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2003 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Tobacco Tax-AFRICAN AMERICAN FEMALES

In some states, the tax is as little as three cents a pack or as high as one dollar and fifty cents. The national average is currently $0.59.
How much additional tax on a pack of cigarettes would you be willing to support if all the money raised was u sed to fund smoking prevention programs for our youth and/or help balance the budget?

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  Total
Respond.^
<$0.25-$0.49 $0.50-$1.00 >$1.00 No tax DNK/Not sure
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 1,231 282 23.2 19.8-27.1 139 11.9 9.4-15.0 254 23.1 19.6-27.0 377 29.8 26.0-34.0 179 11.9 9.6-14.7
GENDER
Female 1,231 282 23.2 19.8-27.1 139 11.9 9.4-15.0 254 23.1 19.6-27.0 377 29.8 26.0-34.0 179 11.9 9.6-14.7
RACE
African American 1,231 282 23.2 19.8-27.1 139 11.9 9.4-15.0 254 23.1 19.6-27.0 377 29.8 26.0-34.0 179 11.9 9.6-14.7
HISPANIC
Hispanic 13 1 6.2 0.8-36.0 1 28.9 4.6-77.5 4 15.3 4.1-43.3 6 47.4 14.6-82.6 1 2.2 0.3-16.1
-English Speaking 13 1 6.2 0.8-36.0 1 28.9 4.6-77.5 4 15.3 4.1-43.3 6 47.4 14.6-82.6 1 2.2 0.3-16.1
Non-Hispanic 1,218 281 23.3 19.9-27.2 138 11.8 9.3-14.9 250 23.2 19.6-27.1 371 29.7 25.9-33.9 178 12.0 9.6-14.8
AGE
18-24 90 32 34.5 21.4-50.5 16 16.5 8.6-29.3 18 20.9 10.9-36.3 16 22.8 10.3-43.1 8 5.3 2.0-13.4
25-34 197 53 26.6 18.6-36.6 31 16.9 10.6-26.0 47 24.0 16.5-33.4 49 24.1 16.9-33.2 17 8.3 4.1-16.2
35-44 258 75 24.3 18.0-32.1 32 9.2 5.5-15.0 63 32.0 23.8-41.5 58 24.6 17.6-33.4 30 9.8 5.8-16.0
45-54 252 63 23.8 17.0-32.1 25 11.9 6.5-20.7 49 21.4 15.2-29.4 94 36.9 28.9-45.7 21 6.0 3.3-10.6
55-64 179 30 16.6 10.4-25.5 17 9.9 5.2-17.8 43 23.0 14.8-33.8 61 35.9 26.6-46.3 28 14.7 9.0-23.1
65-74 144 18 10.7 5.8-19.0 14 8.3 3.7-17.7 16 10.5 4.9-20.9 57 42.0 30.4-54.6 39 28.4 18.7-40.7
75+ 101 9 13.8 6.2-27.9 4 7.2 2.2-20.7 15 10.6 5.4-20.0 38 34.7 23.2-48.2 35 33.7 20.8-49.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 285 40 15.7 10.3-23.3 25 7.7 4.0-14.3 41 12.4 8.0-18.7 114 41.9 33.5-50.9 65 22.2 15.3-31.1
H.S. or G.E.D. 412 100 22.4 16.9-29.0 50 13.7 9.3-19.7 82 24.3 18.0-32.0 118 27.6 21.0-35.4 62 12.1 8.2-17.3
Some Post-H.S. 298 74 29.5 21.7-38.7 39 14.3 9.1-21.6 66 22.3 15.7-30.5 90 28.4 21.0-37.2 29 5.6 3.4- 9.1
College Graduate 234 68 23.9 17.5-31.8 25 9.9 5.7-16.7 65 32.2 24.6-40.8 54 24.2 17.6-32.3 22 9.8 5.9-15.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 267 42 19.3 12.7-28.2 29 11.6 7.3-18.1 57 20.6 14.2-28.8 91 32.6 25.3-40.9 48 15.9 10.8-22.7
$15,000- 24,999 281 67 24.7 17.3-33.9 31 8.3 4.8-14.0 55 21.0 14.0-30.2 85 34.0 25.8-43.2 43 12.1 7.5-19.0
$25,000- 34,999 157 42 24.8 16.6-35.4 27 18.3 10.3-30.5 34 27.1 17.9-38.8 42 23.0 15.0-33.7 12 6.6 2.9-14.4
$35,000- 49,999 112 24 15.3 8.4-26.1 14 10.6 5.0-21.1 34 30.6 19.5-44.5 30 32.7 21.8-45.7 10 10.9 4.6-23.5
$50,000-74,999 63 16 22.4 10.9-40.5 9 23.2 11.0-42.5 16 25.2 13.5-42.1 16 18.6 9.7-32.9 6 10.5 4.2-24.1
$75,000+ 53 17 37.2 21.5-56.2 6 6.6 1.8-21.3 12 31.2 17.4-49.5 14 18.1 9.3-32.4 4 6.8 2.3-18.0
