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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: Gaston County

Tobacco Use Prevention (Asked January--June Only)

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 smokin g prevention 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 6,118 801 13.7 12.4-15.0 1,349 23.4 21.9-24.9 1,870 31.5 29.8-33.2 2,098 31.5 29.9-33.1
-Gaston County 146 17 9.9 5.8-16.6 32 28.2 18.5-40.4 49 32.1 23.4-42.2 48 29.8 20.9-40.6
GENDER
Male 60 4 4.3 1.3-13.3 13 32.2 17.2-52.1 23 31.1 18.7-46.9 20 32.4 18.6-50.0
Female 86 13 16.2 9.0-27.4 19 23.7 14.3-36.6 26 33.2 22.6-45.9 28 26.9 17.4-39.2
RACE
White 124 14 9.7 5.3-17.0 28 28.1 17.5-41.9 41 32.4 22.8-43.7 41 29.9 20.2-41.8
Other 21 2 9.4 2.2-32.8 4 29.0 10.6-58.4 8 31.6 14.5-55.8 7 30.0 11.8-57.8
AGE
18-44 50 8 9.8 4.4-20.2 14 35.0 20.0-53.8 15 27.4 15.8-43.3 13 27.8 15.1-45.4
45+ 95 9 10.3 4.9-20.3 18 19.2 11.9-29.5 33 37.8 27.5-49.3 35 32.7 22.9-44.3
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 69 11 13.5 7.0-24.6 13 28.4 15.3-46.6 20 26.4 16.2-39.9 25 31.7 19.3-47.3
Some College + 76 6 6.9 2.6-17.0 19 28.0 15.4-45.4 28 36.8 24.1-51.8 23 28.2 16.6-43.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 87 13 13.3 6.9-24.0 18 27.1 15.2-43.6 27 31.6 20.1-45.9 29 28.0 16.6-43.1
$50,000+ 43 3 7.3 2.3-20.7 10 21.0 11.2-35.9 18 44.9 29.7-61.1 12 26.8 14.8-43.7

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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.


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