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 458 45.7 2.0 41.9 49.6
  . . . . .
SEX . . . . .
Male 188 47.8 3.1 41.8 53.8
Female 270 43.5 2.3 38.9 48.1
AGE GROUP . . . . .
18-24 years 35 54.1 7.0 40.3 67.9
25-34 years 96 59.2 4.2 50.9 67.4
35-44 years 101 42.2 3.5 35.3 49.0
45-54 years 110 37.6 3.1 31.5 43.7
55-64 years 75 39.1 3.8 31.6 46.6
65+ years 41 31.8 4.5 23.1 40.6
ETHNICITY . . . . .
Hispanic 31 76.4 8.0 60.7 92.1
Non-Hispanic 427 44.1 1.9 40.3 47.9
RACE . . . . .
White Only 396 43.6 2.0 39.7 47.5
Black Only 20 47.1 8.5 30.6 63.7
Other Race Only 28 68.6 8.5 52.0 85.2
More than One Race 13 63.8 13.3 37.8 89.7
EDUCATION . . . . .
Less than High School 66 54.8 5.8 43.5 66.2
High School Graduate or G.E.D. 179 44.8 3.1 38.8 50.9
Some College 142 46.0 3.3 39.5 52.5
College Graduate 71 38.1 4.1 30.1 46.1
ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME . . . . .
Less than $15,000 58 46.0 6.3 33.6 58.4
$15,000 - $24,999 115 52.3 3.8 44.7 59.8
$25,000 - $34,999 57 40.3 4.9 30.7 49.9
$35,000 - $49,999 76 46.1 4.3 37.7 54.4
$50,000+ 122 45.1 3.5 38.2 51.9
EMPLOYMENT STATUS . . . . .
Employed for Wages / Self-Employed 310 45.6 2.4 40.9 50.3
Out of Work 32 54.1 7.5 39.3 68.8
Homemaker / Student 31 43.7 7.2 29.7 57.8
Retired 46 37.1 4.7 28.0 46.3
Unable to Work 39 52.2 6.5 39.3 65.0
AVERAGE HOURS WORKED . . . . .
None 66 38.1 4.6 29.1 47.2
1-19 Hours 12 45.7 11.0 24.1 67.3
20-39 Hours 54 51.3 6.7 38.2 64.3
40 + Hours 252 45.0 2.5 40.2 49.9
MARITAL STATUS . . . . .
Married / Member of Unmarried Couple 236 45.0 2.3 40.4 49.6
Divorced / Separated 117 43.2 3.5 36.4 50.0
Widowed 36 36.2 5.6 25.2 47.3
Never Married 68 53.5 6.0 41.7 65.3
DISABILITY STATUS . . . . .
Living with a Disability 125 45.6 3.4 38.9 52.3
Living without a Disability 328 46.1 2.4 41.5 50.8
POPULATION DENSITY . . . . .
Frontier 22 39.4 7.8 24.1 54.8
Rural 66 48.8 5.1 38.7 58.8
Densely-settled Rural 72 46.2 5.0 36.5 56.0
Semi-urban 92 47.0 4.0 39.1 54.9
Urban 205 44.7 3.1 38.7 50.8
SELF-PERCEIVED HEALTH STATUS . . . . .
Fair or Poor 120 52.1 3.8 44.6 59.5
Excellent to Good 337 44.5 2.3 40.1 48.9
HEALTH INSURANCE STATUS . . . . .
Uninsured 84 51.6 5.0 41.8 61.5
Insured 372 44.4 2.0 40.4 48.4
DIABETES STATUS . . . . .
Has Diabetes 43 54.5 6.3 42.1 66.9
No Diabetes 415 45.3 2.1 41.2 49.3
HYPERTENSION STATUS . . . . .
Hypertension 116 43.7 3.6 36.7 50.7
No Hypertension 341 46.2 2.3 41.7 50.6
ASTHMA STATUS . . . . .
Current Asthma 48 45.8 6.1 33.8 57.7
No Current Asthma 408 45.9 2.1 41.8 49.9
ARTHRITIS STATUS . . . . .
Has arthritis 162 44.9 3.1 38.9 51.0
No arthritis 293 46.3 2.5 41.5 51.2
MENTAL HEALTH INDICATOR . . . . .
14+ days mental health not good 99 54.3 4.2 46.0 62.6
<14 days mental health not good 351 43.9 2.2 39.5 48.3
WEIGHT CATEGORY . . . . .
Normal or Underweight (BMI <25) 187 44.5 3.1 38.5 50.5
Overweight (25 <= BMI < 30) 147 46.5 3.6 39.5 53.5
Obese (BMI >= 30) 104 48.0 4.0 40.1 55.9
LEISURE TIME PHYSICAL ACTIVITY . . . . .
Participates in leisure time physical activity 301 47.0 2.4 42.4 51.7
Does not participate in leisure time physical activity 157 43.3 3.6 36.3 50.3
RECOMMENDED LEVEL OF PHYSICAL ACTIVITY . . . . .
Meets Recommendations 183 46.9 3.0 41.0 52.8
Insufficient 184 46.9 3.3 40.4 53.5
No Activity 77 43.4 4.4 34.8 52.0

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.