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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Gaston 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
-Gaston County 283 37 16.0 9.8-25.1 64 18.1 13.5-23.9 75 29.5 22.1-38.1 107 36.4 28.9-44.7
GENDER
Male 125 17 19.1 9.5-34.5 28 18.2 11.6-27.4 33 29.4 18.3-43.6 47 33.3 23.6-44.8
Female 158 20 13.0 6.7-23.7 36 18.0 12.1-26.0 42 29.5 20.9-39.9 60 39.5 28.9-51.2
RACE
White 245 33 13.5 8.0-21.7 59 21.4 15.9-28.2 61 25.5 19.3-32.8 92 39.6 31.5-48.4
Other 38 4 24.7 8.7-52.9 5 7.1 2.5-18.6 14 42.8 21.9-66.6 15 25.5 12.7-44.4
AGE
18-44 80 12 20.7 10.1-37.8 14 13.3 7.3-23.2 30 36.2 23.4-51.2 24 29.8 18.4-44.4
45+ 201 25 11.3 7.4-16.9 50 23.3 17.4-30.4 45 22.8 16.8-30.2 81 42.6 34.7-50.9
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 135 17 18.8 9.2-34.8 25 14.0 8.7-21.8 30 26.6 15.6-41.6 63 40.6 29.0-53.3
Some College + 148 20 13.3 7.0-23.8 39 22.1 15.2-31.0 45 32.2 23.6-42.4 44 32.4 22.9-43.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 149 23 18.3 10.0-31.0 30 16.3 10.4-24.6 38 32.9 21.4-46.9 58 32.5 23.5-43.1
$50,000+ 92 7 5.2 2.4-11.2 27 24.6 15.9-36.0 29 31.1 21.0-43.3 29 39.1 26.8-52.9

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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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