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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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%)
TOTAL 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
GENDER
Male 4,465 618 13.8 12.6-15.1 870 19.8 18.4-21.3 1,432 33.2 31.5-34.9 1,545 33.2 31.5-34.9
Female 7,484 1,078 14.8 13.8-15.9 1,717 23.1 21.9-24.3 2,598 35.9 34.6-37.3 2,091 26.2 25.0-27.4
RACE
White 9,126 1,275 14.0 13.1-14.9 2,059 22.5 21.5-23.6 3,114 34.9 33.7-36.1 2,678 28.6 27.4-29.7
African American 2,141 337 16.8 14.8-19.0 415 19.4 17.4-21.6 648 29.6 27.3-32.1 741 34.2 31.7-36.7
Asian 60 5 9.3 3.4-22.9 7 8.2 3.0-20.4 34 62.1 46.6-75.5 14 20.5 11.5-33.9
Native American 241 43 21.4 15.0-29.7 40 16.7 11.3-23.8 66 24.9 18.4-32.9 92 37.0 29.0-45.8
Other Minorities 321 29 7.8 5.1-11.9 54 16.2 11.1-23.1 147 50.9 43.5-58.3 91 25.1 19.5-31.6
HISPANIC
Hispanic 350 43 9.7 6.7-13.7 64 17.1 12.0-23.8 164 52.6 45.4-59.8 79 20.6 15.8-26.6
-English Speaking 213 34 15.0 10.2-21.4 37 13.6 9.1-19.7 86 42.8 34.6-51.5 56 28.7 21.4-37.2
-Spanish Speaking 137 9 4.6 1.9-10.6 27 20.4 12.1-32.4 78 62.0 50.3-72.4 23 13.0 7.7-21.2
Non-Hispanic 11,587 1,651 14.5 13.7-15.3 2,521 21.7 20.8-22.7 3,863 33.8 32.8-34.9 3,552 29.9 28.9-31.0
AGE
18-24 677 100 15.0 11.9-18.7 173 24.7 20.7-29.2 240 34.8 30.4-39.5 164 25.5 21.4-30.0
25-34 1,948 274 13.6 11.8-15.5 498 25.6 23.3-28.1 736 37.6 34.9-40.3 440 23.3 21.0-25.7
35-44 2,350 358 15.1 13.4-17.0 520 21.5 19.6-23.6 840 36.7 34.2-39.2 632 26.7 24.5-29.0
45-54 2,364 356 15.5 13.7-17.4 490 20.0 18.1-22.0 788 34.2 31.8-36.7 730 30.4 28.1-32.7
55-64 2,069 310 14.7 12.9-16.7 409 19.5 17.4-21.7 656 31.5 29.1-34.1 694 34.3 31.8-37.0
65-74 1,488 184 12.3 10.3-14.6 306 20.6 18.2-23.3 447 31.6 28.7-34.7 551 35.4 32.5-38.5
75+ 1,001 106 11.2 8.9-14.0 178 18.0 15.2-21.3 309 33.6 29.9-37.5 408 37.2 33.5-40.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,694 247 14.5 12.5-16.8 271 15.7 13.4-18.2 467 30.4 27.5-33.4 709 39.5 36.5-42.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 3,475 550 16.1 14.6-17.7 722 21.0 19.3-22.8 987 29.3 27.3-31.3 1,216 33.7 31.7-35.6
Some Post-H.S. 3,058 450 15.3 13.8-17.0 673 21.2 19.4-23.0 975 32.1 30.0-34.2 960 31.4 29.4-33.5
College Graduate 3,705 446 11.9 10.7-13.3 919 24.9 23.2-26.6 1,597 43.3 41.3-45.3 743 19.9 18.4-21.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,278 192 15.0 12.6-17.7 194 15.3 12.7-18.4 339 28.6 25.1-32.4 553 41.1 37.5-44.8
$15,000- 24,999 1,919 326 17.4 15.3-19.7 353 18.8 16.6-21.3 560 30.8 28.1-33.6 680 33.0 30.4-35.7
$25,000- 34,999 1,412 241 16.4 14.2-18.9 299 20.7 18.3-23.4 443 32.2 29.2-35.3 429 30.7 27.8-33.8
$35,000- 49,999 1,644 257 16.1 14.0-18.5 338 20.6 18.3-23.1 575 34.5 31.7-37.3 474 28.8 26.2-31.5
$50,000-74,999 1,548 207 13.8 11.8-16.1 330 21.0 18.7-23.5 588 37.0 34.1-40.0 423 28.2 25.5-31.0
$75,000+ 1,748 230 13.2 11.3-15.4 382 21.5 19.2-23.9 792 44.9 42.1-47.8 344 20.4 18.2-22.9
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 3,789 534 14.4 13.1-15.9 741 19.3 17.8-21.0 1,164 32.2 30.3-34.2 1,350 34.0 32.1-35.9
No 8,018 1,144 14.3 13.4-15.3 1,821 22.5 21.4-23.7 2,828 35.6 34.3-37.0 2,225 27.5 26.3-28.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,609 217 13.4 11.5-15.5 295 18.9 16.6-21.3 527 33.7 30.9-36.6 570 34.1 31.4-36.9
Non-Veteran 10,196 1,461 14.5 13.7-15.4 2,257 22.0 21.0-23.0 3,461 34.8 33.7-36.1 3,017 28.6 27.5-29.7
Currently Serving 142 18 12.5 7.3-20.4 35 21.9 15.1-30.6 40 29.3 21.4-38.7 49 36.3 27.5-46.2

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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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