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Figure 4.1 is titled "Past Month Tobacco Use among Persons Aged 12 or Older: 2002 through 2004." It is a bar graph, where the type of tobacco product is shown on the horizontal axis, and the percentage using in the past month is shown on the vertical axis. There are five categories of tobacco use: any tobacco product, cigarettes, cigars, smokeless tobacco, and pipes. For each type of tobacco use, there are bars representing 2002, 2003, and 2004. Tests of statistical significance at the .05 level were performed between 2003 and 2004 estimates and between 2002 and 2004 estimates; significant results are indicated where appropriate.

Among persons aged 12 or older, 30.4 percent used any tobacco product in the past month in 2002, 29.8 percent in 2003, and 29.2 percent in 2004. The difference between the 2004 estimate and 2002 estimate was significant.
Among persons aged 12 or older, 26.0 percent used cigarettes in the past month in 2002, 25.4 percent in 2003, and 24.9 percent in 2004. The difference between the 2004 estimate and 2002 estimate was significant.
Among persons aged 12 or older, 5.4 percent used cigars in the past month in both 2002 and 2003 and 5.7 percent in 2004.
Among persons aged 12 or older, 3.3 percent used smokeless tobacco in the past month in both 2002 and 2003 and 3.0 percent in 2004. The difference between the 2004 estimate and the 2002 estimate was significant.
Among persons aged 12 or older, 0.8 percent used pipes in the past month in 2002, 0.7 percent in 2003, and 0.8 percent in 2004.

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