Percentage of Adults Who Currently Smoke Cigarettes

Subpopulation Unweighted Frequency Weighted Percentage Standard Error Lower 95% Confidence
Limit
Upper 95% Confidence
Limit
TOTAL 3019 17.8 0.4 17.0 18.7
  . . . . .
SEX . . . . .
Male 1205 18.6 0.7 17.3 19.9
Female 1814 17.1 0.5 16.1 18.1
AGE GROUP . . . . .
18-24 years 107 22.0 2.1 18.0 26.1
25-34 years 351 23.2 1.2 20.8 25.5
35-44 years 438 16.7 0.8 15.0 18.3
45-54 years 866 20.9 0.7 19.5 22.3
55-64 years 753 17.1 0.6 15.9 18.4
65+ years 504 7.7 0.4 7.0 8.5
ETHNICITY . . . . .
Hispanic 132 20.5 2.1 16.4 24.6
Non-Hispanic 2882 17.7 0.4 16.8 18.5
RACE . . . . .
White Only 2613 17.1 0.4 16.3 18.0
Black Only 159 22.0 2.3 17.5 26.5
Other Race Only 156 21.7 2.0 17.7 25.7
More than One Race 79 31.0 4.1 22.9 39.1
EDUCATION . . . . .
Less than High School 354 36.3 2.2 32.0 40.5
High School Graduate or G.E.D. 1107 24.2 0.9 22.4 26.0
Some College 990 19.1 0.8 17.5 20.6
College Graduate 566 8.1 0.4 7.2 8.9
ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME . . . . .
Less than $15,000 387 34.0 2.2 29.6 38.3
$15,000 - $24,999 623 27.0 1.3 24.5 29.5
$25,000 - $34,999 388 21.3 1.4 18.6 24.0
$35,000 - $49,999 465 19.4 1.1 17.2 21.5
$50,000+ 875 12.7 0.6 11.6 13.7
EMPLOYMENT STATUS . . . . .
Employed for Wages / Self-Employed 1723 17.9 0.5 16.8 18.9
Out of Work 269 37.3 2.5 32.3 42.3
Homemaker / Student 169 13.8 1.4 11.0 16.6
Retired 510 9.4 0.4 8.5 10.2
Unable to Work 337 35.6 2.1 31.5 39.7
AVERAGE HOURS WORKED . . . . .
None 589 11.4 0.7 10.1 12.8
1-19 Hours 107 10.9 1.6 7.8 14.1
20-39 Hours 352 18.0 1.3 15.5 20.5
40 + Hours 1326 17.9 0.6 16.7 19.1
MARITAL STATUS . . . . .
Married / Member of Unmarried Couple 1573 15.4 0.4 14.6 16.3
Divorced / Separated 769 32.3 1.3 29.7 34.8
Widowed 311 12.4 0.8 10.9 13.9
Never Married 353 22.1 1.6 19.0 25.2
DISABILITY STATUS . . . . .
Living with a Disability 988 22.9 0.9 21.1 24.6
Living without a Disability 2010 16.5 0.5 15.6 17.5
POPULATION DENSITY . . . . .
Frontier 116 14.6 1.5 11.6 17.6
Rural 382 19.3 1.3 16.7 22.0
Densely-settled Rural 483 18.4 1.1 16.2 20.5
Semi-urban 611 19.7 1.1 17.6 21.8
Urban 1420 16.9 0.6 15.8 18.0
HEALTH INSURANCE STATUS . . . . .
Uninsured 553 35.8 1.8 32.4 39.3
Insured 2463 15.5 0.4 14.7 16.3
DIABETES STATUS . . . . .
Has Diabetes 299 15.0 1.0 13.0 17.1
No Diabetes 2720 18.1 0.5 17.2 19.0
HYPERTENSION STATUS . . . . .
Hypertension 1058 16.8 0.6 15.6 18.1
No Hypertension 1949 18.2 0.5 17.1 19.2
ASTHMA STATUS . . . . .
Current Asthma 299 22.7 1.7 19.3 26.1
No Current Asthma 2696 17.3 0.4 16.5 18.2
ARTHRITIS STATUS . . . . .
Arthritis 983 17.6 0.7 16.3 18.9
No Arthritis 1989 17.7 0.5 16.7 18.7
SELF-PERCEIVED HEALTH STATUS . . . . .
Fair or Poor 693 26.4 1.2 24.1 28.8
Excellent to Good 2320 16.6 0.5 15.8 17.5
MENTAL HEALTH INDICATOR . . . . .
14+ days mental health not good 566 38.0 1.8 34.5 41.5
<14 days mental health not good 2422 16.0 0.4 15.1 16.8
WEIGHT CATEGORY . . . . .
Normal or Underweight (BMI <25) 1167 19.4 0.8 17.9 20.9
Overweight (25 <= BMI < 30) 1000 18.1 0.7 16.7 19.6
Obese (BMI >= 30) 752 16.0 0.7 14.6 17.4
LEISURE TIME PHYSICAL ACTIVITY . . . . .
Participates in leisure time physical activity 1899 15.4 0.5 14.5 16.3
Does not participate in leisure time physical activity 1118 25.9 0.9 24.1 27.7
RECOMMENDED LEVEL OF PHYSICAL ACTIVITY . . . . .
Meets Recommendations 1177 17.3 0.7 16.0 18.6
Insufficient 1156 17.0 0.6 15.8 18.2
No Activity 521 21.5 1.2 19.2 23.8

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.