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2009 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

TRU Campaign/Tobacco Opinion-MALES

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
-MALES 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
RACE
White 3,624 2,312 61.2 58.4-63.9 1,180 35.2 32.6-38.0 132 3.6 2.6- 5.0
African American 535 353 68.0 61.6-73.8 153 27.1 21.6-33.4 29 4.9 2.9- 7.9
Other Minorities 309 210 75.8 67.2-82.7 83 19.7 13.4-28.0 16 4.5 2.3- 8.7
AGE
18-24 174 96 57.6 46.9-67.6 71 37.5 28.1-47.9 7 4.9 1.8-12.6
25-34 378 252 63.3 55.6-70.3 113 33.0 26.2-40.6 13 3.7 1.9- 7.1
35-44 649 442 68.8 63.3-73.8 190 27.8 23.0-33.2 17 3.4 1.8- 6.3
45-54 939 587 64.3 59.8-68.6 322 32.4 28.2-36.8 30 3.3 2.0- 5.3
55-64 1,017 657 65.1 60.8-69.2 329 32.5 28.5-36.8 31 2.3 1.3- 4.2
65+ 1,335 853 63.0 59.1-66.7 402 30.4 26.9-34.1 80 6.6 4.8- 9.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 595 342 64.3 56.8-71.1 211 29.6 23.2-36.8 42 6.1 3.8- 9.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,294 732 56.3 51.3-61.2 503 39.5 34.7-44.6 59 4.1 2.6- 6.4
Some Post-H.S. 1,082 674 62.6 57.4-67.5 369 32.8 28.2-37.7 39 4.6 2.6- 8.0
College Graduate 1,532 1,145 72.4 68.5-75.9 348 25.4 21.9-29.3 39 2.2 1.4- 3.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 379 190 56.7 46.0-66.7 161 35.2 26.5-44.9 28 8.2 4.7-13.8
$15,000- 24,999 654 386 60.4 53.1-67.1 236 34.7 28.1-41.9 32 5.0 2.9- 8.5
$25,000- 34,999 466 291 62.2 53.2-70.4 161 36.3 28.1-45.3 14 1.5 0.7- 3.4
$35,000- 49,999 590 387 67.8 61.6-73.4 189 28.3 23.5-33.7 14 3.9 1.3-11.4
$50,000- 74,999 679 443 60.4 54.0-66.4 217 35.0 29.3-41.2 19 4.6 2.2- 9.4
$75,000+ 1,239 913 72.4 68.1-76.2 298 25.6 21.9-29.8 28 2.0 1.1- 3.6
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,532 915 64.0 59.8-68.0 539 31.6 27.9-35.7 78 4.4 3.1- 6.1
No 2,945 1,968 64.4 61.3-67.4 884 32.2 29.3-35.2 93 3.4 2.3- 4.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,417 892 64.4 60.2-68.4 459 30.4 26.7-34.4 66 5.2 3.5- 7.7
Non-Veteran 2,722 1,772 64.4 61.2-67.5 851 32.1 29.1-35.3 99 3.4 2.4- 4.8

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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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