QuickStats: Percentage* of Adults Who Ever Used an E-cigarette† and Percentage Who Currently Use E-cigarettes,§ by Age Group — National Health Interview Survey, United States, 2016¶
Weekly / August 25, 2017 / 66(33);892
* With 95% confidence intervals indicated with error bars.
† Based on the response of “yes” to the survey question “Have you ever used an e-cigarette, even one time?”
§ Based on a response of “every day” or “some days” to the question “Do you now use e-cigarettes every day, some days or not at all?”
¶ Estimates are based on household interviews of a sample of the civilian, noninstitutionalized U.S. population and are derived from the National Health Interview Survey Sample Adult component.
Overall, 15.4% of adults aged ≥18 years had ever used an e-cigarette, and 3.2% currently used e-cigarettes in 2016. Adults aged 18–24 years were the most likely to have ever used an e-cigarette (23.5%); the percentage declined steadily to 4.5% among adults aged ≥65 years. Adults aged 18–24 years (4.5%) and 25–44 years (4.2%) were more likely to be current e-cigarette users than adults aged 45–64 years (2.9%) and those aged ≥65 years (1.0%). Across all age groups, fewer than one fourth of adults who had ever used an e-cigarette reported being a current user.
Source: National Health Interview Survey, 2016 data. https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nhis.htm.
Reported by: Charlotte A. Schoenborn, MPH, CSchoenborn@cdc.gov, 301-458-4485; Tainya C. Clarke, PhD.
Suggested citation for this article: QuickStats: Percentage of Adults Who Ever Used an E-cigarette and Percentage Who Currently Use E-cigarettes, by Age Group — National Health Interview Survey, United States, 2016. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2017;66:892. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15585/mmwr.mm6633a6.
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