53 6.8 4.9- 9.3 145 21.8 18.1-26.1 165 21.4 17.8-25.5 351 50.0 45.2-54.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 723 74 13.0 9.3-17.8 122 20.2 15.5-25.8 172 28.5 23.4-34.3 355 38.3 33.2-43.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,783 239 15.7 12.8-19.1 422 24.3 21.4-27.5 401 25.5 22.2-29.1 721 34.5 31.3-37.8
Some Post-H.S. 1,885 223 12.0 10.0-14.3 515 31.3 28.1-34.7 537 26.4 23.7-29.3 610 30.2 27.3-33.3
College Graduate 2,159 225 9.5 8.0-11.3 696 33.2 30.5-36.0 807 38.8 36.0-41.6 431 18.5 16.5-20.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 756 114 18.8 13.3-26.0 126 20.0 15.2-25.9 177 25.2 19.3-32.1 339 36.0 30.7-41.7
$15,000- 24,999 1,024 132 14.0 11.0-17.6 234 24.8 21.0-29.1 252 26.6 22.5-31.3 406 34.6 30.5-38.9
$25,000- 34,999 690 87 13.2 9.8-17.6 179 23.2 18.9-28.2 195 32.4 27.3-38.0 229 31.1 26.6-36.1
$35,000- 49,999 953 116 11.1 8.7-14.1 287 35.3 30.6-40.3 269 25.1 21.4-29.2 281 28.5 24.7-32.6
$50,000-74,999 942 115 12.0 9.6-15.0 317 35.2 31.2-39.4 273 30.3 26.4-34.4 237 22.5 19.4-25.9
$75,000+ 1,351 125 8.5 6.9-10.5 447 34.1 30.7-37.8 530 40.0 36.6-43.5 249 17.4 14.9-20.2
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 2,483 294 13.0 10.8-15.5 573 24.2 21.9-26.6 678 27.8 25.3-30.5 938 35.0 32.3-37.8
No 4,048 465 11.9 10.5-13.5 1,177 31.1 29.0-33.3 1,235 31.9 29.8-34.0 1,171 25.1 23.4-26.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 151 24 14.2 8.6-22.3 41 28.4 19.1-39.9 40 25.0 17.2-34.8 46 32.5 22.6-44.2
Non-Veteran 6,409 737 12.2 11.0-13.5 1,715 28.9 27.2-30.6 1,880 30.7 29.0-32.4 2,077 28.2 26.8-29.8

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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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