Percentage of Adults Who Currently Smoke Cigarettes

Subpopulation Unweighted Frequency Weighted Percentage Standard Error Lower 95% Confidence
Limit
Upper 95% Confidence
Limit
TOTAL 887 21.0 0.7 19.6 22.5
  . . . . .
SEX . . . . .
Male 406 24.2 1.2 21.9 26.5
Female 481 18.1 0.8 16.5 19.8
AGE GROUP . . . . .
18-24 years 113 25.5 2.4 20.8 30.2
25-34 years 164 21.7 1.7 18.3 25.1
35-44 years 235 26.8 1.7 23.5 30.0
45-54 years 170 21.0 1.7 17.6 24.3
55-64 years 107 20.5 2.0 16.7 24.3
65+ years 97 11.8 1.3 9.3 14.3
RACE/ETHNICITY . . . . .
White, Non-Hispanic 775 20.9 0.8 19.4 22.3
Black, Non-Hispanic 35 21.2 3.6 14.0 28.3
Other Race, Non-Hispanic 28 29.6 5.8 18.2 41.0
Hispanic 47 21.0 3.2 14.8 27.3
EDUCATION . . . . .
Less than High School 120 32.7 2.8 27.3 38.1
High School Graduate or G.E.D. 350 26.0 1.3 23.4 28.7
Some College 287 22.6 1.4 19.9 25.3
College Graduate 130 10.6 1.0 8.6 12.6
ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME . . . . .
Less than $15,000 93 36.4 3.6 29.4 43.4
$15,000 - $24,999 193 26.3 1.9 22.6 30.0
$25,000 - $34,999 135 24.4 2.1 20.4 28.5
$35,000 - $49,000 143 20.4 1.7 17.0 23.8
$50,000+ 175 16.0 1.2 13.6 18.3
EMPLOYMENT STATUS . . . . .
Employed for Wages / Self-Employed 658 22.5 0.9 20.8 24.2
Out of Work 34 44.2 6.8 30.9 57.6
Homemaker / Student 62 17.9 2.5 13.0 22.8
Retired 99 13.6 1.4 10.8 16.4
Unable to Work 33 28.7 5.0 18.9 38.6
MARITAL STATUS . . . . .
Married / Member of Unmarried Couple 404 17.1 0.8 15.4 18.7
Divorced / Separated 253 40.6 2.2 36.4 44.9
Widowed 66 15.8 1.9 12.1 19.5
Never Married 160 25.2 2.1 21.1 29.3
DISABILITY STATUS . . . . .
Living with a Disability 175 23.9 1.8 20.4 27.5
Living without a Disability 696 20.4 0.8 18.9 21.9
POPULATION DENSITY . . . . .
Frontier 31 17.3 3.1 11.3 23.4
Rural 109 18.8 1.8 15.3 22.3
Densely-settled Rural 150 22.3 1.9 18.7 25.9
Semi-urban 197 21.8 1.6 18.7 24.9
Urban 396 21.4 1.1 19.2 23.5
SELF-PERCEIVED HEALTH STATUS . . . . .
Fair or Poor 137 23.8 2.0 19.8 27.7
Excellent to Good 749 20.7 0.8 19.2 22.2
MENTAL HEALTH INDICATOR . . . . .
14+ days mental health not good 131 34.5 2.8 29.0 40.0
<14 days mental health not good 746 19.8 0.7 18.4 21.3
DIABETES STATUS . . . . .
Has Diabetes 41 16.5 2.6 11.4 21.7
No Diabetes 844 21.3 0.7 19.9 22.8
ASTHMA STATUS . . . . .
Current Asthma 87 25.1 2.7 19.9 30.4
No Current Asthma 775 20.7 0.8 19.2 22.2
HEALTH INSURANCE STATUS . . . . .
Uninsured 172 41.2 2.8 35.7 46.7
Insured 714 18.7 0.7 17.3 20.1
WEIGHT CATEGORY . . . . .
Normal or Underweight (BMI <25) 407 24.1 1.2 21.8 26.4
Overweight (25 <= BMI < 30) 304 20.6 1.2 18.2 23.0
Obese (BMI >= 30) 145 17.6 1.5 14.6 20.5

Numerator: Respondents who reported they have smoked
at least 100 cigarettes in their entire life and
that they now smoke some days or every day.
Denominator: All respondents, excluding unknowns and refusals.