TABLE 1

Characteristics of National Survey Sample

VariableTotal Sample Valid (N = 1478), %a
Age, y
    18–249.4
    25–4428.3
    45–6440.3
    ≥6522.1
Gender
    Male46.9
    Female53.1
Race
    Nonwhite20.6
    White79.4
Education
    <12 y6.4
    High school graduate29.2
    Some college25.8
    College graduate38.6
Residence
    Rural25.0
    Urban75.0
Smoker status
    Current smoker18.9
    Not current smoker81.1
Other smokers in the home
    Yes15.6
    No84.4
Child in the home
    Yes33.8
    No66.2
Reported presence of smoking bans in bars
    Local ban present29.0
    Local ban not present71.0
Reported presence of smoking bans in restaurants
    Local ban present45.0
    Local ban not present55.0
Believe that SHS harms children
    Agree93.2
    Disagree3.3
    Don't know3.4
Believe that thirdhand smoke harms children
    Agree61.0
    Disagree16.7
    Don't know22.3
  • a Percentage of respondents who answered each question in this question set ranged from 99% to 100%.