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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: Forsyth 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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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
-Forsyth County 358 62 18.3 14.2-23.3 82 21.3 17.0-26.4 99 30.0 24.8-35.7 115 30.4 25.4-35.9
GENDER
Male 135 27 19.7 13.3-28.0 23 17.8 11.7-26.0 39 30.0 22.1-39.2 46 32.6 24.6-41.8
Female 223 35 17.0 12.2-23.2 59 24.7 19.1-31.3 60 30.0 23.5-37.3 69 28.3 22.5-34.9
RACE
White 263 43 18.0 13.3-23.9 68 23.8 18.7-29.9 72 29.6 23.6-36.4 80 28.5 23.0-34.9
Other 95 19 19.2 11.8-29.6 14 14.7 8.0-25.3 27 30.9 21.3-42.3 35 35.3 25.2-46.9
AGE
18-44 138 25 20.0 13.5-28.8 38 26.7 19.3-35.7 44 32.1 24.1-41.4 31 21.1 14.4-29.9
45+ 219 37 17.1 12.3-23.4 44 17.5 12.8-23.4 55 28.5 22.0-36.1 83 36.9 30.2-44.3
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 127 26 21.1 14.1-30.2 23 18.7 11.9-28.1 32 28.0 19.8-38.0 46 32.2 24.2-41.5
Some College + 231 36 16.9 12.1-23.0 59 22.7 17.5-29.0 67 31.0 24.6-38.2 69 29.4 23.2-36.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 188 36 20.4 14.5-27.7 34 16.1 11.2-22.5 54 32.0 24.7-40.3 64 31.5 24.7-39.3
$50,000+ 113 23 20.7 13.7-30.0 31 24.6 17.2-33.9 30 27.9 19.6-38.0 29 26.8 18.7-36.8

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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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