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2005 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

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
COUNTY/REGIONS***
Alamance 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
Buncombe 255 28 12.4 7.6-19.5 64 27.3 20.6-35.2 102 38.9 31.6-46.7 61 21.4 16.1-27.9
Cabarrus 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
Catawba 236 43 17.6 12.1-24.8 48 18.7 13.6-25.2 91 41.6 33.9-49.8 54 22.1 16.4-29.1
Cumberland 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
Davidson 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
Durham 273 26 10.8 6.4-17.6 64 19.6 14.9-25.5 125 51.0 43.5-58.4 58 18.6 13.7-24.8
Forsyth 261 40 15.9 11.0-22.5 55 26.1 19.4-34.1 89 30.6 24.5-37.5 77 27.4 21.3-34.4
Gaston 255 32 14.7 8.3-24.6 57 28.2 20.1-37.9 100 34.3 27.3-42.0 66 22.9 17.0-30.1
Guilford 255 47 18.5 13.2-25.4 64 25.1 19.1-32.3 87 34.3 27.4-42.0 57 22.0 16.4-29.0
Iredell 233 33 14.1 9.6-20.4 49 21.8 15.9-29.1 72 33.2 25.9-41.3 79 30.9 24.0-38.7
Johnston 199 32 15.0 9.8-22.5 38 15.0 10.3-21.3 75 40.6 31.5-50.4 54 29.4 21.0-39.4
Mecklenburg 512 57 9.3 6.9-12.4 118 24.2 19.8-29.2 237 47.2 41.9-52.6 100 19.3 15.6-23.6
New Hanover 267 38 14.6 10.2-20.5 58 24.5 18.2-32.2 111 38.7 31.9-45.9 60 22.2 16.7-28.7
Onslow 209 29 10.8 7.1-16.1 42 17.0 11.7-24.1 73 40.1 30.7-50.4 65 32.1 24.4-40.9
Orange 259 24 11.4 5.7-21.5 68 27.4 21.2-34.7 128 48.4 40.7-56.1 39 12.8 8.8-18.3
Pitt 233 30 13.9 9.5-19.9 56 25.3 19.2-32.7 74 33.7 26.4-41.9 73 27.0 21.0-34.0
Randolph 236 43 15.3 10.9-21.0 49 24.2 17.6-32.2 79 34.0 27.0-41.7 65 26.6 20.5-33.7
Robeson 257 50 17.2 12.5-23.2 58 23.2 16.9-31.0 74 26.8 20.4-34.2 75 32.8 25.3-41.3
Rowan 257 44 16.5 11.9-22.5 49 18.5 13.7-24.5 95 38.5 31.5-46.0 69 26.4 20.4-33.5
Union 215 35 18.1 12.7-25.0 36 14.5 10.2-20.2 81 39.6 32.0-47.7 63 27.8 21.4-35.3
Wake 481 55 11.8 8.7-15.8 114 25.8 20.6-31.7 208 42.9 37.4-48.6 104 19.5 15.7-24.0
Carteret/Currituck/Craven/Dare/Hyde/Pamlico 262 38 19.4 13.2-27.6 53 20.8 14.8-28.5 92 33.1 26.2-40.9 79 26.6 20.6-33.7
Northeast Partnership II 279 45 16.8 11.6-23.6 63 23.5 17.5-30.7 92 31.8 25.6-38.7 79 27.9 21.7-35.1
Northeast Partnership I 282 40 17.4 11.0-26.5 70 24.1 18.4-30.9 71 27.5 21.0-35.1 101 30.9 24.7-37.9
Franklin/Nash/Wilson 244 40 13.7 9.7-19.1 56 20.7 15.5-27.2 68 33.2 25.1-42.4 80 32.4 25.2-40.5
Duplin/Greene/Harn./Jones/Lenoir/Samp./Wayne 279 53 18.2 13.4-24.2 64 26.3 19.6-34.3 83 31.6 25.2-38.7 79 23.9 18.7-30.0
Bladen/Brunswick/Columbus/Pender 215 32 13.7 9.3-19.7 48 27.3 20.2-35.7 69 29.3 22.9-36.7 66 29.7 23.0-37.3
Caswell/Granville/Person/Vance 261 45 15.7 11.1-21.9 61 25.5 19.1-33.2 68 25.5 19.8-32.3 87 33.2 26.8-40.3
