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Table 4 Percentage of exclusive, dual and polytobacco use as a proportion of any smokeless tobacco 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
 Smokeless tobacco 75.0 81.5 90.9 69.0 83.8 90.9 62.7 76.2 85.6
Dual Use of Smokeless Tobacco +
 Cigarettes 12.5 14.8 9.1 19.7 12.0 7.6 18.5 17.9 10.7
 E-cigarettes 0.0 1.5 0.0 0.0 1.2 0.0 0.0 1.8 1.1
 Other-combustibles 6.3 0.7 0.0 4.9 1.8 1.5 3.7 0.9 0.5
Poly Use of Smokeless Tobacco +
 Cigarettes + e-cigarettes 2.5 0.7 0.0 2.0 0.6 NA 4.8 0.9 0.5
 Cigarettes + other combustibles 2.5 0.7 0.0 3.0 0.6 0.0 5.5 1.3 1.1
 E-cigarettes + other combustibles 0.0 0.0 NA 0.0 NA NA 1.1 0.4 0.5
 Cigarettes + e-cigarettes + other combustible 0 1.3 0.0 0.0 1.5 0.0 NA 3.7 0.4 0.0
Total all polytobacco use (3 or 4 products) s 6.3 1.5 0.9 4.9 1.2 0.0 14.8 3.1 2.1
  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