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2005 BRFSS Survey Results: Cabarrus 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
-Cabarrus County 245 33 13.6 8.8-20.4 58 23.3 17.1-30.8 93 37.5 30.1-45.7 61 25.6 18.8-33.7
GENDER
Male 97 14 16.5 8.9-28.5 21 25.1 15.5-37.9 35 32.9 22.7-45.0 27 25.6 15.7-38.7
Female 148 19 10.4 6.2-16.9 37 21.3 15.2-29.0 58 42.7 33.0-53.1 34 25.6 17.7-35.6
RACE
White 214 29 14.3 8.9-22.0 54 22.9 16.7-30.5 83 40.1 31.8-49.0 48 22.7 15.8-31.5
Other 30 4 10.0 3.3-26.8 4 25.7 9.3-53.8 10 23.7 11.2-43.3 12 40.6 21.8-62.7
AGE
18-44 103 14 13.7 7.3-24.2 29 25.6 16.6-37.4 39 37.5 26.7-49.7 21 23.2 13.9-36.1
45+ 142 19 13.4 7.7-22.5 29 19.9 13.7-27.9 54 37.6 29.0-47.1 40 29.1 21.4-38.3
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 105 11 8.4 4.3-15.6 21 23.4 14.0-36.4 38 37.0 25.6-49.9 35 31.3 20.6-44.4
Some College + 140 22 17.3 10.2-27.9 37 23.2 15.8-32.9 55 38.0 28.4-48.6 26 21.5 13.6-32.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 117 21 19.4 11.0-32.0 23 20.7 12.7-32.1 41 36.1 25.5-48.2 32 23.8 15.9-34.0
$50,000+ 87 9 9.3 4.6-17.7 28 30.1 19.7-43.1 36 37.4 26.6-49.8 14 23.2 12.9-38.1

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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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