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2011 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Tobacco Use Pevention-WHITES

The North Carolina tax on a pack of cigarettes is currently 45 cents and the national average is $1.42 cents.
Would you favor or oppose raising North Carolina's cigarette tax to $1.00 if part
of the tax revenue 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%)
North Carolina 5,367 3,193 59.0 56.9-61.0 1,601 31.6 29.7-33.6 573 9.4 8.3-10.6
-WHITES 4,088 2,390 56.7 54.3-59.1 1,284 34.5 32.2-36.9 414 8.8 7.6-10.1
GENDER
Male 1,553 824 51.8 48.0-55.5 591 39.8 36.2-43.6 138 8.4 6.7-10.5
Female 2,535 1,566 61.2 58.1-64.3 693 29.7 26.8-32.7 276 9.1 7.5-11.0
HISPANIC
Hispanic 75 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic 4,009 2,329 56.4 53.9-58.8 1,271 34.8 32.4-37.2 409 8.8 7.6-10.2
AGE
18-34 452 265 58.4 52.2-64.4 148 33.5 27.9-39.7 39 8.0 5.3-12.0
35-44 521 335 59.3 53.0-65.3 154 35.6 29.7-42.0 32 5.0 3.3- 7.7
45-54 766 446 57.5 52.0-62.7 263 36.2 31.1-41.7 57 6.3 4.6- 8.6
55-64 880 499 53.0 48.2-57.8 304 37.9 33.3-42.8 77 9.1 6.7-12.2
65-74 790 469 56.4 51.4-61.2 235 32.1 27.6-36.9 86 11.6 8.6-15.4
75+ 642 356 53.1 46.9-59.1 165 26.9 21.8-32.8 121 20.0 15.1-26.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 406 193 43.9 36.5-51.6 141 40.5 33.2-48.4 72 15.6 10.9-21.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,124 582 53.2 48.6-57.9 406 36.9 32.5-41.4 136 9.9 7.8-12.5
Some Post-H.S. 1,072 595 54.2 49.6-58.9 387 38.9 34.4-43.6 90 6.9 5.0- 9.4
College Graduate 1,477 1,015 69.0 65.5-72.3 348 24.2 21.2-27.6 114 6.8 5.4- 8.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 382 194 48.0 40.8-55.3 154 43.7 36.6-51.0 34 8.3 5.0-13.5
$15,000- 24,999 623 324 51.2 44.8-57.5 221 36.3 30.4-42.5 78 12.6 9.0-17.3
$25,000- 34,999 406 223 53.9 46.7-60.9 149 39.4 32.6-46.6 34 6.8 4.3-10.5
$35,000- 49,999 516 290 54.3 47.6-61.0 184 38.1 31.9-44.7 42 7.6 5.0-11.3
$50,000- 74,999 544 334 54.8 47.6-61.8 166 39.7 32.7-47.2 44 5.5 3.8- 7.9
$75,000+ 931 660 68.3 63.5-72.8 210 26.9 22.5-31.8 61 4.8 3.5- 6.4
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,299 697 49.3 45.2-53.5 461 40.2 36.1-44.4 141 10.5 8.0-13.7
No 2,771 1,681 59.4 56.5-62.3 821 32.5 29.7-35.4 269 8.1 6.8- 9.6
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 598 315 49.8 43.8-55.7 236 42.7 36.8-48.8 47 7.5 5.1-11.0
Non-Veteran 3,490 2,075 57.8 55.1-60.4 1,048 33.3 30.8-35.9 367 8.9 7.7-10.4

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PLEASE NOTE: Due to changes in the weighting methodology and other factors, results from 2011 are NOT comparable to previous years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2011 Annual Results Technical Notes for more details.

^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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