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Finding and Using Health Statistics



Health correlates are the risk factors that impact our health. They include social and economic factors, like income and education; physical factors like air pollution; and personal behaviors like smoking, exercise, drugs, and alcohol.1

This graph provides information about smoking in the United States. The data shows us what percentage of people never smoked, used to smoke, or currently smoke, and whether the current smokers are daily or infrequent smokers.2


NOTES: Estimates are age adjusted using the projected 2000 U.S. population as the standard population. Estimates are based on household interviews of a sample of the civilian population. Totals may not ad to 100% due to rounding. SOURCE: CDCINCHS. National Health Interview Survey. 2006-2010

[1]“Health Impact Assessment, The Determinants of Health.” World Health Organization (WHO), n.d., Web 1/24/2017
[2]“Schoenborn C.A., Adams P.F., and J.A. Peregoy. Health behaviors of adults: United States, 2008–2010. National Center for Health Statistics. Vital Health Stat 10(257). 2013.  

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