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2010 BRFSS Survey Results: New Hanover 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
-New Hanover County 311 202 64.0 56.6-70.7 93 31.0 24.7-38.0 16 5.0 2.4-10.2
GENDER
Male 111 60 55.4 43.7-66.5 44 37.4 27.1-48.9 7 7.2 2.7-18.0
Female 200 142 72.2 63.7-79.3 49 24.8 18.0-33.3 9 2.9 1.5- 5.9
RACE
White 260 170 64.5 56.9-71.5 80 32.4 25.6-39.9 10 3.1 1.6- 6.2
Other 51 32 62.0 42.2-78.5 13 26.1 12.9-45.7 6 11.9 3.4-33.9
AGE
18-44 65 47 73.8 59.7-84.2 17 21.9 13.1-34.3 1 4.4 0.6-24.9
45+ 241 150 57.3 49.0-65.3 76 37.1 29.3-45.6 15 5.6 3.2- 9.6
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 94 49 48.0 34.3-62.0 35 40.7 27.5-55.3 10 11.3 4.2-26.9
Some College + 217 153 70.6 62.8-77.4 58 26.9 20.4-34.7 6 2.4 1.0- 5.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 150 85 51.5 40.5-62.3 57 44.0 33.5-55.2 8 4.5 2.1- 9.2
$50,000+ 107 83 79.2 69.4-86.5 22 19.5 12.4-29.3 2 1.3 0.2- 6.4

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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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