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2003 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Tobacco Tax-WHITE 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 4,251 1,022 25.5 23.5-27.6 546 13.3 11.8-15.0 1,037 24.5 22.6-26.5 906 19.7 18.0-21.5 740 17.0 15.3-18.8
AGE
18-24 228 74 33.2 24.8-42.9 40 18.7 11.8-28.4 53 21.6 14.7-30.6 34 11.4 7.4-17.2 27 15.0 8.8-24.4
25-34 580 177 29.7 24.9-35.1 90 15.8 12.0-20.6 168 28.1 23.3-33.5 83 14.7 11.0-19.3 62 11.6 8.2-16.2
35-44 750 206 27.2 22.9-32.0 117 16.8 13.2-21.0 228 31.5 26.9-36.5 132 15.3 12.1-19.1 67 9.3 6.7-12.6
45-54 823 221 28.9 24.4-33.8 100 10.2 7.8-13.4 208 23.8 19.8-28.3 182 20.6 16.9-24.8 112 16.5 12.9-21.0
55-64 711 152 21.6 17.3-26.7 92 13.6 10.3-17.7 167 21.4 17.4-25.9 165 24.4 19.6-29.9 135 19.0 15.4-23.3
65-74 611 96 17.1 13.1-22.0 76 11.3 8.4-15.1 125 22.7 17.9-28.2 167 24.8 20.2-30.0 147 24.2 19.6-29.4
75+ 519 89 16.7 12.8-21.5 29 5.2 3.0- 8.8 83 17.6 13.1-23.1 135 29.0 23.3-35.3 183 31.6 26.1-37.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 564 96 20.4 15.5-26.5 33 5.0 3.1- 8.2 88 15.6 11.7-20.5 170 29.5 24.0-35.8 177 29.4 24.1-35.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,252 328 25.8 22.3-29.7 136 13.1 10.3-16.5 220 17.3 14.3-20.8 302 24.7 21.2-28.5 266 19.2 16.2-22.5
Some Post-H.S. 1,136 298 28.1 24.3-32.4 136 14.1 10.9-17.9 274 24.9 21.3-28.9 262 17.5 14.8-20.7 166 15.4 12.2-19.1
College Graduate 1,291 299 25.1 21.8-28.7 241 16.6 14.0-19.5 455 34.9 31.2-38.8 170 12.8 10.5-15.6 126 10.6 8.3-13.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 454 78 14.6 11.0-19.2 39 8.1 5.3-12.3 85 19.5 14.5-25.7 130 31.4 24.8-38.9 122 26.3 20.8-32.6
$15,000- 24,999 721 188 27.9 22.9-33.5 96 12.9 9.5-17.3 127 18.0 14.2-22.6 165 24.2 19.7-29.3 145 17.0 13.4-21.4
$25,000- 34,999 465 119 27.5 21.3-34.8 70 17.5 12.1-24.8 111 19.4 14.9-25.0 107 23.0 17.6-29.4 58 12.5 8.6-17.9
$35,000- 49,999 568 160 27.2 22.1-33.0 76 13.4 9.9-18.0 166 31.1 25.4-37.4 97 16.2 12.1-21.3 69 12.1 8.5-17.0
$50,000-74,999 480 121 30.1 24.5-36.3 84 17.8 13.5-23.1 135 26.3 21.2-32.2 79 12.1 8.9-16.3 61 13.6 9.8-18.7
$75,000+ 570 124 22.1 17.7-27.2 99 16.6 13.0-21.1 210 36.7 31.5-42.2 78 14.0 10.5-18.5 59 10.5 7.6-14.5
COUNTY/REGION**
Buncombe 241 59 26.7 20.8-33.6 40 17.5 12.1-24.7 62 25.1 19.6-31.6 50 20.0 14.9-26.3 30 10.6 7.2-15.3
