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2012 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Tobacco Use Prevention-AFRICAN AMERICANS

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
-AFRICAN AMERICANS 1,882 1,027 55.9 52.9-58.8 572 32.0 29.2-34.9 283 12.1 10.4-14.0
GENDER
Male 632 343 56.4 51.6-61.2 222 34.5 30.0-39.3 67 9.0 6.8-11.9
Female 1,250 684 55.4 51.8-59.0 350 30.0 26.6-33.5 216 14.6 12.3-17.2
HISPANIC
Hispanic 40 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic 1,838 1,000 55.6 52.6-58.5 565 32.6 29.7-35.5 273 11.9 10.2-13.8
AGE
18-34 384 224 57.3 51.4-63.0 117 32.5 27.1-38.4 43 10.2 7.2-14.1
35-44 268 182 66.3 59.1-72.8 58 23.2 17.6-29.9 28 10.5 6.7-15.9
45-54 366 199 52.8 46.2-59.4 121 36.6 30.4-43.4 46 10.5 7.5-14.6
55-64 411 214 50.6 44.3-56.8 136 34.4 28.7-40.6 61 15.0 11.2-19.8
65-74 279 138 52.9 44.7-60.9 88 34.5 26.9-42.9 53 12.7 9.0-17.5
75+ 152 *** *** *** 48 30.5 21.4-41.6 47 28.2 19.9-38.5
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 295 120 43.4 35.9-51.2 109 41.9 34.3-50.0 66 14.7 10.7-19.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 575 271 51.0 45.8-56.2 205 35.5 30.7-40.7 99 13.4 10.5-17.1
Some Post-H.S. 566 331 59.3 54.1-64.3 162 29.6 25.0-34.6 73 11.1 8.3-14.7
College Graduate 440 301 70.7 65.0-75.8 96 20.6 16.3-25.7 43 8.7 5.9-12.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 357 150 47.8 40.8-54.9 143 39.0 32.4-46.2 64 13.1 9.7-17.5
$15,000- 24,999 429 235 53.7 47.3-59.9 137 33.6 27.6-40.1 57 12.8 9.2-17.5
$25,000- 34,999 241 134 53.8 45.8-61.7 76 35.5 28.2-43.5 31 10.6 6.3-17.3
$35,000- 49,999 204 122 58.0 49.3-66.2 52 29.7 22.2-38.5 30 12.3 8.2-18.2
$50,000- 74,999 188 130 63.7 54.2-72.3 42 30.0 21.7-39.8 16 6.3 3.5-11.0
$75,000+ 169 130 78.1 69.9-84.6 29 17.7 11.7-25.8 *** *** ***
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 494 250 51.4 45.4-57.4 152 33.9 28.2-40.0 92 14.7 11.4-18.7
No 1,380 773 57.1 53.7-60.4 417 31.5 28.3-34.8 190 11.4 9.5-13.6
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 231 125 54.8 46.6-62.7 87 39.0 31.3-47.3 19 6.2 3.5-10.6
Non-Veteran 1,651 902 56.0 52.9-59.2 485 31.0 28.1-34.1 264 12.9 11.1-15.0

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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.

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