Percentage of Adults Who Currently Smoke Cigarettes

Subpopulation Unweighted Frequency Weighted Percentage Standard Error Lower 95% Confidence
Limit
Upper 95% Confidence
Limit
TOTAL 1843 19.4 0.5 18.4 20.4
GENDER
Female 1048 17.7 0.6 16.5 19.0
Male 795 21.1 0.8 19.5 22.7
AGE GROUP
18-24 years 130 22.6 1.9 18.8 26.4
25-34 years 282 28.3 1.6 25.1 31.5
35-44 years 253 19.0 1.3 16.5 21.5
45-54 years 425 22.0 1.1 19.7 24.2
55-64 years 428 16.9 0.9 15.2 18.7
65+ years 325 8.8 0.6 7.7 9.9
ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic 1788 20.3 0.5 19.2 21.3
Hispanic 51 10.7 1.7 7.4 14.0
RACE
White only 1625 19.5 0.5 18.4 20.5
Black or African American only 96 22.3 2.9 16.6 27.9
Other race only 80 15.0 1.9 11.2 18.8
More than one race 38 30.9 5.0 21.1 40.7
EDUCATION
Less than high school 211 31.3 2.3 26.8 35.8
High school graduate or G.E.D 663 24.5 1.0 22.5 26.5
Some college 600 19.6 0.9 17.8 21.3
College graduate 369 8.9 0.6 7.8 10.0
ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 267 31.6 2.2 27.3 36.0
$15,000 to $24,999 417 27.6 1.5 24.7 30.6
$25,000 to $34,999 210 21.0 1.6 17.8 24.2
$35,000 to $49,999 260 19.8 1.3 17.1 22.4
$50,000 or more 494 12.7 0.7 11.4 13.9
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed for wages/Self-employed 982 19.2 0.7 17.9 20.6
Out of work 172 38.7 2.9 33.1 44.4
Homemaker/Student 128 15.5 1.5 12.5 18.5
Retired 319 10.1 0.7 8.8 11.4
Unable to work 238 36.7 2.5 31.7 41.7
AVERAGE HOURS WORKED
None 387 12.1 0.8 10.5 13.6
1 to less than 20 hours 75 14.7 2.0 10.7 18.7
20 hours to less than 40 hours 231 18.3 1.4 15.5 21.1
40 plus hours 693 19.2 0.8 17.6 20.8
MARITAL STATUS
Married/member of an unmarried couple 888 15.5 0.6 14.4 16.7
Divorced/Separated 460 32.5 1.6 29.4 35.7
Widowed 190 14.6 1.3 12.1 17.2
Never married 300 23.9 1.5 21.0 26.8
DISABILITY STATUS
Do not have a disability 1205 17.6 0.6 16.4 18.7
Have a disability 633 25.8 1.1 23.6 28.0
POPULATION DENSITY
Frontier 83 15.0 1.8 11.3 18.6
Rural 196 20.5 1.6 17.3 23.7
Densely-settled rural 340 21.6 1.3 19.0 24.3
Semi-Urban 319 23.2 1.4 20.5 26.0
Urban 905 17.8 0.7 16.4 19.2
HEALTH INSURANCE STATUS
Uninsured 407 33.3 1.7 29.9 36.7
Insured 1432 16.5 0.5 15.5 17.6
DIABETES STATUS
No diabetes 1648 19.7 0.6 18.6 20.8
Have diabetes 190 15.8 1.3 13.2 18.4
CURRENT ASTHMA STATUS
No current asthma 1625 18.8 0.5 17.7 19.8
Current Asthma 206 24.9 1.9 21.1 28.6
ARTHRITIS STATUS
No arthritis 1251 19.5 0.6 18.2 20.7
Have arthritis 580 19.0 0.9 17.3 20.7
MENTAL HEALTH INDICATOR
<14 days mental health NOT good 1475 17.3 0.5 16.2 18.3
14+ days mental health NOT good 340 37.8 2.0 33.9 41.7
WEIGHT CATEGORY
Normal or Underweight, BMI<25 680 21.2 0.9 19.4 23.1
Overweight, 25<= BMI<30 602 19.1 0.9 17.4 20.8
Obese, BMI>=30 500 19.0 1.0 17.1 21.0
LEISURE TIME PHYSICAL ACTIVITY
Does not participate in leisure time physical activity 585 25.0 1.2 22.6 27.3
Participates in leisure time physical activity 1257 17.7 0.6 16.6 18.8
VETERAN STATUS
Did not serve on active duty 1607 19.4 0.6 18.3 20.4
Served on active duty 236 19.7 1.4 17.0 22.4

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.