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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 was used to expand health insurance coverage for the uninsured in North Carolina?

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  Total
Respond.^
Favor Oppose Don't know
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 12,184 8,667 72.0 70.6-73.4 2,752 22.6 21.3-24.0 765 5.3 4.8- 6.0
Have Health Insurance
Yes 10,686 7,564 70.9 69.3-72.4 2,426 23.6 22.1-25.0 696 5.6 4.9- 6.3
No 1,476 1,086 77.5 73.8-80.8 323 18.2 15.2-21.7 67 4.3 3.0- 6.1
Body Mass Index
Underweight 200 132 72.3 59.7-82.1 53 21.9 13.2-34.1 15 5.8 2.4-13.2
Recommended Range 3,876 2,788 73.8 71.1-76.3 814 20.6 18.2-23.2 274 5.6 4.6- 6.9
Overweight 4,179 2,938 70.1 67.7-72.4 1,012 25.4 23.3-27.7 229 4.5 3.6- 5.6
Obese 3,402 2,451 72.5 69.7-75.0 766 22.4 20.0-25.0 185 5.1 4.1- 6.4
Current Smoker
No 9,961 7,509 76.2 74.7-77.7 1,788 18.1 16.7-19.5 664 5.7 5.0- 6.5
Yes 2,171 1,125 55.5 51.8-59.1 950 40.6 37.1-44.3 96 3.9 2.8- 5.3
History of CVD**
Yes 1,463 998 70.5 66.1-74.5 342 22.2 18.7-26.1 123 7.3 5.6- 9.5
No 10,600 7,582 72.2 70.6-73.6 2,387 22.7 21.3-24.2 631 5.1 4.5- 5.8
Binge Drinker
No 11,043 7,927 73.4 72.0-74.7 2,393 20.9 19.7-22.2 723 5.7 5.1- 6.4
Yes 1,022 669 64.1 58.4-69.5 321 32.8 27.6-38.5 32 3.0 1.6- 5.8
Heavy Drinker
No 11,548 8,255 72.6 71.2-74.0 2,563 21.9 20.6-23.3 730 5.5 4.9- 6.2
Yes 450 304 65.5 57.2-73.0 134 32.7 25.3-41.0 12 1.8 0.7- 4.4
Poor Sleep***
Yes 1,387 950 72.1 67.8-76.0 346 22.9 19.2-27.0 91 5.1 3.8- 6.8
No 10,550 7,571 72.3 70.7-73.8 2,341 22.5 21.1-24.0 638 5.2 4.6- 5.9
Current Asthma
Yes 1,010 741 72.9 68.0-77.4 219 22.1 18.0-26.8 50 5.0 3.1- 7.9
No 11,119 7,893 72.1 70.6-73.5 2,516 22.5 21.2-24.0 710 5.4 4.8- 6.1
Diabetes
Yes 1,580 1,127 71.7 68.0-75.2 338 21.9 18.8-25.3 115 6.4 4.8- 8.4
No 10,588 7,531 72.0 70.5-73.5 2,408 22.7 21.3-24.2 649 5.2 4.6- 6.0
Disability
Yes 4,320 2,988 70.3 67.7-72.8 1,019 23.4 21.1-25.9 313 6.3 5.3- 7.5
No 7,779 5,625 72.9 71.2-74.6 1,711 22.3 20.7-23.9 443 4.8 4.1- 5.6

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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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