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Vital Signs: Current Cigarette Smoking Among Adults Aged ≥18 Years with Mental Illness—United States, 2009–2011

February 8, 2013 / Vol. 62 / Early Release


MMWR Highlights

Percentage of Adults with Mental Illness Who Smoke By Sex

  • 40% of adult men with mental illness smoke
  • 34% of adult women with mental illness smoke

Percentage of Adults with Mental Illness Who Smoke, By Age

  • In the 18-24 age group, 42% of adults with mental illness smoke
  • In the 25-44 age group, 41% of adults with mental illness smoke
  • In the 45-64 age group, 34% of adults with mental illness smoke
  • In the 65+ age group, 13% of adults with mental illness smoke

Percentage of Adults with Mental Illness Who Smoke, By Racial/Ethnic Groups

  • Among American Indian/Alaska Natives (Non-Hispanic), 55% of adults with mental illness smoke
  • Among Other (Non-Hispanic), 40% of adults with mental illness smoke
  • Among Whites (Non-Hispanic), 38% of adults with mental illness smoke
  • Among Blacks (Non-Hispanic), 34% of adults with mental illness smoke
  • Among Hispanics, 32% of adults with mental illness smoke
  • Among Asians (Non-Hispanic), 21% of adults with mental illness smoke

Percentage of Adults with Mental Illness Who Smoke, By Education

  • Among adults with mental illness who smoke, 47% have less than a high school education
  • Among adults with mental illness who smoke, 40% have a high school diploma
  • Among adults with mental illness who smoke, 38% have some college education
  • Among adults with mental illness who smoke, 19% are college graduates
 
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