Table 2

Prevalence of 18–24 years cigarette smoking for 24 most populous US states grouped by state aggressiveness on tobacco control spending and cigarette price

Tob cont rankState2001/20022010/20112018/2019
Prev*95% CIPrev*95% CIPrev95% CI
Highest ranked states on price/expenditure
1Massachusetts21.0%(14.7 to 27.3)14.5%(8.3 to 20.7)3.8%(0.9 to 6.8)
2Minnesota30.5%(24.2 to 36.8)16.9%(13.1 to 20.6)6.7%(1.7 to 11.7)
3Arizona24.5%(19.5 to 29.5)21.8%(14.0 to 29.5)6.4%(2.4 to 10.3)
4Washington28.0%(23.5 to 32.5)17.1%(11.1 to 23.0)4.5%(1.8 to 7.1)
5California15.8%(13.5 to 18.2)8.5%(6.9 to 10.1)6.2%(4.1 to 8.4)
bOhio32.6%(27.9 to 37.4)22.7%(18.0 to 27.4)10.8%(6.1 to 15.5)
7Pennsylvania28.9%(23.5 to 34.4)18.2%(14.5 to 21.8)6.9%(2.6 to 11.3)
8New York23.6%(20.1 to 27.1)12.6%(9.7 to 15.5)6.5%(3.4 to 9.7)
Subgroup Average23.0%(21.6 to 24.5)14.1%(12.8 to 15.4)6.5%(5.2 to 7.8)
Middle group of states on price/expenditure
9Colorado30.5%(25.0 to 36.1)17.3%(12.3 to 22.3)7.2%(2.2 to 12.2)
10Illinois26.8%(23.1 to 30.5)18.9%(15.0 to 22.8)10.3%(6.7 to 14.0)
11Indiana33.0%(27.8 to 38.2)21.8%(14.3 to 29.3)11.3%(4.8 to 17.7)
12Wisconsin35.6%(29.1 to 42.0)21.7%(15.1 to 28.3)8.7%(3.3 to 14.1)
13Florida19.8%(16.6 to 23.0)13.9%(10.5 to 17.3)5.5%(2.8 to 8.2)
14Maryland21.0%(14.1 to 27.9)14.7%(9.6 to 19.8)11.4%(3.3 to 19.5)
15North Carolina30.7%(25.5 to 35.9)22.4%(17.5 to 27.4)13.0%(7.9 to 18.1)
16New Jersey24.3%(18.9 to 29.8)14.7%(10.3 to 19.0)2.3%(0 to 4.8)
Subgroup Average26.8%(25.1 to 28.5)17.7%(16.0 to 19.3)8.3%(6.6 to 9.9)
Lowest group of states on price/expenditure
17Virginia34.0%(27.8 to 40.2)18.0%(13.3 to 22.7)3.8%(0 to 7.8)
18Michigan30.4%(26.1 to 34.7)19.6%(14.4 to 24.8)6.4%(2.3 to 10.5)
19South Carolina28.2%(20.5% to 36.0)17.4%(10.8 to 23.9)4.4%(0.8 to 8.1)
20Georgia23.4%(17.4 to 29.4)14.1%(7.9 to 20.3)6.0%(2.9 to 9.0)
21Alabama24.0%(19.3 to 28.7)23.0%(12.3 to 33.8)12.2%(5.8 to 18.5)
22Texas20.7%(18.0 to 23.4)16.8%(14.2 to 19.3)4.3%(2.6 to 5.9)
23Tennessee31.1%(21.3 to 40.9)24.1%(18.3 to 29.8)9.6%(4.5 to 14.7)
24Missouri32.3%(27.0 to 37.6)25.2%(18.9 to 31.4)4.3%(0.4 to 8.3)
Subgroup average26.2%(24.3 to 28.1)18.6%(16.9 to 20.3)5.6%(4.5 to 6.8)
24 state mean25.0%(24.1 to 26.0)16.4%(15.6 to 17.2)6.7%(5.9 to 7.6)
  • Bold numbers indicate signifcant difference from the previous survey estimate (p<0.05).

  • *Prev=cigarette smoking prevalence.