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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 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%)
TOTAL 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
GENDER
Male 4,524 2,980 67.3 64.9-69.7 1,300 27.9 25.6-30.3 244 4.8 3.9- 5.9
Female 7,660 5,687 76.3 74.8-77.8 1,452 17.8 16.5-19.2 521 5.9 5.1- 6.7
RACE
White 9,721 6,773 68.6 66.9-70.2 2,320 26.0 24.4-27.6 628 5.4 4.7- 6.2
African American 1,656 1,305 81.8 78.7-84.6 282 14.8 12.3-17.8 69 3.4 2.3- 4.9
Asian 91 71 81.3 69.6-89.2 10 11.8 5.4-23.8 10 6.9 3.4-13.2
Native American 280 194 72.5 63.5-80.0 71 22.0 15.4-30.4 15 5.5 2.6-10.9
Other Minorities 357 282 82.1 75.0-87.5 42 8.9 5.2-14.7 33 9.0 5.5-14.3
HISPANIC
Hispanic 388 310 84.7 78.5-89.3 41 6.7 4.2-10.5 37 8.7 5.1-14.3
-English Speaking 209 157 77.0 66.0-85.3 31 11.1 6.6-17.9 21 11.9 5.4-24.0
-Spanish Speaking 179 153 89.2 82.1-93.7 10 4.0 1.7- 9.3 16 6.7 3.4-12.8
Non-Hispanic 11,763 8,341 71.2 69.7-72.6 2,698 23.7 22.4-25.1 724 5.1 4.5- 5.7
AGE
18-24 354 270 76.0 68.6-82.0 72 19.9 14.2-27.1 12 4.2 2.1- 8.1
25-34 1,103 843 75.9 71.8-79.6 211 20.0 16.5-24.0 49 4.1 2.9- 5.8
35-44 1,808 1,372 74.8 71.7-77.7 364 20.5 17.9-23.5 72 4.7 3.4- 6.4
45-54 2,377 1,683 69.2 66.3-71.9 587 26.6 24.0-29.4 107 4.2 3.3- 5.4
55-64 2,601 1,878 71.9 69.3-74.4 608 24.2 21.8-26.7 115 3.9 3.0- 5.0
65-74 2,197 1,473 66.2 63.3-69.0 557 25.6 23.1-28.4 167 8.2 6.6-10.1
75+ 1,649 1,094 65.2 61.5-68.8 323 20.8 17.9-23.9 232 14.0 11.4-17.1
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,518 1,009 70.0 65.5-74.2 338 20.9 17.3-24.9 171 9.1 6.9-11.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 3,564 2,413 69.6 66.8-72.2 902 25.3 22.7-28.0 249 5.2 4.3- 6.2
Some Post-H.S. 3,125 2,174 70.8 67.7-73.6 782 24.3 21.6-27.2 169 4.9 3.7- 6.4
College Graduate 3,960 3,062 76.0 73.8-78.1 723 19.6 17.6-21.7 175 4.4 3.5- 5.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,321 926 71.7 66.8-76.1 288 20.5 16.7-25.0 107 7.8 5.7-10.5
$15,000- 24,999 1,914 1,337 74.5 70.9-77.8 444 20.1 17.1-23.5 133 5.4 4.0- 7.2
$25,000- 34,999 1,263 900 72.5 67.4-77.0 290 22.3 18.0-27.2 73 5.2 3.5- 7.7
$35,000- 49,999 1,592 1,152 73.7 70.1-76.9 352 20.6 17.9-23.5 88 5.8 3.8- 8.6
$50,000-74,999 1,716 1,261 72.4 68.8-75.7 394 24.8 21.6-28.4 61 2.8 2.0- 3.9
$75,000+ 2,625 1,959 72.7 69.7-75.6 572 23.7 21.0-26.8 94 3.5 2.6- 4.7
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 4,320 2,988 70.3 67.7-72.8 1,019 23.4 21.1-25.9 313 6.3 5.3- 7.5
No 7,779 5,625 72.9 71.2-74.6 1,711 22.3 20.7-23.9 443 4.8 4.1- 5.6
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,596 1,019 65.0 61.0-68.8 478 29.8 26.2-33.7 99 5.2 3.8- 7.1
Non-Veteran 9,578 6,933 73.3 71.7-74.9 2,060 21.5 20.0-23.1 585 5.2 4.5- 5.9

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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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