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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

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
COUNTY/REGIONS
Alamance 171 24 22.2 12.9-35.3 46 27.1 19.1-37.0 40 23.5 15.4-34.1 61 27.2 20.1-35.7
Buncombe 134 12 9.2 4.8-16.8 37 31.1 21.7-42.3 44 30.2 21.6-40.5 41 29.5 20.8-40.0
Cabarrus 152 26 17.4 10.9-26.5 40 26.1 17.2-37.6 43 31.9 23.0-42.3 43 24.6 16.5-35.0
Catawba 176 24 11.9 6.6-20.6 35 16.0 10.6-23.6 54 41.2 29.9-53.5 63 30.9 21.7-41.9
Cumberland 176 28 15.4 9.4-24.1 36 22.0 15.4-30.3 51 28.0 20.6-36.7 61 34.7 26.3-44.2
Davidson 159 23 12.5 7.9-19.3 36 21.7 15.0-30.4 33 25.0 17.2-34.8 67 40.8 31.6-50.6
Durham 155 22 17.7 9.4-30.8 27 16.5 10.7-24.7 72 48.7 38.5-58.9 34 17.1 11.5-24.7
Forsyth 163 23 15.1 9.3-23.7 30 18.8 12.4-27.5 40 27.9 19.0-39.0 70 38.1 29.3-47.9
Gaston 146 17 9.9 5.8-16.6 32 28.2 18.5-40.4 49 32.1 23.4-42.2 48 29.8 20.9-40.6
Guilford 169 21 11.5 7.1-18.0 36 21.4 14.8-29.7 52 28.7 21.4-37.2 60 38.5 29.4-48.5
Iredell 165 22 12.8 7.9-20.1 36 28.5 19.1-40.2 53 29.8 20.8-40.7 54 28.9 21.0-38.4
Johnston 177 17 7.1 4.1-12.1 35 27.7 17.4-41.1 49 28.1 19.0-39.5 76 37.1 27.1-48.3
Mecklenburg 291 26 9.5 4.9-17.8 70 23.2 16.7-31.4 114 39.9 31.8-48.6 81 27.3 20.9-34.7
New Hanover 163 20 12.7 8.0-19.6 40 28.1 19.8-38.2 67 39.2 30.8-48.4 36 20.0 13.9-27.8
Onslow 170 23 13.7 7.5-23.7 21 14.4 8.7-22.9 58 31.1 22.9-40.7 68 40.8 31.1-51.3
Orange 160 16 11.1 5.6-20.9 37 25.4 17.3-35.7 83 50.3 40.2-60.3 24 13.2 7.7-21.6
Pitt 153 19 10.5 6.3-17.0 37 24.2 17.1-33.1 29 18.7 12.7-26.8 68 46.5 37.1-56.2
Randolph 153 17 18.5 8.9-34.5 37 26.1 17.4-37.2 41 23.2 15.9-32.4 58 32.2 23.5-42.4
Robeson 147 25 16.6 10.0-26.4 27 25.4 14.7-40.3 40 28.9 20.3-39.4 55 29.1 20.8-39.0
Rowan 184 26 14.3 9.2-21.5 47 28.8 21.0-38.0 44 25.4 17.8-34.8 67 31.6 24.3-39.8
Union 164 12 5.4 2.8-10.2 47 26.1 18.9-34.8 58 38.3 29.3-48.1 47 30.3 22.3-39.7
Wake 230 25 13.7 8.7-21.0 68 26.2 20.5-32.9 91 39.3 32.3-46.9 46 20.8 15.0-28.0
Carteret/Currituck/Craven/Dare/Hyde/Pamlico 153 21 15.7 8.4-27.6 42 26.6 18.5-36.6 42 33.6 23.8-45.0 48 24.2 17.4-32.5
Northeast Partnership II*** 200 22 13.4 7.9-21.8 33 17.6 10.7-27.7 62 30.4 22.1-40.2 83 38.6 30.2-47.8
Northeast Partnership I*** 177 24 10.5 6.7-16.1 29 18.1 12.0-26.4 34 22.5 15.5-31.4 90 48.9 39.9-57.8
Franklin/Nash/Wilson 160 24 14.9 9.6-22.6 24 16.6 10.5-25.2 49 31.4 23.0-41.1 63 37.1 28.4-46.8
Duplin/Greene/Harn./Jones/Lenoir/Samp./Wayne 192 27 14.3 8.7-22.5 35 14.7 9.9-21.3 66 38.2 28.8-48.7 64 32.7 24.4-42.3
