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Table 3 Percentage of exclusive, dual and polytobacco use as a proportion of any other combustible users by three frequency of use thresholds for three national surveys

From: A comparison of tobacco product prevalence by different frequency of use thresholds across three US surveys

Products (%) TUS-CPS NHIS PATH
1+ day 10+ days 25+ days 1+ day 10+ days 25+ days 1+ day 10+ days 25+ days
Exclusive Use
 Other combustibles 55.6 61.5 73.2 56.4 60.9 68.6 45.8 48.2 52.6
Dual Use of Other combustibles +
 Cigarettes 27.8 30.8 24.4 28.2 30.5 28.6 33.5 42.2 42.1
 E-cigarette 4.6 1.5 2.4 3.1 2.0 1.1 5.3 1.8 1.1
 Smokeless Tobacco 4.6 1.5 0.0 3.1 1.5 1.1 1.8 1.2 1.1
Poly Use of Other combustible +
 Cigarettes + E-cigarettes 4.6 3.1 0.0 6.3 4.6 0.6 8.8 3.6 1.1
 Cigarettes + smokeless 1.9 1.5 0.0 1.9 0.5 0.0 2.6 1.8 1.1
 E-cigarettes + smokeless 0.0 0.0 NA 0.0 NA NA 0.5 0.6 1.1
 Cigarettes + e-cigarettes + smokeless 0.9 0.0 0.0 0.9 0.0 NA 1.8 0.6 0.0
Total all polytobacco use (3 or 4 products) 9.3 3.1 2.4 9.4 5.1 1.1 14.1 6.0 3.2
  1. NA = no sample was available for this group. * 0.0 values are ≤0.01.
  2. Abbreviations: TUS-CPS = Tobacco Use Supplement to the Current Population Survey; NHIS=National Health Interview Survey; PATH=Population Assessment of Tobacco and Health