Percentage of Adults Who Currently Smoke Cigarettes

Subpopulation Unweighted Frequency Weighted Percentage Standard Error Lower 95% Confidence
Limit
Upper 95% Confidence
Limit
TOTAL 1635 19.8 0.5 18.8 20.8
  . . . . .
SEX . . . . .
Male 704 22.1 0.9 20.4 23.9
Female 931 17.6 0.6 16.4 18.8
AGE GROUP . . . . .
18-24 years 138 26.4 2.2 22.0 30.8
25-34 years 280 23.5 1.3 20.9 26.2
35-44 years 346 20.4 1.1 18.2 22.6
45-54 years 396 21.2 1.1 19.2 23.3
55-64 years 242 18.6 1.2 16.2 20.9
65+ years 224 9.4 0.7 8.0 10.8
ETHNICITY . . . . .
Hispanic 82 20.6 2.4 15.8 25.4
Non-Hispanic 1550 19.7 0.5 18.7 20.8
RACE . . . . .
White Only 1455 19.3 0.5 18.2 20.4
Black Only 66 24.1 3.0 18.2 29.9
Other Race Only 91 23.7 2.8 18.2 29.2
More than One Race 19 26.8 6.3 14.5 39.1
EDUCATION . . . . .
Less than High School 166 32.0 2.5 27.0 36.9
High School Graduate or G.E.D. 597 26.0 1.1 23.8 28.1
Some College 551 22.2 1.0 20.1 24.2
College Graduate 318 10.0 0.6 8.8 11.1
ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME . . . . .
Less than $15,000 187 29.9 2.3 25.4 34.5
$15,000 - $24,999 356 27.3 1.5 24.3 30.4
$25,000 - $34,999 291 24.4 1.4 21.6 27.2
$35,000 - $49,999 251 18.1 1.2 15.7 20.4
$50,000+ 355 14.2 0.8 12.6 15.7
EMPLOYMENT STATUS . . . . .
Employed for Wages / Self-Employed 1067 21.0 0.7 19.7 22.4
Out of Work 113 39.0 3.6 32.0 46.1
Homemaker / Student 128 16.6 1.7 13.4 19.9
Retired 203 9.5 0.7 8.1 10.9
Unable to Work 123 35.0 3.0 29.2 40.8
AVERAGE HOURS WORKED . . . . .
None 216 11.7 1.0 9.9 13.6
1-19 Hours 34 12.0 2.4 7.4 16.7
20-39 Hours 182 19.0 1.7 15.8 22.3
40 + Hours 828 21.7 0.8 20.2 23.2
MARITAL STATUS . . . . .
Married / Member of Unmarried Couple 803 16.9 0.6 15.7 18.1
Divorced / Separated 460 35.5 1.5 32.5 38.5
Widowed 135 11.9 1.1 9.8 14.1
Never Married 233 25.1 1.9 21.4 28.9
DISABILITY STATUS . . . . .
Living with a Disability 420 24.0 1.2 21.7 26.4
Living without a Disability 1192 19.1 0.6 17.9 20.2
POPULATION DENSITY . . . . .
Frontier 68 15.6 2.0 11.6 19.5
Rural 197 18.4 1.3 15.8 21.1
Densely-settled Rural 291 21.6 1.3 18.9 24.2
Semi-urban 305 20.2 1.3 17.8 22.7
Urban 766 19.8 0.8 18.2 21.3
SELF-PERCEIVED HEALTH STATUS . . . . .
Fair or Poor 328 26.2 1.5 23.2 29.2
Excellent to Good 1305 18.8 0.6 17.7 19.9
HEALTH INSURANCE STATUS . . . . .
Uninsured 316 33.8 1.9 30.0 37.6
Insured 1316 17.8 0.5 16.7 18.8
DIABETES STATUS . . . . .
Has Diabetes 113 15.2 1.5 12.3 18.1
No Diabetes 1505 20.0 0.6 18.9 21.1
ASTHMA STATUS . . . . .
Current Asthma 137 21.5 1.9 17.7 25.2
No Current Asthma 1493 19.7 0.6 18.6 20.8
MENTAL HEALTH INDICATOR . . . . .
14+ days mental health not good 249 34.6 2.2 30.3 38.8
<14 days mental health not good 1366 18.5 0.5 17.4 19.6
WEIGHT CATEGORY . . . . .
Normal or Underweight (BMI <25) 684 21.8 0.9 20.0 23.6
Overweight (25 <= BMI < 30) 569 19.4 0.9 17.7 21.1
Obese (BMI >= 30) 334 18.2 1.1 16.1 20.4
LEISURE TIME PHYSICAL ACTIVITY . . . . .
Participates in leisure time physical activity 1114 18.4 0.6 17.2 19.5
Does not participate in leisure time physical activity 520 24.5 1.2 22.2 26.8

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.