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2009 BRFSS Survey Results: Guilford 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
-Guilford County 396 268 70.8 64.7-76.3 111 26.4 21.1-32.4 17 2.8 1.6- 5.0
GENDER
Male 154 92 66.1 56.1-74.9 58 33.2 24.5-43.3 4 0.7 0.2- 2.0
Female 242 176 76.0 69.3-81.6 53 18.9 14.0-25.1 13 5.1 2.7- 9.6
RACE
White 284 184 65.5 58.5-71.9 87 31.6 25.3-38.6 13 2.8 1.5- 5.2
Other 108 80 76.8 64.9-85.6 24 20.2 11.9-32.2 4 3.0 0.9- 9.0
AGE
18-44 90 66 73.0 60.4-82.8 23 25.6 16.1-38.2 1 1.4 0.2- 9.1
45+ 301 200 69.9 63.7-75.4 86 26.7 21.4-32.8 15 3.4 1.9- 5.9
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 139 80 58.7 46.5-69.8 50 37.7 26.9-50.0 9 3.6 1.7- 7.5
Some College + 257 188 77.5 71.0-82.9 61 20.1 15.0-26.4 8 2.4 1.0- 5.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 190 132 74.2 65.7-81.1 48 22.4 15.9-30.7 10 3.4 1.7- 6.6
$50,000+ 157 110 75.6 67.4-82.3 45 23.9 17.2-32.1 2 0.5 0.1- 2.1

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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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