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2009 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

TRU Campaign/Tobacco Opinion-AFRICAN AMERICANS

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
-AFRICAN AMERICANS 1,653 1,167 73.6 70.1-76.9 392 21.9 18.8-25.3 94 4.4 3.2- 6.0
GENDER
Male 535 353 68.0 61.6-73.8 153 27.1 21.6-33.4 29 4.9 2.9- 7.9
Female 1,118 814 77.9 74.0-81.4 239 17.9 14.8-21.6 65 4.1 2.8- 6.0
HISPANIC
Hispanic 15 9 50.7 18.9-81.9 4 46.2 15.8-79.8 2 3.1 0.6-13.5
Non-Hispanic 1,638 1,158 73.9 70.4-77.2 388 21.6 18.6-25.0 92 4.5 3.3- 6.1
AGE
18-24 74 45 69.9 55.5-81.3 26 28.3 17.3-42.7 3 1.8 0.5- 6.2
25-34 180 134 78.9 70.0-85.7 41 20.2 13.5-29.0 5 1.0 0.3- 2.8
35-44 259 203 80.0 71.8-86.3 49 16.7 10.9-24.7 7 3.2 1.3- 8.0
45-54 358 251 72.5 64.9-79.0 93 22.6 16.6-29.8 14 5.0 2.5- 9.6
55-64 374 263 69.9 62.3-76.6 91 26.1 19.9-33.6 20 4.0 1.7- 9.0
65+ 396 261 68.0 60.8-74.5 92 19.9 15.2-25.6 43 12.1 7.6-18.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 279 169 57.0 46.5-66.8 85 34.8 25.3-45.7 25 8.3 4.8-14.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 578 389 70.9 64.3-76.7 151 25.1 19.6-31.6 38 3.9 2.3- 6.5
Some Post-H.S. 407 316 80.9 74.7-85.9 80 15.1 10.9-20.6 11 4.0 1.8- 8.5
College Graduate 385 292 80.7 74.7-85.5 73 16.0 11.6-21.7 20 3.3 1.6- 6.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 317 193 62.9 53.7-71.2 97 28.4 21.1-37.1 27 8.7 4.8-15.3
$15,000- 24,999 354 257 72.1 63.9-79.0 84 23.2 16.9-31.1 13 4.7 2.2- 9.9
$25,000- 34,999 186 128 73.7 61.9-82.8 47 23.8 15.1-35.6 11 2.5 1.0- 5.9
$35,000-49,999 195 147 79.2 70.8-85.6 37 16.3 10.6-24.2 11 4.5 2.0- 9.8
$50,000- 74,999 191 153 83.6 75.7-89.3 35 15.4 9.9-23.3 3 1.0 0.3- 3.8
$75,000+ 183 150 87.1 79.6-92.1 27 10.4 6.1-17.3 6 2.5 0.7- 8.1
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 673 445 68.4 62.3-74.0 179 24.9 19.9-30.6 49 6.7 4.3-10.2
No 962 713 76.8 72.3-80.8 207 20.2 16.4-24.7 42 3.0 1.9- 4.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 200 131 67.4 57.1-76.2 58 22.2 15.6-30.7 11 10.4 4.8-21.2
Non-Veteran 1,321 938 73.9 69.9-77.6 307 22.3 18.8-26.3 76 3.8 2.7- 5.3

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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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