Bladen/Brunswick/Columbus/Pender 170 25 13.5 8.7-20.3 36 25.1 17.8-34.3 48 25.6 19.0-33.5 61 35.8 27.8-44.6
Caswell/Granville/Person/Vance 159 28 16.4 10.6-24.5 29 16.6 11.0-24.3 32 23.8 15.7-34.3 70 43.2 33.2-53.9
Chatham/Lee/Moore 165 27 20.0 13.1-29.4 38 22.8 15.4-32.3 59 33.0 25.2-41.9 41 24.2 17.6-32.3
Anson/Hoke/Montgo./Richmond/Scotland/Stanly 220 28 16.4 10.1-25.5 49 21.0 14.9-28.7 60 26.2 18.8-35.2 83 36.5 28.3-45.6
Davie/Rockingham/Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 171 23 14.5 9.3-22.0 30 18.1 12.5-25.5 40 25.8 18.2-35.3 78 41.6 33.4-50.2
Alleghany/Ashe/Avery/Watauga/Wilkes 169 20 12.0 7.1-19.6 42 32.7 23.6-43.2 54 27.8 20.3-36.8 53 27.6 20.5-36.0
Alexander/Burke/Caldwell/Cleve./Lincoln 207 35 17.3 11.6-25.0 50 31.1 22.8-40.8 52 22.7 16.1-31.1 70 28.9 22.0-36.9
Mountain AHEC (Excludes Buncombe) 217 29 12.2 7.8-18.5 55 28.6 21.1-37.5 67 29.3 21.4-38.8 66 29.9 22.3-38.8
NORTHEASTERN PARTNERSHIP***
Yes 426 50 11.2 7.8-15.9 82 22.7 17.2-29.4 110 27.2 21.8-33.4 184 38.8 33.1-44.9
No 5,692 751 13.8 12.5-15.2 1,267 23.4 21.9-25.0 1,760 31.7 30.0-33.5 1,914 31.0 29.4-32.7
NC REGIONS**
Eastern NC 2,049 270 13.3 11.3-15.7 398 20.5 18.1-23.0 603 30.9 27.9-34.0 778 35.4 32.5-38.3
Piedmont 3,424 445 13.8 12.1-15.6 788 23.5 21.5-25.6 1,076 32.7 30.5-35.0 1,115 30.0 28.0-32.2
Western NC 645 86 14.0 10.8-17.8 163 29.4 24.8-34.4 191 27.4 22.9-32.4 205 29.3 24.9-34.1
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS(AHEC)
Mountain AHEC*** 351 41 11.2 7.8-15.9 92 29.4 23.3-36.3 111 29.6 23.4-36.7 107 29.8 23.7-36.6
Northwest 1,248 173 14.1 11.7-16.9 272 23.6 20.4-27.0 335 28.5 25.0-32.4 468 33.8 30.5-37.3
Charlotte 920 103 11.8 8.7-15.8 230 25.9 21.7-30.7 310 34.1 29.6-39.0 277 28.1 24.2-32.4
Greensboro 817 109 16.1 12.6-20.3 190 23.0 19.2-27.1 262 28.3 24.4-32.6 256 32.6 28.1-37.5
Southern Regional 622 92 15.0 11.5-19.4 128 20.4 16.4-25.1 183 32.0 26.4-38.1 219 32.6 27.5-38.1
Coastal 324 44 12.6 9.1-17.2 76 27.5 21.5-34.4 110 29.8 24.3-35.9 94 30.1 24.3-36.6
Wake 793 105 13.8 10.4-18.0 173 23.4 19.8-27.6 270 37.8 33.4-42.5 245 24.9 21.2-29.1
Area L 262 35 14.3 9.4-21.0 43 15.6 11.3-21.3 74 30.9 23.9-39.0 110 39.2 31.9-46.9
Eastern 781 99 13.5 9.9-18.1 145 18.9 15.4-23.1 215 29.4 24.9-34.5 322 38.1 33.5-43.0

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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, Edgecombe, 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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