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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: Johnston 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
-Johnston County 387 59 13.9 10.3-18.4 89 22.8 18.0-28.5 116 34.0 28.2-40.3 123 29.3 24.3-34.9
GENDER
Male 135 20 13.3 8.4-20.5 26 18.3 11.9-27.1 36 34.3 25.1-44.7 53 34.2 26.0-43.4
Female 252 39 14.4 9.8-20.6 63 26.5 19.9-34.4 80 33.7 26.7-41.6 70 25.4 19.4-32.6
RACE
White 312 51 15.3 11.1-20.7 80 27.7 21.8-34.7 87 28.5 22.6-35.2 94 28.5 22.9-34.9
Other 71 6 7.3 2.9-17.4 9 7.3 3.6-14.0 27 51.7 38.1-65.0 29 33.7 22.7-46.8
AGE
18-44 169 27 13.9 8.9-21.0 38 18.0 12.8-24.8 61 42.7 33.8-52.2 43 25.4 18.3-34.0
45+ 217 31 13.4 8.9-19.6 51 27.8 20.2-36.8 55 25.4 18.9-33.3 80 33.4 26.6-41.1
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 191 31 14.7 9.9-21.4 37 20.4 14.1-28.5 48 29.3 21.6-38.5 75 35.6 28.1-43.8
Some College + 196 28 13.1 8.5-19.8 52 25.0 18.2-33.4 68 38.1 29.9-47.0 48 23.8 17.3-31.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 183 28 12.9 8.4-19.3 36 22.1 14.9-31.4 52 32.1 23.8-41.6 67 33.0 25.6-41.3
$50,000+ 128 26 18.2 11.6-27.2 31 22.9 15.3-32.8 38 32.9 23.6-43.8 33 26.0 17.8-36.5

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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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