Statistics Highlight

Quickstats graph of Age-Adjusted percentage of adults who had ever used an e-cigarette by race/ethnicity. Follow link for details
  • From 2014 to 2018, the percentage of all U.S. adults aged ≥18 years who had ever used an e-cigarette increased from 13.0% to 15.7% overall and, by race/ethnicity, increased among non-Hispanic white, non-Hispanic black, non-Hispanic Asian, and Hispanic adults.
  • Non-Hispanic white adults were the most likely, in both years, to have ever used an e-cigarette.
  • In 2018, 19.1% of non-Hispanic white adults had ever used an e-cigarette, compared with 10.1% of non-Hispanic blacks and non-Hispanic Asians and 10.2% of Hispanics.

Source: National Center for Health Statistics, National Health Interview Survey, 2014 and 2018 data.

* With 95% confidence intervals indicated by error bars.

† Based on the response of “yes” to the survey question “Have you ever used an e-cigarette even one time?” Data on e-cigarette use were first collected in the 2014 National Health Interview Survey.

QuickStats graph of Percentage of Adults Aged 18-64 Years who had seen or talked to a health care professional in the past 12 months by race/ethnicity. Follow link for details
  • The percentage of adults aged 18–64 years who had seen or talked to a health care professional in the past 12 months increased from 79.3% in 2012–2013 to 82.1% in 2017–2018.
  • There was an increase in the percentage of Hispanic (67.0% to 73.6%), non-Hispanic white (82.8% to 84.9%), non-Hispanic black (80.0% to 83.2%), and non-Hispanic Asian (75.8% to 78.8%) adults who had seen or talked to a health care professional in the past 12 months between those two periods.
  • During 2012–2013 as well as 2017–2018, non-Hispanic white adults were the most likely and Hispanic adults were the least likely to have seen or talked to a health care professional in the past 12 months.

Source: National Health Interview Survey, 2012, 2013, 2017, and 2018 data.

* With 95% confidence intervals indicated by error bars.

† Based on a question in the Sample Adult section that asked “About how long has it been since you last saw or talked to a doctor or other health care professional about your own health? Include doctors seen while a patient in a hospital.”

Page last reviewed: April 3, 2020