Tobacco Use Supplement - Current Population Survey

What do the 2001-2002 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 2001-2002 TUS-CPS data file. These tables are also provided in the PDF file, Representative Survey Findings (PDF, 138 KB).

Table 1: Smoking Status - Percentage Estimates (95% Confidence Intervals) of the US Household Population, 18 or older, by Demographic Subgroups.

Table 2: Percentage Estimates (95% Confidence Intervals) of the 18+ population living in households in which cigarette smoking is not allowed, and working in environments in which smoking is not allowed.

Table 3: Attitudes toward smoking in public places -- Percentage Estimates (95% Confidence Intervals) of the US household population, 18 or older, who believe that public areas should be smoke-free.

Table 4: Percentage Estimates (95% Confidence Intervals) of cigarette quitting and quit attempts in the US household population, 25 years and older.

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 2001-2002 data file that are available from the Census Bureau.
  • Tables 1 through 4 contain simple parameter estimates (percentages), 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 17 of the 2001-2002 Tobacco Use Supplement File (PDF) of the US Census Bureau Technical Documentation. Replicate weights necessary for more complex analysis such as regression or analysis of variance are available from NCI.