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2009 BRFSS Survey Results: Buncombe 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
-Buncombe County 374 289 77.1 71.2-82.1 60 15.5 11.6-20.4 25 7.4 4.3-12.5
GENDER
Male 135 98 74.2 63.7-82.5 26 15.0 9.4-23.2 11 10.8 5.1-21.4
Female 239 191 79.5 72.7-85.0 34 16.0 11.1-22.5 14 4.5 2.3- 8.5
RACE
White 343 264 77.0 71.0-82.0 57 16.7 12.5-22.1 22 6.3 3.7-10.6
Other 28 24 80.5 42.0-95.9 2 2.4 0.5-10.7 2 17.1 2.9-59.2
AGE
18-44 100 82 79.1 68.0-87.0 14 13.6 7.8-22.6 4 7.3 2.6-18.8
45+ 273 206 75.2 68.9-80.6 46 17.3 12.8-23.0 21 7.4 4.5-12.1
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 109 81 74.8 62.1-84.4 20 16.5 9.8-26.5 8 8.6 2.8-23.4
Some College + 262 205 77.5 70.6-83.2 40 15.4 10.9-21.5 17 7.0 3.8-12.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 178 138 80.0 72.0-86.2 31 15.7 10.3-23.2 9 4.3 1.9- 9.4
$50,000+ 153 126 80.7 72.5-86.9 19 13.8 8.8-21.1 8 5.4 2.3-12.2

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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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