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Table 5.80 Percentage Reporting Currently Smoking a Pack or More of Cigarettes a Day,
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 13.7 4.8 8.9 4.7 11.8 4.5 9.1 15.5
Gender:
Female 11.8 2.4 4.1 2.8 8.9 2.9 6.8 13.8
Male 15.7 7.3 14.5 6.5 15.3 6.5 12.0 17.4
Ages:
12 to 17 1.6 0.8 0.8 0.4 1.0 0.4 0.4 2.1
18 to 25 12.2 3.8 6.5 3.3 11.4 3.8 4.6 15.3
26 to 34 16.8 4.9 12.5 4.9 14.2 4.8 11.2 19.7
35 and older 15.2 5.9 9.2 7.1 14.1 5.7 12.2 16.4
Region:
Northeast 13.6 3.3 5.4 * 12.3 4.7 10.6 14.7
North Central 14.5 * * 7.6 9.3 7.5 10.2 15.4
South 14.5 3.0 9.9 4.6 11.5 5.1 8.4 16.9
West 11.5 6.1 * 4.3 12.3 3.8 8.0 14.2
Density:
MSA < 1 Million 11.4 4.3 9.0 3.8 11.6 3.8 8.5 13.7
Other MSA 14.3 6.0 * 6.1 10.2 6.1 10.8 15.5
Not in MSA 17.2 * * 6.8 * 5.6 8.7 18.3
Interview:
Spanish 3.3 * 8.2 2.5 7.2 2.9 * *
English 13.9 4.8 * 5.8 12.3 5.1 9.2 15.5
Family Income:
<$20,000 14.6 5.4 10.4 5.1 11.2 5.4 10.1 17.4
$20-40,000 16.2 5.8 7.8 5.3 13.2 4.0 7.6 19.2
>$40,000 12.2 4.3 8.4 3.9 12.0 3.7 8.6 13.3
Health Insured:
Yes 12.5 4.3 7.4 5.0 11.7 4.5 8.9 13.8
No 20.7 7.2 14.2 4.3 12.4 4.6 10.4 28.5
Welfare:
Receives 22.0 * * 7.2 14.1 5.5 12.6 33.4
Does not 13.3 4.7 8.3 4.5 11.3 4.4 8.6 15.0
* Low precision.
Source: Office of Applied Studies, SAMHSA, National Household Survey on Drug Abuse, 1991-93