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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Mecklenburg 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
-Mecklenburg County 513 54 10.6 7.8-14.3 170 34.2 29.1-39.7 181 36.5 31.4-42.0 108 18.6 15.0-22.9
GENDER
Male 221 28 13.1 8.7-19.4 72 33.0 25.9-41.0 70 31.4 24.3-39.4 51 22.5 16.6-29.6
Female 292 26 7.9 5.1-12.0 98 35.5 28.5-43.2 111 42.1 35.0-49.6 57 14.5 10.7-19.2
RACE
White 356 34 9.1 6.2-13.2 124 36.5 30.5-43.0 130 36.8 30.9-43.0 68 17.7 13.4-23.0
Other 157 20 12.8 7.8-20.3 46 31.0 22.5-41.0 51 36.2 27.2-46.3 40 20.0 14.0-27.7
AGE
18-44 159 15 8.8 5.0-15.2 52 33.4 25.1-42.9 68 43.0 34.3-52.2 24 14.8 9.6-22.0
45+ 347 39 12.6 9.0-17.6 116 35.1 29.4-41.2 112 30.5 25.2-36.5 80 21.7 17.2-27.1
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 124 10 9.6 4.6-19.1 35 31.8 21.4-44.4 35 26.8 17.6-38.5 44 31.8 22.5-42.8
Some College + 385 44 11.1 8.0-15.2 135 35.4 29.8-41.5 144 40.3 34.4-46.4 62 13.2 10.0-17.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 200 25 14.0 8.7-21.6 60 32.7 23.7-43.1 68 31.0 23.1-40.3 47 22.3 15.7-30.7
$50,000+ 259 25 8.8 5.7-13.3 94 35.3 28.9-42.1 96 41.0 34.1-48.3 44 14.9 10.8-20.3

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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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