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Table 1 Characteristics of National Adult Tobacco Survey Participants by Tobacco Product Use Status (%)

From: Dependence symptoms and cessation intentions among US adult daily cigarette, cigar, and e-cigarette users, 2012-2013

  Proportion of Current Tobacco Users Sex Age (years) Race/Ethnicity Educational attainment
Male Female 18–29 30–50 >50 Non-Hispanic White Non-Hispanic African-American Hispanic < High School Diploma or Equivalent HS Diploma or Equivalent Some Post HS Education, No Bachelor’s Degree Bachelor's Degree or More
All respondents (n = 60192)   48.4 [47.8, 48.9] 51.6 [51.1, 52.2] 21.6 [21.1, 22.2] 36.3 [35.7, 36.8] 42.1 [41.6, 42.6] 65.6 [65.1, 66.2] 10.2 [9.8, 10.6] 15.0 [14.5, 15.5] 13.7 [13.3, 14.3] 28.1 [27.6, 28.7] 31.6 [31.1, 32.1] 26.5 [26.1, 26.9]
Daily any tobacco product usersa(n = 7239) 60.9 [59.7, 62.1] 60.8 [59.3, 62.4] 39.2 [37.6, 40.7] 23.4 [22.0, 24.9] 43.5 [42.0, 45.1] 33.1 [31.7, 34.4] 69.2 [67.7, 70.8] 9.9 [8.9, 11.0] 9.3 [8.3, 10.4] 19.5 [18.1, 21.1] 37.3 [35.8, 38.9] 34.0 [32.5, 35.4] 9.2 [8.5, 9.9]
Daily single tobacco product users
Cigarettes only (n = 3963) 31.3 [30.2, 32.4] 50.1 [47.9, 52.3] 49.9 [47.7, 52.1] 13.4 [11.8, 15.3] 45.1 [42.9, 47.3] 41.5 [39.5, 43.5] 67.4 [65.2, 69.6] 12.4 [10.9, 14.1] 10.0 [8.6, 11.5] 22.3 [20.2, 24.6] 36.4 [34.3, 38.6] 32.2 [30.3, 34.2] 9.0 [8.2, 10.0]
Cigars only (n = 131) 1.0 [0.8, 1.3] 83.8 [72.1, 91.2] 16.2 [8.8, 27.9] 19.7 [10.8, 33.2] 36.1 [24.4, 49.8] 44.2 [33.0, 56.1] 49.5 [36.8, 62.2] 34.8 [22.6, 49.5] b b 38.0 [26.0, 51.6] 28.7 [19.5, 40.1] 13.4 [8.4, 20.9]
E-cigarettes only (n = 124) 1.1 [0.9, 1.4] 57.2 [45.7, 68.1] 42.8 [31.9, 54.3] 19.3 [11.1, 31.5] 48.8 [37.7, 59.9] 31.9 [23.4, 41.9] 80.1 [69.6, 87.6] b b b 37.8 [27.2, 49.7] 45.8 [34.6, 57.4] 12.5 [7.7, 19.6]
Daily multiple tobacco product users
Cigarettes + cigars (n = 495) 4.6 [4.1, 5.1] 73.6 [68.2, 78.4] 26.4 [21.6, 31.8] 25.0 [20.0, 30.7] 45.9 [40.2, 51.7] 29.1 [24.7, 33.9] 59.8 [53.7, 65.6] 19.1 [14.7, 24.5] 8.0 [5.2, 12.2] 19.3 [14.6, 25.1] 40.2 [34.5, 46.2] 34.2 [28.9, 39.9] 6.3 [4.6, 8.6]
Cigarettes + e-cigarettes (n = 774) 6.1 [5.6, 6.7] 38.6 [33.9, 43.5] 61.4 [56.5, 66.1] 15.9 [12.5, 20.1] 48.3 [43.6, 53.1] 35.8 [31.7, 40.0] 76.2 [71.5, 80.3] 5.2 [3.4, 7.9] 7.3 [4.8, 11.1] 14.8 [11.0, 19.6] 35.7 [31.2, 40.5] 39.7 [35.2, 44.4] 9.8 [7.9, 12.1]
Cigarettes + cigars + e-cigarettes (n = 130) 1.3 [1.1, 1.7] 64.9 [52.8, 75.3] 35.1 [24.7, 47.2] 49.4 [38.0, 60.9] 34.5 [24.6, 46.0] 16.0 [10.4, 24.0] 57.0 [44.9, 68.3] b 18.8 [10.7, 30.9] 21.1 [12.3, 33.7] 29.2 [19.4, 41.4] 44.9 [33.9, 56.3] b
  1. a Daily users reported either daily use of at least one tobacco product or reported some day use of multiple products and replied “no” when asked if there were some days when they do not use any tobacco products
  2. b relative standard error > 30 %