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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Tobacco Use Prevention-WHITES

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
-WHITES 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
GENDER
Males 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
Females 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
HISPANIC
Hispanic 72 8 9.9 4.4-20.7 19 30.0 17.2-46.9 22 42.3 26.3-60.2 23 17.8 10.3-29.0
Non-Hispanic 8,647 905 10.4 9.5-11.3 2,290 27.1 25.8-28.5 2,562 31.1 29.7-32.6 2,890 31.4 30.0-32.8
AGE
18-24 169 20 11.0 6.7-17.6 50 29.2 21.2-38.6 58 36.2 27.5-45.9 41 23.7 16.7-32.4
25-34 732 84 11.7 9.1-14.9 208 27.9 24.1-32.0 257 33.4 29.3-37.7 183 27.0 23.1-31.3
35-44 1,319 159 11.2 9.3-13.3 366 27.6 24.7-30.6 416 31.5 28.5-34.7 378 29.7 26.8-32.9
45-54 1,819 204 10.3 8.7-12.0 521 28.1 25.6-30.8 534 30.9 28.2-33.7 560 30.7 28.1-33.5
55-64 2,051 216 9.8 8.3-11.5 518 25.5 23.2-27.9 613 30.6 28.2-33.2 704 34.1 31.5-36.7
65-74 1,593 145 8.9 7.4-10.7 417 26.4 23.9-29.1 448 29.3 26.7-32.1 583 35.3 32.6-38.2
75+ 1,003 80 7.7 5.9-10.1 222 23.5 20.4-26.9 247 24.4 21.3-27.9 454 44.4 40.6-48.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 802 93 12.8 9.5-17.1 122 13.8 10.9-17.4 144 20.3 15.7-25.8 443 53.1 47.5-58.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 2,311 273 12.0 10.1-14.2 537 23.9 21.2-26.9 517 25.9 22.9-29.2 984 38.2 35.3-41.2
Some Post-H.S. 2,383 263 10.7 9.1-12.5 632 27.2 24.5-30.0 679 28.3 25.6-31.1 809 33.8 31.0-36.9
College Graduate 3,221 284 8.6 7.4- 9.9 1,017 32.1 29.9-34.3 1,243 39.3 37.1-41.6 677 20.1 18.3-21.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 709 88 12.2 9.3-15.7 121 20.1 15.7-25.4 159 23.8 17.8-31.2 341 43.9 38.0-49.9
$15,000- 24,999 1,132 155 13.5 10.9-16.5 250 24.3 20.1-29.1 231 22.1 18.4-26.3 496 40.1 35.9-44.5
$25,000- 34,999 841 89 11.9 8.9-15.7 215 22.4 18.7-26.6 233 30.4 25.8-35.5 304 35.3 30.8-40.1
$35,000- 49,999 1,305 163 12.2 9.9-14.8 353 28.4 24.8-32.4 380 27.7 24.4-31.3 409 31.7 28.3-35.4
$50,000-74,999 1,459 151 10.5 8.6-12.8 451 31.0 27.7-34.4 438 30.7 27.5-34.2 419 27.8 24.5-31.2
$75,000+ 2,341 194 8.1 6.7- 9.7 732 30.2 27.7-32.8 894 38.4 35.7-41.2 521 23.3 21.0-25.8
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 3,203 345 10.6 9.2-12.2 725 23.0 21.0-25.2 900 29.4 27.1-31.9 1,233 36.9 34.5-39.4
No 5,491 566 10.3 9.2-11.5 1,581 29.1 27.3-30.9 1,679 32.1 30.3-34.0 1,665 28.6 26.9-30.3
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,521 141 8.9 7.3-10.9 380 25.5 22.7-28.6 439 29.5 26.5-32.8 561 36.0 32.7-39.5
Non-Veteran 7,205 772 10.7 9.7-11.7 1,930 27.5 25.9-29.0 2,146 31.5 29.9-33.2 2,357 30.3 28.8-31.9

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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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