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BRFSS Survey Results 2001 for Cumberland County

Tobacco Indicators+

How old were you when you first started smoking cigarettes regularly?*

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  Total
Respond.#
Never 14 or under 15-16 17-18 19 0r older
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 1,440 66 3.9 2.7- 5.6 184 12.9 10.5-15.7 325 24.1 20.7-27.8 355 24.9 21.6-28.5 510 34.2 30.6-38.0
Cumberland County 85 3 3.7 1.2-11.1 8 7.1 3.4-14.1 22 27.5 18.6-38.7 25 30.3 20.5-42.2 27 31.4 22.7-41.6
COUNTY/REGION**
Buncombe 109 6 6.2 2.6-14.0 16 16.3 9.2-27.3 26 23.5 15.8-33.5 27 26.5 17.3-38.3 34 27.5 19.2-37.7
Durham 72 5 6.1 2.4-14.6 9 10.5 5.0-20.9 13 23.7 12.9-39.5 14 17.7 10.0-29.3 31 42.0 29.5-55.6
Forsyth 98 8 8.8 4.0-18.4 12 12.4 6.8-21.4 24 26.2 17.5-37.3 18 15.1 9.2-23.7 36 37.5 27.6-48.5
Gaston 112 7 6.5 2.9-13.9 23 23.7 15.9-33.9 25 18.9 12.5-27.7 24 21.8 14.3-31.6 33 29.1 20.1-40.0
Guilford 84 3 2.1 0.7- 6.6 5 6.4 2.6-15.1 20 23.9 15.3-35.3 24 27.2 18.0-38.9 32 40.3 29.2-52.5
Mecklenburg 97 3 2.6 0.8- 8.0 9 12.5 6.0-24.3 18 17.1 10.6-26.5 34 36.9 26.7-48.4 33 30.9 21.9-41.6
New Hanover 105 7 5.7 2.5-12.4 12 13.7 7.8-22.8 21 20.9 13.6-30.7 19 16.8 10.3-26.1 46 42.9 33.0-53.5
Onslow 118 4 2.2 0.8- 6.0 17 13.2 7.7-21.9 28 20.4 13.2-30.1 27 20.7 13.1-31.2 42 43.5 29.7-58.4
Wake 87 2 1.7 0.4- 6.5 5 5.0 1.8-12.8 20 25.7 16.3-38.2 24 26.9 17.5-39.0 36 40.7 28.9-53.7
Western NC 152 2 1.7 0.4- 6.9 29 18.8 12.6-26.9 29 20.3 13.8-28.8 37 25.7 18.5-34.5 55 33.6 25.8-42.4
Piedmont NC 174 12 5.7 3.0-10.5 22 13.3 8.4-20.3 41 26.0 18.6-35.2 46 26.8 19.4-35.7 53 28.2 21.0-36.8
Eastern NC 147 4 2.7 0.9- 7.8 17 12.5 7.5-20.3 38 25.4 18.0-34.5 36 19.9 13.6-28.2 52 39.5 30.6-49.2

+ Approximately half of the respondents received questions from this topic See Technical Notes for more information.

Due to the small number of respondents to this question, no further breakdowns are available for Cumberland County. Please refer to the North Carolina table for statewide breakdowns.

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* This question was asked of all respondents who reported smoking 100+ cigarettes in his/her lifetime.

#Use caution in interpreting cell sizes less than 50. N = Cell Size, % = Percentage, C.I.(95%) = Confidence Interval (at 95 percent probability level).
Percentages are weighted to population characteristics.

** Eastern North Carolina: Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Brunswick, Camden, Carteret, Chowan, Columbus, Craven, Currituck, Dare, Duplin, Edgecombe, Gates, Greene, Halifax, Harnett, Hertford, Hoke, Hyde, Johnston, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Nash, Northampton, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Pender, Perquimans, Pitt, Robeson, Sampson, Scotland, Tyrrell, Washington, Wayne, Wilson
Piedmont North Carolina: Alamance, Alexander, Anson, Cabarrus, Caswell, Catawba, Chatham, Cleveland, Davidson, Davie, Franklin, Granville, Iredell, Lee, Lincoln, Montgomery, Moore, Orange, Person, Randolph, Richmond, Rockingham, Rowan, Stanly, Stokes, Union, Vance, Warren, Yadkin
Western North Carolina: Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Burke, Caldwell, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Surry, Swain, Transylvania, Watauga, Wilkes, Yancey

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