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2009 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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%)
TOTAL 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
GENDER
Male 4,510 2,897 64.1 61.6-66.5 1,434 32.0 29.6-34.4 179 3.9 3.0- 5.1
Female 7,666 5,608 74.2 72.6-75.8 1,631 20.7 19.2-22.3 427 5.1 4.4- 5.8
RACE
White 9,716 6,770 67.6 65.9-69.2 2,483 28.0 26.4-29.6 463 4.4 3.8- 5.2
African American 1,653 1,167 73.6 70.1-76.9 392 21.9 18.8-25.3 94 4.4 3.2- 6.0
Asian 90 70 71.4 55.9-83.1 14 19.8 10.0-35.5 6 8.8 3.2-21.7
Native American 281 180 64.7 54.6-73.5 89 32.4 23.9-42.3 12 2.9 1.1- 7.3
Other Minorities 356 273 80.2 72.4-86.2 57 14.5 9.2-22.1 26 5.3 3.1- 9.0
HISPANIC
Hispanic 390 294 77.9 69.9-84.2 65 15.5 10.2-22.9 31 6.6 3.6-11.9
-English Speaking 210 151 73.3 62.0-82.2 42 17.2 11.0-26.0 17 9.5 3.7-22.3
-Spanish Speaking 180 143 80.6 69.4-88.4 23 14.5 7.6-25.9 14 4.9 2.4- 9.6
Non-Hispanic 11,753 8,195 68.8 67.4-70.3 2,988 26.8 25.4-28.2 570 4.4 3.8- 5.0
AGE
18-24 354 224 67.0 59.9-73.4 115 28.9 22.9-35.7 15 4.2 2.1- 8.1
25-34 1,103 795 69.0 64.5-73.2 264 27.2 23.1-31.6 44 3.8 2.6- 5.6
35-44 1,812 1,347 73.4 70.1-76.4 405 23.0 20.2-26.2 60 3.6 2.5- 5.1
45-54 2,366 1,660 70.4 67.7-73.1 623 25.9 23.4-28.6 83 3.6 2.7- 4.9
55-64 2,595 1,825 70.0 67.4-72.6 680 27.4 24.9-30.0 90 2.6 1.9- 3.5
65-74 2,199 1,496 66.2 63.2-69.0 575 26.2 23.6-28.9 128 7.6 6.0- 9.6
75+ 1,653 1,097 63.9 60.1-67.5 382 25.0 21.8-28.5 174 11.1 8.8-13.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,519 916 62.6 57.8-67.3 464 29.7 25.4-34.4 139 7.6 5.9- 9.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 3,566 2,284 62.9 59.9-65.9 1,074 32.6 29.7-35.6 208 4.5 3.5- 5.7
Some Post-H.S. 3,126 2,142 68.8 65.9-71.5 856 26.5 24.0-29.2 128 4.7 3.5- 6.3
College Graduate 3,948 3,153 78.3 76.1-80.4 664 18.5 16.5-20.6 131 3.2 2.5- 4.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,320 801 62.2 56.8-67.3 420 30.2 25.5-35.2 99 7.7 5.5-10.5
$15,000- 24,999 1,922 1,255 64.7 60.5-68.6 567 30.7 26.8-34.8 100 4.6 3.4- 6.4
$25,000- 34,999 1,260 860 67.6 62.4-72.4 344 29.6 24.8-34.8 56 2.8 2.0- 4.1
$35,000- 49,999 1,590 1,120 71.0 67.4-74.4 408 24.3 21.4-27.6 62 4.6 2.9- 7.4
$50,000-74,999 1,717 1,293 71.2 67.4-74.8 378 25.3 21.9-29.0 46 3.5 2.1- 5.8
$75,000+ 2,613 2,071 77.8 75.2-80.3 474 19.5 17.2-22.1 68 2.6 1.9- 3.7
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 4,330 2,834 66.4 64.0-68.8 1,240 28.3 26.1-30.6 256 5.3 4.4- 6.4
No 7,761 5,623 70.8 69.0-72.6 1,799 25.2 23.5-27.0 339 4.0 3.3- 4.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,592 1,019 65.8 61.9-69.5 499 29.1 25.7-32.8 74 5.1 3.5- 7.5
Non-Veteran 9,572 6,781 70.1 68.4-71.7 2,310 25.5 24.0-27.1 481 4.4 3.8- 5.1

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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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