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2010-11 TUS-CPS Data, Table 1: Smoking Status

Table 1. 2010-11 Tobacco Use Supplement to the Current Population Survey (TUS-CPS):

Smoking Status - Percentage Estimates (95% Confidence Intervals) of the US Household Population, 18 Years and Older*
  Current %
(CI)
Everyday %
(CI)
Some Days %
(CI)
Former %
(CI)
Never %
(CI)
Population Sample
Total 16.1
(15.8-16.3)
12.7
(12.4-12.9)
3.4
(3.3-3.5)
18.6
(18.4-18.8)
65.3
(65.0-65.7)
228,606,123 170,469
Sex:
Male 18
(17.7-18.4)
14
(13.7-14.3)
4
(3.9-4.2)
21.5
(21.2-21.9)
60.4
(59.9-60.9)
110,335,362 75,343
Female 14.2
(13.9-14.5)
11.4
(11.1-11.7)
2.8
(2.7-2.9)
15.8
(15.6-16.1)
69.9
(69.5-70.3)
118,270,761 95,126
Region:
Northeast 14.3
(13.7-14.8)
11.3
(10.9-11.8)
2.9
(2.7-3.2)
19.9
(19.3-20.5)
65.9
(65.1-66.6)
42,086,735 34,458
Midwest 19.1
(18.5-19.7)
15.6
(15.0-16.2)
3.5
(3.3-3.7)
20.3
(19.8-20.9)
60.5
(59.8-61.3)
49,742,025 41,435
South 17.3
(16.8-17.8)
13.8
(13.3-14.2)
3.5
(3.3-3.7)
17.1
(16.7-17.5)
65.6
(65.0-66.3)
83,798,617 53,967
West 12.8
(12.3-13.3)
9.2
(8.8-9.6)
3.6
(3.3-3.8)
18.3
(17.9-18.7)
69
(68.3-69.6)
52,978,747 40,609
Race/Ethnicity:
White (NH) 17.5
(17.2-17.8)
14.4
(14.1-14.7)
3.1
(3.0-3.2)
22.2
(21.9-22.5)
60.3
(59.8-60.7)
154,969,361 125,865
Black (NH) 15.9
(15.3-16.6)
11.5
(11.0-12.1)
4.4
(4.0-4.8)
11.3
(10.8-11.8)
72.8
(71.9-73.6)
26,211,650 16,110
Hispanic 10.9
(10.4-11.5)
6.6
(6.2-7.1)
4.3
(4.0-4.7)
10.2
(9.7-10.7)
78.9
(78.1-79.6)
32,313,937 17,760
American Indian/Alaska Native (NH) 28.4
(24.0-33.4)
20
(16.7-23.8)
8.4
(6.1-11.4)
17.8
(15.1-20.9)
53.8
(47.7-59.7)
1,292,714 1,459
Asian/Pacific Islander (NH) 8.3
(7.6-9.1)
6.1
(5.5-6.8)
2.2
(1.9-2.7)
9.5
(8.7-10.3)
82.2
(81.2-83.1)
11,157,729 7,007
2 or more races (NH) 23.4
(21.3-25.8)
18.2
(16.2-20.3)
5.3
(4.2-6.7)
18.3
(16.7-20.1)
58.2
(55.7-60.7)
2,660,732 2,268
Age:
18-24 17.1
(16.4-17.8)
12.6
(12.0-13.2)
4.5
(4.1-4.9)
4.7
(4.3-5.1)
78.2
(77.4-79.0)
29,634,333 13,650
25-44 17.9
(17.5-18.4)
13.7
(13.3-14.1)
4.2
(4.1-4.4)
12.8
(12.5-13.2)
69.2
(68.7-69.7)
80,536,127 58,369
45-64 17.8
(17.4-18.2)
14.7
(14.3-15.0)
3.1
(3.0-3.3)
21.9
(21.5-22.3)
60.3
(59.8-60.8)
79,839,036 64,072
65+ 7.8
(7.5-8.2)
6.3
(6.0-6.7)
1.5
(1.3-1.6)
34.4
(33.7-35.1)
57.8
(57.0-58.5)
38,596,627 34,378
Education§:
< 12 years 21.7
(21.0-22.5)
17.7
(17.0-18.4)
4.1
(3.8-4.5)
18.7
(18.0-19.4)
59.6
(58.6-60.5)
24,366,039 17,819
12 years (HS) 21.6
(21.1-22.1)
18.1
(17.6-18.5)
3.6
(3.4-3.8)
21.4
(20.9-21.9)
57
(56.4-57.6)
57,554,238 46,204
13-15 years 17.9
(17.5-18.3)
14
(13.7-14.4)
3.8
(3.6-4.0)
22.5
(22.1-23.0)
59.6
(59.0-60.2)
54,079,633 43,252
16+ years 6.8
(6.5-7.1)
4.6
(4.4-4.9)
2.2
(2.0-2.3)
19.1
(18.7-19.6)
74.1
(73.6-74.5)
62,971,881 49,544

* Based on the 2010-11 TUS-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 smoking is therefore represented as the sum of Everyday and Some-day smoking. Former smokers are defined as those who have smoked 100 or more cigarettes, but who were no longer smoking at the time of the interview, and Never smokers were defined as those who had smoked less than 100 cigarettes in their lifetime.

† Current = Every Day + Some Days

‡ In the 2010-11 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