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Tobacco Use among US Adults—United States, 2012–2013

June 27, 2014 / Vol. 63 / No. 25


MMWR Highlights

Prevalence of Adult Tobacco Use Every Day or Some Days by Population Subgroups, 2012–2013

  • Prevalence was 26.2% for men and 15.4% for women.
  • Prevalence was highest among those aged 25–44 years (25.2%), and lowest among those aged 65 years or older (9.5%).
  • Prevalence by education was highest among adults with a General Education Development (GED) certificate (43.8%), and lowest among those with a graduate degree (6.3%).
  • Prevalence was highest among adults with annual household incomes less than $20,000 (29.8%), and lowest among those with incomes of $100,000 or more (12.8%).
  • Prevalence was 30.8% among lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT) adults, and 20.5% among heterosexual adults.

Prevalence of Adult Tobacco Use Every Day or Some Days by Tobacco Product, 2012–2013

  • Prevalence of cigarette use was 18.0%.
  • Prevalence of cigar, cigarillo, or filtered little cigar use was 2.0%.
  • Prevalence of regular pipe use was 0.3%.
  • Prevalence of water pipe or hookah use was 0.5%.
  • Prevalence of e-cigarette use was 1.9%.
  • Prevalence of smokeless tobacco use (e.g., chew, dip, snuff, snus, dissolvable tobacco) was 2.6%.

 
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