Health
Smoking Rate
Source: Arkansas Department of Health
Smoking Rate
2016
Arkansas County19%
Ashley County19%
Baxter County19%
Benton County21%
Boone County24%
Bradley County23%
Calhoun County22%
Carroll County20%
Chicot County16%
Clark County31%
Clay County28%
Cleburne County20%
Cleveland County22%
Columbia County21%
Conway County22%
Craighead County32%
Crawford County25%
Crittenden County37%
Cross County38%
Dallas County26%
Desha County17%
Drew County16%
Faulkner County20%
Franklin County27%
Fulton County16%
Garland County14%
Grant County19%
Greene County29%
Hempstead County30%
Hot Spring County22%
Howard County29%
Independence County24%
Izard County21%
Jackson County28%
Jefferson County19%
Johnson County22%
Lafayette County22%
Lawrence County25%
Lee County35%
Lincoln County14%
Little River County29%
Logan County26%
Lonoke County19%
Madison County21%
Marion County21%
Miller County25%
Mississippi County34%
Monroe County26%
Montgomery County18%
Nevada County26%
Newton County23%
Ouachita County23%
Perry County16%
Phillips County25%
Pike County31%
Poinsett County36%
Polk County23%
Pope County28%
Prairie County21%
Pulaski County19%
Randolph County25%
Saline County17%
Scott County25%
Searcy County25%
Sebastian County30%
Sevier County30%
Sharp County21%
St. Francis County35%
Stone County24%
Union County23%
Van Buren County23%
Washington County23%
White County23%
Woodruff County27%
Yell County20%

Source: Arkansas Department of Health







NATIONAL RANKING
49

OUT OF 51
2016

STATE TREND

Decreasing


24%

2016

What does this measure?

The percentage of adults in a region who currently smoke cigarettes.

Why is this important?

Smoking is a leading cause of preventable death, causing more than 480,000 deaths per year in the U.S. and leading to higher long-term health costs. Smoking causes cancer, heart disease, stroke, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease both among smokers and people exposed to secondhand smoke.

How is Arkansas doing?

In 2016, 24% of adults reported being smokers, down 3 percentage points from 2011 but 7 points above the national rate. That makes Arkansas 49th in the nation on this indicator. Smoking rates were a bit higher among men (25%) than women (22%) and among white, non-Hispanics (24%) than black, non-Hispanics (17%) and Hispanics (21%). The rate was highest - 39% -- among American Indian or Alaskan Native, non-Hispanics, a small group in Arkansas.

Smoking rates varied greatly by county with the highest rates in Cross and Crittenden counties (38% and 37%) and the lowest rates in Lincoln and Garland counties (14%).

Notes about the data

National data comes from a survey designed to collect scientific data on health risks and behaviors.




Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Smoking Rate
201120122013201420152016
Arkansas27%25%26%25%25%24%

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention






Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Smoking Rate by Race
American Indian or Alaskan Native, non-HispanicBlack, non-HispanicHispanicMultiracial, non-HispanicWhite, non-Hispanic
Arkansas39%17%21%35%24%

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention





Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Smoking Rate by Gender
FemaleMale
Arkansas22%25%

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention









INDICATORS TREND | STATE
Grade 3 Reading Increasing
Grade 8 Math Increasing
Graduation Rate Increasing
Remediation Rate Decreasing
Adults with a High School Degree Increasing
Adults with a Bachelor's Degree or Higher Increasing
Infant Mortality Decreasing
Early Prenatal Care Increasing
Overweight or Obese Students Increasing
Student Drug Usage Decreasing
Overweight or Obese Adults Increasing
Physically Inactive Adults Increasing
Smoking Rate Decreasing
Flouridated Water Increasing
Insurance Coverage Rates Increasing
Oral Health Increasing
Life Expectancy Increasing
Routine Check-ups Increasing
Births to Teens Decreasing
Female-headed Households Increasing
Children Living in Poverty Increasing
People Living in Poverty Increasing
Elderly Living in Poverty Decreasing
Median Household Income Maintaining
Unemployment Rate Maintaining
Homeownership Rate Decreasing
Child Abuse and Neglect Decreasing
Access to Financial Services Not Applicable
Food Insecurity Decreasing
Incarceration Rate Increasing
Homelessness Decreasing
Change in Total Jobs Increasing
Housing Affordability - Owning Maintaining
Housing Affordability - Renting Increasing
Voter Participation Rate Increasing
Charitable Giving Maintaining
Volunteering Decreasing
Group Participation Increasing
Connection to Neighbors Decreasing
Local Voting Decreasing
Change in Population Increasing
Change in Population by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Change in Population by Age Not Applicable


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