Adults Smoking Rate Trends by Sex, Race, and Age * | American Lung Association

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Adults Smoking Rate Trends by Sex, Race, and Age *

  1965 1970 1974 1980 1985 1990 1995 1997 † 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 % Change 1965-2015 ‡
Total 42.4 37.4 37.1 33.2 30.1 25.5 24.7 24.7 24.1 23.5 23.3 22.8 22.5 21.6 20.9 20.9 20.6 19.8 20.6 20.6 19.3 19.0 18.1 17.8 16.8 15.1 -64.4
Sex                                                      
Male 51.9 44.1 43.1 37.6 32.6 28.4 27.0 27.6 26.4 25.7 25.7 25.2 25.2 24.1 23.4 23.9 23.6 22.3 23.1 23.5 21.5 21.6 20.5 20.5 18.8 16.7 -67.8
Female 33.9 31.5 32.1 29.3 27.9 22.8 22.6 22.1 22.0 21.5 21.0 20.7 20.0 19.2 18.5 18.1 17.8 17.4 18.3 17.9 17.3 16.5 15.8 15.3 14.8 13.6 -59.9
Race                                                      
Non-Hispanic                                                      
White 42.1 37.0 36.4 32.9 29.6 25.6 25.6 25.3 25.0 24.3 24.1 24.0 23.6 22.7 22.2 21.9 21.8 21.5 22.0 22.2 21.1 20.7 19.8 19.5 18.3 16.6 -60.6
Black 45.8 41.4 44.0 36.9 34.9 26.2 25.8 26.7 24.7 24.3 23.2 22.3 22.4 21.5 20.2 21.5 22.6 19.8 21.3 21.3 20.5 19.6 18.2 18.5 17.8 16.8 -63.3
American Indian/ Alaska Native NA NA NA NA NA NA NA 34.1 40.0 40.8 36.0 32.7 40.8 39.7 33.4 32.0 32.2 36.4 32.4 23.2 31.4 31.5 21.8 26.1 29.2 21.9 -35.8
Asian NA NA NA NA NA NA NA 16.9 13.7 15.1 14.4 12.4 13.3 11.7 11.3 13.3 10.3 9.6 9.9 12.0 9.2 9.9 10.7 9.6 9.5 7.0 -58.6
Hispanic NA NA NA NA NA NA NA 20.4 19.1 18.1 18.6 16.7 16.7 16.4 15.0 16.2 15.1 13.3 15.8 14.5 12.5 12.9 12.5 12.1 11.2 10.1 -50.5
Age                                                      
18-24 45.5 38.0 37.8 33.3 29.3 24.5 24.8 28.7 27.9 27.9 26.8 26.9 28.5 23.9 23.6 24.4 23.7 22.2 21.4 21.8 20.1 18.9 17.3 18.7 16.7 13.0 -71.4
25-44 51.2 44.6 44.5 37.8 34.8 29.7 28.6 28.6 27.5 27.3 27.0 25.8 25.7 25.6 23.8 24.1 23.2 22.8 23.7 24.0 22.0 22.1 21.6 20.1 20.0 17.7 -65.4
45-64 41.6 38.6 37.7 35.6 31.6 27.0 25.5 24.4 25.0 23.3 24.0 23.8 22.7 22.0 22.4 21.9 21.5 21.0 22.5 21.9 21.1 21.4 19.5 19.9 18.0 17.0 -59.1
≥65 17.9 16.1 17.3 17.2 16.0 12.8 13.0 12.0 10.9 10.6 9.7 10.1 9.3 9.1 8.8 8.6 10.0 8.3 9.3 9.5 9.5 7.9 8.9 8.8 8.5 8.4 -53.1
                                                       
                                                       

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. National Center for Health Statistics. National Health Interview Survey 1965-2015. Analysis for years 1997-2015 by the American Lung Association Research Team using SPSS software.

Notes:
NA - Not Available
* Persons 18 years or older.
† Due to the redesign of the NHIS survey in 1997, comparisons with data from prior years must be conducted with caution.
‡ Percent changes for Hispanics, American Indians/Alaska Natives and Asians are from 1997-2015.

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