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