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2003 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Tobacco Indicators-WHITE FEMALES

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%)
TOTAL 1,922 137 6.8 5.2- 8.8 179 11.6 9.5-14.2 412 23.2 20.3-26.3 466 24.4 21.6-27.5 728 34.0 30.8-37.2
AGE
18-24 104 4 3.9 1.3-11.3 21 21.9 12.3-35.9 38 33.3 22.1-46.7 33 30.8 18.8-46.1 8 10.1 3.2-27.7
25-34 255 13 6.9 3.3-13.9 36 16.6 10.7-24.7 74 28.0 20.9-36.4 68 28.0 20.9-36.3 64 20.5 14.7-27.9
35-44 361 20 3.7 2.0- 6.7 51 15.3 10.6-21.6 112 29.2 22.8-36.5 82 23.7 18.0-30.4 96 28.2 21.8-35.6
45-54 427 34 10.0 5.9-16.7 37 10.1 6.6-15.3 82 19.0 14.0-25.3 111 23.4 18.2-29.5 163 37.4 30.9-44.5
55-64 326 20 4.8 2.5- 8.9 21 6.6 3.8-11.2 47 20.3 13.1-30.2 71 19.9 14.1-27.3 167 48.4 39.8-57.1
65-74 270 29 8.9 4.9-15.9 11 3.6 1.7- 7.5 34 13.5 8.7-20.3 62 27.3 20.0-36.2 134 46.7 38.3-55.3
75+ 167 17 12.3 5.9-23.9 2 3.1 0.6-14.8 21 10.6 5.3-19.9 33 19.1 12.3-28.5 94 55.0 43.6-65.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 275 16 5.6 2.4-12.4 43 19.1 13.0-27.1 70 30.5 22.2-40.1 58 20.6 14.6-28.3 88 24.3 17.7-32.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 610 38 6.8 4.0-11.5 61 12.5 8.8-17.5 125 21.9 17.4-27.3 137 22.5 17.9-28.0 249 36.2 30.7-42.1
Some Post-H.S. 542 31 3.7 2.2- 6.3 50 11.4 7.6-16.8 136 24.4 19.4-30.2 138 25.4 19.9-31.7 187 35.1 29.0-41.8
College Graduate 493 52 11.5 7.9-16.5 25 5.3 3.1- 9.1 80 18.1 13.4-24.1 133 28.6 23.0-34.8 203 36.5 30.7-42.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 235 7 1.1 0.5- 2.5 30 12.9 7.3-22.0 57 27.5 18.5-38.9 40 18.3 12.0-26.8 101 40.1 30.9-50.1
$15,000- 24,999 403 24 5.8 3.2-10.3 41 15.1 10.2-21.9 104 29.1 22.8-36.4 93 23.5 18.0-30.1 141 26.4 20.6-33.2
$25,000- 34,999 234 20 5.7 2.9-10.9 27 16.8 9.8-27.2 42 21.6 13.9-32.1 58 23.5 15.6-33.8 87 32.4 24.0-42.0
$35,000- 49,999 265 15 2.9 1.5- 5.5 18 10.3 5.5-18.4 62 23.1 16.1-32.1 63 24.8 17.8-33.4 107 39.0 30.7-47.9
$50,000-74,999 200 13 7.3 3.4-15.0 13 7.4 3.4-15.1 41 23.8 16.0-33.7 62 28.5 20.5-38.1 71 33.1 24.5-43.0
$75,000+ 208 26 11.1 6.6-17.8 12 6.9 3.5-13.3 35 20.8 13.9-30.0 61 28.6 21.0-37.6 74 32.6 24.5-41.9
COUNTY/REGION**
Buncombe 107 8 7.0 3.3-14.2 13 15.2 8.4-25.9 15 11.5 6.7-19.0 25 29.4 19.0-42.6 46 36.9 27.1-48.0
