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Adult Tobacco Use

National and State Level Adult Tobacco Use Data

  National Maryland
  NHIS, 2015 BRFSS, 2013
Adult Smoking    
Overall 15.2% 16.4%
Male 17.4% 19.4%
Female 13.0% 13.7%
Ethnicity    
White 17.1% 16.8%
Black 18.1% 17.4%
Hispanic 10.4% 11.0%
Asian -- 9.5%
Other -- 24.7%
Age    
18-44 17.0% 17.9%
45-64 16.9% 17.3%
65+ 7.5% 8.7%

 

 

State Level Adult Tobacco Use Data

Maryland BRFSS

 

2014

2015

2016

2017

Adult Smoking        

Overall

14.6

15.1

13.7

13.9

Male

16.8

16.9

15.6

16.0

Female

12.6

13.4

11.9

11.9

Ethnicity

 

 

 

 

White

15.5

16.9

14.8

14.0

Black

16.8

15.4

13.7

15.1

American Indian

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37.7

30.7

Asian

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5.1

7.2

Other non-Hispanic

8.0

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20.0

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Multi-Racial

19.2

11.0

19.3

15.2

Hispanic

8.2

10.2

10.2

12.8

Age

 

 

 

 

18-24

10.7

13.0

10.1

10.4

25-34

16.3

17.5

18.1

18.9

35-44

16.6

16.9

15.1

15.1

45-54

19.1

17.7

16.0

16.3

55-64

15.1

17.8

15.3

13.9

65+

8.7

7.6

7.2

8.3

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References: 

Behavior Risk Factor Surveillance System. (2013). Tobacco: Current smoker (smoked at least 100 cigarettes in their lifetime and currently smoke) by demographics

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2015). NHIS adult tobacco use information. Retrieved from http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nhis/tobacco/tobacco_statistics.htm

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Division of Population Health. (2014 - 2017). BRFSS Prevalence & Trends Data. Retrieved from https://www.cdc.gov/brfss/brfssprevalence/.