Guilford 197 48 24.0 17.7-31.6 28 15.1 9.9-22.4 53 24.4 18.4-31.7 36 20.1 14.3-27.5 32 16.4 11.0-23.8
Mecklenburg 180 44 26.9 20.1-34.8 29 16.8 11.5-23.8 63 32.0 25.0-39.8 17 7.5 4.5-12.2 27 16.9 11.4-24.4
Orange 234 43 19.9 12.6-30.0 53 17.6 12.3-24.4 90 41.5 30.7-53.2 33 17.4 9.1-30.8 15 3.6 2.0- 6.2
Wake 194 42 20.9 15.4-27.8 33 17.2 11.7-24.7 60 32.1 25.2-39.9 31 15.2 10.5-21.7 28 14.5 9.7-21.2
Chatham/Lee 168 44 27.4 20.3-35.9 20 12.9 8.3-19.5 41 23.5 17.2-31.2 31 18.4 12.7-26.0 32 17.8 12.1-25.5
Nash/Wilson 147 47 36.7 28.2-46.0 10 5.9 3.1-11.1 37 25.7 18.7-34.3 29 17.3 11.7-25.0 24 14.3 9.5-21.0
Craven/Pamlico 216 54 25.5 19.6-32.5 24 11.8 7.5-18.0 48 20.8 15.6-27.1 48 22.4 16.8-29.3 42 19.5 14.2-26.1
Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 246 62 28.7 22.2-36.2 21 8.6 5.4-13.5 34 14.4 9.8-20.6 80 30.0 24.0-36.7 49 18.3 13.6-24.3
Appalachian/Wilkes 267 72 25.9 19.9-33.1 29 17.8 9.3-31.4 61 20.3 15.1-26.8 55 17.9 13.0-24.0 50 18.1 12.7-25.2
Franklin/Gran./Vance 183 43 24.6 17.4-33.5 21 15.0 8.7-24.6 45 25.0 16.9-35.3 45 21.6 15.1-29.9 29 13.9 9.2-20.5
Graham/Swain/Jackson 225 55 23.3 17.6-30.2 32 14.7 10.0-21.0 56 24.4 18.6-31.3 44 18.3 13.3-24.7 38 19.3 13.0-27.6
Hoke/Robeson/Scotland 115 25 22.3 14.9-32.1 15 11.4 6.8-18.6 23 19.3 12.7-28.2 33 31.0 22.3-41.2 19 15.9 9.9-24.5
Bladen/Columbus/Sampson 171 37 25.0 18.2-33.3 19 13.7 8.2-22.0 32 18.8 12.9-26.5 47 23.1 17.2-30.1 36 19.4 13.9-26.6
Northeast NC I 135 32 26.2 18.6-35.6 22 14.9 9.7-22.1 21 16.6 10.8-24.8 32 22.6 15.9-31.0 28 19.7 13.4-28.0
Northeast NC II 216 48 23.9 17.9-31.1 22 11.9 7.5-18.5 44 21.2 15.5-28.2 59 24.6 19.0-31.3 43 18.4 13.4-24.8
Northeastern Partnership 351 80 24.5 19.6-30.2 44 12.7 9.0-17.6 65 19.9 15.4-25.4 91 24.1 19.5-29.4 71 18.8 14.6-23.8
Mountain AHEC 722 177 25.4 21.4-29.9 99 11.9 9.2-15.2 191 28.5 24.1-33.3 135 18.2 14.6-22.4 120 16.0 13.0-19.7
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 1,289 316 28.5 24.6-32.8 140 11.3 8.9-14.2 277 21.7 18.5-25.3 309 21.2 17.9-24.8 247 17.3 14.2-20.9
Piedmont 1,795 420 24.6 21.9-27.5 258 14.3 12.1-16.9 470 25.4 22.7-28.4 356 19.0 16.7-21.6 291 16.7 14.4-19.3
Western NC 1,167 286 23.9 20.7-27.5 148 13.2 10.4-16.6 290 25.9 22.3-29.8 241 19.6 16.5-23.1 202 17.4 14.4-21.0

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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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