Skip to main content

Table 1 Current smoking prevalence among adults (aged 18 years or older) by sex and state, according to data from Current Population Survey, 1992-1993, 1998-1999, and 2006-2007

From: Changes in smoking prevalence among U.S. adults by state and region: Estimates from the Tobacco Use Supplement to the Current Population Survey, 1992-2007

  Males Females   
State 1992-93 1998-99 2006-07 Relative Change (%) 1992-93 vs. 2006-07* 1992-93 1998-99 2006-07 Relative Change (%) 1992-93 vs. 2006-07* IOI SOTC
  Prop (%) SE Prop (%) SE Prop (%) SE   Prop (%) SE Prop (%) SE Prop (%) SE    
Alabama 29.7 0.83 24.6 1.39 24.1 1.38 -19.0† 22.2 0.88 20.2 1.19 18.6 1.39 -15.9 0.89 -0.18
Alaska 29.0 1.84 27.0 2.64 24.1 1.08 -17.1 26.3 1.35 26.4 1.39 21.3 1.04 -18.9† 10.55 0.30
Arizona 24.7 1.17 22.3 1.08 19.2 0.99 -22.3† 20.1 1.16 17.6 0.88 16.1 1.00 -20.1 5.25 4.03
Arkansas 32.6 1.55 28.1 1.55 26.7 1.70 -18.2 25.3 1.16 24.1 1.40 21.4 1.43 -15.4 1.99 0.08
California 22.4 0.46 19.7 0.60 15.2 0.45 -32.2† 15.6 0.43 13.6 0.45 9.0 0.33 -42.2† 6.74 3.73
Colorado 25.3 1.07 21.1 0.95 17.8 1.01 -29.8† 23.1 1.12 19.3 0.89 14.7 0.82 -36.2† 2.75 -0.40
Connecticut 24.2 1.41 22.5 2.03 17.9 0.97 -26.1† 20.6 1.02 18.7 1.42 13.1 0.68 -36.2† 4.22 0.37
Delaware 24.3 1.45 23.8 1.38 20.1 1.23 -17.4 22.3 1.77 22.9 1.43 15.7 0.98 -29.5† 2.07 -1.07
District of Columbia 26.1 1.25 26.6 1.75 17.0 1.22 -34.8† 20.9 1.18 21.0 1.32 13.5 0.99 -35.3† 6.85 -0.87
Florida 26.7 0.71 23.8 0.74 18.0 0.73 -32.3† 21.4 0.60 17.9 0.53 13.7 0.59 -36.1† 3.53 1.70
Georgia 28.3 1.70 23.9 1.30 21.0 1.21 -26.0† 20.8 1.34 16.4 0.85 15.1 0.87 -27.5† 1.73 0.39
Hawaii 25.9 1.43 22.0 1.34 18.6 1.14 -28.1† 18.8 1.25 15.1 1.17 12.3 0.87 -34.3† 9.04 0.96
Idaho 26.2 1.29 24.7 1.70 16.9 1.18 -35.7† 21.1 1.42 18.8 1.57 13.4 1.16 -36.2† 3.78 0.13
Illinois 27.1 0.75 25.1 0.80 20.9 0.86 -23.0† 22.1 0.61 20.9 0.54 15.8 0.79 -28.5† 4.61 -0.71
Indiana 31.6 2.06 30.3 1.52 26.8 1.33 -15.3 24.6 1.06 24.1 1.22 22.1 1.11 -10.1 1.42 -1.08
Iowa 26.5 0.71 25.1 1.29 23.1 1.11 -12.9 20.6 1.38 19.7 1.12 19.1 1.03 -7.0 2.17 0.41
Kansas 25.0 1.40 24.4 1.45 22.9 1.31 -8.3 23.5 1.58 20.7 1.26 17.9 0.90 -23.8† 4.89 0.47
Kentucky 35.8 1.19 32.4 1.42 29.8 1.36 -16.7† 28.5 1.26 27.5 1.34 25.1 1.10 -11.8 -1.09 -0.19
Louisiana 27.2 1.81 27.3 1.42 21.5 2.09 -21.0 23.8 1.36 18.8 0.97 18.4 1.36 -22.5 2.64 -2.30
Maine 30.5 1.47 25.6 1.67 23.5 1.09 -22.8† 26.6 1.19 21.6 1.32 19.1 0.97 -28.2† 6.96 -1.24
Maryland 24.1 1.03 22.1 1.34 17.8 0.89 -26.3† 23.1 1.50 17.1 1.08 13.5 0.90 -41.7† 8.24 0.97
Massachusetts 22.1 0.74 22.2 1.11 16.6 1.12 -24.9† 20.8 0.71 16.7 0.81 12.9 0.98 -38.1† 8.63 0.46
Michigan 29.8 0.75 25.1 0.79 21.4 0.95 -28.2† 24.7 0.65 21.7 0.85 17.5 0.84 -29.4† 6.64 0.90
Minnesota 26.3 1.47 22.7 1.08 20.9 1.08 -20.3† 24.1 1.54 19.8 1.19 16.0 0.73 -33.5† 5.96 1.74
Mississippi 30.3 1.41 26.2 1.42 23.9 1.50 -21.3† 21.0 1.12 17.6 1.23 16.7 1.33 -20.5 0.76 1.28
Missouri 28.3 1.57 26.1 1.43 26.7 1.41 -5.6 24.4 1.76 21.1 1.28 20.9 1.04 -14.5 3.38 -0.79
Montana 23.0 1.36 23.4 1.29 18.8 1.30 -18.0 24.1 1.15 23.2 1.20 16.9 1.33 -29.8† 2.88 -1.60
