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Table 4. 2001-2002 Tobacco Use Supplement to the Current Population Survey (TUS-CPS):

Percentage Estimates (95% Confidence Intervals) of cigarette quitting and quit attempts in the US household population, 25 years and older.

Those smoking everyday one year previously who at the time of the TUS-CPS interview --

  Had any cessation activity in the past year, including quitting* (%) Had quit smoking for 3+ months* (%) Population Size (thousands) Sample Size
Total 34.3
(33.5-35.2)
4.3
(3.9-4.6)
29,378 28,231
Male 33.8
(32.7-34.8)
4.3
(3.8-4.7)
15,630 13,681
Female 35.0
(34.0-36.0)
4.3
(3.9-4.8)
13,748 14,550
Region:
Northeast 35.6
(34.1-37.1)
4.7
(3.9-5.6)
5,544 5,836
Midwest 34.5
(33.0-36.0)
4.1
(3.6-4.6)
7,651 7,866
South 31.2
(29.8-32.6)
3.8
(3.3-4.3)
11,080 8,672
West 39.5
(37.6-41.4)
5.3
(4.4-6.2)
5,104 5,857
Race/Ethnicity**:
White 33.7
(32.9-34.6)
4.5
(4.1-4.8)
23,593 23,754
Black 36.9
(34.6-39.2)
3.8
(2.9-4.6)
3,120 2,259
American Indian / Alaska Native 35.5
(29.2-42.4)
4.2
(2.3-7.6)
389 505
Asian / Pacific Islander 41.3
(36.4-46.4)
4.1
(2.5-6.6)
586 512
Hispanic 35.3
(31.9-38.7)
3.0
(2.0-4.1)
1,691 1,201
Age:
25-44 37.2
(36.2-38.3)
4.3
(3.9-4.8)
15,530 14,350
45-64 31.3
(30.3-32.4)
3.9
(3.5-4.4)
11,372 11,135
65+ 30.0
(27.7-32.3)
5.7
(4.4-6.9)
2,476 2,746
Education:
<12 years 29.3
(28.1-30.5)
3.5
(2.9-4.1)
5,571 5,139
12 years 32.1
(31.0-33.2)
3.7
(3.2-4.2)
12,099 11,806
13-15 years 38.8
(37.5-40.1)
4.8
(4.2-5.4)
8,147 7,974
16+ years 39.7
(37.5-41.9)
6.5
(5.4-7.6)
3,561 3,312

*See text preceding table for definitions of quitting behavior.

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

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Last Modified: 11 Apr 2014