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2009 BRFSS Survey Results: Davidson 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
-Davidson County 385 229 63.4 57.1-69.3 143 33.2 27.7-39.2 13 3.4 1.5- 7.7
GENDER
Male 152 86 59.1 49.3-68.3 63 37.4 28.7-47.0 3 3.5 0.8-14.5
Female 233 143 67.4 59.5-74.4 80 29.3 22.7-36.9 10 3.3 1.5- 7.0
RACE
White 349 202 61.1 54.6-67.2 136 36.5 30.6-42.9 11 2.4 1.2- 4.8
Other 33 26 86.7 68.6-95.1 6 12.4 4.3-30.7 1 0.9 0.1- 6.1
AGE
18-44 81 55 71.8 59.8-81.3 24 24.3 15.9-35.3 2 3.9 0.8-17.0
45+ 301 173 57.9 51.3-64.3 117 39.0 32.7-45.6 11 3.1 1.5- 6.3
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 217 115 55.9 47.0-64.5 92 39.1 31.1-47.7 10 4.9 1.9-12.4
Some College + 168 114 72.8 64.3-80.0 51 25.7 18.8-34.1 3 1.5 0.3- 6.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 227 128 62.5 53.7-70.6 90 32.9 25.6-41.2 9 4.5 1.6-12.3
$50,000+ 106 72 67.4 56.7-76.7 33 31.4 22.4-42.2 1 1.1 0.2- 7.5

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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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