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Table 4 Subset of communication-related variables – CRRTC national adult 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

  Weighted proportion or M with 95 % confidence interval
  Total Smokers Young adults Low education Low numeracy Living in poverty GLBs
Information Seeking        
 Have you ever looked for information on chemicals in cigarettes and cigarette smoke?
  Yes 27.5 % (25.4-29.7) 34.3 % (28.8-39.8) 37.2 % (31.6-42.8) 22.2 % (18.6-25.7) 26.7 % (22.7-30.6) 25.7 % (19.7-31.6) 30.1 % (21.0-39.1)
  No 72.5 % (70.3-74.6) 65.7 % (60.2-71.2) 62.8 % (57.2-68.4) 77.8 % (74.3-81.4) 73.3 % (69.4-77.3) 74.3 % (68.4-80.3) 69.9 % (60.9-79.0)
 In which 1 of these 3 places would you most like to see information on chemicals in cigarettes and cigarette smoke?
  On cigarette packs 54.8 % (52.4-57.3) 57.2 % (51.9-62.6) 46.8 % (40.9-52.6) 55.4 % (50.9-60.0) 53.9 % (49.5-58.3) 54.3 % (47.4-61.2) 46.9 % (36.4-57.3)
  In stores 15.0 % (13.2-16.7) 11.6 % (7.9-15.3) 14.7 % (10.7-18.7) 16.8 % (13.6-20.0) 16.0 % (12.9-19.2) 18.3 % (13.2-23.5) 17.2 % (10.3-24.1)
  Online 28.7 % (26.5-30.9) 28.8 % (24.2-33.4) 38.2 % (32.5-43.8) 26.2 % (22.3-30.0) 28.5 % (24.6-32.5) 25.5 % (19.7-31.4) 35.8 % (26.1-45.4)
  Don't know, refused, or doesn’t want information 1.5 % (0.9-2.08) 2.4 % (1.0-3.7) 0.2 % (0.0-0.8) 1.6 % (0.5-2.7) 1.5 % (0.56-2.46) 1.8 % (0.3-3.3) 0.1 % (0.0-0.3)
Constituent Awareness        
 Aware of 0 of 4 constituents in cigarette smoke 37.5 % (35.0-40.1) 36.7 % (31.6-41.8) 32.7 % (27.3-38.2) 46.4 % (28.9-37.2) 42.9 % (38.4-47.4) 43.1 % (35.7-50.4) 31.3 (22.0-40.7)
 Aware of 1 of 4 constituents in cigarette smoke 35.8 % (33.4-38.2) 41.2 % (35.6-46.9) 36.1 % (30.4-41.7) 33.1 % (35.4-40.9) 34.5 % (30.3-38.7) 34.7 % (28.2-41.2) 38.9 (28.5-49.3)
 Aware of 2 of 4 constituents in cigarette smoke 18.7 % (16.7-20.7) 15.8 % (12.2-19.4) 22.7 % (17.9-27.6) 14.5 % (19.1-23.6) 16.0 % (12.9-19.2) 13.6 % (9.8-17.5) 18.2 (11.0-25.4)
 Aware of 3 of 4 constituents in cigarette smoke 5.6 % (4.6-6.5) 3.4 % (1.9-4.8) 5.9 % (3.4-8.4) 3.3 % (5.9-8.6) 4.8 % (3.3-6.3) 5.7 % (3.0-8.4) 9.3 (3.0-15.7)
 Aware of 4 of 4 constituents in cigarette smoke 2.4 % (1.7-3.1) 3.0 % (0.5-5.4) 2.5 % (0.6-4.5) 2.8 % (1.5-2.9) 1.8 % (0.8-2.9) 2.9 % (0.8-5.1) 2.3 (0.0-5.0)
Knowledge of and Trust for FDA and U.S. Federal Government
 Have you ever heard of the FDA or Food and Drug Administration?
  Yes 94.6 % (93.4-95.8) 95.4 % (93.0-95.8) 90.9 % (87.7-94.2) 89.7 % (87.0-92.3) 91.7 % (89.0-94.3) 87.5 % (83.0-92.0) 91.7 % (85.0-98.3)
  No 5.4 % (4.2-6.6) 4.6 % (2.5-6.8) 9.1 % (5.8-12.3) 10.3 % (7.7 %-13.0) 8.3 % (5.7-11.0) 12.5 % (8.0-17.0) 8.3 % (1.7-15.0)
 Can the FDA effectively regulate tobacco products?
  Yes 65.2 % (62.6-67.8) 66.6 % (61.2-72.0) 79.3 % (74.7-83.9) 64.9 % (59.9-69.9) 62.1 % (57.4-66.9) 67.8 % (61.3-74.1) 76.3 % (67.1-85.4)
  No 34.8 % (32.2-37.4) 33.4 % (26.9-37.4) 20.7 % (74.7-83.9) 35.1 % (31.9-37.5) 37.9 % (33.1-42.6) 32.2 % (25.8-38.7) 23.7 % (14.6-32.9)
 How much trust do you have in the federal government? M score, 0 = none at all - 4 = a great deal 2.0 (1.9-2.0) 1.7 (1.6-1.8) 2.1 (2.0-2.2) 1.9 (1.8-2.0) 2.0 (1.8-2.1) 2.2 (2.0-2.4) 2.1 (1.9-2.4)
  1. Note. Point estimates in bold text were found to be significantly different from their respective comparison group (e.g., smokers were compared to non-smokers, young adults compared to older adults, etc.) using either PROC SURVEYFREQ or PROC SURVEYREG to make the comparisons