Percentage of Adults Who Currently Smoke Cigarettes

Subpopulation Unweighted Frequency Weighted Percentage Standard Error Lower 95% Confidence
Limit
Upper 95% Confidence
Limit
TOTAL 1555 20.0 0.6 18.8 21.2
  . . . . .
SEX . . . . .
Male 639 22.2 1.0 20.2 24.2
Female 916 18.0 0.7 16.6 19.3
AGE GROUP . . . . .
18-24 years 79 26.1 2.8 20.6 31.6
25-34 years 181 20.1 1.5 17.3 23.0
35-44 years 297 20.3 1.2 18.0 22.6
45-54 years 449 25.0 1.2 22.7 27.3
55-64 years 349 22.2 1.2 19.9 24.4
65+ years 189 7.5 0.6 6.4 8.6
ETHNICITY . . . . .
Hispanic 82 23.0 3.0 17.2 28.8
Non-Hispanic 1471 19.8 0.6 18.6 21.0
RACE . . . . .
White Only 1373 19.7 0.6 18.4 20.9
Black Only 55 19.1 2.9 13.4 24.9
Other Race Only 90 22.9 2.7 17.6 28.2
More than One Race 32 30.6 5.8 19.3 41.9
EDUCATION . . . . .
Less than High School 170 28.1 2.6 23.0 33.2
High School Graduate or G.E.D. 601 27.1 1.3 24.6 29.6
Some College 490 20.9 1.1 18.7 23.0
College Graduate 292 10.8 0.8 9.3 12.3
ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME . . . . .
Less than $15,000 199 33.9 2.6 28.7 39.0
$15,000 - $24,999 305 25.2 1.6 22.0 28.4
$25,000 - $34,999 219 23.5 1.7 20.1 26.9
$35,000 - $49,999 238 19.5 1.4 16.9 22.2
$50,000+ 448 15.7 0.9 14.0 17.4
EMPLOYMENT STATUS . . . . .
Employed for Wages / Self-Employed 1015 21.1 0.8 19.6 22.7
Out of Work 82 43.5 4.9 34.0 53.1
Homemaker / Student 91 13.5 1.8 10.1 17.0
Retired 223 10.4 0.7 9.0 11.8
Unable to Work 141 40.9 3.4 34.2 47.6
AVERAGE HOURS WORKED . . . . .
None 262 11.4 0.9 9.6 13.1
1-19 Hours 62 12.4 1.8 8.8 16.0
20-39 Hours 191 20.6 2.0 16.7 24.5
40 + Hours 796 21.4 0.9 19.8 23.1
MARITAL STATUS . . . . .
Married / Member of Unmarried Couple 829 17.2 0.6 16.0 18.4
Divorced / Separated 374 31.3 1.6 28.1 34.4
Widowed 149 14.5 1.2 12.2 16.8
Never Married 199 27.0 2.4 22.3 31.6
DISABILITY STATUS . . . . .
Living with a Disability 453 22.8 1.2 20.4 25.2
Living without a Disability 1095 19.3 0.7 17.9 20.7
POPULATION DENSITY . . . . .
Frontier 76 18.5 2.4 13.7 23.3
Rural 187 19.3 1.7 16.0 22.5
Densely-settled Rural 290 23.9 1.6 20.8 27.0
Semi-urban 291 18.8 1.3 16.2 21.4
Urban 707 19.5 0.9 17.7 21.2
SELF-PERCEIVED HEALTH STATUS . . . . .
Fair or Poor 320 27.5 1.8 24.0 31.1
Excellent to Good 1229 18.8 0.6 17.6 20.0
HEALTH INSURANCE STATUS . . . . .
Uninsured 289 36.1 2.4 31.4 40.8
Insured 1265 17.8 0.6 16.6 18.9
DIABETES STATUS . . . . .
Has Diabetes 100 13.7 1.5 10.8 16.6
No Diabetes 1455 20.5 0.6 19.3 21.8
ASTHMA STATUS . . . . .
Current Asthma 166 24.5 2.2 20.2 28.8
No Current Asthma 1380 19.6 0.6 18.3 20.8
MENTAL HEALTH INDICATOR . . . . .
14+ days mental health not good 273 37.6 2.4 32.8 42.3
<14 days mental health not good 1256 18.2 0.6 17.0 19.4
WEIGHT CATEGORY . . . . .
Normal or Underweight (BMI <25) 655 23.0 1.1 20.9 25.1
Overweight (25 <= BMI < 30) 502 19.0 1.0 17.0 20.9
Obese (BMI >= 30) 349 18.2 1.2 15.9 20.5
LEISURE TIME PHYSICAL ACTIVITY . . . . .
Participates in leisure time physical activity 1031 18.1 0.7 16.8 19.5
Does not participate in leisure time physical activity 522 26.5 1.3 24.0 29.0

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.