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2012 BRFSS Survey Results: Western 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
-Western NC 1,434 819 56.8 53.4-60.1 460 34.4 31.2-37.8 155 8.8 7.2-10.6
GENDER
Male 538 289 53.5 48.0-58.8 201 39.2 34.1-44.7 48 7.3 5.2-10.1
Female 896 530 59.7 55.5-63.8 259 30.2 26.4-34.3 107 10.1 8.0-12.6
RACE
White 1,182 679 56.4 52.7-60.1 379 35.2 31.7-38.9 124 8.3 6.8-10.2
Other minorities 245 138 59.5 51.1-67.4 77 29.4 22.4-37.5 30 11.1 6.8-17.6
HISPANIC
Hispanic 61 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic 1,368 772 55.6 52.1-59.1 448 35.6 32.3-39.1 148 8.8 7.2-10.7
AGE
18-34 193 111 58.0 49.6-66.0 63 36.0 28.3-44.5 19 6.0 3.5-10.0
35-54 373 233 59.3 53.3-65.1 116 34.1 28.5-40.0 24 6.6 4.1-10.4
55-64 328 173 53.0 46.3-59.6 123 37.4 31.2-44.0 32 9.6 6.4-14.2
65-74 321 182 54.3 47.8-60.6 104 35.6 29.5-42.2 35 10.1 7.0-14.3
75+ 212 117 56.1 46.8-65.1 51 23.9 17.2-32.1 44 20.0 14.1-27.4
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 196 91 53.8 44.6-62.7 73 36.0 27.9-44.9 32 10.3 6.7-15.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 428 229 52.6 46.1-58.9 159 40.4 34.2-46.9 40 7.0 4.8-10.1
Some Post-H.S. 371 199 54.9 48.6-61.0 125 34.9 29.2-41.0 47 10.2 7.1-14.4
College Graduate 437 300 68.4 62.7-73.5 101 23.6 18.9-29.1 36 8.0 5.5-11.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 202 101 51.9 42.6-61.0 78 38.3 29.7-47.6 23 9.9 6.0-15.8
$15,000- 24,999 272 130 49.5 41.7-57.2 113 41.4 34.0-49.2 29 9.1 5.6-14.4
$25,000- 34,999 157 85 55.7 45.7-65.3 56 37.4 28.3-47.4 16 6.9 3.9-11.8
$35,000- 49,999 161 102 58.0 48.3-67.2 48 35.4 26.6-45.2 *** *** ***
$50,000+ 394 266 64.1 58.1-69.8 98 29.3 23.9-35.4 30 6.6 4.4- 9.7
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 435 221 47.0 40.9-53.1 159 42.5 36.3-48.8 55 10.6 7.7-14.4
No 992 597 60.6 56.6-64.4 298 31.4 27.8-35.2 97 8.1 6.3-10.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 170 93 56.8 47.8-65.3 56 31.1 23.5-39.8 21 12.2 7.5-19.2
Non-Veteran 1,264 726 56.8 53.1-60.4 404 34.8 31.4-38.4 134 8.4 6.8-10.3

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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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