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PHY2.B Secondhand smoke: Percentage of children ages 0–6 living in homes where someone smoked regularlya by race and Hispanic origin and poverty status, 1994, 2005, and 2010

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Characteristic 1994 2005 2010
Total 27.3 8.4 6.1
Race and Hispanic originb
White, non-Hispanic 29.4 9.1 7.5
Black, non-Hispanic 27.6 12.0 8.5
Hispanic 19.9 4.3 2.2
Mexican 19.2 3.9 2.2
Puerto Rican 9.3
Poverty statusc
Below 100% poverty 37.1 14.6 10.2
100–199% poverty 32.7 11.7 8.1
200% poverty and above 18.5 4.7 3.0
‡ Reporting standards not met; estimate is considered unreliable (relative standard error is greater than 30 percent).
a Regular smoking is defined as smoking by a resident that occurs 4 or more days per week.
b For the 1994 race-specific estimates, the 1977 Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Standards for Data on Race and Ethnicity were used to classify persons into one of the following four racial groups: White, Black, American Indian or Alaskan Native, or Asian or Pacific Islander. The revised 1997 OMB standards for race were used for the 2005 and 2010 race-specific estimates and classified persons into one or more of five racial groups: White, Black or African American, American Indian or Alaska Native, Asian, or Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander. Included in the total but not shown separately are American Indian or Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, and "Two or more races." Data on race and Hispanic origin are collected separately but are combined for reporting. Persons of Hispanic origin may be of any race.
c Missing family income data were imputed for 14 percent of children ages 0–6 in 1994, 28 percent of children ages 0–6 in 2005, and 20 percent of children ages 0–6 in 2010.
SOURCE: National Center for Health Statistics, National Health Interview Survey.