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2003 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Tobacco Indicators-WHITE FEMALES

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 1,921 345 18.7 16.2-21.4 341 18.9 16.4-21.8 540 28.6 25.5-31.8 319 16.9 14.4-19.7 376 17.0 14.7-19.6
AGE
18-24 104 31 23.3 14.2-35.9 28 31.3 19.9-45.6 32 30.4 18.6-45.4 10 12.6 4.8-29.3 3 2.3 0.5-11.1
25-34 256 68 29.3 22.0-37.9 68 24.5 17.9-32.6 68 26.6 19.6-35.1 29 13.6 8.5-21.2 23 5.9 3.4-10.2
35-44 362 92 24.5 18.7-31.3 94 26.0 20.0-33.0 99 28.2 21.9-35.6 42 10.2 6.4-15.9 35 11.2 7.2-16.8
45-54 426 76 19.0 13.9-25.4 63 12.6 8.8-17.7 131 29.3 23.5-35.9 74 17.8 13.0-23.8 82 21.3 15.7-28.4
55-64 330 39 7.8 4.7-12.6 44 12.7 8.2-19.0 87 31.7 23.7-40.9 72 24.1 17.8-31.9 88 23.7 17.3-31.7
65-74 263 25 8.7 5.2-14.0 31 12.6 8.1-18.9 74 28.9 21.5-37.6 58 22.5 15.7-31.0 75 27.4 20.2-36.0
75+ 167 13 9.8 4.6-19.9 9 7.7 3.1-17.7 44 21.7 14.4-31.4 32 24.3 15.6-35.7 69 36.5 26.7-47.5
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 278 68 27.0 19.9-35.4 60 22.1 15.7-30.2 67 22.0 15.1-30.8 35 17.0 11.2-25.0 48 11.9 7.2-19.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 607 102 16.2 12.4-20.8 112 23.1 18.0-29.2 171 27.4 22.4-33.1 93 14.8 11.1-19.5 129 18.5 14.2-23.6
Some Post-H.S. 540 93 18.4 13.7-24.2 94 16.8 12.6-22.0 172 31.6 25.7-38.1 86 17.7 12.7-24.1 95 15.5 11.7-20.3
College Graduate 494 81 16.2 12.0-21.4 75 13.9 10.3-18.5 130 31.3 25.3-38.0 105 18.4 14.2-23.5 103 20.3 15.7-25.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 237 53 19.0 12.9-27.2 38 18.3 11.7-27.4 59 25.4 16.7-36.6 38 18.8 12.0-28.1 49 18.5 12.7-26.1
$15,000- 24,999 401 84 24.6 18.6-31.8 68 20.0 14.5-27.0 115 26.5 20.8-33.2 59 14.9 10.5-20.8 75 13.9 9.4-20.1
$25,000- 34,999 230 44 26.5 17.6-37.9 42 19.7 12.6-29.5 68 27.6 19.3-37.7 34 9.9 6.1-15.6 42 16.2 10.4-24.5
$35,000- 49,999 265 37 16.6 10.9-24.6 54 22.0 15.1-31.0 81 28.5 21.0-37.5 44 15.7 10.4-23.1 49 17.1 11.7-24.3
$50,000-74,999 198 32 15.2 9.5-23.4 41 14.4 9.4-21.6 57 39.0 29.4-49.6 40 18.5 12.0-27.3 28 12.8 7.6-20.9
$75,000+ 209 27 15.5 9.8-23.6 35 16.5 10.9-24.2 60 27.8 20.3-36.9 44 22.1 14.8-31.5 43 18.2 12.5-25.7
COUNTY/REGION**
Buncombe 106 21 24.3 14.6-37.8 14 16.7 9.5-27.6 22 17.6 11.2-26.5 22 19.0 12.0-28.7 27 22.4 14.6-32.8
