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Population Health

Adult Smoking by Race/Ethnicity

  • In 2018, Blacks (18.2%) reported the largest percentage of adults who smoke and experienced a 1.3% increase since the CT SIM pre-implementation year (2015).
  • More than 16% of Hispanics reported smoking in 2018.
  • Whites (non-Hispanic) (10.8 %) had the lowest percentage of adults who smoke.
  • The coefficient of variation, which was used to assess the reliability of the estimates, was greater than 15% for the “Other” race category and, therefore, were not reported.