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Table 2. 1998-1999 Tobacco Use Supplement, Current Population Survey (TUS-CPS):

Estimates of the percentage of the 18+ population living in households in which cigarette smoking is not allowed, and working in environments in which smoking is not allowed.

  Smoking not allowed
at home* (%)
Population Size (thousands) Sample Size Smoking not allowed
at work** (%)
Population Size (thousands) Sample Size
Total 61.1 195,777 174,189 68.9 94,727 81,602
Male 60.0 93,631 74,809 63.5 44,463 33,733
Female 62.1 102,146 99,380 73.7 50,264 47,869
Region:
Northeast 59.4 37,767 35,626 72.3 18,241 16,866
Midwest 54.4 45,361 42,573 65.4 23,547 21,365
South 59.7 69,302 53,658 66.5 32,856 24,288
West 71.8 43,347 42,332 73.9 20,084 19,083
Race/Ethnicity:
White 59.5 144,640 138,676 69.5 69,617 64,610
Black 57.1 22,442 15,500 68.8 11,263 7,414
American Indian / Alaska Native 51.8 1,632 1,817 59.3 687 748
Asian / Pacific Islander 73.7 7,109 5,077 70.6 3,935 2,770
Hispanic 73.6 19,954 13,119 64.3 9,226 6,060

*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."

**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"].

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Last Modified: 11 Apr 2014