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BRFSS Survey Results 2003 for Guilford County

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%)
North Carolina 4,417 948 22.8 20.8-25.0 830 19.7 17.8-21.7 1,165 27.9 25.8-30.1 678 14.4 12.9-16.1 796 15.2 13.7-16.9
-Guilford County 208 38 16.4 11.6-22.6 42 23.7 16.9-32.2 58 28.7 21.7-36.9 40 16.7 11.5-23.6 30 14.5 9.7-21.1
GENDER
Male 94 23 21.0 13.7-30.9 18 25.7 15.9-38.8 26 27.2 17.9-39.1 14 12.7 7.0-22.1 13 13.3 7.2-23.3
Female 114 15 10.4 5.9-17.6 24 21.1 13.4-31.7 32 30.6 21.0-42.2 26 21.9 13.7-33.1 17 16.0 9.5-25.6
RACE
White 149 32 20.9 14.5-29.1 36 30.0 21.2-40.7 44 27.1 19.8-35.8 23 13.1 7.9-21.1 14 8.8 4.7-16.0
Other 59 6 6.7 2.6-16.1 6 9.9 3.8-23.5 14 32.2 18.4-50.0 17 24.5 14.0-39.2 16 26.7 15.7-41.7
AGE
18-44 70 8 10.4 4.9-20.8 24 33.3 21.1-48.1 18 29.8 18.2-44.9 13 16.9 8.9-29.8 7 9.6 4.2-20.6
45+ 136 30 21.2 14.6-29.8 18 16.4 9.7-26.4 39 27.7 20.1-36.9 26 16.3 10.4-24.8 23 18.4 11.8-27.6
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 95 18 16.0 9.7-25.4 19 18.3 11.0-28.7 28 35.2 24.0-48.3 14 12.0 6.0-22.7 16 18.4 10.9-29.4
Some College + 112 20 17.3 10.7-26.6 22 26.2 16.5-38.9 30 23.6 16.0-33.3 26 21.7 14.0-32.0 14 11.3 6.0-20.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 109 22 17.4 11.1-26.3 24 28.5 18.2-41.6 26 28.4 18.8-40.6 20 10.8 6.2-18.0 17 14.9 8.6-24.3
$50,000+ 59 10 17.8 9.1-32.0 11 19.1 10.2-33.0 19 25.9 16.1-38.9 10 19.9 9.9-36.0 9 17.2 8.4-32.1
COUNTY/REGION**
Buncombe 228 59 27.2 20.6-34.9 33 17.5 12.2-24.5 59 28.0 21.3-35.8 32 11.5 7.8-16.5 45 15.8 11.4-21.6
Guilford 208 38 16.4 11.6-22.6 42 23.7 16.9-32.2 58 28.7 21.7-36.9 40 16.7 11.5-23.6 30 14.5 9.7-21.1
Mecklenburg 193 37 21.4 14.1-31.2 30 12.0 8.1-17.5 62 33.2 25.3-42.0 27 14.6 8.3-24.4 37 18.8 13.1-26.2
Orange 190 38 25.4 14.2-41.2 43 19.7 13.3-28.1 50 30.2 19.7-43.3 29 10.6 6.6-16.6 30 14.2 7.6-24.8
Wake 169 29 18.3 11.5-27.8 34 18.5 12.4-26.6 39 27.6 19.8-36.9 35 18.4 12.5-26.3 32 17.3 11.8-24.5
Chatham/Lee 186 30 15.7 10.1-23.6 36 20.1 14.3-27.4 48 26.9 20.2-34.9 26 12.2 8.1-17.9 46 25.2 18.5-33.3
Nash/Wilson 169 22 12.0 7.5-18.7 33 19.7 13.8-27.5 58 35.7 27.5-44.9 22 15.6 8.7-26.3 34 17.0 11.7-23.9
Craven/Pamlico 234 47 21.9 16.2-28.8 43 19.2 14.1-25.6 59 22.3 17.1-28.4 33 15.7 10.8-22.3 52 20.9 15.8-27.1
Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 222 54 28.1 21.4-36.0 43 18.8 13.3-26.0 61 25.6 19.4-32.9 28 9.9 6.5-14.8 36 17.6 10.3-28.4
Appalachian/Wilkes 224 61 30.8 21.8-41.6 36 15.3 10.2-22.4 65 30.7 23.4-39.1 27 9.7 6.3-14.5 35 13.5 9.3-19.2
Franklin/Gran./Vance 221 41 26.5 18.1-37.1 40 16.7 11.8-23.1 55 28.6 20.8-37.8 35 11.1 7.6-16.0 50 17.0 12.3-23.1
Graham/Swain/Jackson 226 45 18.2 11.8-26.9 50 19.8 13.0-28.9 62 33.9 18.0-54.6 31 16.3 9.7-26.0 38 11.8 7.6-18.0
Hoke/Robeson/Scotland 239 56 25.9 19.6-33.3 38 14.8 10.5-20.3 58 24.8 18.8-32.0 42 16.9 12.0-23.4 45 17.6 12.8-23.7
Bladen/Columbus/Sampson 195 46 22.3 16.3-29.6 45 24.7 17.7-33.3 40 18.9 13.4-26.0 30 12.6 8.3-18.7 34 21.5 13.2-33.2
Northeast NC I 209 46 21.9 16.2-28.9 41 20.8 15.1-28.0 44 24.8 18.1-33.0 36 18.1 12.3-25.8 42 14.4 10.3-19.8
Northeast NC II 238 54 23.2 17.2-30.4 44 17.9 13.0-24.2 68 28.1 21.8-35.2 37 18.4 12.3-26.6 35 12.5 8.2-18.4
Northeastern Partnership 447 100 22.7 18.2-28.0 85 18.9 15.0-23.5 112 27.0 22.2-32.4 73 18.3 13.6-24.1 77 13.1 9.8-17.3
Mountain AHEC 667 150 22.6 18.2-27.6 129 26.0 19.3-34.1 175 25.0 20.1-30.7 97 13.4 10.3-17.1 116 13.0 10.1-16.7
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 1,549 326 22.1 18.7-26.0 292 18.9 15.9-22.3 395 27.4 23.7-31.3 247 15.8 13.0-19.0 289 15.8 13.3-18.8
Piedmont 1,820 367 22.8 20.0-26.0 345 19.3 16.6-22.2 485 28.2 25.3-31.4 289 14.1 12.0-16.6 334 15.6 13.4-18.0
Western NC 1,048 255 24.4 20.4-28.8 193 22.5 17.6-28.3 285 27.6 23.2-32.4 142 12.6 9.9-15.8 173 12.9 10.2-16.3

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

^Use caution in interpreting percentages with a numerator of less than 20. N = numerator, % = 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.

** Northeast NC I: Bertie, Gates, Halifax, Hertford, Northampton, and Warren counties.
Northeast NC II: Beaufort, Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Edgecombe, Hyde, Martin, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell, and Washington counties.
Northeastern Partnership: Northeast NC I and II regions combined.
Mountain Area Health Education Center (AHEC): Buncombe, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Swain, Transylvania, and Yancey counties.

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

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