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Table 2. 2003 Tobacco Use Special Cessation Supplement to the Current Population Survey (TUSCS-CPS)

Home and Work Environments in which Smoking is Not Allowed - Percentage Estimates (95% Confidence Intervals) of the US Household Population, 18 Years and Older.

  Smoking not allowed at home* (%) Population Size (thousands) Sample Size Smoking not allowed at work (%) Population Size (thousands) Sample Size
Total 74.2
(73.8-74.5)
208,236 180,310 77.0
(76.6-77.5)
91,211 77,666
Male 72.9
(72.5-73.4)
99,775 78,309 72.8
(72.2-73.5)
40,848 30,732
Female 75.3
(74.9-75.6)
108,461 102,001 80.4
(80.0-80.9)
50,362 46,934
Region:
Northeast 72.7
(71.9-73.4)
40,078 37,578 81.6
(80.6-82.6)
18,128 16,715
Midwest 66.9
(66.2-67.6)
47,214 46,422 73.7
(72.8-74.6)
22,459 21,624
South 73.5
(72.8-74.2)
74,190 52,201 74.5
(73.6-75.4)
31,089 21,251
West 83.8
(83.2-84.4)
46,753 44,109 80.7
(79.7-81.6)
19,535 18,076
Race/Ethnicity:
White 72.6
(72.1-73.1)
147,310 139,607 77.7
(77.3-78.2)
64,744 60,054
Black 68.7
(67.7-69.7)
22,894 15,282 76.0
(74.8-77.2)
10,175 6,636
Hispanic 84.8
(83.9-85.6)
25,755 15,860 73.5
(72.1-74.8)
10,396 6,585
American Indian / Alaska Native 64.0
(58.8-68.8)
1,020 1,553 75.1
(69.5-80.0)
334 533
Asian / Pacific Islander 85.6
(84.1-86.9)
8,966 5,585 77.6
(75.5-79.6)
4,600 2,857
2 or more races reported 68.0
(65.9-70.1)
2,292 2,423 75.5
(72.6-78.3)
961 1,001

* Based on question: "Which statement best describes the rules about smoking in your home: No one is allowed to smoke anywhere, smoking is permitted in some places or at some times, or smoking is permitted anywhere." Percentages represent choice "no one is allowed to smoke anywhere."

Assessed by asking: "Does your place of work have an official policy that restricts smoking in any way?"; "Which of these best describes your place of work's smoking policy for indoor public or common areas, such as lobbies, rest rooms, and lunch rooms?"; and "Which of these best describes your place of work's smoking policy for work areas" [with response categories: "Not allowed in any (public/work) areas/Allowed in some (public/work) areas/Allowed in all (public/work) areas"]. Percentages represent those reporting smoking is "not allowed in any publc area" and "not allowed in any work area" among indoor non-self employed workers (who do not work in a home environment, in several buildings, or in a motor vehicle).

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).


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