Percentage of Adults Who Currently Smoke Cigarettes

Subpopulation Unweighted Frequency Weighted Percentage Standard Error Lower 95% Confidence
Limit
Upper 95% Confidence
Limit
TOTAL 3547 22.0 0.4 21.2 22.8
GENDER
Male 1572 24.6 0.7 23.3 25.9
Female 1975 19.5 0.5 18.5 20.4
AGE GROUP
18-24 Years 232 24.5 1.6 21.4 27.5
25-34 Years 516 30.4 1.2 28.0 32.9
35-44 Years 503 23.7 1.0 21.6 25.7
45-54 Years 896 25.5 0.8 23.8 27.1
55-64 Years 818 18.7 0.7 17.3 20.1
65+ Years 582 9.5 0.4 8.6 10.3
ETHNICITY
Hispanic 172 22.6 1.8 19.2 26.1
Non-Hispanic 3369 21.9 0.4 21.1 22.8
RACE
White Only 3040 21.1 0.4 20.3 21.9
Black or AA only 176 28.1 2.4 23.4 32.8
Other Race Only 222 25.7 1.8 22.1 29.3
More than one race 90 29.7 3.5 22.8 36.5
EDUCATION
Less than high school 423 38.8 1.8 35.4 42.3
High school graduate or G.E.D. 1344 28.3 0.8 26.7 29.9
Some college 1173 21.6 0.7 20.2 22.9
College graduate 603 8.6 0.4 7.8 9.5
ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 535 38.9 1.7 35.5 42.3
$15,000 - $24,999 805 33.2 1.2 30.8 35.5
$25,000 - $34,999 484 26.4 1.3 23.9 28.9
$35,000 - $49,999 479 20.9 1.0 18.8 22.9
$50,000+ 815 13.2 0.5 12.2 14.3
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed for wages or Self-employed 1839 21.6 0.5 20.5 22.6
Out of work 380 43.6 2.1 39.5 47.7
Homemaker or Student 257 16.8 1.2 14.4 19.1
Retired 598 11.0 0.5 10.0 12.0
Unable to work 468 44.0 1.9 40.2 47.7
AVERAGE HOURS WORKED
None 750 13.9 0.6 12.7 15.1
1-19 hours 116 12.7 1.4 9.9 15.4
20-39 hours 436 22.0 1.2 19.7 24.4
40+ hours 1339 21.1 0.6 19.9 22.3
MARITAL STATUS
Married or member of an unmarried couple 1671 17.6 0.5 16.7 18.5
Divorced or seperated 996 39.2 1.2 36.9 41.5
Widowed 332 14.2 0.9 12.4 16.0
Never married 538 26.6 1.2 24.2 29.0
DISABILITY STATUS
Living with a disability 1303 27.7 0.8 26.1 29.3
Living without a disability 2131 19.9 0.5 18.9 20.8
POPULATION DENSITY
Frontier 196 24.4 1.9 20.7 28.0
Rural 373 19.3 1.1 17.1 21.5
Densely-settled Rural 667 24.1 1.0 22.1 26.1
Semi-urban 583 23.8 1.0 21.8 25.9
Urban 1728 21.1 0.6 20.0 22.2
HEALTH INSURANCE STATUS
Insured 2703 18.2 0.4 17.4 19.0
Uninsured 839 41.2 1.4 38.5 43.8
DIABETES STATUS
Have diabetes 368 18.1 1.0 16.1 20.2
No diabetes 3176 22.4 0.4 21.5 23.2
CURRENT ASTHMA STATUS
Current asthma 400 29.4 1.5 26.4 32.5
No current asthma 3124 21.2 0.4 20.4 22.0
ARTHRITIS STATUS
Have arthritis 1165 23.1 0.7 21.7 24.6
No arthritis 2357 21.6 0.5 20.6 22.5
SELF-PERCEIVED HEALTH STATUS
Fair or poor health 921 31.8 1.1 29.7 33.9
Excellent, very good or good health 2619 20.3 0.4 19.4 21.1
MENTAL HEALTH INDICATOR
14+ days mental health not good 715 43.0 1.5 40.0 46.0
<14 days mental health not good 2767 19.4 0.4 18.6 20.2
WEIGHT CATEGORY
Normal or Underweight (BMI<25) 1333 24.6 0.8 23.1 26.1
Overweight (25<=BMI<30) 1140 21.1 0.7 19.7 22.4
Obese (BMI>=30) 942 20.9 0.7 19.5 22.4
LEISURE TIME PHYSICAL ACTIVITY
Participates in leisure time physical activity 2133 19.3 0.5 18.3 20.2
Does not participate in leisure time physical activity 1319 29.0 0.9 27.3 30.6
AEROBIC AND STRENGTHENING EXERCISE (4 LEVEL)
Met Both Aerobic and Strengthening Guidelines 340 16.6 1.0 14.6 18.6
Met Aerobic Guidelines Only 983 20.5 0.7 19.1 21.9
Met Strengthening Guidelines Only 195 19.4 1.6 16.3 22.5
Did not meet Either Aerobic or Strengthening Guideline 1817 24.9 0.6 23.6 26.1
AEROBIC AND STRENGTHENING EXERCISE (2 LEVEL)
Met Both Aerobic and Strengthening Guidelines 340 16.6 1.0 14.6 18.6
Did Not Meet Both Aerobic and Strengthening Guidelines 2995 22.8 0.5 21.9 23.7
VETERAN STATUS
Served on active duty 492 23.3 1.1 21.1 25.4
Not served on active duty 3054 21.8 0.4 21.0 22.7

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.