Guilford 83 11 11.1 5.8-20.2 21 27.9 17.6-41.2 27 33.5 22.7-46.3 15 16.9 8.7-30.1 9 10.7 5.1-20.9
Mecklenburg 78 13 17.7 10.0-29.4 13 15.3 8.6-25.7 26 35.0 24.0-47.7 12 14.8 8.1-25.6 14 17.2 10.1-27.8
Orange 93 17 17.4 8.9-31.1 15 11.6 6.0-21.4 23 33.7 15.8-57.9 17 11.9 6.2-21.5 21 25.5 11.7-46.8
Wake 73 14 19.2 10.6-32.2 17 24.1 15.2-36.1 14 21.1 12.6-33.2 16 18.9 11.2-30.1 12 16.7 9.3-28.1
Chatham/Lee 80 10 11.3 5.8-20.8 15 22.1 13.2-34.6 27 34.9 24.5-46.9 11 10.6 5.7-18.8 17 21.1 13.2-32.1
Nash/Wilson 63 7 13.3 5.3-29.3 13 26.3 15.2-41.7 23 34.3 22.8-47.9 9 11.4 5.8-21.4 11 14.7 7.9-25.8
Craven/Pamlico 112 19 16.5 10.4-25.3 23 25.5 16.9-36.5 35 26.9 19.2-36.4 13 11.9 6.6-20.6 22 19.1 12.6-28.0
Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 109 21 30.5 20.5-42.8 16 12.2 7.2-19.9 31 25.5 17.7-35.3 17 12.7 7.6-20.5 24 19.1 12.6-27.9
Appalachian/Wilkes 127 22 14.3 9.2-21.6 18 13.6 8.0-22.1 44 40.9 31.3-51.2 17 11.0 6.6-17.8 26 20.2 13.6-28.8
Franklin/Gran./Vance 90 16 20.9 11.9-34.2 15 15.8 9.2-25.7 23 28.0 18.4-40.2 15 12.3 7.2-20.3 21 23.0 14.4-34.6
Graham/Swain/Jackson 108 21 18.0 11.2-27.6 20 21.2 12.9-32.8 29 24.2 16.2-34.7 15 16.8 7.9-32.4 23 19.7 12.6-29.6
Hoke/Robeson/Scotland 60 18 33.7 21.9-48.0 8 14.2 6.9-27.0 12 17.0 9.5-28.6 11 19.3 10.3-33.2 11 15.8 8.5-27.4
Bladen/Columbus/Sampson 71 12 17.6 9.5-30.1 16 23.7 13.8-37.5 19 26.1 16.7-38.4 11 15.1 8.2-26.1 13 17.6 10.0-29.0
Northeast NC I 64 9 12.0 5.8-23.2 14 25.6 15.4-39.5 15 25.1 14.8-39.1 12 18.7 10.0-32.4 14 18.6 10.6-30.5
Northeast NC II 97 18 20.4 12.1-32.3 16 19.3 11.6-30.4 32 34.2 24.4-45.6 17 15.9 9.3-25.9 14 10.2 5.6-17.6
Northeastern Partnership 161 27 18.2 11.6-27.3 30 21.0 14.3-29.6 47 31.8 24.0-40.9 29 16.7 11.0-24.5 28 12.4 8.1-18.4
Mountain AHEC 336 63 21.3 15.3-29.0 56 20.9 15.0-28.3 85 22.4 17.2-28.7 57 16.7 12.2-22.4 75 18.7 14.0-24.4
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 592 100 16.2 12.0-21.5 117 21.4 16.4-27.4 168 29.3 23.5-35.9 97 17.3 12.5-23.4 110 15.8 12.0-20.5
Piedmont 783 135 18.3 14.7-22.4 138 17.3 13.9-21.3 220 29.3 24.9-34.2 137 17.1 13.7-21.2 153 18.0 14.4-22.2
Western NC 546 110 23.6 18.6-29.5 86 19.7 14.8-25.7 152 25.2 20.8-30.2 85 15.4 11.7-20.0 113 16.1 12.8-20.1

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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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