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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Tobacco Use Prevention-AFRICAN AMERICAN MALES

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 703 121 18.8 15.4-22.8 131 19.3 16.0-23.2 198 27.0 23.3-31.1 253 34.8 30.7-39.1
AGE
18-24 54 6 16.2 6.8-33.8 12 22.8 11.3-40.7 18 24.7 14.6-38.5 18 36.3 22.0-53.5
25-34 123 22 20.1 12.9-29.8 33 26.6 18.9-36.1 31 24.7 16.8-34.7 37 28.6 20.5-38.5
35-44 143 24 18.4 12.1-27.1 27 19.1 12.4-28.3 44 31.9 23.4-41.8 48 30.6 22.6-39.9
45-54 139 32 21.1 14.4-29.9 24 18.3 11.4-27.9 45 32.5 24.1-42.2 38 28.1 20.2-37.6
55-64 127 19 14.2 8.7-22.4 18 16.0 9.7-25.2 37 26.7 18.8-36.5 53 43.1 33.4-53.3
65-74 77 13 21.3 11.8-35.3 11 11.4 5.8-21.1 15 15.5 8.7-26.3 38 51.8 38.8-64.5
75+ 36 4 7.5 2.6-19.8 6 19.2 7.9-39.6 7 25.9 12.2-46.7 19 47.3 29.6-65.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 165 28 18.6 12.2-27.2 16 8.8 4.9-15.3 43 24.2 17.5-32.4 78 48.4 39.3-57.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 262 47 18.2 13.4-24.4 55 22.9 17.1-30.0 69 26.3 20.4-33.2 91 32.5 26.3-39.4
Some Post-H.S. 153 27 19.2 12.8-27.8 30 19.5 13.2-27.8 47 28.4 20.8-37.4 49 33.0 24.9-42.2
College Graduate 122 19 20.1 11.3-33.2 30 25.2 17.0-35.6 39 30.8 21.9-41.4 34 23.8 16.2-33.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 113 22 18.9 11.8-28.8 14 11.4 6.4-19.7 31 30.5 21.1-42.0 46 39.2 29.1-50.3
$15,000- 24,999 126 24 19.8 12.4-30.2 24 18.1 11.5-27.2 26 23.0 15.0-33.5 52 39.1 29.6-49.4
$25,000- 34,999 82 16 21.0 12.6-32.9 13 15.9 9.1-26.3 29 34.4 23.7-47.0 24 28.7 19.2-40.6
$35,000- 49,999 109 22 22.3 14.3-33.1 20 19.6 12.1-30.2 35 29.0 20.3-39.4 32 29.1 20.2-39.9
$50,000-74,999 85 13 17.0 9.4-28.6 19 24.3 15.3-36.3 23 23.1 14.8-34.2 30 35.7 25.1-47.8
$75,000+ 56 11 28.9 14.5-49.2 12 17.7 9.4-30.7 20 29.8 18.0-45.1 13 23.7 12.8-39.5
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 244 43 17.3 12.4-23.5 40 18.7 13.1-26.0 61 23.9 18.4-30.5 100 40.0 33.0-47.5
No 453 78 19.8 15.4-25.1 91 19.9 15.9-24.6 135 28.3 23.7-33.5 149 32.0 27.1-37.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 213 34 15.9 10.9-22.8 40 17.8 12.7-24.4 62 30.0 23.1-37.9 77 36.3 29.1-44.2
Non-Veteran 464 83 20.0 15.7-25.1 88 20.5 16.3-25.5 124 25.3 21.0-30.2 169 34.2 29.3-39.5
Currently Serving 26 4 18.7 6.6-42.7 3 7.7 2.3-22.6 12 38.1 20.1-60.2 7 35.5 16.8-60.0

Due to the small number of respondents to this question, no further breakdowns are available.

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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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