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2010 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Tobacco Use Prevention--By Risks, Conditions, and Quality of Life Measures

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
Have Health Insurance
Yes 9,894 6,169 63.8 62.2-65.3 3,024 30.2 28.8-31.7 701 6.1 5.4- 6.8
No 1,356 725 54.9 50.5-59.3 550 39.9 35.7-44.4 81 5.1 3.6- 7.2
Body Mass Index
Underweight 188 113 63.9 53.9-72.8 58 30.4 22.1-40.3 17 5.7 2.7-11.5
Recommended Range 3,492 2,178 64.6 61.7-67.3 1,082 30.6 27.9-33.5 232 4.8 3.9- 5.9
Overweight 3,998 2,442 61.1 58.6-63.5 1,270 32.7 30.4-35.2 286 6.2 5.1- 7.4
Obese 3,080 1,868 61.5 58.8-64.2 1,021 32.5 29.9-35.1 191 6.0 4.7- 7.6
Current Smoker
No 9,350 6,423 70.8 69.3-72.2 2,211 22.6 21.3-24.0 716 6.6 5.9- 7.4
Yes 1,877 454 27.0 23.5-30.7 1,364 70.3 66.5-73.9 59 2.7 1.8- 4.0
History of CVD**
Yes 1,482 836 56.8 53.2-60.4 528 35.8 32.4-39.3 118 7.4 5.7- 9.5
No 9,679 6,004 62.8 61.2-64.4 3,023 31.6 30.0-33.1 652 5.7 5.0- 6.4
Binge Drinker
No 10,266 6,391 64.0 62.5-65.5 3,130 30.0 28.5-31.4 745 6.0 5.4- 6.7
Yes 889 462 50.1 45.0-55.1 396 45.0 39.9-50.2 31 5.0 3.0- 8.1
Heavy Drinker
No 10,711 6,637 63.1 61.5-64.6 3,324 31.0 29.6-32.5 750 5.9 5.2- 6.6
Yes 378 185 45.7 37.4-54.3 176 48.8 40.1-57.7 17 5.4 2.9-10.1
Poor Sleep***
Yes 1,305 733 56.8 52.2-61.3 486 37.8 33.5-42.4 86 5.4 3.6- 7.9
No 9,724 6,023 62.9 61.3-64.5 3,035 31.2 29.7-32.7 666 5.9 5.3- 6.7
Current Asthma
Yes 954 549 58.4 53.2-63.4 342 36.8 31.9-41.9 63 4.8 3.4- 6.9
No 10,264 6,329 62.6 61.0-64.1 3,218 31.5 30.0-33.0 717 5.9 5.3- 6.7
Diabetes
Yes 1,590 930 57.3 53.7-60.8 518 34.6 31.2-38.1 142 8.1 6.4-10.3
No 9,577 5,910 62.7 61.1-64.3 3,032 31.6 30.1-33.2 635 5.6 5.0- 6.4
Disability
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

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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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