Percentage of Adults Who Currently Smoke Cigarettes

Response Unweighted Frequency Weighted Percentage Standard Error Lower 95% Confidence
Limit
Upper 95% Confidence
Limit
TOTAL 1405 17.9 0.6 16.7 19.1
  . . . . .
SEX . . . . .
Male 581 19.8 1.0 17.8 21.7
Female 824 16.1 0.7 14.8 17.4
AGE GROUP . . . . .
18-24 years 47 19.7 2.8 14.2 25.1
25-34 years 192 23.7 1.7 20.4 27.0
35-44 years 248 20.2 1.3 17.7 22.6
45-54 years 390 20.7 1.0 18.7 22.8
55-64 years 297 14.5 0.9 12.8 16.2
65+ years 231 8.2 0.6 7.1 9.3
ETHNICITY . . . . .
Hispanic 61 18.2 2.9 12.5 23.9
Non-Hispanic 1341 17.9 0.6 16.7 19.0
RACE . . . . .
White Only 1225 17.2 0.6 16.1 18.4
Black Only 64 24.1 3.9 16.6 31.7
Other Race Only 82 18.6 2.6 13.5 23.7
More than One Race 31 34.6 6.9 21.0 48.2
EDUCATION . . . . .
Less than High School 147 30.2 3.0 24.3 36.1
High School Graduate or G.E.D. 518 25.8 1.3 23.2 28.4
Some College 475 19.1 1.1 17.0 21.2
College Graduate 265 8.1 0.6 6.8 9.3
ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME . . . . .
Less than $15,000 186 32.6 3.1 26.6 38.7
$15,000 - $24,999 260 27.5 2.0 23.7 31.4
$25,000 - $34,999 173 20.7 1.8 17.2 24.2
$35,000 - $49,999 241 20.5 1.6 17.4 23.5
$50,000+ 417 12.3 0.7 10.9 13.6
EMPLOYMENT STATUS . . . . .
Employed for Wages / Self-Employed 870 18.7 0.8 17.2 20.2
Out of Work 68 46.7 5.6 35.8 57.6
Homemaker / Student 101 12.2 1.5 9.2 15.1
Retired 215 9.1 0.7 7.8 10.5
Unable to Work 149 37.5 2.9 31.8 43.1
AVERAGE HOURS WORKED . . . . .
None 262 9.9 0.7 8.5 11.3
1-19 Hours 57 11.7 2.1 7.6 15.8
20-39 Hours 182 19.0 1.9 15.3 22.8
40 + Hours 668 18.6 0.8 16.9 20.2
MARITAL STATUS . . . . .
Married / Member of Unmarried Couple 738 15.0 0.6 13.9 16.2
Divorced / Separated 387 34.4 1.8 30.8 37.9
Widowed 124 11.0 1.1 8.9 13.2
Never Married 155 23.8 2.5 18.8 28.7
DISABILITY STATUS . . . . .
Living with a Disability 498 23.6 1.2 21.3 25.9
Living without a Disability 903 16.3 0.7 14.9 17.6
POPULATION DENSITY . . . . .
Frontier 63 17.9 2.5 12.9 22.9
Rural 176 19.7 1.8 16.1 23.3
Densely-settled Rural 216 16.6 1.4 13.9 19.3
Semi-urban 291 17.9 1.3 15.3 20.4
Urban 653 17.7 0.9 16.0 19.4
HEALTH INSURANCE STATUS . . . . .
Uninsured 254 37.5 2.6 32.4 42.6
Insured 1149 15.3 0.6 14.2 16.4
DIABETES STATUS . . . . .
Has Diabetes 126 14.2 1.4 11.4 16.9
No Diabetes 1276 18.2 0.6 17.0 19.5
ASTHMA STATUS . . . . .
Current Asthma 145 23.6 2.3 19.1 28.2
No Current Asthma 1247 17.3 0.6 16.1 18.5
SELF-PERCEIVED HEALTH STATUS . . . . .
Fair or Poor 349 27.8 1.7 24.5 31.0
Excellent to Good 1052 16.3 0.6 15.1 17.6
MENTAL HEALTH INDICATOR . . . . .
14+ days mental health not good 229 34.5 2.7 29.2 39.8
<14 days mental health not good 1150 16.2 0.6 15.0 17.3
WEIGHT CATEGORY . . . . .
Normal or Underweight (BMI <25) 520 19.9 1.1 17.7 22.1
Overweight (25 <= BMI < 30) 481 16.5 0.9 14.7 18.3
Obese (BMI >= 30) 363 18.1 1.2 15.9 20.4
LEISURE TIME PHYSICAL ACTIVITY . . . . .
Participates in leisure time physical activity 859 15.5 0.7 14.2 16.8
Does not participate in leisure time physical activity 546 24.9 1.2 22.5 27.4
HYPERTENSION STATUS* . . . . .
Hypertension 233 16.5 1.2 14.0 19.0
No Hypertension 451 18.0 1.0 16.0 19.9
RECOMMENDED LEVEL OF PHYSICAL ACTIVITY* . . . . .
Meets Recommendations 255 15.9 1.2 13.6 18.2
Insufficient 272 17.7 1.3 15.2 20.3
No Activity 117 21.9 2.3 17.3 26.5

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.
 
*Please Note: Prevalence of adult who currently smoke cigarettes among categories of Hypertension Status and Recommended Level of Physical Activity is based on responses from all respondents on Questionnaire Split A, excluding unknowns and refusals.