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2010-11 TUS-CPS Data, Table 3: Cigarette Smoking Quit Attempts & Cessation

Table 3. 2010-11 Tobacco Use Supplement to the Current Population Survey (TUS-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 TUS-CPS interview --
  Had any cessation activity in the past year, including quitting* %
(CI)
Had quit smoking for 3+ months* %
(CI)
Had quit smoking for 6+ months* %
(CI)
Population size
(denominator)
Sample size
(denominator)
Total 38.5
(37.6-39.4)
4.8
(4.5-5.2)
3.1
(2.9-3.4)
25,277,188 20,258
Sex:
Male 37.8
(36.5-39.0)
4.7
(4.2-5.3)
3.1
(2.8-3.5)
13,427,347 9,938
Female 39.3
(38.2-40.4)
4.9
(4.4-5.4)
3.1
(2.8-3.5)
11,849,841 10,320
Region:
Northeast 40.7
(38.5-42.9)
5
(4.1-6.0)
3.1
(2.4-3.9)
4,236,694 3,830
Midwest 38.6
(37.0-40.1)
4.7
(4.0-5.4)
2.9
(2.4-3.5)
6,664,382 5,609
South 35.5
(34.2-36.8)
4.2
(3.7-4.8)
2.9
(2.5-3.4)
10,077,371 6,887
West 43.3
(41.2-45.5)
6.4
(5.4-7.5)
4.1
(3.3-5.0)
4,298,741 3,932
Race/Ethnicity:
White (NH) 37.8
(36.9-38.7)
5.1
(4.7-5.5)
3.3
(3.0-3.6)
19,721,988 16,400
Black (NH) 40.6
(38.0-43.2)
3.7
(2.9-4.8)
2.4
(1.7-3.2)
2,637,173 1,736
Hispanic 42.7
(39.2-46.4)
5.3
(3.9-7.1)
3.7
(2.6-5.2)
1,725,329 1,025
American Indian/Alaska Native (NH) 33.4
(25.8-41.9)
1.5
(0.6-3.3)
1.2
(0.4-3.2)
225,605 306
Asian/Pacific Islander (NH) 40.1
(34.4-46.0)
3.2
(1.6-6.3)
1.6
(0.6-4.3)
560,146 402
2 or more races (NH) 43.5
(37.3-49.9)
2.6
(1.3-5.2)
1.3
(0.5-3.4)
406,947 389
Age:
25-44 42.5
(41.1-43.9)
5.4
(4.8-6.0)
3.4
(3.0-3.9)
11,217,017 8,505
45-64 35.7
(34.6-36.8)
4.1
(3.6-4.6)
2.7
(2.3-3.1)
11,626,864 9,494
65+ 33.4
(31.0-35.9)
5.7
(4.7-6.9)
4
(3.2-5.1)
2,433,307 2,259
Education:
< 12 years 33.4
(31.7-35.3)
3
(2.4-3.7)
1.8
(1.3-2.4)
4,175,866 3,228
12 years (HS) 37
(35.8-38.3)
4.5
(4.0-5.0)
3.1
(2.7-3.5)
10,343,661 8,405
13-15 years 42.2
(40.6-43.8)
5.3
(4.7-6.1)
3.4
(2.9-3.9)
7,733,770 6,266
16+ years 40.9
(38.5-43.4)
7.3
(6.1-8.7)
4.6
(3.8-5.6)
3,023,892 2,359

* 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. (For more information on this definition of quitting behavior, see Shopland, Burns, Amacher, and Ruppert, 2000, Chapter 2).

The second and third columns, labeled "Had quit smoking for 3+/6+ months," refer to former smokers at the time of the interview who had completely quit smoking cigarettes 3+/6+ months ago, but had been daily smokers about a year ago.

† 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, 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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