Figure 2.3. Age-adjusted prevalence (%) of current smoking among women aged 18 years or older, by racial or ethnic group, National Health Interview Survey, United States, 1978-1998, aggregate data.

Figure 2.3. Age-adjusted prevalence (%) of current smoking among women aged 18 years or older, by racial or ethnic group, National Health Interview Survey, United States, 1978-1998, aggregate data

Note:Age-adjusted estimates were produced by using data aggregated for the following years: 1978, 1979, and 1980; 1983 and 1985; 1987 and 1988; 1990 and 1991; 1992 and 1993; 1994 and 1995; and 1997 and 1998. Data were adjusted to the 1990 National Health Interview Survey population. Prevalence of current smoking is the percentage of all persons in each demographic category who reported smoking >100 cigarettes in their lifetime and who smoked at the time of the survey. Since 1992, estimates of current smoking explicitly include persons who smoked only on some days.

Sources: National Center for Health Statistics, public use data tapes, 1978-1980, 1983, 1985, 1987, 1988, 1990-1995, 1997-1998.

From: Chapter 2. Patterns of Tobacco Use Among Women and Girls

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