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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 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
-AFRICAN AMERICANS 1,656 1,305 81.8 78.7-84.6 282 14.8 12.3-17.8 69 3.4 2.3- 4.9
GENDER
Male 536 400 79.0 73.1-83.8 112 17.3 12.8-22.9 24 3.7 2.1- 6.6
Female 1,120 905 84.0 80.6-86.9 170 12.9 10.2-16.1 45 3.1 2.0- 4.9
HISPANIC
Hispanic 15 11 88.7 66.8-96.8 2 8.2 1.8-30.9 2 3.1 0.6-13.5
Non-Hispanic 1,641 1,294 81.7 78.6-84.5 280 14.9 12.3-17.9 67 3.4 2.3- 4.9
AGE
18-24 74 61 84.0 70.2-92.2 11 13.1 5.9-26.6 2 2.9 0.6-13.3
25-34 180 155 89.8 83.4-94.0 23 9.9 5.8-16.3 2 0.3 0.1- 1.1
35-44 259 214 84.5 76.6-90.0 42 14.5 9.1-22.4 3 1.1 0.3- 3.9
45-54 362 271 75.1 67.6-81.4 80 20.4 14.7-27.6 11 4.4 2.1- 8.9
55-64 372 295 81.4 75.5-86.2 61 15.5 11.1-21.2 16 3.1 1.7- 5.6
65+ 397 299 76.1 69.1-81.9 65 14.7 10.3-20.5 33 9.2 5.5-15.1
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 277 195 69.7 59.3-78.4 60 23.4 15.6-33.5 22 6.9 3.2-14.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 581 455 81.2 75.3-85.9 102 16.1 11.6-21.9 24 2.7 1.6- 4.6
Some Post-H.S. 408 331 86.6 81.1-90.7 63 10.3 6.8-15.3 14 3.1 1.4- 6.6
College Graduate 386 322 85.5 80.0-89.7 55 12.0 8.2-17.2 9 2.5 1.0- 6.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 318 228 70.3 61.3-78.0 68 23.7 16.6-32.5 22 6.0 3.1-11.3
$15,000- 24,999 353 283 81.0 73.1-87.0 60 16.5 10.9-24.3 10 2.5 1.0- 6.0
$25,000- 34,999 187 148 85.4 77.7-90.7 32 12.0 7.3-19.1 7 2.6 1.0- 6.8
$35,000-49,999 194 163 87.2 80.8-91.7 27 11.4 7.2-17.6 4 1.4 0.4- 5.1
$50,000- 74,999 191 166 90.0 83.5-94.0 22 8.8 5.0-15.2 3 1.2 0.4- 4.0
$75,000+ 184 149 85.7 77.7-91.2 32 12.6 7.6-20.2 3 1.7 0.3- 8.3
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 674 505 77.5 72.1-82.1 129 16.6 12.7-21.3 40 5.9 3.6- 9.7
No 964 791 84.7 80.7-88.0 146 13.5 10.3-17.4 27 1.8 1.1- 3.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 202 150 76.3 66.9-83.7 45 19.5 12.9-28.4 7 4.2 1.5-11.0
Non-Veteran 1,323 1,051 82.4 78.9-85.5 218 14.4 11.5-17.7 54 3.2 2.1- 4.9

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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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