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2005 BRFSS Survey Results: Johnston 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
-Johnston County 199 32 15.0 9.8-22.5 38 15.0 10.3-21.3 75 40.6 31.5-50.4 54 29.4 21.0-39.4
GENDER
Male 70 7 7.7 3.0-18.2 8 6.2 2.8-13.1 32 49.5 34.1-65.1 23 36.6 22.6-53.3
Female 129 25 22.7 14.4-33.8 30 24.2 16.5-34.0 43 31.3 23.1-40.8 31 21.9 14.7-31.3
RACE
White 172 28 15.3 9.5-23.7 37 16.7 11.4-23.9 64 40.6 30.6-51.3 43 27.4 18.5-38.6
Other 27 4 13.3 4.8-32.1 1 4.2 0.6-24.5 11 40.6 21.8-62.7 11 41.9 22.5-64.1
AGE
18-44 87 12 11.4 5.5-22.2 17 13.9 8.0-23.1 36 44.8 31.7-58.8 22 29.8 18.2-44.8
45+ 111 20 21.1 13.0-32.5 21 16.9 10.7-25.8 38 33.0 23.8-43.8 32 28.9 19.6-40.4
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 95 13 9.5 5.1-17.0 16 11.4 6.4-19.5 33 36.0 23.5-50.6 33 43.2 29.3-58.3
Some College + 104 19 20.2 11.7-32.7 22 18.4 11.3-28.4 42 44.9 32.7-57.7 21 16.5 9.9-26.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 104 17 13.3 7.3-22.8 22 15.4 9.1-25.1 33 36.7 24.0-51.6 32 34.6 22.1-49.6
$50,000+ 69 12 19.8 9.9-35.6 13 16.5 9.3-27.5 29 40.8 28.4-54.5 15 22.9 12.6-37.9

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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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