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Disparities Data Details TU-1.1 by Marital Status for 2018

Disparities Details by Marital Status for 2018
TU-1.1 : Adult cigarette smoking (age adjusted, percent, 18+ years)
This chart compares rates by population.

2020 Baseline (year): 20.6 (2008)
2020 Target: 12.0
Desired Direction: ↓ Decrease Desired
Data Source: National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), CDC/NCHS
Error Bar (I) represents the 95% confidence interval.
Additional footnotes may apply to these data. Please refer to footnotes below the data table for further information.
See also Disparities Overview by Marital Status for TU-1.1

TU-1.1 Reduce cigarette smoking by adults

Adult cigarette smoking (age adjusted, percent, 18+ years)

2020 Baseline (year): 20.6 (2008)
2020 Target: 12.0
Desired Direction: ↓ Decrease Desired
Spotlight on Disparities:
Marital Status 2018 Disparity
Married 10.5
CI 9.6/11.3
SE 0.429
÷ 1.000
Best rate
Never married 17.6
CI 16.1/19.0
SE 0.735
÷ 1.681
CI
1.000/ 1.851
Widowed 21.9
CI 13.0/30.8
SE 4.534
÷ 2.097
CI
1.000/ 2.966
Divorced or separated 22.9
CI 19.1/26.7
SE 1.941
÷ 2.186
CI
1.000/ 2.553
Cohabiting partner 26.5
CI 23.8/29.3
SE 1.418
÷ 2.538
CI
1.000/ 2.835
Average group rate excluding best group rate 22.2
...
SE 2.993
÷ 2.125
CI 1.000/ 2.679

Data are subject to revision and may have changed since a previous release.

Unless noted otherwise, any age-adjusted data are adjusted using the year 2000 standard population.

Data are not available or not collected for populations not shown.

CI: 95% confidence interval.

Summary measures of health disparities by Marital Status — 2018
  • The best group rate for this objective, 10.5% (age adjusted), was attained by persons who were married.
  • The worst group rate for this objective, 26.5% (age adjusted), was attained by persons who were living with a cohabiting partner.
  • The absolute difference (or range) between the best and worst group rates was 16.1 percentage points.
  • The worst group rate was 2.538 times the best group rate.
  • The average rate for all other marital status groups (excluding the best), 22.2% (age adjusted), was 2.125 times the best group rate.
Detailed measures of health disparities by Marital Status — 2018

Persons who were married achieved the best group rate for this objective, 10.5% (age adjusted).

  • The rate among persons who were never married was 1.681 times the best group rate.
  • The rate among persons who were widowed was 2.097 times the best group rate.
  • The rate among persons who were divorced or separated was 2.186 times the best group rate.
  • The rate among persons who were living with a cohabiting partner not was 2.538 times the best group rate.
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