For current smoking, a person 18 years of age or older must have reported smoking at least 100 cigarettes in his/her life, and now smokes cigarettes some days or every day at the time of interview.
The current smoking questions were asked every year in both BRFSS and NHIS and were worded in the same way on the two surveys.
Available estimates are for the time periods 1997-1999, 2000-2003, 2004-2007, and 2008-2010 and on maps and in data tables by county (except counties in Alaska), health service area (HSA) and state. The most recent estimates (2008-2010) are also released in State Cancer Profiles. Click on the map to view data values and confidence intervals for individual regions.
Common Quantiles are calculated by pooling all years of data for the same outcome, geography and sex groupings. Use common quantiles to better show changes across different years for the same outcome compared to using quantiles calculated based on individual year's data.
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