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2012 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern North Carolina**

Tobacco Use Prevention

The NC tax on a pack of cigarettes is currently 45 cents and the national average is $1.46.
Would you favor or oppose raising North Carolina's cigarette tax to $1.00 if part of
the tax revenue was used 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 10,488 5,915 56.1 54.9-57.4 3,347 33.0 31.8-34.2 1,226 10.9 10.1-11.6
-Eastern NC 3,462 1,900 55.1 52.9-57.3 1,140 34.0 31.9-36.1 422 10.9 9.7-12.3
GENDER
Male 1,301 687 53.0 49.5-56.4 490 38.0 34.7-41.4 124 9.0 7.2-11.2
Female 2,161 1,213 57.0 54.3-59.8 650 30.3 27.7-32.9 298 12.7 11.1-14.5
RACE
White 2,185 1,192 52.8 50.1-55.4 768 37.3 34.7-39.9 225 10.0 8.5-11.7
African American 758 417 56.9 52.2-61.5 209 29.9 25.7-34.5 132 13.3 10.7-16.4
Other minorities 492 280 66.3 59.6-72.4 151 22.8 17.7-28.9 61 10.9 7.4-15.7
HISPANIC
Hispanic 177 123 68.2 59.5-75.7 29 15.6 10.2-23.2 25 16.2 10.8-23.5
Non-Hispanic 3,276 1,772 54.2 51.9-56.4 1,110 35.3 33.1-37.5 394 10.6 9.3-12.0
AGE
18-34 526 299 55.3 50.2-60.3 168 34.4 29.6-39.5 59 10.3 7.6-13.7
35-54 1,042 606 57.4 53.7-61.1 343 33.8 30.4-37.5 93 8.7 6.9-11.1
55-64 761 394 53.0 48.6-57.5 277 36.5 32.3-40.9 90 10.5 8.2-13.3
65-74 652 359 54.8 50.0-59.6 205 30.9 26.6-35.5 88 14.3 11.1-18.2
75+ 446 222 47.4 41.6-53.3 138 32.5 27.3-38.2 86 20.1 15.6-25.4
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 426 187 44.1 37.9-50.6 154 39.0 32.9-45.5 85 16.8 12.9-21.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,043 511 48.4 44.5-52.4 396 39.9 36.1-43.9 136 11.6 9.4-14.3
Some Post-H.S. 997 540 58.1 54.1-62.0 349 32.5 28.9-36.3 108 9.4 7.4-12.0
College Graduate 987 656 67.8 64.1-71.3 239 24.3 21.1-27.8 92 8.0 6.2-10.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 445 215 52.2 45.7-58.6 175 36.7 30.8-43.1 55 11.1 7.9-15.3
$15,000- 24,999 598 313 50.4 44.9-55.9 214 37.8 32.6-43.4 71 11.8 8.7-15.7
$25,000- 34,999 401 214 55.2 48.7-61.5 136 34.0 28.2-40.4 51 10.8 7.5-15.2
$35,000- 49,999 449 250 55.4 49.5-61.2 150 34.2 28.8-40.1 49 10.4 7.5-14.2
$50,000+ 993 636 63.2 59.4-66.9 284 30.3 26.8-34.0 73 6.5 4.9- 8.6
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,025 516 48.7 44.5-52.8 383 39.4 35.3-43.5 126 12.0 9.6-14.9
No 2,421 1,378 57.3 54.7-59.8 751 32.2 29.8-34.7 292 10.5 9.1-12.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 509 265 52.1 46.6-57.5 198 39.9 34.6-45.5 46 8.0 5.6-11.3
Non-Veteran 2,953 1,635 55.6 53.2-58.0 942 32.9 30.7-35.2 376 11.5 10.1-13.0

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PLEASE NOTE: Due to changes in the weighting methodology and other factors, results from 2012 are NOT comparable to 2010
and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2012 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.

**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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