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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Union 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
-Union County 284 30 13.5 8.1-21.6 85 31.3 23.4-40.4 95 33.5 26.6-41.0 74 21.8 16.5-28.2
GENDER
Male 116 12 14.0 6.2-28.6 33 32.3 20.2-47.3 38 30.7 21.2-42.2 33 23.0 15.2-33.3
Female 168 18 12.8 7.9-20.0 52 30.0 22.7-38.4 57 37.0 28.6-46.2 41 20.3 14.4-27.8
RACE
White 240 22 13.2 7.0-23.3 78 30.0 23.1-38.0 82 36.4 28.9-44.6 58 20.5 15.1-27.2
Other 43 7 13.4 5.3-29.8 7 35.9 15.2-63.5 13 24.1 12.1-42.5 16 26.6 13.7-45.1
AGE
18-44 106 14 15.6 7.4-29.9 32 35.9 23.5-50.5 41 30.9 21.4-42.2 19 17.6 10.6-27.8
45+ 177 16 10.8 6.3-17.8 53 25.6 19.1-33.4 54 36.8 28.3-46.2 54 26.8 20.1-34.6
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 90 10 18.8 7.4-40.2 27 36.5 20.3-56.4 22 21.2 12.3-33.9 31 23.5 14.2-36.3
Some College + 194 20 10.7 6.5-16.9 58 28.5 21.1-37.3 73 39.9 31.7-48.7 43 20.9 14.9-28.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 116 19 21.4 11.0-37.6 28 35.0 20.4-53.1 31 23.3 14.6-35.0 38 20.3 13.0-30.2
$50,000+ 141 9 5.2 2.7- 9.9 47 28.0 20.8-36.5 54 42.1 33.1-51.8 31 24.7 17.1-34.1

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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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