Table A1

 California population status in 1990, 1996, and 2002

Population sizePrevalence of ever smokers % (±95% CI)Quit ratio % (±95% CI)Packs/month/ current smoker* % (±95% CI)
PEIC
*Self-report data may underestimate population consumption by 30–35%.
AA, African Americans; Hisp, Hispanic; CI, confidence interval.
1990 (n = 24296)
Overall2156710848.5 (0.9)56.8 (1.0)24.5 (0.7)
Sex
    Males1066178255.7 (1.4)57.3 (1.5)26.1 (0.9)
    Females1090532641.4 (1.2)55.4 (1.6)22.4 (0.7)
Age (years)
    18–29609266635.9 (1.7)39.4 (2.5)18.6 (1.1)
    30–44735366948.5 (1.4)51.5 (1.7)25.1 (0.8)
    45+812077357.9 (1.7)68.2 (1.6)29.2 (1.1)
Race/ethnicity
    White/AA1467763953.3 (1.2)56.9 (1.2)27.4 (0.6)
    Hisp/Asian/other688946938.2 (2.4)55.3 (2.4)16.5 (1.2
Education
    No college1202591851.3 (1.6)52.6 (1.7)24.3 (0.9)
    Some college954119044.9 (1.1)62.1 (1.2)24.8 (0.8)
1996 (n = 18616)
Overall2287890143.3 (0.6)56.8 (0.7)19.1 (0.6)
Sex
    Males1122977050.7 (0.9)57.4 (1.0)20.2 (0.9)
    Females1164913136.1 (0.6)56.1 (1.0)17.6 (0.7)
Age (years)
    18–29564008630.4 (1.5)31.8 (2.4)11.6 (0.7)
    30–44807836140.5 (1.2)48.5 (1.8)19.2 (0.9)
    45+916045453.7 (1.0)71.1 (0.7)26.1 (1.2)
Race/ethnicity
    White/AA1410279049.0 (0.5)58.5 (0.7)22.7 (0.6)
    Hisp/Asian/other877611134.0 (1.352.9 (1.912.3 (1.0)
Education
    No college1059461546.8 (1.0)51.2 (1.3)19.6 (0.9)
    Some college1228428640.2 (0.4)62.5 (1.0)18.3 (0.6)
2002 (n = 20525)
Overall2461285139.4 (0.6)59.8 (0.9)16.5 (0.5)
Sex
    Males1208932546.9 (1.1)58.2 (1.3)17.0 (0.7)
    Females1252352632.1 (0.6)62.2 (1.1)15.7 (0.6)
Age (years)
    18–29586722827.4 (0.9)33.1 (1.9)10.6 (0.6)
    30–44845702235.8 (1.0)51.3 (2.2)16.1 (0.9)
    45+1028860149.1 (1.3)73.4 (0.9)22.3 (1.1)
Race/ethnicity
    White/AA1336624045.8 (0.6)62.2 (0.6)20.1 (0.7)
Hisp/Asian/other1124661131.8 (1.1)55.7 (2.3)11.6 (0.8)
Education
    No college1101841142.3 (1.2)54.0 (1.6)17.8 (0.7)
    Some college1359444037.0 (0.5)65.2 (0.9)14.8 (0.6)