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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

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
COUNTY/REGIONS***
Alamance 324 45 12.4 9.0-16.8 67 21.8 16.9-27.5 91 27.6 22.4-33.6 121 38.2 32.3-44.5
Buncombe 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
Cabarrus 345 49 13.6 10.1-18.2 73 23.1 18.4-28.5 117 33.9 28.6-39.7 106 29.4 24.3-35.1
Catawba 282 49 15.5 11.4-20.7 63 26.6 20.3-34.0 97 32.2 26.3-38.6 73 25.8 20.4-32.1
Cumberland 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
Davidson 307 49 15.9 11.5-21.6 52 17.7 13.0-23.7 76 27.3 21.2-34.3 130 39.1 32.8-45.7
Durham 330 42 15.8 11.3-21.6 78 22.4 17.9-27.7 139 39.7 34.0-45.7 71 22.1 17.4-27.8
Forsyth 358 62 18.3 14.2-23.3 82 21.3 17.0-26.4 99 30.0 24.8-35.7 115 30.4 25.4-35.9
Gaston 302 40 15.4 11.1-21.1 59 19.3 14.8-24.7 107 35.4 29.5-41.8 96 29.9 24.5-36.0
Guilford 333 43 11.9 8.5-16.5 87 26.2 20.9-32.4 112 35.8 30.1-41.9 91 26.0 21.1-31.7
Iredell 343 52 14.6 11.0-19.3 68 19.1 14.9-24.2 131 36.3 30.7-42.3 92 30.0 24.0-36.7
Johnston 387 59 13.9 10.3-18.4 89 22.8 18.0-28.5 116 34.0 28.2-40.3 123 29.3 24.3-34.9
Mecklenburg 524 54 10.9 8.2-14.3 120 21.6 18.0-25.7 211 42.3 37.6-47.1 139 25.2 21.3-29.5
New Hanover 297 35 12.6 9.0-17.4 72 24.5 19.3-30.4 114 39.8 33.6-46.2 76 23.2 18.3-28.9
Onslow 311 44 15.1 10.9-20.6 70 19.4 15.3-24.4 102 32.5 26.9-38.5 95 32.9 27.2-39.3
Orange 347 32 10.1 6.9-14.6 79 24.5 19.5-30.2 180 49.6 43.7-55.5 56 15.8 11.8-20.7
Pitt 305 50 16.0 12.0-20.9 56 17.0 12.8-22.2 98 31.4 25.9-37.5 101 35.6 29.6-42.2
Randolph 268 47 20.5 15.0-27.4 53 18.2 13.6-23.9 85 33.0 26.7-40.0 83 28.3 22.6-34.7
Robeson 308 47 17.4 12.8-23.4 67 23.8 18.4-30.0 75 21.9 17.1-27.5 119 36.9 31.0-43.3
Rowan 352 49 12.8 9.4-17.1 79 24.6 19.5-30.5 97 26.6 21.9-32.0 127 36.0 30.6-41.9
Union 356 46 14.1 9.9-19.6 72 18.6 14.3-23.8 147 41.0 35.1-47.2 91 26.3 21.1-32.2
Wake 503 63 13.9 10.7-18.0 130 22.7 18.9-27.0 193 40.1 35.2-45.2 117 23.3 19.4-27.7
Carteret/Currituck/Craven/Dare/Hyde/Pamlico 290 50 16.9 12.6-22.4 61 19.8 15.1-25.4 106 36.4 30.4-42.9 73 26.9 21.5-33.0
Northeast Partnership II 367 50 13.7 10.1-18.2 84 24.6 19.9-30.0 102 27.7 22.9-33.1 131 34.0 28.8-39.8
Northeast Partnership I 307 50 16.0 11.7-21.5 56 17.9 13.6-23.3 82 29.1 23.4-35.5 119 37.0 31.1-43.3
Franklin/Nash/Wilson 292 54 19.8 15.0-25.6 56 19.7 14.6-26.0 74 23.2 18.1-29.2 108 37.3 31.2-44.0
Duplin/Greene/Harn./Jones/Lenoir/Samp./Wayne 363 53 15.4 11.4-20.5 75 19.2 14.9-24.4 115 31.2 26.1-36.9 120 34.1 28.6-40.1
Bladen/Brunswick/Columbus/Pender 320 45 12.5 9.1-16.9 71 22.0 17.4-27.5 99 30.3 25.0-36.1 105 35.2 29.4-41.5
Caswell/Granville/Person/Vance 307 41 13.3 9.7-18.0 63 19.2 14.9-24.4 99 33.1 27.4-39.2 104 34.4 28.7-40.6
