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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 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
-Catawba County 342 236 66.0 58.9-72.5 75 26.8 20.9-33.8 31 7.1 4.6-11.0
GENDER
Male 126 81 60.0 47.7-71.2 37 34.1 23.8-46.1 8 5.9 2.4-14.0
Female 216 155 71.3 63.1-78.3 38 20.5 14.1-28.8 23 8.2 5.2-12.6
RACE
White 313 217 64.9 57.9-71.4 66 27.9 21.6-35.0 30 7.2 4.9-10.5
Other 25 17 74.8 48.7-90.3 7 18.0 6.7-40.1 1 7.2 1.0-38.2
AGE
18-44 74 50 63.9 49.4-76.3 20 30.6 19.3-44.9 4 5.5 1.8-15.5
45+ 265 184 67.5 60.7-73.7 54 24.1 18.4-30.9 27 8.4 5.7-12.3
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 163 106 58.9 47.0-69.9 39 32.9 22.9-44.6 18 8.2 4.3-15.2
Some College + 179 130 72.7 64.6-79.6 36 21.2 14.9-29.1 13 6.1 3.4-10.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 181 130 65.5 54.0-75.4 34 26.3 17.5-37.6 17 8.2 4.2-15.3
$50,000+ 120 88 70.2 59.8-78.8 28 26.5 18.2-36.8 4 3.3 1.2- 9.2

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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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