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2010 BRFSS Survey Results: Gaston County

Tobacco Use Prevention

The North Carolina tax on a pack of cigarettes is currently 45 cents and the national average is $1.34 cents.
Would you favor or oppose raising North Carolina's cigarette tax to $1.34 if part of
the tax revenue was used was used to help reduce smoking?

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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 11,277 6,906 62.2 60.7-63.6 3,586 32.0 30.5-33.4 785 5.9 5.3- 6.6
-Gaston County 251 149 58.4 48.8-67.4 92 39.0 30.1-48.8 10 2.6 1.1- 5.6
GENDER
Male 90 44 57.0 40.7-71.9 43 42.3 27.5-58.6 3 0.7 0.2- 2.2
Female 161 105 59.8 49.5-69.4 49 35.8 26.4-46.3 7 4.4 1.8-10.4
RACE
White 213 119 53.0 44.2-61.7 86 43.9 35.4-52.8 8 3.1 1.3- 7.3
Other 38 30 72.9 42.6-90.7 6 25.9 8.5-56.9 2 1.2 0.3- 5.3
AGE
18-44 52 34 64.1 45.1-79.5 17 34.7 19.4-53.9 1 1.2 0.2- 8.4
45+ 198 115 53.6 45.3-61.8 74 42.7 34.6-51.1 9 3.7 1.6- 8.5
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 126 74 58.3 43.8-71.5 45 38.7 25.8-53.3 7 3.0 1.1- 8.0
Some College + 125 75 58.5 47.2-69.0 47 39.6 29.2-51.0 3 1.9 0.4- 7.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 133 72 52.8 41.8-63.6 56 44.2 33.7-55.3 5 2.9 0.8- 9.7
$50,000+ 76 49 59.9 45.5-72.7 25 37.3 24.6-52.0 2 2.8 0.7-11.0

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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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