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2009 BRFSS Survey Results: Durham 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
-Durham County 390 288 71.4 63.0-78.4 85 24.2 17.4-32.6 17 4.5 2.3- 8.6
GENDER
Male 159 116 74.1 64.0-82.2 39 23.0 15.3-33.0 4 2.9 1.0- 8.4
Female 231 172 68.7 55.6-79.3 46 25.4 15.2-39.3 13 6.0 2.5-13.5
RACE
White 244 183 70.8 62.0-78.3 50 23.1 16.5-31.4 11 6.0 2.5-14.0
Other 142 103 77.4 67.8-84.8 33 19.3 12.4-28.7 6 3.3 1.2- 8.7
AGE
18-44 128 97 70.7 56.8-81.6 25 24.8 14.4-39.3 6 4.5 1.6-12.0
45+ 257 187 72.2 64.9-78.5 59 23.3 17.5-30.3 11 4.5 2.0- 9.8
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 101 62 61.7 44.2-76.7 30 33.2 18.7-51.9 9 5.1 2.0-11.9
Some College + 288 226 77.1 69.9-83.0 54 18.8 13.7-25.2 8 4.1 1.5-10.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 154 104 60.8 45.8-73.9 42 36.9 23.7-52.3 8 2.4 1.1- 5.1
$50,000+ 187 149 81.3 73.7-87.0 36 17.2 11.7-24.5 2 1.6 0.4- 6.3

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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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