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Adult Smoking: Focusing on People with Mental Illness

 Percent of adults with mental Illness that smoke: 40% of men and 34% of women. 33 % are at or above poverty and 48% are below poverty. 

 

Percent of Adults with Mental Illness Who Smoke

By Sex: 40% Men, 35% Women.

By Poverty Level: 33% At or above poverty, 48% below poverty.



 Smoking Statistics for Adults with Mental Illness 

Smoking Statistics for US Adults with mental Illness

  • By Age
    • Ages 18-24 - 42%
    • Ages 25-44 - 41%
    • Ages 45-64 - 34%
    • Ages 65+ - 13%
  • By Education
    • Less than high school - 47%
    • High school graduate - 40%
    • Some college - 38%
    • College graduate - 19%
  • By Racial/Ethnic Groups
    • American Indian/Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) - 55%
    • Other (Non-Hispanic - 40%
    • White (Non-Hispanic) - 38%
    • Black (Non-Hispanic) - 34%
    • Hispanic - 32%
    • Asian (Non-Hispanic) - 21%
  • By Region
    • Midwest - 39%
    • South - 38%
    • Northeast - 35%
    • West - 32%

Color-coded U.S. map: Cigarette Use Among Adults with Any Mental Illness

  • States that have less than 30%: Georgia and Utah
  • States that have 30 to 34%: California, Colorado, Hawaii, Maryland, Massachusetts, Montana, New York, Rhode Island, Texas and Washington
  • States that have 35 to 39%: Conneticut, Delaware, Florida, Kansas, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Maine, Missouri, Oregon, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Nevada, North Dakota, Ohio,Pennsylvania, Vermont, Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.
  • States that have 40 to 44%: Arkansas, Arizona, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and South Dakota
  • States that have 45% or more: Alabama, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and West Virginia
 
  • Page last reviewed: February 5, 2013
  • Page last updated: February 5, 2013
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