Table 1.

Weighted overall demographic characteristics and by tobacco product use pattern category among adult tobacco users, NHANES 1999–2012

OverallCIGNCCNCNCC&NCCIG&NCCIG&NCCPOLY
nWt%nWt%nWt%nWt%nWt%nWt%nWt%nWt%P value
Overall9,1581007,67782.76356.85367.4200.21001.41741.4150.1
Gender
 Male5,65260.44,34553.954286.648194.920100.0100100.014988.215100.0<0.0001
 Female3,50639.63,33246.19313.4555.100002511.800
Age
 18–252,01619.01,58618.418118.96713.5732.45149.011048.71390.9<0.0001
 26–351,68021.01,44121.410015.99522.1111.12225.81912.720.9
 36–502,62033.62,28434.113929.415537.2430.71517.82324.600
 51–641,80819.41,56919.611624.69516.7415.096.71511.200
 65+1,0347.07,976.49911.212410.4410.730.672.800
Race/ethnicity
 Mex-Am1,3726.21,2797.0402.6312.422.262.3132.011.2<0.0001
 Hispanic5154.54685.0294.260.70022.0105.100
 NH white4,58771.73,71070.129869.840488.81390.98491.76563.11395.7
 NH black2,25312.41,83912.425020.2795.345.241.07623.800
 Other/mix4315.03815.4183.2162.811.643.0105.913.1
Education
 <HS3,18026.02,77427.612913.617020.6823.82516.96932.2524.1<0.0001
 HS/GED2,64231.32,19631.118728.816534.9646.33838.64126.4968.9
 >HS3,26242.72,66141.431057.719744.5629.83344.55441.417.0
  • NOTE: P values are from χ2 tests. Unweighted n and weight percentages are presented.

  • Abbreviations: CIG, cigarettes only; CIG&NC, dual cigarettes and noncombustibles; CIG&NCC, dual cigarettes and noncigarette combustibles; HS, high school; Mex-Am, Mexican American; NC, noncombustibles only; NCC, noncigarette combustibles only; NCC&NC, dual noncigarette combustibles and noncombustible; NH, non-Hispanic; POLY, poly-tobacco.