Chatham/Lee/Moore 355 35 9.4 6.6-13.2 89 25.4 20.3-31.4 136 40.5 34.5-46.7 95 24.7 20.0-30.2
Anson/Hoke/Montgo./Richmond/Scotland/Stanly 419 66 16.4 12.6-21.0 78 18.3 14.5-22.7 139 33.4 28.2-38.9 136 32.0 27.0-37.4
Davie/Rockingham/Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 279 47 17.3 12.9-22.8 44 15.9 11.7-21.2 65 23.5 18.5-29.4 123 43.3 36.9-49.9
Alleghany/Ashe/Avery/Watagua/Wilkes 297 39 12.0 8.6-16.6 64 22.6 17.4-28.8 101 34.2 27.5-41.7 93 31.1 25.1-37.8
Alexander/Burke/Caldwell/Cleve./Lincoln 343 49 13.8 10.1-18.6 78 20.7 16.2-25.9 117 36.6 30.8-42.8 99 29.0 23.7-34.8
Mountain AHEC (Excludes Buncombe) 456 64 14.3 10.8-18.7 106 23.1 18.7-28.0 166 36.0 30.7-41.5 120 26.7 21.9-32.2
NORTHEASTERN PARTNERSHIP**
Yes 766 118 15.3 12.6-18.5 154 20.4 17.4-23.8 222 30.7 27.1-34.7 272 33.5 29.8-37.4
No 11,183 1,578 14.3 13.5-15.1 2,433 21.6 20.6-22.6 3,808 34.8 33.7-36.0 3,364 29.3 28.3-30.4
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 3,974 593 14.9 13.6-16.3 847 21.3 19.7-22.9 1,243 31.5 29.8-33.3 1,291 32.3 30.6-34.1
Piedmont 6,664 920 14.1 13.1-15.2 1,448 21.5 20.3-22.8 2,324 35.9 34.5-37.4 1,972 28.4 27.1-29.8
Western NC 1,311 183 14.0 11.8-16.4 292 21.9 19.3-24.7 463 35.7 32.5-38.9 373 28.5 25.5-31.6
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS(AHEC)****
Mountain AHEC 752 110 14.8 11.9-18.1 171 22.3 18.9-26.1 274 36.2 32.0-40.5 197 26.8 22.9-30.9
Northwest 2,311 354 15.3 13.6-17.2 483 20.9 19.0-23.1 712 30.6 28.3-33.0 762 33.1 30.8-35.6
Charlotte 1,803 231 12.7 10.9-14.7 377 20.6 18.4-23.0 677 39.1 36.3-42.0 518 27.6 25.1-30.2
Greensboro 1,531 203 13.9 11.8-16.3 346 22.4 19.9-25.1 548 35.8 32.8-38.9 434 27.9 25.2-30.9
Southern Regional 1,280 188 14.7 12.5-17.2 269 21.8 19.0-24.7 409 31.9 29.0-35.0 414 31.6 28.6-34.8
Coastal 598 77 13.0 10.2-16.6 140 22.8 19.2-26.7 210 35.5 31.3-40.1 171 28.7 24.7-33.0
Wake 1,667 225 14.2 12.1-16.6 390 22.7 20.2-25.4 592 37.8 34.7-40.9 460 25.3 22.7-28.1
Area L 461 81 18.1 14.4-22.5 86 19.7 15.7-24.4 124 26.3 21.8-31.3 170 36.0 31.1-41.2
Eastern 1,487 222 15.0 12.9-17.4 314 19.9 17.5-22.4 471 31.9 29.1-34.8 480 33.2 30.4-36.2

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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, Edgecombe, Martin, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell, and Washington counties.
Northeastern Partnership: Northeast NC I and II regions combined.

*** 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.
Mountain Area Health Education Center (AHEC): Buncombe, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Swain, Transylvania, and Yancey counties.

****Click here to learn about other NC Area Health Education Centers

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