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Percentage of U.S. Adults Who Smoke Cigarettes

Tobacco use is the leading preventable cause of U.S. death, disease and disability. Each year, more than 440,000 people die and 8.6 million suffer from serious illnesses from smoking or exposure to secondhand smoke. In addition, tobacco use costs the U.S. $193 billion annually in direct medical expenses and lost productivity.

Metrics Calculation:

Percentage (weighted population estimate) of adults who have smoked 100 cigarettes in their entire life and currently smoke cigarettes every day or some days. Based on (self-reported) answers to the following two questions: Have you smoked at least 100 cigarettes in your entire life? and, if yes: Do you now smoke cigarettes every day, some days or not at all?

Additional Information:

Inclusion Criteria: Adults aged 18 years and over. Estimates for which the relative standard error is <=30%.

Exclusion Criteria: 1. Persons under age 18 years. 2. Adults 18 years and over with cigarette smoking status unknown. 3. Non-cigarette tobacco use. 4. For educational status: persons under age 25 years. 5. Estimates for which the relative standard error is > 30%.

Estimates may have been suppressed if there were additional concerns over statistical reliability.

This measure is calculated by CDC/ National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) with data from the National Health Interview Survey.

Age Group

Percentage of Adults Who Smoke Cigarettes by Age Group



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Coverage Overview

Percentage of Adults Who Smoke Cigarettes by Coverage Overview



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Coverage Private

Percentage of Adults Who Smoke Cigarettes by Coverage Private



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Coverage Public

Percentage of Adults Who Smoke Cigarettes by Coverage Public



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Disability Status

Percentage of Adults Who Smoke Cigarettes by Disability Status



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Education Level

Percentage of Adults Who Smoke Cigarettes by Education Level



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Ethnicity

Percentage of Adults Who Smoke Cigarettes by Ethnicity



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Income Level

Percentage of Adults Who Smoke Cigarettes by Income Level



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Medicaid Coverage

Percentage of Adults Who Smoke Cigarettes by Medicaid Coverage



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Medicare Coverage

Percentage of Adults Who Smoke Cigarettes by Medicare Coverage



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Metropolitan Status

Percentage of Adults Who Smoke Cigarettes by Metropolitan Status



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National Summary

Percentage of Adults Who Smoke Cigarettes by National Summary



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Number of Chronic Conditions

Percentage of Adults Who Smoke Cigarettes by Number of Chronic Conditions



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Race

Percentage of Adults Who Smoke Cigarettes by Race



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Region

Percentage of Adults Who Smoke Cigarettes by Region



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Sex

Percentage of Adults Who Smoke Cigarettes by Sex



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State

Percentage of Adults Who Smoke Cigarettes by State



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