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2011 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Tobacco Use Pevention

The North Carolina tax on a pack of cigarettes is currently 45 cents and the national average is $1.42 cents.
Would you favor or oppose raising North Carolina's cigarette tax to $1.00 if part of
the tax revenue 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 5,367 3,193 59.0 56.9-61.0 1,601 31.6 29.7-33.6 573 9.4 8.3-10.6
GENDER
Male 2,001 1,097 55.2 52.0-58.5 720 36.3 33.2-39.5 184 8.5 7.0-10.3
Female 3,366 2,096 62.4 59.7-64.9 881 27.4 25.0-29.9 389 10.2 8.8-11.9
RACE
White 4,088 2,390 56.7 54.3-59.1 1,284 34.5 32.2-36.9 414 8.8 7.6-10.1
African American 831 503 61.8 56.7-66.5 214 27.1 22.7-32.1 114 11.1 8.7-14.0
Native American 141 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other Minorities 273 193 76.9 69.5-82.9 50 11.8 8.0-16.9 30 11.4 6.9-18.1
HISPANIC
Hispanic 271 202 80.2 73.5-85.5 39 9.8 6.5-14.6 30 10.0 6.1-15.8
-English Speaking 107 *** *** *** *** *** *** 11 9.4 4.2-19.5
-Spanish Speaking 164 136 87.0 79.2-92.1 *** *** *** 19 10.2 5.6-17.9
Non-Hispanic 5,083 2,984 57.5 55.4-59.7 1,559 33.1 31.1-35.2 540 9.3 8.3-10.6
AGE
18-34 741 465 62.2 57.3-66.7 208 29.4 25.1-34.1 68 8.4 6.3-11.3
35-44 735 485 63.5 58.2-68.4 199 31.3 26.5-36.5 51 5.3 3.7- 7.4
45-54 1,026 603 58.8 54.3-63.2 339 34.0 29.8-38.5 84 7.2 5.6- 9.3
55-64 1,115 634 53.7 49.4-57.8 376 35.8 31.8-40.0 105 10.6 8.2-13.6
65-74 938 563 56.9 52.2-61.5 267 30.5 26.3-35.0 108 12.6 9.5-16.6
75+ 752 411 51.8 46.0-57.6 189 26.5 21.7-32.1 152 21.7 17.0-27.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 669 342 53.4 47.7-59.0 208 32.5 27.4-38.0 119 14.1 10.8-18.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,502 812 55.3 51.4-59.2 500 34.1 30.4-37.9 190 10.6 8.7-12.8
Some Post-H.S. 1,367 782 56.9 52.7-60.9 466 35.8 31.9-39.9 119 7.3 5.6- 9.5
College Graduate 1,814 1,252 69.9 66.8-72.8 422 23.0 20.3-25.9 140 7.1 5.7- 8.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 625 322 53.7 48.0-59.3 223 35.2 29.9-40.7 80 11.1 8.2-15.0
$15,000- 24,999 920 523 57.8 52.7-62.7 290 30.8 26.2-35.7 107 11.5 8.7-14.9
$25,000- 34,999 530 308 57.3 50.9-63.6 174 33.3 27.7-39.5 48 9.3 6.0-14.3
$35,000- 49,999 665 385 56.7 50.9-62.3 225 34.7 29.5-40.3 55 8.6 6.1-12.1
$50,000-74,999 633 395 57.4 50.8-63.7 188 37.0 30.7-43.8 50 5.6 3.8- 8.0
$75,000+ 1,101 781 68.8 64.3-72.9 244 26.2 22.1-30.6 76 5.1 3.8- 6.7
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,648 903 51.5 47.7-55.2 557 37.5 33.9-41.2 188 11.0 8.7-13.8
No 3,697 2,275 61.5 59.0-63.9 1,042 29.7 27.4-32.1 380 8.8 7.7-10.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 733 393 53.4 47.7-59.1 282 38.4 33.0-44.0 58 8.2 5.6-11.9
Non-Veteran 4,633 2,799 59.8 57.5-62.0 1,319 30.6 28.6-32.8 515 9.6 8.5-10.8

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PLEASE NOTE: Due to changes in the weighting methodology and other factors, results from 2011 are NOT comparable to previous years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2011 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).

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