COUNTY/REGION**
Buncombe 16 4 31.8 11.4-62.7 1 4.9 0.7-28.7 3 12.5 3.4-36.7 6 42.3 18.7-70.1 2 8.5 2.0-29.9
Guilford 71 23 33.7 21.6-48.3 11 15.5 7.9-28.1 13 17.0 8.9-30.1 15 23.4 13.3-37.9 9 10.4 5.0-20.3
Mecklenburg 80 16 21.6 12.7-34.1 6 10.8 4.7-22.8 19 24.0 15.2-35.6 33 37.0 26.0-49.4 6 6.7 2.6-16.6
Orange 31 12 41.8 24.7-61.2 5 15.8 6.3-34.3 8 29.3 14.7-49.9 1 2.4 0.3-15.5 5 10.7 4.2-24.5
Wake 55 9 11.1 5.6-20.9 11 26.3 14.8-42.2 15 31.3 18.5-47.7 12 17.0 9.2-29.2 8 14.3 6.8-27.6
Chatham/Lee 53 13 20.2 11.3-33.3 4 9.5 3.4-23.4 12 21.4 11.4-36.6 16 35.9 22.3-52.3 8 13.0 5.6-27.1
Nash/Wilson 77 16 20.0 12.0-31.5 9 12.5 5.9-24.5 14 18.0 10.4-29.3 32 42.5 30.7-55.2 6 7.0 2.7-16.9
Craven/Pamlico 56 12 22.3 11.4-39.1 7 13.1 5.1-29.8 10 17.1 8.4-31.6 23 41.7 25.0-60.6 4 5.8 1.8-17.5
Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 9 2 15.5 2.8-54.1 4 66.8 25.5-92.2 1 4.3 0.5-30.1 1 5.2 0.6-34.3 1 8.2 0.9-46.5
Appalachian/Wilkes 6 1 28.8 4.5-77.7 2 27.3 6.2-68.2 2 29.3 6.6-70.8 0 0.0 . - . 1 14.6 1.9-60.0
Franklin/Gran./Vance 99 17 19.2 11.4-30.5 11 12.8 6.8-22.6 26 28.9 19.4-40.6 24 20.4 13.4-30.0 21 18.7 11.8-28.4
Graham/Swain/Jackson 9 3 34.3 10.6-69.5 2 21.1 5.1-57.1 2 23.8 6.0-60.5 1 6.2 0.8-34.7 1 14.7 2.1-58.4
Hoke/Robeson/Scotland 93 20 23.1 14.7-34.3 8 7.2 3.4-14.6 22 25.7 16.4-37.9 28 26.1 17.8-36.5 15 18.0 10.3-29.6
Bladen/Columbus/Sampson 100 24 26.5 17.9-37.4 11 11.5 6.0-20.7 12 12.7 6.9-22.4 37 34.8 25.2-45.8 16 14.5 8.7-23.1
Northeast NC I 167 39 22.4 16.1-30.4 22 12.6 8.1-19.2 22 13.7 8.6-21.2 54 36.3 27.8-45.8 30 14.9 10.0-21.7
Northeast NC II 96 24 32.6 21.9-45.3 7 6.7 2.8-14.9 19 16.1 9.9-25.2 30 29.8 20.6-41.0 16 14.8 8.8-24.0
Northeastern Partnership 263 63 27.2 20.8-34.6 29 9.9 6.6-14.5 41 14.8 10.6-20.4 84 33.3 26.7-40.5 46 14.9 10.8-20.2
Mountain AHEC 30 8 26.7 11.5-50.4 3 4.9 1.3-17.3 8 33.7 15.3-58.8 7 26.3 11.2-50.3 4 8.5 2.9-22.2
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 654 149 24.8 19.8-30.6 68 9.3 6.3-13.4 125 23.7 18.5-29.8 216 29.7 24.1-36.1 96 12.5 9.4-16.5
Piedmont 533 122 22.1 17.5-27.5 64 14.1 10.4-18.8 116 21.7 17.2-26.9 153 30.5 25.3-36.2 78 11.7 8.4-16.0
Western NC 44 11 22.8 9.7-44.7 7 6.4 2.5-15.7 13 49.9 24.7-75.1 8 15.4 5.9-34.4 5 5.5 1.9-14.6

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^Use caution in interpreting percentages with a numerator of less than 20. N = numerator, % = 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.

** Northeast NC I: Bertie, Gates, Halifax, Hertford, Northampton, and Warren counties.
Northeast NC II: Beaufort, Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Edgecombe, Hyde, Martin, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell, and Washington counties.
Northeastern Partnership: Northeast NC I and II regions combined.
Mountain Area Health Education Center (AHEC): Buncombe, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Swain, Transylvania, and Yancey counties.

*** 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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