What do the 1998-1999 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 1998-1999
TUS-CPS data file. These tables are also provided in the PDF file, Representative Survey
Table 1: Smoking status:
Percentage of the US household population, 18 or older, within smoking category.
Table 2: People 18 and older
reporting that cigarette smoking is not allowed at home, and smoking is not allowed at work.
Table 3: Attitudes toward smoking
in public places: Percentage of the US household population, 18 or older, who believe that public
areas should be smoke-free (updated May 2002).
Table 4: 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 1998-1999 data file that are
available from the Census Bureau.
- The depicted data are incomplete, in that they do not contain measures of variance of statistical
estimates (standard errors or confidence intervals). Attachment 17 of the May 1999 Tobacco Use
Supplement File of the US
Census Bureau Technical Documentation shows how to make these computations.