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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Tobacco Use Prevention-WHITE 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
-WHITE 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
AGE
18-24 78 10 11.9 5.9-22.6 19 23.0 13.6-36.2 24 36.8 24.5-50.9 25 28.4 18.1-41.5
25-34 300 40 11.9 8.4-16.6 68 21.7 16.7-27.7 107 35.9 29.6-42.6 85 30.5 24.4-37.4
35-44 562 63 9.8 7.4-12.9 130 24.6 20.5-29.1 162 29.2 24.9-33.9 207 36.3 31.7-41.2
45-54 756 78 9.7 7.5-12.5 192 25.5 21.8-29.5 224 30.5 26.5-34.8 262 34.3 30.3-38.7
55-64 882 89 9.2 7.2-11.8 207 23.8 20.5-27.5 256 29.7 26.1-33.5 330 37.3 33.4-41.2
65-74 663 47 6.3 4.6- 8.6 172 25.7 21.9-29.8 199 31.5 27.5-35.8 245 36.5 32.4-40.9
75+ 401 33 8.6 5.7-12.9 95 26.1 21.2-31.6 101 25.4 20.6-30.9 172 39.9 34.4-45.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 367 40 11.8 7.3-18.5 56 12.2 8.6-17.0 62 21.8 15.0-30.7 209 54.2 45.9-62.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 983 107 10.2 7.7-13.4 209 22.3 18.3-26.9 218 26.0 21.6-31.0 449 41.5 37.0-46.0
Some Post-H.S. 880 97 10.3 8.0-13.3 210 22.8 19.0-27.0 248 29.0 24.6-33.8 325 37.9 33.1-43.0
College Graduate 1,418 116 8.8 7.0-10.9 410 29.2 26.3-32.4 549 39.0 35.8-42.4 343 23.0 20.3-25.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 232 14 4.9 2.6- 8.9 48 26.0 18.3-35.7 49 20.0 13.8-28.0 121 49.1 39.8-58.4
$15,000- 24,999 446 63 13.2 9.5-18.1 96 23.9 17.0-32.4 83 21.6 16.1-28.5 204 41.3 34.7-48.2
$25,000- 34,999 343 41 13.4 8.6-20.2 75 21.3 15.6-28.5 89 28.2 21.0-36.6 138 37.1 30.0-44.9
$35,000- 49,999 538 69 12.9 9.6-17.3 120 19.5 15.6-24.1 160 31.8 26.4-37.7 189 35.8 30.5-41.5
$50,000-74,999 679 64 10.2 7.5-13.6 176 25.6 21.3-30.6 216 31.7 27.0-36.8 223 32.5 27.5-38.0
$75,000+ 1,131 83 7.7 5.8-10.2 324 27.2 23.9-30.7 410 36.4 32.5-40.5 314 28.7 25.3-32.5
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,305 126 9.5 7.6-11.9 274 21.5 18.4-24.9 372 29.9 26.2-33.8 533 39.1 35.4-43.0
No 2,330 232 9.9 8.3-11.7 612 25.5 23.1-28.1 703 32.2 29.5-35.1 783 32.4 29.8-35.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,422 126 8.6 6.9-10.6 353 25.4 22.5-28.6 412 29.2 26.1-32.6 531 36.7 33.2-40.4
Non-Veteran 2,229 234 10.3 8.7-12.2 533 23.7 21.3-26.3 666 32.4 29.5-35.3 796 33.6 30.9-36.4

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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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