TABLE 9-5Current Smoking by National Origin and Age

National Origin and Age (years) % Current Smokers
All Hispanics
      18–44 20.2
      45–64 20.2
      > 64 9.9
Mexican
      18–44 18.5
      45–64 19.4
      > 64 9.9
Puerto Rican
      18–44 31.9
      45–64 25.0
      > 64 10.4
Cuban
      18–44 23.5
      45–64 23.5
      > 64 10.7
Other Hispanics
      18–44 18.6
      45–64 18.4
      > 64 9.2
Non-Hispanic whites
      18–44 30.8
      45–64 25.1
      > 64 10.6

SOURCE: 1997–2002 NHIS.

From: 9, The Health Status and Health Behaviors of Hispanics

Cover of Hispanics and the Future of America
Hispanics and the Future of America.
National Research Council (US) Panel on Hispanics in the United States; Tienda M, Mitchell F, editors.
Washington (DC): National Academies Press (US); 2006.
Copyright © 2006, National Academy of Sciences.

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