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BRFSS Survey Results 2003 for Guilford County

Tobacco Tax

In some states, the tax is as little as three cents a pack or as high as one dollar and fifty cents. The national average is currently $0.59.
How much additional tax on a pack of cigarettes would you be willing to support if all the money raised was u sed to fund smoking prevention programs for our youth and/or help balance the budget?

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  Total
Respond.^
<$0.25-$0.49 $0.50-$1.00 >$1.00 No tax DNK/Not sure
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 9,178 2,136 24.1 22.7-25.6 1,100 11.9 10.9-13.0 2,154 24.2 22.8-25.6 2,253 23.2 21.8-24.5 1,535 16.6 15.4-17.9
-Guilford County 436 104 24.2 19.6-29.5 60 14.6 10.8-19.3 118 26.4 21.8-31.6 97 23.0 18.6-28.1 57 11.8 8.7-15.8
GENDER
Male 159 32 22.2 15.4-31.0 21 14.4 8.8-22.8 50 30.5 23.0-39.2 45 25.2 18.3-33.6 11 7.7 3.9-14.3
Female 277 72 25.9 20.2-32.6 39 14.7 10.3-20.6 68 22.8 17.7-28.9 52 21.1 15.8-27.5 46 15.4 11.1-21.1
RACE
White 305 70 23.1 18.0-29.2 43 15.3 10.7-21.4 92 28.8 23.3-35.1 63 21.7 16.7-27.7 37 11.0 7.6-15.7
Other 130 34 26.7 18.0-37.6 17 13.1 7.6-21.6 25 20.6 13.3-30.4 34 26.1 17.9-36.3 20 13.6 7.9-22.5
AGE
18-44 172 52 26.2 19.0-34.8 21 15.3 9.4-24.1 42 24.7 17.9-33.0 34 21.1 14.8-29.2 23 12.7 7.8-20.0
45+ 260 52 22.7 17.2-29.5 39 14.1 10.1-19.4 73 27.0 21.3-33.6 63 25.2 19.5-32.0 33 10.9 7.5-15.6
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 148 35 27.8 19.6-37.8 17 12.9 7.6-21.2 26 16.8 10.9-25.0 47 31.3 23.3-40.6 23 11.1 6.8-17.6
Some College + 286 69 22.5 17.3-28.7 43 15.8 11.0-22.1 92 32.4 26.3-39.1 48 17.0 12.5-22.8 34 12.3 8.3-17.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 192 42 20.8 14.7-28.5 28 15.3 9.5-23.7 48 23.6 17.2-31.5 50 29.5 22.1-38.2 24 10.8 6.6-17.2
$50,000+ 139 35 25.9 18.2-35.5 24 17.9 11.6-26.7 41 27.4 20.1-36.2 20 15.4 9.7-23.6 19 13.4 7.9-21.6
COUNTY/REGION**
Buncombe 446 98 23.2 18.9-28.3 69 16.1 12.2-20.9 117 26.3 21.7-31.4 102 22.2 18.0-27.1 60 12.2 9.0-16.3
Guilford 436 104 24.2 19.6-29.5 60 14.6 10.8-19.3 118 26.4 21.8-31.6 97 23.0 18.6-28.1 57 11.8 8.7-15.8
Mecklenburg 439 100 23.3 18.6-28.8 60 15.3 10.9-21.0 135 27.8 22.9-33.3 84 18.0 13.9-22.8 60 15.6 11.7-20.5
Orange 446 86 20.2 15.3-26.1 82 13.6 10.4-17.5 157 40.2 32.6-48.2 70 16.3 11.2-23.3 51 9.7 7.0-13.4
Wake 443 94 19.1 15.2-23.7 84 16.7 13.2-20.9 120 28.6 23.7-34.1 81 18.4 14.3-23.3 64 17.2 12.9-22.6
Chatham/Lee 388 87 20.5 16.0-25.9 38 8.6 6.1-12.1 95 23.9 18.9-29.7 88 25.1 19.4-31.8 80 21.9 17.1-27.6
Nash/Wilson 365 99 28.3 22.9-34.4 31 8.9 5.8-13.3 75 21.0 16.5-26.4 102 26.1 21.3-31.6 58 15.7 11.9-20.5
Craven/Pamlico 440 101 24.5 19.8-29.9 58 13.6 10.2-17.9 95 20.8 16.7-25.6 120 27.0 22.1-32.4 66 14.1 10.6-18.5
Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 419 114 31.6 25.6-38.2 36 8.0 5.4-11.9 54 12.4 9.2-16.4 140 31.4 26.5-36.8 75 16.6 13.0-21.1
Appalachian/Wilkes 442 112 25.6 20.9-30.9 50 14.3 8.9-22.2 99 21.1 16.7-26.1 106 24.5 19.8-29.9 75 14.6 11.0-19.0
Franklin/Gran./Vance 463 98 21.4 16.5-27.3 51 10.6 7.4-14.9 101 28.0 19.0-39.1 131 25.3 19.8-31.7 82 14.8 11.2-19.2
Graham/Swain/Jackson 419 93 18.9 13.8-25.4 57 19.5 9.5-36.0 117 24.1 18.4-31.0 79 15.4 11.2-20.9 73 22.0 13.2-34.3
Hoke/Robeson/Scotland 458 118 25.5 21.2-30.4 46 9.3 6.8-12.6 89 20.5 16.3-25.3 126 27.6 23.0-32.6 79 17.2 13.3-21.8
Bladen/Columbus/Sampson 406 96 26.0 21.0-31.7 41 12.8 8.0-19.9 64 15.9 11.6-21.3 122 26.8 22.0-32.2 83 18.5 14.6-23.2
Northeast NC I 448 102 23.2 18.6-28.6 61 12.4 9.4-16.3 78 19.1 14.9-24.1 119 24.8 20.2-30.0 88 20.5 14.4-28.4
Northeast NC II 498 119 26.1 21.5-31.3 43 9.3 6.6-13.0 108 23.2 18.9-28.2 142 25.0 21.0-29.5 86 16.3 12.7-20.8
Northeastern Partnership 946 221 25.1 21.6-28.9 104 10.4 8.3-13.0 186 21.8 18.5-25.4 261 24.9 21.8-28.3 174 17.8 14.4-21.7
Mountain AHEC 1,277 285 24.7 20.5-29.5 170 12.5 10.0-15.5 348 27.1 23.7-30.8 271 21.6 18.4-25.1 203 14.2 11.7-17.0
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 3,212 773 25.5 23.0-28.3 341 10.8 9.1-12.8 660 22.0 19.6-24.5 872 24.6 22.2-27.3 566 17.1 14.9-19.5
Piedmont 3,941 897 23.4 21.5-25.4 512 12.5 11.1-14.1 980 25.0 23.0-27.1 916 22.6 20.7-24.5 636 16.5 14.8-18.3
Western NC 2,025 466 24.1 20.9-27.7 247 11.9 9.7-14.5 514 25.5 22.7-28.5 465 22.4 19.7-25.3 333 16.1 13.6-18.9

