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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: Robeson 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
-Robeson County 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
GENDER
Male 96 17 18.1 11.1-28.3 23 25.9 17.3-36.7 18 18.3 11.4-28.0 38 37.7 27.9-48.6
Female 212 30 17.0 11.2-24.7 44 22.3 15.9-30.3 57 24.3 18.3-31.5 81 36.4 29.3-44.3
RACE
White 116 17 16.7 9.8-27.0 27 26.7 18.1-37.4 26 17.9 11.7-26.3 46 38.7 29.2-49.2
Other 189 30 18.4 12.4-26.2 39 20.9 14.8-28.6 49 24.8 18.4-32.5 71 35.9 28.5-44.1
AGE
18-44 134 17 14.7 8.5-24.2 34 28.0 19.6-38.2 34 21.5 14.7-30.3 49 35.9 27.1-45.6
45+ 172 30 20.0 13.7-28.3 32 19.9 13.7-27.9 41 22.4 16.3-30.0 69 37.7 29.9-46.1
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 182 31 18.1 12.2-25.9 41 23.2 16.6-31.4 40 21.3 15.2-28.9 70 37.5 29.8-45.9
Some College + 125 16 16.7 9.8-27.0 26 25.1 16.8-35.6 34 21.6 15.0-30.0 49 36.7 27.8-46.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 201 39 22.4 16.0-30.5 41 20.3 14.6-27.5 41 18.1 13.0-24.6 80 39.2 31.8-47.2
$50,000+ 34 4 18.4 6.9-40.5 9 30.6 15.8-50.8 8 19.9 9.4-37.1 13 31.2 17.5-49.2

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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, 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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