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2010 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont 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
-Piedmont NC 6,528 4,094 63.5 61.6-65.4 2,015 31.2 29.4-33.1 419 5.3 4.5- 6.2
GENDER
Male 2,411 1,398 59.3 56.1-62.5 873 35.7 32.6-38.9 140 5.0 3.7- 6.6
Female 4,117 2,696 67.4 65.1-69.5 1,142 27.1 25.1-29.2 279 5.5 4.6- 6.6
RACE
White 5,206 3,221 62.2 60.0-64.2 1,665 32.8 30.8-34.9 320 5.0 4.2- 6.0
African American 985 632 66.8 61.8-71.4 275 28.3 23.9-33.2 78 4.9 3.3- 7.2
Other Minorities 303 222 67.9 58.8-75.9 62 23.9 16.6-33.2 19 8.1 4.4-14.5
HISPANIC
Hispanic 213 159 74.2 63.4-82.7 33 17.7 10.4-28.3 21 8.1 3.8-16.4
Non-Hispanic 6,294 3,922 62.8 60.8-64.7 1,977 32.1 30.3-34.1 395 5.1 4.3- 5.9
AGE
18-24 160 104 65.7 56.0-74.3 52 31.0 22.7-40.7 4 3.3 1.1- 9.4
25-34 500 332 63.2 57.5-68.6 145 32.1 26.9-37.8 23 4.7 2.7- 8.1
35-44 948 644 67.4 63.4-71.2 261 27.8 24.2-31.8 43 4.7 3.3- 6.7
45-54 1,310 800 60.4 56.9-63.8 452 35.0 31.7-38.4 58 4.6 3.2- 6.5
55-64 1,453 921 62.3 59.0-65.4 462 32.7 29.6-35.8 70 5.1 3.7- 6.8
65+ 2,099 1,257 62.6 59.8-65.3 623 28.2 25.8-30.8 219 9.2 7.8-10.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 737 404 59.8 53.4-65.8 257 35.5 29.6-41.8 76 4.8 3.4- 6.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,729 927 53.5 49.2-57.7 680 40.3 36.2-44.6 122 6.2 4.4- 8.5
Some Post-H.S. 1,569 954 60.9 57.0-64.6 526 33.4 29.8-37.1 89 5.8 4.1- 8.2
College Graduate 2,482 1,802 73.7 71.1-76.2 549 21.8 19.5-24.3 131 4.5 3.5- 5.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 610 325 56.3 50.1-62.4 226 37.7 31.7-44.1 59 5.9 4.1- 8.6
$15,000- 24,999 923 508 57.2 51.8-62.5 361 39.0 33.8-44.4 54 3.8 2.5- 5.7
$25,000- 34,999 656 399 57.3 51.1-63.3 220 35.7 30.1-41.7 37 7.0 3.7-12.7
$35,000- 49,999 825 487 57.5 52.0-62.8 287 38.2 32.9-43.8 51 4.3 2.9- 6.2
$50,000-74,999 918 596 64.0 59.2-68.6 282 30.8 26.5-35.5 40 5.2 3.2- 8.2
$75,000+ 1,626 1,217 74.5 71.5-77.3 346 21.7 19.0-24.5 63 3.8 2.8- 5.3
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 2,328 1,365 57.1 53.5-60.6 792 37.9 34.4-41.5 171 5.0 3.9- 6.4
No 4,168 2,715 66.6 64.3-68.8 1,210 28.3 26.2-30.5 243 5.1 4.2- 6.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 836 461 55.5 50.5-60.3 310 37.3 32.7-42.3 65 7.2 5.0-10.3
Non-Veteran 5,690 3,631 64.5 62.4-66.5 1,705 30.5 28.5-32.5 354 5.0 4.2- 6.0

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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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