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2005 BRFSS Survey Results: Rowan 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
-Rowan County 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
GENDER
Male 93 9 10.7 5.4-20.2 19 18.1 11.3-27.7 38 44.3 32.9-56.3 27 26.9 17.7-38.7
Female 164 35 21.8 15.2-30.4 30 18.9 12.8-27.1 57 33.2 25.5-42.0 42 26.0 18.8-34.8
RACE
White 214 36 16.3 11.3-23.1 37 17.1 12.2-23.5 78 36.1 29.1-43.8 63 30.4 23.5-38.4
Other 42 7 16.1 7.1-32.4 12 25.1 12.7-43.5 17 49.9 31.1-68.7 6 8.9 3.7-20.1
AGE
18-44 86 19 19.3 11.7-30.1 20 20.2 12.7-30.6 29 35.1 24.3-47.6 18 25.5 15.8-38.4
45+ 171 25 14.1 9.2-21.0 29 17.0 11.5-24.4 66 41.5 33.1-50.5 51 27.3 20.7-35.1
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 130 27 20.3 13.4-29.4 26 21.0 13.9-30.4 43 32.4 23.8-42.5 34 26.3 18.3-36.3
Some College + 127 17 13.0 7.5-21.7 23 16.2 10.4-24.3 52 44.2 33.9-55.0 35 26.6 18.1-37.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 176 33 16.7 11.3-23.9 33 18.0 12.3-25.5 61 36.0 27.5-45.6 49 29.3 21.4-38.6
$50,000+ 56 6 14.2 5.9-30.4 12 20.1 11.1-33.6 26 47.6 33.9-61.8 12 18.1 10.2-30.3

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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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