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2005 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina**

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
-Piedmont NC 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
GENDER
Male 2,073 279 12.7 10.9-14.7 431 22.3 19.8-25.0 777 39.2 36.4-42.1 586 25.8 23.4-28.2
Female 3,303 481 14.6 13.1-16.4 741 23.2 21.4-25.2 1,269 39.5 37.4-41.7 812 22.6 20.9-24.5
RACE
White 4,275 627 14.4 13.0-15.9 967 24.0 22.2-25.8 1,601 37.3 35.4-39.3 1,080 24.3 22.6-26.0
African American 854 114 12.8 10.1-16.2 169 21.5 17.4-26.4 301 38.5 34.0-43.2 270 27.1 23.5-31.1
Other Minorities 232 17 6.4 3.8-10.5 34 12.7 8.6-18.5 138 64.5 56.9-71.4 43 16.3 11.7-22.4
HISPANIC
Hispanic 274 20 9.0 5.4-14.6 35 10.4 7.0-15.2 183 69.9 62.9-76.0 36 10.7 7.4-15.3
Non-Hispanic 5,099 740 14.1 12.8-15.5 1,137 24.0 22.3-25.7 1,862 36.4 34.7-38.2 1,360 25.5 23.9-27.1
AGE
18-24 240 39 16.5 11.5-22.9 53 27.3 20.0-36.1 98 35.9 28.7-43.7 50 20.4 14.8-27.4
25-34 769 106 13.4 10.5-17.0 175 22.2 18.8-26.0 351 46.3 41.9-50.8 137 18.1 14.9-21.8
35-44 1,117 160 13.7 11.5-16.3 242 21.4 18.6-24.5 448 41.2 37.7-44.9 267 23.6 20.8-26.8
45-54 1,089 143 11.4 9.4-13.7 247 23.3 20.3-26.6 410 38.8 35.2-42.5 289 26.6 23.4-30.1
55-64 985 128 12.6 10.3-15.4 234 24.5 21.4-28.0 356 37.4 33.8-41.2 267 25.4 22.4-28.7
65-74 678 105 15.4 12.3-19.0 143 21.3 17.9-25.2 226 34.2 30.0-38.6 204 29.2 25.2-33.5
75+ 481 79 16.3 12.8-20.6 77 16.8 13.1-21.4 148 28.5 24.0-33.6 177 38.3 33.0-43.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 740 107 13.5 10.5-17.3 115 19.5 14.4-25.8 240 35.1 30.0-40.5 278 31.9 27.3-36.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,467 228 14.6 12.4-17.3 315 22.3 19.3-25.5 469 34.5 31.1-38.0 455 28.6 25.6-31.8
Some Post-H.S. 1,291 183 14.8 12.1-17.9 293 22.6 19.7-25.8 469 36.5 33.0-40.2 346 26.1 23.0-29.5
College Graduate 1,871 242 12.2 10.5-14.2 449 24.7 22.3-27.3 864 46.7 43.8-49.5 316 16.4 14.4-18.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 549 82 16.6 12.1-22.3 85 16.9 12.2-23.1 185 35.5 29.9-41.6 197 31.0 26.1-36.4
$15,000- 24,999 871 152 15.0 12.1-18.5 179 19.7 16.2-23.7 293 42.1 37.2-47.2 247 23.2 19.7-27.1
$25,000- 34,999 653 113 15.2 11.9-19.2 133 19.8 16.1-24.1 228 38.0 33.1-43.1 179 27.1 22.9-31.6
$35,000- 49,999 732 111 14.9 11.8-18.7 166 25.9 21.0-31.6 269 35.4 30.8-40.2 186 23.8 20.1-28.0
$50,000-74,999 835 117 11.8 9.5-14.4 230 29.3 25.3-33.6 311 36.5 32.5-40.8 177 22.4 18.9-26.5
$75,000+ 1,034 110 11.6 9.3-14.3 264 25.3 22.1-28.8 498 45.6 41.8-49.4 162 17.6 14.7-20.9
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,561 235 14.9 12.7-17.3 318 22.6 19.8-25.7 527 33.6 30.6-36.9 481 28.8 26.0-31.9
No 3,793 522 13.3 11.9-14.8 853 22.9 21.0-24.9 1,508 41.0 38.9-43.2 910 22.8 21.1-24.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 666 92 13.6 10.8-17.1 131 20.6 16.5-25.5 234 32.5 28.2-37.2 209 33.2 28.6-38.2
Non-Veteran 4,709 668 13.6 12.3-15.1 1,041 23.1 21.4-24.8 1,812 40.3 38.4-42.2 1,188 23.0 21.5-24.6

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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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