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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 was used to expand health insurance coverage for the uninsured in North Carolina?

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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 12,184 8,667 72.0 70.6-73.4 2,752 22.6 21.3-24.0 765 5.3 4.8- 6.0
COUNTY/REGIONS
Alamance 329 225 68.6 59.8-76.3 77 25.4 18.4-34.1 27 5.9 3.5- 9.8
Buncombe 374 289 77.1 71.2-82.1 60 15.5 11.6-20.4 25 7.4 4.3-12.5
Cabarrus 317 235 72.8 64.3-79.9 65 23.3 16.5-32.0 17 3.8 2.1- 6.9
Catawba 342 236 66.0 58.9-72.5 75 26.8 20.9-33.8 31 7.1 4.6-11.0
Cumberland 349 253 71.5 64.1-77.9 73 21.8 16.0-29.0 23 6.7 3.7-11.9
Davidson 383 236 64.2 57.8-70.2 127 31.8 26.1-38.2 20 4.0 2.4- 6.6
Durham 392 294 79.6 73.9-84.4 77 15.7 11.7-20.7 21 4.7 2.5- 8.7
Forsyth 352 231 69.8 63.4-75.6 100 25.4 20.1-31.6 21 4.8 2.9- 7.8
Gaston 314 228 72.2 65.2-78.2 68 23.3 17.6-30.3 18 4.5 2.7- 7.5
Guilford 396 271 71.7 65.8-76.9 102 23.1 18.5-28.5 23 5.2 2.8- 9.5
Iredell 400 274 71.0 64.5-76.7 101 23.5 18.3-29.6 25 5.5 3.2- 9.1
Johnston 333 209 61.0 53.2-68.3 101 30.9 24.0-38.8 23 8.1 4.8-13.3
Mecklenburg 568 444 79.1 74.3-83.2 95 16.8 13.0-21.5 29 4.1 2.6- 6.4
New Hanover 383 286 79.4 73.3-84.3 81 18.0 13.3-23.9 16 2.7 1.5- 4.7
Onslow 354 247 72.4 65.9-78.0 85 23.0 17.7-29.3 22 4.6 2.8- 7.7
Orange 346 273 80.8 75.7-85.1 61 15.5 11.8-20.0 12 3.7 1.8- 7.4
Pitt 340 245 73.8 66.9-79.7 79 23.2 17.5-30.1 16 3.0 1.7- 5.2
Randolph 324 209 63.2 55.2-70.5 94 31.7 24.6-39.8 21 5.1 3.1- 8.3
Robeson 339 244 70.2 62.9-76.7 72 22.4 16.6-29.4 23 7.4 4.3-12.4
Rowan 403 291 79.3 74.4-83.4 78 15.6 11.9-20.0 34 5.1 3.5- 7.6
Union 338 251 77.9 71.9-82.9 70 18.1 13.5-23.8 17 4.0 2.3- 7.1
Wake 549 425 79.1 74.3-83.2 99 16.2 12.6-20.5 25 4.8 2.8- 7.8
Wayne 351 241 70.4 63.4-76.5 91 26.1 20.2-33.0 19 3.5 1.9- 6.4
NC REGIONS
Eastern NC 3,317 2,313 69.0 65.7-72.1 802 25.5 22.5-28.7 202 5.5 4.4- 6.9
Piedmont 6,237 4,436 73.0 71.3-74.8 1,427 22.0 20.4-23.6 374 5.0 4.2- 5.9
Western NC 2,630 1,918 73.9 71.2-76.4 523 19.5 17.2-21.9 189 6.6 5.3- 8.2
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS (AHEC)
Mountain AHEC 1,800 1,327 74.4 71.4-77.1 343 18.5 16.3-21.0 130 7.1 5.4- 9.3
Northwest 2,781 1,896 69.3 66.4-72.1 687 24.6 22.2-27.3 198 6.0 4.6- 7.9
Charlotte 1,649 1,235 75.4 71.9-78.5 326 20.4 17.5-23.8 88 4.2 3.1- 5.7
Greensboro 1,522 1,059 69.1 65.1-72.9 371 25.5 22.0-29.4 92 5.4 3.8- 7.5
Southern Regional 1,071 770 71.6 67.0-75.9 237 22.7 18.8-27.1 64 5.7 4.0- 8.1
Coastal 527 382 74.9 67.8-80.8 116 19.7 14.5-26.1 29 5.5 3.0- 9.9
Wake 1,390 1,006 75.9 72.5-79.0 307 18.8 16.0-21.9 77 5.3 3.9- 7.2
Area L 121 73 53.6 39.6-67.0 36 41.7 28.2-56.6 12 4.7 2.5- 8.6
Eastern 1,323 919 70.8 65.7-75.5 329 24.7 20.3-29.7 75 4.5 2.9- 6.9

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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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