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2009 BRFSS Survey Results: Cabarrus 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
-Cabarrus County 317 230 69.6 61.0-77.0 79 28.8 21.5-37.4 8 1.6 0.6- 4.5
GENDER
Male 118 79 62.1 48.0-74.4 36 37.0 24.7-51.2 3 0.9 0.3- 3.1
Female 199 151 77.2 68.7-84.0 43 20.4 14.1-28.7 5 2.3 0.6- 8.8
RACE
White 262 194 67.3 57.4-75.9 61 30.7 22.2-40.7 7 2.1 0.7- 5.9
Other 49 33 77.1 59.7-88.5 15 22.5 11.3-40.0 1 0.3 0.0- 2.5
AGE
18-44 99 73 66.5 52.3-78.2 26 33.5 21.8-47.7 0 0.0 . - .
45+ 217 157 73.7 66.2-80.1 52 22.6 16.9-29.6 8 3.7 1.3- 9.8
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 135 89 63.0 49.1-75.0 43 36.2 24.2-50.2 3 0.8 0.2- 2.8
Some College + 181 140 74.6 63.8-83.0 36 23.1 15.1-33.9 5 2.3 0.6- 7.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 152 108 67.0 55.9-76.5 42 30.8 21.7-41.8 2 2.1 0.4-12.0
$50,000+ 112 90 79.3 66.6-88.1 22 20.7 11.9-33.4 0 0.0 . - .

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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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