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2019 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Regions

Lung Cancer Screening

How old were you when you first started to smoke cigarettes regularly?*

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  Total
Respond.^
1 to 14 years old 15 to 17 years old 18 years old 19 to 24 years old 25+ years old
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 1,382 234 18.6 16.2-21.3 454 33.9 31.0-37.0 235 16.5 14.3-18.9 308 21.6 19.1-24.2 151 9.4 7.8-11.3
NC ASSOCIATION OF LOCAL HEALTH DIRECTOR REGIONS
Region 1 & 2 157 29 19.1 12.7-27.7 56 39.3 30.2-49.3 25 14.1 9.0-21.4 23 13.0 8.1-20.2 24 14.5 8.8-22.9
Region 3 129 23 22.0 13.8-33.2 36 30.3 21.2-41.2 25 16.6 10.1-26.0 33 23.2 15.4-33.5 12 7.9 4.1-14.6
Region 4 247 43 17.9 12.8-24.4 90 36.3 29.6-43.5 35 16.4 11.4-23.0 57 22.4 16.9-29.1 22 7.0 4.3-11.1
Region 5 195 29 16.2 11.1-23.2 64 35.6 28.3-43.7 38 16.9 12.1-23.2 46 22.9 17.1-29.9 18 8.3 4.8-14.1
Region 6 144 26 20.1 13.5-29.0 36 26.3 18.7-35.8 26 18.5 12.0-27.4 38 23.7 16.8-32.3 18 11.4 7.0-18.0
Region 7 195 28 17.6 11.9-25.4 56 28.9 22.1-36.9 35 18.1 12.9-24.8 49 23.4 17.4-30.7 27 11.9 8.0-17.3
Region 8 185 34 21.2 14.8-29.4 70 35.3 27.6-43.9 31 16.1 10.9-23.1 36 21.1 14.5-29.6 14 6.3 3.2-11.9
Region 9 & 10 130 22 19.4 12.3-29.1 46 34.7 26.1-44.5 20 13.7 8.0-22.5 26 23.1 15.6-32.8 16 9.1 5.2-15.3
STATE REGIONS
Eastern NC 487 85 19.8 15.8-24.6 162 33.1 28.3-38.4 80 15.4 12.0-19.6 107 22.1 18.0-26.7 53 9.6 7.1-12.9
Piedmont 698 112 17.8 14.6-21.7 226 33.6 29.6-37.9 124 17.4 14.4-21.0 166 23.0 19.6-26.7 70 8.2 6.3-10.5
Western NC 197 37 19.3 13.6-26.7 66 36.6 28.7-45.4 31 14.9 9.9-21.8 35 15.5 10.4-22.3 28 13.6 8.5-21.2
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS (AHEC)
Mountain AHEC 123 23 20.8 13.2-31.2 *** *** *** 20 13.5 8.2-21.5 18 12.2 7.1-20.2 19 13.0 7.3-22.1
Northwest 227 38 18.5 12.8-25.9 72 35.1 28.0-43.0 38 14.6 9.9-21.0 54 21.0 15.5-27.9 25 10.8 6.9-16.5
Charlotte 185 35 18.7 12.9-26.3 67 33.5 26.2-41.6 27 19.2 12.9-27.6 42 23.6 17.1-31.6 14 5.0 2.7- 9.1
Greensboro 149 21 14.8 9.4-22.5 53 38.0 29.5-47.2 32 19.4 13.4-27.4 31 19.8 13.7-27.6 12 8.0 4.0-15.2
Southern Regional 205 38 22.4 16.1-30.3 60 29.0 22.0-37.1 35 16.1 11.2-22.7 46 20.6 15.0-27.8 26 11.8 7.7-17.8
Southeast 89 *** *** *** *** *** *** 18 19.1 11.5-30.1 17 19.4 11.6-30.7 *** *** ***
Wake 211 28 15.7 10.4-22.9 60 28.3 21.8-35.7 39 19.1 13.9-25.6 57 26.6 20.4-33.8 27 10.4 7.0-15.1
Area L & Eastern 193 34 20.8 14.4-29.1 65 33.8 26.3-42.2 26 12.2 7.7-18.9 43 22.7 16.5-30.4 25 10.4 6.7-16.0
NC MEDICAID MANAGED CARE REGIONS
Region 1 197 36 20.3 14.1-28.3 70 41.0 32.6-49.9 32 13.5 9.1-19.6 31 12.2 8.1-18.0 28 13.0 8.2-20.1
Region 2 166 29 19.7 13.0-28.7 49 29.9 22.2-38.9 29 16.2 10.5-24.3 42 24.4 17.3-33.2 17 9.8 5.8-16.0
Region 3 170 30 16.8 11.2-24.4 63 34.2 26.6-42.7 24 19.8 13.0-28.8 40 24.5 17.8-32.8 13 4.7 2.4- 8.7
Region 4 180 28 16.9 11.5-24.3 60 36.4 28.8-44.9 33 15.3 10.5-21.6 43 23.2 17.1-30.7 16 8.1 4.5-14.2
Region 5 190 33 20.5 14.2-28.6 53 27.4 20.4-35.7 33 18.0 12.2-25.8 46 22.9 16.6-30.7 25 11.2 7.0-17.3
Region 6 125 15 17.0 9.5-28.8 37 28.6 20.1-38.9 25 17.1 11.3-25.0 31 23.5 15.5-34.0 17 13.7 8.3-21.9

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*Asked of respondents that have smoked in the past or are currently smoking.
Regularly is at least one cigarette or more on days that a respondent smokes (either every day or some days) or smoked (not at all).

See Technical Notes for counties in Local Health Director, State and AHEC regions.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to changes in the weighting methodology and other factors, results from 2019 are NOT comparable to 2010
and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2019 Annual Results Technical Notes for more details.

^Use caution in interpreting cell sizes less than 50, % = 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.

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