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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 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
-Durham County 392 294 79.6 73.9-84.4 77 15.7 11.7-20.7 21 4.7 2.5- 8.7
GENDER
Male 159 113 76.5 67.3-83.8 39 20.0 13.3-29.0 7 3.5 1.4- 8.6
Female 233 181 82.6 75.2-88.2 38 11.5 7.8-16.6 14 5.9 2.5-13.2
RACE
White 245 183 74.2 65.8-81.2 47 18.7 12.9-26.2 15 7.1 3.3-14.7
Other 143 109 83.8 75.9-89.4 28 13.5 8.5-20.9 6 2.7 0.9- 7.6
AGE
18-44 129 108 86.0 77.0-91.8 17 10.7 5.9-18.5 4 3.4 0.9-11.5
45+ 258 184 71.7 64.5-78.0 57 21.7 16.2-28.5 17 6.6 3.5-11.9
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 102 68 80.8 69.5-88.6 23 13.3 7.1-23.5 11 5.9 2.6-12.9
Some College + 289 225 78.9 72.1-84.4 54 17.1 12.4-23.0 10 4.0 1.5-10.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 155 112 81.2 71.9-87.9 36 17.0 10.6-26.1 7 1.8 0.8- 4.1
$50,000+ 188 147 80.0 72.2-86.0 36 17.7 12.0-25.5 5 2.3 0.9- 5.8

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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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