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^Use caution in interpreting percentages with a numerator of less than 20. N = numerator, % = 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.

** Northeast NC I: Bertie, Gates, Halifax, Hertford, Northampton, and Warren counties.
Northeast NC II: Beaufort, Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Edgecombe, Hyde, Martin, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell, and Washington counties.
Northeastern Partnership: Northeast NC I and II regions combined.
Mountain Area Health Education Center (AHEC): Buncombe, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Swain, Transylvania, and Yancey counties.

*** Eastern North Carolina: Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Brunswick, Camden, Carteret, Chowan, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Currituck, Dare, Duplin, Edgecombe, Gates, Greene, Halifax, Harnett, Hertford, Hoke, Hyde, Johnston, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Nash, New Hanover, Northampton, Onslow, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Pender, Perquimans, Pitt, Robeson, Sampson, Scotland, Tyrrell, Washington, Wayne, and Wilson counties.
Piedmont North Carolina: Alamance, Alexander, Anson, Cabarrus, Caswell, Catawba, Chatham, Cleveland, Davidson, Davie, Durham, Forsyth, Franklin, Gaston, Granville, Guilford, Iredell, Lee, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Moore, Orange, Person, Randolph, Richmond, Rockingham, Rowan, Stanly, Stokes, Union, Vance, Wake, Warren, and Yadkin counties.
Western North Carolina: Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Buncombe, Burke, Caldwell, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Surry, Swain, Transylvania, Watauga, Wilkes, and Yancey counties.

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