Table 2: Prevalence* of ever and current cigarette and smokeless tobacco use among adults in New Jersey and the US northeast by gender and race/ethnicity, 2003–2006/7 Tobacco Use Supplement to the Current Population Survey.

New JerseyNortheast
MalesFemalesMalesFemales
Smokeless tobaccoSmokeless tobaccoSmokeless tobaccoSmokeless Tobacco
Cigarette useuseCigarette useuseCigarette useuseCigarette useuse
%95% CI%95% CI%95% CI%95% CI%95% CI%95% CI%95% CI%95% CI

White
 Ever45.9(43.8–48.0)8.7(7.5–9.9)39.2(37.2–41.2)0.3(0.3–0.9)47.4(46.5–48.2)13.4(12.7–14.0)40.4(39.7–41.1)1.1(1.0–1.2)
 Current16.1(14.4–17.8)1.0(0.5–1.5)13.5(12.2–14.8)0.1(0.0–0.1)19.2(18.6–19.8)2.3(2.0–2.6)16.7(16.2–17.2)0.0(0.0–0.0)
Black
 Ever36.8(30.4–43.3)4.2(1.8–6.7)26.5(22.0–31.0)0.6(0.0–1.2)35.9(33.1–38.8)3.6(2.5–4.6)27.0(25.1–29.0)0.8(0.4–1.1)
 Current20.6(14.8–26.3)0.3(0.0–0.8)14.9(11.4–18.4)0.0(0.0–0.0)20.5(18.0–23.0)0.5(0.1–0.9)15.7(14.0–17.4)0.2(0.1–0.3)
Hispanic
 Ever31.7(26.5–37.0)2.7(1.1–4.3)17.1(13.4–20.7)0.4(0.0–0.6)32.0(29.6–34.4)2.9(2.1–3.6)20.6(18.9–22.2)0.3(0.1–0.4)
 Current18.3(14.1–22.5)0.0(0.0–0.0)8.9(5.8–12.0)0.0(0.0–0.0)18.9(16.9–20.8)0.5(0.1–0.8)11.9(10.5–13.2)0.0(0.0–0.0)
Asian
 Ever36.7(27.8–45.6)0.0(0.0–0.0)3.3(0.3–6.2)0.0(0.0–0.0)28.5(24.9–32.1)2.0(0.8–3.1)7.9(5.7–10.1)0.1(0.1–0.3)
 Current18.6(10.9–26.3)0.0(0.0–0.0)1.3(0.0–3.2)0.0(0.0–0.0)15.9(12.7–19.1)0.4(0.1–0.9)4.6(2.8–6.4)0.0(0.0–0.0)
South Asian
 Ever30.9(21.3–40.6)2.7(0.0–6.0)3.6(0.0–7.7)1.7(0.0–2.6)22.7(17.6–27.7)2.5(0.8–4.1)4.3(1.5–7.0)0.7(0.1–1.5)
 Current12.0(5.4–18.6)2.7(0.0–6.0)3.6(0.0–7.7)0.0(0.0–0.0)9.5(5.7–13.2)1.4(0.2–2.6)2.6(0.2–5.0)0.0(0.0–0.0)
Overall
 Ever41.8(40.0–43.6)6.7(5.8–7.6)31.9(30.2–33.6)0.2(0.3–0.7)43.7(42.9–44.4)10.8(10.3–11.3)35.5(34.8–36.1)0.9(0.8–1.0)
 Current16.9(15.4–18.4)0.8(0.4–1.1)12.2(11.1–13.4)0.1(0.0–0.1)19.0(18.4–19.6)1.9(1.6–2.1)15.5(15.0–16.0)0.0(0.0–0.1)

*Weighted percentages.