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2010 BRFSS Survey Results: Mecklenburg 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
-Mecklenburg County 569 413 71.2 65.2-76.6 127 23.4 18.3-29.3 29 5.4 3.4- 8.4
GENDER
Male 192 134 70.2 59.7-79.0 45 23.5 15.3-34.2 13 6.3 3.2-12.0
Female 377 279 72.0 64.9-78.2 82 23.3 17.4-30.3 16 4.7 2.6- 8.5
RACE
White 393 291 76.8 71.0-81.7 87 19.6 15.1-25.1 15 3.6 2.0- 6.4
Other 172 119 63.1 51.5-73.4 39 28.7 18.9-41.0 14 8.2 4.3-15.2
AGE
18-44 142 104 70.2 59.1-79.3 30 24.6 16.0-35.8 8 5.3 2.4-11.0
45+ 423 306 72.4 67.0-77.2 97 22.4 18.0-27.5 20 5.2 3.1- 8.6
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 152 99 64.6 52.1-75.4 44 30.8 20.4-43.5 9 4.7 2.1-10.0
Some College + 415 312 74.1 67.3-79.9 83 20.1 14.8-26.8 20 5.8 3.3- 9.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 211 137 60.8 50.9-69.9 64 33.7 25.0-43.7 10 5.4 2.4-11.7
$50,000+ 264 216 82.9 75.6-88.3 37 12.3 7.7-19.2 11 4.8 2.3- 9.7

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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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