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2010 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern North Carolina**

Tobacco Use Prevention

The North Carolina tax on a pack of cigarettes is currently 45 cents and the national average is $1.34 cents.
Would you favor or oppose raising North Carolina's cigarette tax to $1.34 if part of
the tax revenue was used was used to help reduce smok ing?

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  Total
Respond.^
Favor Oppose Don't know
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 11,277 6,906 62.2 60.7-63.6 3,586 32.0 30.5-33.4 785 5.9 5.3- 6.6
-Eastern NC 2,914 1,712 61.1 58.0-64.2 982 32.5 29.5-35.5 220 6.4 5.2- 7.9
GENDER
Male 1,012 533 57.1 52.1-62.1 409 36.9 32.1-41.9 70 6.0 4.2- 8.5
Female 1,902 1,179 65.0 61.2-68.5 573 28.2 24.8-31.8 150 6.8 5.3- 8.7
RACE
White 1,961 1,137 58.7 54.8-62.5 705 35.7 32.0-39.6 119 5.6 4.2- 7.5
African American 686 407 62.4 56.3-68.1 201 28.6 23.4-34.4 78 9.0 6.4-12.6
Other Minorities 252 160 74.8 65.5-82.3 70 19.0 12.8-27.4 22 6.2 3.0-12.1
HISPANIC
Hispanic 114 87 84.9 74.9-91.3 20 7.6 3.8-14.4 7 7.6 3.3-16.7
Non-Hispanic 2,794 1,622 59.1 55.9-62.3 960 34.6 31.5-37.8 212 6.3 5.0- 7.8
AGE
18-24 118 80 65.4 51.9-76.9 34 32.0 20.8-45.7 4 2.6 0.9- 7.3
25-34 296 187 66.7 58.4-74.1 94 27.0 20.4-34.8 15 6.3 3.1-12.3
35-44 386 256 64.4 56.8-71.3 109 29.2 22.7-36.7 21 6.4 3.6-11.2
45-54 534 295 55.8 49.5-61.9 209 37.9 32.1-44.0 30 6.4 3.8-10.4
55-64 653 370 56.7 50.8-62.4 241 38.0 32.5-43.9 42 5.3 3.4- 8.2
65+ 903 513 58.4 53.6-63.1 287 30.8 26.6-35.5 103 10.7 8.2-14.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 384 192 51.6 43.5-59.6 146 37.1 29.7-45.1 46 11.3 7.4-17.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 922 490 57.5 51.4-63.3 362 37.0 31.4-43.0 70 5.5 3.8- 8.1
Some Post-H.S. 782 452 59.1 52.9-65.1 275 35.0 29.2-41.2 55 5.9 3.7- 9.3
College Graduate 823 578 71.8 66.9-76.3 198 22.4 18.4-26.9 47 5.8 3.7- 8.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 348 178 56.0 46.7-65.0 135 36.5 28.3-45.7 35 7.4 4.5-11.9
$15,000- 24,999 505 269 59.2 51.5-66.5 203 34.4 27.6-41.8 33 6.4 3.6-10.9
$25,000- 34,999 326 188 64.6 55.0-73.1 117 30.3 22.2-39.9 21 5.1 2.7- 9.4
$35,000- 49,999 357 231 68.2 60.4-75.0 106 28.2 21.6-35.9 20 3.6 2.1- 6.3
$50,000-74,999 357 235 68.8 61.3-75.4 106 28.0 21.6-35.5 16 3.2 1.7- 6.0
$75,000+ 545 373 64.6 57.3-71.3 147 29.8 23.4-37.2 25 5.6 3.1- 9.6
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,177 634 52.7 47.8-57.6 446 40.2 35.4-45.2 97 7.1 5.1- 9.9
No 1,721 1,071 65.6 61.6-69.4 529 28.5 24.9-32.3 121 5.9 4.4- 7.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 475 260 57.5 50.6-64.0 181 35.4 29.3-42.1 34 7.1 4.0-12.3
Non-Veteran 2,438 1,452 61.9 58.4-65.3 800 31.8 28.5-35.3 186 6.3 5.0- 7.9

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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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