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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Rowan 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
-Rowan County 308 26 14.1 8.0-23.5 76 22.1 16.6-28.9 84 29.0 22.3-36.7 122 34.8 27.8-42.5
GENDER
Male 133 13 18.6 9.2-34.1 32 19.2 12.4-28.6 38 28.1 18.7-40.0 50 34.1 23.8-46.0
Female 175 13 8.1 4.3-14.6 44 26.0 17.9-36.1 46 30.1 21.9-39.9 72 35.8 27.8-44.8
RACE
White 242 18 8.5 4.9-14.2 61 22.6 16.4-30.2 68 31.2 23.8-39.6 95 37.8 30.1-46.1
Other 64 8 24.7 10.8-46.9 15 21.9 12.0-36.6 16 25.7 13.9-42.6 25 27.7 15.8-43.9
AGE
18-44 74 11 21.0 10.2-38.4 13 14.9 7.5-27.4 27 35.6 23.4-49.9 23 28.5 17.6-42.7
45+ 232 14 7.1 3.8-12.9 63 29.3 22.8-36.9 57 22.7 17.4-29.0 98 40.9 33.8-48.3
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 149 16 20.5 10.5-36.4 38 23.0 15.0-33.5 31 23.4 14.6-35.1 64 33.1 23.5-44.3
Some College + 159 10 6.8 3.2-13.7 38 21.2 14.2-30.4 53 35.3 26.1-45.7 58 36.8 27.3-47.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 163 17 19.7 10.1-35.0 36 20.5 13.4-29.9 42 27.5 18.3-39.0 68 32.4 23.1-43.2
$50,000+ 110 7 8.3 3.5-18.1 35 27.2 17.6-39.5 30 28.2 19.0-39.7 38 36.3 25.5-48.7

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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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