Table 1.

Unweighted characteristics of adult patients and survivors of smoking-related cancersa in the United States: National Health Interview Survey 2014–2017

VariableN (%)
Age
 18–44 years395 (12.49)
 45–64 years980 (30.99)
 ≥65 years1,787 (56.51)
Gender
 Male1,319 (41.71)
 Female1,843 (58.29)
Race/ethnicity
 Non-Hispanic White2,525 (79.85)
 Non-Hispanic Black287 (9.08)
 Hispanic226 (7.15)
 Others124 (3.92)
Marital status
 Married/living with partner1,506 (47.63)
 Widowed/divorced/separated1,357 (42.92)
 Never married293 (9.27)
 Missing6 (0.19)
Regionb
 Northeast548 (17.33)
 Midwest743 (23.5)
 South1,132 (35.8)
 West739 (23.37)
Survey year
 2014818 (25.87)
 2015785 (24.83)
 2016861 (27.23)
 2017698 (22.07)
Time since cancer diagnosis
 Less than 2 years454 (14.36)
 2 years to less than 5 years519 (16.41)
 5 years or more2,170 (68.63)
 Missing19 (0.6)
Alcohol use
 Lifetime abstainer531 (16.79)
 Former drinker845 (26.72)
 Current light/moderate drinker1,575 (49.81)
 Current heavy drinker163 (5.15)
 Missing48 (1.52)
Smoking status
 Never smoker1,152 (36.43)
 Former smoker1,353 (42.79)
 Current smoker640 (20.24)
 Missing17 (0.54)
Cigarette quantityc
 <1 pack per day422 (65.94)
 ≥1 pack or more per day208 (32.5)
 Missing10 (1.56)
One or more quit attempts in prior yearc
 No303 (47.34)
 Yes335 (52.34)
 Missing2 (0.31)
E-cigarette use
 Never user2,648 (83.74)
 Former user341 (10.78)
 Current user116 (3.67)
 Missing57 (1.8)
Total3,162 (100)
  • aSmoking-related cancers defined as cancers of the bladder, cervix, colon, esophagus, kidney, larynx (windpipe), liver, lung, mouth/tongue/lip, pancreas, rectum, stomach, and throat (pharynx).

  • bRegions as defined by the U.S. Census Bureau.

  • cSubpopulation defined by cancer patients and survivors who were current smokers at the time of the interview.