Table 1.

Model-based smoking levels summary estimates (%) for the total population and the 3,143 counties and by gender, and current smoking total population estimates for NHIS 2012 and BRFSS 2012 to assess external validity and by gender

Prevalence estimate, %
Smoking levelMeanMinimumLower quartileMedianUpper quartileMaximumInter quartile rangeOverall rangeNHIS 2012BRFSS 2012
Current smoker
 Overall
  U.S.18.0618.0618.85
  Counties19.945.7617.4819.5322.1842.024.7136.26
 Males
  U.S.21.2020.4921.32
  Counties22.466.8619.7422.0624.9645.905.2239.04
 Females
  U.S.16.4115.8116.52
  Counties17.464.6915.2017.0719.4238.444.2233.74
Every day smoker
 Overall
  U.S.12.54
  Counties14.484.0412.3913.9516.2027.053.8223.01
 Males
  U.S.15.13
  Counties16.394.8414.1015.8318.3829.634.2824.79
 Females
  U.S.11.54
  Counties12.613.2510.7112.1414.1524.663.4421.40
Some days smoker
 Overall
  U.S.5.52
  Counties5.461.724.755.315.9916.311.2414.58
 Males
  U.S.6.07
  Counties6.072.025.265.896.6717.501.4015.49
 Females
  U.S.4.86
  Counties4.851.444.244.735.3215.201.0713.76
Former smoker
 Overall
  U.S.23.93
  Counties25.029.1522.9325.1027.2138.394.2829.24
 Males
  U.S.27.97
  Counties28.4411.5426.0928.5330.9341.684.8330.14
 Females
  U.S.21.04
  Counties21.697.0119.8221.7823.6134.803.7827.79
Ever smoker
 Overall
  U.S.41.99
  Counties44.9616.0942.3045.0048.0360.715.7444.62
 Males
  U.S.49.16
  Counties50.9019.5048.1551.0354.0066.585.8647.08
 Females
  U.S.37.44
  Counties39.1412.7636.5539.1342.0755.275.5142.51
Never smoker
 Overall
  U.S.58.01
  Counties55.0439.2951.9755.0057.7083.915.7444.62
 Males
  U.S.50.83
  Counties49.1033.4246.0049.0051.8580.505.8647.08
 Females
  U.S.62.56
  Counties60.8644.7357.9360.8763.4587.245.5142.51
  • Abbreviation: U.S., United States.