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Adult Smoking in Delaware:   2002


Image: Pie Graph showing 24.6% current smokers, 26.3% formersmokers, and 49% who never smoked.

Adult Smoking in Delaware
% Adult Smoking-Related Behavior (or Knowledge)
24.6% Percent of adult Delawareans (age 18 and older) who are current cigarette smokers.
19.5% Percent of adult Delawareans who smoke cigarettes daily.
5.1% Percent of adult Delawareans who smoke some days, but not every day.   This has increased from 2.3% in 1995.
26.3% Percent of adult Delawareans who are former smokers.
49% Percent of adult Delawareans who never smoked.
25.3% Percent of adult male smokers in Delaware.
24.1% Percent of adult female smokers in Delaware.
25.6% Percent of white, non-Hispanic adult smokers in Delaware.
25.6% Percent of African American or black adult smokers in Delaware.
36% Percent of 18-24 year-old smokers in Delaware in 2002. This age group has the highest smoking prevalence, and the trend was increasing from 1990 through 1999. 23.7% of this group are every day smokers; and 12.3% are “some days” smokers.
79.3% Percent of adult smokers who report their doctor or health care provider advised them to quit smoking within the past year (up significantly from 47.7% in 2000, and 69.7% in 2001).
23% National median smoking prevalence among all 50 states, District of Columbia, and three territories.
8% Percent of smokers who started smoking regularly at age 13 or younger. 30% say they took their first puffs before age 13.
91% Percent of smokers who started smoking regularly before they were 25 years old.
8.4% Percent of former smokers who quit during the past year.
26.1% Percent of former smokers who quit during past five years (includes those listed above who quit in the past year).
68% Percent of Delaware adults who say they do not allow smoking anywhere in their homes (up from 44.6% in 2001). 12.3% allow smoking in parts of the house; 5.4% allow smoking anywhere in their homes; and 14.3% have no rules.
86% Percent of Delaware adults who report their place of work does not allow smoking in any indoor public area (up from 79.3% in 2001).
Note: Delaware’s revised Clean Indoor Air Act, prohibiting smoking in all indoor public areas, became effective in November 2002.
91.2% Percent of Delaware adults who work indoors who report that their workplace policy does not allow smoking in any work area (up from 87.7% in 2001).
County breakdowns for 2002
Behavior State Kent New Castle Sussex
Smoke Every Day 19.5% 23.0% 18.7% 19.1%
Smoke Some Days 5.1% 4.7% 5.3% 4.8%

Source: Delaware Health and Social Services, Division of Public Health, Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS), 2002.



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