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.

Data Source: National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) (Adults)

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.

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Percentage of U.S. Adults Who Smoke Cigarettes

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Percentage of Adults Who Smoke Cigarettes by Coverage Overview

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Percentage of Adults Who Smoke Cigarettes by Coverage Public

37a Coverage Public

Percentage of Adults Who Smoke Cigarettes among those with Medicaid Coverage

Percentage of Adults Who Smoke Cigarettes by Medicaid Coverage

37a Medicaid Coverage

In order to define coverage types, disability is defined as follows: Disability was defined according to the standard questions used in the American Community Survey. An individual was identified as having a disability if any of the following conditions existed: is deaf or has serious difficulty hearing; is blind or has serious difficulty seeing even when wearing glasses; has difficulty dressing or bathing; has serious difficulty concentrating, remembering, or making decisions; has serious difficulty walking or climbing stairs; has difficulty doing errands alone such as visiting a doctor's office or shopping. Disability estimates are available for calendar years 2009 and later.

Percentage of Adults Who Smoke Cigarettes among those with Medicare Coverage

Percentage of Adults Who Smoke Cigarettes by Medicare Coverage

37a Medicare Coverage

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Percentage of Adults Who Smoke Cigarettes by Coverage Private

: 37a Coverage Private

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Percentage of Adults Who Smoke Cigarettes by Ethnicity

[ Measure 37a : Percentage of Adults Who Smoke Cigarettes | Ethnicity

For more information on how ethnicity was defined, please see the Glossary under Help.

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Percentage of Adults Who Smoke Cigarettes by Race

] Measure 37a : Percentage of Adults Who Smoke Cigarettes | Race

For more information on how race was defined, please see the Glossary under Help.

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Percentage of Adults Who Smoke Cigarettes by Age Group

Measure 37a : Percentage of Adults Who Smoke Cigarettes | Age Group

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Percentage of Adults Who Smoke Cigarettes by Disability Status

Measure 37a : Percentage of Adults Who Smoke Cigarettes | Disability Status

Disability was defined according to the standard questions used in the American Community Survey. An individual was identified as having a disability if any of the following conditions existed: is deaf or has serious difficulty hearing; is blind or has serious difficulty seeing even when wearing glasses; has difficulty dressing or bathing; has serious difficulty concentrating, remembering, or making decisions; has serious difficulty walking or climbing stairs; has difficulty doing errands alone such as visiting a doctor's office or shopping.

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Percentage of Adults Who Smoke Cigarettes by Education Level

Measure 37a : Percentage of Adults Who Smoke Cigarettes | Education Level

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Percentage of Adults Who Smoke Cigarettes by Income Level

Measure 37a : Percentage of Adults Who Smoke Cigarettes | Income Level

Poverty is defined by Census Bureau poverty thresholds. For more information on the definition of poverty, please see the Glossary under Help.

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Percentage of Adults Who Smoke Cigarettes by Metropolitan Status

Measure 37a : Percentage of Adults Who Smoke Cigarettes | Metropolitan Status

For more information on how metropolitan status was defined, please see the Glossary under Help.

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Percentage of Adults Who Smoke Cigarettes by Number of Chronic Conditions

Measure 37a : Percentage of Adults Who Smoke Cigarettes | Number of Chronic Conditions

For more information on how chronic conditions were defined, please see the Glossary under Help.

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Percentage of Adults Who Smoke Cigarettes by Region

Measure 37a : Percentage of Adults Who Smoke Cigarettes | Region

For more information on how regions are defined, please see the Glossary under Help.

Sex

Sex

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Percentage of Adults Who Smoke Cigarettes by Sex

Measure 37a : Percentage of Adults Who Smoke Cigarettes | Sex

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Percentage of Adults Who Smoke Cigarettes by State

Measure 37a : Percentage of Adults Who Smoke Cigarettes | State

White coloring indicates that no data are available for that state.

State-level estimates (if applicable) meet the following criteria: less than or equal to 20% relative standard error and adequate sample size.

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