Table 1

Change in smoking prevalence among California adults by race/ethnicity and gender, 1990–2005

CaliforniaAll states
19902005% Decline1990–912005% Decline
African American28.92127.3%34.126.721.7%
Non-Hispanic white21.41625.2%27.92414.0%
Asian/Pacific Islander21.816.126.1%24.520.615.9%
African American24.217.129.3%22.917.324.5%
Non-Hispanic white18.513.129.2%24.12017.0%
Asian/Pacific Islander7.36.511.0%
  • Sources: California Tobacco Survey, 1990–2005, weighted to 1990 California population.

  • Adapted from Al-Delaimy et al. University of California, San Diego, 2008.59

  • Prepared by California Department of Health Services, Tobacco Control Section9 10 30.

  • Tobacco use among US racial/ethnic minority groups: African Americans, American Indians and Alaska Natives, Asian American and Pacific Islanders, Hispanics: A Report of the Surgeon General. USDHHS, Center for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Office on Smoking and Health, 1998.34