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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 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
-WHITES 9,721 6,773 68.6 66.9-70.2 2,320 26.0 24.4-27.6 628 5.4 4.7- 6.2
GENDER
Male 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
Female 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
HISPANIC
Hispanic 118 88 76.1 58.4-87.9 21 13.2 6.9-23.9 9 10.7 2.5-35.5
Non-Hispanic 9,587 6,677 68.5 66.8-70.1 2,293 26.2 24.6-27.9 617 5.3 4.7- 6.0
AGE
18-24 232 170 70.7 60.7-78.9 54 24.9 17.0-34.8 8 4.5 1.9-10.3
25-34 783 579 69.9 64.6-74.7 172 25.8 21.1-31.0 32 4.3 2.8- 6.7
35-44 1,358 1,006 70.8 67.1-74.3 295 24.5 21.2-28.1 57 4.7 3.3- 6.7
45-54 1,859 1,302 67.7 64.5-70.8 477 28.6 25.6-31.8 80 3.7 2.7- 5.0
55-64 2,113 1,500 69.9 67.0-72.8 519 26.1 23.4-29.0 94 4.0 3.0- 5.3
65+ 3,307 2,180 64.5 62.0-66.8 778 25.2 23.1-27.4 349 10.3 8.9-11.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,025 660 65.8 59.8-71.3 244 25.3 20.4-30.9 121 8.9 6.4-12.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 2,777 1,811 64.3 61.0-67.4 757 29.9 26.9-33.1 209 5.8 4.7- 7.2
Some Post-H.S. 2,539 1,709 66.1 62.5-69.5 685 28.5 25.3-32.0 145 5.4 4.0- 7.3
College Graduate 3,371 2,589 74.5 72.0-76.9 630 21.3 19.0-23.8 152 4.2 3.3- 5.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 858 599 69.2 63.1-74.8 187 22.3 17.2-28.2 72 8.5 5.7-12.5
$15,000- 24,999 1,381 911 68.7 64.2-72.8 361 25.5 21.6-29.8 109 5.8 4.3- 7.9
$25,000- 34,999 988 690 67.8 61.5-73.5 240 27.1 21.5-33.5 58 5.1 3.3- 7.7
$35,000-49,999 1,326 931 70.8 66.7-74.6 313 22.5 19.4-26.0 82 6.7 4.4-10.1
$50,000- 74,999 1,442 1,028 67.3 63.2-71.2 360 29.7 25.9-33.9 54 2.9 2.0- 4.3
$75,000+ 2,334 1,735 71.5 68.1-74.6 516 25.2 22.2-28.6 83 3.3 2.4- 4.5
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 3,362 2,280 66.6 63.5-69.6 829 27.0 24.1-30.1 253 6.4 5.3- 7.7
No 6,298 4,451 69.4 67.4-71.4 1,478 25.7 23.8-27.6 369 4.9 4.1- 5.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,314 821 62.4 58.3-66.4 405 32.2 28.4-36.3 88 5.4 4.0- 7.2
Non-Veteran 7,596 5,391 69.8 67.8-71.6 1,732 25.0 23.2-26.8 473 5.3 4.5- 6.1

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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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