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2005 BRFSS Survey Results: Cumberland 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
-Cumberland County 247 23 9.0 5.6-14.2 61 28.5 21.7-36.6 84 32.6 25.9-40.1 79 29.9 23.1-37.7
GENDER
Male 88 7 8.1 3.6-17.4 25 31.4 20.8-44.4 34 35.3 24.8-47.3 22 25.2 15.4-38.5
Female 159 16 9.9 5.7-16.6 36 25.6 17.7-35.5 50 29.9 22.1-39.2 57 34.5 26.2-44.0
RACE
White 151 11 7.3 3.7-13.9 40 32.2 22.9-43.2 53 32.6 24.3-42.3 47 27.9 20.0-37.4
Other 95 11 10.6 5.2-20.4 21 23.9 14.9-36.0 31 32.8 22.6-44.9 32 32.7 21.7-46.0
AGE
18-44 116 12 10.8 5.7-19.4 33 29.3 19.9-40.8 42 34.2 24.6-45.2 29 25.8 16.7-37.6
45+ 128 11 6.7 3.6-12.2 28 28.3 19.0-39.9 41 30.8 22.5-40.6 48 34.1 25.2-44.4
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 88 9 8.6 4.1-17.2 17 21.4 12.1-34.9 30 35.6 24.1-49.1 32 34.4 22.1-49.2
Some College + 159 14 9.2 5.0-16.5 44 32.9 24.1-43.1 54 30.8 23.1-39.8 47 27.1 19.9-35.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 143 15 10.4 5.7-18.3 36 29.3 20.1-40.7 43 28.2 20.1-38.0 49 32.0 22.6-43.3
$50,000+ 82 7 8.0 3.4-17.5 21 29.1 18.7-42.3 33 36.5 25.9-48.6 21 26.4 17.0-38.5

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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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