Percentage of Adults Who Currently Smoke Cigarettes

Subpopulation Unweighted Frequency Weighted Percentage Standard Error Lower 95% Confidence
Limit
Upper 95% Confidence
Limit
TOTAL 1286 17.0 0.6 15.8 18.2
  . . . . .
SEX . . . . .
Male 526 18.2 1.0 16.2 20.1
Female 760 15.9 0.7 14.5 17.2
AGE GROUP . . . . .
18-24 years 48 23.0 3.3 16.5 29.5
25-34 years 139 20.8 1.8 17.3 24.3
35-44 years 181 15.8 1.2 13.4 18.3
45-54 years 341 19.7 1.1 17.5 21.8
55-64 years 337 16.7 0.9 14.8 18.5
65+ years 240 7.9 0.5 6.8 8.9
ETHNICITY . . . . .
Hispanic 41 13.8 2.6 8.8 18.9
Non-Hispanic 1243 17.2 0.6 16.0 18.4
RACE . . . . .
White Only 1087 16.4 0.6 15.1 17.6
Black Only 89 25.2 3.2 18.8 31.5
Other Race Only 59 18.3 2.7 12.9 23.6
More than One Race 44 23.7 4.4 15.0 32.3
EDUCATION . . . . .
Less than High School 129 30.9 3.0 25.0 36.8
High School Graduate or G.E.D. 496 24.8 1.4 22.1 27.6
Some College 424 18.6 1.1 16.4 20.9
College Graduate 237 7.8 0.7 6.5 9.1
ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME . . . . .
Less than $15,000 185 36.7 3.3 30.2 43.2
$15,000 - $24,999 231 24.8 2.0 20.9 28.8
$25,000 - $34,999 155 19.3 2.1 15.3 23.4
$35,000 - $49,999 209 19.4 1.7 16.0 22.8
$50,000+ 351 11.2 0.7 9.8 12.7
EMPLOYMENT STATUS . . . . .
Employed for Wages / Self-Employed 671 16.2 0.8 14.6 17.7
Out of Work 109 34.8 3.7 27.6 42.1
Homemaker / Student 86 15.0 1.9 11.2 18.8
Retired 250 9.8 0.7 8.4 11.2
Unable to Work 165 41.3 3.2 35.0 47.5
AVERAGE HOURS WORKED . . . . .
None 281 11.1 0.9 9.3 12.8
1-19 Hours 59 14.7 2.7 9.4 19.9
20-39 Hours 165 18.2 1.9 14.5 21.8
40 + Hours 482 15.4 0.9 13.7 17.0
MARITAL STATUS . . . . .
Married / Member of Unmarried Couple 656 14.5 0.6 13.2 15.7
Divorced / Separated 336 32.8 2.1 28.7 37.0
Widowed 127 10.6 1.1 8.4 12.9
Never Married 165 21.4 2.3 16.9 25.8
POPULATION DENSITY . . . . .
Frontier 53 15.8 2.6 10.7 20.8
Rural 181 17.8 1.6 14.7 20.9
Densely-settled Rural 184 17.9 1.8 14.5 21.4
Semi-urban 214 16.5 1.5 13.6 19.3
Urban 654 16.8 0.8 15.2 18.5
DISABILITY STATUS . . . . .
Living with a Disability 486 23.7 1.3 21.2 26.3
Living without a Disability 799 15.1 0.7 13.8 16.4
HEALTH INSURANCE STATUS . . . . .
Uninsured 245 35.6 2.5 30.7 40.6
Insured 1036 14.3 0.6 13.1 15.4
DIABETES STATUS . . . . .
Has Diabetes 141 16.9 1.8 13.3 20.4
No Diabetes 1144 17.0 0.6 15.8 18.3
ASTHMA STATUS . . . . .
Current Asthma 145 22.0 2.3 17.4 26.6
No Current Asthma 1130 16.4 0.6 15.2 17.7
SELF-PERCEIVED HEALTH STATUS . . . . .
Fair or Poor 333 26.4 1.7 23.2 29.7
Excellent to Good 950 15.5 0.7 14.3 16.8
MENTAL HEALTH INDICATOR . . . . .
14+ days mental health not good 224 33.7 2.6 28.7 38.7
<14 days mental health not good 1044 15.4 0.6 14.2 16.6
WEIGHT CATEGORY . . . . .
Normal or Underweight (BMI <25) 506 19.7 1.2 17.5 22.0
Overweight (25 <= BMI < 30) 382 14.7 0.9 12.9 16.6
Obese (BMI >= 30) 353 16.7 1.1 14.4 18.9
LEISURE TIME PHYSICAL ACTIVITY . . . . .
Participates in leisure time physical activity 796 15.3 0.7 13.9 16.6
Does not participate in leisure time physical activity 486 22.4 1.2 20.1 24.8
ARTHRITIS STATUS* . . . . .
Arthritis 193 14.5 1.2 12.2 16.8
No Arthritis 411 17.1 1.0 15.1 19.0

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.
 
*Please Note: Prevalence of adults who currently smoke cigarettes among categories of Arthritis Status
is based on responses from all respondents on Questionniare Split B, excluding unknowns and refusals.