Percent of Adults Who Smoked >24 Cigarettes Daily by Sex, Race, Hispanic Origin, Age and Education | American Lung Association

Percent of Adults Who Smoked >24 Cigarettes Daily by Sex, Race, Hispanic Origin, Age and Education

  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 1974-2015 ‡
Sex                                                  
Male 31.1 33.7 32.4 28.5 25.5 21.9 23.5 20.2 20.7 18.6 18.2 16.1 16.5 16.4 15.4 13.1 12.2 11.7 12.6 13.5 9.7 10.3 10.7 11.4 -63.3
Female 18.7 23.2 20.6 16.6 14.1 13.5 13.1 12.6 11.7 10.6 10.1 9.2 9.9 9.0 8.1 7.8 7.2 5.7 5.7 7.7 6.0 5.1 4.7 4.5 -75.9
Race                                                  
White 27.6 31.6 29.5 25.4 22.2 20.4 20.5 18.3 18.5 16.7 16.3 14.2 14.9 14.5 13.6 12.1 11.3 10.1 10.3 12.4 9.0 9.2 8.6 9.1 -67.0
Black 8.7 9.4 9.3 6.0 7.7 5.0 9.1 7.6 5.5 5.4 5.8 4.9 5.3 5.3 4.9 3.0 3.3 3.2 3.2 3.1 2.8 1.2 4.2 2.4 -72.4
Hispanic Origin                                                  
Hispanic NA 13.4 15.8 6.8 8.6 5.3 5.7 5.8 5.9 4.5 4.0 3.0 3.4 4.3 2.9 2.4 1.9 1.5 3.8 4.5 1.4 2.6 3.7 0.7 -94.8
Non-Hispanic NA 29.6 27.2 24.1 21.0 19.1 19.7 17.5 17.4 15.7 15.4 13.9 14.6 14.0 13.1 11.5 10.8 9.8 9.8 11.3 8.6 8.4 8.2 8.7 -70.6
Age (Years)                                                  
18-24 15.1 17.0 13.6 9.1 10.5 8.8 10.0 6.1 6.7 5.2 4.9 4.8 4.5 7.7 5.0 4.4 2.5 2.3 3.8 3.5 1.2 1.8 2.3 2.1 -86.1
25-44 29.2 31.5 29.5 22.9 18.1 17.4 16.4 15.9 15.9 14.3 14.1 11.5 12.0 11.0 10.5 9.0 9.0 7.3 7.0 8.2 5.1 6.8 6.0 6.1 -79.1
45-64 27.3 34.5 31.1 30.8 27.5 24.1 26.2 23.3 22.0 20.8 20.7 18.3 18.5 17.8 16.0 14.1 13.4 13.1 12.5 14.6 11.7 10.3 10.1 9.7 -64.5
≥65 17.7 18.2 19.4 18.9 22.6 16.9 19.2 16.1 16.9 12.4 10.7 13.7 16.1 14.3 17.2 16.5 11.0 10.1 13.0 14.4 12.8 10.1 12.1 13.3 -24.9
Education (Years)                                                  
Less than High School 25.8 29.4 29.0 24.5 27.5 20.3 23.5 19.0 19.0 16.0 19.1 14.3 15.3 14.1 15.6 14.5 12.3 13.1 13.0 13.6 10.9 10.1 10.9 13.1 -49.2
High School Diploma or GED 27.8 31.6 29.0 25.7 22.9 19.4 19.3 17.5 18.3 17.0 15.0 14.1 15.6 15.6 14.1 12.7 11.8 8.7 8.9 11.2 8.4 8.2 8.3 7.6 -72.7
Some College 32.5 32.7 29.3 25.5 17.2 15.6 15.7 15.3 13.6 13.8 12.8 12.2 11.1 11.3 9.7 7.0 7.3 8.4 8.6 10.2 5.8 7.3 6.7 6.3 -80.6
Bachelors Degree or Higher 27.3 33.3 28.7 22.6 13.5 13.0 12.3 11.4 11.0 8.4 8.2 8.2 9.3 6.9 5.9 7.5 6.8 4.8 5.4 5.5 7.7 5.1 4.2 5.8 -78.8
                                                   
                                                   

Notes:
NA - Not Available
† Due to the redesign of the NHIS survey in 1997, comparisons with data from prior years must be conducted with caution.
‡ Percent changes for Hispanic origin are from 1980-2015.

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