Current Cigarette Smoking:

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The Statistical Abstract files are distributed by the US Census Department as Microsoft Excel files. These files have data mixed with notes and references, multiple tables per sheet, and, worst of all, the table headers are not easily matched to their rows and columns.

A few files had extraneous characters in the title. These were corrected to be consistent. A few files have a sheet of crufty gibberish in the first slot. The sheet order was shuffled but no data were changed.

The tables that were changed (this is table 192):

0166 0257 0362 0429 0445 0446 0459 0461 0462 0464 0465 0466 0467
0469 0479 0480 0481 0482 0483 0484 0485 0486 0487 0559 0628 0629
1144 1227 1231

This dataset consists of a table of 53 rows and 7 columns.

In percent. Prior to 1992, a current smoker is a person who has smoked at least 100 cigarettes and who now smokes. Beginning 1992, definition includes persons who smoke only “some days”. Excludes unknown smoking status. Based on National Health Interview Survey; for details, see Appendix III


  1. Data prior to 1997 are not strictly comparable with data for later years
    due to the 1997 questionnaire redesign.
  2. Estimates are age adjusted to the year 2000 standard using five age groups: 18 to 24 years,
    25 to 34 years, 35 to 44 years, 45 to 64 years, 65 years and over.
  3. Data have a relative standard error of 20-30 percent.


Public Domain (Government Work)

This dataset was prepared by the government and is therefore in the public domain. There are no restrictions upon its use.