Percentage of Adults Who Currently Smoke Cigarettes

Subpopulation Unweighted Frequency Weighted Percentage Standard Error Lower 95% Confidence
Limit
Upper 95% Confidence
Limit
TOTAL 3865 20.0 0.4 19.3 20.7
GENDER
Female 2079 17.8 0.4 16.9 18.7
Male 1786 22.3 0.6 21.2 23.4
AGE GROUP
18-24 years 247 19.2 1.2 16.8 21.5
25-34 years 623 28.1 1.1 26.0 30.2
35-44 years 581 22.4 0.9 20.6 24.2
45-54 years 830 23.5 0.8 21.9 25.2
55-64 years 900 18.8 0.7 17.5 20.1
65+ years 684 9.1 0.4 8.3 9.9
ETHNICITY
Non-hispanic 3664 20.3 0.4 19.6 21.1
Hispanic 189 17.2 1.3 14.7 19.8
RACE
White only 3293 19.4 0.4 18.7 20.1
Black or African American only 237 30.3 2.2 26.1 34.6
Other race only 200 19.3 1.5 16.4 22.2
More than one race 112 29.1 2.8 23.7 34.5
EDUCATION
Less than high school 460 33.4 1.5 30.5 36.3
High school graduate or G.E.D 1417 25.5 0.7 24.1 26.9
Some college 1310 20.4 0.6 19.2 21.6
College graduate 678 8.4 0.4 7.6 9.1
ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 627 35.8 1.5 33.0 38.7
$15,000 to $24,999 869 28.6 1.0 26.6 30.6
$25,000 to $34,999 442 22.0 1.1 19.8 24.2
$35,000 to $49,999 544 21.5 1.0 19.6 23.5
$50,000 or more 955 12.6 0.5 11.7 13.5
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed for wages/Self-employed 2057 19.8 0.5 18.9 20.7
Out of work 384 38.3 1.8 34.7 41.9
Homemaker/Student 241 14.2 1.1 12.1 16.3
Retired 624 10.4 0.5 9.5 11.4
Unable to work 547 43.7 1.7 40.3 47.1
AVERAGE HOURS WORKED
None 765 12.7 0.6 11.6 13.8
1 to less than 20 hours 143 12.9 1.3 10.4 15.4
20 hours to less than 40 hours 473 20.1 1.0 18.2 22.1
40 plus hours 1465 19.3 0.5 18.3 20.4
MARITAL STATUS
Married/member of an unmarried couple 1782 16.2 0.4 15.4 17.0
Divorced/Separated 1088 35.5 1.1 33.4 37.6
Widowed 311 12.4 0.8 10.8 14.0
Never married 671 23.3 1.0 21.4 25.2
DISABILITY STATUS
Not living with a disability 2519 18.0 0.4 17.2 18.7
Living with a disability 1321 27.5 0.8 26.0 29.0
POPULATION DENSITY
Frontier 199 19.0 1.4 16.2 21.9
Rural 391 20.4 1.1 18.2 22.5
Densely-settled rural 674 21.3 0.9 19.6 23.0
Semi-Urban 727 24.2 1.0 22.3 26.0
Urban 1874 18.5 0.5 17.6 19.5
HEALTH INSURANCE STATUS
Uninsured 917 34.8 1.1 32.6 37.0
Insured 2941 17.0 0.4 16.4 17.7
DIABETES STATUS
No diabetes 3443 20.2 0.4 19.5 21.0
Have diabetes 418 18.2 1.0 16.2 20.2
CURRENT ASTHMA STATUS
No current asthma 3400 19.6 0.4 18.8 20.3
Current asthma 436 24.2 1.3 21.8 26.7
ARTHRITIS STATUS
No 2544 19.2 0.4 18.4 20.0
Yes 1296 22.4 0.7 21.1 23.7
MENTAL HEALTH INDICATOR
<14 days mental health NOT good 3096 18.0 0.4 17.3 18.7
14+ days mental health NOT good 712 38.2 1.4 35.6 40.9
WEIGHT CATEGORY
Normal or Underweight, BMI<25 1424 21.8 0.6 20.5 23.0
Overweight, 25<= BMI<30 1233 19.3 0.6 18.1 20.5
Obese, BMI>=30 1045 19.7 0.7 18.5 21.0
LEISURE TIME PHYSICAL ACTIVITY
No 1341 25.9 0.7 24.4 27.3
Yes 2335 17.6 0.4 16.8 18.3
VETERAN STATUS
Did not serve on active duty 3330 19.9 0.4 19.1 20.6
Served on active duty 535 21.3 1.0 19.4 23.3

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.