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Table 5.10 Percentage Using Cigarettes in the Past Year,
by Race/Ethnicity and Sociodemographic Characteristics, 1991-1993
Respondents Aged 12 and Older
Total Asian/ Pac Isl Hispanic Cuba Hispanic Mexico Hispanic Puerto Rico Hispanic Other Non Hispanic Black Non Hispanic White
Total 30.8 21.7 27.3 29.1 32.7 24.1 29.9 31.5
Gender:
  Female 28.2 13.9 21.7 22.0 29.3 20.6 27.3 29.5
  Male 33.5 30.2 33.7 35.5 36.7 28.1 33.2 33.6
Ages:
  12 to 17 19.0 10.7 11.8 17.1 16.7 16.3 9.3 21.9
  18 to 25 40.2 29.5 25.6 34.2 39.3 28.6 25.1 44.7
  26 to 34 37.2 26.8 30.9 32.3 38.5 29.3 37.4 38.3
  35 and older 28.5 19.6 28.1 29.1 32.8 21.8 34.2 28.1
Region:
  Northeast 29.7 14.5 22.4 30.1 33.6 23.5 31.3 30.0
  North Central 31.0 16.8 * 31.9 28.7 29.5 33.9 30.9
  South 31.7 27.0 28.2 27.2 33.5 25.5 28.6 32.9
  West 30.0 23.8 * 29.7 29.8 23.2 26.5 31.4
Density:
  MSA < 1 Million 28.8 20.7 25.4 28.5 31.7 23.8 28.8 29.6
  Other MSA 31.3 23.0 * 30.5 32.8 22.1 32.6 31.5
  Not in MSA 33.7 * * 28.3 * 26.4 29.5 34.2
Interview:
  Spanish 26.2 * 26.4 28.2 25.0 19.4 * *
  English 30.9 21.7 27.5 29.5 33.4 25.6 30.0 31.5
Family Income:
  <$20,000 34.0 28.0 29.3 31.1 30.6 23.8 33.4 35.1
  $20-40,000 33.2 16.9 * 29.4 40.2 25.5 27.5 35.0
  >$40,000 27.7 20.6 25.5 26.0 31.7 23.5 26.1 28.3
Health Insured:
  Yes 28.7 20.5 24.5 27.3 32.1 23.3 28.7 29.1
  No 43.5 27.6 36.9 32.3 35.3 25.5 35.7 49.9
Welfare:
  Receives 45.5 * * 33.4 34.8 31.2 38.7 55.0
  Does not 30.0 21.6 25.0 28.7 32.2 23.5 28.5 30.7
* Low precision.
Source: Office of Applied Studies, SAMHSA, National Household Survey on Drug Abuse, 1991-93