Nebraska 24.1 1.02 21.8 1.29 20.9 0.93 -13.4 20.0 1.19 20.6 0.81 17.2 0.99 -14.0 3.61 -0.31
Nevada 29.7 1.12 25.6 1.38 20.8 1.22 -29.8† 27.1 1.07 22.5 1.23 15.3 1.16 -43.4† 1.27 -1.42
New Hampshire 24.9 1.30 23.5 1.50 17.4 0.86 -30.4† 24.5 1.47 20.7 1.22 15.8 0.87 -35.5† 5.42 -0.45
New Jersey 21.1 0.66 21.3 0.85 15.4 0.87 -26.8† 19.7 0.58 18.6 0.85 11.1 0.76 -43.9† 7.93 1.12
New Mexico 27.5 1.34 24.1 1.16 22.8 1.42 16.9 20.7 1.09 18.0 1.29 15.9 1.58 -23.1 2.70 -0.53
New York 23.5 0.51 23.0 0.63 17.3 0.62 -26.3† 19.8 0.57 18.4 0.59 13.0 0.52 -34.2† 8.03 0.69
North Carolina 31.7 0.93 25.9 0.94 23.3 1.04 -26.5† 22.6 0.64 20.3 0.73 16.7 0.77 -26.2† 0.41 -0.14
North Dakota 23.0 1.48 21.7 1.99 19.8 1.25 -13.9 21.4 1.96 19.3 1.15 18.3 1.13 -14.6 5.04 -0.93
Ohio 28.1 0.53 24.9 0.94 23.3 0.88 -17.0† 24.1 0.65 23.2 0.80 21.7 1.01 -9.8 2.40 -1.05
Oklahoma 29.1 1.45 30.3 0.95 25.5 1.46 -12.5 24.7 1.42 25.1 0.90 21.8 1.48 -11.8 1.46 0.84
Oregon 26.4 1.13 23.3 1.30 20.0 1.21 -24.4† 19.5 0.95 19.1 1.03 15.9 0.86 -18.6† 4.96 0.90
Pennsylvania 25.4 0.71 25.0 0.67 20.4 0.71 -19.7† 21.5 0.61 21.0 0.68 17.9 0.75 -16.7† 1.79 -0.68
Rhode Island 22.0 1.00 21.5 1.40 18.9 0.97 -14.3 24.2 1.01 18.4 1.14 15.3 0.77 -37.0† 6.88 1.09
South Carolina 29.6 1.19 26.1 1.39 24.6 1.23 -17.0† 22.3 1.09 19.9 1.36 17.6 1.10 -21.0† 0.47 -0.48
South Dakota 28.5 1.39 25.5 1.77 22.4 1.14 -21.5† 22.8 1.07 22.7 1.36 18.1 1.25 -20.5 0.75 -1.20
Tennessee 32.3 1.61 29.8 1.56 26.1 1.60 -19.2 25.4 1.05 22.5 1.09 21.2 1.18 -16.5 0.58 -1.28
Texas 27.1 0.82 24.3 0.69 20.1 0.69 -26.1† 20.0 0.58 17.7 0.57 13.9 0.43 -30.4† 3.75 -0.61
Utah 20.2 1.12 16.4 1.31 13.6 1.13 -32.7† 13.8 0.95 11.4 1.11 10.6 1.16 -23.4 7.77 -0.29
Vermont 29.2 1.44 23.9 1.38 20.8 1.20 -28.6† 23.5 1.73 20.9 1.07 19.1 1.17 -19.1 6.37 -1.15
Virginia 29.5 1.47 24.1 0.93 18.1 1.01 -38.6† 21.8 1.26 17.7 0.86 14.8 0.88 -32.1† 1.44 0.07
Washington 25.9 1.22 21.8 1.13 18.9 0.98 -26.9† 22.5 1.16 18.6 0.99 16.6 1.04 -26.5† 8.45 0.23
West Virginia 32.6 1.50 28.9 1.46 25.1 1.45 -23.1† 28.1 1.50 24.2 1.59 25.1 1.07 -10.7 1.77 -0.53
Wisconsin 27.0 1.26 28.8 1.43 21.8 1.03 -19.2† 25.3 1.62 20.3 1.34 20.0 0.84 -21.1† 5.74 -0.04
Wyoming 24.9 1.32 23.9 1.35 24.9 1.06 0.0 24.8 1.10 23.5 1.24 23.0 1.12 -6.9 0.33 -0.92
Total United States 26.5 0.17 24.0 0.15 20.1 0.16 -24.2† 21.5 0.16 19.0 0.13 15.5 0.12 -27.6†   
  1. *The absolute difference is smoking prevalence between 2006/7 and 1992/3 as expressed as a percentage of the 1992-93 and 1998-99 prevalence, respectively.
  2. † The 95% confidence intervals for 1992-1993 and 2006-2007 prevalence estimates do not overlap.
  3. IOI = Initial Outcome Index measures the percentage of smokers covered by 100% smoke-free work sites, price of cigarette, and legislative rating for clean-indoor air. The IOI was measured in 1998-99 in order to assess the effectiveness of the ASSIST program.
  4. SOTC = Strength of Tobacco Control index measures tobacco control resources, capacity and program efforts focused on policy and environmental changes. The SOTC was measured in 1998-99 in order to assess the effectiveness of the ASSIST program.