Percentage of Adults Who Currently Smoke Cigarettes

Subpopulation Unweighted Frequency Weighted Percentage Standard Error Lower 95% Confidence
Limit
Upper 95% Confidence
Limit
TOTAL 3343 17.7 0.3 17.0 18.4
GENDER
Male 1634 19.3 0.5 18.3 20.3
Female 1709 16.1 0.4 15.3 17.0
AGE GROUP
18-24 years 196 15.4 1.1 13.2 17.6
25-34 years 508 23.5 1.0 21.5 25.5
35-44 years 519 20.6 0.9 18.8 22.5
45-54 years 676 20.8 0.8 19.2 22.4
55-64 years 843 18.6 0.7 17.3 19.9
65+ years 601 8.7 0.4 7.9 9.5
ETHNICITY
Hispanic 201 16.0 1.2 13.6 18.3
Non-hispanic 3116 17.9 0.4 17.2 18.6
RACE
White only 2880 17.3 0.4 16.6 18.0
Black or African American only 191 24.7 2.1 20.7 28.8
Other race only 102 16.7 1.9 13.0 20.5
More than one race 102 25.3 2.6 20.3 30.4
EDUCATION
Less than high school 367 28.7 1.5 25.8 31.7
High school graduate or G.E.D 1255 23.1 0.7 21.8 24.4
Some college 1128 18.6 0.6 17.4 19.8
College graduate 591 7.3 0.4 6.6 8.0
ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 433 31.3 1.7 28.0 34.5
$15,000 to $24,999 701 27.8 1.1 25.7 29.9
$25,000 to $34,999 406 22.3 1.2 20.0 24.6
$35,000 to $49,999 459 19.0 0.9 17.1 20.8
$50,000 or more 893 11.7 0.4 10.8 12.6
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed for wages/Self-employed 1789 17.9 0.5 17.0 18.8
Out of work 244 34.7 2.2 30.4 39.1
Homemaker/Student 232 11.7 0.9 10.0 13.4
Retired 577 10.3 0.5 9.3 11.2
Unable to work 485 41.0 1.7 37.7 44.4
AVERAGE HOURS WORKED
None 696 11.5 0.5 10.5 12.6
1 to less than 20 hours 127 12.1 1.3 9.5 14.7
20 hours to less than 40 hours 430 18.1 0.9 16.2 19.9
40 plus hours 1270 17.5 0.5 16.5 18.6
MARITAL STATUS
Married/member of an unmarried couple 1598 14.3 0.4 13.6 15.1
Divorced/Seperated 855 30.4 1.1 28.3 32.5
Widowed 299 13.9 0.9 12.0 15.7
Never married 591 20.7 0.9 18.9 22.5
DISABILITY STATUS
Living with a disability 1153 24.6 0.8 23.2 26.1
Not living with a disability 2161 15.7 0.4 15.0 16.5
POPULATION DENSITY
Frontier 193 17.2 1.4 14.6 19.9
Rural 364 18.3 1.0 16.3 20.4
Densely-settled rural 600 19.2 0.8 17.5 20.8
Semi-Urban 556 18.4 0.9 16.7 20.1
Urban 1630 17.1 0.5 16.1 18.0
HEALTH INSURANCE STATUS
Insured 2731 15.7 0.3 15.1 16.4
Uninsured 599 32.0 1.3 29.5 34.5
DIABETES STATUS
Have diabetes 393 16.4 0.9 14.7 18.2
No diabetes 2946 17.9 0.4 17.1 18.6
CURRENT ASTHMA STATUS
Current asthma 369 22.6 1.2 20.1 25.0
No current asthma 2944 17.2 0.4 16.6 17.9
ARTHRITIS STATUS
Yes 1104 19.4 0.6 18.2 20.7
No 2216 17.1 0.4 16.3 17.9
MENTAL HEALTH INDICATOR
14+ days mental health NOT good 630 35.8 1.4 33.1 38.5
<14 days mental health NOT good 2647 15.7 0.3 15.1 16.4
WEIGHT CATEGORY
Normal or Underweight, BMI<25 1130 19.5 0.6 18.3 20.8
Overweight, 25<= BMI<30 1027 17.4 0.6 16.2 18.6
Obese, BMI>=30 1038 18.0 0.6 16.8 19.2
LEISURE TIME PHYSICAL ACTIVITY
Yes 1900 14.7 0.4 14.0 15.5
No 1220 25.6 0.8 24.0 27.1
VETERAN STATUS
Served on active duty 477 18.3 0.9 16.5 20.1
Did not serve on active duty 2862 17.6 0.4 16.9 18.4

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.