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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Tobacco Use Prevention-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 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
RACE
White 3,492 462 13.1 11.8-14.5 703 20.5 18.9-22.2 1,127 33.2 31.3-35.2 1,200 33.1 31.3-35.1
African American 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
Asian 25 3 14.1 4.2-37.7 3 11.7 3.3-34.1 14 54.5 33.1-74.3 5 19.7 8.0-40.9
Native American 74 15 19.1 10.4-32.6 6 8.5 3.0-21.7 17 24.9 14.1-40.2 36 47.4 33.1-62.2
Other Minorities 149 14 7.3 3.9-13.4 24 16.3 9.3-27.2 66 50.2 39.6-60.8 45 26.2 18.4-35.7
HISPANIC
Hispanic 147 16 7.9 4.4-13.9 27 17.7 10.5-28.3 69 53.3 42.7-63.6 35 21.1 14.3-30.1
-English Speaking 76 11 12.3 6.3-22.8 11 10.8 5.2-21.0 28 40.5 28.0-54.4 26 36.4 24.5-50.4
-Spanish Speaking 71 5 4.9 1.6-13.9 16 22.4 11.6-38.7 41 61.9 46.4-75.3 9 10.8 4.8-22.3
Non-Hispanic 4,312 600 14.1 12.9-15.4 842 20.0 18.5-21.5 1,362 32.1 30.4-33.8 1,508 33.8 32.2-35.6
AGE
18-24 269 37 14.7 10.2-20.7 64 22.9 16.9-30.1 92 31.6 25.3-38.7 76 30.8 24.3-38.3
25-34 722 95 12.5 9.9-15.6 172 24.9 21.2-28.9 250 35.7 31.4-40.2 205 26.9 23.2-31.0
35-44 898 137 14.7 12.2-17.6 171 19.1 16.2-22.5 294 34.3 30.6-38.3 296 31.9 28.3-35.6
45-54 883 137 15.3 12.7-18.4 151 16.7 13.9-19.9 276 32.6 28.9-36.6 319 35.4 31.6-39.3
55-64 812 104 12.7 10.1-15.8 154 18.5 15.4-22.2 246 31.0 27.2-35.0 308 37.8 33.9-42.0
65-74 535 69 13.2 10.0-17.1 97 18.6 15.0-22.8 165 31.7 27.2-36.6 204 36.6 31.9-41.5
75+ 332 37 11.6 7.9-16.5 58 19.4 14.7-25.1 104 34.9 28.9-41.5 133 34.1 28.4-40.3
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 663 92 12.7 9.9-16.1 87 13.2 10.0-17.3 174 30.0 25.5-34.8 310 44.1 39.3-49.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,282 195 15.1 12.9-17.5 247 20.2 17.6-23.1 348 28.2 25.2-31.5 492 36.5 33.4-39.8
Some Post-H.S. 1,066 153 15.3 12.8-18.1 198 18.7 16.0-21.8 315 29.4 26.2-32.8 400 36.6 33.2-40.2
College Graduate 1,444 178 12.3 10.3-14.6 338 23.5 21.0-26.3 592 41.9 38.9-45.1 336 22.3 19.8-25.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 379 58 14.8 10.9-19.7 49 14.8 10.0-21.2 100 29.9 23.6-37.0 172 40.5 34.1-47.2
$15,000- 24,999 600 95 15.1 12.0-18.9 106 18.7 14.9-23.1 158 29.4 24.9-34.4 241 36.8 32.3-41.6
$25,000- 34,999 527 84 15.5 12.2-19.5 97 18.5 15.0-22.7 158 31.6 27.0-36.6 188 34.3 29.7-39.3
$35,000- 49,999 688 104 15.8 12.7-19.4 130 19.1 15.8-23.0 214 31.3 27.2-35.6 240 33.8 29.8-38.2
$50,000-74,999 694 85 12.2 9.6-15.4 141 20.2 16.9-23.9 234 34.6 30.5-38.9 234 33.0 29.1-37.2
$75,000+ 776 107 14.3 11.4-17.8 143 18.7 15.6-22.3 342 43.6 39.5-47.8 184 23.4 20.0-27.1
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,356 191 14.2 12.1-16.6 234 17.5 15.1-20.1 394 31.5 28.4-34.8 537 36.9 33.8-40.0
No 3,052 422 13.7 12.3-15.3 628 20.9 19.2-22.8 1,019 33.9 31.8-36.0 983 31.5 29.5-33.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,467 200 13.3 11.4-15.5 275 19.3 17.0-21.9 463 33.1 30.2-36.1 529 34.2 31.4-37.2
Non-Veteran 2,886 405 14.1 12.6-15.7 571 20.0 18.2-21.9 932 33.3 31.2-35.5 978 32.6 30.5-34.7
Currently Serving 110 13 11.3 6.0-20.1 24 20.8 13.5-30.6 35 30.9 22.1-41.4 38 37.0 27.2-48.0

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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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