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2009 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

TRU Campaign/Tobacco Opinion

States add a special tax to the purchase of cigarettes. The national average tax is $1.18 per
pack and North Carolina's tax is $0.35 cents per pack.
Would you favor or oppose raising North Carolina's cigarette tax to $1.18 for people who smoke:

If part of the tax revenue was used to reduce tobacco use, particularly among kids?

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  Total
Respond.^
Favor Oppose Don't know
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 12,176 8,505 69.4 67.9-70.8 3,065 26.1 24.7-27.5 606 4.5 4.0- 5.2
COUNTY/REGIONS
Alamance 329 224 70.7 62.7-77.6 84 23.2 17.1-30.5 21 6.1 3.3-11.0
Buncombe 374 294 77.3 71.2-82.4 72 19.7 15.1-25.2 8 3.1 1.1- 8.2
Cabarrus 317 230 69.6 61.0-77.0 79 28.8 21.5-37.4 8 1.6 0.6- 4.5
Catawba 343 236 64.5 56.4-71.9 84 30.6 23.3-39.1 23 4.9 2.9- 7.9
Cumberland 349 247 70.8 63.8-76.9 89 25.1 19.5-31.7 13 4.1 1.8- 9.4
Davidson 385 229 63.4 57.1-69.3 143 33.2 27.7-39.2 13 3.4 1.5- 7.7
Durham 390 288 71.4 63.0-78.4 85 24.2 17.4-32.6 17 4.5 2.3- 8.6
Forsyth 349 231 67.8 60.8-74.1 103 29.7 23.6-36.7 15 2.5 1.4- 4.5
Gaston 315 221 66.8 59.0-73.7 83 29.0 22.6-36.3 11 4.2 1.5-11.7
Guilford 396 268 70.8 64.7-76.3 111 26.4 21.1-32.4 17 2.8 1.6- 5.0
Iredell 403 273 67.8 60.8-74.1 106 27.2 21.3-34.1 24 4.9 2.7- 9.0
Johnston 332 220 68.4 61.4-74.5 104 30.2 24.1-37.1 8 1.4 0.7- 2.9
Mecklenburg 567 430 75.5 70.4-80.0 110 20.4 16.1-25.4 27 4.1 2.6- 6.6
New Hanover 383 289 69.1 60.7-76.5 77 28.0 20.8-36.6 17 2.8 1.6- 4.9
Onslow 355 248 74.3 68.0-79.7 92 21.6 16.6-27.5 15 4.1 2.0- 8.2
Orange 345 278 80.3 74.0-85.4 56 14.4 10.8-19.0 11 5.2 2.1-12.3
Pitt 340 237 69.7 62.4-76.1 85 26.4 20.3-33.6 18 3.9 2.2- 6.7
Randolph 322 212 59.9 51.8-67.5 91 34.8 27.3-43.1 19 5.3 2.9- 9.5
Robeson 340 226 62.0 54.4-69.0 89 30.0 23.4-37.5 25 8.1 4.7-13.6
Rowan 403 286 74.7 68.8-79.8 94 21.1 16.5-26.4 23 4.2 2.2- 8.1
Union 338 266 80.6 74.7-85.3 56 15.3 11.1-20.7 16 4.1 2.2- 7.4
Wake 548 425 76.9 71.4-81.6 107 19.7 15.4-24.9 16 3.4 1.7- 6.9
Wayne 352 225 62.2 54.5-69.3 103 30.4 23.8-38.0 24 7.4 4.3-12.6
NC REGIONS
Eastern NC 3,316 2,259 68.1 65.0-71.1 885 26.8 24.0-29.8 172 5.1 4.0- 6.5
Piedmont 6,236 4,394 69.9 68.0-71.8 1,546 25.9 24.1-27.8 296 4.2 3.5- 5.1
Western NC 2,624 1,852 69.7 66.8-72.5 634 25.5 22.8-28.4 138 4.7 3.7- 6.1
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS (AHEC)
Mountain AHEC 1,797 1,302 72.7 69.7-75.5 408 22.6 20.1-25.4 87 4.7 3.3- 6.5
Northwest 2,782 1,845 66.0 62.9-69.0 782 29.1 26.3-32.1 155 4.9 3.5- 6.7
Charlotte 1,648 1,221 72.2 68.5-75.7 360 24.4 21.0-28.0 67 3.4 2.4- 4.8
Greensboro 1,520 1,062 66.8 62.5-70.7 378 28.5 24.7-32.7 80 4.7 3.5- 6.3
Southern Regional 1,071 717 68.2 63.5-72.5 292 26.1 22.1-30.4 62 5.8 3.9- 8.6
Coastal 526 389 71.2 63.7-77.7 114 24.4 18.5-31.5 23 4.4 2.2- 8.4
Wake 1,386 997 71.7 67.7-75.3 338 24.2 20.8-27.9 51 4.2 2.8- 6.2
Area L 122 79 61.6 47.9-73.7 33 32.4 21.0-46.5 10 6.0 2.8-12.3
Eastern 1,324 893 69.6 64.4-74.3 360 25.9 21.4-30.9 71 4.5 3.0- 6.6

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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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