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Table 1. 2001-2002 Tobacco Use Supplement to the Current Population Survey (TUS-CPS):

Smoking Status - Percentage Estimates (95% Confidence Intervals) of the U.S. Household Population, 18 or older, by Demographic Subgroups.*


  Current Smoker (%) Former Smoker Never Smoked Population Size
(thousands)
Sample Size
Current** Every Day Some Days
Total 20.5
(20.2-20.7)
16.5
(16.2-16.7)
4.0
(3.9-4.1)
20.6
(20.4-20.9)
58.9
(58.6-59.2)
203,113 234,227
Male 23.0
(22.6-23.4)
18.5
(18.1-18.9)
4.5
(4.4-4.7)
23.9
(23.6-24.2)
53.1
(52.7-53.5)
97,298 109,993
Female 18.1
(17.9-18.4)
14.6
(14.4-14.9)
3.5
(3.4-3.6)
17.6
(17.3-17.9)
64.3
(63.9-64.7)
105,815 124,234
Region:
Northeast 19.3
(18.7-19.8)
15.7
(15.2-16.1)
3.6
(3.4-3.9)
22.8
(22.3-23.3)
57.9
(57.3-58.6)
38,714 51,451
Midwest 23.2
(22.6-23.7)
19.0
(18.5-19.5)
4.2
(3.9-4.4)
21.5
(21.0-21.9)
55.4
(54.8-56.0)
46,389 58,870
South 21.6
(21.1-22.1)
17.7
(17.3-18.2)
3.8
(3.6-4.0)
19.2
(18.8-19.7)
59.2
(58.6-59.7)
72,357 67,396
West 16.9
(16.4-17.5)
12.6
(12.1-13.1)
4.3
(4.1-4.6)
20.1
(19.7-20.6)
62.9
(62.2-63.7)
45,652 56,510
Race/Ethnicity***:
White 21.7
(21.4-22.0)
18.1
(17.8-18.3)
3.6
(3.5-3.7)
23.9
(23.6-24.2)
54.4
(54.1-54.8)
147,986 182,085
Black 20.2
(19.5-21.0)
15.4
(14.7-16.0)
4.9
(4.5-5.2)
12.5
(11.9-13.1)
67.3
(66.4-68.2)
23,477 20,879
American Indian / Alaska Native 32.2
(29.1-35.6)
25.3
(22.6-28.3)
6.9
(5.7-8.3)
19.0
(16.7-21.5)
48.7
(45.2-52.3)
1,628 2,760
Asian / Pacific Islander 11.9
(11.1-12.7)
8.6
(7.9-9.3)
3.3
(2.8-3.8)
10.5
(9.8-11.2)
77.7
(76.7-78.6)
7,960 8,777
Hispanic 14.7
(14.1-15.4)
9.2
(8.7-9.7)
5.5
(5.1-6.0)
11.1
(10.5-11.7)
74.2
(73.3-75.1)
22,062 19,726
Age:
18-24 23.1
(22.5-23.7)
17.7
(17.0-18.3)
5.4
(5.1-5.7)
6.3
(6.0-6.7)
70.6
(69.9-71.3)
26,803 26,400
25-44 23.8
(23.4-24.2)
18.9
(18.4-19.3)
4.9
(4.8-5.1)
13.7
(13.3-14.0)
62.5
(62.1-63.0)
80,811 91,231
45-64 20.9
(20.6-21.3)
17.6
(17.3-17.9)
3.3
(3.2-3.5)
27.4
(26.9-27.8)
51.7
(51.2-52.2)
62,827 75,030
65+ 9.1
(8.7-9.5)
7.4
(7.1-7.7)
1.7
(1.6-1.9)
36.6
(36.1-37.2)
54.2
(53.7-54.8)
32,672 41,566
Education****:
<12 years 24.7
(24.0-25.4)
20.7
(19.9-21.4)
4.0
(3.7-4.3)
21.6
(21.0-22.3)
53.7
(52.8-54.5)
27,411 30,709
12 years (HS) 25.5
(25.1-25.9)
21.7
(21.3-22.0)
3.8
(3.6-4.0)
23.2
(22.7-23.7)
51.3
(50.8-51.8)
55,996 67,431
13-15 years 21.3
(20.9-21.8)
17.0
(16.6-17.4)
4.3
(4.1-4.5)
24.0
(23.6-24.4)
54.7
(54.1-55.2)
44,976 53,662
16+ years 9.9
(9.5-10.2)
6.8
(6.6-7.1)
3.0
(2.9-3.2)
21.9
(21.5-22.3)
68.2
(67.8-68.7)
47,926 56,025

*Based on the 2001-2002 CPS Tobacco Use Supplement questions: a) Have you smoked at least 100 cigarettes in your entire life?; and b) Do you now smoke cigarettes every day, some days, or not at all?

**Current = Every Day + Some Day

***White = White/Non-Hispanic; Black = Black/Non-Hispanic.

****For analysis involving educational level, only respondents 25 or older are included, as many respondents between 18 and 24 have not yet completed formal education/training.


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Last Modified: 11 Apr 2014