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226. Current Cigarette Smoking

[In percent. Prior to 1995, a current smoker is a person who has smoked at least 100 cigarettes and who now smokes. Beginning 1995, definition includes persons who smoke only "some days". Excludes unknown smoking status. Based on the National Health Interview Survey; for details, see Appendix III]

 
SEX, RACE, AND AGE 1985 1990 1995 1997 1998
 
    Total smokers, age-adjusted 1 29.9 25.3 24.6 24.6 24.0
 
Male 32.2 28.0 26.5 27.1 25.9
Female 27.9 22.9 22.7 22.2 22.1
 
White male 31.3 27.6 26.2 26.8 26.0
Black male 40.2 32.8 29.4 32.4 29.0
 
White female 27.9 23.5 23.4 22.8 23.0
Black female 30.9 20.8 23.5 22.5 21.1
 
    Total smokers 30.1 25.5 24.7 24.7 24.1
Male, total 32.6 28.4 27.0 27.6 26.4
  18 to 24 years 28.0 26.6 27.8 31.7 31.3
  25 to 34 years 38.2 31.6 29.5 30.3 28.6
  35 to 44 years 37.6 34.5 31.5 32.1 30.2
  45 to 64 years 33.4 29.3 27.1 27.6 27.7
  65 years and over 19.6 14.6 14.9 12.8 10.4
  White, total 31.7 28.0 26.6 27.2 26.3
    18 to 24 years 28.4 27.4 28.4 34.0 34.1
    25 to 34 years 37.3 31.6 29.9 30.4 29.2
    35 to 44 years 36.6 33.5 31.2 32.1 29.6
    45 to 64 years 32.1 28.7 26.3 26.5 27.0
    65 years and over 18.9 13.7 14.1 11.5 10.0
  Black, total 39.9 32.5 28.5 32.2 29.0
    18 to 24 years 27.2 21.3 2 14.6 23.5 19.7
    25 to 34 years 45.6 33.8 25.1 31.6 25.2
    35 to 44 years 45.0 42.0 36.3 33.9 36.2
    45 to 64 years 46.1 36.7 33.9 39.4 37.3
    65 years and over 27.7 21.5 28.5 26.0 16.3
Female, total 27.9 22.8 22.6 22.1 21.9
  18 to 24 years 30.4 22.5 21.8 25.7 24.5
  25 to 34 years 32.0 28.2 26.4 24.8 24.6
  35 to 44 years 31.5 24.8 27.1 27.2 26.4
  45 to 64 years 29.9 24.8 24.0 21.5 22.5
  65 years and over 13.5 11.5 11.5 11.5 11.2
  White, total 27.7 23.4 23.1 22.5 22.6
    18 to 24 years 31.8 25.4 24.9 29.4 28.0
    25 to 34 years 32.0 28.5 27.3 26.1 26.9
    35 to 44 years 31.0 25.0 27.0 27.5 26.7
    45 to 64 years 29.7 25.4 24.3 20.9 22.5
    65 years and over 13.3 11.5 11.7 11.7 11.2
  Black, total 31.0 21.2 23.5 22.5 21.0
    18 to 24 years 23.7 10.0 2 8.8 11.5 8.3
    25 to 34 years 36.2 29.1 26.7 22.5 21.5
    35 to 44 years 40.2 25.5 31.9 30.1 30.0
    45 to 64 years 33.4 22.6 27.5 28.4 25.3
    65 years and over 14.5 11.1 13.3 10.7 11.5



1 Estimates are age adjusted to the year 2000 standard using five age groups: 18-24 years, 25-34 years, 35-44 years, 45-64 years, 65 years and over.
2 Data have a relative standard error of 20-30 percent.

Source: U.S. National Center for Health Statistics, Health, United States, 2000.

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/



https://allcountries.org/uscensus/226_current_cigarette_smoking.html

These tables are based on figures supplied by the United States Census Bureau, U.S. Department of Commerce and are subject to revision by the Census Bureau.

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