TABLE 1.

Demographic Characteristics of Survey Sample

VariableTotal Sample (N = 1027) Valid, %*
Region
    Northeast18.3
    Midwest21.6
    South37.6
    West22.5
Smoking status
    Nonsmoker78.6
    Smoker21.4
Gender
    Male46.3
    Female53.7
Race
    White72.5
    Nonwhite27.5
Age
    18–24 y13.9
    25–44 y57.7
    45–64 y26.7
    >64 y1.7
Education
    <12 y7.3
    High school graduate27.4
    Some college26.9
    College graduate38.3
Residence
    Urban76.9
    Rural23.1
Physician
    Family practitioner25.1
    Pediatrician46.2
    No visit to child's clinician in past year28.6
  • * Percentages of questions in this question set answered by the 1027 parents ranged from 99% to 100%.