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2009 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

TRU Campaign/Tobacco Opinion--By Risks, Conditions, and Quality of Life Measures

States add a special tax to the purchase of cigarettes. The national average tax is $1.18 per
pack and North Carolina's tax is $0.35 cents per pack.
Would you favor or oppose raising North Carolina's cigarette tax to $1.18 for people who smoke:

If part of the tax revenue was used to reduce tobacco use, particularly among kids?

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  Total
Respond.^
Favor Oppose Don't know
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 12,176 8,505 69.4 67.9-70.8 3,065 26.1 24.7-27.5 606 4.5 4.0- 5.2
Have Health Insurance
Yes 10,682 7,579 70.4 68.9-71.9 2,572 25.1 23.6-26.5 531 4.5 3.9- 5.2
No 1,472 912 64.7 60.2-68.9 490 31.0 27.0-35.4 70 4.3 2.9- 6.3
Body Mass Index
Underweight 201 112 65.4 52.5-76.3 67 27.7 17.9-40.1 22 7.0 3.2-14.5
Recommended Range 3,869 2,751 71.4 68.8-73.9 914 23.9 21.6-26.4 204 4.7 3.7- 5.9
Overweight 4,176 2,936 69.3 66.9-71.7 1,059 26.4 24.2-28.8 181 4.2 3.3- 5.5
Obese 3,401 2,358 67.4 64.4-70.2 902 28.5 25.8-31.5 141 4.1 3.2- 5.2
Current Smoker
No 9,949 7,618 76.4 74.8-77.8 1,802 18.6 17.2-20.0 529 5.0 4.4- 5.8
Yes 2,175 854 41.7 38.0-45.5 1,251 55.9 52.1-59.6 70 2.4 1.7- 3.5
History of CVD**
Yes 1,464 952 65.9 61.3-70.3 422 28.1 24.2-32.3 90 6.0 4.3- 8.2
No 10,592 7,480 69.9 68.3-71.4 2,607 25.8 24.4-27.3 505 4.3 3.7- 5.0
Binge Drinker
No 11,030 7,805 71.0 69.5-72.4 2,651 24.3 22.9-25.7 574 4.8 4.2- 5.4
Yes 1,026 632 60.9 55.5-66.1 369 36.6 31.6-41.9 25 2.5 1.2- 5.3
Heavy Drinker
No 11,536 8,111 70.3 68.8-71.7 2,849 25.2 23.8-26.6 576 4.6 4.0- 5.2
Yes 451 287 58.9 50.4-66.8 152 40.1 32.2-48.5 12 1.1 0.6- 2.0
Poor Sleep***
Yes 1,382 875 63.8 59.2-68.2 439 31.5 27.2-36.0 68 4.7 3.3- 6.8
No 10,549 7,483 70.4 68.8-71.9 2,566 25.4 23.9-26.9 500 4.3 3.7- 5.0
Current Asthma
Yes 1,006 697 66.9 61.4-71.9 270 28.6 23.9-33.9 39 4.5 2.4- 8.3
No 11,115 7,777 69.7 68.2-71.2 2,774 25.7 24.3-27.2 564 4.5 4.0- 5.2
Diabetes
Yes 1,581 1,066 67.3 63.3-71.0 408 26.3 22.9-29.9 107 6.5 4.8- 8.7
No 10,579 7,430 69.6 68.0-71.1 2,651 26.1 24.6-27.6 498 4.3 3.7- 5.0
Disability
Yes 4,330 2,834 66.4 64.0-68.8 1,240 28.3 26.1-30.6 256 5.3 4.4- 6.4
No 7,761 5,623 70.8 69.0-72.6 1,799 25.2 23.5-27.0 339 4.0 3.3- 4.8

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

***Poor sleep defined as not getting enough rest or sleep for all 30 days out of the past 30 days.

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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