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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Tobacco Use Prevention-WHITE 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 5,634 813 14.9 13.7-16.1 1,356 24.5 23.1-25.9 1,987 36.5 34.9-38.0 1,478 24.2 22.9-25.5
AGE
18-24 271 44 16.2 11.6-22.2 77 29.3 23.0-36.5 100 38.5 31.4-46.1 50 16.0 11.8-21.4
25-34 827 132 15.9 13.1-19.1 230 27.4 23.9-31.1 326 40.1 36.2-44.2 139 16.6 13.8-19.8
35-44 1,065 159 15.6 13.0-18.7 280 26.1 23.0-29.4 407 39.1 35.5-42.8 219 19.2 16.6-22.1
45-54 1,117 156 14.9 12.4-17.7 266 23.9 20.9-27.2 402 36.7 33.3-40.3 293 24.5 21.6-27.6
55-64 1,002 168 16.9 14.2-20.0 216 22.1 19.2-25.4 338 32.4 29.0-36.0 280 28.5 25.2-32.1
65-74 764 93 11.4 9.0-14.3 177 24.4 20.9-28.4 230 32.6 28.5-36.9 264 31.6 27.8-35.6
75+ 564 58 10.3 7.6-13.7 105 17.4 14.0-21.4 177 33.4 28.7-38.4 224 38.9 34.2-43.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 646 104 17.0 13.7-20.9 113 18.1 14.7-22.1 175 29.0 24.6-33.7 254 36.0 31.6-40.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,592 258 17.3 15.0-19.8 366 23.8 21.3-26.6 466 30.4 27.7-33.3 502 28.5 25.9-31.2
Some Post-H.S. 1,515 230 16.0 13.8-18.6 370 23.3 20.8-26.0 509 35.6 32.6-38.7 406 25.0 22.5-27.7
College Graduate 1,877 219 11.3 9.7-13.2 505 27.8 25.4-30.3 837 44.3 41.6-47.0 316 16.6 14.7-18.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 531 74 15.5 11.7-20.2 85 15.7 12.4-19.6 145 27.9 23.3-33.0 227 41.0 35.9-46.2
$15,000- 24,999 839 148 18.6 15.6-22.1 166 20.4 17.1-24.1 250 32.6 28.6-36.8 275 28.4 25.1-32.1
$25,000- 34,999 658 122 17.8 14.4-21.8 153 23.8 20.1-28.0 211 32.8 28.5-37.3 172 25.7 21.8-30.0
$35,000- 49,999 763 122 15.7 12.8-19.1 169 22.9 19.5-26.8 288 38.2 34.1-42.5 184 23.2 19.9-26.8
$50,000-74,999 752 108 16.5 13.2-20.3 173 23.0 19.7-26.7 314 39.6 35.5-43.8 157 20.9 17.6-24.6
$75,000+ 883 113 12.2 9.9-14.9 225 26.0 22.7-29.6 410 46.3 42.3-50.2 135 15.6 12.9-18.6
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,806 254 15.0 13.0-17.3 393 22.2 19.9-24.7 589 33.3 30.6-36.1 570 29.5 27.0-32.1
No 3,783 555 14.9 13.5-16.4 954 25.5 23.9-27.3 1,386 37.8 35.9-39.8 888 21.7 20.2-23.3
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 84 10 18.3 9.2-33.1 13 12.2 6.5-21.8 39 40.8 28.9-53.8 22 28.7 18.7-41.3
Non-Veteran 5,530 800 14.8 13.7-16.0 1,336 24.6 23.3-26.1 1,944 36.4 34.9-38.0 1,450 24.1 22.8-25.5
Currently Serving 20 3 18.8 5.1-50.1 7 29.6 12.3-55.9 4 26.9 9.4-56.6 6 24.7 10.1-49.0

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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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