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Table 3. 2003 Tobacco Use Special Cessation Supplement to the Current Population Survey (TUSCS-CPS):

Cigarette Smoking Quit Attempts and Cessation - Percentage Estimates (95% Confidence Intervals) of the US Household Population, 25 Years and Older.

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

  Had any cessation activity in the past year, including quitting* (%) Had quit smoking for 3+ months (%) Population Size (thousands) Sample Size
Total 36.6
(35.8-37.3)
4.4
(4.1-4.7)
27,092 24,950
Male 35.4
(34.4-36.5)
4.1
(3.7-4.5)
14,556 12,013
Female 37.9
(36.7-39.0)
4.7
(4.3-5.1)
12,536 12,937
Region:
Northeast 38.9
(37.0-40.9)
4.9
(4.2-5.7)
5,023 5,036
Midwest 37.1
(35.9-38.4)
4.2
(3.7-4.8)
7,055 6,925
South 33.6
(32.4-34.9)
4.4
(3.9-5.0)
10,409 7,756
West 39.7
(38.0-41.3)
3.9
(3.4-4.6)
4,604 5,233
Race/Ethnicity:
White 35.5
(34.6-36.4)
4.5
(4.2-4.8)
21,452 20,698
Black 39.0
(36.1-41.9)
3.4
(2.5-4.6)
2,705 1,880
Hispanic 41.0
(37.8-44.3)
4.1
(2.8-5.8)
1,751 1,152
American Indian / Alaska Native 40.6
(34.7-46.7)
3.3
(1.5-7.1)
202 327
Asian / Pacific Islander 43.2
(36.9-49.7)
4.4
(2.3-8.4)
539 387
2 or more races reported 45.2
(39.1-51.5)
5.5
(3.2-9.2)
443 506
Age:
25-44 40.3
(39.1-41.5)
4.7
(4.3-5.2)
13,484 12,044
45-64 33.2
(32.2-34.3)
3.7
(3.4-4.1)
11,328 10,509
65+ 31.2
(29.0-33.4)
5.5
(4.4-6.8)
2,280 2,397
Education:
<12 years 32.6
(30.8-34.5)
3.6
(3.0-4.3)
4,738 4,247
12 years 34.1
(33.0-35.2)
4.0
(3.5-4.5)
11,125 10,458
13-15 years 40.1
(38.6-41.6)
4.6
(4.1-5.3)
7,755 7,202
16+ years 42.0
(40.1-43.9)
6.0
(5.2-7.0)
3,474 3,043

* Any cessation activity includes a) current everyday smokers having one or more (24-hour or longer) quit attempts in past year, b) current some day smokers who had previously smoked daily about 12 months ago and c) former smokers who completely quit within the past 12 months.

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, 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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Last Modified: 11 Apr 2014