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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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 smoking 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%)
TOTAL 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
GENDER
Male 2,288 308 14.5 12.5-16.8 452 20.8 18.6-23.3 679 31.4 28.7-34.3 849 33.2 30.7-35.9
Female 3,830 493 12.8 11.4-14.3 897 25.9 24.1-27.9 1,191 31.5 29.6-33.5 1,249 29.8 27.9-31.7
RACE
White 4,687 632 14.5 13.0-16.1 1,058 24.4 22.7-26.2 1,449 30.7 28.8-32.6 1,548 30.5 28.7-32.3
African American 996 120 12.0 9.5-15.0 197 20.0 16.5-24.1 229 23.9 20.5-27.7 450 44.0 39.7-48.4
Asian 39 5 11.2 4.0-27.6 6 18.0 7.4-37.7 18 41.7 24.6-61.0 10 29.1 14.6-49.7
Native American 112 15 10.4 5.3-19.5 19 20.2 11.1-33.9 38 41.8 27.9-57.3 40 27.5 18.1-39.5
Other Minorities 259 23 9.6 5.5-16.2 63 22.1 16.4-29.2 129 52.4 44.2-60.5 44 15.9 10.9-22.4
HISPANIC
Hispanic 263 24 9.6 5.6-16.2 65 23.3 17.4-30.4 127 50.9 42.7-59.0 47 16.2 11.3-22.7
-English Speaking 117 11 6.8 3.5-12.9 31 29.5 20.4-40.5 46 35.8 26.2-46.7 29 27.9 18.7-39.6
-Spanish Speaking 146 13 10.8 5.5-20.1 34 20.7 13.8-29.9 81 57.1 46.5-67.2 18 11.4 6.3-19.5
Non-Hispanic 5,846 775 14.0 12.7-15.3 1,283 23.4 21.9-25.0 1,741 30.0 28.3-31.7 2,047 32.7 31.0-34.4
AGE
18-24 285 45 17.2 12.2-23.8 87 29.5 23.3-36.5 82 31.8 25.1-39.4 71 21.5 16.4-27.6
25-34 772 115 15.8 12.8-19.4 179 22.4 19.1-26.2 275 35.6 31.6-39.8 203 26.1 22.4-30.2
35-44 1,084 147 12.9 10.6-15.6 265 24.6 21.6-27.8 365 33.9 30.4-37.5 307 28.7 25.4-32.2
45-54 1,287 176 12.9 10.9-15.2 287 22.7 19.9-25.8 375 27.9 25.0-31.0 449 36.5 33.0-40.1
55-64 1,224 157 12.9 10.7-15.4 254 20.7 18.0-23.6 375 30.9 27.7-34.3 438 35.6 32.3-39.0
65-74 830 104 11.9 9.5-14.7 147 20.0 16.7-23.8 232 29.5 25.9-33.5 347 38.5 34.7-42.6
75+ 600 56 8.3 6.1-11.2 124 21.1 17.4-25.3 156 25.4 21.4-29.8 264 45.2 40.4-50.1
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 821 88 10.9 8.1-14.6 148 21.6 17.4-26.5 181 27.3 22.5-32.8 404 40.1 35.4-45.1
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,826 255 16.0 13.6-18.8 366 21.7 18.9-24.7 471 25.9 23.0-29.1 734 36.4 33.4-39.5
Some Post-H.S. 1,559 236 16.1 13.4-19.3 335 22.2 19.4-25.2 457 29.1 26.0-32.4 531 32.6 29.3-36.1
College Graduate 1,901 222 10.6 9.0-12.5 498 26.9 24.4-29.5 759 40.7 37.8-43.6 422 21.8 19.5-24.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 675 89 14.1 10.7-18.2 125 20.2 16.1-24.9 164 26.2 21.7-31.2 297 39.6 34.5-44.8
$15,000- 24,999 1,019 137 16.4 12.9-20.5 207 21.6 17.7-26.1 277 28.4 24.4-32.9 398 33.6 29.4-38.0
$25,000- 34,999 710 123 16.8 13.5-20.7 153 22.8 18.5-27.7 181 26.7 22.2-31.8 253 33.7 29.1-38.5
$35,000- 49,999 938 135 14.9 12.0-18.5 229 26.2 22.6-30.2 269 27.3 23.6-31.2 305 31.6 27.8-35.6
$50,000-74,999 842 123 15.8 12.0-20.6 224 26.4 22.8-30.5 251 28.6 24.6-33.0 244 29.1 25.2-33.3
$75,000+ 1,171 115 9.5 7.6-11.8 281 23.6 20.7-26.8 507 42.8 39.1-46.6 268 24.1 20.8-27.6
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 2,169 308 15.3 13.1-17.9 410 20.3 18.0-22.9 610 28.6 25.8-31.6 841 35.7 32.9-38.6
No 3,882 490 13.0 11.6-14.7 931 24.9 23.1-26.9 1,244 32.9 30.8-35.0 1,217 29.1 27.2-31.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 939 114 12.4 10.0-15.2 196 20.7 17.6-24.0 286 29.8 26.2-33.8 343 37.1 33.1-41.4
Non-Veteran 5,171 686 13.9 12.5-15.4 1,152 23.9 22.2-25.6 1,582 31.7 29.9-33.6 1,751 30.5 28.8-32.3

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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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