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2009 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

TRU Campaign/Tobacco Opinion-WHITES

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
-WHITES 9,716 6,770 67.6 65.9-69.2 2,483 28.0 26.4-29.6 463 4.4 3.8- 5.2
GENDER
Male 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
Female 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
HISPANIC
Hispanic 119 80 65.4 48.8-78.9 29 21.4 12.0-35.2 10 13.3 4.1-35.3
Non-Hispanic 9,581 6,683 67.7 66.1-69.3 2,449 28.1 26.5-29.7 449 4.2 3.6- 4.9
AGE
18-24 232 149 65.9 56.9-73.9 75 29.3 21.9-37.9 8 4.8 2.0-11.3
25-34 783 566 65.5 60.1-70.6 193 31.2 26.2-36.7 24 3.3 1.9- 5.6
35-44 1,362 994 69.1 65.1-72.8 323 27.4 23.8-31.3 45 3.6 2.3- 5.4
45-54 1,851 1,296 69.6 66.5-72.5 493 27.2 24.3-30.2 62 3.3 2.3- 4.6
55-64 2,106 1,479 69.8 66.8-72.5 560 27.9 25.1-30.8 67 2.4 1.8- 3.2
65+ 3,314 2,245 65.1 62.6-67.5 821 26.3 24.1-28.6 248 8.6 7.2-10.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,023 606 60.0 53.9-65.8 324 32.9 27.6-38.8 93 7.1 5.0- 9.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 2,782 1,756 59.2 55.8-62.5 868 36.1 32.9-39.5 158 4.7 3.5- 6.1
Some Post-H.S. 2,540 1,702 65.1 61.7-68.3 732 30.0 27.0-33.2 106 4.9 3.5- 7.0
College Graduate 3,362 2,700 77.9 75.4-80.2 556 19.0 16.8-21.5 106 3.1 2.4- 4.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 857 521 58.3 52.2-64.1 275 33.6 28.2-39.5 61 8.1 5.5-11.8
$15,000- 24,999 1,388 869 58.7 53.7-63.5 442 36.7 32.0-41.7 77 4.6 3.2- 6.7
$25,000- 34,999 986 671 64.7 58.3-70.5 274 32.4 26.6-38.8 41 2.9 1.9- 4.4
$35,000-49,999 1,324 915 69.0 64.8-72.9 360 26.2 22.8-30.0 49 4.8 2.8- 8.2
$50,000- 74,999 1,443 1,071 67.4 63.0-71.5 331 28.7 24.7-33.0 41 4.0 2.3- 6.9
$75,000+ 2,324 1,840 76.6 73.7-79.2 426 20.8 18.2-23.6 58 2.6 1.8- 3.8
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 3,371 2,198 64.4 61.6-67.2 982 30.7 28.1-33.5 191 4.8 3.9- 6.0
No 6,284 4,534 69.0 66.9-71.0 1,483 26.9 25.0-28.9 267 4.1 3.3- 5.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,311 838 65.0 61.0-68.7 412 30.5 27.0-34.3 61 4.5 3.0- 6.9
Non-Veteran 7,593 5,373 68.3 66.4-70.2 1,856 27.3 25.5-29.2 364 4.3 3.6- 5.2

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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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