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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 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
-Guilford County 396 271 71.7 65.8-76.9 102 23.1 18.5-28.5 23 5.2 2.8- 9.5
GENDER
Male 156 99 68.4 58.7-76.7 52 26.9 19.6-35.8 5 4.7 1.4-14.3
Female 240 172 75.3 68.6-81.0 50 18.9 13.8-25.2 18 5.8 3.4- 9.7
RACE
White 282 177 62.6 55.5-69.3 87 32.3 25.9-39.4 18 5.1 2.8- 9.0
Other 109 91 84.9 74.1-91.7 15 10.8 6.0-18.6 3 4.3 0.8-19.1
AGE
18-44 90 71 77.6 65.4-86.4 16 16.8 9.7-27.3 3 5.6 1.6-18.3
45+ 301 197 67.6 61.4-73.3 85 27.8 22.4-33.9 19 4.6 2.7- 7.5
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 140 87 64.8 53.1-74.9 41 25.6 17.5-35.8 12 9.6 4.0-21.4
Some College + 256 184 75.5 68.8-81.1 61 21.7 16.4-28.2 11 2.8 1.4- 5.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 191 135 76.5 68.7-82.9 40 18.4 12.7-25.9 16 5.1 2.9- 8.8
$50,000+ 157 109 73.2 64.7-80.2 46 25.8 18.9-34.2 2 1.0 0.2- 4.8

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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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