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2012 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Tobacco Use Prevention-WHITES

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
-WHITES 7,472 4,188 54.6 53.1-56.1 2,490 35.1 33.7-36.5 794 10.3 9.4-11.2
GENDER
Male 2,920 1,497 50.4 48.1-52.7 1,169 41.2 38.9-43.5 254 8.4 7.2- 9.8
Female 4,552 2,691 58.4 56.5-60.3 1,321 29.6 27.9-31.4 540 12.0 10.8-13.2
HISPANIC
Hispanic 148 *** *** *** 34 24.4 15.7-35.9 *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic 7,313 4,079 54.3 52.8-55.8 2,454 35.3 33.9-36.8 780 10.3 9.5-11.3
AGE
18-34 934 514 53.0 49.1-56.8 324 36.8 33.1-40.6 96 10.2 8.2-12.7
35-44 944 542 54.6 50.8-58.3 321 36.2 32.6-40.0 81 9.2 7.2-11.6
45-54 1,280 718 54.9 51.5-58.2 466 38.0 34.8-41.3 96 7.1 5.6- 9.0
55-64 1,602 908 56.3 53.3-59.3 562 34.4 31.6-37.2 132 9.3 7.6-11.4
65-74 1,528 870 55.8 52.7-58.8 502 33.1 30.3-36.1 156 11.1 9.3-13.2
75+ 1,140 613 53.6 49.9-57.2 301 26.6 23.6-29.8 226 19.9 17.1-22.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 678 272 38.2 33.5-43.1 295 47.3 42.3-52.3 111 14.5 11.5-18.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 2,094 1,027 46.9 44.1-49.7 838 42.3 39.6-45.1 229 10.8 9.1-12.7
Some Post-H.S. 2,086 1,111 55.0 52.2-57.7 751 34.9 32.4-37.6 224 10.1 8.6-11.8
College Graduate 2,600 1,770 68.6 66.3-70.8 601 23.1 21.1-25.2 229 8.3 7.1- 9.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 704 331 45.2 40.4-50.0 301 45.0 40.2-49.8 72 9.9 7.3-13.1
$15,000- 24,999 1,087 522 45.6 41.8-49.4 445 44.7 40.8-48.6 120 9.8 7.8-12.1
$25,000- 34,999 758 388 50.6 46.1-55.1 292 39.5 35.2-44.0 78 9.8 7.6-12.7
$35,000- 49,999 973 561 54.5 50.4-58.5 333 37.0 33.1-41.1 79 8.5 6.5-11.1
$50,000- 74,999 998 596 57.3 53.3-61.2 313 33.9 30.2-37.8 89 8.8 6.9-11.3
$75,000+ 1,710 1,180 67.9 64.9-70.6 411 25.1 22.5-27.8 119 7.1 5.7- 8.8
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 2,120 1,088 49.5 46.8-52.2 799 40.1 37.4-42.8 233 10.4 8.9-12.2
No 5,318 3,089 56.4 54.6-58.1 1,675 33.4 31.8-35.1 554 10.2 9.2-11.3
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,024 529 51.5 47.7-55.2 386 37.0 33.5-40.6 109 11.5 9.3-14.3
Non-Veteran 6,447 3,658 55.1 53.4-56.7 2,104 34.8 33.3-36.4 685 10.1 9.2-11.1

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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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