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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Tobacco Use Prevention-WHITE 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 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
AGE
18-24 173 24 14.5 9.1-22.2 44 23.7 17.1-31.7 59 30.2 22.8-38.9 46 31.7 23.6-41.0
25-34 525 62 10.4 7.8-13.7 127 25.6 21.3-30.3 189 37.0 32.1-42.3 147 27.1 22.7-31.9
35-44 697 109 15.1 12.2-18.5 135 20.0 16.6-23.9 225 32.4 28.4-36.8 228 32.5 28.4-36.8
45-54 701 98 14.5 11.6-17.9 124 17.3 14.2-20.8 217 31.7 27.6-36.0 262 36.6 32.4-41.0
55-64 660 81 12.4 9.6-15.9 135 19.6 16.0-23.7 198 31.7 27.4-36.2 246 36.4 32.0-40.9
65-74 445 55 12.0 8.9-16.2 84 19.9 15.8-24.8 143 34.0 29.0-39.5 163 34.0 29.1-39.2
75+ 284 33 12.5 8.5-18.2 51 19.9 14.8-26.2 93 36.4 29.7-43.5 107 31.2 25.3-37.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 408 52 12.0 8.6-16.5 61 14.8 11.0-19.7 91 23.9 19.2-29.5 204 49.2 43.2-55.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 957 138 14.1 11.7-16.9 183 20.3 17.3-23.6 262 27.8 24.4-31.5 374 37.8 34.2-41.6
Some Post-H.S. 856 118 14.6 11.9-17.8 161 18.7 15.7-22.0 250 29.8 26.2-33.6 327 37.0 33.2-41.0
College Graduate 1,266 154 11.7 9.8-14.0 298 23.7 21.0-26.7 524 42.4 39.1-45.8 290 22.1 19.5-25.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 239 32 14.9 10.0-21.8 32 15.2 10.2-22.1 59 24.5 18.0-32.4 116 45.3 37.4-53.5
$15,000- 24,999 395 62 15.6 11.7-20.4 67 18.3 13.9-23.7 101 27.1 21.9-33.0 165 39.0 33.4-45.0
$25,000- 34,999 409 60 13.6 10.3-17.9 83 21.1 16.8-26.2 118 29.7 24.7-35.2 148 35.6 30.2-41.4
$35,000- 49,999 552 79 14.3 11.1-18.3 106 19.4 15.7-23.8 168 30.7 26.2-35.6 199 35.6 30.9-40.5
$50,000-74,999 583 68 11.6 8.9-15.0 119 20.0 16.5-24.0 199 35.8 31.3-40.6 197 32.6 28.3-37.2
$75,000+ 693 93 13.1 10.4-16.4 127 19.0 15.7-22.9 308 44.5 40.2-49.0 165 23.3 19.8-27.3
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,028 137 14.4 11.9-17.2 185 17.9 15.2-20.9 299 30.5 27.1-34.1 407 37.2 33.8-40.9
No 2,417 320 12.6 11.1-14.3 510 21.6 19.7-23.7 814 34.4 32.1-36.7 773 31.4 29.2-33.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,217 161 13.0 10.9-15.5 229 20.0 17.4-22.9 387 33.1 30.0-36.3 440 33.9 30.8-37.1
Non-Veteran 2,202 294 13.4 11.7-15.2 454 20.6 18.6-22.7 717 33.3 30.9-35.8 737 32.8 30.4-35.2
Currently Serving 71 7 5.7 2.4-12.9 20 28.3 17.9-41.8 21 32.1 21.1-45.6 23 33.8 22.4-47.4

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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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