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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Cabarrus 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
-Cabarrus County 261 32 17.3 11.2-25.8 57 23.0 15.3-33.1 82 26.8 20.7-33.8 90 32.9 25.6-41.1
GENDER
Male 110 9 10.1 4.6-20.6 21 21.9 11.7-37.2 38 33.5 23.7-44.9 42 34.6 24.3-46.6
Female 151 23 24.1 14.4-37.5 36 24.1 13.8-38.6 44 20.5 14.0-28.9 48 31.3 21.7-42.9
RACE
White 219 28 17.6 10.9-27.2 47 23.8 14.8-35.8 63 23.9 17.7-31.5 81 34.7 26.4-44.0
Other 41 4 16.2 5.5-39.2 10 20.1 10.0-36.1 19 39.9 24.5-57.6 8 23.8 11.4-43.2
AGE
18-44 81 12 18.8 9.7-33.4 20 28.9 16.1-46.3 26 23.4 15.0-34.6 23 28.8 18.2-42.6
45+ 177 18 14.4 8.2-24.1 37 16.7 11.5-23.5 56 31.1 23.6-39.9 66 37.7 29.5-46.8
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 97 11 21.8 11.5-37.2 16 11.9 6.6-20.5 26 22.3 14.0-33.6 44 44.1 31.4-57.5
Some College + 163 21 15.2 8.4-26.0 41 28.5 17.9-42.0 56 29.0 21.1-38.4 45 27.3 19.2-37.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 111 13 17.3 8.9-30.9 27 20.0 12.7-30.1 29 19.6 12.6-29.1 42 43.1 30.9-56.2
$50,000+ 117 14 13.3 6.8-24.2 27 29.0 16.6-45.6 43 33.1 23.3-44.7 33 24.6 16.3-35.3

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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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