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BRFSS Survey Results 2001 for North Carolina

Tobacco Indicators+

How old were you the first time you smoked a cigarette, even one or two puffs?*

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  Total
Respond.#
12 or under 13-14 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%)
TOTAL 1,446 315 24.6 21.2-28.4 275 18.9 16.0-22.1 389 27.8 24.2-31.6 210 13.3 11.1-15.9 257 15.4 13.0-18.3
GENDER
Male 654 198 32.0 26.7-37.7 125 17.2 13.4-21.7 158 26.5 21.7-32.0 86 12.3 9.3-16.1 87 12.1 9.0-15.9
Female 792 117 15.7 12.2-20.1 150 20.9 16.9-25.6 231 29.3 24.4-34.7 124 14.5 11.4-18.3 170 19.6 15.7-24.0
RACE
White 1,149 257 25.4 21.7-29.6 232 19.2 16.1-22.8 309 28.2 24.3-32.6 156 12.6 10.2-15.5 195 14.5 11.9-17.6
African American 215 38 16.8 10.9-25.0 30 15.0 9.1-23.8 58 28.0 19.6-38.2 38 16.2 10.2-24.7 51 24.1 16.5-33.6
Other Minorities 69 19 37.6 19.7-59.7 9 20.7 9.3-39.8 17 20.5 10.1-37.2 14 14.9 7.2-28.1 10 6.3 2.9-13.5
HISPANIC
Yes 36 8 18.7 7.9-38.0 4 15.9 3.3-50.9 9 29.1 11.8-55.6 8 21.2 8.8-42.6 7 15.2 3.7-45.2
No 1,409 307 24.8 21.4-28.7 271 19.0 16.1-22.2 379 27.7 24.1-31.6 202 13.1 10.8-15.7 250 15.5 13.0-18.3
AGE
18-24 118 24 21.6 10.6-39.0 26 20.2 11.0-34.2 39 41.5 26.5-58.1 16 10.3 5.2-19.6 13 6.3 2.9-13.3
25-34 228 46 27.1 18.7-37.4 49 17.4 11.5-25.4 66 27.2 19.6-36.3 37 18.1 11.8-26.7 30 10.3 6.1-16.6
35-44 302 79 28.1 21.3-36.1 62 22.0 15.9-29.6 75 20.3 14.8-27.1 40 12.7 8.3-19.0 46 16.9 11.3-24.6
45-54 299 60 24.1 17.2-32.6 55 16.4 11.1-23.6 81 34.9 26.7-44.1 49 11.3 7.7-16.4 54 13.3 8.9-19.3
55-64 213 51 27.0 19.0-36.8 43 22.1 15.1-31.2 51 21.0 14.7-29.2 29 14.5 9.0-22.5 39 15.4 10.1-22.8
65+ 276 54 18.0 12.5-25.3 39 17.0 11.3-24.8 74 25.9 19.3-33.8 36 12.9 8.3-19.4 73 26.1 19.1-34.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 227 79 35.9 27.4-45.5 36 21.1 13.7-31.0 48 15.9 10.3-23.9 31 11.4 7.2-17.7 33 15.6 9.8-24.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 457 87 21.0 15.3-28.0 101 20.4 15.7-26.0 128 31.6 24.9-39.2 63 13.5 9.6-18.7 78 13.5 9.7-18.5
Some Post-H.S. 394 82 23.9 17.8-31.2 74 18.3 13.5-24.2 108 30.4 24.0-37.6 51 10.5 7.3-15.0 79 17.0 12.4-22.9
College Graduate 364 65 20.4 14.7-27.7 63 14.9 10.6-20.6 105 30.0 23.4-37.4 64 18.0 13.0-24.3 67 16.7 12.1-22.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 148 39 34.0 22.9-47.3 27 22.7 12.7-37.3 40 20.2 12.5-30.9 16 6.5 3.5-11.8 26 16.6 8.9-28.9
$15,000- 24,999 263 56 21.9 15.5-29.9 47 21.5 14.8-30.1 60 19.9 13.7-27.9 40 14.9 9.4-22.7 60 21.9 15.1-30.6
$25,000- 34,999 232 49 25.2 17.7-34.7 47 17.5 11.9-24.9 63 28.1 20.7-36.9 36 18.6 12.1-27.6 37 10.6 6.6-16.5
$35,000- 49,999 251 51 21.5 14.5-30.7 51 19.5 13.2-27.8 78 33.4 25.2-42.8 28 9.7 6.2-14.9 43 15.9 10.8-22.8
$50,000+ 336 79 25.8 19.4-33.4 65 17.1 12.3-23.1 85 28.8 21.5-37.4 56 14.8 10.5-20.5 51 13.6 9.2-19.6
COUNTY/REGION**
Buncombe 106 26 23.3 15.3-34.0 21 20.0 12.6-30.3 29 29.9 20.2-41.8 15 14.8 8.5-24.4 15 11.9 6.7-20.5
Cumberland 86 12 19.5 9.2-36.5 26 28.4 19.7-39.2 17 21.9 13.6-33.2 18 17.2 10.4-27.3 13 13.0 6.3-24.9
Durham 75 14 22.3 12.2-37.2 14 20.7 11.4-34.7 24 27.4 17.8-39.7 8 8.7 4.1-17.5 15 20.9 12.2-33.3
Forsyth 97 18 22.2 13.9-33.4 19 16.8 10.4-26.1 24 27.9 18.9-39.1 19 17.5 10.9-26.8 17 15.6 9.3-25.0
Gaston 113 33 30.9 22.1-41.5 17 15.1 9.2-23.8 31 27.2 18.7-37.8 11 9.0 4.8-16.3 21 17.7 10.6-28.3
Guilford 85 9 10.9 5.5-20.4 16 21.6 13.0-33.7 34 35.9 25.7-47.5 10 10.3 5.3-19.2 16 21.3 12.8-33.3
Mecklenburg 99 15 16.2 9.4-26.5 21 23.7 15.2-34.9 27 28.3 19.2-39.6 21 21.1 13.6-31.1 15 10.7 6.2-18.0
New Hanover 107 25 26.6 18.2-37.1 19 17.3 10.9-26.2 18 16.6 10.2-25.8 13 9.9 5.4-17.4 32 29.7 21.2-40.0
Onslow 115 27 30.1 17.5-46.8 20 12.7 7.4-20.8 32 29.7 18.2-44.5 15 12.0 6.6-20.8 21 15.6 9.0-25.6
Wake 89 16 18.6 10.9-30.1 13 17.0 8.5-31.1 31 35.7 24.9-48.1 17 17.2 10.0-28.1 12 11.5 6.1-20.4
Western NC 153 49 36.2 27.8-45.6 24 14.8 9.5-22.4 34 21.4 15.1-29.3 20 12.8 8.0-19.8 26 14.9 9.9-21.8
Piedmont NC 176 39 24.8 17.5-33.9 32 18.4 12.6-26.0 47 28.7 20.9-38.1 28 14.5 9.7-21.2 30 13.6 9.1-19.7
Eastern NC 145 32 25.1 17.5-34.5 33 20.0 13.6-28.3 41 27.4 19.7-36.8 15 8.9 5.0-15.1 24 18.6 12.1-27.6

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

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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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