Table 1

Prevalence of smoking by year of Medical Expenditure Panel Survey data collection (a) and decade of age (b)

(a) Smoking status by year of medical expenditure
20112012201320142015n
Current7.7%8.7%8.4%7.9%7.3%19 716 719
Never83.7%81.6%81.6%81.6%82.4%206 862 703
Former8.6%9.7%10.0%10.5%10.3%23 900 571
(b) Smoking status by decade of life
18–3031–4041–5051–6061–7070+
Current6.8%9.8%9.2%9.6%7.4%4.4%
Never90.5%83.2%83.8%79.8%76.8%73.3%
Former2.7%7.0%7.1%10.6%15.7%22.3%
  • Average participants in each category were developed using survey weights.