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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: Iredell 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
-Iredell County 343 52 14.6 11.0-19.3 68 19.1 14.9-24.2 131 36.3 30.7-42.3 92 30.0 24.0-36.7
GENDER
Male 142 22 14.8 9.5-22.2 24 16.2 10.6-24.0 53 34.0 26.0-43.0 43 35.0 25.6-45.7
Female 201 30 14.5 10.0-20.5 44 22.3 16.6-29.3 78 38.8 31.6-46.6 49 24.4 18.3-31.8
RACE
White 301 45 14.5 10.6-19.5 63 20.7 16.0-26.4 112 35.4 29.5-41.8 81 29.4 23.0-36.7
Other 40 7 15.6 7.0-31.2 5 9.8 3.8-23.0 17 39.6 24.3-57.4 11 34.9 19.7-53.8
AGE
18-44 136 26 15.2 9.9-22.6 26 18.6 12.3-26.9 56 37.4 28.6-47.2 28 28.8 19.0-41.0
45+ 204 26 14.3 9.6-20.8 40 19.2 13.9-25.9 74 35.1 28.3-42.6 64 31.4 24.7-39.1
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 150 24 16.5 10.9-24.3 26 18.5 12.4-26.7 52 32.6 24.9-41.4 48 32.4 24.4-41.6
Some College + 193 28 13.1 8.8-19.1 42 19.6 14.2-26.5 79 39.3 31.5-47.6 44 28.1 19.8-38.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 161 30 17.0 11.5-24.4 30 17.5 11.9-25.0 54 30.3 22.8-39.1 47 35.1 25.4-46.3
$50,000+ 106 14 14.2 8.2-23.5 18 17.0 10.7-25.9 54 48.3 38.3-58.3 20 20.5 13.4-30.1

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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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