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2009 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

TRU Campaign/Tobacco Opinion-FEMALES

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
-FEMALES 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 6,092 4,458 73.3 71.4-75.0 1,303 21.6 19.9-23.3 331 5.1 4.4- 6.0
African American 1,118 814 77.9 74.0-81.4 239 17.9 14.8-21.6 65 4.1 2.8- 6.0
Other Minorities 418 313 76.7 69.8-82.4 77 16.6 11.6-23.1 28 6.7 4.0-11.1
AGE
18-24 180 128 77.5 68.8-84.2 44 19.2 12.9-27.6 8 3.3 1.5- 7.2
25-34 725 543 74.8 70.1-79.0 151 21.3 17.4-25.9 31 3.9 2.5- 6.0
35-44 1,163 905 77.9 74.3-81.1 215 18.3 15.3-21.8 43 3.7 2.6- 5.4
45-54 1,427 1,073 76.1 72.6-79.3 301 20.0 17.1-23.3 53 3.9 2.7- 5.7
55-64 1,578 1,168 74.5 71.3-77.5 351 22.7 19.8-25.8 59 2.8 2.0- 3.9
65+ 2,517 1,740 66.7 63.8-69.5 555 22.5 20.0-25.1 222 10.8 8.9-13.1
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 924 574 60.9 54.7-66.8 253 29.9 24.4-35.9 97 9.2 6.8-12.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 2,272 1,552 69.2 65.8-72.4 571 26.0 22.9-29.4 149 4.8 3.8- 6.0
Some Post-H.S. 2,044 1,468 74.0 70.9-76.9 487 21.2 18.6-24.1 89 4.7 3.5- 6.4
College Graduate 2,416 2,008 83.6 81.4-85.7 316 12.3 10.5-14.3 92 4.1 3.1- 5.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 941 611 65.9 59.8-71.5 259 26.8 21.6-32.7 71 7.3 4.9-10.7
$15,000- 24,999 1,268 869 68.4 63.8-72.7 331 27.2 23.1-31.7 68 4.3 3.1- 6.0
$25,000- 34,999 794 569 72.8 67.5-77.5 183 23.1 18.7-28.3 42 4.1 2.8- 6.0
$35,000- 49,999 1,000 733 73.5 69.1-77.6 219 21.2 17.6-25.5 48 5.2 3.5- 7.6
$50,000- 74,999 1,038 850 81.7 77.9-85.0 161 15.8 12.7-19.5 27 2.4 1.4- 4.1
$75,000+ 1,374 1,158 84.8 82.0-87.2 176 11.9 9.7-14.4 40 3.3 2.2- 5.0
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 2,798 1,919 68.5 65.6-71.3 701 25.5 22.9-28.2 178 6.0 4.8- 7.5
No 4,816 3,655 76.8 74.8-78.7 915 18.6 16.8-20.5 246 4.6 3.8- 5.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 175 127 79.4 70.0-86.4 40 16.0 10.7-23.4 8 4.6 1.2-16.0
Non-Veteran 6,850 5,009 74.2 72.4-75.9 1,459 20.8 19.2-22.4 382 5.0 4.3- 5.8

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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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