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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 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
-Cabarrus County 317 235 72.8 64.3-79.9 65 23.3 16.5-32.0 17 3.8 2.1- 6.9
GENDER
Male 119 83 67.6 53.3-79.3 30 29.5 18.1-44.2 6 2.9 1.1- 6.9
Female 198 152 78.2 69.7-84.8 35 16.9 11.1-25.0 11 4.9 2.2-10.4
RACE
White 262 192 67.7 57.8-76.2 54 28.2 19.8-38.5 16 4.1 2.3- 7.0
Other 49 40 89.3 76.5-95.5 8 7.4 3.1-16.8 1 3.3 0.5-20.3
AGE
18-44 99 79 72.2 57.6-83.2 16 24.7 14.1-39.6 4 3.1 1.0- 9.3
45+ 217 156 73.9 66.6-80.1 48 21.4 15.6-28.5 13 4.7 2.7- 8.3
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 135 92 68.8 54.7-80.1 29 23.7 13.2-38.7 14 7.5 3.8-14.3
Some College + 181 143 76.5 65.8-84.6 35 22.6 14.5-33.4 3 0.9 0.3- 3.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 152 115 76.9 67.0-84.5 28 17.1 10.7-26.3 9 6.0 2.6-13.4
$50,000+ 113 90 79.6 67.0-88.2 22 19.8 11.2-32.5 1 0.6 0.1- 4.4

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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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