Table 1.

Prevalence (%) of current cigarette smokinga, adults 18 years and older, NHIS 2013

MalesFemalesOverall
Overall20.515.317.8
Age, y
 18–2421.915.418.7
 25–4423.317.120.1
 45–6421.918.119.9
 65+10.67.58.8
Race/ethnicity
 White (non–Hispanic)21.217.919.5
 Black (non–Hispanic)22.215.618.5
 Hispanic17.37.012.1
 American Indian/Alaska Native25.919.722.7
 Asian (non–Hispanic)b15.04.99.6
Educationc
 <High school diploma30.618.024.2
 GED42.339.741.4
 High school graduate26.717.622.0
 Some college20.618.819.7
 Undergraduate degree10.47.99.1
 Graduate degree5.75.55.6
Sexual orientation
 Gay or lesbian25.825.725.8
 Straight20.315.017.6
 Bisexual28.828.528.6
Insurance status
 Uninsured33.424.729.3
 Insured17.613.615.5

Abbreviation: GED, General Educational Development high school equivalency.

  • aEver smoked 100 cigarettes in lifetime and smoking every day or some days at time of survey.

  • bDoes not include Native Hawaiians or other Pacific Islanders.

  • cAmong persons aged 25 years or older.