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2012 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Tobacco Use Prevention--By Risks, Conditions, and Quality of Life Measures

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%)
TOTAL 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
GENDER
Male 4,037 2,163 53.6 51.6-55.6 1,503 37.6 35.7-39.6 371 8.8 7.7- 9.9
Female 6,451 3,752 58.4 56.8-60.0 1,844 28.8 27.4-30.3 855 12.8 11.7-13.8
Have Health Insurance
Yes 8,816 5,042 57.1 55.7-58.5 2,722 31.8 30.5-33.1 1,052 11.1 10.2-11.9
No 1,643 860 52.3 49.3-55.3 616 37.8 34.9-40.8 167 9.9 8.3-11.7
Body Mass Index
Underweight 164 *** *** *** *** *** *** 26 13.0 8.1-20.1
Recommended Range 3,091 1,782 56.9 54.5-59.3 951 32.9 30.6-35.3 358 10.2 8.9-11.6
Overweight 3,569 2,015 57.0 54.9-59.1 1,167 32.2 30.2-34.2 387 10.8 9.5-12.2
Obese 3,031 1,679 54.7 52.4-57.0 1,013 35.3 33.0-37.6 339 10.0 8.8-11.4
Current Smoker
No 8,516 5,397 63.8 62.4-65.1 2,024 24.1 22.9-25.3 1,095 12.2 11.3-13.1
Yes 1,905 480 26.9 24.4-29.6 1,300 67.2 64.4-69.9 125 5.8 4.6- 7.3
History of CVD**
Yes 1,277 620 48.2 44.6-51.8 476 37.9 34.5-41.5 181 13.9 11.7-16.4
No 9,123 5,256 57.0 55.6-58.3 2,833 32.5 31.2-33.8 1,034 10.5 9.8-11.4
Binge Drinker
No 9,220 5,295 58.0 56.6-59.3 2,816 30.8 29.6-32.1 1,109 11.2 10.4-12.0
Yes 925 457 46.6 42.7-50.7 399 46.0 41.9-50.0 69 7.4 5.6- 9.8
Heavy Drinker
No 9,668 5,510 57.0 55.7-58.3 3,015 32.1 30.9-33.4 1,143 10.9 10.1-11.7
Yes 454 231 46.4 40.7-52.2 187 44.9 39.1-50.8 36 8.7 5.8-12.9
COPD
Yes 933 401 43.3 39.1-47.5 435 46.0 41.7-50.2 97 10.8 8.5-13.6
No 9,497 5,485 57.1 55.8-58.5 2,894 32.1 30.8-33.3 1,118 10.8 10.0-11.6
Current Asthma
Yes 837 457 53.0 48.1-57.8 293 36.5 31.9-41.4 87 10.5 7.9-13.8
No 9,584 5,429 56.4 55.1-57.7 3,031 32.8 31.5-34.0 1,124 10.8 10.0-11.6
Diabetes
Yes 1,412 728 51.8 48.4-55.3 504 37.5 34.2-41.0 180 10.6 8.9-12.6
No 9,059 5,179 56.7 55.4-58.0 2,837 32.4 31.1-33.7 1,043 10.9 10.1-11.7
Disability
Yes 2,884 1,473 49.9 47.5-52.4 1,056 38.9 36.5-41.3 355 11.2 9.8-12.7
No 7,557 4,425 58.0 56.6-59.5 2,270 31.2 29.9-32.6 862 10.7 9.9-11.6
Housing Stress***
Yes 1,395 669 47.5 44.1-50.8 599 43.6 40.3-47.0 127 8.9 7.2-11.0
No 9,093 5,246 57.6 56.2-58.9 2,748 31.2 30.0-32.5 1,099 11.2 10.4-12.0

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**History of cardiovascular disease includes history of heart attack or coronary heart disease or stroke.

***Housing stress includes those who report always or usually worried about rent or mortgage payment.

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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