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2011 BRFSS Survey Results: Western 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
-Western NC 922 522 52.1 47.3-56.8 283 33.4 29.1-37.9 117 14.6 11.0-19.1
GENDER
Male 345 173 49.2 41.8-56.7 140 39.1 32.2-46.6 32 11.7 7.6-17.6
Female 577 349 54.8 48.8-60.7 143 27.9 23.2-33.2 85 17.3 12.0-24.4
RACE
White 840 468 50.9 46.0-55.8 262 34.0 29.6-38.8 110 15.1 11.2-20.0
Other minorities 77 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
HISPANIC
Hispanic 22 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic 896 499 50.2 45.4-54.9 282 34.8 30.4-39.4 115 15.0 11.3-19.7
AGE
18-34 78 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-54 257 139 50.6 42.8-58.4 95 38.4 31.1-46.3 23 10.9 6.8-17.1
55-64 227 134 53.5 45.5-61.3 69 34.3 27.1-42.3 24 12.2 7.1-20.0
65-74 195 120 58.0 48.7-66.8 55 29.1 22.1-37.2 20 12.9 6.4-24.5
75+ 155 86 57.1 47.8-66.0 31 18.1 12.5-25.4 38 24.8 17.2-34.3
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 127 *** *** *** *** *** *** 20 14.8 7.7-26.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 291 151 52.3 44.3-60.2 94 32.2 25.4-39.8 46 15.5 10.4-22.5
Some Post-H.S. 222 127 45.8 36.3-55.6 75 39.0 29.8-49.2 *** *** ***
College Graduate 281 178 61.4 53.7-68.6 72 26.4 20.4-33.4 31 12.2 7.6-18.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 130 *** *** *** *** *** *** 12 11.9 5.1-25.1
$15,000- 24,999 184 *** *** *** 63 35.4 26.3-45.6 20 11.5 6.3-20.3
$25,000- 34,999 122 *** *** *** *** *** *** 14 11.2 5.9-20.1
$35,000- 49,999 105 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000+ 229 147 61.0 52.0-69.3 57 29.2 21.4-38.3 25 9.8 6.1-15.5
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 346 195 47.2 39.2-55.4 114 38.1 30.6-46.3 37 14.6 7.9-25.5
No 571 322 54.0 48.3-59.7 169 31.3 26.2-36.8 80 14.7 10.9-19.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 130 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 792 452 52.1 46.9-57.2 232 32.2 27.7-37.1 108 15.7 11.7-20.7

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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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