Among its findings:
- Fifty-nine percent of American Indian adults are smokers compared to 16 percent of all Minnesota adults. That figure is significantly different from past random sample surveys putting use in the 40-percent range.
- Sixty-two percent of American Indians who smoke want to quit and 48 percent tried to quit smoking in the past year.
- Cigarette smoking is more than two-fold higher in every age group among American Indian adults than Minnesota adults overall.
Findings also show much higher death rates of American Indians than the Minnesota population as a whole for smoking-related diseases. Read more →