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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: Randolph County

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%)
North Carolina 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
-Randolph County 268 47 20.5 15.0-27.4 53 18.2 13.6-23.9 85 33.0 26.7-40.0 83 28.3 22.6-34.7
GENDER
Male 108 16 19.7 11.7-31.3 18 15.2 9.5-23.5 33 33.1 23.9-43.8 41 32.0 23.2-42.2
Female 160 31 21.4 14.9-29.8 35 21.4 15.0-29.8 52 32.9 24.9-42.0 42 24.3 17.8-32.2
RACE
White 241 41 19.8 14.3-26.7 49 19.5 14.5-25.7 76 31.4 25.1-38.4 75 29.3 23.4-36.0
Other 27 6 24.9 9.3-51.6 4 10.6 3.7-26.4 9 42.5 22.2-65.7 8 22.1 8.5-46.3
AGE
18-44 106 21 20.4 13.0-30.5 30 26.9 18.5-37.3 28 30.1 20.8-41.5 27 22.6 15.2-32.3
45+ 160 26 20.9 13.5-30.7 22 11.8 7.5-18.2 56 34.8 26.7-43.9 56 32.5 24.7-41.4
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 142 30 26.8 18.4-37.4 31 18.4 12.6-26.1 38 29.4 21.1-39.4 43 25.4 18.1-34.4
Some College + 126 17 12.7 7.6-20.5 22 18.0 11.4-27.1 47 37.4 28.5-47.4 40 31.9 23.6-41.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 142 32 24.8 16.8-34.9 19 11.9 7.3-18.8 45 34.3 25.4-44.4 46 29.0 21.2-38.3
$50,000+ 62 9 14.9 7.3-28.1 10 17.1 9.3-29.2 24 37.3 25.6-50.7 19 30.7 19.9-44.2

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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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