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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 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
-MALES 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
RACE
White 3,637 2,340 62.4 59.6-65.2 1,108 32.9 30.2-35.7 189 4.7 3.6- 5.9
African American 536 400 79.0 73.1-83.8 112 17.3 12.8-22.9 24 3.7 2.1- 6.6
Other Minorities 310 222 81.2 74.0-86.8 64 12.8 8.3-19.1 24 6.0 3.4-10.5
AGE
18-24 174 121 67.0 55.6-76.8 46 28.3 19.0-39.8 7 4.7 1.8-11.6
25-34 379 265 70.4 63.2-76.8 92 24.9 18.9-32.0 22 4.7 2.8- 7.8
35-44 646 442 69.5 64.2-74.3 175 25.1 20.7-30.1 29 5.4 3.4- 8.6
45-54 949 608 64.4 59.8-68.7 304 32.3 28.1-36.8 37 3.3 2.1- 5.2
55-64 1,022 683 67.4 63.2-71.4 301 29.3 25.4-33.4 38 3.3 2.1- 5.3
65+ 1,335 852 64.8 61.1-68.4 372 27.4 24.1-31.0 111 7.7 6.0- 9.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 596 391 72.5 65.7-78.4 150 20.0 15.1-26.1 55 7.5 4.7-11.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,300 809 66.5 61.8-71.0 420 29.2 24.9-33.8 71 4.3 3.0- 6.1
Some Post-H.S. 1,080 682 63.4 57.9-68.5 346 32.0 27.0-37.4 52 4.6 2.8- 7.6
College Graduate 1,541 1,095 69.0 65.2-72.6 380 26.8 23.3-30.6 66 4.2 3.0- 5.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 379 252 70.0 60.5-78.0 102 23.1 16.3-31.7 25 6.9 3.7-12.7
$15,000- 24,999 655 431 72.2 65.9-77.7 185 22.6 17.5-28.6 39 5.3 3.2- 8.5
$25,000- 34,999 467 312 71.3 62.3-78.8 129 24.5 17.3-33.6 26 4.2 2.2- 7.9
$35,000- 49,999 593 398 70.2 64.1-75.6 171 24.3 19.9-29.3 24 5.5 2.3-12.3
$50,000- 74,999 679 448 65.2 59.1-70.8 211 32.5 27.0-38.5 20 2.3 1.2- 4.2
$75,000+ 1,248 848 66.1 61.4-70.5 350 30.3 26.0-35.1 50 3.6 2.4- 5.3
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,532 969 65.1 60.5-69.5 462 29.0 24.8-33.6 101 5.9 4.3- 8.0
No 2,959 1,994 68.5 65.6-71.3 828 27.4 24.7-30.3 137 4.1 3.1- 5.3
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,421 885 63.8 59.5-67.9 443 31.1 27.2-35.3 93 5.1 3.7- 7.0
Non-Veteran 2,732 1,857 69.2 66.0-72.1 752 26.4 23.5-29.4 123 4.5 3.4- 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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