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2012 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont 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
-Piedmont NC 5,592 3,196 56.4 54.7-58.1 1,747 32.2 30.6-33.9 649 11.4 10.4-12.5
GENDER
Male 2,198 1,187 53.6 50.9-56.3 812 37.3 34.7-39.9 199 9.1 7.6-10.8
Female 3,394 2,009 58.9 56.7-61.1 935 27.7 25.7-29.7 450 13.5 12.0-15.0
RACE
White 4,105 2,317 54.7 52.6-56.7 1,343 34.4 32.4-36.3 445 11.0 9.8-12.3
African American 1,010 551 55.2 51.1-59.1 321 33.3 29.5-37.3 138 11.6 9.4-14.2
Other minorities 431 303 71.0 64.7-76.5 73 15.5 11.4-20.8 55 13.5 9.7-18.6
HISPANIC
Hispanic 361 273 74.1 68.0-79.4 44 14.3 10.0-20.2 44 11.5 8.4-15.7
Non-Hispanic 5,215 2,914 55.0 53.2-56.8 1,700 33.7 32.0-35.4 601 11.4 10.3-12.6
AGE
18-34 927 552 56.5 52.6-60.4 269 31.6 28.0-35.4 106 11.9 9.6-14.6
35-54 1,871 1,096 57.4 54.6-60.2 606 33.3 30.7-36.0 169 9.3 7.8-11.1
55-64 1,104 640 56.5 52.7-60.2 357 32.4 29.0-36.0 107 11.1 8.9-13.8
65-74 941 520 54.3 50.2-58.4 318 35.1 31.2-39.2 103 10.6 8.4-13.2
75+ 700 362 53.0 48.2-57.6 185 25.2 21.4-29.4 153 21.9 18.2-26.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 670 311 44.7 39.9-49.7 252 41.2 36.2-46.3 107 14.1 11.0-17.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,526 770 50.6 47.3-53.9 563 37.0 33.9-40.2 193 12.4 10.4-14.8
Some Post-H.S. 1,519 839 56.1 52.9-59.3 509 32.7 29.7-35.8 171 11.2 9.3-13.4
College Graduate 1,859 1,266 69.2 66.5-71.7 419 21.8 19.5-24.2 174 9.1 7.6-10.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 609 270 45.7 40.5-51.0 255 42.8 37.7-48.1 84 11.5 8.7-15.0
$15,000- 24,999 929 506 52.8 48.5-57.1 321 36.5 32.4-40.9 102 10.7 8.3-13.6
$25,000- 34,999 562 303 52.8 47.3-58.3 200 36.6 31.6-41.9 59 10.6 7.7-14.4
$35,000- 49,999 687 395 54.2 49.3-59.1 224 35.6 30.8-40.6 68 10.2 7.5-13.6
$50,000+ 1,876 1,263 66.2 63.3-68.9 466 25.9 23.4-28.6 147 7.9 6.5- 9.6
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,424 736 51.5 48.0-54.9 514 37.5 34.1-40.9 174 11.0 9.2-13.2
No 4,144 2,450 57.7 55.7-59.7 1,221 30.8 28.9-32.7 473 11.5 10.3-12.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 663 348 52.1 47.3-56.8 249 36.8 32.4-41.5 66 11.1 8.4-14.6
Non-Veteran 4,926 2,845 56.9 55.0-58.7 1,498 31.7 29.9-33.4 583 11.4 10.3-12.7

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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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