TU-12 Increase the proportion of persons covered by indoor worksite policies that prohibit smoking

National Data Source
Current Population Survey (CPS); U.S. Census Bureau and Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics (Census and DOL/BLS)
Changed Since the Healthy People 2020 Launch
No
Measure
percent 
Baseline (Year)
75.3 (2006-2007)
Target
100
Target-Setting Method
Projection/trend analysis
Numerator
Number of persons aged 18 and over with known smoking status who were covered by indoor worksite smoking policies that prohibit smoking
Denominator
Number of employed persons aged 18 and over who work in indoor public workplaces
Questions Used to Obtain the National Baseline Data

From the 2006-2007 Current Population Survey:

Which of these best describes the area in which you work MOST of the time?

[NUMERATOR:]

DO NOT READ: WORK PLACE QUESTIONS PERTAIN TO THE SAMPLE PERSON'S MAIN JOB. IF EQUAL AMOUNT OF TIME SPENT "INDOORS" AND "OUTDOORS" AT WORK - REPORT ON POLICY WITH RESPECT TO "INDOOR" WORK

  1. Mainly work indoors
  2. Mainly work outdoors
  3. Travel to different buildings or sites
  4. In a motor vehicle
  5. Somewhere else
  6. VARIES

Do you mainly work in an office building, in your own home, in someone else's home, or in another indoor place?

  1. Office building
  2. Own home [skip out of question series]
  3. Someone else's home [skip out of question series]
  4. Another indoor place

Does your place of work have an official policy that restricts smoking in any way?

DO NOT READ: "PLACE OF WORK" RESTRICTIONS INCLUDE POLICIES OF THE EMPLOYER, BUILDING OWNER OR ANY GOVERNMENTAL LAWS-THUS "ANY POLICY" AT THE PLACE OF WORK REGARDLESS OF WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR IT.

  1. Yes
  2. No [skip following two questions]

Which of these best describes your place of work's smoking policy for INDOOR PUBLIC OR COMMON AREAS, such as lobbies, rest rooms, and lunch rooms?

  1. Not allowed in ANY public areas
  2. Allowed in SOME public areas
  3. Allowed in ALL public areas
  4. IF NOT APPLICABLE

Which of these best describes your place of work's smoking policy for WORK AREAS?

  1. Not allowed in ANY work areas
  2. Allowed in SOME work areas
  3. Allowed in ALL work areas
  4. IF NOT APPLICABLE
Data Collection Frequency
Periodic
Comparable Healthy People 2010 Objective
Retained from HP2010 objective

Comments

Methodology Notes

Persons are covered by indoor worksite policies that prohibit smoking if they answer that smoking is not allowed in ANY "public areas" or ANY " work areas".

The denominator for this measure only included persons who reported that they work in indoor public workplaces and does not include persons who work at home or at someone else's home. (Persons who answer that they work in an "office building" or " another indoor place" are included). In addition, persons whose cigarette smoking status is missing are excluded from this measure. This is consistent with how measures from the data system are typically analyzed.

The Current Population Survey (CPS) collects family income information in categories that include a range of incomes. Family income levels are determined using poverty thresholds from the U.S. Census Bureau. For this measure CPS family income categories that fall completely below the poverty threshold are displayed as "Below", income categories that contain the poverty threshold are displayed as "Borderline", and income categories that fall completely above the poverty threshold are displayed as "Above".

References and More Information

  1. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The Health Consequences of Involuntary Exposure to Tobacco Smoke: A Report of the Surgeon General. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Office on Smoking and Health, 2006.