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2005 BRFSS Survey Results: Wake 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
-Wake County 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
GENDER
Male 192 23 11.9 7.5-18.3 45 25.4 17.8-34.8 80 43.1 34.8-51.9 44 19.6 14.2-26.4
Female 289 32 11.6 7.8-17.1 69 26.2 20.1-33.4 128 42.7 36.0-49.7 60 19.4 14.4-25.6
RACE
White 366 45 12.3 8.9-16.9 93 28.3 22.6-34.7 153 39.8 33.9-46.0 75 19.6 15.1-25.0
Other 111 9 9.0 4.0-19.3 20 19.0 9.2-35.0 54 52.8 40.0-65.2 28 19.3 12.5-28.4
AGE
18-44 238 27 11.4 7.4-17.4 59 27.4 20.2-36.0 104 43.8 36.1-51.7 48 17.4 12.6-23.5
45+ 242 28 12.4 8.4-17.8 55 23.0 17.6-29.6 103 41.3 34.4-48.7 56 23.2 17.6-30.0
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 106 11 7.8 3.9-14.8 26 34.5 21.4-50.5 43 35.8 24.7-48.5 26 21.9 13.7-33.2
Some College + 374 44 13.2 9.4-18.3 88 22.7 18.3-27.8 165 45.6 39.6-51.7 77 18.5 14.4-23.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 191 22 12.5 7.4-20.6 39 23.5 15.0-35.0 76 42.0 32.7-51.9 54 21.9 15.9-29.4
$50,000+ 221 26 12.2 8.1-18.0 61 27.5 21.0-35.1 97 42.2 34.7-50.1 37 18.1 12.7-25.2

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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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