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BRFSS Survey Results 2003 for Guilford 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 4,416 285 5.9 4.8- 7.1 476 12.9 11.2-14.7 994 24.4 22.3-26.6 1,087 25.6 23.6-27.8 1,574 31.3 29.2-33.4
-Guilford County 204 15 6.3 3.4-11.4 15 8.2 4.7-14.0 41 20.3 14.4-27.9 63 32.7 25.2-41.1 70 32.4 25.1-40.7
GENDER
Male 92 5 5.1 1.8-13.4 11 12.7 6.8-22.3 16 17.1 9.8-28.1 32 34.4 24.0-46.4 28 30.8 20.7-43.1
Female 112 10 7.9 3.7-16.0 4 2.5 0.9- 6.7 25 24.6 16.0-35.8 31 30.5 20.6-42.5 42 34.6 25.0-45.6
RACE
White 149 9 5.2 2.4-10.8 14 11.4 6.5-19.3 36 24.1 16.9-33.0 46 32.8 24.4-42.6 44 26.6 18.6-36.4
Other 55 6 8.9 3.2-22.5 1 1.1 0.2- 7.6 5 12.0 3.9-31.1 17 32.3 18.8-49.5 26 45.7 30.6-61.6
AGE
18-44 69 4 7.5 2.7-19.5 4 5.5 1.8-15.9 15 21.7 12.1-35.9 26 37.0 24.5-51.5 20 28.2 17.0-43.1
45+ 133 11 5.4 2.8-10.0 11 10.4 5.6-18.6 26 19.4 12.9-28.1 36 29.2 20.8-39.3 49 35.6 26.8-45.5
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 91 6 7.6 3.0-18.2 9 9.4 4.7-17.9 20 23.1 14.0-35.6 29 33.1 22.1-46.2 27 26.9 17.9-38.3
Some College + 112 9 5.4 2.6-10.7 6 7.5 3.1-17.1 21 18.5 11.5-28.5 33 30.0 21.3-40.5 43 38.6 28.0-50.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 104 8 7.9 3.4-17.1 9 7.4 3.6-14.7 24 26.7 17.3-38.8 29 30.3 20.3-42.4 34 27.8 18.3-39.8
$50,000+ 60 4 3.9 1.4-10.4 4 10.6 3.8-26.2 7 10.7 5.0-21.5 24 38.0 25.2-52.8 21 36.8 24.2-51.6
COUNTY/REGION**
Buncombe 229 10 3.5 1.8- 6.7 30 14.4 9.8-20.8 49 25.2 18.8-32.8 51 23.4 17.4-30.8 89 33.5 26.7-41.0
Guilford 204 15 6.3 3.4-11.4 15 8.2 4.7-14.0 41 20.3 14.4-27.9 63 32.7 25.2-41.1 70 32.4 25.1-40.7
Mecklenburg 189 12 9.1 3.8-20.1 17 12.9 6.6-23.4 29 14.1 9.0-21.4 60 33.0 25.2-41.9 71 30.9 23.7-39.2
Orange 188 22 8.2 4.9-13.4 16 7.9 4.5-13.5 41 32.6 19.6-49.0 45 19.6 13.3-27.9 64 31.8 22.1-43.2
Wake 168 12 6.7 3.4-12.9 11 7.9 3.2-17.9 36 20.0 13.8-28.1 48 31.4 23.2-40.9 61 34.0 26.1-42.9
Chatham/Lee 188 19 7.9 4.8-12.7 17 9.3 5.2-16.1 35 18.9 13.3-26.2 49 25.8 19.1-33.8 68 38.2 30.4-46.5
Nash/Wilson 169 7 2.3 1.0- 5.1 16 9.7 5.6-16.1 35 19.5 13.7-27.1 48 29.7 22.1-38.7 63 38.7 29.8-48.4
Craven/Pamlico 237 7 2.7 1.2- 6.2 21 10.8 7.0-16.3 54 21.8 16.4-28.2 63 27.6 21.4-34.7 92 37.2 30.5-44.3
Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 224 13 4.7 2.6- 8.2 26 13.9 9.2-20.5 56 28.7 21.8-36.8 54 21.8 16.2-28.7 75 30.9 22.8-40.4
Appalachian/Wilkes 222 10 3.6 1.8- 7.0 33 18.7 10.4-31.2 47 20.5 14.8-27.6 58 29.1 21.7-37.9 74 28.1 21.6-35.7
Franklin/Gran./Vance 223 18 5.7 3.4- 9.3 19 10.7 5.8-18.7 63 34.0 25.5-43.7 36 15.7 10.8-22.5 87 33.9 26.2-42.6
Graham/Swain/Jackson 228 22 7.6 4.1-13.5 24 9.4 5.4-15.8 52 20.5 13.6-29.5 54 23.2 15.3-33.4 76 39.4 23.6-57.8
Hoke/Robeson/Scotland 239 18 8.7 4.8-15.0 30 15.0 10.1-21.8 53 20.8 15.6-27.0 55 23.7 17.7-30.8 83 31.9 25.6-38.9
Bladen/Columbus/Sampson 195 8 2.9 1.4- 6.1 22 12.6 7.9-19.4 51 24.5 18.0-32.4 44 21.2 15.0-29.0 70 38.8 29.7-48.8
Northeast NC I 210 17 9.5 5.0-17.1 22 12.4 7.8-19.1 49 27.0 20.1-35.3 43 19.8 14.5-26.4 79 31.4 24.8-38.8
Northeast NC II 238 16 4.6 2.6- 7.9 28 12.6 8.4-18.5 54 25.0 18.7-32.6 58 25.6 19.3-33.1 82 32.2 25.3-40.0
Northeastern Partnership 448 33 6.2 4.1- 9.4 50 12.5 9.2-16.8 103 25.7 20.7-31.3 101 23.6 18.9-29.0 161 31.9 26.8-37.6
Mountain AHEC 669 45 5.8 3.5- 9.4 76 12.0 8.9-16.2 148 23.5 19.0-28.8 159 27.3 20.8-35.0 241 31.3 26.0-37.1
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 1,552 90 5.1 3.7- 7.1 175 13.3 10.6-16.5 354 25.0 21.3-29.1 373 23.7 20.4-27.4 560 32.8 29.2-36.7
Piedmont 1,815 132 6.6 5.0- 8.6 173 12.5 10.2-15.3 405 24.2 21.3-27.4 464 26.4 23.6-29.5 641 30.3 27.4-33.3
Western NC 1,049 63 4.8 3.2- 7.1 128 13.2 10.0-17.2 235 23.7 19.9-28.0 250 26.5 21.5-32.2 373 31.8 27.4-36.6

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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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