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2005 BRFSS Survey Results: Iredell County

Tobacco Use Prevention

States add a special tax to cigarettes. The national average is $0.84. 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 9,491 1,384 14.4 13.4-15.3 2,073 22.5 21.4-23.8 3,435 37.1 35.8-38.5 2,599 26.0 24.8-27.2
-Iredell County 233 33 14.1 9.6-20.4 49 21.8 15.9-29.1 72 33.2 25.9-41.3 79 30.9 24.0-38.7
GENDER
Male 94 11 13.5 7.2-23.9 19 18.3 11.1-28.7 32 36.0 25.0-48.8 32 32.3 21.8-44.8
Female 139 22 14.9 9.5-22.7 30 26.1 17.6-36.7 40 29.8 21.9-39.0 47 29.2 21.7-38.1
RACE
White 204 29 15.0 9.9-22.0 45 22.8 16.4-30.7 62 31.3 23.9-39.9 68 30.9 23.5-39.4
Other 29 4 9.2 2.8-26.0 4 16.1 5.4-38.9 10 44.1 23.9-66.6 11 30.6 14.9-52.6
AGE
18-44 103 18 16.1 9.6-25.8 25 23.8 15.4-34.8 35 36.1 25.6-48.0 25 24.0 15.2-35.8
45+ 130 15 11.2 6.4-18.8 24 18.9 12.3-27.9 37 28.9 20.8-38.7 54 40.9 31.6-51.0
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 113 13 10.4 5.7-18.4 21 18.1 10.8-28.9 34 32.5 22.2-44.8 45 38.9 28.0-51.1
Some College + 120 20 17.8 10.8-27.9 28 25.5 17.1-36.1 38 33.8 24.3-44.9 34 22.9 15.6-32.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 130 19 13.1 7.6-21.7 20 12.9 7.7-20.8 43 41.3 30.5-53.0 48 32.7 23.3-43.6
$50,000+ 79 12 15.5 8.3-27.1 25 36.1 24.3-49.9 24 24.3 15.9-35.4 18 24.0 14.2-37.7

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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: Beaufort, Bertie, Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Edgecombe, Gates, Halifax, Hertford, Hyde, Martin, Northampton, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell, Warren, and Washington.
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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