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2005 BRFSS Survey Results: Davidson 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
-Davidson County 252 48 21.2 15.0-29.1 48 22.0 15.6-30.1 91 36.3 28.4-45.1 65 20.5 15.3-26.9
GENDER
Male 101 18 18.7 10.5-31.1 21 23.3 14.1-36.1 29 33.7 21.7-48.2 33 24.3 16.0-35.1
Female 151 30 24.3 16.4-34.5 27 20.4 13.1-30.3 62 39.6 31.0-49.0 32 15.7 10.9-22.2
RACE
White 216 45 25.7 18.4-34.7 39 21.1 14.4-29.7 72 30.2 23.4-38.1 60 23.0 17.4-29.8
Other 35 3 4.3 1.0-16.6 9 26.2 11.4-49.5 18 58.1 34.4-78.5 5 11.4 2.9-35.5
AGE
18-44 98 22 25.0 15.6-37.7 19 23.4 14.1-36.4 35 36.0 24.2-49.7 22 15.5 9.2-25.0
45+ 154 26 15.8 10.4-23.2 29 20.0 13.7-28.2 56 36.9 28.5-46.1 43 27.3 20.1-36.0
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 141 31 23.5 14.9-35.0 21 20.3 11.9-32.5 48 38.2 26.9-50.9 41 18.1 12.4-25.6
Some College + 111 17 17.6 10.5-27.8 27 24.7 16.7-35.0 43 33.4 24.6-43.6 24 24.3 15.5-35.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 144 32 22.6 14.8-32.8 27 21.5 13.1-33.2 53 41.3 30.1-53.6 32 14.6 9.7-21.4
$50,000+ 74 11 13.3 6.7-24.5 16 21.7 13.0-34.0 26 35.1 22.4-50.3 21 29.9 18.7-44.2

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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: 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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