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2012 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

Tobacco Use Prevention

The NC tax on a pack of cigarettes is currently 45 cents and the national average is $1.46.
Would you favor or oppose raising North Carolina's cigarette tax to $1.00 if part of
the tax revenue was used was used to help reduce smoking?

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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 10,488 5,915 56.1 54.9-57.4 3,347 33.0 31.8-34.2 1,226 10.9 10.1-11.6
COUNTY/REGIONS
Buncombe 353 220 63.0 56.4-69.1 95 27.1 21.6-33.3 38 9.9 6.8-14.4
Cumberland 392 234 59.7 53.5-65.6 118 29.0 23.8-34.8 40 11.3 7.6-16.4
Durham 396 259 62.2 55.6-68.3 103 28.4 22.7-35.0 34 9.4 6.3-13.8
Forsyth 368 176 45.6 39.0-52.3 144 42.6 35.9-49.6 48 11.8 8.6-16.1
Gaston 323 175 50.5 42.9-58.1 119 38.7 31.4-46.6 29 10.8 6.9-16.4
Guilford 451 260 56.8 50.9-62.5 134 29.9 24.9-35.5 57 13.3 9.6-18.2
Mecklenburg 551 333 60.7 55.6-65.6 151 29.2 24.6-34.2 67 10.1 7.8-13.1
New Hanover 357 204 52.5 45.0-59.8 109 35.8 28.7-43.6 44 11.8 8.0-17.0
Union 352 227 64.5 56.7-71.6 87 27.5 21.1-34.9 38 8.0 4.7-13.5
Wake 615 377 60.1 55.3-64.8 175 29.3 25.0-34.0 63 10.5 8.0-13.8
NC REGIONS
Eastern NC 3,462 1,900 55.1 52.9-57.3 1,140 34.0 31.9-36.1 422 10.9 9.7-12.3
Piedmont 5,592 3,196 56.4 54.7-58.1 1,747 32.2 30.6-33.9 649 11.4 10.4-12.5
Western NC 1,434 819 56.8 53.4-60.1 460 34.4 31.2-37.8 155 8.8 7.2-10.6
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS (AHEC)
Mountain AHEC 979 558 57.8 53.6-61.9 312 33.0 29.2-37.1 109 9.2 7.3-11.5
Northwest 1,710 913 51.6 48.6-54.6 581 36.1 33.2-39.1 216 12.3 10.4-14.4
Charlotte 1,672 992 58.8 55.5-62.1 497 30.8 27.8-34.0 183 10.3 8.5-12.5
Greensboro 1,201 672 55.5 51.8-59.1 387 33.5 30.1-37.1 142 11.0 8.9-13.6
Southern Regional 1,370 749 56.0 52.3-59.6 450 32.4 29.1-35.9 171 11.6 9.4-14.1
Southeast 665 378 53.5 48.4-58.7 214 36.3 31.3-41.5 73 10.2 7.7-13.4
Wake 1,470 884 59.4 56.1-62.7 439 30.2 27.2-33.4 147 10.3 8.5-12.5
Area L 357 197 57.3 50.8-63.6 116 32.4 26.6-38.9 44 10.2 7.2-14.4
Eastern 1,064 572 53.4 49.6-57.1 351 34.6 31.1-38.2 141 12.1 9.9-14.7

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PLEASE NOTE: Due to changes in the weighting methodology and other factors, results from 2012 are NOT comparable to 2010
and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2012 Annual Results Technical Notes for more details.

^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.

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