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2010 BRFSS Survey Results: Western 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
-Western NC 1,835 1,100 58.0 54.8-61.2 589 34.4 31.3-37.6 146 7.6 6.1- 9.4
GENDER
Male 703 378 53.7 48.5-58.8 275 40.3 35.3-45.6 50 6.0 4.2- 8.6
Female 1,132 722 61.9 57.9-65.7 314 29.1 25.6-32.9 96 9.0 6.9-11.6
RACE
White 1,692 1,020 58.5 55.2-61.7 541 34.6 31.4-37.9 131 6.9 5.6- 8.5
African American 43 22 56.7 34.4-76.6 17 32.3 16.5-53.4 4 11.0 3.5-29.5
Other Minorities 87 53 50.4 31.1-69.5 26 37.6 21.4-57.2 8 12.0 3.7-32.5
HISPANIC
Hispanic 37 22 58.1 35.2-77.9 12 26.2 11.3-49.8 3 15.7 4.5-42.6
Non-Hispanic 1,795 1,077 58.0 54.7-61.2 577 34.7 31.6-38.0 141 7.3 5.9- 9.0
AGE
18-24 39 25 68.1 45.1-84.7 11 28.3 12.5-52.2 3 3.6 0.8-14.3
25-34 117 63 54.1 43.1-64.7 46 40.1 29.9-51.2 8 5.8 2.4-13.2
35-44 225 134 58.8 51.1-66.1 75 32.8 26.1-40.4 16 8.4 4.8-14.1
45-54 293 161 51.8 44.6-59.0 117 43.1 36.1-50.5 15 5.0 2.9- 8.6
55-64 439 263 57.4 51.9-62.7 147 34.5 29.5-39.9 29 8.1 5.4-11.9
65+ 703 441 61.3 57.0-65.5 187 28.0 24.2-32.1 75 10.7 8.3-13.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 267 119 37.9 30.4-45.9 114 52.1 43.9-60.2 34 10.0 6.6-14.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 556 332 53.8 47.5-60.0 185 39.1 33.0-45.5 39 7.1 4.7-10.6
Some Post-H.S. 482 272 58.2 52.0-64.2 175 33.7 28.2-39.7 35 8.1 5.0-12.6
College Graduate 526 374 72.6 67.5-77.1 115 21.0 16.9-25.7 37 6.5 4.3- 9.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 245 128 49.6 41.1-58.1 103 45.8 37.5-54.3 14 4.6 2.0-10.6
$15,000- 24,999 350 200 52.6 45.0-60.0 124 37.8 30.9-45.4 26 9.6 5.5-16.2
$25,000- 34,999 230 134 55.7 46.6-64.5 80 39.1 30.7-48.3 16 5.2 2.9- 9.1
$35,000- 49,999 244 156 55.4 46.6-64.0 74 38.6 30.2-47.7 14 5.9 3.0-11.3
$50,000-74,999 235 158 69.4 61.4-76.4 63 24.4 18.1-32.0 14 6.2 3.2-11.8
$75,000+ 238 167 72.2 64.7-78.7 55 21.3 15.5-28.5 16 6.5 3.7-11.2
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 799 469 57.7 52.8-62.4 269 34.8 30.4-39.6 61 7.5 5.3-10.5
No 1,027 627 58.2 53.8-62.4 315 34.1 30.0-38.5 85 7.7 5.9-10.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 259 139 48.9 41.0-56.9 99 44.2 36.2-52.5 21 6.8 3.8-11.9
Non-Veteran 1,576 961 59.3 55.8-62.7 490 33.0 29.7-36.4 125 7.7 6.1- 9.7

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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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