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2005 BRFSS Survey Results: Alamance County

Tobacco Use Prevention

States add a special tax to cigarettes. The national average is $0.84. 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 9,491 1,384 14.4 13.4-15.3 2,073 22.5 21.4-23.8 3,435 37.1 35.8-38.5 2,599 26.0 24.8-27.2
-Alamance County 265 40 12.9 8.9-18.1 48 16.6 12.1-22.4 92 41.4 34.4-48.8 85 29.1 23.2-35.8
GENDER
Male 88 12 9.7 5.1-17.5 12 14.0 7.7-24.3 36 48.6 36.7-60.7 28 27.7 18.4-39.4
Female 177 28 15.0 9.7-22.6 36 18.4 12.7-25.9 56 36.5 28.2-45.7 57 30.1 22.9-38.4
RACE
White 207 33 13.5 9.1-19.5 40 17.5 12.4-24.2 72 40.0 32.2-48.4 62 29.0 22.2-36.8
Other 58 7 11.3 4.8-24.5 8 14.2 6.6-27.9 20 45.1 30.6-60.5 23 29.4 18.6-43.2
AGE
18-44 98 14 12.4 6.8-21.5 17 14.7 8.7-23.8 41 48.1 37.1-59.2 26 24.9 17.0-35.0
45+ 167 26 13.4 8.9-19.8 31 18.7 12.8-26.6 51 34.2 26.0-43.4 59 33.7 25.8-42.7
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 111 17 10.4 6.2-17.1 17 14.0 8.3-22.6 36 44.3 33.2-56.1 41 31.3 22.0-42.3
Some College + 152 23 15.0 9.3-23.3 31 19.0 12.7-27.4 55 38.9 30.2-48.4 43 27.1 19.9-35.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 158 28 16.1 10.4-24.1 27 14.2 9.2-21.1 47 36.9 27.9-46.9 56 32.8 24.9-41.8
$50,000+ 72 8 9.8 4.5-20.1 19 25.7 15.9-38.9 28 41.1 28.9-54.5 17 23.3 13.7-36.8

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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: Beaufort, Bertie, Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Edgecombe, Gates, Halifax, Hertford, Hyde, Martin, Northampton, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell, Warren, and Washington.
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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