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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: Mecklenburg 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
-Mecklenburg County 524 54 10.9 8.2-14.3 120 21.6 18.0-25.7 211 42.3 37.6-47.1 139 25.2 21.3-29.5
GENDER
Male 200 17 9.0 5.5-14.3 47 22.2 16.8-28.9 82 44.3 36.9-51.9 54 24.5 18.9-31.3
Female 324 37 12.7 9.1-17.5 73 21.0 16.6-26.2 129 40.5 34.7-46.5 85 25.8 20.8-31.5
RACE
White 374 37 10.3 7.4-14.2 94 24.8 20.3-29.9 158 43.9 38.3-49.6 85 21.0 16.9-25.8
Other 149 17 12.4 7.4-19.9 26 14.3 9.4-21.1 52 38.4 29.9-47.8 54 34.9 26.8-43.9
AGE
18-44 266 34 12.5 8.7-17.5 60 21.2 16.5-26.8 110 43.6 37.1-50.4 62 22.7 17.7-28.7
45+ 257 20 9.1 5.7-14.1 60 22.2 17.0-28.4 101 40.9 34.3-47.9 76 27.8 22.1-34.3
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 136 17 12.9 7.8-20.7 28 18.4 12.3-26.6 42 39.5 30.0-49.8 49 29.2 21.6-38.2
Some College + 387 37 10.1 7.2-14.0 92 22.9 18.7-27.7 169 43.5 38.1-49.0 89 23.5 19.2-28.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 217 27 12.5 8.3-18.4 39 16.0 11.4-21.9 90 45.5 38.0-53.2 61 26.0 20.1-32.9
$50,000+ 213 19 9.9 6.3-15.3 54 24.5 18.8-31.2 89 41.5 34.4-48.9 51 24.1 18.5-30.8

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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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