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What Do the 2010-2011 TUS Data Say about Tobacco Use?

The data tables listed here provide examples of the type of information that researchers can obtain from the TUS. They are based on analyses of the 2010-11 TUS-CPS data files. All tables refer to self responses from self reports only. Note this is a change from previous Waves' results for cigarette and other non-cigarette tobacco product use status. This is done for two reasons: first to be most consistent with how this data is used with other data that is collected only from self reports, and second because the proxy reports are most similar to self reports for middle-older ages and less so for younger adults (Soulakova et. al. 2009).

Table 1: Smoking Status.

Table 2: Home and Work Environments in Which Smoking is Not Allowed.

Table 3: Cigarette Smoking Quit Attempts and Cessation.

Tables 4/4b: Use of Cigars and Smokeless Tobacco Products; Use of Pipes and Hookah Tobacco Products.

Table 5: Various Unique Items.

Table 6: Attitudes Toward Smoking in Public Places.

Table 7: Cessation Treatments and Methods.

When using these tables, please note that:

  • Several federal surveys are used to track tobacco usage in the US population, each with slightly different assessments. These tables are examples of analyses of the 2010-11 data files that are available from the Census Bureau.
  • The table data are weighted for the sample design and for CPS Smoking Supplement self-response.
  • Tabled values may not sum exactly to 100% due to rounding error.
  • These tables contain simple parameter estimates (percentages and means), and measures of variance in the form of confidence intervals. These confidence intervals were estimated using replicate weights. Alternative estimates of variance and confidence intervals can be made for simple analyses using Attachment 16 of the 2010-11 Tobacco Use Supplement Files of the US Census Bureau Technical Documentation. Replicate weights necessary for more complex analysis such as regression or analysis of variance are available for download from the Census Web site.
  • Region:
    • Northeast = Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont;
    • Midwest = Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Wisconsin;
    • South = Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia; and
    • West = Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming.

Last Modified: 11 Apr 2014