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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 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
-FEMALES 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 6,084 4,433 74.1 72.3-75.8 1,212 19.9 18.3-21.5 439 6.1 5.3- 7.0
African American 1,120 905 84.0 80.6-86.9 170 12.9 10.2-16.1 45 3.1 2.0- 4.9
Other Minorities 418 325 78.5 71.3-84.3 59 9.9 6.4-15.0 34 11.5 7.0-18.4
AGE
18-24 180 149 85.9 78.4-91.1 26 10.5 6.2-17.2 5 3.6 1.3- 9.2
25-34 724 578 81.5 77.6-84.9 119 15.0 11.9-18.7 27 3.5 2.2- 5.5
35-44 1,162 930 80.0 76.6-83.1 189 16.1 13.3-19.3 43 3.9 2.6- 5.8
45-54 1,428 1,075 73.7 70.0-77.0 283 21.3 18.1-24.9 70 5.0 3.7- 6.8
55-64 1,579 1,195 76.1 73.0-79.0 307 19.5 16.8-22.5 77 4.4 3.3- 5.8
65+ 2,511 1,715 66.4 63.5-69.3 508 20.8 18.6-23.3 288 12.7 10.6-15.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 922 618 67.4 61.4-72.9 188 21.7 17.1-27.2 116 10.8 7.8-14.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 2,264 1,604 72.5 69.3-75.4 482 21.6 18.9-24.5 178 6.0 4.8- 7.4
Some Post-H.S. 2,045 1,492 77.1 74.2-79.7 436 17.8 15.5-20.4 117 5.2 3.9- 6.8
College Graduate 2,419 1,967 82.4 80.1-84.5 343 13.1 11.3-15.1 109 4.6 3.4- 6.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 942 674 72.9 67.4-77.7 186 18.8 14.6-23.9 82 8.3 5.9-11.5
$15,000- 24,999 1,259 906 76.5 72.5-80.1 259 18.0 14.8-21.7 94 5.5 3.9- 7.8
$25,000- 34,999 796 588 73.7 68.4-78.4 161 20.1 16.2-24.8 47 6.2 3.7-10.0
$35,000- 49,999 999 754 76.4 72.2-80.1 181 17.6 14.4-21.4 64 6.0 4.2- 8.4
$50,000- 74,999 1,037 813 79.4 75.5-82.7 183 17.4 14.2-21.0 41 3.3 2.2- 4.9
$75,000+ 1,377 1,111 81.3 78.1-84.1 222 15.3 12.9-18.2 44 3.4 2.1- 5.5
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 2,788 2,019 74.7 72.1-77.2 557 18.6 16.5-21.0 212 6.6 5.4- 8.1
No 4,820 3,631 77.1 75.2-78.9 883 17.4 15.8-19.2 306 5.5 4.6- 6.6
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 175 134 76.4 65.2-84.8 35 16.8 10.1-26.6 6 6.8 2.4-17.8
Non-Veteran 6,846 5,076 76.3 74.7-77.9 1,308 18.0 16.6-19.5 462 5.7 4.9- 6.5

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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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