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Table 1. 2003 Tobacco Use Special Cessation Supplement to the Current Population Survey (TUSCS-CPS)

Smoking Status - Percentage Estimates (95% Confidence Intervals) of the US Household Population, 18 Years and Older.*


  Current Smoker (%) Former Smoker Never Smoked Population Size
(thousands)
Sample Size
Current Every Day Some Days
Total 18.4
(18.1-18.7)
14.9
(14.7-15.2)
3.4
(3.4-3.5)
19.1
(18.9-19.4)
62.5
(62.1-62.9)
211,127 234,274
Male 20.7
(20.3-21.1)
16.8
(16.5-17.2)
3.9
(3.8-4.0)
22.1
(21.8-22.4)
57.2
(56.7-57.7)
101,244 110,041
Female 16.2
(15.9-16.6)
13.2
(13.0-13.5)
3.0
(2.9-3.1)
16.3
(16.1-16.6)
67.4
(67.0-67.8)
109,883 124,233
Region:
Northeast 17.0
(16.4-17.5)
13.9
(13.4-14.4)
3.1
(2.9-3.3)
20.9
(20.4-21.3)
62.2
(61.6-62.8)
40,681 50,981
Midwest 21.1
(20.6-21.6)
17.5
(17.0-18.0)
3.6
(3.4-3.8)
20.3
(19.9-20.7)
58.6
(58.0-59.3)
47,954 58,480
South 19.4
(18.9-19.9)
16.1
(15.6-16.5)
3.3
(3.2-3.5)
17.8
(17.4-18.2)
62.8
(62.1-63.5)
75,125 67,527
West 15.2
(14.8-15.7)
11.5
(11.1-12.0)
3.7
(3.5-3.9)
18.6
(18.0-19.1)
66.2
(65.5-66.9)
47,367 57,286
Race/Ethnicity:
White 19.6
(19.3-20.0)
16.5
(16.2-16.9)
3.1
(3.0-3.2)
22.5
(22.2-22.8)
57.9
(57.5-58.3)
149,418 178,692
Black 18.2
(17.5-18.9)
14.0
(13.4-14.6)
4.2
(3.9-4.5)
11.8
(11.2-12.4)
70.0
(69.1-70.9)
23,401 20,008
Hispanic 12.7
(12.1-13.3)
8.2
(7.8-8.6)
4.5
(4.1-4.9)
9.7
(9.3-10.3)
77.6
(76.8-78.3)
25,946 22,141
American Indian / Alaska Native 31.7
(27.8-35.9)
24.3
(20.9-28.0)
7.4
(5.9-9.2)
16.5
(3.9-19.5)
51.8
(46.7-56.9)
1,009 2,018
Asian / Pacific Islander 10.2
(9.4-11.2)
7.5
(6.8-8.3)
2.7
(2.3-3.2)
9.6
(8.8-10.4)
80.1
(79.0-81.2)
9,089 8,234
2 or more races reported 28.7
(26.6-30.9)
23.2
(21.1-25.4)
5.5
(4.5-6.8)
19
(17.4-20.7)
52.4
(50.2-54.5)
2,265 3,181
Age:
18-24 20.0
(19.3-20.6)
15.4
(14.8-16.0)
4.6
(4.3-4.9)
5.3
(5.0-5.7)
74.7
(74.0-75.4)
27,133 26,462
25-44 21.0
(20.6-21.4)
16.7
(16.3-17.1)
4.3
(4.2-4.5)
12.6
(12.2-12.9)
66.4
(65.9-66.9)
82,212 88,260
45-64 19.6
(19.2-20.0)
16.7
(16.4-17.1)
2.9
(2.7-3.0)
24.8
(24.4-25.2)
55.6
(55.0-56.1)
67,751 78,176
65+ 8.3
(8.0-8.6)
6.8
(6.5-7.1)
1.4
(1.3-1.6)
34.6
(34.0-35.1)
57.2
(56.6-57.7)
34,031 41,376
Education§:
<12 years 21.9
(21.3-22.5)
18.4
(17.8-19.0)
3.5
(3.3-3.8)
19.5
(18.9-20.0)
58.6
(57.9-59.4)
27,698 29,164
12 years (HS) 23.3
(22.8-23.7)
19.9
(19.5-20.3)
3.4
(3.2-3.5)
21.6
(21.2-22.0)
55.1
(54.5-55.7)
57,839 66,990
13-15 years 19.8
(19.3-20.3)
16.0
(15.6-16.5)
3.8
(3.6-3.9)
22.9
(22.4-23.4)
57.3
(56.7-57.9)
46,675 53,559
16+ years 8.9
(8.6-9.2)
6.4
(6.1-6.7)
2.5
(2.4-2.7)
20.0
(19.5-20.4)
71.1
(70.6-71.6)
51,781 58,099

* Based on the 2003 TUSCS-CPS 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 Days

In the 2003 CPS, multiple races were allowed. Here "White" equals non-Hispanic, only White race reported; "Black" equals non-Hispanic, only Black race reported; "American Indian/Alaska Native" equals non-Hispanic, only American Indian/Alaska Native race reported; "Asian/Pacific Islander" equals non-Hispanic, only Asian/Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander race reported; "2 or more races reported" equals non-Hispanic, 2 or more races reported. Note more than half of this last category is composed of non-Hispanic American Indian/Alaska Natives also reporting one or more other races. Also, non-Hispanic Asian/Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islanders reporting some other race(s) make up the next largest subcategory within this grouping (mainly the Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islanders).

§ 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