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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Tobacco Use Prevention-MALES

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
-MALES 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
RACE
White 3,653 360 9.8 8.5-11.3 886 24.2 22.3-26.3 1,078 31.4 29.2-33.7 1,329 34.6 32.4-36.8
African American 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
Other Minorities 333 50 18.4 13.3-25.1 90 29.9 23.2-37.6 106 31.4 24.6-39.0 87 20.2 13.5-29.1
AGE
18-24 138 30 19.8 12.9-29.0 32 20.4 13.6-29.3 36 28.9 20.2-39.4 40 30.9 21.3-42.5
25-34 429 64 15.8 11.9-20.8 107 26.0 21.1-31.5 149 34.1 28.8-39.9 109 24.1 19.5-29.3
35-44 753 85 11.4 8.8-14.8 175 24.4 20.8-28.5 227 29.7 25.9-33.9 266 34.4 30.4-38.7
45-54 948 107 11.1 8.9-13.8 234 25.2 21.7-28.9 270 28.8 25.2-32.7 337 34.9 31.1-38.9
55-64 1,037 113 10.8 8.6-13.5 243 23.6 20.4-27.0 296 28.9 25.6-32.5 385 36.7 33.1-40.5
65-74 760 57 7.6 5.6-10.3 190 24.5 21.0-28.3 215 29.0 25.2-33.0 298 39.0 35.0-43.2
75+ 445 37 8.9 6.0-13.0 102 24.2 19.5-29.6 114 25.6 20.7-31.1 192 41.3 35.6-47.3
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 588 82 20.7 15.4-27.3 108 21.3 16.2-27.3 115 23.6 18.2-30.1 283 34.4 29.1-40.1
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,273 147 12.1 9.5-15.3 262 21.3 17.8-25.1 285 24.1 20.5-28.2 579 42.5 38.1-47.0
Some Post-H.S. 1,060 130 13.6 10.8-17.0 246 22.2 18.9-26.0 301 28.3 24.4-32.6 383 35.9 31.6-40.4
College Graduate 1,600 134 8.7 7.1-10.6 469 29.7 26.8-32.7 613 39.2 36.1-42.5 384 22.4 19.9-25.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 374 41 17.8 11.9-25.9 79 23.5 17.4-31.0 78 22.2 15.6-30.5 176 36.5 29.6-44.1
$15,000- 24,999 646 101 20.5 15.1-27.2 143 23.9 18.3-30.5 133 22.9 17.9-28.8 269 32.8 26.2-40.0
$25,000- 34,999 456 56 14.0 9.8-19.6 102 25.8 20.0-32.5 122 26.2 20.7-32.7 176 34.0 28.2-40.3
$35,000- 49,999 667 91 14.5 11.2-18.6 149 20.6 16.7-25.0 199 30.3 25.7-35.3 228 34.7 29.9-39.8
$50,000-74,999 765 69 10.2 7.7-13.6 193 24.5 20.5-29.1 248 33.3 28.7-38.2 255 32.0 27.3-37.0
$75,000+ 1,259 101 8.5 6.5-10.9 361 27.8 24.6-31.1 450 35.7 32.0-39.5 347 28.1 24.8-31.5
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,629 170 12.0 9.8-14.5 345 22.2 19.3-25.4 455 28.9 25.7-32.3 659 37.0 33.7-40.4
No 2,868 319 12.8 10.9-14.9 741 25.3 23.0-27.7 851 30.5 28.0-33.1 957 31.5 28.9-34.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,659 153 9.5 7.7-11.7 401 24.7 21.9-27.8 478 28.7 25.8-31.9 627 37.0 33.7-40.4
Non-Veteran 2,865 340 13.8 11.9-15.9 684 24.0 21.8-26.4 838 30.5 28.0-33.1 1,003 31.7 29.2-34.3

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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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