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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Catawba 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
-Catawba County 323 38 10.9 7.6-15.4 75 23.6 18.3-30.0 119 35.6 29.5-42.3 91 29.9 23.7-36.9
GENDER
Male 136 14 10.1 5.6-17.5 29 21.3 13.8-31.2 55 35.9 27.0-45.9 38 32.7 23.2-43.9
Female 187 24 11.7 7.5-17.8 46 26.2 19.3-34.6 64 35.3 27.4-44.1 53 26.8 19.8-35.1
RACE
White 284 35 11.7 8.1-16.8 63 20.8 16.0-26.6 106 38.5 31.8-45.6 80 29.0 22.8-36.0
Other 37 3 7.6 2.2-22.8 12 35.9 19.3-56.7 12 23.0 11.7-40.1 10 33.5 16.8-55.7
AGE
18-44 93 11 10.5 5.5-19.1 21 22.0 13.6-33.6 37 35.9 25.7-47.4 24 31.7 21.1-44.6
45+ 228 26 11.0 7.3-16.3 54 25.2 19.2-32.4 81 35.4 28.5-43.0 67 28.4 22.2-35.6
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 129 20 15.6 9.5-24.4 24 19.0 12.3-28.2 35 24.2 16.4-34.1 50 41.3 31.2-52.1
Some College + 194 18 7.3 4.4-12.0 51 27.2 19.7-36.1 84 44.3 35.7-53.3 41 21.2 14.1-30.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 164 26 16.3 10.4-24.5 36 21.4 14.6-30.3 44 22.2 15.7-30.5 58 40.1 30.4-50.7
$50,000+ 130 9 5.7 2.9-10.9 36 29.5 20.7-40.3 63 48.2 38.1-58.5 22 16.5 10.1-25.9

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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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