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2009 BRFSS Survey Results: Alamance County

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
-Alamance County 329 224 70.7 62.7-77.6 84 23.2 17.1-30.5 21 6.1 3.3-11.0
GENDER
Male 112 61 60.6 46.7-73.0 41 31.7 20.5-45.4 10 7.7 3.6-15.9
Female 217 163 77.7 68.7-84.7 43 17.3 11.7-24.7 11 5.0 1.9-12.6
RACE
White 272 178 66.7 56.8-75.3 74 25.4 18.1-34.3 20 7.9 4.2-14.3
Other 55 45 86.0 73.0-93.3 9 13.4 6.3-26.3 1 0.6 0.1- 4.5
AGE
18-44 72 54 77.7 62.1-88.1 14 17.6 8.6-32.8 4 4.7 1.6-13.3
45+ 255 168 64.8 57.4-71.6 70 27.9 22.0-34.6 17 7.3 3.6-14.4
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 148 99 61.7 49.6-72.4 37 27.4 17.7-39.7 12 11.0 5.1-21.9
Some College + 181 125 77.0 67.8-84.2 47 20.2 13.6-28.9 9 2.8 1.3- 5.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 178 118 71.3 60.4-80.1 51 24.7 16.7-34.8 9 4.0 1.7- 9.2
$50,000+ 111 80 71.5 57.0-82.6 24 24.2 13.8-39.0 7 4.3 2.0- 9.2

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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.

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