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Disparities Data Details TU-1.1 by Age Group for 2018

Disparities Details by Age Group 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 Age Group 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
Age Group 2018 Disparity
65 years and over 8.4
CI 7.7/9.2
SE 0.372
÷ 1.000
Best rate
18-44 years 14.3
CI 13.4/15.2
SE 0.455
÷ 1.691
CI
1.000/ 1.849
45-64 years 16.3
CI 15.3/17.2
SE 0.474
÷ 1.930
CI
1.000/ 2.105
Average group rate excluding best group rate 15.3
...
SE 0.657
÷ 1.810
CI 1.000/ 2.003

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 Age Group — 2018
  • The best group rate for this objective, 8.4%, was attained by persons aged 65 years and over.
  • The worst group rate for this objective, 16.3%, was attained by persons aged 45-64 years.
  • The absolute difference (or range) between the best and worst group rates was 7.8 percentage points.
  • The worst group rate was 1.930 times the best group rate.
  • The average rate for all other age groups (excluding the best), 15.3%, was 1.810 times the best group rate.
Detailed measures of health disparities by Age Group — 2018

Persons aged 65 years and over achieved the best group rate for this objective, 8.4%.

  • The rate among persons aged 18-44 years was 1.691 times the best group rate.
  • The rate among persons aged 45-64 years was 1.930 times the best group rate.
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