Minnesota Tobacco Use FAQs

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Adult Tobacco Use in Minnesota:

Estimated Prevalence of Current Cigarette Smoking Among Adults, 2007

  • Minnesota:
    • Men- 18.3%
    • Women- 14.7%
    • Total- 16.5%
  • United States (median):
    • Men- 21.3%
    • Women- 18.4%
    • Total- 19.8%

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, MMWR Weekly, March 13, 2009. 58(09): 221-226.

By educational background, 2004

  • Less than high school: 26.6%
  • High school: 29.3%
  • Beyond high school: 14.5%

By age grouping, 2004

  • 18-24 yrs: 32.3%
  • 25-44 yrs: 23%
  • 45-64 yrs: 20%
  • 65+ yrs: 7.1%

By race/ ethnicity, 2004

  • White: 25.3%
  • African American: 25.3%
  • Asian/ Pacific Islander: 16.2%
  • American Indian/ Alaska Native: 46.3%

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Sustaining State Programs for Tobacco Control: Data Highlights—2006. 

Adult Smoking Prevalance Charts

Prevalence of Smoking among National, Minnesota, and Blue Cross Member Populations 1999-2008
(shows data from NHIS, BRFSS, and MATS)

Prevalence of Smoking among National, Minnesota, and Blue Cross Member Populations 1999-2007
(shows data from NHIS and MATS)

Source: BlueCross BlueShield of Minnesota, 2009.

Smokeless tobacco use among adults aged 18 and older, 2003

  Total: 2.3%

  • Men: 4.7%
  • Women: 0.1%

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, State Tobacco Activities Tracking and Evaluation (STATE) System. 

 

Youth Tobacco Use in Minnesota:

Prevalence of smoking, grades 9-12, 2004

  • Minnesota: 32.4%
  • All states (median): 21.7%
  • Number of Minnesota youth project to die prematurely from their smoking: 118,000

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Sustaining State Programs for Tobacco Control: Data Highlights—2006.

Youth Smoking: Students Reporting Smoking a Cigarette on One or More Days within the Past 30 Days (By Percent), 2007

Male

Female

Total

6th Grade

2%

2%

2%

9th Grade

12%

12%

12%

12th Grade

27%

24%

26%

All Grades

12%

12%

12%

Source: MN Student Survey, 2007 http://www.health.state.mn.us/divs/chs/mss

Youth Smokeless Tobacco Use: Students Reporting Use of Chewing Tobacco or Snuff within the Past 30 Days (By Percent), 2007

Male

Female

Total

6th Grade

1%

0%

1%

9th Grade

8%

2%

5%

12th Grade

19%

2%

10%

All Grades

8%

1%

5%

Source: MN Student Survey, 2007 http://www.health.state.mn.us/divs/chs/mss


Health Impact and Costs:

Average annual deaths related to smoking, Minnesota, 2000-2004

  • Overall: 5,536
  • Men: 3,405
  • Women: 2,131
  • Death rate: 215.1/ 100,000

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, State Tobacco Activities Tracking and Evaluation (STATE) System.

Rank: 3 (adults- prevalence of smoking)

Rank:  44 (youth- prevalence of smoking)

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Sustaining State Programs for Tobacco Control: Data Highlights—2006.

Smoking Attributable Costs, Minnesota, 2004

  • Medical costs (total): $2,063,000,000
  • Medical costs (per pack): $5.39
  • Lost productivity costs (total): $1,205,000,000
  • Lost productivity costs (per pack): $3.26
  • Direct Medicaid costs (total): $465,000,000
  • Direct Medicaid costs (per pack): $1.26
  • Medicaid costs (per capita): $120.45

Smoking Attributable Costs, U.S. (average), 2004

  • Medical costs (total): $1,898,000,000
  • Medical costs (per pack): $5.31
  • Lost productivity costs (total): $1,915,000,000
  • Lost productivity costs (per pack): $5.16
  • Direct Medicaid costs (total): $607,000,000
  • Direct Medicaid costs (per pack): $1.63
  • Medicaid costs (per capita): $129.90

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Sustaining State Programs for Tobacco Control: Data Highlights—2006.

Average Annual Years of Potential Life Lost, Minnesota, 2000-2004

  • Total: 72,274
  • Men: 43,606
  • Women: 28,668

Years of Potential Life Lost per Death, Minnesota, 2000-2004

  • Total: 13.1
  • Men: 12.8
  • Women: 13.5

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, State Tobacco Activities Tracking and Evaluation (STATE) System.

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