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2005 BRFSS Survey Results: Union 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
-Union County 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
GENDER
Male 99 14 15.4 8.9-25.4 15 12.4 7.1-20.6 42 44.4 33.6-55.7 28 27.8 18.8-39.0
Female 116 21 21.7 13.8-32.3 21 17.4 11.1-26.2 39 33.1 23.5-44.4 35 27.8 19.8-37.6
RACE
White 186 30 19.6 13.5-27.7 32 16.4 11.4-23.1 71 37.5 29.7-45.9 53 26.5 20.0-34.1
Other 28 5 11.5 4.5-26.8 3 4.5 1.3-13.9 10 49.7 28.9-70.6 10 34.3 17.0-57.1
AGE
18-44 91 19 21.8 13.7-32.9 8 6.8 3.3-13.7 44 49.2 37.6-60.9 20 22.1 13.9-33.3
45+ 122 16 13.9 8.3-22.5 28 24.3 16.7-34.1 36 28.0 20.0-37.6 42 33.8 24.8-44.0
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 82 11 16.2 8.6-28.5 13 15.3 8.6-25.7 26 30.9 20.4-43.8 32 37.6 26.1-50.8
Some College + 132 24 19.3 12.6-28.4 23 14.2 9.1-21.6 54 44.1 34.3-54.4 31 22.4 15.4-31.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 96 18 18.2 11.1-28.5 13 11.1 5.8-20.3 32 33.8 22.8-46.8 33 36.9 25.8-49.6
$50,000+ 93 14 18.1 10.6-29.3 18 16.5 10.2-25.7 40 45.5 34.5-57.1 21 19.8 12.5-29.9

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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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