Table 2.20. Percentage (and 95% confidence interval) of current women smokers aged 18 years or older who reported that they smoked their first cigarette within 10 or 30 minutes of awakening, by selected characteristics, National Health Interview Survey, United States, 1987

CharacteristicSmoke within 10 minutes of awakeningSmoke within 30 minutes of awakening
Women36.8 (±2.1)60.5 (±2.1)
<15 cigarettes/day * 15.6 (±2.7)32.5 (±3.2)
15-24 cigarettes/day38.7 (±3.1)68.3 (±3.1)
>25 cigarettes/day69.0 (±4.2)91.6 (±2.5)
Race/ethnicity
White, non-Hispanic38.0 (±2.4)63.2 (±2.3)
<15 cigarettes/day * 12.8 (±3.1)30.5 (±4.0)
15-24 cigarettes/day37.6 (±3.3)68.5 (±3.4)
> 25 cigarettes/day69.1 (±4.3)91.4 (±2.6)
Black, non-Hispanic34.9 (±5.3)52.1 (±5.5)
<15 cigarettes/day * 24.9 (±5.8)41.3 (±6.2)
15-24 cigarettes/day52.8 (±10.2)71.9 (±9.9)
> 25 cigarettes/day78.2 (±16.4) ** 97.7 (±3.3) **
Men37.8 (±2.1)64.4 (±2.1)
<15 cigarettes/day * 11.9 (±2.8)26.3 (±3.8)
15-24 cigarettes/day36.8 (±3.5)69.5 (±3.5)
>25 cigarettes/day58.6 (±3.7)88.0 (±2.3)

Note: Current smokers were persons who reported smoking > 100 cigarettes in their lifetime and who smoked at the time of the survey.

*

Includes persons who did not smoke daily.

**

Estimate should be interpreted with caution because of the small number of respondents.Source: National Center for Health Statistics, public use data tape, 1987.

From: Chapter 2. Patterns of Tobacco Use Among Women and Girls

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