Percentage of Adults Who Stopped Smoking for One Day or Longer
Because They Were Trying to Quit Smoking

Subpopulation Unweighted Frequency Weighted Percentage Standard Error Lower 95% Confidence
Limit
Upper 95% Confidence
Limit
TOTAL 532 43.9 1.7 40.6 47.3
  . . . . .
SEX . . . . .
Male 218 43.2 2.6 38.1 48.4
Female 314 44.8 2.1 40.6 48.9
AGE GROUP . . . . .
18-24 years 52 56.0 5.9 44.4 67.5
25-34 years 100 47.9 3.8 40.4 55.3
35-44 years 120 43.2 3.4 36.5 49.9
45-54 years 124 38.9 3.1 32.9 44.9
55-64 years 75 41.6 4.0 33.8 49.4
65+ years 56 27.3 3.7 20.1 34.5
ETHNICITY . . . . .
Hispanic 21 45.1 8.7 28.1 62.1
Non-Hispanic 509 43.8 1.7 40.4 47.2
RACE . . . . .
White Only 489 43.7 1.8 40.2 47.1
Black Only 19 50.6 8.6 33.8 67.4
Other Race Only 16 43.2 9.5 24.6 61.8
More than One Race 7 52.6 16.0 21.3 84.0
EDUCATION . . . . .
Less than High School 70 49.6 5.2 39.3 59.9
High School Graduate or G.E.D. 188 41.4 2.8 36.0 46.8
Some College 196 48.4 3.0 42.5 54.3
College Graduate 77 35.6 3.6 28.5 42.6
ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME . . . . .
Less than $15,000 75 47.8 4.8 38.3 57.3
$15,000 - $24,999 128 45.2 3.8 37.8 52.7
$25,000 - $34,999 89 41.8 3.9 34.2 49.3
$35,000 - $49,999 81 40.9 4.1 32.9 48.9
$50,000+ 117 47.9 3.5 41.0 54.8
EMPLOYMENT STATUS . . . . .
Employed for Wages / Self-Employed 360 46.1 2.1 42.0 50.3
Out of Work 34 38.7 6.6 25.7 51.6
Homemaker / Student 46 48.2 5.9 36.6 59.8
Retired 49 28.6 4.0 20.9 36.4
Unable to Work 42 42.1 5.7 30.9 53.2
AVERAGE HOURS WORKED . . . . .
None 57 34.2 4.3 25.8 42.7
1-19 Hours 10 30.0 9.9 10.6 49.4
20-39 Hours 67 50.3 5.8 39.0 61.6
40 + Hours 274 45.8 2.4 41.2 50.5
MARITAL STATUS . . . . .
Married / Member of Unmarried Couple 263 43.5 2.2 39.2 47.8
Divorced / Separated 159 42.2 2.9 36.4 47.9
Widowed 39 36.3 5.4 25.8 46.9
Never Married 69 48.6 5.4 38.0 59.2
DISABILITY STATUS . . . . .
Living with a Disability 143 41.5 3.2 35.2 47.8
Living without a Disability 386 45.0 2.0 41.0 49.0
POPULATION DENSITY . . . . .
Frontier 25 47.2 7.6 32.3 62.1
Rural 69 40.9 4.4 32.4 49.5
Densely-settled Rural 90 43.6 4.1 35.6 51.6
Semi-urban 93 40.8 3.8 33.3 48.3
Urban 254 46.0 2.6 40.9 51.1
SELF-PERCEIVED HEALTH STATUS . . . . .
Fair or Poor 114 41.6 3.6 34.6 48.7
Excellent to Good 418 44.5 1.9 40.7 48.3
HEALTH INSURANCE STATUS . . . . .
Uninsured 111 38.5 3.6 31.3 45.6
Insured 421 45.6 1.9 41.8 49.4
DIABETES STATUS . . . . .
Has Diabetes 47 54.9 5.7 43.7 66.1
No Diabetes 476 43.1 1.8 39.6 46.6
ASTHMA STATUS . . . . .
Current Asthma 45 41.3 5.5 30.5 52.1
No Current Asthma 485 44.2 1.8 40.6 47.7
MENTAL HEALTH INDICATOR . . . . .
14+ days mental health not good 89 43.4 4.1 35.3 51.4
<14 days mental health not good 436 44.1 1.9 40.4 47.8
WEIGHT CATEGORY . . . . .
Normal or Underweight (BMI <25) 222 45.4 2.7 40.0 50.7
Overweight (25 <= BMI < 30) 177 41.7 2.8 36.1 47.2
Obese (BMI >= 30) 114 44.0 3.7 36.8 51.2
LEISURE TIME PHYSICAL ACTIVITY . . . . .
Participates in leisure time physical activity 374 45.6 2.1 41.4 49.7
Does not participate in leisure time physical activity 157 40.2 3.0 34.3 46.0

Numerator: Current smokers who stopped smoking for one day or longer
because they were trying to quit smoking
Denominator: Among current smokers, excluding unknowns and refusals.