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Adults who Smoke

This indicator shows the percentage of adults who currently smoke cigarettes.

Adults who Smoke

14.4
17.6
Comparison: CA Counties 

6.0

percent
Measurement Period: 2011-2012

County: Marin

Technical Note: The distribution is based on data from 44 California counties and county groups.
Maintained By: Healthy Communities Institute
Last Updated: September 2013

Why is this important?

Tobacco is the agent most responsible for avoidable illness and death in America today. Tobacco use brings premature death to almost half a million Americans each year, and it contributes to profound disability and pain in many others. Approximately one-third of all tobacco users in this country will die prematurely because of their dependence on tobacco. Areas with a high smoking prevalence will also have greater exposure to secondhand smoke for non-smokers, which can cause or exacerbate a wide range of adverse health effects, including cancer, respiratory infections, and asthma.
The Healthy People 2020 national health target is to reduce the proportion of adults aged 18 years and older who smoke cigarettes to 12.0%.

More Details:

The measurement period of the most current indicator instance may differ from the bar graphs and charts because the data for bar graphs and charts was selected to represent the strongest local data year.

Local Comments:

Click on image to view 2005 smoking map.



 

Adults who Smoke : Time Series

2001: 12.9 2003: 10.7 2005: 9.8 2007: 12.2 2009: 13.8 2011-2012: 6.0

percent

Adults who Smoke by Age

18-24: 5.5 25-44: 9.6 45-64: 6.6 65+: 1.4 Overall: 6.0

percent

* Value may be statistically unstable and should be interpreted with caution.

Adults who Smoke by Gender

Female: 2.8 Male: 9.3 Overall: 6.0

percent

* Value may be statistically unstable and should be interpreted with caution.

Adults who Smoke by Race/Ethnicity

African American: 40.3 White: 7.1 Overall: 6.0

percent

* Value may be statistically unstable and should be interpreted with caution.

Adults who Smoke

Comparison: Prior Value 

6.0

percent
Measurement Period: 2011-2012

County: Marin

Technical Note: The trend is a comparison between the most recent and previous measurement periods. Confidence intervals were taken into account in determining the direction of the trend.
Maintained By: Healthy Communities Institute
Last Updated: September 2013

Why is this important?

Tobacco is the agent most responsible for avoidable illness and death in America today. Tobacco use brings premature death to almost half a million Americans each year, and it contributes to profound disability and pain in many others. Approximately one-third of all tobacco users in this country will die prematurely because of their dependence on tobacco. Areas with a high smoking prevalence will also have greater exposure to secondhand smoke for non-smokers, which can cause or exacerbate a wide range of adverse health effects, including cancer, respiratory infections, and asthma.
The Healthy People 2020 national health target is to reduce the proportion of adults aged 18 years and older who smoke cigarettes to 12.0%.

More Details:

The measurement period of the most current indicator instance may differ from the bar graphs and charts because the data for bar graphs and charts was selected to represent the strongest local data year.

Local Comments:

Click on image to view 2005 smoking map.



 

Adults who Smoke : Time Series

2001: 12.9 2003: 10.7 2005: 9.8 2007: 12.2 2009: 13.8 2011-2012: 6.0

percent

Adults who Smoke by Age

18-24: 5.5 25-44: 9.6 45-64: 6.6 65+: 1.4 Overall: 6.0

percent

* Value may be statistically unstable and should be interpreted with caution.

Adults who Smoke by Gender

Female: 2.8 Male: 9.3 Overall: 6.0

percent

* Value may be statistically unstable and should be interpreted with caution.

Adults who Smoke by Race/Ethnicity

African American: 40.3 White: 7.1 Overall: 6.0

percent

* Value may be statistically unstable and should be interpreted with caution.

Adults who Smoke

Target Met
Comparison: Healthy People 2020 Target 

6.0

percent
Measurement Period: 2011-2012

County: Marin

Healthy People 2020 Target: 12.0 percent
Maintained By: Healthy Communities Institute
Last Updated: September 2013

Why is this important?

Tobacco is the agent most responsible for avoidable illness and death in America today. Tobacco use brings premature death to almost half a million Americans each year, and it contributes to profound disability and pain in many others. Approximately one-third of all tobacco users in this country will die prematurely because of their dependence on tobacco. Areas with a high smoking prevalence will also have greater exposure to secondhand smoke for non-smokers, which can cause or exacerbate a wide range of adverse health effects, including cancer, respiratory infections, and asthma.
The Healthy People 2020 national health target is to reduce the proportion of adults aged 18 years and older who smoke cigarettes to 12.0%.

More Details:

The measurement period of the most current indicator instance may differ from the bar graphs and charts because the data for bar graphs and charts was selected to represent the strongest local data year.

Local Comments:

Click on image to view 2005 smoking map.



 

Adults who Smoke : Time Series

2001: 12.9 2003: 10.7 2005: 9.8 2007: 12.2 2009: 13.8 2011-2012: 6.0

percent

Adults who Smoke by Age

18-24: 5.5 25-44: 9.6 45-64: 6.6 65+: 1.4 Overall: 6.0

percent

* Value may be statistically unstable and should be interpreted with caution.

Adults who Smoke by Gender

Female: 2.8 Male: 9.3 Overall: 6.0

percent

* Value may be statistically unstable and should be interpreted with caution.

Adults who Smoke by Race/Ethnicity

African American: 40.3 White: 7.1 Overall: 6.0

percent

* Value may be statistically unstable and should be interpreted with caution.