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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

Tobacco Use Prevention

The North Carolina tax on a pack of cigarettes is currently 35 cents and the national average is $1.11.
How much more tax would you be willing to support if most of the money raised was used to fund
youth-smoking prevention programs and treatment o ptions for smokers 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 11,088 1,254 12.4 11.4-13.5 2,842 26.5 25.3-27.8 3,236 30.3 29.0-31.6 3,756 30.8 29.5-32.1
COUNTY/REGIONS
Alamance 240 33 16.7 9.8-27.0 52 19.2 13.6-26.4 57 25.9 17.2-37.2 98 38.2 29.4-47.8
Buncombe 259 14 4.9 2.8- 8.5 74 30.9 23.9-38.8 84 31.2 24.7-38.7 87 33.0 26.0-40.7
Cabarrus 261 32 17.3 11.2-25.8 57 23.0 15.3-33.1 82 26.8 20.7-33.8 90 32.9 25.6-41.1
Catawba 323 38 10.9 7.6-15.4 75 23.6 18.3-30.0 119 35.6 29.5-42.3 91 29.9 23.7-36.9
Cumberland 339 39 11.8 8.2-16.7 75 26.3 18.9-35.3 98 29.7 23.4-36.9 127 32.2 26.1-39.1
Davidson 280 37 15.5 10.4-22.6 50 21.5 15.4-29.1 74 26.5 20.6-33.4 119 36.5 29.7-43.9
Durham 299 34 14.3 8.8-22.4 99 31.9 25.4-39.3 95 34.4 27.1-42.6 71 19.3 13.7-26.6
Forsyth 297 38 11.9 8.3-16.9 79 26.8 20.9-33.7 60 23.5 17.8-30.3 120 37.7 31.2-44.8
Gaston 283 37 16.0 9.8-25.1 64 18.1 13.5-23.9 75 29.5 22.1-38.1 107 36.4 28.9-44.7
Guilford 310 41 15.0 10.4-21.2 93 31.2 25.0-38.3 82 27.1 21.3-33.7 94 26.7 21.2-32.9
Iredell 310 31 8.4 5.5-12.6 91 31.9 25.4-39.1 89 33.0 26.5-40.3 99 26.7 21.3-33.0
Johnston 342 36 11.0 7.7-15.6 83 23.8 18.5-30.1 100 30.0 24.0-36.8 123 35.1 28.7-42.2
Mecklenburg 513 54 10.6 7.8-14.3 170 34.2 29.1-39.7 181 36.5 31.4-42.0 108 18.6 15.0-22.9
New Hanover 273 16 9.8 4.6-19.9 75 31.3 23.4-40.5 103 33.6 26.7-41.2 79 25.2 19.4-32.2
Onslow 295 33 12.0 7.9-17.8 71 24.6 18.3-32.1 91 33.5 26.8-40.9 100 29.9 24.1-36.5
Orange 305 27 11.7 7.1-18.6 101 31.0 25.3-37.4 127 43.0 36.3-50.0 50 14.3 10.3-19.6
Pitt 284 38 12.3 8.1-18.2 56 20.9 15.2-28.0 89 37.2 29.1-46.0 101 29.6 23.6-36.5
Randolph 255 22 10.5 6.2-17.1 55 22.3 16.7-29.2 64 25.8 19.6-33.1 114 41.5 34.2-49.1
Robeson 249 38 13.7 8.9-20.5 63 21.7 15.4-29.8 47 29.0 17.2-44.5 101 35.6 26.7-45.5
Rowan 308 26 14.1 8.0-23.5 76 22.1 16.6-28.9 84 29.0 22.3-36.7 122 34.8 27.8-42.5
Union 284 30 13.5 8.1-21.6 85 31.3 23.4-40.4 95 33.5 26.6-41.0 74 21.8 16.5-28.2
Wake 441 34 7.8 5.2-11.7 140 30.2 25.4-35.5 163 38.4 33.0-44.1 104 23.6 19.0-28.9
Wayne 285 37 11.2 7.2-16.9 68 23.0 17.5-29.5 57 20.8 15.4-27.6 123 45.0 37.0-53.4
NC REGIONS
Eastern NC 3,645 426 12.1 10.6-13.7 860 24.3 22.2-26.5 1,018 30.3 28.0-32.7 1,341 33.3 31.2-35.5
Piedmont 5,389 601 12.9 11.5-14.4 1,451 27.4 25.7-29.2 1,611 30.4 28.6-32.2 1,726 29.4 27.6-31.2
Western NC 2,054 227 11.1 9.3-13.2 531 27.1 24.4-30.0 607 29.6 27.0-32.4 689 32.2 29.5-35.0
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS (AHEC)
Mountain AHEC 1,375 141 10.6 8.5-13.1 356 27.5 24.3-31.0 439 31.5 28.2-35.0 439 30.4 27.2-33.9
Northwest 2,304 269 12.4 10.5-14.5 571 25.3 22.8-28.0 614 27.0 24.4-29.8 850 35.3 32.6-38.1
Charlotte 1,488 171 13.3 11.0-16.0 406 28.3 25.1-31.7 472 32.2 29.1-35.6 439 26.2 23.4-29.2
Greensboro 1,251 142 14.2 11.3-17.7 334 25.9 22.6-29.6 374 30.0 26.2-34.0 401 29.9 26.3-33.7
Southern Regional 1,064 129 11.8 9.3-14.9 262 28.1 23.9-32.8 284 30.5 26.1-35.2 389 29.6 26.0-33.4
Coastal 542 52 12.0 8.4-17.0 127 23.2 18.6-28.6 187 36.2 30.5-42.5 176 28.5 23.9-33.6
Wake 1,275 137 12.6 9.8-16.1 368 27.9 24.5-31.5 394 31.0 27.5-34.8 376 28.5 24.6-32.7
Area L 313 27 6.8 4.2-10.9 68 21.4 16.3-27.4 77 25.6 19.7-32.4 141 46.2 39.0-53.6
Eastern 1,476 186 12.8 10.5-15.5 350 24.1 21.2-27.4 395 28.9 25.6-32.5 545 34.1 30.8-37.6

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^Use caution in interpreting cell sizes less than 50, % = 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.

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