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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: Cumberland 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
-Cumberland County 359 48 12.7 9.4-17.0 78 22.5 17.7-28.1 129 34.9 29.6-40.6 104 29.9 24.7-35.7
GENDER
Male 126 13 8.0 4.5-13.8 30 24.9 17.0-35.0 39 30.3 22.3-39.7 44 36.8 27.7-46.9
Female 233 35 16.5 11.7-22.8 48 20.5 15.2-26.9 90 38.6 31.9-45.6 60 24.4 19.0-30.8
RACE
White 216 30 12.9 8.8-18.5 55 26.3 19.9-33.9 77 35.9 29.1-43.3 54 24.9 19.1-31.9
Other 139 18 12.8 7.8-20.3 23 16.9 10.8-25.6 51 33.6 25.4-42.9 47 36.7 27.7-46.9
AGE
18-44 176 21 12.4 7.9-18.8 36 18.8 13.3-25.9 71 39.3 31.6-47.6 48 29.5 22.2-38.1
45+ 182 27 13.2 8.8-19.3 42 26.4 19.1-35.3 57 30.0 23.2-37.8 56 30.5 23.4-38.6
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 129 22 16.1 10.2-24.3 23 17.8 11.5-26.5 45 35.5 26.8-45.3 39 30.6 21.9-40.9
Some College + 229 26 10.8 7.2-16.0 55 25.2 19.0-32.7 83 34.3 27.9-41.4 65 29.6 23.4-36.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 199 27 13.5 9.0-19.8 38 20.5 14.7-27.9 70 35.2 28.2-42.9 64 30.8 24.2-38.2
$50,000+ 90 13 12.0 6.9-20.3 20 22.5 14.4-33.5 33 33.6 24.2-44.6 24 31.8 21.9-43.8

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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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