Percentage of Adults Who Currently Use Any Smokeless Tobacco Products

Subpopulation Unweighted Frequency Weighted Percentage Standard Error Lower 95% Confidence
Limit
Upper 95% Confidence
Limit
TOTAL 788 5.9 0.3 5.3 6.4
  . . . . .
SEX . . . . .
Male 642 10.8 0.5 9.8 11.8
Female 146 1.1 0.1 0.9 1.4
AGE GROUP . . . . .
18-24 years 30 6.1 1.2 3.7 8.4
25-34 years 101 8.0 0.8 6.4 9.5
35-44 years 155 8.0 0.7 6.7 9.3
45-54 years 207 6.2 0.5 5.3 7.1
55-64 years 143 4.0 0.4 3.3 4.7
65+ years 152 2.7 0.2 2.3 3.2
ETHNICITY . . . . .
Hispanic 23 3.2 0.8 1.6 4.8
Non-Hispanic 764 6.0 0.3 5.5 6.6
RACE . . . . .
White Only 730 6.2 0.3 5.6 6.8
Black Only 19 2.1 0.6 0.9 3.4
Other Race Only 15 2.0 0.6 0.8 3.3
More than One Race 19 8.3 2.7 2.9 13.6
EDUCATION . . . . .
Less than High School 50 4.5 0.9 2.8 6.2
High School Graduate or G.E.D. 298 7.6 0.6 6.4 8.7
Some College 257 6.8 0.5 5.7 7.8
College Graduate 181 3.9 0.3 3.2 4.6
ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME . . . . .
Less than $15,000 43 3.9 0.9 2.2 5.5
$15,000 - $24,999 99 4.7 0.6 3.5 5.9
$25,000 - $34,999 86 5.2 0.8 3.6 6.7
$35,000 - $49,999 153 7.4 0.7 6.1 8.8
$50,000+ 340 6.6 0.4 5.7 7.5
EMPLOYMENT STATUS . . . . .
Employed for Wages / Self-Employed 540 7.2 0.4 6.5 8.0
Out of Work 35 5.5 1.4 2.8 8.3
Homemaker / Student 14 2.3 0.8 0.7 3.9
Retired 159 3.5 0.3 2.9 4.1
Unable to Work 37 3.9 0.7 2.5 5.4
AVERAGE HOURS WORKED . . . . .
None 137 2.8 0.4 2.0 3.6
1-19 Hours 31 4.0 1.1 1.8 6.2
20-39 Hours 64 3.1 0.6 2.0 4.2
40 + Hours 471 8.4 0.4 7.5 9.2
MARITAL STATUS . . . . .
Married / Member of Unmarried Couple 540 6.1 0.3 5.5 6.7
Divorced / Separated 105 6.2 1.0 4.3 8.1
Widowed 59 2.2 0.3 1.6 2.9
Never Married 83 6.0 0.9 4.2 7.8
DISABILITY STATUS . . . . .
Living with a Disability 187 5.1 0.5 4.1 6.1
Living without a Disability 598 6.1 0.3 5.5 6.7
POPULATION DENSITY . . . . .
Frontier 59 9.7 1.4 7.0 12.5
Rural 149 8.9 0.9 7.2 10.7
Densely-settled Rural 134 7.2 0.8 5.6 8.8
Semi-urban 157 6.4 0.7 5.0 7.8
Urban 286 4.3 0.3 3.6 4.9
HEALTH INSURANCE STATUS . . . . .
Uninsured 93 7.0 0.9 5.2 8.7
Insured 693 5.7 0.3 5.2 6.3
DIABETES STATUS . . . . .
Has Diabetes 68 3.5 0.5 2.5 4.5
No Diabetes 720 6.1 0.3 5.5 6.7
HYPERTENSION STATUS . . . . .
Hypertension 298 5.9 0.5 5.0 6.7
No Hypertension 487 5.9 0.3 5.2 6.5
ASTHMA STATUS . . . . .
Current Asthma 55 4.6 0.8 3.0 6.1
No Current Asthma 726 6.0 0.3 5.4 6.5
ARTHRITIS STATUS . . . . .
Arthritis 213 4.7 0.4 3.9 5.6
No Arthritis 559 6.2 0.3 5.6 6.9
SELF-PERCEIVED HEALTH STATUS . . . . .
Fair or Poor 112 5.2 0.7 3.9 6.6
Excellent to Good 673 6.0 0.3 5.4 6.5
MENTAL HEALTH INDICATOR . . . . .
14+ days mental health not good 54 4.3 0.8 2.8 5.8
<14 days mental health not good 726 6.0 0.3 5.5 6.6
SMOKING STATUS . . . . .
Current Smoker 154 7.5 0.8 5.9 9.1
Non-Smoker 629 5.5 0.3 5.0 6.0
WEIGHT CATEGORY . . . . .
Normal or Underweight (BMI <25) 196 4.4 0.4 3.6 5.3
Overweight (25 <= BMI < 30) 310 7.0 0.5 6.0 8.0
Obese (BMI >= 30) 260 6.7 0.5 5.7 7.7
LEISURE TIME PHYSICAL ACTIVITY . . . . .
Participates in leisure time physical activity 543 5.6 0.3 5.0 6.2
Does not participate in leisure time physical activity 243 6.6 0.5 5.5 7.6
RECOMMENDED LEVEL OF PHYSICAL ACTIVITY . . . . .
Meets Recommendations 332 6.1 0.4 5.3 6.9
Insufficient 284 5.3 0.4 4.5 6.0
No Activity 130 6.7 0.7 5.3 8.2

Numerator: Respondents who reported they currently use chewing tobacco,
snuff or snus (Swedish for snuff) some days or every day.
Denominator: All respondents, excluding unknowns and refusals.