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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: Wake 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
-Wake County 503 63 13.9 10.7-18.0 130 22.7 18.9-27.0 193 40.1 35.2-45.2 117 23.3 19.4-27.7
GENDER
Male 199 27 15.5 10.5-22.3 45 19.4 14.1-26.1 68 36.3 29.1-44.2 59 28.8 22.4-36.2
Female 304 36 12.3 8.7-17.1 85 26.1 21.1-31.9 125 44.0 37.8-50.4 58 17.6 13.5-22.6
RACE
White 379 46 13.8 10.2-18.4 102 24.2 19.8-29.3 146 38.5 33.2-44.1 85 23.5 18.9-28.7
Other 119 17 15.0 8.7-24.7 28 20.0 13.1-29.3 44 43.2 32.8-54.2 30 21.8 14.7-31.0
AGE
18-44 275 33 11.6 8.1-16.5 78 24.2 19.2-30.1 105 41.8 35.2-48.8 59 22.3 17.2-28.4
45+ 222 28 15.5 10.6-22.1 51 21.3 15.7-28.2 85 37.4 30.5-44.8 58 25.8 19.9-32.8
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 125 12 9.2 5.0-16.4 28 18.0 12.0-26.1 42 39.4 29.5-50.2 43 33.4 24.7-43.4
Some College + 377 51 15.6 11.7-20.7 102 24.4 19.9-29.6 151 40.5 34.9-46.2 73 19.5 15.3-24.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 172 26 14.8 9.8-21.9 49 26.0 19.2-34.2 52 33.8 25.7-43.0 45 25.4 18.5-33.7
$50,000+ 221 27 14.2 9.5-20.9 46 19.2 14.1-25.5 104 46.9 39.7-54.2 44 19.7 14.6-26.0

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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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