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Oregon Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS); 1996

Oregon Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS), 1996

Weighted Column Percents Unweighted Frequencies
At what age did you start smoking?
(Weighted Column Percents)

Total Age Groups
18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+
5 .3


.3 .9 .4
6 .3
.5

.9 .7
7 .5 .9 .5
.3 .9 .7
8 .4
.9 .3 .3 .9
9 .7 .9 .9
1.3 .5 .7
10 1.4 1.9 2.3 1.5 .3 1.4 1.4
11 2.0
2.3 3.2 2.5 1.4 .7
12 4.3 8.4 5.5 4.9 3.2 5.6 1.1
13 5.8 4.7 8.2 7.0 5.4 6.5 2.8
14 8.4 13.1 9.1 11.0 4.8 6.5 8.5
15 10.9 15.9 10.5 10.2 11.5 13.0 8.2
16 13.6 15.0 15.1 15.7 13.4 11.6 11.0
17 8.6 12.1 10.0 8.4 8.6 8.8 6.4
18 12.9 13.1 9.1 12.2 14.6 10.6 16.4
19 6.7 4.7 7.3 4.7 8.0 7.9 7.1
20 5.8 1.9 5.5 4.1 7.6 6.0 7.5
21 4.4 3.7 4.1 2.9 5.1 4.6 5.7
22 2.0
1.4 2.0 1.9 3.7 2.1
23 1.2 .9 1.8 .9 1.3 .5 1.8
24 1.1 .9 .9 .3 1.6 .9 1.8
25 2.7
.5 3.5 2.9 2.8 4.3
26 .7
.9 .3 1.0 1.9
27 .4

.9 .3
.7
28 .3

.9
.5 .4
29 .1

.3


30 1.1

.9 1.0 1.9 2.5
31 .2

.3

.7
32 .3
.5 .6 .3
.4
33 .1




.7
34 .1

.3


35 .5

.9 .3
1.4
36 .1

.3 .3

37 .1

.3


38 .1

.3 .3

39 .1




.4
40 .2


.6
.4
41 .1

.3

.4
43 .1




.4
44 .1


.3

45 .1




.4
47 .1




.4
52 .1




.4
69 .1




.4
Don't know 1.0 1.9 2.3 .9 .6
1.1
Male 5 .4


.6 1.0 .7
6 .6
1.1

1.0 1.4
7 .7 1.9

.6 1.0 1.4
8 .4

.7 .6 1.0
9 .6


.6 1.0 1.4
10 1.7 3.8 2.2 2.0
1.0 2.8
11 2.1
3.3 2.0 2.3 2.9 1.4
12 4.8 9.6 3.3 5.3 4.7 6.9 2.1
13 5.4
7.6 7.3 7.0 3.9 2.8
14 8.6 13.5 8.7 9.3 5.3 5.9 12.0
15 11.8 13.5 12.0 12.0 12.9 12.7 9.2
16 13.7 15.4 15.2 10.7 15.8 14.7 12.0
17 9.2 13.5 9.8 10.0 10.5 7.8 5.6
18 13.3 23.1 6.5 13.3 12.9 11.8 15.5
19 5.1 3.8 7.6 2.0 5.8 6.9 4.9
20 6.5
6.5 5.3 8.2 7.8 7.0
21 3.5
5.4 2.0 2.3 3.9 6.3
22 2.4
2.2 2.0 2.3 3.9 2.8
23 1.3
3.3 1.3 .6 1.0 1.4
24 .8

.7 1.2
2.1
25 3.0
1.1 6.0 2.3 2.0 3.5
26 .4
1.1
.6 1.0
27 .6

1.3 .6
.7
28 .3

.7
1.0
29 .1

.7


30 .6

.7 1.2
.7
31 .1

.7


32 .1
1.1



34 .1

.7


35 .4

1.3

.7
36 .1


.6

38 .1

.7


41 .1

.7


47 .1




.7
69 .1




.7
Don't know .7 1.9 2.2 .7 .6

Female 5 .1



.9
6 .1



.9
7 .3
.8

.9
8 .4
1.6

.9
9 .8 1.8 1.6
2.1

10 1.0
2.4 1.0 .7 1.8
11 1.8
1.6 4.1 2.8

12 3.8 7.3 7.1 4.6 1.4 4.4
13 6.2 9.1 8.7 6.7 3.5 8.8 2.9
14 8.3 12.7 9.4 12.4 4.2 7.0 5.0
15 10.1 18.2 9.4 8.8 9.8 13.2 7.2
16 13.5 14.5 15.0 19.6 10.5 8.8 10.1
17 8.2 10.9 10.2 7.2 6.3 9.6 7.2
18 12.6 3.6 11.0 11.3 16.8 9.6 17.3
19 8.2 5.5 7.1 6.7 10.5 8.8 9.4
20 5.2 3.6 4.7 3.1 7.0 4.4 7.9
21 5.2 7.3 3.1 3.6 8.4 5.3 5.0
22 1.7
.8 2.1 1.4 3.5 1.4
23 1.2 1.8 .8 .5 2.1
2.2
24 1.3 1.8 1.6
2.1 1.8 1.4
25 2.5

