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2009 BRFSS Survey Results: Onslow County

TRU Campaign/Tobacco Opinion

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
-Onslow County 354 247 72.4 65.9-78.0 85 23.0 17.7-29.3 22 4.6 2.8- 7.7
GENDER
Male 112 70 65.9 53.5-76.5 37 30.6 20.4-43.1 5 3.5 1.2- 9.5
Female 242 177 76.6 69.6-82.4 48 18.0 12.9-24.6 17 5.4 3.0- 9.6
RACE
White 284 191 68.6 60.9-75.4 74 26.7 20.1-34.4 19 4.7 2.7- 8.1
Other 69 55 83.5 72.1-90.9 11 12.0 6.2-22.0 3 4.5 1.2-15.1
AGE
18-44 117 87 75.7 65.1-83.9 24 19.5 12.1-30.1 6 4.8 2.0-10.7
45+ 235 159 68.8 60.9-75.7 61 26.9 20.2-34.8 15 4.3 2.4- 7.6
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 144 101 73.6 63.5-81.7 33 21.5 14.2-31.4 10 4.9 2.2-10.5
Some College + 209 146 71.8 63.1-79.1 52 24.0 17.0-32.6 11 4.2 2.1- 8.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 191 132 72.8 63.2-80.7 48 22.7 15.2-32.3 11 4.5 2.2- 9.2
$50,000+ 122 91 73.2 63.2-81.3 28 24.8 17.0-34.8 3 2.0 0.5- 7.3

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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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