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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 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
-Alamance County 329 225 68.6 59.8-76.3 77 25.4 18.4-34.1 27 5.9 3.5- 9.8
GENDER
Male 113 64 53.0 38.7-66.8 39 39.3 26.1-54.3 10 7.7 3.3-16.9
Female 216 161 79.5 71.0-86.0 38 15.8 10.1-23.8 17 4.7 2.6- 8.2
RACE
White 272 180 67.9 58.0-76.3 68 25.9 18.2-35.3 24 6.3 3.7-10.5
Other 55 44 73.1 50.2-88.0 8 21.8 8.2-46.6 3 5.1 1.1-20.4
AGE
18-44 72 50 69.0 51.0-82.7 18 25.6 13.3-43.7 4 5.4 1.8-15.1
45+ 255 174 68.4 61.1-74.9 58 25.2 19.0-32.6 23 6.4 4.1- 9.8
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 147 96 61.8 49.7-72.6 34 29.6 19.2-42.6 17 8.6 4.6-15.6
Some College + 182 129 73.4 61.4-82.7 43 22.6 14.0-34.3 10 4.1 1.7- 9.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 178 126 78.2 68.8-85.4 38 17.4 11.2-26.1 14 4.4 2.3- 8.3
$50,000+ 111 79 70.0 55.5-81.3 25 26.1 15.3-40.8 7 3.9 1.8- 8.5

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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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