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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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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 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
GENDER
Male 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
Female 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
18-24 444 68 15.3 11.6-20.0 121 26.5 21.8-31.8 159 34.4 29.1-40.1 96 23.8 19.0-29.3
25-34 1,352 194 13.2 11.2-15.5 357 26.5 23.7-29.5 515 38.6 35.4-41.9 286 21.7 19.1-24.6
35-44 1,762 268 15.4 13.4-17.6 415 23.1 20.8-25.6 632 35.8 33.1-38.6 447 25.7 23.3-28.3
45-54 1,818 254 14.7 12.8-16.8 390 20.8 18.6-23.2 619 34.3 31.7-37.1 555 30.2 27.6-32.9
55-64 1,662 249 14.6 12.6-16.9 351 20.8 18.4-23.4 536 32.0 29.3-34.9 526 32.6 29.8-35.5
65-74 1,209 148 11.7 9.6-14.1 261 22.2 19.4-25.2 373 33.3 30.0-36.8 427 32.8 29.7-36.0
75+ 848 91 11.4 8.9-14.5 156 18.6 15.5-22.1 270 34.8 30.7-39.1 331 35.3 31.4-39.3
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,054 156 14.5 12.0-17.4 174 16.5 13.8-19.5 266 26.4 23.1-30.0 458 42.6 38.9-46.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 2,549 396 15.7 14.1-17.6 549 22.1 20.1-24.2 728 29.2 27.0-31.5 876 33.0 30.8-35.3
Some Post-H.S. 2,371 348 15.4 13.6-17.3 531 21.2 19.2-23.2 759 32.9 30.5-35.3 733 30.6 28.3-32.9
College Graduate 3,143 373 11.5 10.2-13.0 803 25.7 23.9-27.7 1,361 43.3 41.2-45.5 606 19.4 17.7-21.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 770 106 15.2 12.1-19.1 117 15.5 12.5-19.1 204 26.4 22.4-30.8 343 42.9 38.4-47.6
$15,000- 24,999 1,234 210 17.2 14.8-20.0 233 19.5 16.7-22.5 351 30.1 26.8-33.6 440 33.2 30.0-36.6
$25,000- 34,999 1,067 182 15.8 13.3-18.6 236 22.5 19.6-25.7 329 31.3 28.0-34.8 320 30.4 27.0-34.0
$35,000- 49,999 1,315 201 15.0 12.8-17.6 275 21.2 18.6-24.0 456 34.5 31.4-37.7 383 29.3 26.4-32.4
$50,000-74,999 1,335 176 13.8 11.7-16.3 292 21.4 18.9-24.1 513 37.5 34.4-40.8 354 27.2 24.4-30.2
$75,000+ 1,576 206 12.7 10.8-14.8 352 22.3 19.9-24.9 718 45.3 42.4-48.4 300 19.7 17.4-22.2
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 2,834 391 14.7 13.1-16.5 578 20.2 18.4-22.1 888 32.0 29.8-34.2 977 33.1 31.0-35.3
No 6,200 875 13.8 12.7-14.9 1,464 23.6 22.3-24.9 2,200 36.1 34.6-37.6 1,661 26.5 25.2-27.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,301 171 13.2 11.2-15.6 242 19.7 17.2-22.5 426 33.4 30.4-36.5 462 33.7 30.7-36.8
Non-Veteran 7,732 1,094 14.2 13.3-15.3 1,790 23.1 21.9-24.3 2,661 35.2 33.9-36.6 2,187 27.5 26.3-28.7
Currently Serving 91 10 7.6 3.7-15.2 27 28.5 19.0-40.5 25 31.3 21.3-43.5 29 32.5 22.3-44.7

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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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