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2012 BRFSS Survey Results: 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%)
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
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 7,324 4,085 54.3 52.8-55.8 2,456 35.3 33.9-36.8 783 10.4 9.5-11.3
Non-Hispanic Black 1,842 1,001 55.5 52.5-58.5 566 32.5 29.7-35.5 275 12.0 10.3-13.9
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 400 201 49.3 41.4-57.2 146 40.7 33.0-48.9 53 10.0 6.9-14.4
Non-Hispanic Other 254 154 65.8 57.3-73.4 70 22.7 16.4-30.4 30 11.5 7.1-18.0
Hispanic 599 443 72.7 68.0-76.9 82 15.0 11.5-19.3 74 12.3 9.6-15.6
AGE
18-34 1,646 962 56.7 53.8-59.6 500 32.6 29.9-35.4 184 10.7 9.1-12.5
35-44 1,441 893 59.7 56.6-62.7 422 30.9 28.1-33.9 126 9.4 7.7-11.4
45-54 1,845 1,042 55.4 52.6-58.3 643 36.4 33.7-39.3 160 8.1 6.7- 9.8
55-64 2,193 1,207 55.0 52.4-57.6 757 34.2 31.8-36.8 229 10.7 9.2-12.6
65-74 1,914 1,061 54.8 52.0-57.6 627 33.7 31.1-36.5 226 11.5 9.9-13.3
75+ 1,358 701 51.9 48.4-55.3 374 27.3 24.4-30.3 283 20.9 18.3-23.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,292 589 46.3 42.7-49.9 479 39.6 36.1-43.3 224 14.1 11.9-16.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 2,997 1,510 50.3 47.9-52.6 1,118 38.3 36.0-40.6 369 11.5 10.1-13.0
Some Post-H.S. 2,887 1,578 56.4 54.1-58.7 983 33.1 31.0-35.4 326 10.4 9.1-11.9
College Graduate 3,283 2,222 68.8 66.7-70.7 759 22.7 20.9-24.5 302 8.6 7.5- 9.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,256 586 48.5 44.7-52.2 508 40.6 36.9-44.3 162 11.0 9.0-13.3
$15,000- 24,999 1,799 949 52.1 49.1-55.2 648 37.2 34.3-40.3 202 10.6 8.9-12.6
$25,000- 34,999 1,120 602 53.8 50.0-57.6 392 35.9 32.3-39.6 126 10.3 8.3-12.8
$35,000- 49,999 1,297 747 55.4 51.9-58.9 422 35.2 31.8-38.8 128 9.3 7.5-11.5
$50,000-74,999 1,260 770 58.4 54.8-61.9 377 33.1 29.7-36.6 113 8.5 6.8-10.6
$75,000+ 2,003 1,395 69.0 66.4-71.6 471 24.2 21.9-26.7 137 6.7 5.5- 8.3
DISABILITY STATUS
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
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,342 706 52.9 49.6-56.2 503 37.0 33.8-40.2 133 10.1 8.2-12.3
Non-Veteran 9,143 5,206 56.6 55.2-57.9 2,844 32.5 31.2-33.8 1,093 11.0 10.2-11.8

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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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