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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina**

Tobacco Use Prevention

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
-Piedmont NC 5,389 601 12.9 11.5-14.4 1,451 27.4 25.7-29.2 1,611 30.4 28.6-32.2 1,726 29.4 27.6-31.2
GENDER
Male 2,216 242 13.4 11.3-15.8 563 24.7 22.3-27.3 672 30.3 27.6-33.1 739 31.6 28.7-34.6
Female 3,173 359 12.3 10.6-14.2 888 30.2 27.8-32.7 939 30.5 28.2-32.9 987 27.0 25.0-29.2
RACE
White 4,303 437 10.4 9.1-11.8 1,185 28.1 26.2-30.1 1,306 31.1 29.1-33.1 1,375 30.5 28.5-32.5
African American 760 115 18.2 14.1-23.1 183 25.2 21.2-29.6 177 24.8 20.7-29.4 285 31.8 27.5-36.5
Other Minorities 313 47 19.4 13.7-26.8 83 27.3 20.9-34.9 124 35.3 28.1-43.1 59 18.0 11.3-27.3
HISPANIC
Hispanic 226 35 18.6 12.5-26.7 55 26.7 19.1-35.9 102 40.8 31.9-50.4 34 13.9 6.5-27.2
Non-Hispanic 5,155 565 12.3 10.9-13.9 1,396 27.5 25.8-29.3 1,507 29.5 27.7-31.3 1,687 30.7 28.9-32.6
AGE
18-24 142 27 21.2 14.0-30.8 39 25.9 18.2-35.4 41 26.3 18.4-36.0 35 26.6 17.7-37.9
25-34 547 69 14.2 10.6-18.8 159 29.7 25.1-34.8 194 33.0 28.2-38.2 125 23.0 18.9-27.8
35-44 939 115 12.3 9.8-15.3 264 27.5 24.1-31.2 315 33.6 29.9-37.4 245 26.6 23.2-30.3
45-54 1,179 139 11.5 9.4-13.9 354 29.4 26.1-32.9 354 31.0 27.6-34.7 332 28.1 24.9-31.6
55-64 1,170 126 11.1 9.0-13.8 307 26.0 22.9-29.3 334 29.0 25.8-32.4 403 33.9 30.5-37.4
65-74 836 73 9.4 7.2-12.3 208 25.2 21.7-29.0 223 27.1 23.5-31.1 332 38.2 34.3-42.4
75+ 538 47 9.1 6.4-12.7 114 22.7 18.4-27.7 141 24.3 19.9-29.4 236 43.9 38.4-49.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 565 76 21.5 15.8-28.6 96 18.5 13.7-24.6 132 27.0 21.1-33.9 261 32.9 27.5-38.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,391 165 14.3 11.3-17.9 322 22.9 19.6-26.5 315 24.0 20.5-27.9 589 38.7 34.5-43.1
Some Post-H.S. 1,417 177 13.5 11.0-16.4 383 28.6 25.2-32.3 397 25.6 22.4-28.9 460 32.4 28.7-36.2
College Graduate 2,005 183 8.7 7.2-10.4 649 32.6 30.0-35.4 764 39.6 36.7-42.5 409 19.1 17.0-21.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 441 66 22.3 15.2-31.6 79 20.3 14.4-27.9 101 23.3 15.9-32.9 195 34.0 27.1-41.6
$15,000- 24,999 766 114 20.1 15.0-26.2 153 20.5 16.0-25.8 182 25.5 20.7-31.1 317 33.9 27.8-40.6
$25,000- 34,999 517 57 13.9 9.7-19.6 137 26.2 20.9-32.4 147 27.2 22.0-33.1 176 32.6 27.2-38.5
$35,000- 49,999 765 101 13.2 10.2-16.9 206 29.3 24.6-34.4 206 26.3 22.0-31.0 252 31.2 26.9-36.0
$50,000-74,999 806 86 11.4 8.7-14.6 254 31.4 27.0-36.0 249 31.3 27.1-35.8 217 26.0 21.7-30.7
$75,000+ 1,513 126 8.4 6.7-10.5 503 32.7 29.6-36.0 564 37.6 34.3-41.0 320 21.3 18.7-24.2
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,813 215 14.4 11.8-17.3 418 24.0 21.2-27.0 518 28.0 25.1-31.1 662 33.7 30.5-37.0
No 3,559 384 12.3 10.6-14.1 1,031 28.8 26.7-31.0 1,088 31.3 29.1-33.6 1,056 27.6 25.4-29.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 759 72 9.2 6.7-12.5 201 26.5 22.4-31.1 207 26.9 22.7-31.6 279 37.4 32.4-42.6
Non-Veteran 4,629 529 13.4 11.9-15.1 1,250 27.5 25.7-29.5 1,404 30.9 29.0-32.9 1,446 28.1 26.2-30.1

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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.

Eastern North Carolina: Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Brunswick, Camden, Carteret, Chowan, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Currituck, Dare, Duplin, Edgecombe, Gates, Greene, Halifax, Harnett, Hertford, Hoke, Hyde, Johnston, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Nash, New Hanover, Northampton, Onslow, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Pender, Perquimans, Pitt, Robeson, Sampson, Scotland, Tyrrell, Washington, Wayne, and Wilson counties.
**Piedmont North Carolina: Alamance, Alexander, Anson, Cabarrus, Caswell, Catawba, Chatham, Cleveland, Davidson, Davie, Durham, Forsyth, Franklin, Gaston, Granville, Guilford, Iredell, Lee, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Moore, Orange, Person, Randolph, Richmond, Rockingham, Rowan, Stanly, Stokes, Union, Vance, Wake, Warren, and Yadkin counties.
Western North Carolina: Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Buncombe, Burke, Caldwell, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Surry, Swain, Transylvania, Watauga, Wilkes, and Yancey counties.

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