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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern North Carolina**

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
-Eastern NC 3,974 593 14.9 13.6-16.3 847 21.3 19.7-22.9 1,243 31.5 29.8-33.3 1,291 32.3 30.6-34.1
GENDER
Male 1,441 194 13.1 11.1-15.2 278 19.9 17.4-22.6 423 30.3 27.6-33.1 546 36.8 33.9-39.8
Female 2,533 399 16.5 14.8-18.3 569 22.5 20.6-24.5 820 32.7 30.5-34.8 745 28.4 26.3-30.5
RACE
White 2,683 388 14.1 12.6-15.8 611 22.3 20.5-24.2 849 32.4 30.4-34.6 835 31.2 29.1-33.3
African American 990 162 16.9 14.2-19.9 188 19.8 16.8-23.2 298 28.6 25.3-32.0 342 34.7 31.1-38.5
Other Minorities 10 0 0.0 . - . 1 3.6 0.4-23.6 5 56.5 22.3-85.5 4 39.9 12.8-75.0
AGE
18-24 274 39 14.7 9.9-21.1 70 27.6 20.4-36.2 95 33.1 26.6-40.4 70 24.6 18.6-31.7
25-34 650 84 13.0 10.2-16.3 166 24.8 21.2-28.8 239 35.3 31.1-39.7 161 27.0 23.0-31.4
35-44 744 125 17.1 14.2-20.5 148 19.4 16.3-23.0 249 33.4 29.5-37.5 222 30.1 26.3-34.1
45-54 775 120 15.1 12.4-18.2 162 20.2 17.0-23.9 230 30.5 26.8-34.6 263 34.1 30.3-38.2
55-64 705 121 16.9 13.8-20.6 141 20.7 17.3-24.7 191 26.1 22.5-30.2 252 36.2 32.0-40.7
65-74 496 69 12.8 9.7-16.7 98 18.2 14.6-22.4 142 30.5 25.9-35.6 187 38.6 33.6-43.8
75+ 316 31 10.1 6.7-14.9 59 18.2 13.8-23.6 94 34.0 28.0-40.6 132 37.7 31.8-44.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 586 98 17.4 13.6-21.9 96 16.2 12.1-21.4 157 27.8 23.4-32.6 235 38.6 33.5-44.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,267 206 16.4 14.1-19.1 261 20.2 17.6-23.1 345 28.4 25.5-31.5 455 35.0 31.9-38.2
Some Post-H.S. 1,067 154 13.8 11.6-16.3 246 22.8 19.9-25.9 325 30.0 26.8-33.3 342 33.5 30.1-37.0
College Graduate 1,049 134 12.6 10.5-15.0 244 24.1 21.1-27.4 414 39.4 36.0-43.0 257 23.9 21.0-27.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 487 73 14.0 10.6-18.4 81 17.9 12.8-24.4 122 24.1 19.5-29.4 211 44.0 38.1-50.1
$15,000- 24,999 720 132 20.0 16.5-24.2 133 17.8 14.7-21.6 199 27.8 24.1-31.9 256 34.3 30.3-38.6
$25,000- 34,999 485 85 17.1 13.6-21.4 109 21.6 17.7-26.1 140 30.4 25.8-35.4 151 30.8 26.3-35.8
$35,000- 49,999 559 89 16.7 13.3-20.7 108 19.6 15.9-23.9 190 33.5 29.0-38.2 172 30.3 26.0-34.9
$50,000-74,999 459 66 12.8 9.8-16.6 91 19.6 15.7-24.1 159 33.4 28.6-38.6 143 34.2 29.2-39.6
$75,000+ 464 64 13.0 10.0-16.7 101 21.7 17.7-26.3 191 42.3 37.3-47.6 108 23.0 18.9-27.7
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,367 204 14.7 12.6-17.1 273 19.6 17.1-22.3 384 29.8 26.9-32.9 506 35.8 32.9-38.9
No 2,553 380 14.9 13.3-16.7 563 22.1 20.1-24.2 844 32.4 30.3-34.6 766 30.5 28.4-32.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 601 71 11.1 8.6-14.2 108 18.3 14.8-22.4 195 32.1 27.9-36.5 227 38.5 34.1-43.1
Non-Veteran 3,260 508 15.9 14.4-17.5 710 21.8 20.1-23.7 1,016 31.5 29.6-33.5 1,026 30.8 28.9-32.7
Currently Serving 113 14 11.8 6.5-20.6 29 23.6 15.7-33.9 32 28.7 20.0-39.4 38 35.9 26.1-47.1

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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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