Table 1.

Current cigarette smoking, adults 18 years and older, NHIS 2017

MalesFemalesOverall
Weight %Weight %Weight %
Overall16.012.314.1
Age category
 18–2412.08.810.4
 25–4419.313.016.1
 45–6417.415.616.5
 65–7411.39.310.2
 75+5.55.15.3
Race/ethnicity
 Hispanic12.96.99.8
 White16.914.815.8
 Black19.111.815.1
 Asian10.63.66.8
 AI/AN27.321.524.5
 Otherbbb
Educational attainment (≥25 years)
 <HS30.119.724.9
 HS24.118.921.7
 Some college18.016.517.2
 College graduate7.05.05.9
Health insurance
 Uninsured27.918.223.0
 Private11.68.910.3
 Medicaid/public31.524.927.5
 Medicare10.26.98.3
 Medicare + Medicaid13.910.111.5
 Other22.516.619.6
Usual source of care
 Yes14.111.612.7
 No25.719.523.2
Visited a physician in the past year
 Yes14.412.113.2
 No19.213.016.3
Income
 Poor <100% FPL26.822.624.2
 Near poor 100%–199% FPL25.116.420.3
 Non-poor ≥200% FPL13.19.411.3
Immigration status
 Born in the USAa17.214.415.8
 In the USA, fewer than 10 years12.7b7.1
 In the USA, 10+ years11.54.27.8
Region
 Northeast12.110.711.3
 Midwest18.216.017.1
 South18.613.015.7
 West13.28.811.1
  • NOTE: Estimates are age adjusted to 2000 standard U.S. population. Estimates for white, black, AI/AN, Asian, and other are among non-Hispanics. Estimate for Asian does not include Native Hawaiians or other Pacific Islanders.

  • Abbreviation: FPL, federal poverty level.

  • aIncludes 50 states and the District of Columbia.

  • bEstimate not provided due to instability.

  • Source: National Health Interview Survey, 2017.