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QuickStats: Current Smoking* Among Men Aged 25–64 Years, by Age Group and Veteran Status† — National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), United States, 2007–2010§

The figure shows current smoking among men aged 25-64 years, by age group and veteran status in the United States, during 2007-2010. During 2007-2010, male veterans aged 25-64 years were more likely to be current smokers than nonveterans (29% versus 24%). Among men aged 45-54 years, 36% of veterans reported being current smokers, compared with 24% of nonveterans.

* Defined as having smoked at least 100 cigarettes in their lifetime and now smoke everyday or some days.

In NHIS, veterans identify themselves by responding "yes" to the question "Have you ever been honorably discharged from active duty in the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, or Coast Guard?" During 2007–2010, veterans accounted for 15% of the male population aged 25–64 years, ranging from 6% among men aged 25–34 years to 34% for those aged 55–64 years.

§ Estimates are based on household interviews of a sample of the civilian, noninstitutionalized U.S. population and are derived from the NHIS sample adult component.

95% confidence interval.

During 2007–2010, male veterans aged 25–64 years were more likely to be current smokers than nonveterans (29% versus 24%). Among men aged 45–54 years, 36% of veterans reported being current smokers, compared with 24% of nonveterans.

Source: National Health Interview Survey, 2007–2010. Available at http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nhis.htm.

Reported by: Ellen A. Kramarow, PhD, ekramarow@cdc.gov, 301-458-4325; Patricia N. Pastor, PhD.

Alternate Text: The figure above shows current smoking among men aged 25-64 years, by age group and veteran status in the United States, during 2007-2010. During 2007-2010, male veterans aged 25-64 years were more likely to be current smokers than nonveterans (29% versus 24%). Among men aged 45-54 years, 36% of veterans reported being current smokers, compared with 24% of nonveterans.


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