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2010 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

Tobacco Use Prevention

The North Carolina tax on a pack of cigarettes is currently 45 cents and the national average is $1.34 cents.
Would you favor or oppose raising North Carolina's cigarette tax to $1.34 if part of
the tax revenue was used was used to help reduce smoking?

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Respond.^
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N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 11,277 6,906 62.2 60.7-63.6 3,586 32.0 30.5-33.4 785 5.9 5.3- 6.6
COUNTY/REGIONS
Alamance 287 158 53.1 44.9-61.2 102 41.1 33.0-49.7 27 5.8 3.7- 8.9
Buncombe 247 164 66.4 58.4-73.6 59 25.6 19.0-33.5 24 7.9 5.0-12.3
Cabarrus 285 178 61.9 53.8-69.4 90 32.9 25.8-40.9 17 5.2 2.8- 9.3
Catawba 275 169 65.1 56.8-72.6 87 31.2 23.8-39.6 19 3.8 2.3- 6.1
Cumberland 275 172 64.4 56.8-71.4 76 27.7 21.4-35.1 27 7.8 4.7-12.9
Davidson 332 162 49.5 40.7-58.3 142 42.8 34.1-51.9 28 7.7 4.4-13.1
Durham 577 422 77.7 72.9-81.9 118 18.1 14.3-22.7 37 4.2 2.8- 6.2
Forsyth 254 132 50.2 41.5-58.9 99 36.8 29.1-45.3 23 13.0 6.7-23.7
Gaston 251 149 58.4 48.8-67.4 92 39.0 30.1-48.8 10 2.6 1.1- 5.6
Guilford 650 379 63.3 58.3-68.1 224 30.5 26.1-35.2 47 6.2 4.2- 8.9
Iredell 315 197 58.5 50.7-66.0 103 37.7 30.4-45.5 15 3.8 1.8- 7.6
Johnston 257 149 63.5 54.4-71.7 87 28.8 21.7-37.3 21 7.7 4.0-14.3
Mecklenburg 569 413 71.2 65.2-76.6 127 23.4 18.3-29.3 29 5.4 3.4- 8.4
New Hanover 311 202 64.0 56.6-70.7 93 31.0 24.7-38.0 16 5.0 2.4-10.2
Onslow 280 148 54.7 46.4-62.7 116 38.3 30.8-46.3 16 7.0 3.1-15.2
Orange 290 210 73.2 65.5-79.6 63 22.4 16.4-29.9 17 4.4 2.4- 7.8
Pitt 317 195 62.8 54.6-70.4 99 31.2 24.1-39.2 23 6.0 2.9-11.9
Randolph 375 185 49.4 42.0-56.9 157 44.2 36.8-51.8 33 6.4 4.1- 9.9
Robeson 282 148 51.2 43.0-59.3 109 41.8 34.0-50.1 25 7.0 4.3-11.3
Rowan 350 197 53.6 46.3-60.8 126 41.3 34.3-48.7 27 5.0 3.1- 8.0
Union 321 228 68.6 58.5-77.3 81 26.8 18.4-37.3 12 4.6 2.2- 9.2
Wake 661 460 69.9 64.6-74.7 162 25.7 21.1-31.0 39 4.3 2.9- 6.4
Wayne 345 194 51.3 43.0-59.5 126 44.5 36.1-53.1 25 4.3 2.7- 6.7
NC REGIONS
Eastern NC 2,914 1,712 61.1 58.0-64.2 982 32.5 29.5-35.5 220 6.4 5.2- 7.9
Piedmont 6,528 4,094 63.5 61.6-65.4 2,015 31.2 29.4-33.1 419 5.3 4.5- 6.2
Western NC 1,835 1,100 58.0 54.8-61.2 589 34.4 31.3-37.6 146 7.6 6.1- 9.4
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS (AHEC)
Mountain AHEC 1,252 782 62.7 58.8-66.4 376 30.7 27.2-34.6 94 6.6 5.1- 8.4
Northwest 2,219 1,230 51.9 48.6-55.2 820 40.6 37.3-44.0 169 7.5 5.7- 9.9
Charlotte 1,599 1,079 67.6 63.9-71.1 447 28.4 25.0-32.0 73 4.1 3.0- 5.5
Greensboro 1,791 1,049 60.1 56.6-63.4 605 33.7 30.5-37.0 137 6.3 4.8- 8.1
Southern Regional 974 578 63.2 57.9-68.2 310 29.4 24.8-34.6 86 7.4 5.2-10.4
Coastal 461 298 61.1 53.5-68.3 139 35.0 28.0-42.7 24 3.8 2.2- 6.6
Wake 1,665 1,138 70.2 66.7-73.5 418 24.7 21.5-28.0 109 5.1 3.9- 6.7
Area L 116 70 62.4 51.1-72.4 38 32.3 22.8-43.4 8 5.4 2.4-11.4
Eastern 1,200 682 57.9 52.3-63.3 433 36.1 30.9-41.7 85 6.0 4.1- 8.6

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NOTE: For AHEC Regions, results for Area L are least reliable due to small sample size.

^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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