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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern North Carolina**

Tobacco Use Prevention (Asked January--June Only)

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 smokin g prevention 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 6,118 801 13.7 12.4-15.0 1,349 23.4 21.9-24.9 1,870 31.5 29.8-33.2 2,098 31.5 29.9-33.1
-Eastern NC 2,051 271 13.4 11.3-15.7 398 20.4 18.0-23.0 604 31.0 28.1-34.1 778 35.2 32.4-38.2
GENDER
Male 736 94 13.1 10.0-17.1 120 17.1 13.7-21.2 215 32.3 27.5-37.6 307 37.4 32.8-42.3
Female 1,315 177 13.6 11.1-16.5 278 23.4 20.4-26.7 389 29.7 26.5-33.2 471 33.2 30.0-36.7
RACE
White 1,395 187 13.8 11.4-16.7 285 21.9 19.0-25.1 420 29.3 25.9-33.0 503 34.9 31.5-38.6
African American 466 56 11.6 8.2-16.3 83 18.0 13.9-23.0 98 22.2 17.5-27.6 229 48.2 42.3-54.2
Other Minorities 182 26 13.5 7.1-24.0 29 17.2 10.3-27.4 84 54.6 43.5-65.3 43 14.7 9.7-21.7
HISPANIC
Hispanic 95 12 13.8 6.1-28.3 19 18.9 10.3-32.2 46 54.2 40.2-67.6 18 13.1 7.4-22.1
Non-Hispanic 1,952 257 13.2 11.2-15.5 379 20.6 18.3-23.2 557 28.6 25.8-31.6 759 37.5 34.6-40.5
AGE
18-24 102 11 14.0 6.9-26.2 27 21.8 13.6-32.9 32 35.4 24.3-48.4 32 28.9 19.3-40.7
25-34 279 36 12.7 8.9-18.0 57 19.5 14.5-25.7 99 38.7 31.9-45.9 87 29.1 23.3-35.6
35-44 353 46 12.4 8.7-17.2 82 23.0 18.1-28.9 112 32.1 25.8-39.1 113 32.5 26.6-39.1
45-54 426 64 14.4 10.9-18.9 84 20.5 16.1-25.7 116 24.6 20.2-29.5 162 40.5 34.9-46.4
55-64 408 58 14.9 11.0-20.0 78 19.6 15.4-24.5 117 28.3 23.4-33.9 155 37.2 31.8-42.9
65-74 282 41 15.7 11.2-21.6 35 15.3 10.8-21.2 73 25.4 20.1-31.7 133 43.6 37.1-50.3
75+ 186 15 8.6 4.7-15.1 32 18.8 13.1-26.2 50 25.3 18.9-33.1 89 47.3 38.8-55.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 286 32 14.1 8.4-22.7 48 21.0 14.4-29.6 69 28.9 21.5-37.7 137 36.0 28.7-44.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 635 83 15.1 11.1-20.2 112 18.4 14.4-23.2 168 28.1 23.1-33.8 272 38.4 33.3-43.8
Some Post-H.S. 575 79 12.5 9.6-16.1 117 21.0 17.1-25.6 164 29.7 24.6-35.4 215 36.8 31.2-42.7
College Graduate 552 77 11.8 9.0-15.2 121 21.9 17.8-26.7 203 37.5 31.8-43.6 151 28.8 24.1-34.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 236 29 13.4 8.0-21.7 33 16.5 11.0-24.2 47 21.3 14.9-29.5 127 48.7 40.1-57.3
$15,000- 24,999 374 46 16.3 10.7-24.0 71 21.2 15.3-28.7 101 27.0 20.9-34.2 156 35.4 28.3-43.2
$25,000- 34,999 250 36 15.7 10.5-22.9 54 18.0 13.3-24.0 64 25.9 19.7-33.3 96 40.3 32.9-48.3
$35,000- 49,999 317 41 11.4 8.0-16.0 67 21.9 16.4-28.5 99 30.7 23.9-38.5 110 36.0 29.1-43.5
$50,000-74,999 298 51 16.8 11.1-24.6 71 24.5 18.8-31.3 92 31.1 24.0-39.1 84 27.7 21.8-34.4
$75,000+ 321 34 8.5 5.8-12.4 73 24.3 18.4-31.3 129 40.4 32.7-48.5 85 26.8 21.1-33.5
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 728 104 16.0 12.5-20.2 124 20.5 16.5-25.2 191 24.7 20.9-28.8 309 38.9 34.3-43.6
No 1,302 166 12.3 9.8-15.2 269 20.4 17.5-23.5 408 34.0 30.2-38.1 459 33.4 29.9-37.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 384 42 11.6 8.0-16.6 70 17.5 13.4-22.5 121 30.9 25.2-37.2 151 40.0 33.7-46.6
Non-Veteran 1,665 228 13.8 11.4-16.5 328 21.1 18.4-24.1 483 31.0 27.7-34.6 626 34.1 31.0-37.4

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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.

** 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.

***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.

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