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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: Buncombe County

Tobacco Use Prevention

States add a special tax to cigarettes. The national average is $0.59. and the NC tax is 5 cents.
How much additional tax on a pack of cigarettes would you be willing to support if a considerable portion of the money raised was used to fund smoking pre vention programs for our youth and provide treatment options for tobacco users 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 11,949 1,696 14.3 13.5-15.1 2,587 21.5 20.6-22.5 4,030 34.6 33.5-35.7 3,636 29.6 28.5-30.6
-Buncombe County 313 48 15.4 11.5-20.3 68 20.7 16.2-26.1 113 36.1 30.4-42.3 84 27.8 22.6-33.7
GENDER
Male 124 17 12.9 7.9-20.4 20 17.2 11.0-25.7 44 35.3 26.8-44.8 43 34.7 26.2-44.2
Female 189 31 17.7 12.4-24.8 48 24.2 18.1-31.4 69 37.0 29.6-45.0 41 21.1 15.5-28.1
RACE
White 278 47 17.1 12.7-22.5 63 21.2 16.4-27.0 96 34.7 28.7-41.2 72 27.1 21.6-33.3
Other 33 1 3.0 0.4-18.4 5 18.2 7.6-37.5 15 43.7 26.7-62.4 12 35.1 19.7-54.4
AGE
18-44 114 18 15.4 9.7-23.5 27 22.3 15.1-31.7 44 37.8 28.6-47.9 25 24.5 16.8-34.4
45+ 199 30 15.3 10.5-21.9 41 19.7 14.3-26.5 69 35.1 28.0-42.9 59 29.9 23.3-37.5
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 109 19 15.1 9.3-23.6 29 26.5 18.3-36.8 29 27.4 19.0-37.7 32 31.0 22.2-41.5
Some College + 204 29 15.5 10.7-21.9 39 17.5 12.6-23.9 84 40.9 33.7-48.6 52 26.0 19.9-33.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 179 34 17.7 12.4-24.5 36 19.6 13.8-27.1 56 30.7 23.6-38.8 53 32.1 24.9-40.2
$50,000+ 77 8 11.1 5.4-21.3 14 19.0 11.2-30.4 39 51.2 39.4-63.0 16 18.7 11.2-29.4

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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 (MAHEC): 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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