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BRFSS Survey Results 2001 for Nationwide +

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%)
All Participants 49,833 11,250 22.4 21.8-23.0 9,699 19.4 18.8-20.0 12,420 24.7 24.1-25.3 8,246 16.9 16.4-17.5 8,218 16.5 16.0-17.1
Alaska 1,535 486 34.2 30.6-37.9 298 17.4 15.0-20.1 301 19.5 16.7-22.7 225 14.9 12.4-17.7 225 14.0 11.5-17.0
Arizona 1,535 342 22.3 19.5-25.4 314 20.3 17.7-23.2 366 24.7 21.7-28.0 253 17.0 14.5-19.9 260 15.6 13.3-18.2
Arkansas 1,330 295 23.5 21.0-26.2 252 20.3 17.8-23.0 362 27.9 25.2-30.8 199 13.6 11.7-15.6 222 14.7 12.9-16.8
Connecticut 3,781 777 21.7 20.1-23.4 833 22.0 20.4-23.7 1,009 26.2 24.6-28.0 603 15.5 14.2-17.0 559 14.5 13.2-16.0
Delaware 1,750 385 22.5 20.1-25.2 384 22.3 19.8-25.0 432 23.7 21.2-26.3 243 14.7 12.7-17.0 306 16.8 14.6-19.2
Indiana 1,919 445 24.0 21.9-26.2 313 16.5 14.7-18.4 486 25.9 23.8-28.2 338 16.9 15.1-18.7 337 16.8 15.1-18.7
Kentucky 3,810 1,062 26.8 24.8-28.9 713 20.2 18.2-22.3 928 25.0 23.1-27.1 498 13.5 12.0-15.2 609 14.5 13.0-16.1
Louisiana 2,026 373 19.5 17.6-21.6 352 17.7 15.9-19.7 499 24.8 22.7-26.9 401 19.1 17.3-21.1 401 18.9 17.1-20.9
Maine 1,320 336 25.7 23.1-28.4 252 20.0 17.5-22.8 328 25.2 22.7-27.9 211 15.9 13.8-18.2 193 13.2 11.4-15.2
Mississippi 1,234 270 24.4 21.5-27.5 201 15.3 13.2-17.7 302 23.9 21.2-26.7 248 20.9 18.3-23.7 213 15.5 13.5-17.9
Missouri 2,027 504 25.4 22.9-28.0 424 21.8 19.4-24.4 467 22.8 20.5-25.3 341 15.4 13.5-17.6 291 14.7 12.6-17.0
Montana 1,709 410 24.6 21.9-27.5 299 17.8 15.3-20.6 426 25.2 22.5-28.1 270 15.4 13.2-17.9 304 17.0 14.7-19.5
Nebraska 1,491 315 22.4 20.1-25.0 257 18.2 16.0-20.6 406 27.3 24.9-30.0 254 15.8 13.8-17.9 259 16.3 14.4-18.4
New Hampshire 2,118 504 24.9 22.8-27.0 499 24.0 22.0-26.1 534 24.6 22.6-26.7 329 15.2 13.6-16.9 252 11.4 10.0-13.0
New Jersey 2,643 466 17.5 15.7-19.5 534 20.6 18.6-22.6 654 24.3 22.2-26.6 519 20.2 18.2-22.3 470 17.5 15.6-19.4
North Carolina 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
Oklahoma 2,150 473 24.1 21.8-26.7 420 20.4 18.2-22.8 492 21.0 18.9-23.2 365 17.4 15.3-19.7 400 17.1 14.9-19.4
Pennsylvania 1,704 343 19.8 17.8-22.0 350 20.9 18.7-23.3 436 24.8 22.6-27.3 268 15.9 14.0-18.0 307 18.6 16.5-21.0
Rhode Island 2,077 478 24.0 21.9-26.3 437 21.6 19.6-23.9 551 26.1 23.9-28.4 315 14.8 13.2-16.7 296 13.4 11.8-15.2
South Carolina 1,426 285 19.7 17.5-22.2 256 17.8 15.7-20.1 357 25.5 23.0-28.2 273 19.8 17.5-22.4 255 17.1 15.0-19.5
South Dakota 2,330 451 20.0 18.2-21.9 460 20.9 19.0-23.0 614 26.1 24.1-28.2 431 18.8 16.9-20.7 374 14.2 12.8-15.8
Texas 2,407 465 20.8 19.0-22.8 405 16.9 15.3-18.6 551 23.1 21.3-25.1 493 19.7 18.0-21.5 493 19.4 17.7-21.3
Virginia 1,328 276 21.6 19.2-24.2 261 20.2 17.9-22.8 347 25.4 22.8-28.2 212 16.7 14.3-19.3 232 16.1 14.1-18.4
West Virginia 1,552 405 26.6 24.2-29.2 292 18.9 16.8-21.2 357 22.6 20.4-25.0 242 16.8 14.7-19.1 256 15.1 13.3-17.1
Wisconsin 1,721 438 26.6 24.2-29.2 351 21.2 18.8-23.8 438 24.7 22.4-27.1 270 15.5 13.6-17.6 224 12.0 10.4-13.9
Wyoming 1,464 351 24.1 21.7-26.5 267 19.3 17.1-21.7 388 26.1 23.8-28.6 235 16.7 14.7-19.0 223 13.8 12.0-15.8

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+ Only participating states or terretories are presented here.

* 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.

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