Guilford 83 7 9.1 3.8-20.3 3 2.4 0.7- 7.5 22 32.0 20.9-45.6 23 30.2 19.5-43.6 28 26.3 17.5-37.6
Mecklenburg 77 6 8.6 3.6-19.4 4 5.7 2.2-14.5 11 11.1 5.7-20.4 25 38.7 27.2-51.6 31 35.9 25.3-48.0
Orange 93 14 10.3 5.3-19.1 4 4.4 1.5-12.6 16 25.8 9.3-54.2 25 25.2 14.2-40.6 34 34.2 18.7-54.0
Wake 72 5 7.2 2.9-16.7 4 5.0 1.8-13.2 18 27.2 17.0-40.6 22 30.9 20.6-43.4 23 29.8 19.8-42.2
Chatham/Lee 81 6 5.6 2.4-12.6 7 7.8 3.4-16.7 16 22.5 13.6-34.8 27 33.3 23.3-45.1 25 30.8 21.2-42.5
Nash/Wilson 63 3 3.2 0.9-10.7 8 18.2 8.6-34.3 16 27.0 16.0-41.9 15 23.4 14.0-36.4 21 28.3 18.2-41.3
Craven/Pamlico 112 4 2.3 0.8- 6.2 10 12.0 6.4-21.4 30 28.2 19.4-38.9 32 26.8 18.8-36.6 36 30.7 22.4-40.5
Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 109 5 3.2 1.3- 7.7 8 9.8 4.3-21.0 25 31.0 21.3-42.7 24 19.1 12.6-28.0 47 36.8 27.6-47.2
Appalachian/Wilkes 124 7 4.9 2.2-10.7 11 7.5 3.9-13.8 21 17.8 11.2-27.2 33 30.0 21.2-40.5 52 39.8 30.6-49.8
Franklin/Gran./Vance 90 7 5.9 2.6-12.8 8 11.2 5.6-21.3 23 29.9 19.5-43.0 17 18.2 10.6-29.4 35 34.7 24.5-46.6
Graham/Swain/Jackson 109 13 9.7 5.0-18.1 11 9.2 4.7-17.3 20 22.2 13.7-33.9 21 19.0 11.9-29.0 44 39.9 28.6-52.4
Hoke/Robeson/Scotland 60 2 1.5 0.4- 5.8 8 15.0 7.4-28.0 12 24.8 14.5-39.1 14 23.9 13.9-37.9 24 34.8 23.5-48.2
Bladen/Columbus/Sampson 73 5 6.4 2.5-15.2 8 16.5 7.6-32.1 19 22.5 14.2-33.8 14 17.4 10.2-28.2 27 37.2 26.0-49.9
Northeast NC I 64 5 11.3 4.3-26.6 3 4.9 1.4-15.7 19 31.6 20.3-45.5 10 15.1 7.5-28.3 27 37.1 25.5-50.4
Northeast NC II 98 8 4.9 2.4- 9.7 14 20.1 11.6-32.7 22 23.1 14.9-33.8 23 23.7 15.6-34.4 31 28.2 19.3-39.2
Northeastern Partnership 162 13 6.6 3.6-11.6 17 16.1 9.5-25.9 41 25.3 18.4-33.9 33 21.4 15.0-29.8 58 30.6 23.1-39.2
Mountain AHEC 339 29 6.2 3.8-10.0 37 15.3 10.0-22.8 59 19.3 13.7-26.4 74 23.8 18.1-30.6 140 35.4 29.1-42.4
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 593 36 6.2 3.7-10.2 69 16.8 12.1-22.8 141 23.3 18.1-29.5 134 20.7 15.9-26.4 213 33.1 27.2-39.6
Piedmont 784 62 7.6 5.2-11.0 56 8.4 5.9-11.7 171 23.8 19.8-28.4 207 26.8 22.6-31.5 288 33.4 28.9-38.2
Western NC 545 39 5.5 3.6- 8.5 54 12.8 8.9-18.2 100 21.2 16.5-26.8 125 23.5 19.0-28.7 227 36.9 31.6-42.6

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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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