Table 1.

Current cigarette smokinga (%), adults 18 years and older, National Health Interview Survey, 2015

MenWomenOverall
Overall16.813.815.3
Age (years)
 18–2415.011.013.0
 25–4419.615.817.7
 45–6417.916.117.0
 65+9.77.48.4
Race/ethnicityb
 White17.916.917.4
 Black20.613.516.7
 Hispanic12.87.210.0
 American Indian/Alaska Native25.323.224.2
 Asian11.83.37.1
Educationc
 No HS diploma28.722.625.6
 GED37.430.434.1
 HS diploma22.219.921.0
 Some college/assoc. degree18.717.217.9
 Undergraduate degree8.16.67.3
 Graduate degree4.03.43.7
Sexual orientation
 Gay or lesbian19.615.717.8
 Straight16.713.615.1
 Bisexual26.820.923.2
Immigration status
 Born in U.S.18.116.117.1
 Born in U.S. territory22.79.715.3
 In U.S. fewer than 10 years11.33.26.9
 In U.S. 10+ years11.05.07.9
Health insurance coveraged
 Uninsured28.825.327.4
 Insured16.213.815.0
Region
 Northeast15.012.513.7
 Midwest19.818.519.2
 South17.314.015.5
 West14.610.212.4
  • NOTE: Estimates are age adjusted to the 2000 U.S. standard population.

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

  • bEstimates for white, black, American Indian/Alaska Native, and Asian are among non-Hispanics. Estimate for Asians does not include Native Hawaiians or other Pacific Islanders.

  • cAmong persons 25 years and older.

  • dAmong persons 18–64 years of age.

  • Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. National Health Interview Survey, 2015. Public use data file.