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Figure 4.3 is titled "Past Month Cigarette Use, by Age: 2002 through 2004." It is a bar graph, where age in years is shown on the horizontal axis, and the percentage using cigarettes in the past month is shown on the vertical axis. For each age, there are bars representing 2002, 2003, and 2004. Tests of statistical significance at the .05 level were performed between 2003 and 2004 estimates and between 2002 and 2004 estimates; significant results are indicated where appropriate.

The percentage of 12 or 13 year olds who smoked cigarettes in the past month was 3.2 percent in 2002, 2.5 percent in 2003, and 2.8 percent in 2004.
The percentage of 14 or 15 year olds who smoked cigarettes in the past month was 11.2 percent in 2002, 11.0 percent in 2003, and 10.9 percent in 2004.
The percentage of 16 or 17 year olds who smoked cigarettes in the past month 24.9 percent in 2002, 23.2 percent in 2003, and 22.2 percent in 2004. The difference between the 2004 estimate and 2002 estimate was significant.
The percentage of 18 to 20 year olds who smoked cigarettes in the past month was 38.7 percent in 2002, 38.1 percent in 2003, and 37.3 percent in 2004.
The percentage of 21 to 25 year olds who smoked cigarettes in the past month was 42.2 percent in 2002, 41.6 percent in 2003, and 41.0 percent in 2004.
The percentage of 26 to 34 year olds who smoked cigarettes in the past month was 32.7 percent in 2002, 33.4 percent in 2003, and 32.4 percent in 2004.
The percentage of persons aged 35 or older who smoked cigarettes in the past month was 23.4 percent in 2002, 22.6 percent in 2003, and 22.2 percent in 2004.

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