Chatham/Lee/Moore 290 38 11.6 8.0-16.5 64 19.1 14.7-24.4 119 46.5 39.5-53.6 69 22.8 17.5-29.2
Anson/Hoke/Montgo./Richmond/Scotland/Stanly 308 41 16.6 11.8-22.9 68 19.2 14.6-24.8 99 32.3 26.3-38.9 100 31.9 25.5-39.1
Davie/Rockingham/Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 227 35 14.6 9.9-20.9 45 18.4 13.3-24.9 55 31.1 23.5-39.9 92 35.9 28.7-43.8
Alleghany/Ashe/Avery/Watauga/Wilkes 231 43 14.4 10.3-19.8 54 25.7 19.0-33.7 80 36.4 28.8-44.6 54 23.5 16.6-32.2
Alexander/Burke/Caldwell/Cleve./Lincoln 281 38 12.4 8.6-17.6 49 16.5 12.1-22.1 117 42.5 35.5-49.9 77 28.6 22.2-36.0
Mountain AHEC (Excludes Buncombe) 430 66 15.1 11.4-19.8 76 16.6 12.5-21.7 161 35.5 29.9-41.6 127 32.8 26.7-39.4
NORTHEASTERN PARTNERSHIP**
Yes 647 98 17.5 13.4-22.4 148 23.8 19.4-28.8 190 29.8 25.3-34.8 211 29.0 24.7-33.6
No 8,844 1,286 14.2 13.2-15.2 1,925 22.5 21.3-23.7 3,245 37.6 36.2-39.0 2,388 25.8 24.6-27.0
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 2,999 455 15.7 14.0-17.6 670 23.5 21.4-25.7 976 32.9 30.7-35.3 898 27.9 25.9-30.0
Piedmont 5,376 760 13.6 12.4-14.9 1,172 22.8 21.2-24.4 2,046 39.4 37.6-41.2 1,398 24.2 22.7-25.8
Western NC 1,116 169 14.5 12.0-17.3 231 20.1 17.2-23.3 413 36.9 33.2-40.7 303 28.6 25.0-32.4
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS(AHEC)****
Mountain AHEC 685 94 14.3 11.2-18.1 140 19.8 16.2-24.1 263 36.5 32.0-41.4 188 29.3 24.7-34.4
Northwest 1,790 295 15.5 13.4-17.7 360 21.4 18.9-24.1 625 35.7 32.8-38.7 510 27.5 24.8-30.3
Charlotte 1,451 184 11.8 9.9-14.1 309 22.3 19.5-25.3 592 41.5 38.2-44.9 366 24.4 21.6-27.4
Greensboro 1,232 190 16.3 13.4-19.6 276 22.7 19.6-26.1 462 37.9 34.2-41.8 304 23.1 20.0-26.5
Southern Regional 951 143 13.8 11.3-16.7 228 26.8 22.7-31.4 301 31.3 27.5-35.3 279 28.1 24.4-32.1
Coastal 480 67 13.3 10.1-17.2 106 26.7 21.7-32.4 181 34.5 29.7-39.7 126 25.5 21.2-30.4
Wake 1,333 169 12.0 9.9-14.5 304 23.0 19.8-26.6 520 41.8 38.2-45.5 340 23.2 20.3-26.3
Area L 411 69 19.1 14.2-25.3 98 23.0 18.2-28.7 106 29.4 23.1-36.5 138 28.5 23.4-34.1
Eastern 1,158 173 16.9 14.0-20.3 252 21.2 18.2-24.5 385 34.6 30.9-38.5 348 27.3 24.1-30.7

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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, Edgecombe, 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.

*** 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.
Mountain Area Health Education Center (AHEC): Buncombe, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Swain, Transylvania, and Yancey counties.

****Learn about the NC Area Health Education Centers Program

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