Percentage of Adults Who Currently Smoke Cigarettes

Subpopulation Unweighted Frequency Weighted Percentage Standard Error Lower 95% Confidence
Limit
Upper 95% Confidence
Limit
TOTAL 1432 17.9 0.6 16.7 19.0
  . . . . .
SEX . . . . .
Male 572 18.6 0.9 16.8 20.5
Female 860 17.1 0.7 15.8 18.5
AGE GROUP . . . . .
18-24 years 62 21.8 2.7 16.4 27.2
25-34 years 184 19.4 1.4 16.6 22.2
35-44 years 256 20.1 1.3 17.7 22.6
45-54 years 364 19.4 1.0 17.4 21.4
55-64 years 323 17.7 1.0 15.7 19.6
65+ years 239 9.4 0.6 8.1 10.6
ETHNICITY . . . . .
Hispanic 54 16.4 2.8 11.1 21.8
Non-Hispanic 1378 18.0 0.6 16.8 19.1
RACE . . . . .
White Only 1256 17.5 0.6 16.3 18.7
Black Only 73 24.6 3.6 17.6 31.6
Other Race Only 71 16.8 2.4 12.1 21.5
More than One Race 25 32.7 7.3 18.3 47.1
EDUCATION . . . . .
Less than High School 151 26.4 2.7 21.2 31.6
High School Graduate or G.E.D. 517 24.3 1.3 21.8 26.9
Some College 473 20.8 1.1 18.6 23.0
College Graduate 290 8.6 0.6 7.4 9.7
ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME . . . . .
Less than $15,000 149 27.8 2.7 22.6 33.0
$15,000 - $24,999 274 25.5 1.9 21.8 29.1
$25,000 - $34,999 206 23.1 2.0 19.2 27.1
$35,000 - $49,999 244 19.8 1.6 16.6 23.0
$50,000+ 418 13.1 0.7 11.7 14.6
EMPLOYMENT STATUS . . . . .
Employed for Wages / Self-Employed 880 18.2 0.7 16.7 19.7
Out of Work 65 35.3 4.9 25.6 45.0
Homemaker / Student 95 14.6 1.9 10.9 18.2
Retired 249 11.0 0.7 9.5 12.4
Unable to Work 141 40.2 3.3 33.7 46.6
AVERAGE HOURS WORKED . . . . .
None 305 12.9 0.9 11.1 14.6
1-19 Hours 46 11.7 2.4 6.9 16.4
20-39 Hours 171 16.2 1.6 13.1 19.3
40 + Hours 688 18.8 0.9 17.1 20.5
MARITAL STATUS . . . . .
Married / Member of Unmarried Couple 744 15.2 0.6 14.0 16.4
Divorced / Separated 348 32.1 1.7 28.8 35.5
Widowed 159 14.5 1.2 12.1 17.0
Never Married 181 23.4 2.4 18.7 28.0
DISABILITY STATUS . . . . .
Living with a Disability 451 23.6 1.3 21.1 26.0
Living without a Disability 970 16.4 0.7 15.1 17.6
POPULATION DENSITY . . . . .
Frontier 69 20.8 2.8 15.2 26.3
Rural 184 19.6 1.7 16.3 22.9
Densely-settled Rural 264 17.9 1.3 15.4 20.4
Semi-urban 266 16.9 1.3 14.4 19.4
Urban 649 17.5 0.9 15.8 19.2
SELF-PERCEIVED HEALTH STATUS . . . . .
Fair or Poor 332 28.8 1.8 25.3 32.4
Excellent to Good 1098 16.2 0.6 15.1 17.4
HEALTH INSURANCE STATUS . . . . .
Uninsured 248 31.7 2.3 27.2 36.2
Insured 1183 16.0 0.6 14.9 17.1
DIABETES STATUS . . . . .
Has Diabetes 116 14.0 1.4 11.2 16.8
No Diabetes 1316 18.2 0.6 17.0 19.4
HYPERTENSION STATUS . . . . .
Hypertension 451 16.7 0.9 14.9 18.5
No Hypertension 980 18.3 0.7 16.9 19.7
ASTHMA STATUS . . . . .
Current Asthma 136 18.9 2.1 14.9 23.0
No Current Asthma 1289 17.6 0.6 16.5 18.8
ARTHRITIS STATUS . . . . .
Has arthritis 492 17.1 0.9 15.4 18.7
No arthritis 925 17.9 0.7 16.6 19.3
MENTAL HEALTH INDICATOR . . . . .
14+ days mental health not good 202 34.7 2.6 29.5 39.9
<14 days mental health not good 1206 16.4 0.6 15.2 17.5
WEIGHT CATEGORY . . . . .
Normal or Underweight (BMI <25) 564 19.5 1.0 17.5 21.6
Overweight (25 <= BMI < 30) 494 18.1 1.0 16.3 20.0
Obese (BMI >= 30) 342 16.6 1.1 14.4 18.7
LEISURE TIME PHYSICAL ACTIVITY . . . . .
Participates in leisure time physical activity 944 16.1 0.6 14.8 17.3
Does not participate in leisure time physical activity 488 23.9 1.3 21.3 26.5
RECOMMENDED LEVEL OF PHYSICAL ACTIVITY . . . . .
Meets Recommendations 555 16.8 0.9 15.1 18.5
Insufficient 572 17.9 0.9 16.2 19.6
No Activity 232 20.9 1.6 17.9 24.0

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.