Percentage of Adults Who Currently Smoke Cigarettes

Subpopulation Unweighted Frequency Weighted Percentage Standard Error Lower 95% Confidence
Limit
Upper 95% Confidence
Limit
TOTAL 1431 17.8 0.5 16.7 18.9
  . . . . .
SEX . . . . .
Male 576 18.9 0.9 17.1 20.6
Female 855 16.8 0.6 15.5 18.0
AGE GROUP . . . . .
18-24 years 98 23.1 2.4 18.4 27.8
25-34 years 240 22.4 1.5 19.5 25.2
35-44 years 310 20.2 1.1 17.9 22.4
45-54 years 362 18.9 1.0 17.0 20.9
55-64 years 250 16.9 1.1 14.8 19.0
65+ years 165 5.9 0.5 4.9 6.9
ETHNICITY . . . . .
Hispanic 68 15.8 2.7 10.5 21.0
Non-Hispanic 1362 18.0 0.5 16.9 19.1
RACE . . . . .
White Only 1251 17.5 0.6 16.4 18.5
Black Only 64 22.7 2.9 17.0 28.5
Other Race Only 80 18.5 2.8 13.0 23.9
More than One Race 32 26.6 6.0 14.8 38.4
EDUCATION . . . . .
Less than High School 163 28.1 2.6 23.0 33.3
High School Graduate or G.E.D. 555 23.3 1.1 21.1 25.4
Some College 437 18.4 1.0 16.5 20.3
College Graduate 275 9.5 0.6 8.2 10.7
ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME . . . . .
Less than $15,000 167 30.9 2.7 25.6 36.3
$15,000 - $24,999 323 24.0 1.5 21.1 27.0
$25,000 - $34,999 196 18.8 1.5 15.9 21.8
$35,000 - $49,999 233 17.5 1.2 15.2 19.9
$50,000+ 383 14.3 0.8 12.7 15.9
EMPLOYMENT STATUS . . . . .
Employed for Wages / Self-Employed 954 19.0 0.7 17.6 20.4
Out of Work 91 40.9 4.2 32.6 49.1
Homemaker / Student 105 14.6 1.6 11.3 17.8
Retired 176 7.3 0.6 6.2 8.5
Unable to Work 102 31.0 3.0 25.0 37.0
AVERAGE HOURS WORKED . . . . .
None 245 10.8 0.9 9.1 12.4
1-19 Hours 32 6.4 1.4 3.6 9.3
20-39 Hours 172 16.9 1.7 13.6 20.2
40 + Hours 771 19.8 0.8 18.3 21.3
MARITAL STATUS . . . . .
Married / Member of Unmarried Couple 713 14.9 0.6 13.8 16.0
Divorced / Separated 394 33.2 1.6 30.1 36.3
Widowed 126 11.5 1.1 9.4 13.7
Never Married 194 22.7 2.0 18.7 26.7
DISABILITY STATUS . . . . .
Living with a Disability 369 19.2 1.1 17.1 21.4
Living without a Disability 1048 17.4 0.6 16.1 18.6
POPULATION DENSITY . . . . .
Frontier 64 14.5 2.1 10.3 18.6
Rural 182 17.6 1.5 14.7 20.5
Densely-settled Rural 230 17.3 1.3 14.7 19.9
Semi-urban 287 19.2 1.2 16.8 21.6
Urban 663 17.9 0.8 16.3 19.5
SELF-PERCEIVED HEALTH STATUS . . . . .
Fair or Poor 282 22.4 1.4 19.7 25.1
Excellent to Good 1143 17.1 0.6 16.0 18.3
HEALTH INSURANCE STATUS . . . . .
Uninsured 255 30.0 2.2 25.7 34.2
Insured 1170 15.8 0.5 14.8 16.8
DIABETES STATUS . . . . .
Has Diabetes 99 12.8 1.4 10.1 15.5
No Diabetes 1332 18.2 0.6 17.1 19.3
HYPERTENSION STATUS . . . . .
Hypertension 348 14.0 0.8 12.4 15.6
No Hypertension 1082 19.0 0.7 17.7 20.3
ASTHMA STATUS . . . . .
Current Asthma 122 20.2 2.0 16.2 24.2
No Current Asthma 1304 17.6 0.6 16.5 18.7
ARTHRITIS STATUS . . . . .
Has arthritis 469 17.6 0.9 15.9 19.3
No arthritis 953 17.9 0.7 16.6 19.2
MENTAL HEALTH INDICATOR . . . . .
14+ days mental health not good 249 34.4 2.2 30.1 38.7
<14 days mental health not good 1157 16.1 0.6 15.0 17.1
WEIGHT CATEGORY . . . . .
Normal or Underweight (BMI <25) 621 21.0 1.0 19.1 22.9
Overweight (25 <= BMI < 30) 471 15.8 0.8 14.1 17.4
Obese (BMI >= 30) 277 15.9 1.0 13.9 17.9
LEISURE TIME PHYSICAL ACTIVITY . . . . .
Participates in leisure time physical activity 947 16.2 0.6 15.0 17.4
Does not participate in leisure time physical activity 484 22.9 1.2 20.5 25.2
RECOMMENDED LEVEL OF PHYSICAL ACTIVITY . . . . .
Meets Recommendations 582 17.2 0.8 15.6 18.7
Insufficient 550 18.0 0.9 16.2 19.8
No Activity 233 18.8 1.3 16.1 21.4

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.