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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: Catawba County

Tobacco Use Prevention

States add a special tax to cigarettes. The national average is $0.59. and the NC tax is 5 cents.
How much additional tax on a pack of cigarettes would you be willing to support if a considerable portion of the money raised was used to fund smoking pre vention programs for our youth and provide treatment options for tobacco users who want to quit?

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  Total
Respond.^
<$0.25-$0.49 $0.50-$1.00 >$1.00 No tax
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 11,949 1,696 14.3 13.5-15.1 2,587 21.5 20.6-22.5 4,030 34.6 33.5-35.7 3,636 29.6 28.5-30.6
-Catawba County 282 49 15.5 11.4-20.7 63 26.6 20.3-34.0 97 32.2 26.3-38.6 73 25.8 20.4-32.1
GENDER
Male 115 18 13.3 8.1-21.1 23 24.7 15.3-37.2 35 28.3 20.2-38.2 39 33.7 24.7-44.1
Female 167 31 17.9 12.2-25.5 40 28.7 21.4-37.3 62 36.4 28.8-44.8 34 17.0 12.0-23.7
RACE
White 265 46 15.8 11.5-21.4 61 27.4 20.8-35.1 91 31.4 25.5-38.0 67 25.3 19.8-31.8
Other 16 3 11.2 3.2-32.4 1 4.2 0.6-25.6 6 47.8 23.0-73.8 6 36.8 15.5-64.9
AGE
18-44 116 23 19.6 12.6-29.2 30 32.3 21.7-45.0 36 26.3 18.6-35.9 27 21.8 14.5-31.5
45+ 163 25 11.9 7.8-17.7 32 21.2 14.9-29.3 60 37.3 29.3-46.0 46 29.7 22.3-38.3
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 134 21 13.6 8.3-21.6 28 27.0 17.2-39.6 39 24.4 17.2-33.5 46 35.0 25.9-45.4
Some College + 147 28 17.5 11.9-25.2 35 26.5 19.3-35.2 57 38.9 30.8-47.8 27 17.0 11.4-24.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 163 33 18.4 12.5-26.3 35 27.5 18.6-38.7 46 24.4 17.7-32.5 49 29.7 22.1-38.6
$50,000+ 66 5 6.7 2.7-15.5 11 16.2 9.0-27.5 37 56.4 43.3-68.7 13 20.7 11.6-34.0

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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 (MAHEC): 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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