Percentage of Adults Aged 18 Years and Older Who Have Ever Tried
Smoking Tobacco in a Water Pipe (Hookah)

Subpopulation Unweighted Frequency Weighted Percentage Standard Error Lower 95% Confidence
Limit
Upper 95% Confidence
Limit
TOTAL 769 12.2 0.5 11.3 13.2
GENDER
Male 471 15.9 0.8 14.3 17.4
Female 298 8.7 0.6 7.6 9.8
AGE GROUP
18-24 years 213 36.3 2.3 31.8 40.8
25-34 years 242 24.8 1.6 21.6 27.9
35-44 years 99 9.3 1.0 7.3 11.3
45-54 years 82 5.8 0.8 4.3 7.3
55-64 years 84 4.0 0.5 3.0 4.9
65+ years 49 1.3 0.2 0.9 1.7
ETHNICITY
Hispanic 50 10.8 1.6 7.7 14.0
Non-hispanic 717 12.4 0.5 11.4 13.4
RACE
White only 661 11.7 0.5 10.7 12.6
Black or African American only 32 13.7 2.7 8.4 19.0
Other race only 43 23.9 3.7 16.7 31.1
More than one race 24 20.0 4.3 11.5 28.5
EDUCATION
Less than high school 26 6.6 1.4 3.8 9.3
High school graduate or G.E.D 176 10.7 0.9 9.0 12.4
Some college 274 16.2 1.0 14.2 18.1
College graduate 293 10.9 0.7 9.5 12.2
ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 55 14.6 2.1 10.5 18.7
$15,000 to $24,999 118 15.2 1.4 12.4 18.0
$25,000 to $34,999 77 14.9 1.8 11.5 18.4
$35,000 to $49,999 93 10.6 1.2 8.2 12.9
$50,000 or more 305 10.3 0.7 9.0 11.6
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed for wages/Self-employed 525 14.1 0.7 12.8 15.5
Out of work 43 17.1 2.6 11.9 22.2
Homemaker/Student 111 18.8 1.8 15.2 22.4
Retired 45 1.5 0.3 1.0 2.0
Unable to work 41 9.3 1.6 6.2 12.4
AVERAGE HOURS WORKED
None 81 4.6 0.6 3.3 5.8
1 to less than 20 hours 50 15.2 2.5 10.2 20.2
20 hours to less than 40 hours 158 18.9 1.6 15.8 22.0
40 plus hours 376 13.6 0.7 12.1 15.0
MARITAL STATUS
Married/member of an unmarried couple 353 8.6 0.5 7.6 9.6
Divorced/Seperated 86 8.1 1.0 6.1 10.1
Widowed 15 1.5 0.5 0.5 2.5
Never married 315 30.0 1.6 26.8 33.2
DISABILITY STATUS
Living with a disability 156 9.4 0.9 7.7 11.2
Not living with a disability 609 13.0 0.6 11.9 14.1
POPULATION DENSITY
Frontier 11 3.1 1.1 0.8 5.3
Rural 54 8.3 1.3 5.8 10.7
Densely-settled rural 88 8.5 1.0 6.6 10.5
Semi-Urban 119 12.4 1.2 10.0 14.7
Urban 497 14.7 0.7 13.3 16.1
HEALTH INSURANCE STATUS
Insured 654 11.6 0.5 10.6 12.6
Uninsured 111 16.9 1.6 13.7 20.1
DIABETES STATUS
Have diabetes 54 6.3 1.0 4.3 8.4
No diabetes 714 12.9 0.5 11.8 13.9
CURRENT ASTHMA STATUS
Current asthma 74 13.9 1.7 10.5 17.3
No current asthma 687 12.0 0.5 11.0 13.0
ARTHRITIS STATUS
Yes 122 5.6 0.6 4.4 6.7
No 643 14.4 0.6 13.2 15.6
MENTAL HEALTH INDICATOR
14+ days mental health NOT good 93 17.4 1.8 13.8 21.0
<14 days mental health NOT good 665 11.7 0.5 10.7 12.7
SMOKING STATUS
Current smoker 248 22.8 1.4 19.9 25.6
Non-smoker 514 10.0 0.5 9.1 11.0
WEIGHT CATEGORY
Normal or Underweight, BMI<25 259 15.3 1.0 13.4 17.3
Overweight, 25<= BMI<30 239 11.3 0.8 9.7 12.8
Obese, BMI>=30 232 11.2 0.8 9.6 12.8
LEISURE TIME PHYSICAL ACTIVITY
Yes 607 13.2 0.6 12.1 14.4
No 161 9.3 0.8 7.7 10.9
VETERAN STATUS
Served on active duty 113 12.8 1.4 10.0 15.5
Did not serve on active duty 655 12.1 0.5 11.1 13.1

Numerator: All respondents aged 18 years and older who have ever tried
smoking tobacco in a water pipe (hookah), even one or two puffs.
 
Denominator: All respondents, excluding unknowns and refusals.
 
 
On Questionnaire Split A