To identify the populations in Rhode Island most at-risk of smoking-related health issues.
Percentage of adults who smoke by age, gender, race / ethnicity, education level, income, health insurance, and disability statuses
Rhode Island Numbers 2011-2016
- Smoking rates were similar for men and women.
Older adults smoke cigarettes less often than younger adults.
By Race / Ethnicity
- The smoking rates were similar among white, black and
- Current smoking decreased with increasing income.
- Smoking prevalence was significantly higher among adults with annual household incomes less than $25K.
By Education Level
- Current smoking decreased with increasing education.
- Adults with less than a high school education were significantly more likely to be smokers.
Current smoking: Smoked at least 100 cigarettes (5 packs) in their life and currently smoke cigarettes, either every day or on some days;