In 2016, men aged ≥18 years were more likely to be current smokers than women (17.5% compared with 13.6%). Non-Hispanic black men (20.1%) and non-Hispanic white men (18.4%) were more likely to be current smokers than Hispanic men (13.8%). Non-Hispanic white women (16.2%) were more likely to be current smokers than non-Hispanic black women (13.2%) and Hispanic women (6.9%).

Source: National Health Interview Survey, 2016. https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nhis/index.htm.


Reported by: Debra L. Blackwell, PhD, DBlackwell@cdc.gov, 301-458-4103; Maria A. Villarroel, PhD.

Suggested citation for this article: QuickStats: Age-Adjusted Percentages of Current Smokers Among Adults Aged ≥18 Years, by Sex, Race, and Hispanic Origin — National Health Interview Survey, 2016. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2018;67:49. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15585/mmwr.mm6701a10.

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