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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Western 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
-Western NC 2,054 227 11.1 9.3-13.2 531 27.1 24.4-30.0 607 29.6 27.0-32.4 689 32.2 29.5-35.0
GENDER
Male 875 92 11.0 8.5-14.2 217 25.6 21.6-30.0 245 27.2 23.3-31.4 321 36.2 32.0-40.7
Female 1,179 135 11.2 8.8-14.0 314 28.7 25.2-32.4 362 32.0 28.6-35.7 368 28.1 24.9-31.5
RACE
White 1,908 213 11.0 9.2-13.0 497 26.5 24.0-29.2 561 29.8 27.1-32.6 637 32.7 30.0-35.5
African American 53 6 8.3 3.5-18.5 13 38.0 21.1-58.4 11 18.7 9.5-33.6 23 35.0 20.4-53.1
Other Minorities 87 7 14.1 5.4-32.0 20 31.1 15.3-52.9 34 31.7 18.6-48.6 26 23.1 12.6-38.5
HISPANIC
Hispanic 39 7 20.3 7.5-44.3 13 37.1 16.2-64.3 14 30.7 14.3-54.0 5 12.0 3.4-34.6
Non-Hispanic 2,012 220 10.7 9.0-12.7 517 26.7 24.2-29.4 593 29.6 27.0-32.3 682 33.0 30.3-35.8
AGE
18-24 50 10 23.3 11.8-40.6 13 33.9 19.5-52.2 18 28.7 16.9-44.3 9 14.1 6.7-27.3
25-34 164 21 11.9 7.3-18.8 44 27.5 19.4-37.4 60 34.9 26.7-44.2 39 25.7 18.3-34.8
35-44 267 30 10.7 7.1-15.8 75 26.8 21.1-33.2 73 26.4 20.4-33.4 89 36.2 29.5-43.3
45-54 416 55 11.5 8.6-15.3 104 24.4 19.9-29.6 114 29.2 24.2-34.7 143 34.9 29.5-40.6
55-64 489 53 9.7 7.2-12.9 112 24.2 20.1-29.0 160 31.8 27.2-36.8 164 34.2 29.5-39.3
65-74 405 39 8.2 5.9-11.4 119 31.3 26.2-36.9 119 28.6 23.8-33.9 128 31.9 26.9-37.4
75+ 257 19 5.8 3.5- 9.5 63 27.4 21.3-34.6 60 22.4 17.1-28.7 115 44.4 37.2-51.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 257 29 12.2 7.3-19.7 54 26.7 17.5-38.5 48 16.4 11.2-23.5 126 44.7 35.6-54.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 594 82 13.3 9.6-18.1 145 25.1 20.5-30.3 130 26.5 21.3-32.3 237 35.2 30.2-40.5
Some Post-H.S. 530 62 11.8 8.7-15.8 124 23.8 19.4-28.9 156 28.7 23.9-33.9 188 35.7 30.3-41.4
College Graduate 671 54 8.1 5.9-10.9 207 31.7 27.3-36.5 272 38.8 34.3-43.5 138 21.4 17.7-25.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 255 38 14.1 8.5-22.5 49 25.8 17.8-35.7 59 21.9 15.4-30.2 109 38.2 29.9-47.3
$15,000- 24,999 359 52 15.7 10.9-22.2 95 30.2 22.5-39.3 76 20.6 15.1-27.4 136 33.5 27.1-40.5
$25,000- 34,999 230 23 8.9 5.4-14.3 61 22.6 17.0-29.4 66 34.5 27.1-42.8 80 34.0 27.0-41.8
$35,000- 49,999 320 35 10.0 6.8-14.5 91 29.7 22.9-37.6 107 29.4 23.4-36.1 87 30.9 24.3-38.4
$50,000-74,999 305 30 10.8 7.1-16.1 95 30.2 24.2-37.0 91 29.9 23.2-37.6 89 29.1 23.0-36.0
$75,000+ 357 29 7.0 4.7-10.4 102 27.5 22.5-33.1 150 42.4 36.3-48.7 76 23.2 18.2-29.2
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 841 90 9.3 7.1-12.1 197 24.3 20.4-28.7 238 29.7 25.7-34.1 316 36.7 32.4-41.1
No 1,194 135 12.0 9.6-14.8 332 29.0 25.4-32.8 365 29.7 26.3-33.3 362 29.4 26.0-33.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 325 33 8.9 5.9-13.3 84 27.0 21.3-33.5 94 24.9 19.7-30.8 114 39.2 32.0-47.0
Non-Veteran 1,728 194 11.5 9.5-13.8 447 27.2 24.2-30.4 513 30.4 27.5-33.4 574 31.0 28.2-34.0

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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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