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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 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
-Davidson County 383 236 64.2 57.8-70.2 127 31.8 26.1-38.2 20 4.0 2.4- 6.6
GENDER
Male 153 87 55.2 45.2-64.8 59 40.8 31.4-50.9 7 4.0 1.7- 9.1
Female 230 149 72.6 65.3-78.9 68 23.4 17.7-30.4 13 4.0 2.1- 7.3
RACE
White 348 208 60.5 53.7-66.9 121 35.7 29.4-42.4 19 3.9 2.3- 6.3
Other 32 26 88.2 68.6-96.2 5 6.4 1.8-20.1 1 5.4 0.7-30.2
AGE
18-44 80 53 66.9 54.0-77.7 26 31.5 21.0-44.3 1 1.5 0.2-10.3
45+ 300 182 62.7 56.1-68.9 99 31.6 25.7-38.1 19 5.7 3.5- 9.2
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 214 124 62.5 53.9-70.3 75 31.8 24.5-40.0 15 5.8 3.2-10.4
Some College + 169 112 66.4 56.3-75.2 52 31.9 23.2-42.0 5 1.7 0.6- 4.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 224 132 63.6 54.4-71.8 79 31.5 23.7-40.5 13 4.9 2.5- 9.3
$50,000+ 107 70 64.3 53.4-73.9 34 34.1 24.6-45.0 3 1.6 0.5- 5.0

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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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