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2009 BRFSS Survey Results: Catawba 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
-Catawba County 343 236 64.5 56.4-71.9 84 30.6 23.3-39.1 23 4.9 2.9- 7.9
GENDER
Male 127 78 54.6 41.5-67.1 45 43.9 31.4-57.2 4 1.5 0.5- 4.3
Female 216 158 73.2 65.1-80.0 39 19.0 13.1-26.9 19 7.8 4.5-13.2
RACE
White 314 216 66.0 59.0-72.4 76 29.0 22.8-36.0 22 5.0 3.1- 8.1
Other 25 18 58.2 25.7-84.9 7 41.8 15.1-74.3 0 0.0 . - .
AGE
18-44 74 54 62.5 45.5-76.9 17 33.3 19.2-51.2 3 4.1 1.3-12.3
45+ 266 180 65.8 58.9-72.1 66 28.7 22.6-35.7 20 5.5 3.4- 8.6
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 163 98 51.7 39.5-63.7 47 41.5 29.2-54.8 18 6.8 3.8-12.0
Some College + 180 138 76.5 68.5-82.9 37 20.5 14.5-28.1 5 3.0 1.1- 8.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 182 121 57.4 44.6-69.3 48 37.6 25.6-51.3 13 5.0 2.4- 9.8
$50,000+ 120 93 74.6 64.3-82.7 23 22.0 14.4-32.1 4 3.4 1.1- 9.9

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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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