1.5 3.5 3.5 5.0
26 .9
.8 .5 1.4 2.6
27 .3

.5

.7
28 .4

1.0

.7
30 1.7

1.0 .7 3.5 4.3
31 .3




1.4
32 .5

1.0 .7
.7
33 .3




1.4
35 .6

.5 .7
2.2
36 .1

.5


37 .1

.5


38 .1


.7

39 .1




.7
40 .4


1.4
.7
41 .1




.7
43 .1




.7
44 .1


.7

45 .1




.7
52 .1




.7
Don't know 1.3 1.8 2.4 1.0 .7
2.2
Denominator is: All survey respondents who have smoked 100 cigarettes in their life



At what age did you start smoking?
(Unweighted Frequencies)

Total Age Groups
18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+
Total 1481 107 219 344 314 216 281
5 4


1 2 1
6 5
1

2 2
7 7 1 1
1 2 2
8 6
2 1 1 2
9 10 1 2
4 1 2
10 20 2 5 5 1 3 4
11 29
5 11 8 3 2
12 63 9 12 17 10 12 3
13 86 5 18 24 17 14 8
14 125 14 20 38 15 14 24
15 162 17 23 35 36 28 23
16 201 16 33 54 42 25 31
17 128 13 22 29 27 19 18
18 191 14 20 42 46 23 46
19 99 5 16 16 25 17 20
20 86 2 12 14 24 13 21
21 65 4 9 10 16 10 16
22 30
3 7 6 8 6
23 18 1 4 3 4 1 5
24 16 1 2 1 5 2 5
25 40
1 12 9 6 12
26 10
2 1 3 4
27 6

3 1
2
28 5

3
1 1
29 1

1


30 17

3 3 4 7
31 3

1

2
32 5
1 2 1
1
33 2




2
34 1

1


35 8

3 1
4
36 2

1 1

37 1

1


38 2

1 1

39 1




1
40 3


2
1
41 2

1

1
43 1




1
44 1


1

45 1




1
47 1




1
52 1




1
69 1




1
Don't know 15 2 5 3 2
3
Male Total 709 52 92 150 171 102 142
5 3


1 1 1
6 4
1

1 2
7 5 1

1 1 2
8 3

1 1 1
9 4


1 1 2
10 12 2 2 3
1 4
11 15
3 3 4 3 2
12 34 5 3 8 8 7 3
13 38
7 11 12 4 4
14 61 7 8 14 9 6 17
15 84 7 11 18 22 13 13
16 97 8 14 16 27 15 17
17 65 7 9 15 18 8 8
18 94 12 6 20 22 12 22
19 36 2 7 3 10 7 7
20 46
6 8 14 8 10
21 25
5 3 4 4 9
22 17
2 3 4 4 4
23 9
3 2 1 1 2
24 6

1 2
3
25 21
1 9 4 2 5
26 3
1
1 1
27 4

2 1
1
28 2

1
1
29 1

1


30 4

1 2
1
31 1

1


32 1
1



34 1

1


35 3

2

1
36 1


1

38 1

1


41 1

1


47 1




1
69 1




1
Don't know 5 1 2 1 1

Female Total 772 55 127 194 143 114 139
5 1



1
6 1



1
7 2
1

1
8 3
2

1
9 6 1 2
3

10 8
3 2 1 2
11 14
2 8 4

12 29 4 9 9 2 5
13 48 5 11 13 5 10 4
14 64 7 12 24 6 8 7
15 78 10 12 17 14 15 10
16 104 8 19 38 15 10 14
17 63 6 13 14 9 11 10
18 97 2 14 22 24 11 24
19 63 3 9 13 15 10 13
20 40 2 6 6 10 5 11
21 40 4 4 7 12 6 7
22 13
1 4 2 4 2
23 9 1 1 1 3
3
24 10 1 2
3 2 2
25 19

3 5 4 7
26 7
1 1 2 3
27 2

1

1
28 3

2

1
30 13

2 1 4 6
31 2




2
32 4

2 1
1
33 2




2
35 5

1 1
3
36 1

1


37 1

1


38 1


1

39 1




1
40 3


2
1
41 1




1
43 1




1
44 1


1

45 1




1
52 1




1
Don't know 10 1 3 2 1
3
Denominator is: All survey respondents who have smoked 100 cigarettes in their life
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