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BEH1 Regular cigarette smoking: Percentage of 8th-, 10th-, and 12th-grade students who reported smoking cigarettes daily in the past 30 days by grade, gender, and race and Hispanic origin, 1980–2013

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Characteristic 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
8th grade
Total 7.2 7.0 8.3 8.8 9.3 10.4 9.0 8.8 8.1 7.4 5.5 5.1 4.5 4.4 4.0 4.0 3.0 3.1 2.7 2.9 2.4 1.9 1.8
Gender
Male 8.1 6.9 8.8 9.5 9.2 10.5 9.0 8.1 7.4 7.0 5.9 5.4 4.4 4.3 3.9 4.0 3.4 3.2 2.9 3.5 2.5 2.0 1.7
Female 6.2 7.2 7.8 8.0 9.2 10.1 8.7 9.0 8.4 7.5 4.9 4.9 4.5 4.3 4.0 3.8 2.6 2.9 2.3 2.3 2.2 1.6 1.8
Race and Hispanic origina
White, non-Hispanic 7.7 8.8 9.7 10.5 11.7 11.4 10.4 9.7 9.0 7.5 6.0 5.3 4.7 4.6 4.6 3.9 3.3 3.2 3.2 3.0 2.4 2.0
Black, non-Hispanic 1.4 1.8 2.6 2.8 3.2 3.7 3.8 3.8 3.2 2.8 2.8 2.9 2.7 2.1 1.9 2.1 1.9 2.0 1.9 1.5 1.6 1.5
Hispanic 7.3 7.2 9.0 9.2 8.0 8.1 8.4 8.5 7.1 5.0 4.4 3.7 3.5 3.1 2.8 2.8 2.5 2.2 2.3 2.4 1.8 1.4
10th grade
Total 12.6 12.3 14.2 14.6 16.3 18.3 18.0 15.8 15.9 14.0 12.2 10.1 8.9 8.3 7.5 7.6 7.2 * 6.3 6.6 5.5 5.0 4.4
Gender
Male 12.4 12.1 13.8 15.2 16.3 18.1 17.2 14.7 15.6 13.7 12.4 9.4 8.6 8.2 7.2 6.9 7.7 * 6.9 7.2 6.4 5.6 5.4
Female 12.5 12.4 14.3 13.7 16.1 18.6 18.5 16.8 15.9 14.1 11.9 10.8 9.0 8.2 7.7 8.1 6.6 * 5.6 5.9 4.5 4.4 3.4
Race and Hispanic origina
White, non-Hispanic 14.5 15.3 16.5 17.6 20.0 21.4 20.3 19.1 17.7 15.5 13.3 11.4 10.0 9.1 8.7 8.8 * 7.1 7.4 7.1 6.2 5.7
Black, non-Hispanic 2.8 3.1 3.8 4.7 5.1 5.6 5.8 5.3 5.2 5.2 5.0 4.3 4.4 3.9 3.3 3.2 * 3.2 3.5 3.5 2.9 2.6
Hispanic 8.4 8.9 8.1 9.9 11.6 10.8 9.4 9.1 8.8 7.4 6.4 6.0 6.0 5.9 5.3 3.8 * 4.5 4.4 3.8 3.0 2.6
12th grade
Total 21.3 20.3 21.1 21.2 18.7 19.5 18.7 18.7 18.1 18.9 19.1 18.5 17.2 19.0 19.4 21.6 22.2 24.6 22.4 23.1 20.6 19.0 16.9 15.8 15.6 13.6 12.2 12.3 11.4 11.2 10.7 10.3 9.3 8.5
Gender
Male 18.5 18.1 18.2 19.2 16.0 17.8 16.9 16.4 17.4 17.9 18.6 18.8 17.2 19.4 20.4 21.7 22.2 24.8 22.7 23.6 20.9 18.4 17.2 17.0 15.4 14.6 12.0 13.0 12.0 11.8 12.3 11.6 10.9 9.7
Female 23.5 21.7 23.2 22.2 20.5 20.6 19.8 20.6 18.1 19.4 19.3 17.9 16.7 18.2 18.1 20.8 21.8 23.6 21.5 22.2 19.7 18.9 16.1 14.0 15.0 11.9 11.8 11.2 10.6 9.9 8.7 8.6 7.3 6.5
Race and Hispanic origina
White, non-Hispanic 23.9 21.4 21.6 22.1 21.0 20.4 20.6 20.5 20.6 21.1 21.8 21.5 20.5 21.4 22.9 23.9 25.4 27.8 28.3 26.9 25.7 23.8 21.8 19.5 18.3 17.1 15.3 14.5 14.3 13.9 13.5 13.0 12.1 10.9
Black, non-Hispanic 17.4 14.6 13.1 12.5 10.7 9.9 9.4 7.9 7.3 6.4 5.8 5.1 4.2 4.1 4.9 6.1 7.0 7.2 7.4 7.7 8.0 7.5 6.4 5.4 5.2 5.6 5.7 5.8 5.8 5.4 5.3 4.9 4.7 5.3
Hispanic 12.8 13.6 14.3 14.9 13.9 11.8 11.3 11.0 10.9 10.8 10.9 11.5 12.5 11.8 10.6 11.6 12.9 14.0 13.6 14.0 15.7 12.0 9.2 8.0 8.2 7.7 7.0 6.6 6.7 6.4 5.7 5.3 4.9 4.7
— Not available.
* Data for 10th-graders for 2008 are not included because estimates are considered to be unreliable due to sampling error. See http://www.monitoringthefuture.org/pubs/monographs/mtf-vol1_2009.pdf.
a A 2-year moving average is presented, based on data from the year indicated and the previous year. For data before 2005, the 1977 Office of Management and Budget (OMB) standards for data on race and ethnicity were used to classify persons into one of the following four racial groups: White, Black, American Indian or Alaskan Native, or Asian or Pacific Islander. The revised 1997 OMB standards were used for data for 2006 and later years. Persons could select one or more of five racial groups: White, Black or African American, American Indian or Alaska Native, Asian, or Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander. In 2005, half of the sample received the earlier version of the question and half received the later one, and their data were combined. Included in the total but not shown separately are American Indian or Alaska Native, Asian, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, and "Two or more races." Beginning in 2006, those in each racial category represent those reporting only one race. Data from 2006 onward are not directly comparable with data from earlier years. Hispanics may be of any race.
SOURCE: Johnston, L.D., O'Malley, P.M., Bachman, J.G., and Schulenberg, J.E. (2013). Monitoring the Future national results on adolescent drug use: Overview of key findings, 201 2. Ann Arbor: Institute for Social Research, The University of Michigan.