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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Forsyth 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
-Forsyth County 297 38 11.9 8.3-16.9 79 26.8 20.9-33.7 60 23.5 17.8-30.3 120 37.7 31.2-44.8
GENDER
Male 123 19 13.9 8.2-22.4 23 19.8 12.0-30.9 29 27.1 18.6-37.8 52 39.2 29.5-49.8
Female 174 19 9.8 6.1-15.4 56 34.6 26.6-43.5 31 19.5 13.1-28.0 68 36.1 28.0-45.1
RACE
White 225 26 10.2 6.7-15.2 66 29.8 22.7-37.9 48 25.3 18.6-33.3 85 34.8 27.5-42.8
Other 72 12 16.3 8.3-29.5 13 19.5 10.6-33.3 12 19.1 10.1-33.3 35 45.0 31.8-59.0
AGE
18-44 75 9 9.1 4.5-17.8 20 28.7 17.9-42.7 18 25.2 15.4-38.4 28 36.9 25.2-50.3
45+ 219 29 13.9 9.1-20.7 58 25.1 19.1-32.3 42 22.7 16.4-30.5 90 38.2 30.9-46.1
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 88 12 12.2 6.5-21.7 14 21.2 10.4-38.5 13 21.2 11.6-35.6 49 45.4 32.8-58.7
Some College + 209 26 11.9 7.6-18.1 65 29.0 22.4-36.6 47 24.4 17.9-32.4 71 34.7 27.1-43.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 117 20 17.3 10.7-26.6 22 18.7 11.7-28.6 14 10.1 5.6-17.6 61 53.9 42.9-64.5
$50,000+ 148 14 8.2 4.7-14.1 47 32.2 23.6-42.2 39 26.9 19.4-35.9 48 32.7 24.2-42.5

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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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