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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: New Hanover 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
-New Hanover County 273 16 9.8 4.6-19.9 75 31.3 23.4-40.5 103 33.6 26.7-41.2 79 25.2 19.4-32.2
GENDER
Male 120 8 13.5 5.2-30.7 35 34.2 22.1-48.8 40 28.2 19.2-39.4 37 24.0 16.0-34.5
Female 153 8 5.1 2.1-11.7 40 27.6 20.0-36.8 63 40.5 31.7-49.9 42 26.8 19.4-35.8
RACE
White 242 14 5.8 3.0-10.8 70 32.5 24.4-41.8 90 34.8 27.7-42.6 68 26.9 20.5-34.3
Other 30 2 29.5 8.2-66.1 5 26.0 8.1-58.4 12 26.7 11.5-50.7 11 17.8 7.7-36.0
AGE
18-44 68 6 18.2 7.2-39.0 19 29.8 17.9-45.4 27 31.6 20.4-45.4 16 20.3 11.6-33.2
45+ 203 10 3.7 1.8- 7.2 55 32.2 22.4-43.8 75 35.0 27.0-43.8 63 29.2 22.1-37.4
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 72 7 25.0 9.1-52.4 14 26.9 12.8-48.1 21 17.7 9.9-29.4 30 30.4 18.3-46.1
Some College + 201 9 4.5 2.0- 9.6 61 32.9 24.0-43.1 82 39.3 31.0-48.2 49 23.4 16.9-31.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 114 10 18.6 7.5-38.9 31 29.0 17.7-43.5 39 25.4 16.5-37.0 34 27.1 17.5-39.5
$50,000+ 129 4 3.2 1.0-10.0 37 28.9 21.0-38.4 59 47.0 37.4-56.9 29 20.9 14.3-29.5

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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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