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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Tobacco Use Prevention-AFRICAN AMERICAN FEMALES

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%)
TOTAL 1,438 216 15.3 13.1-17.8 284 19.5 17.1-22.1 450 31.6 28.6-34.7 488 33.7 30.6-36.8
AGE
18-24 93 13 15.5 8.4-27.0 17 17.8 10.1-29.4 31 30.5 20.6-42.5 32 36.2 24.7-49.6
25-34 278 34 12.7 8.7-18.3 70 24.6 19.0-31.2 102 33.3 27.0-40.3 72 29.3 23.0-36.6
35-44 298 49 15.7 11.6-21.0 59 19.9 15.0-26.0 100 34.8 28.0-42.1 90 29.6 23.5-36.5
45-54 296 57 18.2 13.4-24.2 62 21.0 15.9-27.2 86 30.0 23.8-37.1 91 30.8 24.7-37.7
55-64 212 30 15.3 10.3-22.2 34 14.4 9.9-20.5 61 31.1 24.1-39.1 87 39.2 31.3-47.7
65-74 159 20 12.6 6.5-23.1 24 14.7 8.8-23.4 45 28.3 20.5-37.7 70 44.4 34.7-54.6
75+ 93 10 14.0 6.8-26.7 14 13.9 7.7-23.9 24 28.0 18.2-40.5 45 44.0 32.2-56.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 275 37 16.5 11.2-23.5 47 17.7 12.9-23.9 76 28.9 22.9-35.6 115 36.9 30.6-43.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 485 84 18.2 14.3-23.0 90 16.2 12.8-20.2 133 27.2 22.6-32.4 178 38.4 33.1-44.0
Some Post-H.S. 383 53 11.7 8.5-15.8 85 23.5 18.6-29.3 120 29.6 24.3-35.6 125 35.2 29.2-41.7
College Graduate 293 41 14.8 10.5-20.4 62 20.9 15.8-27.0 121 43.3 36.2-50.6 69 21.1 16.1-27.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 300 47 14.8 10.8-19.9 50 16.0 11.8-21.5 77 25.4 19.9-31.8 126 43.8 37.0-50.8
$15,000- 24,999 376 68 20.1 15.3-26.1 60 16.1 12.0-21.4 112 27.8 22.7-33.5 136 36.0 30.1-42.3
$25,000- 34,999 192 30 14.5 9.9-20.9 44 21.2 14.9-29.4 58 30.6 23.1-39.3 60 33.7 25.9-42.4
$35,000- 49,999 146 26 20.3 13.4-29.4 30 20.1 13.6-28.6 54 33.5 25.2-43.0 36 26.2 18.2-36.1
$50,000-74,999 74 12 14.4 7.5-25.8 11 15.4 7.9-27.8 26 37.8 24.9-52.6 25 32.4 20.8-46.8
$75,000+ 66 7 8.4 3.8-17.4 11 13.6 7.1-24.3 31 50.9 37.2-64.5 17 27.1 16.3-41.7
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 498 75 14.2 11.0-18.1 90 17.2 13.7-21.4 143 31.2 26.4-36.3 190 37.4 32.3-42.8
No 911 133 15.3 12.6-18.5 190 20.7 17.7-24.2 303 32.3 28.6-36.3 285 31.6 27.9-35.6
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 42 7 12.3 5.2-26.5 6 12.1 4.3-29.6 16 41.2 23.1-62.1 13 34.4 18.7-54.4
Non-Veteran 1,388 208 15.4 13.2-17.9 274 19.7 17.2-22.3 434 31.3 28.4-34.5 472 33.6 30.5-36.8
Currently Serving 8 1 17.5 2.5-63.9 4 41.3 13.8-75.6 0 0.0 . - . 3 41.2 12.7-77.1

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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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