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2010 BRFSS Survey Results: 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 smoking?

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  Total
Respond.^
Favor Oppose Don't know
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 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
GENDER
Male 4,126 2,309 58.0 55.5-60.4 1,557 36.6 34.3-39.1 260 5.4 4.4- 6.6
Female 7,151 4,597 66.0 64.2-67.7 2,029 27.7 26.1-29.3 525 6.3 5.6- 7.2
RACE
White 8,859 5,378 60.7 59.0-62.3 2,911 33.9 32.2-35.5 570 5.5 4.8- 6.2
African American 1,714 1,061 65.0 61.2-68.6 493 28.5 25.1-32.2 160 6.5 5.0- 8.3
Asian 99 74 68.7 54.1-80.3 16 20.7 11.0-35.4 9 10.6 4.8-22.0
Native American 239 140 56.6 45.0-67.5 75 35.6 25.2-47.4 24 7.8 4.2-14.0
Other Minorities 304 221 72.8 63.8-80.2 67 20.3 13.7-29.0 16 6.9 3.5-13.0
HISPANIC
Hispanic 364 268 76.9 69.5-83.0 65 14.7 9.8-21.5 31 8.4 5.0-13.8
-English Speaking 216 141 72.9 62.6-81.2 56 21.6 13.9-31.9 19 5.5 2.9-10.2
-Spanish Speaking 148 127 81.4 69.5-89.4 9 6.8 2.5-17.6 12 11.7 5.7-22.5
Non-Hispanic 10,883 6,621 61.1 59.6-62.6 3,514 33.2 31.7-34.7 748 5.7 5.1- 6.4
AGE
18-24 317 209 65.8 58.4-72.5 97 31.1 24.6-38.5 11 3.1 1.4- 6.5
25-34 913 582 63.5 59.0-67.7 285 31.3 27.3-35.6 46 5.2 3.5- 7.8
35-44 1,559 1,034 65.3 62.0-68.4 445 29.0 26.0-32.2 80 5.7 4.4- 7.5
45-54 2,137 1,256 58.1 55.3-60.9 778 36.7 34.0-39.5 103 5.1 3.9- 6.7
55-64 2,545 1,554 60.0 57.4-62.6 850 34.4 32.0-37.0 141 5.5 4.4- 6.9
65-74 2,148 1,278 61.7 58.9-64.5 687 30.7 28.1-33.3 183 7.6 6.2- 9.2
75+ 1,557 933 60.5 57.0-63.8 410 26.7 23.7-29.9 214 12.9 10.8-15.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,388 715 54.6 50.0-59.0 517 38.2 33.9-42.7 156 7.2 5.7- 9.1
H.S. or G.E.D. 3,207 1,749 54.9 51.7-58.0 1,227 39.1 36.0-42.2 231 6.1 4.9- 7.6
Some Post-H.S. 2,833 1,678 60.0 57.0-62.9 976 33.9 31.1-36.8 179 6.1 4.8- 7.8
College Graduate 3,831 2,754 73.2 71.1-75.2 862 21.9 20.0-23.9 215 5.0 4.1- 6.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,203 631 55.2 50.6-59.7 464 38.6 34.3-43.2 108 6.2 4.7- 8.2
$15,000- 24,999 1,778 977 57.2 53.2-61.0 688 37.2 33.5-41.1 113 5.6 4.2- 7.5
$25,000- 34,999 1,212 721 59.4 54.7-64.0 417 34.5 30.2-39.0 74 6.1 4.0- 9.1
$35,000- 49,999 1,426 874 60.2 56.1-64.2 467 35.4 31.5-39.5 85 4.3 3.3- 5.8
$50,000-74,999 1,510 989 66.0 62.3-69.4 451 29.3 26.0-32.8 70 4.8 3.4- 6.8
$75,000+ 2,409 1,757 71.9 69.1-74.5 548 23.6 21.1-26.3 104 4.5 3.4- 5.8
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 4,304 2,468 55.9 53.3-58.4 1,507 38.1 35.6-40.7 329 6.0 5.1- 7.2
No 6,916 4,413 65.3 63.5-67.1 2,054 29.0 27.3-30.8 449 5.6 4.9- 6.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,570 860 55.4 51.7-59.1 590 37.5 34.0-41.1 120 7.1 5.3- 9.5
Non-Veteran 9,704 6,044 63.1 61.5-64.7 2,995 31.2 29.6-32.7 665 5.7 5.1- 6.5

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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.

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