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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Tobacco Use Prevention--By Risks, Conditions, and Quality of Life Measures

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
Have Health Insurance
Yes 9,786 1,052 11.1 10.2-12.1 2,570 27.1 25.8-28.4 2,888 30.8 29.5-32.2 3,276 31.0 29.7-32.3
No 1,284 200 18.6 15.2-22.5 269 23.7 20.2-27.7 341 27.6 23.8-31.7 474 30.1 26.2-34.4
Body Mass Index
Underweight 145 16 10.5 5.0-20.7 30 24.9 14.2-39.8 39 34.2 22.3-48.5 60 30.5 21.3-41.5
Recommended Range 3,441 370 11.8 10.1-13.9 952 29.2 26.9-31.6 1,028 30.5 28.2-33.0 1,091 28.5 26.3-30.8
Overweight 4,005 439 12.4 10.9-14.2 1,037 26.7 24.8-28.8 1,188 31.4 29.3-33.5 1,341 29.5 27.6-31.5
Obese 3,103 395 13.4 11.7-15.4 738 24.3 22.1-26.8 873 28.0 25.6-30.5 1,097 34.3 31.5-37.1
Current Smoker
No 8,867 911 10.8 9.9-11.9 2,451 28.7 27.3-30.2 2,968 34.7 33.2-36.2 2,537 25.8 24.4-27.1
Yes 2,187 341 18.4 15.8-21.3 380 18.5 16.2-21.0 259 14.1 11.7-16.8 1,207 49.1 45.8-52.3
History of CVD**
Yes 1,351 124 11.5 8.4-15.6 300 22.6 19.8-25.7 334 25.0 21.9-28.4 593 40.9 37.3-44.5
No 9,643 1,123 12.5 11.5-13.6 2,523 26.8 25.5-28.2 2,883 30.8 29.4-32.3 3,114 29.8 28.5-31.2
Binge Drinker
No 9,922 1,090 11.8 10.8-12.9 2,556 26.8 25.5-28.1 2,954 31.3 30.0-32.7 3,322 30.0 28.8-31.4
Yes 1,074 155 15.8 12.6-19.6 271 25.7 22.0-29.8 267 24.9 21.1-29.2 381 33.6 29.2-38.3
Heavy Drinker
No 10,492 1,190 12.3 11.3-13.3 2,710 27.0 25.7-28.3 3,100 30.8 29.4-32.1 3,492 29.9 28.6-31.2
Yes 439 50 16.1 10.8-23.5 107 20.1 15.8-25.3 99 21.9 16.1-29.0 183 41.9 34.9-49.1
Current Asthma
Yes 906 104 12.9 9.3-17.5 199 21.2 17.7-25.2 272 32.1 27.2-37.3 331 33.9 29.4-38.7
No 10,136 1,146 12.4 11.4-13.5 2,632 27.0 25.7-28.3 2,949 30.1 28.7-31.4 3,409 30.5 29.2-31.9
Diabetes
Yes 1,315 131 8.8 7.0-10.9 296 26.8 23.3-30.6 339 25.6 22.5-29.0 549 38.8 35.2-42.5
No 9,769 1,123 12.8 11.7-13.9 2,546 26.5 25.2-27.8 2,894 30.7 29.3-32.1 3,206 30.0 28.7-31.4
Disability
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

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**History of Cardiovascular Disease: includes history of heart attack or coronary heart disease or stroke.

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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