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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Buncombe County

Tobacco Use Prevention

The North Carolina tax on a pack of cigarettes is currently 35 cents and the national average is $1.11.
How much more tax would you be willing to support if most of the money raised was used to fund
youth-smoking prevention programs and treatment o ptions for smokers 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 11,088 1,254 12.4 11.4-13.5 2,842 26.5 25.3-27.8 3,236 30.3 29.0-31.6 3,756 30.8 29.5-32.1
-Buncombe County 259 14 4.9 2.8- 8.5 74 30.9 23.9-38.8 84 31.2 24.7-38.7 87 33.0 26.0-40.7
GENDER
Male 108 8 5.4 2.5-11.1 35 29.2 20.0-40.4 28 27.5 18.1-39.5 37 37.9 26.9-50.4
Female 151 6 4.5 1.9-10.3 39 32.4 22.9-43.7 56 34.8 26.3-44.3 50 28.3 20.6-37.5
RACE
White 236 13 4.9 2.7- 8.7 70 32.2 24.9-40.6 80 32.9 25.8-40.7 73 30.0 23.1-38.0
Other 23 1 5.0 0.7-28.8 4 17.5 5.7-42.8 4 15.5 5.2-38.2 14 62.0 37.2-81.8
AGE
18-44 60 3 3.4 1.1-10.5 19 33.1 20.5-48.7 19 28.2 17.0-42.9 19 35.3 22.5-50.7
45+ 199 11 6.0 3.2-11.0 55 29.2 22.5-37.0 65 33.5 26.6-41.2 68 31.2 24.5-38.8
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 76 6 5.4 2.2-12.7 17 27.8 16.1-43.4 14 19.8 9.8-36.0 39 47.0 32.9-61.6
Some College + 182 8 4.7 2.3- 9.5 56 32.0 23.9-41.4 70 36.5 28.6-45.3 48 26.8 19.2-36.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 136 10 6.3 3.1-12.2 30 27.8 17.9-40.4 42 26.7 18.8-36.4 54 39.2 29.3-50.2
$50,000+ 103 4 4.1 1.5-10.5 39 35.8 26.1-46.8 39 39.4 28.8-51.2 21 20.7 13.1-31.1

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^Use caution in interpreting cell sizes less than 50, % = 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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