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2011 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina**

Tobacco Use Pevention

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
-Piedmont NC 2,967 1,810 60.1 57.3-62.8 848 31.5 28.9-34.2 309 8.4 7.2- 9.7
GENDER
Male 1,107 628 56.5 52.1-60.7 376 35.9 31.8-40.3 103 7.6 5.9- 9.7
Female 1,860 1,182 63.3 59.8-66.7 472 27.6 24.4-31.0 206 9.1 7.6-11.0
RACE
White 2,245 1,346 58.4 55.0-61.6 687 34.6 31.4-38.0 212 7.0 5.8- 8.4
African American 501 304 58.9 52.7-64.8 125 29.4 23.9-35.7 72 11.7 8.8-15.4
Other minorities 199 144 75.1 66.7-82.0 33 12.7 8.4-18.9 22 12.1 7.1-20.0
HISPANIC
Hispanic 166 128 80.3 71.6-86.9 18 8.1 4.5-14.2 20 11.6 6.5-19.8
Non-Hispanic 2,795 1,679 58.6 55.7-61.4 829 33.3 30.6-36.2 287 8.1 6.9- 9.4
AGE
18-34 418 276 64.4 58.1-70.2 101 27.2 21.7-33.4 41 8.5 5.9-12.0
35-54 1,041 671 61.3 56.8-65.6 295 32.9 28.7-37.4 75 5.8 4.4- 7.5
55-64 589 336 54.6 48.8-60.3 199 35.0 29.6-40.9 54 10.3 7.4-14.3
65-74 494 297 55.6 49.1-61.9 142 34.1 28.0-40.8 55 10.3 7.4-14.2
75+ 392 211 53.9 46.1-61.6 102 30.2 23.0-38.5 79 15.9 12.1-20.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 331 160 50.1 42.2-58.0 109 37.9 30.3-46.2 62 12.0 8.5-16.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 758 406 56.6 51.0-61.9 253 33.3 28.3-38.7 99 10.1 7.8-13.0
Some Post-H.S. 750 428 56.5 51.1-61.8 259 37.1 31.9-42.6 63 6.4 4.6- 8.8
College Graduate 1,116 811 72.7 68.8-76.3 224 20.8 17.5-24.5 81 6.5 4.9- 8.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 300 148 51.6 43.6-59.5 106 37.2 29.8-45.2 46 11.2 7.8-16.0
$15,000- 24,999 477 278 59.7 52.8-66.2 144 29.6 23.6-36.4 55 10.7 7.5-14.9
$25,000- 34,999 278 161 57.9 49.1-66.3 92 32.8 25.2-41.5 25 9.3 5.1-16.3
$35,000- 49,999 361 214 58.0 50.4-65.3 116 34.1 27.3-41.7 31 7.8 4.8-12.4
$50,000+ 1,052 741 65.4 60.5-69.9 243 30.0 25.5-35.0 68 4.6 3.4- 6.2
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 829 446 52.3 46.9-57.7 278 37.8 32.6-43.3 105 9.9 7.6-12.7
No 2,131 1,360 62.4 59.2-65.5 569 29.7 26.7-32.8 202 7.9 6.6- 9.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 359 195 56.2 48.1-63.9 130 34.8 27.8-42.6 34 9.0 5.6-14.0
Non-Veteran 2,607 1,614 60.6 57.6-63.4 718 31.1 28.3-34.0 275 8.3 7.1- 9.8

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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).

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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