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Smoking Prevalence Among U.S. Adults, 1955–2010

(as a percent of population, 18 years of age and older)

Year Overall Population Males Females Whites Blacks
1955 56.9% 28.4%
1965 42.4% 51.9 33.9 42.1% 45.8%
1970 37.4 44.1 31.5 37.0 41.4
1980 33.2 37.6 29.3 32.9 36.9
1990 25.5 28.4 22.8 25.6 26.2
2000 23.3 25.7 21.0 24.1 23.2
2002 22.5 25.2 20.0 23.6 22.4
2003 21.6 24.1 19.2 22.7 21.5
2004 20.9 23.4 18.5 22.2 20.2
2007 20.8 23.9 18.0 21.9 23.0
2010 19.3 21.5 17.3 21.0 20.6
Source: U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Web: www.cdc.gov.

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