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Table 1 Demographic characteristics as compared to U.S. Census and other national surveys, CRRTC national adult (≥18 years) phone survey 2014-2015

From: Understanding how perceptions of tobacco constituents and the FDA relate to effective and credible tobacco risk messaging: A national phone survey of U.S. adults, 2014–2015

  Unweighted Weighted National estimate
  % (n) % 95 % CI %
Gender     
 Male 47.3 % (2372) 48.5 % (46.0-51.0) 49.2 % [34]
 Female 52.7 % (2640) 51.5 % (49.0-54.0) 50.8 % [34]
Age, years 45.9 ± 17.3 46.7 (45.8-47.7)  
Age category     
 18-24 14.2 % (711) 12.7 % (11.2-14.1) 13.1 % [34]
 25-44 32.3 % (1612) 33.2 % (30.8-35.5) 35.0 % [34]
 45-64 37.7 % (1883) 36.7 % (34.3-39.1) 34.7 % [34]
 65+ 15.8 % (789) 17.5 % (15.3-19.6) 17.2 [34]
Race     
 White 69.7 % (3473) 68.3 % (65.9-70.6) 62.6 % [34]
 Black or African American 19.6 % (978) 18.3 % (16.3-20.3) 13.2 % [34]
 American Indian or Alaska Native 2.7 % (135) 1.9 % (1.3-2.6) 1.2 % [34]
 Asian 2.1 % (104) 2.4 % (1.8-3.1) 5.3 % [34]
 Pacific Islander 0.4 % (21) 0.8 % (0.3-1.3) 0.2 % [34]
 Other or Unknown 5.4 % (270) 8.2 % (6.8-9.7)  
Ethnicity     
 Latino/Hispanic 8.6 % (432) 14.2 % (12.4-16.0) 17.1 % [34]
 Non-Latino/Hispanic 91.4 % (4568) 85.8 % (84.0-87.6) 82.9 % [34]
Education     
  < High school (HS) 10.5 % (524) 11.2 % (9.2-13.2) 12.3 % [34]
 G12 or GED, HS diploma 24.7 % (1232) 31.4 % (28.8-34.0) 29.6 % [34]
 Some college 20.7 % (1034) 20.7 % (18.8-22.6) 19.4 % [34]
 Associate’s degree 9.9 % (496) 10.5 % (9.0-12.0) 9.4 % [34]
 Bachelor’s degree 21.2 % (1060) 15.7 % (14.3-17.1) 18.9 % [34]
 Graduate or professional degree 13.0 % (651) 10.5 % (9.4-11.6) 10.4 % [34]
Numeracy     
 Incorrect or “do not know” numeracy response 32.0 % (1599) 31.9 % (29.5-34.3)  
 Correct numeracy response 68.0 % (3401) 68.1 % (65.7-70.5) 75.3 % [53]
Household Poverty     
 At or above federal poverty level 84.0 % (3901) 85.7 % (83.8-87.5) 84.6 % [34]
Below federal poverty level 16.0 % (745) 14.3 % (12.5-16.2) 15.4 % [34]
Sexual Orientation     
 Straight or heterosexual 94.3 % (4730) 94.2 % (93.1-95.3)  
 Gay, lesbian, or bisexual 3.8 % (192) 3.2 % (2.5-3.8) 3.5 % [54]
 Other or refused 1.8 % (92) 2.6 % (1.7-3.5)  
Census Region     
 Northeast 10.7 % (537) 18.2 % (16.3-20.2) 17.9 % [34]
 Midwest 19.4 % (972) 21.5 % (19.3-23.8) 21.7 % [34]
 South 53.6 % (2685) 37.1 % (34.7-39.5) 37.1 % [34]
 West 16.3 % (819) 23.1 % (21.1-25.1) 23.3 % [34]
Tobacco Product Use     
 Any tobacco product use, past 30 days 32.6 % (1633) 28.4 % (26.2-30.6) 25.2 % [40]
 No tobacco product use, past 30 days 67.4 % (3381) 71.6 % (69.4-73.8)  
Current cigarette smoking     
 Current smoker 23.0 % (1151) 17.8 % (16.0-19.6) 18.0 % [40]
 Non-smoker 77.0 % (3856) 82.2 % (80.4-84.0)  
Used ≥ 1 NCTP in past 30 days 20.4 % (1022) 18.6 % (16.7-20.5)  
  1. [34] US Census 2013–2014 [53]; Galesic & Garcia-Retamero (2010) [54]; Gallup 2013 LGBT poll [40]; CDC’s National Adult Tobacco Survey, Tobacco Product Use Among Adults — United States, 2012–2013