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2009 BRFSS Survey Results: Forsyth 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
-Forsyth County 352 231 69.8 63.4-75.6 100 25.4 20.1-31.6 21 4.8 2.9- 7.8
GENDER
Male 128 72 59.9 48.9-70.0 49 35.4 25.8-46.3 7 4.7 2.0-10.3
Female 224 159 78.2 71.3-83.8 51 16.9 12.1-23.3 14 4.9 2.6- 8.9
RACE
White 267 168 66.0 58.6-72.6 83 28.9 22.7-36.0 16 5.2 2.9- 9.0
Other 81 61 77.3 63.9-86.7 16 18.8 10.1-32.1 4 4.0 1.4-11.0
AGE
18-44 87 63 76.2 64.6-84.9 21 20.9 12.7-32.4 3 2.9 0.9- 8.8
45+ 263 166 64.1 57.2-70.4 79 29.5 23.6-36.1 18 6.4 3.8-10.7
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 103 61 68.7 56.1-79.0 37 27.5 18.0-39.7 5 3.8 1.3-10.6
Some College + 249 170 70.3 62.7-77.0 63 24.5 18.3-31.9 16 5.2 2.9- 9.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 131 89 75.7 65.8-83.5 35 20.6 13.5-30.0 7 3.7 1.5- 8.8
$50,000+ 166 114 67.5 58.1-75.7 42 26.6 19.0-35.9 10 5.9 3.0-11.3

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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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