Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS)

Current Smokers§ – 2013 BRFSS, 21 States

The following tables show the percent of survey respondents who said they were current smokers by industry and by occupation. We produced these tables using the 2013 BRFSS Industry and Occupation Module data, a non-public dataset. To collect important demographic information for employed adults, the CDC’s National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) sponsored the BRFSS industry and occupation (I&O) optional module for years 2013–2017. We analyzed the survey responses in SAS 9.3 using the SURVEYFREQ procedure.

Industry (2-Digit NAICS Code) Unweighted Frequency Prevalence (%) Lower Confidence Limit Upper Confidence Limit Coefficient of Variation
Agriculture, Forestry,
Fishing & Hunting (11)
396 16.1 12.0 20.3 0.13
Mining, Oil & Gas (21) 305 28.9 22.5 35.2 0.11
Utilities (22) 126 13.7 9.4 18.0 0.16
Transportation
& Warehouse (48-49)
646 23.3 19.6 27.0 0.08
Construction (23) 1282 25.5 23.0 28.0 0.05
Manufacturing (31-33) 1315 18.1 16.3 19.8 0.05
Wholesale Trade (42) 181 15.0 11.0 18.9 0.13
Retail Trade (44-45) 1524 18.8 16.9 20.6 0.05
Health Care
& Social Assistance (62)
1999 13.4 12.2 14.6 0.05
Information (51) 256 13.5 10.4 16.5 0.12
Finance & Insurance (52) 447 11.1 9.1 13.2 0.09
Real Estate & Rental
& Leasing (53)
236 15.2 10.7 19.6 0.15
Professional, Scientific,
Technical Services (54)
481 10.1 8.4 11.8 0.09
Management of Companies
& Enterprises (55)
27 *10.9 3.4 18.5 0.35
Administrative & Support
& Waste Management
& Remediation Services (56)
487 22.1 18.2 25.9 0.09
Education (61) 770 8.8 7.4 10.1 0.08
Arts, Entertainment
& Recreation (71)
284 13.7 10.2 17.3 0.13
Accommodation & Food Services (72) 1089 27.6 24.4 30.7 0.06
Other Services
(except Public Administration) (81)
764 18.3 16.0 20.6 0.06
Public Administration (92) 819 12.0 10.4 13.6 0.07
All Industries 13434 16.5 15.9 17.0 0.02

*Estimates preceded by an asterisk have a coefficient of variation >30% and <50% and should be used with caution as they do not meet NCHS standards of precision.

Abbreviations:
NAICS = North American Industry Classification System
NCHS = National Center for Health Statistics

Occupation (2-Digit SOC Code) Unweighted Frequency Prevalence (%) Lower Confidence Limit Upper Confidence Limit Coefficient of Variation
Management (11) 1086 12.9 11.4 14.4 0.06
Business & Financial Operations (13) 413 11.5 9.4 13.6 0.09
Computer & Mathematical (15) 220 11.1 8.4 13.8 0.12
Architecture & Engineering (17) 202 8.9 6.1 11.7 0.16
Life, Physical & Social Science (19) 104 8.1 5.3 10.9 0.17
Community & Social Services (21) 213 13.6 9.6 17.7 0.15
Legal (23) 92 6.5 3.9 9.1 0.21
Education, Training & Library (25) 414 6.3 5.0 7.5 0.10
Arts, Design, Entertainment,
Sports, & Media (27)
200 11.0 8.1 14.0 0.14
Healthcare Practitioners
& Technical (29)
658 9.2 7.8 10.6 0.08
Healthcare Support (31) 417 19.4 15.7 23.1 0.10
Protective Services (33) 270 13.2 10.2 16.2 0.12
Food Preparation & Serving (35) 818 29.5 25.7 33.4 0.07
Building & Grounds Cleaning
& Maintenance (37)
730 23.3 19.8 26.9 0.08
Personal Care & Service (39) 518 19.0 15.8 22.3 0.09
Sales & Related (41) 1414 16.9 15.1 18.6 0.05
Office & Administrative Support (43) 1586 15.3 13.7 17.0 0.06
Farming, Fishing & Forestry (45) 114 15.9 9.3 22.5 0.21
Construction & Extraction (47) 1148 28.4 25.5 31.3 0.05
Installation, Maintenance & Repair (49) 643 24.4 20.7 28.1 0.08
Production (51) 812 20.1 17.7 22.5 0.06
Transportation & Material Moving (53) 882 24.9 21.7 28.1 0.07
All Occupations 12954 16.6 16.0 17.1 0.02

Abbreviations:
SOC = Standard Occupational Classification

§Current smoking defined as respondents who reported having smoked at least 100 cigarettes in their lifetime and who currently smoke.

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