Percent of persons aged 12 and older reporting past month cigarette use, by age and sex, 2003 (vertical bar chart): Total: female, 23.0%; male, 28.1%. 12-17 years: female, 12.5%; male, 11.9%. 18-25 years: female, 36.2%; male, 44.2%. 26 years and older: female, 22.1%; male, 27.5%.

Source: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Results for the 2003 National Survey on Drug Use and Health: detailed tables. Office of Applied Studies, Rockville, MD, September 2004.