Percentage of Adults Who Currently Smoke Cigarettes

Subpopulation Unweighted Frequency Weighted Percentage Standard Error Lower 95% Confidence
Limit
Upper 95% Confidence
Limit
TOTAL 995 22.1 0.7 20.7 23.5
  . . . . .
SEX . . . . .
Male 427 23.3 1.1 21.1 25.4
Female 568 21.0 0.9 19.2 22.8
AGE GROUP . . . . .
18-24 years 106 30.1 2.8 24.6 35.7
25-34 years 165 22.0 1.7 18.7 25.3
35-44 years 244 24.2 1.5 21.3 27.2
45-54 years 249 25.7 1.6 22.6 28.7
55-64 years 133 20.2 1.7 16.9 23.6
65+ years 88 10.6 1.2 8.3 13.0
RACE/ETHNICITY . . . . .
White Only, Non-Hispanic 828 21.9 0.8 20.3 23.4
Black Only, Non-Hispanic 38 24.7 4.0 16.8 32.6
Other Race Only, Non-Hispanic 36 27.6 4.5 18.8 36.3
Multiracial, Non-Hispanic 14 26.6 7.1 12.7 40.5
Hispanic 50 18.9 2.8 13.4 24.5
EDUCATION . . . . .
Less than High School 98 33.6 3.1 27.5 39.8
High School Graduate or G.E.D. 375 28.5 1.4 25.8 31.2
Some College 341 23.1 1.4 20.5 25.8
College Graduate 179 12.0 0.9 10.1 13.8
ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME . . . . .
Less than $15,000 94 28.2 3.0 22.4 34.0
$15,000 - $24,999 195 25.5 1.9 21.9 29.2
$25,000 - $34,999 189 26.1 1.9 22.4 29.7
$35,000 - $49,999 186 24.2 1.9 20.5 27.9
$50,000+ 236 17.0 1.1 14.9 19.2
EMPLOYMENT STATUS . . . . .
Employed for Wages / Self-Employed 727 24.0 0.9 22.2 25.8
Out of Work 49 37.3 4.9 27.7 46.9
Homemaker / Student 58 15.2 2.1 11.2 19.2
Retired 97 12.0 1.2 9.6 14.5
Unable to Work 61 40.9 4.6 32.0 49.9
MARITAL STATUS . . . . .
Married / Member of Unmarried Couple 527 19.9 0.8 18.3 21.5
Divorced / Separated 256 34.8 2.0 30.9 38.8
Widowed 62 13.2 1.7 9.8 16.6
Never Married 147 26.2 2.5 21.4 31.0
DISABILITY STATUS . . . . .
Living with a Disability 192 24.3 1.7 20.9 27.7
Living without a Disability 769 21.5 0.8 19.9 23.1
POPULATION DENSITY . . . . .
Frontier 37 16.6 2.7 11.3 21.8
Rural 131 21.8 1.9 18.0 25.5
Densely-settled Rural 160 21.9 1.8 18.5 25.3
Semi-urban 199 23.3 1.8 19.7 26.9
Urban 461 22.2 1.0 20.2 24.2
SELF-PERCEIVED HEALTH STATUS . . . . .
Fair or Poor 165 27.0 2.4 22.4 31.7
Excellent to Good 829 21.4 0.7 20.0 22.9
MENTAL HEALTH INDICATOR . . . . .
14+ days mental health not good 144 39.4 2.9 33.7 45.1
<14 days mental health not good 805 20.6 0.8 19.1 22.1
DIABETES STATUS . . . . .
Has Diabetes 66 19.7 2.4 15.0 24.4
No Diabetes 929 22.3 0.8 20.8 23.8
ASTHMA STATUS . . . . .
Current Asthma 81 22.6 2.5 17.6 27.5
No Current Asthma 909 22.1 0.8 20.6 23.5
HEALTH INSURANCE STATUS . . . . .
Uninsured 174 37.8 2.6 32.7 43.0
Insured 819 20.1 0.7 18.7 21.5
WEIGHT CATEGORY . . . . .
Normal or Underweight (BMI <25) 446 25.7 1.3 23.2 28.2
Overweight (25 <= BMI < 30) 312 20.2 1.1 18.0 22.4
Obese (BMI >= 30) 199 19.7 1.4 16.9 22.5

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.